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thejake

Lives in: Carnation, WA USA

Member since: 06/16/18

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Added a comment about feature 10,000 Mountain Bikers Respond - 2020 Vital MTB Survey Results 9/15/2020 7:40 PM
thejake

As someone else that lives out side Seattle I would consider most of Tiger Mountain, Raging River/27, Tokul and other local spots “enduro” style riding. I think when you pedal up then descend down its enduro, I think of trail riding as a little mellower and more rolling terrain. But that could be just me.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 6:03 PM

Great article Paul! Im totally with you on this one, I think this 'underbiking' crap that has grown so much in popularity is mostly just bravado and general dumb assery. Same goes for gravel biking, 'look how much fun Im having! I have to walk my bike past every technical...more

Added reply in a thread Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 9/13/2020 6:38 AM

A Redline BMX and a Giant 24” kids bike are what started the 2 wheel addiction. Here is the mountain bike list. 2001 or 02 Schwinn Mesa 2001 Kona Stinky 6 Demo 9, bought it from a guy that was sponsored by Specialized, had the serial number 002 or something ... more »

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/11/2020 7:56 PM

Axle path has nothing to do with wheel size. Pivot placement effects axle path. I had one of those Wilsons, great bike. Before that I had a Rotec RL9 that had a Lawill design. That thing was amazing. Axle path was strait vertical and then went backward ... more »

Added reply in a thread Just picked up a Trek rail 9.7 (EMTB) 9/11/2020 7:47 PM

I think a lot of people just hate ebikes hence the down votes. I used to be one of those people that hated them but now I just figure if your out riding and having fun it’s all good. As long as the user is respectful, this is a big deal on multi use ... more »

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/7/2020 7:53 AM

I think bike design has kind of hit its limit until we see some break thru in materials or manufacturing process that allows bikes to be built much lighter. Sure geometry will get a little more refined here and there but big changes won’t be happening. ... more »

Added a comment about feature Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/2/2020 11:19 AM
thejake

The wannabes or the people like me that don’t have time or money to test all kinds of different set ups to see exactly what performs best but still want the best preforming bike they can have.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Tire Insert Comparison Test - CushCore Pro vs Nukeproof ARD vs MegaNorris 8/21/2020 7:07 AM
thejake

Go start your company and make a bunch of money if it’s so easy. Sounds like you will take the market by storm. Overhead will be low since you can work out of your garage and with costs at only $1 and a price of $20-30 and 5 mins to make you should be clearing $2000 a day easy once these start to move.

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Liked a comment on the item SuperMega 8/21/2020 6:28 AM

Tremendous tremendous ride you've got there.

Liked a comment on the item Yeti 115 8/16/2020 7:07 AM

I’d pay more for the bike if it said “tribe” on it.

Added a comment to lucythefin's bike check 8/7/2020 7:37 AM
Annette's Custom Classy Scout

The gold/bronze decals and details look sweet.

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Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 4:30 PM
thejake

I’m pretty sure the previous owner never bled the brakes and just did lever bleeds to top it off. The lever got stuck down and I took it to the local shop and they recommend new brakes. They said fluid was so contaminated that it caused some internal damage. So I’m getting a new set. They told me Shimano has a rebuild kit but that they haven’t had good luck doing that. If anyone has other experience rebuilding Saint brakes I’m all ears.

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Added a comment about feature Shimano XT 12-Speed Long-Term Review 7/31/2020 11:04 AM
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I have 2 pairs of Saints, one has zero issues and the other, which came on a used and abused DH bike, have the wandering bite point. I’m a little hesitant to try the new XT stuff, I’ve heard XTR doesn’t have that issue. I’m replacing the second pair with new ones. The lever bleed keeps the lever feeling like you have brand new pads as the pads get worn down, highly recommend.

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Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/27/2020 5:12 PM

As I heard of the Floyd issue, I did not bother to watch official or independent media and instead just looked up official police and FBI statistics as well as some statements of the founders and leading BLM heads themselves and some of their posts on Twitter. Then...more

Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/26/2020 3:40 PM

Case and point. I'm sure you are an intelligent person. Why did you have to ruin it with a post like this?

It's usually a sign of someone who can't defend their point

Added a comment about feature New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/25/2020 7:14 AM
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It’s really sad to see you getting down voted for stating facts. If you don’t believe what he said do some research and learn to think critically. It’s a tall order these days but it can be done if you take a few steps back and look at things subjectively and quit believing the propaganda that is being shouted.

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Liked a comment on the item New MODULAR Flat Pedal for MTB, Helmet and Hydration Packs - Vital Gear Show 7/25/2020 5:51 AM

It is NOT a human rights movement and it is totally politically based!

I could get behind a BLM movement if that was indeed what it was really about! Instead it's supporters (not all I grant you) often are hurting the communities and people they are claiming to...more

Added a comment about product review Tune Suspension Like a Pro - Motion Instruments Data Acquisition Review 7/17/2020 7:00 AM
thejake

I don’t currently have Fox suspension but I have in the past and I thought their set up guild for the shock was pretty good. They have the little graph that tells you rider weight and leverage ratio and puts you in a “zone” for the adjustments. How far off those baseline settings did you get?

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Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 6/14/2020 9:25 PM
thejake

With all the bitching about pricing I’d think this was pinkbike. Last time I bought tires I paid about $80 per tire. I got Maxxis DHR and Assegai in double down casing, not much of a deal from my local shop but I know the owner and I’m happy to put an extra few bucks in his pocket when I buy tires. I did how ever look online and I couldn’t find deals on the casing and compound I wanted. So I would say $65 is pretty good if they have what you want, in stock, no hassles, just put it in your cart and check out. When they get 27.5 tires I’ll check them out.

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Added reply in a thread Do you say fork or forks? 6/5/2020 5:29 AM

Forker is what I prefer