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Nic Cotton

Nic Cotton

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Added reply in a thread Michelin Wild enduro vs Maxxis assegai/dhr2 7/24/2020 10:24 AM

I've not had the best experience with Michelins. I found the side walls pretty crap and I got a fair few tears. The wall/bead interface is also quite weak and prone to tearing and leaks if running tubeless. Of the 6 michelin tyres (3 different riders) ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/14/2020 12:15 PM

How is dropping the term going to hurt you? Its use hurts others, and it's not up to you to declare that it doesn't. Clearly, you just wish your viewpoint to be privileged over those of marginalized people. And yes, they are marginalized; the continued skepticism towards the wishes...more

Liked a comment on the item MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/18/2020 9:03 AM

I wanted to like the Wild Enduro, I really liked the compound and the tread pattern was working great for the spring conditions. I however tore the sidewall on the rear on a seemingly phantom rock on the 5th ride with them. The front tire hooks up great, but my local trails are...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/18/2020 9:03 AM
Nic Cotton

Agreed. I have run both the magi-X and gum-x compounds. The wear rate is worse than the equivalent maxxis/schwalbe and although the grip is on par, its not a whole load better. Add in the fact that the side wall/bead interface is weak and prone to punctures that are difficult to fix (and in general a thinner side wall that punctures more frequently than other tyres I have run) and you get a tyre doesn't match it's competitors in the long run.

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Added reply in a thread Brake bleed isn’t working 4/20/2020 9:50 AM

Did you replace the olive and barb for the new hose before reattaching to the lever? (see photo)

If you did replace both olive and barb then can you describe exactly where the leak is coming from? Photos would help, as would more info on the ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Öhlins TTX Air Rear Shock 4/15/2020 2:40 AM

I wouldn't call them tangible performance gains. I have significant time on both Super Deluxe and X2, and while they all feel a bit different the Öhlins is in the same league now. The X2 offers more external adjustments, whether or not you need such granular control is a question for...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Öhlins TTX Air Rear Shock 4/15/2020 2:40 AM
Nic Cotton

Seems to be about $100 cheaper than the new X2 factory level shock too.

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Liked a comment on the item Find Out What Goes Into Setting Up Finn Iles' Suspension 3/24/2020 2:33 AM

i still find nothing goes into his setting. little chat mostly pov videos. more like click bait.

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:42 AM

does anyone expect the results of the superbowl to be withheld by espn, nbc, pbs, hbo, nytimes, drudge report, pennysaver and the appalachian gazette until everyone watches the game? fwiw, we don't spoil WC race results in titles or even the subtitles (text that social media picks up and could spoil)....more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:40 AM

I'm super confused because everybody in this post has a valid viewpoint. The "See Bruni's winning run" was the worst though. I should think Vital, etc would NOT put the winners name in thr title because it would force the reader to have to CLICK the article... and take the BAIT to find out who won? So...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:38 AM

Okay, this can't be even more click-bait-y, but I'll bite...

First of all, to get one thing out of the way - Peter is an ass. End of story. No discussion needed.

Now onto the real issue:
This has nothing to do with entitlement and everything to do with spoilers.
Yes, that simple. You might be a News...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:36 AM

Interesting,Pinkbike actually did the same thing and now they don't post who won on their front page.If I haven't seen the race I definitely don't go to Vital because of this very reason.Never got to where I thought my opinion mattered so much I thought they should change what they do for just...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Richie Rude and Jubal Davis 6/23/2019 7:21 AM

Specialized pants on both of them. #teamrumors2020

EDIT: maybe they're just his friend's pants, since, you know, he 'forgot his kit' or something.

Liked a comment on the item Who Scrubbed It Best? Leogang World Cup Poll 6/9/2019 4:19 AM

IMO hugo has the best scrub, because he looks effortless in those photos, no forced move and (but it could be the angle of the photo) he looks to be the lowest.
Don’t get me wrong, they are all fantastic but the others seems to do an agressive move unlike frixtalon who looks to be lighter on the...more

Liked a comment on the item The WORLD CHAMP Interviews the G.O.A.T. - Loic Bruni and Greg Minnaar Get Personal 5/31/2019 9:33 AM

Loic is a genuine dude. Props to Specialized for letting him be who he is and say what he wants. Too many fake, brand-protecting personalities in this sport. Mountain biking needs more people like Loic.

Liked a comment on the item The WORLD CHAMP Interviews the G.O.A.T. - Loic Bruni and Greg Minnaar Get Personal 5/31/2019 9:33 AM

Brilliant. So authentic, this is what I love about DH and Vital.

Liked a comment on the item So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/9/2019 12:00 PM

The irony of spelling dictionary wrong

Liked a comment on the item So Here Is Sam Hill's 29er Enduro Race Bike... 5/9/2019 11:58 AM

Couldn't care less what Sam Hill rides. If it works for him, then bang on brother. Sam Hill would probably smoke me on a Strider Bike.

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 2:37 PM

Because you're not Loic.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 12/3/2018 7:13 AM

I don't think Carll means that the drugs increase muscle mass. I think he means that if someone who is very muscular wants to compete at an endurance based sport where overall strength/increased weight is a potential detrimental factor, one way of overcoming ... more »