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The SR Suntour Edge Rear Shock - Aug. 6, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

2007. I believe I can use a Cane Creek adapter to run a tapered steerer. If not, it did come with a Fox 32 that I might be able to bring back to life.

The SR Suntour Edge Rear Shock - Aug. 5, 2021, 3:52 p.m.

Can't wait for the deep dive into this bike!

This shock might be just the thing for my new project.  An engineer at work gifted me his old Giant Reign.  It is super clapped and the RP23 is shot.  I didn't want to spring for a Monarch, so this might be just the thing!

The NSMB Podcast: Chris Porter – Big Mouth Strikes Again - July 10, 2021, 9:36 a.m.

I find it funny that some people think ebike riders secretly want a dirt bike.  

I can't speak for anyone else...but I have zero interest in having a dirt bike.  Not a fan of motorcycles in general.  

eBikes are just different.  Definitely a different skill in learning how to do technical climbs on one. I don't have any problem once I learned how to adapt to the power output.

The FrankenCamber: A COVID-Era Bike Build - July 3, 2021, 6:29 a.m.

Would a Tanpan maybe help with the cable pull issue? You can sometimes find generic ones on eBay.

The FrankenCamber: A COVID-Era Bike Build - July 2, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

Love articles like this! Great job on resurrecting that bike! They all need homes.

Canfield Bikes Balance LE - Review - June 16, 2021, 9:29 a.m.

That first generation One was one of the best bikes I have ever ridden. Climbed like mad and descended like a demon.

Then it cracked.

I do like their stuff a lot. The Jedi is an amazing DH bike, got to play with one as a friend used to only ride Canfields. And I would give just about anything for a chromo Signature frame.

My only other connection is getting drunk with Lance at a bike movie showing in Phoenix.

Interesting about the MRP suspension. I don't know anyone riding it, so don't have any reference. I have heard mixed things online. I have only used their ramp control cartridge, which worked very well on my Pike.

It is a beautiful looking frame!

Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro - June 5, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Got mine yesterday, first ride today. Very happy with these! The ankle cuff kept rocks out like it should.

Definitely 5.10 sticky. Haven't ridden flat pedals for a while but it all came back to me.

They did feel a bit flexier than I am used to. Not a bad thing, but I remember my Impacts were stiffer.

They are awesome for hike-a-bike situations. NSMB is right once again!

Five Ten Trail Cross Mid Pro - June 2, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

Just ordered a pair of these from Jenson. I dig the look, hope they perform just as well!

2021 Norco Shore 1 - Review - Feb. 10, 2021, 11:29 a.m.

I almost bought one of these, but I didn't want to wait that long and the Yeti I bought popped up.  

After reading this, I am glad I didn't go with it.  Awesome bike, but I am I honest with myself, most of my after work rides involve too much pedaling/climbing for a bike like this.  My 165 is almost overkill as it is.

Disrupting Lousy Warranties in Mountain Biking - Feb. 10, 2021, 11:21 a.m.

Oh that sucks.  I haven't had to warranty anything with them for a long time, so I didn't know.  That's too bad, they were awesome back in the day.

Disrupting Lousy Warranties in Mountain Biking - Feb. 9, 2021, 5:47 a.m.

I have had to warranty a few things.  I had a pair of Oakley sunglasses that broke (frame just snapped one day). Called them, asked if there was anything they could do.  They had me ship the broken ones back and a week later I had a brand new pair.  That was a long time ago.  

If I ever have a problem with a part, I usually just call or email the company and tell them what happened.  Never had any issue with being taken care of.  A lot of them, especially the smaller companies, seem to appreciate the feedback.

Chasing Bike Silence – STFU Chain Damper - Jan. 27, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

You just nailed the reason why I don't like riding with a full face on (even though I should).  I couldn't put my finger on it. But yes, being cut off from that sensory input freaks me out. 

Never thought if it like that!

Chasing Bike Silence – STFU Chain Damper - Jan. 26, 2021, 7:45 a.m.

And on the other side, I love the sound of buzzy hubs.  Any other creak or noise from my bike annoys me, but a hub buzzing along is music to my ears.

To each their own I guess!

Leatt DBX 3.0 Trail+ Full Face Helmet Revisited - Nov. 10, 2020, 4:55 a.m.

This helmet looks interesting to me.  I like Leatt products, so I will have to check it out.  I'm currently running a Fox Proframe, but I am not a fan.  Doesn't fit right and an hour into a ride I start to develop weird pressure points.  The brow pad disintegrated pretty quickly (replaced it with a Sweat Buster, which works so much better).  

The trail+ idea I like, seeing as how I knocked out some teeth earlier this year in crash.  I don't need a full on DH helmet for most of the trails I ride, just a little extra insurance.  

BTW Andrew, I love the sticker on the back of your helmet!

Coming Back To Bash Rings (With Wolf Tooth CAMO) - Nov. 4, 2020, 10:29 a.m.

I run a 34T oval ring on the front of my Yeti, with a 11-50T Sunrace out back.  But I ride to the trails as often as I can out here and I typically run out of gears on the road pretty quickly.  

30T?  I would be spinning out everywhere.  I typically run one down from my 50T when climbing (so, 42 I think?) and that is usually good enough for the majority of my climbing, using the 50T as a bailout gear.

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