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whambat mikelevy's article
Oct 12, 2018 at 20:24
Oct 12, 2018
2019 Racing Rumors: Gwin Off YT, Ratboy to Cannondale, & More
@endlessblockades: and they are to ride on a soon to be released Reeb bikes steel DH rig?
whambat RkyMtnSrfr's article
Oct 4, 2018 at 21:37
Oct 4, 2018
Race Report: Outlier Offroad Enduro - Vail, Colorado
I’d probably say Vail was the worst bike park in CO until the last year or so. The work the new crews have have done recently has been bringing up the quality quite a bit. A lot of trails have been redone making them much more fun. Vail seriously ignored the bike scene for years and resting in their laurels from former World Championships. Keystone became a good park despite Vail HQ; that was driven by people at Keystone wanting to make it what it became and having to fight Vail Corporate to make it happen. I think after seeing the books on the revenue that Whistler brings in in the summer, they might have realized they need some better bike terrain. I don’t know if it will ever really compete with Keystone or Winter Park: that depends on financial support from the big whigs. But the crew doing work there now are top notch and are capable of a lot more.
rode in Eagle. view ridelog
Oct 1, 2018 at 12:45
Oct 1, 2018
quotes Still tired from work, but a ride is a ride.
25.3 km - 02:00 - 2 achievements
whambat norcobicycles's article
Sep 28, 2018 at 15:31
Sep 28, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
@dastone: well then, I correct myself. I think they nailed it. I went off the original geo post with the wrong geo.
rode in Eagle. view ridelog
Sep 27, 2018 at 13:20
Sep 27, 2018
quotes Tired legs asked for the light XC bike for a quickie #wheresmydropper
12.8 km - 00:44 - 1 achievements
rode in Eagle. view ridelog
Sep 27, 2018 at 10:36
Sep 27, 2018
quotes Morning Ride
9.2 km - 01:48
whambat norcobicycles's article
Sep 27, 2018 at 8:36
Sep 27, 2018
Norco Releases New Budget-Friendly Fluid FS
I think the shorter wheelbase vs the others you mentioned is a product of a shorter fork. And frankly, I used to be skeptical about longer wheelbases for daily riding, but my Ripmo is way more agile than the numbers would have led me to believe, and I’m in the XL which is really long (barely fits in my 6.5’ pickup bed). It feels quicker in the turns to me than the Evil Wreckoning I tried that had a much shorter wheelbase. My XC bike I planned on using more for more xc rides now gathers dust, because my Ripmo is way more fun even on the easier trails than I thought it would be. I’m sure the new Yeti, the Orbea Rallon, and Scott Ransom (all with similar geometry) would all be quicker than you think. No doubt that this Norco will be a great short travel trail bike. Personally, I’d rather see a SA at least as steep as 75.5 after riding a steeper SA bike, but maybe that’s not for everyone. With a shorter stack height from a shorter fork, you don’t need crazy steep SAs to keep the front end down. But, I’d think a 74.5 would be more suited to a bike with 100mm fork. I think a steeper SA would let you run shorter stems without front wheel flop and would benefit the character of this ride. All that said, I have really liked the Norcos I’ve ridden and would love to get a spin on this rig and not just armchair the geometry.
rode in Eagle. view ridelog
Sep 26, 2018 at 13:36
Sep 26, 2018
quotes Pulled out the HR monitor again. Does that mean I’m training again despite riding on flats? Sweet spot up Boneyard x2
38.1 km - 03:06 - 1 achievements
rode in Eagle. view ridelog
Sep 25, 2018 at 14:01
Sep 25, 2018
quotes Got left on in the truck
23.2 km - 02:21 - 1 achievements
whambat brianpark's article
Sep 25, 2018 at 6:59
Sep 25, 2018
Bike Check: The Privateer is Going to Finale on a New Bike
I believe I saw him on Instagram on the podium of a smaller level enduro race with him commenting about how good the new bike is. So, while I agree you generally shouldn’t ride a new bike blind at a major race, I think he’s got some time on it already. Besides, the new rig looks a lot better for EWS than his old Genius.
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