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    BMC Team Elite te29


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    Well, it's been 5 months and I'm finally ready to offer up a review of my Pivot Mach429 here....I've tweaked some things on the bike but know I know what I like about it and what I don.....:

    Pivot Cycles Mach 429 29er Full Suspension Reviews

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    Lights Reviewed

    Here's my review of new Dinotte light:

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    deleted as in wrong thread
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    HouseNotes Amateur review of Jet 9 RDO

    The Build:

    From Hammerhead-Great Price & Advice on my Build!!!! Thank you Scott!


    Frame JET9 RDO; Float RP23 Kashima; Tapered HT, 100mm
    Fork Rock Shox Revelation 120mm, Tapered, 100mm, 20mm Maxle
    Headset FSA OE from Niner.
    Frt Der XT 10spd
    Rear Der XT Long Cage 10sp Shadow
    Shifter XT 2x10sp
    Brakes Shimano XT; 180 Front/160 Rear rotors
    Crank Shimano XT, 26/36, 2x10
    Chain HG74 10spd
    BB SRAM PF30 to BSA BB Adapter Kit
    Cassette SLX 10sp, 11-36
    Wheels Stan’s Arch
    Tires Maxxis Ardent 29x2.25
    Bar Niner Flat Top carbon
    Grips ESI
    Stem Niner RDO
    Seatpost Niner RDO Carbon
    Seat Fizik Gobi

    The Review:

    First, let me say that I bought this bike to replace an 8 year old 26" Giant NRS 1 that served me very well. So this review is meant to help those in similar situations, NOT those that upgrade bikes every year or so.

    8 years on new technology REALLY shows! Besides the obvious fact that the 29" wheels roll over EVERYTHING a lot easier, I was also impressed with much how much FASTER I am on this bike! Using the same leg force, I'm climbing faster, riding faster, and riding with a grin from ear to ear! I guess because of the larger wheels you don't have to use as much energy to keep things going, because I'm not nearly as tired at the top of a climb as before, plus, I'm keeping up (or passing) my friend on his 26er, which I've never done before! THIS BIKE IS FAST!

    Rocks, Roots, Technical Stuff-Fuggedaboutit! This thing just eats them up. I feel like I'm in one of those car commercials where the scene shows the guy sitting still in his car while underneath the suspension is jumping all over the place. The RDO just keeps me moving in a straight line and doesn't beat me to death doing it. It FLOATS over all this stuff. I've taken rock garden climbs that I've never made with my trusty Giant and rode right up them on this bike!

    I also thought that the bigger wheels would hinder my cornering but I feel just as, if not more, comfortable taking these as I did on my 26er. This bike is very nimble. And BTW, my build came in at 26.5 lbs (without pedals) which I'm not bragging about (my Giant was 28) BUT, it rides ALOT lighter. Not sure why, but it feels light!

    For the first time in my riding life, I am also noticing things like: Better wheels and hubs (maybe more POE-which I learned about on this forum), Handlebar width-710mm, (makes the handling better for a Niner bike), and Lower Air Pressure in my Tubeless setup- I run 21 & 19 lbs. I was a little concerned about the 2x10 setup (I was accustomed to a 3x9 setup) but I'm really glad I took the advice and went with the 2x10. I haven't had any problems looking for a lower granny and most times, don't even use the lower gears at all-even on my toughest climbs. Not sure why, but don't seem to need them-maybe the 29's easier going up stuff again Oh yeah, the CARBON! Feels very stiff and solid. Did I say how much I LOVE this bike?!

    All in all, this bike is a BIG change in my riding and I'm loving it!
    More to come later as I learn just what I'm experiencing with all this new technology in biking!
    Hope this helps someone. For now, I'm hitting the trail
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    rep distributed for reviewers... thanks folks...

