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2021 Kona Honzo ESD - Sept. 24, 2020, 10:09 p.m.

My Naked has a short rear end like this one does and perhaps that’s one of the things that makes it a bit more demanding to ride - as in you MUST be hard and dynamic on the bars or the front will wash out.

But once you do that - MY GOD. 

Hard on the bars. Always. Maybe it’s one of those things you need to try or maybe it’s not for everyone.

The Key to the Best Ride Ever - May 29, 2020, 10:57 p.m.

Go buy good gaming computer and Oculus RiftS VR goggles. Download DCS World. Download your choice of aircraft. Kiss the next 1000 hours of your life goodbye


Personal Rides: Andrew's Custom Waltworks V2 - May 11, 2020, 7:17 p.m.

It has a 32mm stem. Works super well with the long front center and 64deg unsagged HA on the terrain I ride which tends to be techy janky stuff. 

There’s something about being able to run plus tires at 13psi that brings a smile to every ride. Rough stuff too. These monster hard tails take no prisoners. 

Find a builder you relate to and order up a hardtail in modern geo. Amazing.

Personal Rides: Andrew's Custom Waltworks V2 - May 11, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Beautiful bike!

I feel that 29r, especially in plus, is a game changer for hardtails. There is no perfect bike for any one ride as, especially on the Shore, segments of the ride vary so much between eachother. But my forward geo Naked 29+ can get as rowdy and is as capable in sketchy stuff as my Slayer, and Id suggest even more so in steep stuff. I do not miss the rear suspension most of the time with 29+ and cushcore in the rear. Having the big tires with inserts opens up a lot of new possibilities.

Bikes are tools and no one tool is perfect for all situations. But hardtails are also art!

Squamish's Top 10 Rocks to Roll - April 3, 2020, 10:16 p.m.

Love this vid Rick!

Self Filmed: Sun(day) - Modern Winter - Feb. 6, 2020, 11:51 a.m.

Loved it! Great riding. Great self filming. Cool effect.

The NSMB Podcast: Sterling Lorence - Jan. 10, 2020, 1:41 p.m.

Will the photos you're discussing be visible anywhere? Love looking at the history and getting the backstory.

Yes, Trail Slayer be slayin'

Preserving Gnarly Trails - Oct. 16, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Great article. I think it hints at just what a knife edge some trails might actually be on. Authorizations and signs and history means a lot, until you wake up one AM and they didnt. People need to speak up at every occasion when the Districts take any action that reduces your ability to ride the Shore.

And zero sum game, I hope that doesnt mean that something has to go before we get that route up to the Bobsled switchback from BP. Come to think of it, last time I rode by that area, it looked like that route was already in use! FREERIDE ASCENT YO!

Bear Chases Riders down TNT Trail - Oct. 8, 2019, 3:11 p.m.

Those guys rode it well. I bet that Dougie was taking all the sneaky Strava lines all the way down too. 

I hope Dougie gets what he needs before hibernation and that his show'biz days are done. He looks like a good guy - probably didnt mean anything threatening - he turned around as soon as those guys stopped. He was probably just bored and wanted a game of chase for a bit. Who could blame him?

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