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The Klunkus - Feb. 26, 2014, 10:36 a.m.

I'm really just curious how it rides. I can't quite picture it. I know what a fat bike rides like (on snow), and I know how a 26″ hardtail rides. I'm curious to know how a 3.0″ 29r tire rides on squamish single track… Genuinely curious, not preparing for a flame fest. I guess I'm wondering what the point is… where it excels…

The Klunkus - Feb. 26, 2014, 8:04 a.m.

for a bike that's meant to be ridden, you didn't tell us much about how it rides…

World’s First Gearbox Fat Bike - Feb. 19, 2014, 6:38 a.m.

IMHO, a gear box on a fat bike makes total sense. They aren't (overly) concerned with weight, riding in the snowy/mucky/sandy conditions is going to gunk up your derailleur and freeze it up in a hurry, and fatbikes are hardtails so you don't need to be overly concerned with chain (or belt in this case) tension. finally, as you point out, they're both weird, so made for each other.

My only question is would the oil in the gearbox freeze when temps get really cold? you know, like they do in winter. when the snow is on the ground? And I'm talking temps below -15°C…

Easton Lock-On Grips: Reviewed - Nov. 7, 2013, 6:45 a.m.

I've been running them since July. I like them. comfy and grippy and so far they've proven durable. It's also worth noting that if you have a stack into thick goopy mud, they somehow seem oblivious to it and grip is still great. They only time I've had issues is when I managed to get Stans on my glove when fixing a blowout, and that was like lubricant on these grips. Washing the glove solved the issue though.

How To Be A Mountain Biker - Oct. 24, 2013, 6:15 a.m.

learn the name of the admitting nurse at your local hospital?

Show Us Your Pits: Giant Factory Off-Road - Aug. 14, 2013, 1:05 p.m.

Is that the Magic Mary on the front of Adam Craig's bike?

Gear Shots: Wolf Tooth Chainring - June 19, 2013, 1:09 p.m.

I've been running a 32 WT ring on my Mojo HD, with a bashguard, 11-36 cassette, and Zee derailleur (ss & clutch) since february. Not one dropped chain. I am very pleased, and very impressed.

re the bashguard issue, I would imagine it depends on your terrain no? Mine is beat to sh!t. I wouldn't ride without one. (Besides, the orange Straitline bash looks pretty on the black and orange SixC cranks I have on there too…)

Review: Fox 34 Float 160 CTD 26″ - Nov. 29, 2012, 5:44 a.m.

no sir… I said it was the most common complaint, not that is was so. I was just wondering what your take on that complaint was. Thanks for the thorough response.

For me, I think I have to stick to 36s anyways, at my weight and riding style I feel like smaller forks are wet noodles. Or maybe it's just that I've been riding a 36 for 7 years and that I'm used to the stiffness and anything smaller feels like a wet noodle. Either way, this looks like a nifty fork, just not for me.

Review: Fox 34 Float 160 CTD 26″ - Nov. 28, 2012, 7:35 a.m.

No mention of the most common complaint of this fork? that it dives too much and doesn't keep you up in your travel? I can understand that this many not be a problem for you, but you could at least have addressed it in your review. A la "some have said x,y,z, but in my experience, it hasn't been an issue"… is that the case? Hasn't been an issue for you?

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