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Bells and whistles are great, but is it accurate? I have one of the fancier, simpler ones from a well known American bike tool maker and best I can tell, it's off by a bit; using it, my bar stem's steer tube bolts loosen up, but not the case when I use an imported conventional…
Doubtful anyone is looking at any hardtails and saying "Maybe this could be my new CES rig." Is it mandatory to compare any and all dirt-focused bikes with enduro bikes when reviewing these days? In my expanded circle of mt bike friends, I'm likely one degree separated from maybe 4 people that race enduros, if…
Where are Stan's $600 carbon rims made?
I generally like the GMBN vids but this one is a turd. I guess sometimes you just need to crank one out? Silver lining was seeing that signed Repack poster in the background. Otherwise.. [flush].
Their description is interesting: "At Viathon, we believe that great bikes make riding more fun. And when you have fun, you ride more." "...You’ve always wanted to master every trail. Now you can." I hear in this a pitch to new-to-cycling buyers - "Be the rider (healthier person) you wish to be." The geometry favors…
Think he meant "gleams."
I'm curious about the geometry overall, certainly. Visibly, it's hard not to associate the stated technical climbing prowess to the [by-today's-standards] long stem. I'm not suggesting that the only reason it climbs well is due the stem length, but I'd bet it helps.
Entrenador   on Jul 2, 2019
added a photo
 
Starting the night's ride right.
Pointy toes here and there. What's the optimal heel/toe angles when jumping?
Matt, thanks for the thorough review. Two questions: Any chance you measured them, and on what rim? Safe to assume that like most other brand's mtb offerings, these come in a bit shy of their claimed 2.4" width? Also, the photos appear to show centered knobs a bit less ramped than Ardents. One of my…
I do that on long climbs during races because helps pass the misery. But since it's competition, I bring in every advantage I can and sing aloud, especially if I'm on someone's back wheel. RightSaidFred will either push the pace or encourage someone to move aside.
Glad to see your write up here. I ride a "progressive" hardtail with 120-130mm Pike, and I'm wondering if you'd agree with the following addition about who this product is for: Riders with 140mm+ of full suspension. Tokens get my fork where I want it, and I can't envision a situation where I'd want more…
Entrenador   on Feb 8, 2019
replied to What MTB trend do you want reversed?
 
I don't own any bikes with internally routed brake or shift lines, but sure looks like a pain in the arse. Both of my bikes are internally routed dropper posts though, and...
"Depress the valve, compress the post, good to go." Paging BikeYoke...
Great write up. You mentioned modulation a bit but probing a bit more, wondering if the 4-piston offered a wider range of modulation over the M8000, or the previous iteration M785s. I'm on M785s now and am satisfied with the power but the bite is pretty harsh. Would like a bit more lever feel without…
 
With equally porous tires, does it make sense that the thinner, less viscous sealants would be less likely to seal the sidewalls - since the thinner stuff flows through the holes faster (assuming equal psi)? Additionally, I'd expect to see some correlating success rates between higher viscosity sealants and higher tire pressures; perhaps the Finish…
Good ideas here. Lots more out there. I can't imagine riding trails with tubes in my tires again, but a dedicated tubeless set up can cost significant coin. I've not done this but at one point, there was a lot of forum talk about riders making their own sealant. As well, lots of riders use…
Saddle covers are great for casual rides under 5 miles long, but for anything further / more rigorous I prefer the padding be on my taint (in the form of a proper chamois), and let any friction take place between my shorts and the saddle. Thus, proper riding shorts. For rides with a lot of…
Some great info here. Nitpicking here, but the static BB - saddle height is dependent on same shoes, same pedals, same seat tube angle; changing any of these from one bike to the next will mean slight adjustments to this measurement at least. Hard to talk about height without delving into fore-aft and tilt as…
Ah, yet another reason opting for SRAM instead of my current M8000 kit might have been a better decision. Minor gripe: Anyone hoping to do this install should already own hex keys and the T25 at least. I think I'd prefer to save the few $ and raw materials in the ground.
Entrenador   on Jun 20, 2018
commented on Whyte S-150 S Trail Bike Test Ride Review
 
Looks like a great rig for the money. Regarding tire choice: I can see in this day and age that 2.3 doesn't sound like a lot, but the 2.3 Aggressor balloons up pretty nicely on wider rims. Regardless, 2.3 sounds like a good sized tire for a bike that is spec'ed for wet trail conditions…
I've tried electrical tape, clear 3M tape, inner tube wrap, and purpose-specific chainstay protectors - neoprene + velcro, and the pre-cut adhesive type available from various sources. It's a simple function, so not a lot of wrong answers out there, but the product I like most: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Scotch-Seal-Mastic-Tape-Compound-2229/?N=5002385+3294317098&rt=rud Trims easily with scissors, sticks like crazy. Thick…
Entrenador   on Jun 27, 2015
added a comment on On Review: Zen TRAIL Frame
 
Hey Aaron, looks like you're riding my size. Care to reply with your height & inseam? Also, does it fit...
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