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    Here's my review of Zimbale 18L saddle bag.
    Zimbale Traditional 18 Liter Saddle Bags Reviews
    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    BR-M985 XTR Brakes Reviewed

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    ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

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    Rockshox Reba RL

    Submitted a review of my Reba fork - great value for money:

    Rockshox Reba RL suspension fork

    Also repping all reviewers

    (Great job, people )

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    first review since 1998! (back then they didn't even have forums!)

    Thomson Masterpiece Seatpost Reviews

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    The ridiculousness of cycling clothes increase exponentially in relation to the distance from your bicycle.

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    Well here is my review of the santa cruz superlight 29 Santa Cruz Superlight 29 29er Full Suspension Reviews
    “An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence.” Marco Polo

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    thanx for sharing

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    here's another. didn't go easy on them ("Lil' Phil Grease Gun"):

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    ^^ Thanks.

    Repped your other post (Phil Wood Grease Gun Adapter).

    That's the kind of post I like to see on mtbr. An actual consumer review with useful details, has a link to pics, and doesn't seem to have any hidden agenda (unless you count doing it for the rep), and is free of the "new bike stuff stoke" and free of "brand fanatic hype"! Felt like I was better informed after reading it, without needing to filter out "crap". Rare to see low ratings with solid justification that can't really be argued, like this one, while it's sad to see that many others can be called silly personal complaints.

    Read your Thomson Masterpiece review too, but like this one better.

    Off-topic: will the review system be upgraded at all? Don't see any thread about possible improvements on it, on the first few pages of the Site Feedback forum. Would be nice if you could edit reviews and add a link/button under people's profiles directly to people's reviews (next to user gallery link maybe). Maybe people might actually care for the reviews if they can't just write one and basically forget it. I mean, I might just add minh as a fav reviewer if there were such an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    ^^ Thanks.

    Repped your other post (Phil Wood Grease Gun Adapter).

    That's the kind of post I like to see on mtbr. An actual consumer review with useful details, has a link to pics, and doesn't seem to have any hidden agenda (unless you count doing it for the rep), and is free of the "new bike stuff stoke" and free of "brand fanatic hype"! Felt like I was better informed after reading it, without needing to filter out "crap". Rare to see low ratings with solid justification that can't really be argued, like this one, while it's sad to see that many others can be called silly personal complaints.

    Read your Thomson Masterpiece review too, but like this one better.

    Off-topic: will the review system be upgraded at all? Don't see any thread about possible improvements on it, on the first few pages of the Site Feedback forum. Would be nice if you could edit reviews and add a link/button under people's profiles directly to people's reviews (next to user gallery link maybe). Maybe people might actually care for the reviews if they can't just write one and basically forget it. I mean, I might just add minh as a fav reviewer if there were such an option.
    Ha! thanks! I'd also like the above features. ability to post pics, edit review, or maybe even link to a follow up review for long term. Or like amazon, "most helpful positive review" and "most helpful critical review"

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    I really like that Amazon suggestion. Amazon has tons of consumer reviews on their products. You can just look at the star rating, but sometimes people want to know some more detail on how that star rating came to be. The most helpful reviews being bumped up to the top are really good. I sometimes click to see other reviews, but I quickly tire of them.

    I know people put out significant effort into writing reviews, but there are just reviews that I find stand out as being really helpful. Ones where the reviewer actually thinks about who would read their review and how they should write it to be helpful to them.

    Saying things like "loving it" or "best ____" or "you can't go wrong" or "lightweight" without any specific detail which can be used by others to compare to competing products results in a review that I feel isn't helpful. Maybe that's just me. I guess others who actually use the product might have their brand fanatic hype charged up and feel good about their purchase from such reviews, but to the people looking to compare, if many products were full of such reviews, it'd turn out to be a relatively shallow popularity contest.

    The review system seems kind of weak and redundant at the moment. Right now, it's all about forum threads. Maybe better off simply upgrading the forum with more features and indexing it.

