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Santa Cruz Ebikes? Interview with Seb Kemp of SCB - Feb. 12, 2020, 8:22 a.m.

Perhaps offensive was too strong a word.  It was the caption that triggered me a bit. In that picture, it is very clear that it is an e-bike. Enormous downtube and the motor are quite clear. Maybe its just the constant marketing as you mentioned above. Trying to make it seem as if its very similar to a non e-bike in both appearance and experience. In my opinion they should just be marketed for what they are, an alternative to mountain biking that offers a different outdoor experience.

Santa Cruz Ebikes? Interview with Seb Kemp of SCB - Feb. 11, 2020, 8:34 p.m.

Challenge accepted!  I used JensonUSA as much as I could for pricing.  I also had to assume that you would be credited with zero dollars for the components on the base priced spec, so this is the full dollar amount for the upgrades. I used the cranks in the AXS upgrade kit rather than the Shimano ones they had listed cuz it was easier. All in USD. 

An XX1 Eagle AXS 'upgrade kit' (Shifter, Cranks, Chainring, Chain, Rear Derailleur, Cassette) = $2000

i9 hubs =$650

King Headset = $140

Code RSC brakes = $490 for the pair

Reverb Stealth = $400

Fox 36-E Float Performance = $829 (this is not even the top of the line fork)

SC Reserve 30 Rims = $1200 for the pair (yes, thats just for the rims)

SC Di2 Carbon Bar = $150 (bit of a guess on this one)

TOTAL = $5859

So it would be close to $6000 IF you were paying full retail AND you got absolutely nothing for the components that are being replaced on the base bike.

Santa Cruz Ebikes? Interview with Seb Kemp of SCB - Feb. 11, 2020, 3:45 p.m.

The picture that captions "It's likely no accident you can't easily tell this is an ebike" is somewhat offensive.  Unless I am partially blind, it isnt hard to spot an ebike from a normal bike within a second of looking at it. Why are they trying to hide that it is an ebike anyway? Are they ashamed of it in some way?

BikeYoke Divine Dropper Post Teardown - Jan. 28, 2020, 8:23 a.m.

As a current Revive owner, Id be all over this post for whatever is my next build.  Looking forward to the review!

Showers Pass Syncline CC Jacket - Jan. 9, 2020, 1:20 p.m.

Keep your eye out for deals on the higher priced Gore-Tex offerings.  My wife just picked up a 7Mesh Revelation jacket for $212 CDN on one of the Canadian clearance sites.

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 6, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Grrr.  Sorry. Cant upload an image for some reason.  Its hosted in google photos, but copying the link is a no go. Any ideas?

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 6, 2019, 9:42 a.m.

I still ride the current generation RFX.  It is 2016/2017 design, so the geometry is not up to todays current trend. Still a blast to ride and dont feel like I am missing out on anything.

Sellers Remorse - Nov. 6, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Still have my Moots YBB (1994 rainbow anodized).  Ride it to work everyday. It is by far my most cherished ride.  It has become the recipient of many of my older parts so that I didnt have to regret getting rid of them!  Pace RC31 fork, Magura HS-33 rear brake, 27.2 Thomson seatpost and 90mm (gasp) stem!  White Industries ENO hub, cranks and ring.  Puts a smile on my face every time I throw a leg over it.

Schwalbe ProCore Revisted - Aug. 27, 2019, 8:40 a.m.

I just installed ProCore in the front of my 27.5 MagicMary (2.35) on Stans Flow MK3.  Install was pretty straight forward, and everything seems solid.  As a reference, im coming from using tubes and figured Id try the ProCore when I got a deal on a new set for $40.  No rides yet, but starting off with 80psi in the ProCore tube, and 20psi in the tire.  Looking forward to see how it goes.  Before and after weights were about 100g more for the ProCore setup over traditional tube.  If it goes well, Ill convert the rear tire/tube in the future.

Squamish Gnar with Remy Metaillier - Aug. 26, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

"There is always a way little boy"  Great line from Remy.  Those are 3 trails I will never consider riding, but very cool to see those who can.

Sweating The Small Stuff At Crankworx 2019: Part 3 - Aug. 23, 2019, 10:40 a.m.

How would said mechanic re-tension the cable if it was cut flush?

Mullet Mania - Crankbrothers Launch the Synthesis Mixed Wheelset - Aug. 15, 2019, 1:08 p.m.

Exactly, where are all those BigHits now?  It seems to be back in fashion :)

Coil vs Air - Öhlins long term test - Aug. 1, 2019, 2:13 p.m.

Are you able to run the volume spacer setup?  Do you have it on minimum or maximum? Im just interested to see how much others are able to run.  I weigh 180 and I wouldnt consider myself an aggressive rider.  Even with 35% sag and zero 'spacers' I couldnt get anywhere near full travel.  Im rolling the dice on a Lyrik Ultimate and so far it is much better for me.

Coil vs Air - Öhlins long term test - Aug. 1, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

On a somewhat related note, how do you like your Helm?  I rode one last season, but ended up selling it as I found it far too progressive even with the entire 'volume spacer' setup removed. I did think that it would be a great fork for the heavier and more aggressive rider.

Raaw Bikes Now Available in Canada & USA - July 22, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

Looks like they just updated to reflect what you indicated.  2090EU for Europe, 1757EU for North America.  If I put a bike in my cart, and address it to Canada, it still gives me the EU pricing.  Im sure they will fix it soon.

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