What about the MegaSmash?
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MRP offers the kind of replacement service you are wishing for. I have loved every minute riding my Ribbon Coil, which was recommended to me by the folks at SuspensionWerx.
I am comparing it to a Pike with Luftkappe and older Lyrik.
Great review and photos!
I've been loving my Jeffsy Mk1 since 2016 and am now looking for something a bit more burly. The Capra 29 ticks all the boxes, except for the water bottle. Maybe in the next generation?
AJ, I'm also curious about your thoughts or interactions with YT Canada. has JM been able to improve and build up his customer support process? Now that they have moved to Kelowna I'm hesitant to purchase again from them. I have not had any frame warranties on the Jeffsy, only the Reverb and the Guides. Dave at BicycleHub helped me with the Reverb and JM mailed me the Guide internals, which I replaced myself. However, I felt ok with them in Squamish as I could always drive up there if I really needed to see someone. Now, I'm not so sure.
No, don't think it glued itself, just a really tight fit in the bead socket. Same challenge with a WTB Trail Boss on the back wheel.
I connected NOBL on their thoughts and they also said no problem, but acknowledged Maxxis as the most consistent and easiest to seat.
Maybe just my bad luck, but I remember seeing another post on here about difficulties with NOBL and WTB
Thank you for this great article! I really like the look and feel of the vigilante 2.6 29er on the front, even if it barely cleared my non boost Pike. I loved the tire until I had to take it off my 2016 era NOBL Tr36. It was sooooo difficult to remove, compared to a maxxis or schawlbe, that I had to resort to standing on the tire and pulling on the spokes to break the bead! Toughest tire to remove by far and not something I want to repeat on the trailside again.
A promising first study published on this new tech. I was happy to see that the MIPS liner was also significantly better than the standard. I'm interested in seeing what other companies will want to license this wavecell tech. The more companies doing research into this the better.
Agree. I tried a 2.6 Trail Boss mounted on Nobl'sTR36 rim on my Jeffsy. The frame clearance on the chain stay was only about 1mm so I decided to remove it and chalk it up to a failed experiment. Over 60 minutes of cussing and very painful thumbs I finally removed. it.
I have a 2.6 Vigilante mounted on my front wheel. I have not had to remove it yet. I'm hoping that it will loosen up a bit over time...
I only rode that line once and it made my balls suck back inside myself.
Awesome to see these guys racing down that line!
Great article Andrew, I also really enjoy reading these "tear down" pieces. I think I remember an article about the True Precision silent hub, but you have ever looked at the Nobl/Onyx?
After many years on Hope hubs, I decided to treat myself to a premium hub set. I9 and CK were obvious options, but the silence and uniqueness of the sprag clutch lured me.
I've been super happy with mine for the last 2 seasons and would be really interested to see how they hold up to the scrutiny.
No hot tub at the lodge, but they make up for it with a totally comfortable and chill environment. My buddies and I just drank beer and chilled in the upstairs living room after cleaning up post ride. A good place to relax before walking down to the pub.
Another two places I must recommend were the local bbq/breakfast place, owned and run by the husband of the lodge manager (https://cedarcreekmeats.com/) and the bike shop (http://oakridgebikeshop.com/) Willamette Mountain Mercantile. Really cool guys who offered us beers on their back balcony!
I think everyone we met there was super friendly!
Loved my trip to Oakridge! Awesome little town with great people. I hope you got an opportunity to spend some time at the Brewers Union, really good beer and food.
Next time I suggest to avoid the brand name motels and book a reservation at the Oakridge Lodge and guest house. Walking distance to the pub and really comfortable and bike friendly!
Great to see a Canadian company able to offer such a competitive price. That warranty sounds awesome!
Such a good article, thank you!
I've got some sticky pistons and this article, especially the recommendation for sil-glyde for lubing the pistons had been very helpful!
More like this please!
I've thought from the beginning that 200 hours of community service working with the NSMBA on trail maintenance would be a fitting and just sentence. If her arthritis inhibits her from doing this then a $10,000 fine that is directly donated towards the NSMBA trail fund.
I think that this would set a good precedence for any future trail vandalism.
I went to UVic with Knowles. He did some crazy shit on that Cove Hummer.
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