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    XT PLUS Dérailleur

    Heres my review of the new XT PLUS derailleur Shimano XT RD-M786 Shadow Plus Rear Derailleur Reviews

    It's definitely worth the extra $ if you are in the market for a new RD. I believe is only $20 more than the standard XT 10 speed dyna sys. One of the more significant improvements to come along in the past few years, IMHO.

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    Thanks

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    Giant Anthem Advanced X29er 0

    Quick review. I've had the bike for not quite 2 months now but I've already put over 200 miles on it.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

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    RockShox Sid RCT3 2012 Forks Reviews

    My review of the SID RCT3 29er fork.
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    Rep systems are good, nice idea for rep count

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    Edge 500 review

    Thanks for the prodding, I have read many reviews here but not written. So, here is the 1st of many.
    I guess I can't post a link since I don't have ten posts. Anyway, I wrote a review of the Garmin Edge 500. My most recent bike toy.

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    My review of Dumonde Tech Original chain lube.

    Can a brother get some pos rep? Apparently my debonair avatar and witty caption haven't produced the flood of PM's from the ladies like I was hoping. After careful reflection I believe the problem is the size of my rep.

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    Wow, the first and only review of Dumonde Tech chain lube? I thought it was more well known, with how many people are raving over it. Guess no one bothered to try and make a "proper" mtbr review for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Wow, the first and only review of Dumonde Tech chain lube? I thought it was more well known, with how many people are raving over it. Guess no one bothered to try and make a "proper" mtbr review for it.
    I thought it was kind of tough to do a review on a chain lube. It's one of those subjects/product categories that often devolves into an almost religious debate. I tried to be factual, provide "measurements", and compare/contrast with other products. I always like to read how a product compares with other competing products - especially when those other products are highly respected and/or familiar to most readers. Otherwise the review just becomes "I love it, it's awesome, run out and buy it already" which does little to inform the reader.

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    Can't give you any more reps to increase your mojo! You're preaching the same stuff that I did a few posts up, to the point it sounds like you're sucking up, but even if it is, I welcome it and your review really is helpful.

    I probably would've used the same details and comparison to review it if I wrote a review for it. I used to carry a bottle of ProLink with me, since it wore out so fast, especially if it got a little wet, or I rode through puddles or streams. I loved how clean it was though, but needing to reapply it so often was enough to make me look for alternatives when I had to rebuy. Glad Dumonde offers a lube that has similar cleanliness, but actually lasts more than 1-2 rides. Wasn't about to resort to some other lube that made my entire drivetrain black. Probably wouldn't consider it that expensive, since I'm not a fan of degreasing; if a chain lube saves me well over 1 hour of my time of such hassle and saves me time used on relubing, I consider it worth that extra cost, considering the value of my free time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Can't give you any more reps to increase your mojo! You're preaching the same stuff that I did a few posts up, to the point it sounds like you're sucking up, but even if it is, I welcome it and your review really is helpful.

    I probably would've used the same details and comparison to review it if I wrote a review for it. I used to carry a bottle of ProLink with me, since it wore out so fast, especially if it got a little wet, or I rode through puddles or streams. I loved how clean it was though, but needing to reapply it so often was enough to make me look for alternatives when I had to rebuy. Glad Dumonde offers a lube that has similar cleanliness, but actually lasts more than 1-2 rides. Wasn't about to resort to some other lube that made my entire drivetrain black. Probably wouldn't consider it that expensive, since I'm not a fan of degreasing; if a chain lube saves me well over 1 hour of my time of such hassle and saves me time used on relubing, I consider it worth that extra cost, considering the value of my free time.
    When I posted, I just jumped to the last page and put it out there. Now that I paged back and read your posts, I see what you mean. I hope you're not too hurt that I wasn't sucking up.

    I haven't reviewed anything here in years because most reviews were either pissing contests or "It's totally awesome". Since the review section was "remodeled" I haven't really done my duty to post reviews. I'd like to change that going forward.

