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Liked a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/31/2020 2:42 PM
Salespunk

Just my opinion, so it is worth what you just paid for it, the advocacy groups better get on board quickly. On most rides I see more eBikes than analog by a large margin. Whether it is ignorance or lack of caring, they are on every trail now. Unless they are going to put someone at every entrance of every trail the trend is only going to accelerate.

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Liked a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/30/2020 7:23 PM
michaeldorian

Spot in Salespunk. Your experience mirrors mine exactly. And most of the riders I’m riding with have pretty much made the switch after years regular rides. It’s just makes everything more fun. Even the boring trails. No longer are you avoiding trails that don’t have quite the downhill as a reward. It’s really just the regular bike experience but more fun. All the infighting seems to come from within our own community.

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Liked a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/30/2020 12:50 PM
Salespunk

This is going to be fun. A bunch of riders who have never tried one complaining that it is a different sport, they don't belong on trails, they are motorcycles, they cause more trail erosion etc, etc, etc. Pretty much the exact same argument that the Sierra Club used against mountain bikes.

As the owner of both I can say it is all a bunch of hyperbole. If you haven't ridden one on trails for a day or two you won't get it. eBikes make climbing fun (yes I am fit and can climb just fine on my standard bike) and we go 2-3x farther on a regular ride. Of the 10-15 people I ride with normally the majority of them are either riding eBikes exclusively or the vast majority of the time. These are people that have been riding for 10+ years.

This will continue to be a divisive issue, but they are going to continue to increase in popularity.

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Liked a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/29/2020 11:09 PM
mic346

Been splitting my time between my Commencal E bike and my Pivot firebird 29 for the past 2 years and really with an open mind see no downside. The fitness level for both is the same I feel as you push hard on the E bike( yes you can moto uphill,) more effort the faster you go.. on our Thursday night rides will average 8 more miles per ride ( more fitness) than on my pedal bike.. I enjoy them both, and as a trail builder see no more wear and tear than a pedal bike inflicts. The mentality about trail access with e bikes is an issue, and I get it, Vories was pushing for where the geometry is now on current bikes ,15 years ago. Bike mindset is slow to change... just go ride.

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Liked a comment about press release Niner's Newest, Biggest Bikes Have a Motor - Meet the e9 E-Bikes 7/7/2020 6:23 PM
chrisjohnson22

it takes about 1/8 of a second to scroll past the article

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Liked a bike check Deviate Highlander 6/29/2020 9:34 PM
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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 6/28/2020 2:20 PM
P_BATEMAN

Same, my crank bros highline required a new cartridge after a couple months (replaced for free under warrantee) the lever requires enough effort to give you tendonitis, and I could make dinner reservations in the time it takes the thing to fully return or go down.

No complaints really with the KS lev, transfer, bontrager, or raceface posts i've ran but the the PNW is a serious value.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 6/28/2020 2:19 PM
SprSonik

Crazy to see how expensive these "one trick pony" parts are. $400 for the seat to go up and down, when you can get the cheap ones to do the same thing for 1/2 that. I am all for spending good money on parts that really make a difference, but having used multiple KS Levs, multiple Fox Transfers, Race Face, and a couple of others, my CHEAPEST post (close out PNW Rainier G2) with a Loam lever works every bit as well as my Factory Transfers did.

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Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Super 8 .1 "California Dreamin" 5/29/2020 12:58 PM
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Liked a comment about member blog E-Bike Laps in Squamish with Remy Metailler 4/30/2020 3:40 PM
F1234K

Good video. I’ve borrowed my dads ebike a few times and really enjoy it but I do think my regular bike is much better in carrying speed. After this video I’m suspecting some suspension setup changes could solve most of that.

Those trails look amazing!

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Liked a comment about photo Prototype REEB Full Suspension Bike 3/9/2020 2:39 PM
Prototype REEB Full Suspension Bike

The lower shock mount does not adjust geo, it adjusts leverage rate. Front hole “business” is a more linear setting, lower leverage ratio. As the shock moves back to “more party” it increases leverage ratio, and results in a more progressive curve. Keeping the spring rate the same, the front hole will pedal higher in the travel, and feel more “efficient.” The rear setting with the higher leverage ratio will allow you to sit into the travel more, increase sag “negative travel” to smooth out rougher trail. It’s literally all just tuning options to try different setups. Production models only have two hole positions, with each one being ideal progressivity for air or coil shock options.

If you are stripping threads on a shock mount, go home. You’re drunk.

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Liked a comment about press release More Range With Two Batteries - This Is the New Scott eRide Line 11/8/2019 9:05 PM
Tommy_Huber

You seem nice.

Here’s a free tip: don’t like e-MTB? Don’t get one and scroll past any stories involving one. You may be less angry.

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