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shinook alexcgevans's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 10:25
Oct 12, 2018
First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned
@TerrapinBen: For some bikes, I'd agree. I think if you are looking at an endurance or XC oriented bike, that logic makes sense. The problem is that this is a bike meant to pedal you to the top of the hill and just get you there so you can rip the downhills. Using an inline shock with less performance going downhill in favor of a geometry shift to climb better puts you in the "jack of all trades, master of none" category IMO. This is a 170mm enduro bike, let's face it, it's not a bike meant for climbing performance. Why sacrifice downhill performance in favor of better climbing on a bike that will always climb poorly and isn't meant for efficient climbing in the first place?
shinook alexcgevans's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 10:22
Oct 12, 2018
First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned
@Lasse2000: Technically everything on this site is a first world problem
shinook alexcgevans's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 7:36
Oct 12, 2018
First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned
@sledshed: The problem for me has less to do with TwinLoc, but instead the compromise you make for it. If they could do TwinLoc on a GRIP2 damper with a DPX2 or X2, then it wouldn't bother me at all. It may not be my cup of tea, but I can deal with it. What I can't deal with is use of suspension components that don't really suit the purpose of the bike. The GRIP2 damper is a lot better than the FIT4, plus there is a lot more adjustment for more aggressive riding. The DPS shock is not really suited for enduro racing, either, and it should be a piggyback. I don't mind TwinLoc, but sacrificing those things in order to keep TwinLoc is, IMO, a poor decision. I can spend the 2 seconds to swap the shock and fork to a climb mode over needing a bar on the levers to have better performing suspension components. The TwinLoc system requires sacrifices that just aren't worth it.
shinook alexcgevans's article
Oct 10, 2018 at 5:57
Oct 10, 2018
First Ride: Scott Ransom 900 Tuned
For me, it's their focus on keeping TwinLoc over having suspension components that are more capable, comfortable, and tunable (e.g. GRIP2, DPX2/X2). I don't think I've ever ridden a bike and wished I had a remote lockout system, but I have ridden bikes and wished I had better suspension components. IMO speccing this bike with a FIT4 and inline shock solely to keep remote lockout is silly given the purpose of the bike. That's the main reason they don't appeal to me and I'd never own one.
Sep 29, 2018 at 16:56
Sep 29, 2018

SRAM XX1 11-speed rear shifter

$65 USD
Good condition, used for several hundred miles, never smashed or anything of that sort. Shifts great. Only selling because the bike it was on is now sold. Price is shipped, buyer pays paypal fees

Sep 29, 2018 at 16:53
Sep 29, 2018

e13 TRS Race (TRSr) 9-46 11 speed cassette

$200 USD
Good condition, 500 miles or less on the cassette with a new chain, well lubed. Requires a XD driver. This is the lightweight version of the TRS+ cassette. Was on my wife's bike, which she no longer has. Everything pictured is included, which is both sides of the cassette, the installation tool, locknut, and spacer. Price includes shipping to lower 48, buyer pays paypal fees

shinook devinci's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 10:17
Sep 28, 2018
Devinci (Finally) Announces New Spartan 29
@MikeAzBS: Not sure where you are seeing that, but the majority of 29ers out in the last 12 months are running reduced offsets.
shinook paulaston's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 7:21
Sep 28, 2018
First Ride: Ohlins New RXF36 Trail Fork & TTX Air Shock
It's nice having other options available especially in reduced offset, since it seems a lot of bikes are going that way and some suspension manufacturers are slow to release the new offsets... ...but $1250 for a fork that has been problematic in the past? That's $200 more than the excellent GRIP2, $300 more than the Ribbon, and $350 more than the helm. That is way too much for a company with a poor track record of customer support in the US and problems with their forks in the very near past.
shinook TransitionBikeCompany's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 17:56
Sep 27, 2018
Sep 25, 2018 at 18:27
Sep 25, 2018

Giant PAM-2 Boost Wheelset

$180 USD
Used Giant PAM-2 wheels, boost front (110x15) and rear (148x12), came off a Liv Hail. Shimano driver, 6 bolt rotors, 27mm internal width. In good condition, bearings smooth, rims true, holds tubeless great, etc. The only defect is a small dent in the rear, which is photographed, it's hard to notice unless you look for it and doesn't impact functionality. Buyer pays shipping and paypal fees.

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