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July 16, 2021, 12:48 p.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: shoreboy

Posted by: bux-bux

Posted by: kavurider

The implosion in the comment section is something to behold right now.

At least here in the US it is definitely not a fringe sport. Mountain biking has been assimilated into the group of "lifestyle" sports.

I lost interest in PB's articles a while ago, I just hope their buy/sell doesn't go away, although I am pretty sure it can't keep existing in it's current form after this acquisition.

What do you mean by implosion?

im·plo·sion

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noun

an instance of something collapsing violently inward.

"the PB comments section undergoes a violent implosion caused by fear of the Outside paywall"

a sudden failure or collapse of an organization or system.

"the free content found on PB may soon undergo an implosion"

Thank you! Perfect.

July 14, 2021, 8:55 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Welcome former PB users!

The implosion in the comment section is something to behold right now.

At least here in the US it is definitely not a fringe sport. Mountain biking has been assimilated into the group of "lifestyle" sports.

I lost interest in PB's articles a while ago, I just hope their buy/sell doesn't go away, although I am pretty sure it can't keep existing in it's current form after this acquisition.

July 13, 2021, 6:13 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Wolf Tooth (ReMote) Props

Best dropper lever out there in my opinion. Need to get them for my other 2 bikes.

Wolftooth customer service is great and having all the small parts available is so awesome!

June 20, 2021, 8:34 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: grambo

I had a carbon 2017 Aurum with similar geometry to that, with a really high spec that only weighed 34.5lbs and I cannot imagine pedaling it uphill anywhere. If you were really fit and had at least a 32t cassette you could suffer up flatter forest roads like Fromme but anything steeper or single track would be awful. 200mm forks have a ton of pedal bob as does the rear end (and no climb switch on DH shocks), slack HTA + long offset fork is floppy, super slack seat tube, bad pedaling kinematics, small cassette, short cranks, heavy everything.

Like most people back in the day, I used to pedal my DH bike up the trail.

But after riding the newer long travel enduro bikes, you realize just HOW BAD those DH bikes pedal.  To get any of kind of leg extension, you raise the seat and end up a foot behind the bottom bracket.  Goodbye knees.  

If you are super fit, I suppose you can pedal standing up the whole time. I used to do that, but I am not sure if I could do it anymore. AND...it sucks.  Truly.  

Unless you are going to be focusing on shuttling and pushing up, I would look for something a bit more pedal friendly.  a 160 F/R bike in the last few years will handle just about anything you will encounter.

June 18, 2021, 6:41 p.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: Greasyone

Posted by: kavurider

I just want to see a photo of that Giant AC1. I love old bikes. If I was in your neck of the woods I would probably offer up some cash for it!

It won't be for sale though, it'll keep kicking around as a loaner "first hit is free" bike.

Love it! Thanks for the photo!

June 18, 2021, 9:38 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

I just want to see a photo of that Giant AC1. I love old bikes. If I was in your neck of the woods I would probably offer up some cash for it!

June 5, 2021, 5:39 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Velocipedestrian, that is really cool! I love seeing this kind of customization!

May 25, 2021, 11:26 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: I'm old, and I don't understand anything anymore

Posted by: xy9ine

i'm not sure if these were definitively better than the current crop of trail / dh clipless pedals, but for a product of that era, they'd probably still be viable today. the rotating spd bit allowed for a nice snug shoe to platform interface (that lots of the current non-articulated modern pedals lack), and like all shimano pedals, were bombproof. 

I still use a pair of these to this day! They are starting to wear out now but still work!

May 6, 2021, 7:15 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: To the ass-hat on Bridle today at 5pm...rant-warning

Posted by: Brocklanders

This is where mountainbiking is now? 

Yes it is unfortunately.  Here in AZ, tons of new riders on the trails. Most seem okay, but I have run into plenty of d-bags cutting off/scaring hikers, blasting down the trail like it is their own racetrack and just being a-holes in general.  

