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Santa Cruz Chameleon MX - Nov. 26, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

I have guide Ts on my ht and I just run big rotors. They work fine for me but maybe i got a "good" set.

Progression and the Dreaded Plateau* - Sept. 22, 2021, 5:16 p.m.

Funny stuff huh? I took 15 years away from snowboarding and then started again in 2018 after learning to ride mtb. Riding bikes changed how I saw the mountain for sure and I could carry speed better and had more fun just making turns. No more big hucks though.

Progression and the Dreaded Plateau* - Sept. 22, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

I took a lack-of-bike-parts-and "too hot and dusty" mtb break this summer and really woodshedded with my guitars. I just rode yesterday for the first time in a month and it was great even though I rode like a total kook.  I have also been on a similar trajectory of doing stuff I never thought I would do on a bike over the last few years and I feel like little breaks (a month was too long) like this help me forget certain bad habits. For example I had been struggling with an almost pathological foot out on right handers but didnt do it once yesterday and didnt even think about it until the car ride home.

The 365 Day Flat Pedal Challenge - Sept. 13, 2021, 9:08 a.m.

I move my feet around too much now that Ive ridden flats for 4 or so years. I tried some clip in pedals again last year for one ride and could not deal as I was twisting out when cornering (scary).

Dear Uncle Dave: Why aren't my chainstays longer? - Aug. 5, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

Great read and a Gattaca ref, one of the best 90s movies. I am convinced that the 65% front center and 35% rear center are a good starting place for spliting up a wheelbase.

Ride Concepts TNT 2.0 Shoe Review - July 20, 2021, 9:31 a.m.

I really like the construction on shimano shoes but I kill the sole pretty quick with kona wah wahs. They are less grippy that 5.10 so perhaps similar to these shoes.

The Beauty of Stupid Looking Grips - July 19, 2021, 10:55 a.m.

Ha! When the article is trolling the comments. I just got into the push on grips with wire due to Andrew.

Burgtec Josh Bryceland Ride High Handlebar (+ other bits) - July 7, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

I have found....tall bar make bike ride good.

5 Gifts For Your Bicycle Mechanic That Aren't Beer - July 5, 2021, 1:07 p.m.

Cash money tip is always is the best. Also the most easily shared with the rest of the team. The shop that I work at does this and we usually just get a huge meal or throw some kind of party with the pooled cash. 

Also no one ever wants a weed tip, save yr nuggs.

Mixed-Wheel Puzzling – It's About More Than Clearance - June 26, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

BB to front hub

Mixed-Wheel Puzzling – It's About More Than Clearance - June 25, 2021, 10:31 a.m.

I am riding a hardtail with 63% front center and 37% rear center. It has 2 29" wheels 64* ht angle 55mm bottom bracket drop and super tall bars. Its the best cornering and all around handling bike ive yet ridden and all of it came together mostly on a lark with what I could find this last winter. I am interested in comparing the % of front and rear centers to see if that is the key to its cornering ability. Off topic? Sort of, but I think this % may be an important piece of this fun bike nerd puzzle we all love so much. Im 5'8" and love the big wheels.

OEM Alternative Brake Pads : One month later - June 5, 2021, 2:24 p.m.

This gets rid of the gobble gobble? I love the brakes but man that Turkey shows up every 10 rides or so and i have pull every thing and clean it and re-surface the pads.

Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro - June 2, 2021, 9:13 a.m.

Pete, I hope this does not cross any personal lines, but could we get an ankle measurement? I love the idea of these but likely have the same problem.

The Loam Ranger Loves Dogs: Except on the Trail - May 27, 2021, 8:19 a.m.

I cannot agree with this sentiment more. Its funny how people (probably childless, nothing wrong with that, and probs a good choice) who might be offended by some one asking them to leave the dog a home would have no qualms about asking you to leave the kids at home and would probs mention off hand how annoying kids are.

SR Suntour's Zeron Fork - Bargain Coil Goodness - May 8, 2021, 8:57 a.m.

Z1, Z2 and I have my eyes on a durolux. The Z2 is great for trail bikes. I have a 120 version on the HT and it is awesome. Gotta echo the service out of the box thing the z2 rode night and day better with a lowers service and adding foam rings.

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