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2022 Norco Range C1 - Nov. 11, 2021, 1:27 p.m.

This bike screams plaid. 

Unfortunately, it also screams spaceball one. 

I am already salivating for the range v2. 

Norco is really pushing things on a cool, interesting, progressive direction lately. For that, I will always consider being a Norco owner next, high on my list.

But Weight - Oct. 26, 2021, 7:04 a.m.

There is a certain “trail-honesty” in this writing style. 

I love what you guys are doing with a lot of these articles. 

It’s like talking to a good bud at the top of a climb about why he got “that bike” but the conversation just keeps opening up. 

I agree with about 85 percent of what you found here regarding weight vs. feelings. One of the coolest things about mountain bikes vs. moto is that you feel so much more. Kinda like skiing or snowboarding. The gear and the weight and the pressures and the tech IS IMPORTANT : because MY FEELINGS are important. 

These exercises are so crucial and so many “regular riders” skip the experimenting step- this is where we find “OUR JAM” and that’s kinda the whole point of bikes for me- and i suspect, many of us. Including those “regular riders”…

2021 Rocky Mountain Instinct C90 - Long Term Review - July 21, 2021, 8:19 p.m.

I really like this review.

Nice work!

2021 Transition Sentinel Review - Jan. 17, 2021, 9:23 p.m.

I love NSMB’s varied flavors of writing. But yours is the mint chip of the bunch. I can tell you enjoyed the bike, but you’ve found a great expressive way of telling us why. Great effin review of a great bike.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 9:23 p.m.

What if they mounted a half of insert to the indexed sidewalk of the tire??? Slash proof //insert incl. and we’ve allready stopped talking about weight ...

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 9:21 p.m.

I’ll snap photos tomorrow as I’m about to modify a second set. And this time I’m weighing them .... I told myself: first run it into the rocks fast and see what happens..... it lived. So did the hoops.

Is Cushcore Preferable to a Heavier Tire Casing? - Oct. 29, 2020, 9:07 a.m.

I’m Mid-huge. Live in a place With lots of sharp pointy rocks and classic shit built trails. I like to ride fast and here to skip a connector or loop cuz it’s “rough”.... and fire roads suck. 

The cush core allows me to ride longer, ride faster, ride rougher, and carry less garbage. To save weight I drilled a bunch of one inch holes in mine and still ride the crappiest high speed jank, chunk, and rock garbage around. 

Last season (Pre-cushCore) I had 8 flats: all rim Wall through tire bead. Ruined days, ruined rides and ruined vibes thinking of where I COULD RIDE WITHOUT FLATS! This season : all season on modified cush core, zero flats, zero rim issues, zero ruined days, zero bad vibes. They literally changed my whole season. And I can drop to 18-20 psi as well? Traction is improved, control and damping improved. 

I’m on EXO MINION DHF and DHR2 and spank oobah 350’s on a Firebird 29. The combo has been nothing short of PHENOMENAL SUCCESS for everyday hard core committed trail shredding all Spring summer and Fall.

Itinerology: The Workspace - Dec. 22, 2017, 10:27 p.m.

i love this mega nerdy awesome shit. how rad! trailbuiliding is the good work, but this is an excited new version

Nico Vouilloz Talks DH Racing - Dec. 22, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

well that was cool. what a great insight. 

DH rules

Nico Vouilloz Talks DH Racing - Dec. 22, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

well that was cool. what a great insight. 

DH rules

Bas van Steenbergen Lights Up in 'Complete' - Dec. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

simply perfectly edited and produced radness.

Ditch Your Lock-On Grips - Dec. 1, 2017, 10:37 p.m.

nsmb has always been a deep trove of nerd-knowledge, but this one is special.

Wolf Tooth Stainless Steel Ring & Camo Spider System - Dec. 1, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

stainless is the answer. to many questions.

You Should Ride a Rigid Fork - Dec. 1, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

I love all the comments/haters/lovers! 

I got an ice cream truck, and just couldn't seem to get over there not being a fox fork for 26x4.8 tires. sooooo i just rode the piss out of it. got divorced and had to sell all the fancy carbon wunderbikens and ended up riding the 4.8 minions rigid with a steel fork and 203 hope brakes. the fucking bike ripped. hauled freight on rocky mountain single track that sucked all around. went deep. hucked. got bucked. got a bluto eventually and while awesome and nice for tha hands: kinda missed the rigid prowess. now that she is dressed up with 50mm Rabbit holes and 29x3.00 minions, with a dremeled arch on the bluto, i think i might try the rigid fork. i think this idea is like clips vs. flats, and hardtail vs. enduro bike, and DH racing vs. trail riding..... its good to make adjustments and try new things, but more importantly its healthy for your riding habits, skills, and all the feelings. after riding this bike all summer, i got a closeout suspension bike that i previously hated and was so shocked at how good suspension felt. i was tuned into the nuance of wheel movement and could really feel what the bike was doing.... god these fucking bikes are all brilliant.

EWS Valberg Final Results 2016 - Sept. 19, 2016, 8:13 p.m.

Sam fuggin hill man

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