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Dear Uncle Dave: What is the best bike for the Apocalypse? - March 13, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

I agree, steel frame, rigid bike, flat pedals so you can hop on with whatever shoes you take off the dead bodies you come across. No dropper, and a 1x drivetrain...maybe XT 10speed...that shit just keeps going. 29er with 32 spoke 3 cross,  straight gauge spokes and CK hubs....some big not so knobby tires built up tubeless...but have spare tubes. And my god...use schrader valves!

You can have fun on this bike...we did back in the 80's...haha...

Dear Uncle Dave: What happened to "ride don't slide"? - Feb. 27, 2019, 1:17 p.m.

Agreed, no issues with Strava or trying to be the fastest even....Just ride the trail like it is. If it's too hard, stop and session it...get better, don't dumb down the trail to fit your lack of skills.

Dear Uncle Dave: What happened to "ride don't slide"? - Feb. 27, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

I definitely notice a big uptick in braiding since the advent of Strava...but your region may differ. We have a bunch of fast folks (Olympians, pro's etc) that live here and the fight for K/QOM is real.

Forbidden Bikes Name Trail Bike & Launch Website - Feb. 27, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

I can't wait to see how this bike rides, it looks like a winner from what I have seen so far though!

A heads up for someone to edit the link to their website at the bottom of the article it should be https://www.forbiddenbike.com, not https://www.forbiddenbike.com/password. Not a huge deal right now as it looks like their site is down.

Dear Uncle Dave: What happened to "ride don't slide"? - Feb. 27, 2019, 9:13 a.m.

Yup, the strava lines are seriously shitty. I am glad I am not the only one out there trying to block 'em when I see 'em.

Dear Uncle Dave: What happened to "ride don't slide"? - Feb. 27, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

YES! Dave, you nailed it with this one, I have been riding since the mid '80s and I definitely notice a difference in attitude and entitlement now. It's not just with mountain bikers though...I think it's a societal issue...but that's a topic for a different day.

As for skidding and blowing up berms...I blame Curtis Robinson...haha...he really started the cutties  movement and it's just blown up from there. All the pro's and wannabe pro's making shreddits (that I am guilty of watching and enjoying too!) and getting that much-needed berm shred shot.

FSA FLOWTRON Dropper Post Reviewed - Feb. 8, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

You can get the OneUp with no remote too. I am thinking about writing up a little review of mine...good post, but far from great.

Ride Impressions: SRAM's Electronic AXS Wireless Group - Feb. 6, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

This looks amazing! The first wireless control I used was my buddies Veyron dropper and I was less than impressed, the time between pressing the button and the post getting the message to drop was way too delayed IMO. Is there a lag time with the AXS system?

My inner bike geek wants this so friggin much!

Handlebar Width & Staying Gracious - Dec. 21, 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Thanks Rob...I just bought jgryfb.com...haha...who know's if I will even do anything with it but it's a great name...lol.

Dear Santa: Pete's List 2018 - Dec. 18, 2018, 9:35 a.m.

Yeah, SIMBS has way fewer members and a huge amount of riders in Vic. When I became a director and found out the membership numbers...it was shocking to me. Wherever you are...become a member of your local trail group!

Dear Santa: Cooper's List - Dec. 13, 2018, 8:58 a.m.

Best list so far! I am a director for SIMBS and for a city the size of Victoria with the number of riders that ride the trails that we maintain our membership numbers are very low. We have a new very active board this year who are focused on getting those numbers up and offering more community events and involvement. All it takes is a few bucks for a membership to your local trail society and that will really help us all move the sport forward.

Dear Santa: Uncle Dave's 2018 Christmas List - Dec. 12, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Hey Dave...try the Conti Trail Kings...Tons of grip, rolls great and I have never had sidewall issues with them. I have yet to try the new version though.

2019 Yeti SB 150 - First Impressions* - Nov. 30, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Agreed...but running 300mm+ of exposed post is ludicrous....lol.

2019 Yeti SB 150 - First Impressions* - Nov. 30, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

No snapped posts, but I have broken every full suspension bike I have owned. You put together long limbs and heavy weight and I am a punisher of bikes...lol. My Thomson post was longest lasting..never had an issue with it, but it was a 125mm travel on a full 520mm seat tube. On my KS dropper before that...it rarely lasted a month or two before it would stop working. I am now running a OneUp 170mm dropper (on a 530mm seat tube and still have 3" of post showing) and it's having some issues...so I would say I have seen some shit...lol.

Giro Riddance Mid Shoe - Reviewed - Nov. 29, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

I have been running Shimano shoes for many years now Starting with the AM41's and they were great..lasted about 5 years. I replaced them with some AM7's and I wore through the sole in a year (Vibram outsole)...kinda shitty for shoes that cost over $200. I thought about going over to 5.10 but they just don't fit my feet...so I rolled the dice and picked up some GR7's and I really love them. It's been almost a year and they are still holding together well and the Michelin outsole has a good amount of grip, not super sticky but with my plastic Kona Wah Wah 2's I never feel like I need more grip.

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