dstucki

Lives in: Durango, CO USA

Member since: 07/08/13

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Liked a comment on the item 2021 FOX Suspension Lineup Unveiled 4/7/2020 6:51 AM

HOLD THE PHONE!!!! A fox 38? I saw no evidence of this coming anywhere

Added a comment to dstucki's bike check 4/6/2020 7:13 AM

I've used a number of different fully tailored frame protection kits, and they're not for me. The vinyl is too thin to actually protect the frame in places that you need, and you spend a ton of extra hours installing it to make sure everything lines up perfectly. I prefer to use the Hijinx 2.0 kit from Upland Stoke because the vinyl is actually thick enough to protect the frame in the places you need protection, there are plenty of extension pieces to fit an XXL frame, and it's relatively quick to install. More time on the trails and less to worry about.

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Added a comment about video Mike Giese at Coast Gravity Bike Park - #iRideENVE 4/6/2020 6:42 AM

Fukkin sick with it...

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Added bike check Peanut Butter Jelly Time 4/5/2020 8:28 AM
Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/21/2020 8:33 AM

Good video. I think having dialed suspension and a bike that fits properly are the 2 biggest things in a bike riding well. For some reason a lot of people aren’t into the custom tuned suspension thing, never really understood that when people...more

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/21/2020 8:33 AM

This is an excellent feature, so much good info. Thanks Vital and DSD

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 11:08 AM

The reduction in arm pump is huge, too, i feel like i have much better brake control at high speed.

Liked a comment on the item Nate Hills - The Inside Line Podcast 3/19/2020 8:34 AM

Nate is good people

Added a comment about product review We Ride the All-New RockShox SID Ultimate 3/17/2020 6:38 PM

5 Stars implies perfection. If you read through the review, I was able to get the rebound dialed in to an acceptable point, but I'm still trying to find more control deeper in the stroke. I also was able to dial in the air spring to a point, however I still think there's more to be desired in the relationship with initial suppleness and mid-stroke support.

I think for the right riders, especially lighter weight riders, this fork could be a really great choice. The rebound circuit would become much more useable, and with the fork being super light, it would help with the maneuverability of the front end.

There is a reason why it's 120mm only, and I think for some of the more capable short travel trail bikes out there, there are better options. As I mentioned in the bottom line, I think this fork is going to fill a very small niche in terms of finding the right bike for the platform. Although it's probably the right choice for top-level XC riders, I still don't think that crowd is ready to make a slight weight sacrifice for a better performing fork. No doubt we'll see World Cup XC riders on this fork this season, but I think it's going to be a slow transition. In 2-3 seasons, I'd be willing to bet the SID Ultimate and other similar forks like the Fox Step Cast 34 will phase out the 32mm stanchion forks.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/27/2020 7:35 PM

Noah is right, the tires in this test were legit (as they needed to be for the desert gnar). I still dream of something that is the weight of my Top Fuel but just a hair more capable. Basically, any of these bike's performance at 25-27lbs. Though, to be honest,...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/27/2020 7:34 PM

Can't hit the thumbs up button enough, Mike.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/27/2020 7:33 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 2/27/2020 7:31 PM

Jeff, slow people don't need heavy tires, strong wheels, or real brakes. This, in turn, makes their bikes much lighter.

Added a comment about product review Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 1/31/2020 4:00 PM

I'm on the XXL now with the chainstays in the longer position. I will eventually switch to the shorter position and see how it changes the ride quality, but to be honest, I think the long position could be even longer...

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Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 1/31/2020 3:58 PM

Thanks for the clarification Dylan,
I'd love to see an XXL bike tested, and how it feels compared to an XL.
This being said, the saddle height on the last pictures is not exaggerated. It would lead me to the conclusion that an XL frame is not that short for your height....more

Added a comment about product review Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 1/31/2020 3:57 PM

ATTN TALL GUYS!

I actually now have an XXL Tallboy and I plan to update this review with some notes about the size difference. Without writing a book in the comments, it's awesome, and I must say it's really sweet to ride a bike that fits. Stay tuned for some updates.

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Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 1/31/2020 3:52 PM

Another 6’5” rider here.
More XXLs please! You really can’t say how the XXL will ride, from the review of a M or L!