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Five Trail Etiquette Essentials To Be a Mountain Biker - Sept. 19, 2020, 6:29 a.m.

ANYTHING to shave a second off a strava time!

Five Trail Etiquette Essentials To Be a Mountain Biker - Sept. 16, 2020, 7:05 a.m.

Ride around features?!

Around here, people ride around bumps and roots.

Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Sept. 9, 2020, 6:10 a.m.

I don't like overly-low bb heights, but found the previous Slash a bit too high in the high position. It made the bike feel a bit teeter-tottery when cornering on flow trails. But you could pedal through anything.

Have fun experimenting!

Introducing the 2021 Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 - Sept. 7, 2020, 6:50 a.m.

No EWS rider here, but I certainly could pass the blindfold test when swapping mino link positions on the previous version.

I prefer the handling in high, but the cornering in low. Solved with a 150 mm air shaft in the fork, to pull the bb down a bit, and steepen the HTA a bit, when in low.

Note that my use is very rugged trail riding. No bike park-style stuff, so big caveat, for sure.

You Can’t Do That in a Porsche - July 6, 2020, 6:50 a.m.

For sure, one of two cars that I:

Never. Should. Have. Sold!

You Can’t Do That in a Porsche - July 4, 2020, 7 a.m.

"The void Ricardo wants to fill does not exist for me because I’ve been stuffing it full of bikes; and they charge me up more than an M3 convertible for a fraction of the cost."

Bang on!

Behind the Brand: Orbea - June 28, 2020, 6:38 a.m.

Awesome sauce!  Thanks for the tour.

SRAM Launches new 52-tooth Eagle Drivetrains - June 11, 2020, 5:37 p.m.

True on the 2 tooth difference not being monumental, but the 42/50 jump already drives me nuts.

I'll wait for my first worn out drivetrain, then convert all three mtbs to Shimano 12-speed.  It WILL be a bit painful to buy the drivers.

When Is A Semi-Slick Too Damn Quick?! - May 28, 2020, 6:56 a.m.

How about the sorta-kinda semi-slick Bonty XR3, Andrew?

When I first saw it, I was skeptical. After I rode it, I was sold.  Not for everybody up front, but it rips as a back tire.

Godwin's Law of E-Bikes - April 30, 2020, 6 p.m.

Has anybody mentioned that what we all call motorcycles are more correctly "engine" cycles?!

So, yeah, ebikes might be motorcycles, but motorcycles are not.

Stay healthy!

A Month with the Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike - April 23, 2020, 7:21 a.m.

Cam, you're not old, you've just reached the age of "maturing nicely".  I'm a bit older, and I'll be getting an e-bike next season, but it will be to replace my dirt bike.

E-bike content surely brings the commenters!

2019 Canyon Strive CFR 9.0 Team 29 Reviewed - April 22, 2020, 8:23 a.m.

Great, honest review.  New and improved Shapeshifter thingy for this year, right?

ENVE's new $1600 Wheelset: the AM30 - April 9, 2020, 7:14 p.m.

North America FTW! Canada or USA baby, either way works for me!

Deviate Cycles Presents The High Pivot Highlander - March 8, 2020, 7:47 a.m.

Intriguing. And beautiful. Please get on one!

1. How does the limited wrap on the chainring play out?

2. Approximate rame weight?

Best of 2019 - Tim's List - Jan. 3, 2020, 9:42 a.m.

Yup.  Kind of a bummer to see MM so darn dominant, but what an otherworldly talent he has.

I'd like to see a closer fight for the championship this season.

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