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hellbelly mattbeer's article
Jan 30, 2023 at 8:34
Jan 30, 2023
Review: Rossignol Heretic - Not Quite Ready for Prime Time
Once again, no one is making a bike that can compete with a Status for build, durability, modern geometry and fun factor. This with it's shoddy frame, conservative geometry and additional $1700 ain't even close.
hellbelly seb-stott's article
Jan 26, 2023 at 11:08
Jan 26, 2023
Dave Weagle Patents High-Pivot Drivetrain System
@Explodo: "Weagle has made a fortune on patents that are different based on a tiny little detail." This is the essence of modern patents as there are a miniscule number of truly unique ideas. Rather it's building on what came before.
hellbelly Fezzari's article
Dec 28, 2022 at 11:39
Dec 28, 2022
Nik Nestoroff Joins Fezzari Factory Racing
Any rider that is going to use APTBS in their edit is okay by me.
hellbelly mattbeer's article
Dec 16, 2022 at 16:44
Dec 16, 2022
10 Things I Loved In 2022: Matt Beer
Mastodon, ATL in da house! Tbh, I have lotsa respect, but I am not a huge fan. Nevertheless, I've seen the band members at shows around here forever and they all seem like good dudes.
hellbelly henryquinney's article
Dec 15, 2022 at 13:40
Dec 15, 2022
10 Things I Loved in 2022: Henry Quinney
I was hoping Henry would have said referring to Levy as a prat and Kaz as an anorak were among his favorite things.
hellbelly mikekazimer's article
Dec 14, 2022 at 5:47
Dec 14, 2022
10 Things I Loved In 2022: Mike Kazimer
Boris FTW! Heavy and gnarly, what's not to like?
hellbelly mikekazimer's article
Dec 13, 2022 at 10:54
Dec 13, 2022
hellbelly mikekazimer's article
Dec 12, 2022 at 11:29
Dec 12, 2022
Field Test: 2023 Scott Genius ST - Cape Not Included
All mountain bikes will be subject to some compromise no matter who the buyer is. However, making systems more complicated belies actual improvement. Real genius is found in simplicity. I am no luddite, but the add-ons here do not seem to really improve the bike. The TwinLoc/TracLoc (Tone Loc might be okay, but I digress) alone would make me skip this bike and even the testers barely employed it. Throw in the rat's nest of cables, proprietary stem/bar and no thanks. This is too bad as it is real good looking bike and tbh if you cut all that stuff out, giving it normal shock, headset/stem/bar it would probably be a run away success.
hellbelly mikekazimer's article
Dec 8, 2022 at 8:28
Dec 8, 2022
Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One
The base level model at $2K is still nicely spec'd and tbh, I'd look at that as I bike you could ride right out the door with the same great frame as the top end. You could ride the hell out of and upgrade as stuff wears out having a blast the whole time. It might be the best spec'd sub $3K mountain bike I've seen.
hellbelly mikelevy's article
Dec 5, 2022 at 8:10
Dec 5, 2022
Video: Welcome to the 2022 Fall Field Test
@vitaflo: ^^^This. Fox stuff costs more. Higher price is often equated with better performance regardless of what reviews say. Rock Shox forks often score higher than their Fox counterparts in most comparisons. Fox has a swath of fans that keep them perceived as the best. I personally prefer Rock Shox for their simplicity, performance, durability and lower costs.
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