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Paint Fast, Ride Slow - North American Enduro Cup 2022 - June 16, 2022, 11:36 a.m.

This was super cool, thank you!

Do Dentists Actually Ride Mountain Bikes? - May 8, 2022, 6:26 p.m.

Very enjoyable read, well researched, well written and fun while still conveying an important message. Support those who support you and your activities. Kudos!

Edit: just noticed this was published May 9 (i.e. tomorrow), I'm commenting way early!

2022 Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay Review - March 2, 2022, 8:40 a.m.

Is it just me or is the "a few issues" paragraph cut short? "Rocky performed a service, which included a calibration, an user friendly operation, and"?

Rachid Nayel's Banshee Titan - Sept. 9, 2021, 12:40 p.m.

Great photography on these dream build articles, well done!

2020 Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay Alloy 70 B.C. Edition - Oct. 2, 2020, 8:29 p.m.

With due respect, I don't get the "do more" argument.  Get a bike that allows for physically harder, but maybe slightly mellower technical rides (i.e. hardtail, rigid bike, singlespeed, etc.).  If you only have an hour, a short lap like that is perfect.  Then on the weekends, grab the full-sus and go for a 2 hour climb before you hit all the fun on the downhill.  Horses for courses, I guess, but it seems like the easy-out argument to me.

Get Creative With Your Surroundings: The New Santa Cruz 5010 is Here - June 16, 2020, 8:57 a.m.

I was 100% sure I'd never buy a 5010.  That video however was pure genius so now I'm only 99% sure. Well played Santa Cruz, well played..

When Is A Semi-Slick Too Damn Quick?! - June 12, 2020, 7:14 p.m.

Hey Andrew, I had a 2.4 Honcho first and it came out pretty narrow (about 2.2 on a 30mm internal rim).  I now fitted the 2.6 and it's much better, still running a bit smaller than a true 2.6 but it's wider than a 2.5WT Aggressor so close enough.  Seems like a solid tire so far.

I do also like the look of the Cumberland, looks just a bit more aggressive than the Ehline (although Eh-line is an awesome tire name) and comes in 2.6 vs 2.5 for the Ehline. I may use some store credit to get a Cumberland and report back..

When Is A Semi-Slick Too Damn Quick?! - June 5, 2020, 11:36 a.m.

I just recently switched out my 2.5 Aggressor rear/2.5 Minion DHF front for a set of Teravail Honcho's 29x2.6 durable casing rear and light/supple casing front, both 60 tpi.  Something a little lighter/faster and appropriate for spring/summer conditions but still capable enough for the burlier stuff.

Pretty impressed so far, much faster rolling than the Maxxis combo, and ride noticeably "softer" as well which is nice on a hardtail.  I may even try the 2.6 Ehline out back, more in line with this article being more of a semi-slick tire.

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