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Product Review Updates - Winter Edition - Feb. 20, 2020, 3:09 a.m.

10-4. Any chance you could compare the durolux to marzocchi's offerings? Thanks for chiming into this thread btw.

Product Review Updates - Winter Edition - Feb. 19, 2020, 6:36 p.m.

Thanks Andrew! Perhaps I should have elaborated more. I bought a durolux after reading your review and also getting to ride one in person. I like the performance well enough and the service/travel adjustment is wicked easy, but I have had issues with the axle. Looks like it got scraped by a rock during a fall and now it's reluctant to get out. I generally have to smack it with the ball of my hand to get it to release. It's not the end of the world, but I'd much prefer a bolt-on axle. I was inquiring to see if you had had any issues of your own, but I think that my failure must have been solely because of the impact rather than because of a design flaw. Anyway, thanks for responding. No crown creaks here either, and that's been a chronic issue for me in the past with Fox forks. Cheers!

Product Review Updates - Winter Edition - Feb. 19, 2020, 3:11 p.m.

In terms of other products, hows the suntour durolux fork holding up? Any issues with the axle removal getting persnickety? I’d be interested to hear a long-term report. 

Cheers!

Race Face Aeffect R Cinch Cranks & 170mm Dropper Post - Jan. 9, 2020, 8:02 p.m.

Thanks for the solid review! I just settled on the aeffect, but only because the aeffect r doesn’t come in the spindle length my fatbike needs and, as far as I can tell, the 24mm spindles can’t be swapped out (unlike the models that use 30mm spindles). I prefer the RF direct mount to SRAM because the rings can be flipped... opens up more chainring sizes. What I mean is that my fatbike came with DUB cranks and use a 6mm offset. SRAM only makes these down to a 30t, which is limiting because they’re directional. RF rings, on the other hand, can go down to a 26t and there are more options for ovals. Regardless, it’s good to hear that others are recognizing the potential of this lineup!

Spank Tuned 359/350 Vibrocore Wheelset Review - Dec. 16, 2019, 9:28 a.m.

I ran the 395+ with a maxxis 2.8 DHF or DHR II all last season without a single casing cut or flat (and I know I've just jinxed myself by writing that). Could just be the terrain, but it's interesting hear such a different experience. Do other folks you ride with cuts to their casings? Just curious.

Spank Tuned 359/350 Vibrocore Wheelset Review - Dec. 13, 2019, 5:39 a.m.

Thanks for the review. I've been running a spank rear rim for 3+years and, while not vibrocore, it's been incredibly durable (even without cushcore). Speaking of, did you have cushcore installed when you took that big hit at Kamloops?

Does The Future Have Fewer Gears? - Oct. 23, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

That sounds promising!

Does The Future Have Fewer Gears? - Oct. 23, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

Ditto. I'd love that range. I wonder about the derailleur interfering the cogs though. I tried to move the chainline on my hardtail outboard for winter use by moving some of the smaller cogs on the cassette inboard of the largest one (46t) and then cranking down the limit screw to keep from shifting too far. The issue was the body of the shimano derailleur hitting the cogs themselves. Has anyone else encountered this or found a workaround?

CamelBak Chase Bike Vest - July 6, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

I followed Andrew's lead and wanted to report back. I picked up a pair of the Saxx kinetic long and added them to the rotation. So far I have three rides on them (SQ Lab 611 Active saddle). First ride was a short ride just to see if it was viable. Second ride was about 2 hours, and afterward I definitely felt sore- kind of an early-season-getting-used-to-saddle-time-again feeling. Third ride was much better. I used some chamois butter to stack the odds in my favor but didn't feel any discomfort during the ride or after. And the feel is so much better than chamois! Thanks for the suggestion.

Trek Stache 29+ Retrial - June 25, 2019, 7:54 p.m.

It wasn't too bad. If memory serves, between the parts and installation it came out to about $200 USD. Whole lot cheaper than a new fork... I just wish it went to more than 150mm of travel so I could throw one on my other bike. I guess that's what the new Mezzer is for though!

Bontrager XR4 and SE4 Team Issue Tires - June 19, 2019, 4:34 a.m.

I know this is quite belated, but what did you end up doing Thomas? How did it work out? I've been running a SE4 2.6 up front and like it, but I have a butcher on hand too (like you, got a screaming deal on both). Thanks!

CamelBak Chase Bike Vest - June 17, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Thanks for the assist Andrew! I'm going to give those a shot, there has to be a better way.

CamelBak Chase Bike Vest - June 16, 2019, 7:41 p.m.

This is going to sound odd, but would you mind sharing more about this? What model Saxx seem to work well? Do you have to be selective about what shorts you ride in? Thanks!

PNW Rainier Dropper Post and Loam Lever - Reviewed - Jan. 24, 2019, 8:51 a.m.

Kindshock does this- it's dead simple. I feel like adding the plastic bit can't add all that much maybe $.50 or $1? I'd gladly pay that for making the installation easier.

Dorking Up MTB - Nov. 12, 2018, 5:38 a.m.

Ran the AT-2 and AT-3s. So light. I'm not light. So lucky I never broke them.

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