l3eaudaciousBunny Hop

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Norco Torrent HT RSD Sergeant Commencal Meta HT Santa Cruz Chameleon NS Bikes Djambo I would say the Commencal Meta and the Norco Torrent HT are the top choices. My next bike will most likely be the...
YT Customer Service was my worst purchase experience in the last 10 years. Put into perspective whatever trivial "complaints" I had at local bike shops. I'd rather pay extra, and not be treated like shit.
Limiting Trail access to non-motorized vehicles is also a way to reduce user volume. The amount of people willing to endure physically demanding climbs/trails naturally curtails the amount of people willing to partake. E-bikes make trails more accessible. Sure you'll see industry growth/participation increase, but that will cause trails to be over-crowded and unable to…
Lets discourage the younger generation from participating in the wilderness, so when I croak mining and logging consortium's can just steam roll through unopposed. Although not giving a shit about anyone else is the baby boomer hallmark.
Head-angle is about stability on the downhill. A lower head angle pushes the front tire out forward making it more stable at speed and on the downhill. Stability while jumping isn't really affected...
To be fair it seems like you don't know what you want. The K2, the Kato, and the Mission are vastly different bikes. You think the 69 head-angle on the Kato is twitchy,...
Riding SLX/XT's after ridding Guide's, feels like trying to thread a needle with a hammer. Admiring initial stopping power over modulation is silly. If you need full bite right at engagement, you're doing it wrong. The point of brake's is to avoid using them as much as possible. Also the fact that Shimano Deore is…
Well do you want to smash a $65 derailleur on a rock, or a $250-$350 derailleur on a rock. Do you want to crash with an LCD on your bars, or do you just want to straighten them out and move on? Roadies are the whales of the bike industry, they swallow whatever they're stuffed,…
l3eaudacious   on Jul 21, 2017
replied to Chain lube - mixed your own formula?
 
3:1 Mineral Spirits/Regular Motor Oil (5w-30). People like to use Mobil1, cause of some additive that helps retention hoopla. Honestly its mostly all the same. I read somewhere that a dude was...
I had the same suspicion as the Reddit post, his story seems to be aimed at pulling strings. Dog in backpack, booby trap, stolen bike no one wants. Barbed wire is picture perfect for his neck, height + bike combo. While he states he was standing on a corner? Who isn't kissing their back tire…
Who steals a 9 year-old turd gold stumpjumper? Would be more maintenance hassle than the bike's worth. I guess the $8,000 claim is for insurance purposes. Guy also had a dog in his backpack? This story just keeps on surprising.
l3eaudacious   on Jul 1, 2017
replied to Santa Cruz
 
To me that looks like a mellow xc trail. Get a 29er with no more than 140mm of travel if you want to climb decently and have an option for aggressive. There's...
l3eaudacious   on Jun 30, 2017
replied to Climbing struggles!
 
The only real answer is do more climbing. Even if you ride 7 days a week on mainly flat terrain, you're climbing won't improve. And stop resting. Constant stop and go means you...
l3eaudacious   on Jun 18, 2017
replied to Finally pulled the trigger
 
Took me 2 minutes... Please Google before you ask. 86 psi. http://www.ridefox.com/help.php?m=bike&id=690#settingforkairpressure
 
Looks likes early adopter sales of Eagle have slowed down, gotta stop that artificially scarcity.
l3eaudacious   on Jun 4, 2017
replied to Favorite pre- bike ride food
 
Oatmeal is the magical fuel. Oatmeal, ~tbs peanut butter, ~tbs cinnamon, ~raisins, and add any fresh fruit. I usually go 1 banana and 3 strawberries. But your imagination and taste buds are...
For $2599, you get a Jeffsy 29 at 140mm travel with a 2x11, a Pike and a 150mm Reverb dropper. Also reviews as the top 29er AM/Trail bike of 2017 along side the Devinci Django for pure feel/geo. I think the Jeffsy has essentially shown up every brand/manufacture, for what is possible with a 29er,…
Labeling actions as domestic terrorism or hate crimes isn't the solution. It's a knee jerk reaction that makes good headlines, and opens the door for more mundane things to be considered domestic terrorism. What about when fighting/protesting public land/trails being sold off to developers gets labeled as domestic terrorism? It always starts at the extreme…
l3eaudacious   on Apr 21, 2017
replied to The Rise of the YouTube Celebrity
 
I stopped watching BKXC when it felt like it was more about him as a "brand" than shredding trails. On the other hand I know nothing about Nate Hills. All I know is...
Is it me or is it always the Amateur-Professionals sulking in their Strava times angry they weren't cut out for the big times, you can spot a mile away. They never acknowledge you, and if you say "Hello" they give you some death stare. They always seem to think they own the trail, cause they're…
Also applies to bike maintenance, you only have to clean, grease, bleed, tune-up one single bike. Only other comment would be don't buy a straight steerer tube bike in 2017. Far less options, and less each day. The ideal is 1 Fat Bike with ~120mm fork, 1 set of summer 27.5x 55-65mm rims on a…
l3eaudacious   on Dec 26, 2016
commented on Watch: Do you REALLY need a fat bike?
 
Do you need pedals and a drive-train if all you do is ride a snowboard with wheels and a seat?
Don't you sign paperwork admitting your are ultimately responsible for your own care? Peer pressure is a valid defense for an full grown Adult? That's the UK nanny state. Also where did they pull that number from? Is he the 1% of bike instructors? "Mr Ahmed was sent down again" . No. Mr Ahmed as…
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