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mrosie mikekazimer's article
Sep 5, 2023 at 10:05
Sep 5, 2023
Review: Scor 2030 - The Trail Bike You Didn't Know You Wanted
I love short chainstays on this type of bike. Yeah it gives up some speed and stability, but it makes up for it with quicker, more playful handling and improved technical climbing. I built a Trail 429 a year ago and pretty much stopped riding my enduro bike. No question it’s slower at top speed, but it does everything better at normal speed and it’s more fun.
mrosie mikekazimer's article
Aug 3, 2023 at 7:47
Aug 3, 2023
First Ride: Propain Ekano 2 AL
@TommyNunchuck: not a bad analogy
mrosie mattbeer's article
Aug 1, 2023 at 8:28
Aug 1, 2023
Bike Check: Rhys Verner's Forbidden Druid Enduro Race Build
@heyj: Substitute “intelligent” or “smart” if it suits you better.
mrosie mattbeer's article
Jul 31, 2023 at 17:26
Jul 31, 2023
Bike Check: Rhys Verner's Forbidden Druid Enduro Race Build
That’s a pretty genius way to setup shift buttons.
mrosie mikekazimer's article
Jul 27, 2023 at 7:09
Jul 27, 2023
Randoms Round 2 - Crankworx Whistler 2023
Probably the fastest, funnest bike I’ve ever ridden on smooth flow trails… very much the opposite in the chunk.
mrosie edspratt's article
Jul 20, 2023 at 16:49
Jul 20, 2023
Video: Neko Mulally Shares the Details on the Frameworks Enduro Bike
@joshgl: Same thing, back to Aggressor. The Dissector does everything slightly better, but it wears out twice as fast. Not worth it. I will say, like the Dissector 2.6 is a great front tire. Surprisingly grippy and long lasting.
mrosie dariodigiulio's article
Jun 30, 2023 at 15:01
Jun 30, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Does Your Bike Actually Weigh?
That’s awesome you have a setup you love and also don’t have to worry about breaking things. That’s the dream for sure. Not sure I'd call bike weight a myth though. There are times it really does matter, even on the descents. Like if your trails have lots of short, punchy DH segments (say less than a minute), having a light bike that accelerates quickly without much effort can be the difference between ridiculous fun and kinda boring. A lot of the dessert trails I ride are like that. A near 30 pound bike with fast rolling tires really shines here.
mrosie dariodigiulio's article
Jun 30, 2023 at 14:12
Jun 30, 2023
Pinkbike Poll: How Much Does Your Bike Actually Weigh?
@jesse-effing-edwards: which faster tread pattern DD are you on?
mrosie henryquinney's article
Jun 29, 2023 at 10:46
Jun 29, 2023
First Look: 2024 Commencal Meta SX V5
It seems counterintuitive, but actually makes sense in my experience. The stability and rollover of 29 inch rear wheel is tough to match with 27.5, but you can compensate to some degree by making the stays longer and giving it a little more travel, which is exactly what they did. You’re right though, the shorter stays will make it less maneuverable, but that’s a trade off they were willing to make to keep the bikes similarly capable - I’m assuming. The mullet will still maintain some of its benefits, but it probably won’t be any better in the super tight sections.
mrosie henryquinney's article
Jun 28, 2023 at 7:17
Jun 28, 2023
Video: 5 High-Performance DH Bikes - 3 Prototypes and 2 Custom Frames
This is a guess but… the two stage drive nearly eliminates the constant change in chain length as the bike goes through its travel, which hypothetically, would give it a “chainless” feel. Without it, if they had opted for a standard idler setup (like all other high-pivots) the derailleur cage has to move constantly (excessively) to maintain tension in order to compensate for the lengthy rearward travel inherent to high-pivot designs. If you want a visual, watch a Norco Aurum being cycled through its travel. The derailleur cage has to move - a lot. In short, it should have the suspension performance benefits of both a high-pivot and a chainless bike ….again, hypothetical.
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