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WTF is a Plus Bike? - Sept. 23, 2015, 12:53 p.m.

funny how that guys "opinion" is real world experience as well. Did you read the article?
Slogging away uphill on 1200 gram tires so you don't get a flat coming down doesn't sound like my kind of fun. Those tiny knobs won't do much in loam.

WTF is a Plus Bike? - Sept. 23, 2015, 10:55 a.m.

I'll just pass them while they are fixing their flats…

WTF is a Plus Bike? - Sept. 23, 2015, 8:59 a.m.

Some thoughts found at PB regarding + size - ""You have to set the tire pressure low enough so that the bike rolls at speed and doesn't bounce," says Paul. "And when you get that right, there is so much traction available that it seems you can do anything - but then you flat all the time. So, I have to pump up the tires more to stop flatting, and then the bike bounces all over the place whenever I am going fast. Until they get the tires right, plus isn't going anywhere. Look around. All these guys are pumping up their plus bike tires way to hard, just to keep them from flatting out there, and people are still coming in with flat tires."

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Will be great for slow/hesitant riders. Until tire technology catches up, I don't think you will see the top guys running them anytime soon.

The Evolution of Mountain Biking - Sept. 17, 2015, 8:48 a.m.

Enduro EVO would be my guess as it has a coil. 185mm of travel.

Magura Vyron eLect Wireless Dropper Post - Sept. 16, 2015, 8:43 a.m.

$429US is $565 CDN plus tax. So your looking over $600 for a dropper post. I would call that obscene.

Why are MTB Riders Such Critical Pricks? - Sept. 2, 2015, 8:35 a.m.

only in 'Murica

27.5 or 27.5 Plus – Which is Faster? - Aug. 26, 2015, 9:17 a.m.

Of course a Scott rider is going to try to endorse a new Scott product… In order to keep the weight down (800 gramish)on these large tires, the sidewalls are going to be super thin. Psssssssssssssss

The Sickest Edit Ever - Aug. 12, 2015, 11:04 a.m.

Chuck Norbis

Stevie Smith and Mark Wallace notRAW - Aug. 12, 2015, 9:36 a.m.

Yes… natural trails are the best trails. Great edit.

Uncle Dave Eats (27.5 +) Crow - July 30, 2015, 11:38 a.m.

I find "wholesale departures" are usually more marketing than substance. More people riding the better right?

Uncle Dave Eats (27.5 +) Crow - July 29, 2015, 9:43 a.m.

like articles from a press junket?
Until you see most of the top guys running and winning them, it's kind of a "no sale" right now. Wide tires with short knobs do not work well in all conditions.
The only way you can keep tire weight down is by having super thin sidewalls, hence all the flats.

Uncle Dave Eats (27.5 +) Crow - July 29, 2015, 9:16 a.m.

A quote from Scott US Marketing Manager Zack Vestal: "To be clear, high- performance racing riders (both XC and DH) will probably not adopt Plus size."
27+ are bikes for beginner/immediate/slow riders. Should be perfect for the new crop of trails.

How Did Gwin Win With No Chain? - June 18, 2015, 9:52 a.m.

Don't you have to race to be on the podium?

How Did Gwin Win With No Chain? - June 17, 2015, 10:13 a.m.

Great article Dave… many people think that a chain hinders rear suspension but the chain has no affect when coasting, just when pedaling. The bike is quieter so people think they are going faster.

Sorting Through The Wreckage - June 12, 2015, 9:56 a.m.

Denali was an amazing video.

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