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joalst mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2020 at 17:55
Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
@roma258: I think the root of the problem I see is that SRAM has had a monopoly for the last 5 years on stock builds. NX performance doesn’t match its asking price
joalst mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2020 at 17:41
Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
@roma258: Oh definitely. I’m not saying SLX is bad at all. I can’t stand NX. It shifts well for a month or so then loses its feel. I’m sure switching to an X01 shifter with an NX drivetrain would be a good compromise.
joalst mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2020 at 12:19
Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
@roma258: You’re right. That seems like a solid deal. But don’t you think it’s a little strange that SLX is now acceptable on a $5k bike? Inflation doesn’t move that fast lol
joalst mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2020 at 12:15
Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
@scvkurt03: You’re right lol wasn’t thinking. I guess it’s just crazy to think that slx at 5k is the new norm.
joalst mikekazimer's article
Feb 10, 2020 at 11:14
Feb 10, 2020
Review: 2020 Norco Sight C1 - Bigger, Burlier & Better
@roma258: You’re statement alone says so much about the industry right now... we’re happy with SLX on a $5k+ bike lol full XT groups were on $3,500 bikes not too long ago
joalst edspratt's article
Sep 26, 2019 at 8:29
Sep 26, 2019
Throwback Thursday: 22 Bikes from the First Ever EWS Race
While I do agree, I had that 2013 process DL and it was my favorite damn bike. I still haven’t found something that makes me smile as much as that bike did
joalst RichardCunningham's article
Jun 8, 2019 at 18:12
Jun 8, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
@taletotell: You as well! I’m glad we’re having a friendly disagreement haha I’d rather argue about bikes nowadays to not risk offending someone I see your points. It’s amazing that the single pivot still holds a strong staple in suspension design. Also, I believe giant could carry the maestro design to this bike but that would detract from Trance sales. To be honest, with my previous experience with Maestro, I couldn’t tell you if I preferred it over other designs, even other single pivot designs. I’m currently on a 2019 Epic fsr and I love it (lay on the hate haha) I’ve only owned four bar and single pivot bikes long-term with some multi-link bikes mixed in for short durations and never found the multi-link bikes better or worth the extra maintenance. For your Kona dawg, that was an awesome bike. Sounds like it worked out really well for you. Genuine question, what would you like to see improved with this frame? Keeping in mind it’s only a 130/120mm trail bike
joalst RichardCunningham's article
Jun 8, 2019 at 17:01
Jun 8, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
@taletotell: We’re imagining two different people for this bike. I know a lot of people that would be better suited with the coverage factory warranty offers rather than have to mess around when everything starts breaking or reaching the end of its lifespan. However, I see your point if it’s someone who is willing to tinker with their stuff. I just know more beginners that either don’t have tools or just don’t have the hand for it. As far as that Diamondback, the geometry is all over the place! How can you say that’s a better bike?? 66.5 head angle with a shorter offset fork sounds good...but the large has a 435mm reach (medium has 408mm reach, no XL option). The seat angle is 72.5!! That’s far from a better option. The giant has the new dub system from SRAM so BB’s will be more readily available at your local shop. The list goes on. I guess we can just agree to disagree haha
joalst RichardCunningham's article
Jun 7, 2019 at 23:13
Jun 7, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
@taletotell: I specifically said that this bike is awesome for those that want to get more involved in mountain biking. Mostly referring to those that don’t have their first “real” mountain bike. As I stated before, I think it’s smart to steer beginners away from buying used because they will most likely be opening a can of worms. There’s nothing wrong with spending $1500 with your local shop and creating a life-long bond with your community. That purchase will pay 10 fold down the road with all the friendships and knowledge you will gain from the locals. I think recommending a theoretical 2019 “progressive” geometry bike to a novice is one of the worst things you could do. A beginner shouldn’t be thrown onto a bike that is already pushing industry norms. Leave that to the experienced to take the torch to push boundaries. Also, this bike would definitely be an upgrade over a 2007 Yeti 575. It’s an upgrade alone considering the frame/some parts aren’t 12-13 years old. Plus, standards have changed and finding replacement parts for this bike will be easier compared to the Yeti. Lastly, to use your logic, you can dislike this article, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a great bike for the money.
joalst RichardCunningham's article
Jun 7, 2019 at 9:48
Jun 7, 2019
Meet the Stance: Giant's Affordable Big-Wheel Trail Bike
This is awesome. Proper geo, decent parts, reputable company. This is the perfect bike to recommend to those people that want to get more involved in mountain biking and have a full suspension bike to progress on. Also, a good alternative to the used market or direct sales to encourage new riders to buy from their local bike shop and create a relationship with them.
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