Matt Dogg

Lives in: Sandy, UT USA

Member since: 04/08/14

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 3:20 PM

Very nice group review, would love more in this format!

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 3:20 PM

I think there is a big difference between a classic 120F-120R Trailbike and a modern one with 140F-120R. It's not just the fork, when you have All-Mountain geometry, All-mountain tires, and All-Mountain weight you have an All-Mountain Bike with a bit less travel...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 3:19 PM

My advice to people: do not weigh your bikes - unless you're trying to build up a hill-climb specific bike. There have been a lot of tests and studies about bike weight, and the consensus is, it doesn't matter nearly as much as people think it does. For some...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 3:17 PM

I have this conversation with a lot of customers. In the PNW, these are 2nd/3rd/etc bikes. If you want one rig for everything, most of these brands offer a 140mm 29er, which seems to be the sweet spot. Unfortunately, the 140mm completes typically come with a spec...more

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

My SRAM cassette is clunky enough thanks

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

Been using this cassette with Shimano XT 12 speed shifter and derailleur and a KMC chain and it works great. My hub didn't have a Microspline freehub available, and I didn't want to buy a whole new rear wheel, so this solution was perfect. It's also a nice chunk lighter...more

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

WHY ARE YOU PEDALING BACKWARDS?

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

It’s great for backing out of the driveway.

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

or to charge the battery for the hidden motor in the hub, right?

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

I pedal backwards to take the miles off the odometer and keep my bike looking new.

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: E*thirteen TRS Plus 9-50t Cassette 12/11/2019 2:43 PM

#saveferris

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er 12/4/2019 7:52 PM

Bike of the Day December 4, 2019!

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er 12/4/2019 7:52 PM

bellissima!

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er 12/4/2019 7:52 PM

11 spd with an 11-50 cassette... a freeride bike to hit jump lines not to climb lame xc hills. Get some legs guys! The entire bike was put together from pinkbike's buy/sell ads minus the wheelset & frame. Braaaap

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er 12/4/2019 7:51 PM

That drivetrain was under $150... and the bike is 6 yrs old so why put expensive brand new parts on to send it... so cool story bro!

Added a comment to murlsquirl's bike check 12/2/2019 11:25 AM

Good to know. And how about the approximate sag... upper 20s?

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Liked a comment on the item The Sentinel 12/2/2019 11:23 AM

Wide variety of trails over the last couple months at this point and I haven't had any issues with coil. In the few times I have bottomed it out, it wasn't harsh at all.

Liked a comment on the item The Sentinel 12/2/2019 11:23 AM

The standard SLS spring works for the type of riding I do most: loamy singletrack and technical european hikingtrails. I do have a MRP Progressive spring for the very few times I ride bikepark and flowtrails tho. Just to make it a bit more poppy.

Added a comment to murlsquirl's bike check 12/2/2019 7:27 AM

How does she do with the coil? Don’t you need something like an MRP progressive coil to help with bottom out resistance?

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