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Personal Rides: AJ's New GeoMetron G1 - Oct. 8, 2019, 3:59 a.m.

too much this geometry.. I cannot wrap my head around it... may be I'll demo one in the near future.. but I guess I'm one of those who think "I know my ideal geo numbers".. anyways, I have an EXT Storia LOK V3... that shock is just nuts... the initial sensitivity and midstroke support is just unbelievable...along with the HBO feature... but I have an Issue... it works fantastic on my canfield balance, but it just does not on my intense tracer (I have to put it upside down due to clearance issues)...dont know what it is but it does horrible noise, like cavitation, and climb switch it does not even work... I'll get it service one of these days, but its weird that the position affects eprformance.

Maxxis Assegai DD & EXO+ Tire Review - Sept. 18, 2019, 1:29 a.m.

There are couple conditions which really makes you justify maxxgrip.. Some people get away with MT as you say, you are right... But If you havent washed out your front tire on wet roots and slammed your head hard blaming it on both your lack of technique and not best tire compound its difficult to understand. Lots of weekend warriors want the most grippy best rolling and lightest possible tire for a reason...

Maxxis Assegai DD & EXO+ Tire Review - Sept. 17, 2019, 11:38 a.m.

DHF EXO MG exists...

Maxxis Assegai DD & EXO+ Tire Review - Sept. 16, 2019, 10:50 p.m.

Yeah, I think there should be a MT DD versión.. However, maxxis is telling us to put another tire unless you are riding val di solé... The same for aggressor, there should be a MT DD.. Its a good profile in 2,5 but you touch you brake in wet rocks and root and you go 180 in a heartbeat...

When are you reviewing the Wild Enduros? I could not handle magix version, talking about treacherous rubber compounds...

Coil vs Air - Öhlins long term test - Aug. 2, 2019, 6:58 a.m.

hydraulic bottom out control does the trick as well.. and overall progressivity can be obtained  with different shapes of LR curves, bear that in mind.. cheers

Coil vs Air - Öhlins long term test - Aug. 1, 2019, 6:20 p.m.

en ext storia lok shock is 200 gr heavier than an X2..  mid stroke support I find its always better in coil forks..

Altered Reality and Mountain Biking - July 31, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

at 4.20 I also get altered reality. duh.

Vorsprung Smashpot Coil Conversion For Fox 36 Reviewed - July 9, 2019, 3:22 a.m.

I have not tried DVO forks, (I have used lyric, MRP coil, Pike, Fox 36 rc2, etc).. the only thing keeping up with an EXT storia is a FOX 36+push coil conversion.. even with the FIT4 damper, which is not the best, the fork is transformed completely.. nothing can compare to the way coil behaves... luftkappe, MRP ramps, nothing.. This Smashpot its a winner for sure..

Sea Otter's Best Bits (and a trip to Santa Cruz Bikes) - April 25, 2019, 5:59 p.m.

with a Schwalbe supergravity upfront, you dont need any more damping... of course there are better front tires for some terrains though...

Catching Up with Revel Bikes Owner Adam Miller - March 1, 2019, 2:35 a.m.

nice that you mention all the geeky things ... I love to see all the AS-AR-LR-KCBK plots, and tbh I dont know what makes it so special, but the Balance is still the best bike I have ridden... in paper this revel very similar in terms of geo, just slightly longer chaainstay.. same angles...

OneUp's Axle F Thru-Axle - Jan. 21, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Yeah, I got one for my tracer and dumped the stupid OEM bolt in my useless parts bin...

OneUp's Axle F Thru-Axle - Jan. 21, 2019, 2:43 a.m.

you left MRP out.

Dear Santa: Uncle Dave's 2018 Christmas List - Dec. 13, 2018, 4:13 p.m.

well, if you are not pedalling that much and plan to go down really steep slippery trails, the magic mary will work... I've used a worn magic mary SG vertstar as rear tire, and it really gives you confidence.. pedalling sucks compared to a minion dhr II 2.3 for comparison... there is a 2.25 magic mary but I believe is the snakeskin version without reinforcement... for me its a nogo in my bike..

Dear Santa: Uncle Dave's 2018 Christmas List - Dec. 13, 2018, 2:48 a.m.

these new Folding WT Downhill are probably the go to ..like assegai

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Maxxis/Shorty-Downhill-WT-27-5-Folding-Tyre-p59673/

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Maxxis/Minion-DHF-Downhill-WT-27-5-Folding-Tyre-p59653/

https://www.bike-components.de/en/Maxxis/Minion-DHR-II-Downhill-WT-27-5-Folding-Tyre-p59661/

Actually, the Bike Industry kicks Apple's Ass - Nov. 14, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

I destroyed the industry fitting a boost rear wheel on my 2016 canfield balance... people can rant an hour on the side effects of this (bearing misalignment, stresss etc) bt the truth is, some frames can take it no prob... : )

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