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Godwin's Law of E-Bikes - April 30, 2020, 3:29 p.m.

Cam,you can argue all you want but I see it as as a moped.

Motor + pedal = moped, not that hard to understand.

A Month with the Santa Cruz Heckler E-Bike - April 22, 2020, 11:39 a.m.

Cam,your disappointed that someone disagrees with you?

Personally I'm a bit disappointed that that you're publishing e-moped (call it what you want) content and passing it off as something to keep you amused during this lock-down BS.

At least PB gave us a choice to filter out this crap.

CushCore XC Tire Insert Review - Jan. 21, 2020, 10:04 a.m.

It's not so much about flat prevention but ride quality .As dan_l said ,it feels like 10mm more suspension.On my 80mm XC bike it feels like 20 more with better side wall support too.

2020 Ibis Ripley - Long Term Review - Oct. 29, 2019, 3:44 p.m.

I've got a 18' Smuggler that is "overshocked",swapped the Fox 210x50 with a CCDBiL Coil 210x55 to get another 12mm of travel.Kind of a Mini-Sentinel with the fork bumped to 150.With the stock setup I was beating myself up, like Dave said "absolutely worked".Now the bike feels awesome and I don't think it feels "dead" at all.

I think a 50mm stroke coil shock would run out of travel before the spring rate can rise enough to prevent bottom outs without over-springing.I did install a big/soft bottom out bumper but it wasn't needed.

CushCore 29 PLUS Inserts Ridden - Sept. 20, 2019, 7:45 a.m.

I've used both the regular and plus versions on a 2.6 w 35i rim and would say the plus is too big for your needs.I find the 'Pro" version fills out a 2.6 with plenty of support.

2019 Yeti SB 150 - First Impressions* - Nov. 29, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

Unfortunately,the actual seat tube angle is slacker than the numbers tell and if you run your post higher than the spot they measured their "effective" angle at it will be under more load.

2019 Yeti SB 150 - First Impressions* - Nov. 29, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Grabbing the rear end and tugging it back and forth isn't going give a real world idea of how the bike rides and a little bit of rear end flex can really help keep a bike from being knock around.

BTW the Aggressor only comes in a DC and I think it is a bit too terrain specific to spec IMHO.Works great in the summer hardpack around here but the DHRII seems a no brainer.

Uncle Dave and the (gasp!) 2019 Turbo Levo - Sept. 19, 2018, 10:38 a.m.


The Surprising Bontrager SE2 29x2.6" Team Issue TLR Tire - Sept. 4, 2018, 10:33 a.m.

I talked with the guys at Maxxis and it looks like they are going to release a 29x2.6 Ikon in the next few weeks along with a 29x2.6 DHF/DHR2.

Second Perspective: Wolftooth ReMote Sustain for Reverb - May 17, 2018, 7:58 a.m.

I've got a Bike yoke DeHy cable kit one one bike and the new 1x remote on another,The cable is better than the plunger remote but the smooth and east action of the 1x gets my vote.A bleed twice a year is a small trade off.

I've switched the remote on the DeHy kit to a Wolftooth trying to get a smoother stroke but no luck so went with a slick cable and housing and it still feels rougher than the Reverb 1x setup.

Around $90 USD for ether cable kit or $100 for the Reverb 1x kit.The choice is yours.

Ditch Your Lock-On Grips - Dec. 3, 2017, 10:55 a.m.

I got it at a aircraft supply some time ago.It doesn't have a gauge spec on the roll but would guess about 20-22 gauge.The label says Ormiston  monel seizing wire London ,England.

Ditch Your Lock-On Grips - Nov. 25, 2017, 9:54 a.m.

I've been using LizardSkin North Shore slip ons (great name huh) with monel wire.A bit hard to find but has better elasticity (break resistance)  than stainless so it will twist tighter.The grooves in the grips make it easy to hide the twist too.

I just put a set of the Ergon GE1's on and I do like the shape but not as cushy as the NS.

Going to Wide Bars (and back again) - June 29, 2017, 11:16 a.m.

I saw a group of kids on the trail yesterday,all on nice bikes (it is summertime in Santa Cruz) and everyone of them had bars so wide they were practically stuck in one position,unable to move around at all.I think the "wider"is better" trend is inhibiting a lot of smaller people from riding as well as they could. 

Coming from an XC background most of my bikes are 700-720 and even my AM bike has 740's.Being 5'8" it works for me and I can see a big guy with 800's but most would benefit taking a look at what is practical not fashionable.

Wall Rides and Overhangs - Jan. 5, 2016, 2:58 p.m.

I remember bouncing the end of my 720mm bars off a few of those outcrops and grabbing a tree to keep from flying off to the right.Lot's of exposure.Best to pack a spare pair of shorts.

WTF is a Plus Bike? - Sept. 24, 2015, 5:03 p.m.

You are obviously an idiot that hasn't tried one.As a long time XC & CX racer I'm enjoying my B+ on the trails that are just a bit too rowdy for the other bikes in the stable.Is it fast?No,but it is FUN and that's why we are all out there.

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