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tmwjr777 mattbeer's article
Apr 12, 2024 at 14:27
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Staff Ride: Matt Beer's NZ MTB Rally-Spec Ibis HD6
@islandforlife: That makes a lot of sense now that you mention it. I'm an out of shape 49 year old who just dismounts and walks whenever it gets steep cuz he hates climbing anyhow. :)
tmwjr777 mattbeer's article
Apr 12, 2024 at 14:25
2 days
Staff Ride: Matt Beer's NZ MTB Rally-Spec Ibis HD6
@abtcup: Matt Beer is 5'10", same height as me. So apparently that's not the issue. I think different folks just have their own preference on how the saddle distributes the pressure/weight.
tmwjr777 mattbeer's article
Apr 12, 2024 at 11:14
2 days
Staff Ride: Matt Beer's NZ MTB Rally-Spec Ibis HD6
I can't stand having the saddle on that angle myself. Yeah, I get it. A lot of people find it more comfortable for pedaling. But personally, it just makes me feel like I'm sliding towards the front of my saddle the whole time. To each their own though.
tmwjr777 deviatecycles's article
Mar 28, 2024 at 7:35
Mar 28, 2024
Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX
@maglor: I think that can definitely be a factor. I live in Arizona, where I ride everything from fast n flowy in the trees, to steep and technical rocky stuff. Plus I take summer trips to bike parks as well. I ride one bike for everything. And yes, the stability of the size large 29er feels great pointed straight down stuff. But I think I just have more fun in general on something a little more nimble. Especially now that I'm getting older, it's more about having fun than all out speed. For me personally, at 5-10 and 160lbs, a size large 29er is a lot of bike to throw around.
tmwjr777 deviatecycles's article
Mar 27, 2024 at 15:22
Mar 27, 2024
Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX
@robotdave: I'm 5'10" and ride a size large Devinci Spartan. Stack is 649, reach is 465. I run 3 spacers, I put on slightly higher rise bars that are rolled back a bit and the bike STILL feels just a bit long for me. Yeah, it feels more stable than when I was riding a medium sized frame. But I miss the "flickability" factor. Which is why I don't get all these people wanting these looooong ass bikes. Kills some of the fun factor for me personally. But, everyone has their own preference on "bike feel" I suppose. Different strokes for different folks.
tmwjr777 deviatecycles's article
Mar 27, 2024 at 12:04
Mar 27, 2024
Deviate Cycles Announces the Claymore MX
@polarflux: Yeah, this sizing makes more sense to me. At 5'10" I usually fall between sizes as well. A medium usually feels a little small, but a large feels a little too long. The geometry numbers on the medium Claymore seem spot on for me.
tmwjr777 seb-stott's article
Mar 26, 2024 at 14:31
Mar 26, 2024
Review: Formula Belva Dual-Crown Enduro Fork
I know you could put an adapter on it. But why in the hell would you make a DC fork with a 180mm brake mount?!?! You know there isn't anyone running less than 200mm rotors on this thing!
tmwjr777 henryquinney's article
Mar 14, 2024 at 12:20
Mar 14, 2024
Henry's Waffle House: All-Mountain Bikes Are Back, and They're More Pointless Than Ever
I've been saying this for 15 plus years. "If you wanna a lightweight pedal bike, cool. Buy a hardtail or something with 130mm or less. If you want something to get rowdy on the regular, buy something with at least 160mm of travel. No reason for anything in between. It's not really worth it unless you have multiple bikes"
tmwjr777 santacruzbicycles's article
Mar 14, 2024 at 9:43
Mar 14, 2024
Video: 'Bristol Daze' Featuring Laurie Greenland
Appropriate that they'd use Drum n Bass in the soundtrack for this. Laurie being from Bristol, home of some of the greatest DnB producers on the planet. :)
tmwjr777 edspratt's article
Feb 26, 2024 at 13:14
Feb 26, 2024
Bike Check: Sam Blenkinsop's Zerode G3 - Red Bull Hardline Tasmania
@lacuna: @lacuna: Finally, someone on PB in the same camp. Bikes are getting a bit too long at this point in my opinion. I am 5' 11" and I have a size large DeVinci Spartan. The reach is 465 and that feels a bit long for me. I feel like 460 would be more ideal. But most of the dudes here on PB talking about a large with a 480 or even 485 MM reach being ideal. I don't get it man.
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