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Personal Rides: GeoMetron G16 - Jan. 8, 2018, 2:51 p.m.

My 6'4" comes with tall arms and my XL Reign has a longer stem, my dropper isn't slammed in the frame, and I can feel cramped at times.

I threw a leg over an XXL Santa Cruz Hightower and my first impression was it didn't feel like it needed a longer stem.  It was also the first bike my friends said I didn't look like a clown on.

Behind Pole's CNC 'Superbike' - The Machine - Jan. 8, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

MTB'ing is inherently tough on the environment.  Anyone else remember when Race Face used CNC filings as their packing fill on shipments?

That someone is creatively working with metal again is nice to see.  The geo looks good but that asymetrical mount is something I'd like to see someone else bottom out before my 220lbs lands flat on it.

Personal Rides: GeoMetron G16 - Jan. 8, 2018, 9:56 a.m.

At 6'4" I'm with Cr4W on this one. Slack bikes with proper reach have been missing from the market for ages - just ask any tall guy running a 80mm stem on an XL trail bike.

I appreciate that NSMB is spending some bandwidth on bikes that are offering something new to the market.

I've got a wonky wrist and getting up and off the wrists will likely help me out.  Currently geomoetry always has me reaching for the bar when pedaling and pushing back off the bar when in a descending (standing) position.  Sitting and standing neutrally on the bike will be worth trying out.

Behind Pole's CNC 'Superbike' - The Machine - Jan. 5, 2018, 12:52 p.m.

I enjoyed the write up and agree with a lot of the principles; waste of carbon, reach length, wheel size, etc. but a +$4k frame sight unseen is really tough to do.

Santa Cruz Nomad IV - Dec. 21, 2017, 8:25 a.m.

This is a great review and more stuff for the sausage factory that is deciding on a bike.  What I'd really like to see from Santa Cruz is a XXL Hightower LT sized bike with 160mm of squish and Nomad geo.

I think it is called a Wreckoning...

Five Ten Kestrel Lace Clipless Shoes - Dec. 6, 2017, 2:26 p.m.

I love my 5.10 Low Impact (on my 3rd pair) and loath my Kestrels (worst cycling shoes I've owned in 20 years).

I wonder how these ones rank?

#NotASlopestyleCourse - Oct. 30, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

The TV coverage is to blame.  The cameras don't do the terrain and line selection justice.

Jesse Melamed's Winning EWS Bike - Exclusive Details - Aug. 14, 2017, 8:50 a.m.

The most important detail to learn is that without a sticker you will lose.

Barbed Wire Claimant Charged with Fraud - July 21, 2017, 2:04 p.m.

Don't mess with the Calgary Riding community!

He admits to riding a quad, in a different area, at a different time.

The Tale Of Turbo Levo Man - July 19, 2017, 8:53 a.m.

When my knees go I'll be at my LBS the next day to buy a full squish e-bike.

Barbed Wire or Fraud: The Bragg Creek Incident - July 13, 2017, 8:36 a.m.

Great work Cam!

Rider's Throat Apparently Sliced by Barbed Wire Across Trail - July 11, 2017, 7:40 a.m.

The Calgary Rider's thread over on Pinkbike and a Calgary Riders' Group on Facebook are e-sleuthing the heck out of

this. https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=246&pagenum=1336#commentid6492530 (click to the last few pages of the thread)

Rider's Throat Apparently Sliced by Barbed Wire Across Trail - July 10, 2017, 11:42 a.m.

Did you see the Strava ride logs for the same time period or the update from the Greater Bragg Creek Trail Society? Specifically, they couldn't find any barbed wire.

Rider's Throat Apparently Sliced by Barbed Wire Across Trail - July 10, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Guy cannot catch a break.

He lost his puppy not that long ago.

Overall, it is a wee bit fishy.

4.5 random things Dave wants for Christmas - Dec. 23, 2016, 9:36 a.m.

I couldn't even find any in southern Oregon, never mind northern Cali. It truly is the unicorn of beers.

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