I was going to give these Leatt shoes a try until I realized they don't offer then over size 12.
Sweet looking bikes that I'd love to ride. The frames are pretty expensive though. You can get Reynolds 853 frames for less. I'm also not a huge fan of super boost.
I’m all about the high rise bars on my trail bike. I’ve been running a 40mm rise Renthal bar for a few years now and will never go back to using a huge stack of spacers. Fortunately bikes seem to be having longer head tubes these days which is also helping things. If I ever get a Knolly I’ll probably need one of these 50mm rise bars.
Are the wax or Swayze grips thicker than something such as the Renthal push-ons? I love the grip of the Renthal Ultra tacky but I have decent-sized hands and they were very thin. My hands would start hurting from the grips having such a small circumference. It started to feel like I was gripping a bare bar after a while.
On a downhill bike or enduro race bike I can see the benefits of a high pivot design being worth the drawbacks if one is chasing all out speed. For a trail bike I'm not convinced yet. I'm not feeling like my 6 month old standard horst link bike is inadequate at this point.
I have the 100% version of those D3O gloves and they've saved my hands on more than one occasion. Originally I bought them after my friend broke their hand when they punched the ground during a crash. I've had a few hard hits on them since then and my hands have been unscathed. It's hard to say if it has saved me from a broken hand but they have definitely prevented some serious bruises at the least.
This is definitely a sweet ride but no bottle cage in the front triangle is a deal breaker for me these days. I haven't ridden with a pack in about a year and I don't think I can go back.
Very curious about the Banshee Titan vs the Knolly Chilcotin if anyone has experience with both.
If I manage to break my Stumpjumper Evo frame I'm getting a Titan.
I love dogs but find them mostly annoying on the trail. I've witnessed multiple instances over the years where someone's dog runs into the trail at the worst possible time and it resulted in a collision. For this reason no dogs allowed in the group I ride with.
I’m not convinced there is a need for an e-shock. This should be good on the Stumpjumper Evo and other bikes which side load the shock a lot.
These Stamp shoes are checking a lot of boxes for me and look like an excellent contender to replace my 5.10s. I'm particularly intrigued by the BOA and speed lace versions. But I've never used BOA shoes before. Any insights on them in this application? Nothing wrong with regular laces since they're so simple and just work. Is there a meaningful advantage to the alternative lacing options or not really worth the extra cost?
I love the idea of an adjustable shock mount to modify the progression of the rear suspension. This seems like a relatively trivial thing to implement. It offers a very interesting tuning opportunity especially for those wanting to run coil shocks.
I've never ridden the Enduro but I had the last gen Evo and now I'm on the 2021 Evo. The newest version rides remarkable better than the last generation. I think there is something to the more rearward axle path and longer chainstays of the 2021.
I've been spoiled with the Stumpjumper Evo's massive adjustability. The Sender seems to have some very nice adjustability as well. I don't adjust my bike much but it's oustanding being able to experiment with the geo to find what works best.