The amount of cheater lines/braids I have had to block off is increasing.  I watched a younger guy jump over the branches/rocks that were blocking an off trail line.  When he rode past I told him that line was blocked off for a reason, he didn't care.  

It sucks, but here we are.  Fortunately, it seems like the hikers and other foot traffic have been pretty understanding, I have had more positive encounters lately.

April 8, 2021, 5:21 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Dang, bike delivery pushed back to July. Such is life in Covid times!

April 5, 2021, 3:43 p.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: Abies

Posted by: kavurider

Sweet! I have a new one on order, should be here around the beginning of June. Looks good! And I am partial to the pink components.

Rad, which frame/build are you getting?

I had my first real ride on it this morning and it RIPS. Loved pushing it through berms and it’s both playful and composed at speed, at least as much as a 120mm bike can be. Climbed really well for a heavy trail bike too.

Only complaints so far are weight (the alloy frame is over 9 pounds), pedal strikes (I’m using 175mm cranks in the low position) and Santa Cruz’s nonsense suspension recommendations. I have 25 PSI more than they recommend and might add more.

Edit: pics. I do like the color

2021 Tallboy V4 AL R build. Can't wait!

April 4, 2021, 9:55 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: Abies

Sweet Banshee. I almost ended up with one of those, but got a deal on this v4 aluminum tallboy which I just finished building last night. It’s a heavy pig but Im still excited. I’ve been riding a Honzo with 150mm fork for the past three years so this feels... different. But good.

Tallboy V4

The pink blingy King/Hope/Burgtec stuff isn’t really my style usually but they came with the frame, and I kind of don’t hate it for now? But might swap for silver parts.

Build:

Fox DPS performance elite

Helm V1 air at 130mm. Might bump to 140?

350s to Raceface rims (25mm internal which according to media reports means I will NOT be able to corner and will likely die)

Trail boss/vigilante 2.4/2.5. Love this combo

Nx 11 speed shifter, cranks, derailleur, sunrace 11 speed XD cassette, 30t Garbaruk ring

XT 8000 four pots. Waiting on the front adapter to go 203/180, currently 180 front and rear.

Cheap Kona bars and DMR stem

Trans x 150mm dropper. I think I can clear 170 so that will get replaced at some point.

Trusty Silverado saddle

King headset, burgtec axle, hope seat clamp

Sweet!  I have a new one on order, should be here around the beginning of June.  Looks good!  And I am partial to the pink components.

March 26, 2021, 7:58 p.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: thaaad

dirt·bag

/ˈdərtbaɡ/

nounderogatory•informal

noun: dirtbag; plural noun: dirtbags; noun: dirt-bag; plural noun: dirt-bags

a very unkempt or unpleasant person.

Well, considering how judgemental and unpleasant a lot of people in the MTB community seem to be I would say it still might be a dirtbag sport.

100% agree. 

Seems to be getting worse lately with the influx of new riders. Ear buds in, not stopping or slowing for anyone, turbo boost mode cutting cheat lines trying to imitate the latest Instagram shredder. 

But I am also seeing it with regular bikes as well. Just general dbag behavior. 

I dunno, I am in no hurry, I wait for people all the time going up or down.

March 17, 2021, 5:22 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: craw

A few guys I know have sold their ebikes after a fair amount of proselytizing from them when they first got them. They all came to the same point that more laps in less time wasn't satisfying. Turns out that some difficult climbing contributes in a major way to the satisfaction of a ride, a satisfaction they didn't get on the ebike, which just makes it too easy they said. They also said they didn't like descending on such a heavy bike, which is ironic because the whole draw of the ebike is to do more laps in less time which means more descending on the bike that doesn't descend as well. 

That three separate experienced riders in three different places came to the same conclusion is interesting.

That is exactly why I sold mine. 

They are everywhere here in AZ now though.  Probably half of the bikes I see on the trail are eBikes now.

March 5, 2021, 5:30 a.m.
Posts: 65
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Sweet!! Thank you!  

Great action shots too!  Almost looks like a trials bike compared to today.  

I had a Banshee Morphine back in the day set up like that, still miss that bike.

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