    As far as lube goes, yeah, you know what I'm talking about with the ProLink based on your description. The Dumonde Original, in my opinion, does everything ProLink does but does it much better and without any negative side-effects ... other than a slightly steeper price depending where you buy it. I briefly looked at the Dumonde Lite version at the same store but immediately steered away from it because I could tell just by looking at the consistency of the fluid in the bottle that it was very "thin" and reminded me of ProLink.

    I didn't want to fill my review with conjecture, but I suspect the reason ProLink is so much "thinner" and doesn't last very long is that the percentage of solvents per unit volume is very high. WD-40 is the same way only more so - very high on solvents and quite low on lubricant - but there is lubricant in it and it does work as a lubricant ... for a very, very short period of time. ProLink just seems to be more on the WD-40 end of the chain lube spectrum. I think that's also the reason why ProLink smells way stronger than Dumonde - it's the amount of solvents per unit volume. The Dumonde is definitely "oil-based" and contains solvent. There is a warning on the side about using it near open flames which is always the give-away. The strange part is, it seems every bit as clean as the ProLink if not more so. Part of the reason might be that with the Dumonde, a drop is more viscous and therefore easier to see, meter, and dispense. ProLink is so thin it's often times hard to see if you got zero, one, or a bunch of drops on each link. That will lead to over-lubing which then runs across the plates and drips down. Dumonde has never "splattered" for me when spinning the chain after application - and ProLink, no matter how thin/careful/sparingly I apply it will always splatter and drip when back pedaling the chain. That's probably what leads to more dust/dirt attraction and therefore a bigger hassle when cleaning up.

    Anyhow, if you haven't given the Dumonde Original a try and you're getting low on your chain lube of choice, try it out for your next bottle. See what you think and then post up a review in the review section.

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    See reviews for my review of the gloworm x2. Also, how do we add products to be revised? I just bought the garmin premium hr monitor but its not on the list.

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    Wrote a review for the Truvativ Aka cranks. Not the most insightful review because what's to say? They work great. No issues. I love that I can use MRP bling rings and put them on an inexpensive crank. I saw them on sale so cheap recently, it was almost worth buying a set to replace mine whenever the bb wears out. I've only been using them for 6 months, but if they hold up as well as they have so far, I think they're a steal.

    Added a second review for a Husker Du tire. Again, a simple glowing review. Two mediocre written reviews ought to be worth some rep.
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    I wrote a review on the specialized P2, Avid bb7's, azonic outlaw wheelset, and odi ruffian grips. Don't have enough posts to post links though.........................

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    My review of Fox Fork 32 float 29

    Sorry up front this may be the wrong forum for this post which is more of a question than a review. As this is my first post ever on this sight I am unable to post a new thread until I have 5 posts which is a bit of a catch 22 situation.

    I bought a 2013 Scott Scale 910 nearly 8wks ago. It is an awesome bike but.........
    The lock out on the Fox Fork 32 Float 29 has failed 3 times. The first time it happened was on the first ride. It went back to the LBS and a week later I had a whole new bike, nice I thought.
    The next lasted 10 to 12hrs before the lock out failed. I took it back to the LBS who rang Fox who said it would be a 4 day turn around to have the problem fixed. Two weeks later it was not back so the LBS put on another new set they had in the shop, good on them I thought. This was the day before a race. I went for a warm up ride and they failed (the lock out) after approx 300m yes you read right. With no time left to change before race I simply pumped more air into them to make up for no lock out. Anyway I digress. I am still waiting for the second set to come back or a forth new set.
    Is anyone else experiencing these problems?
    When pushed the LBS said Fox had admitted to them a problem with the lockout on these forks!

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    2013 Fox

    That does sound frustrating.

    I was under the impression that 2013 Fox forks were all CTD damper equipped, meaning that they no longer have a lock-out, just a very strong "Climb" compression adjustment tune that eliminates sag. This was my experience when I test rode a Giant XTC a few weeks ago. After a few rides, I got used to it, but I still prefer the original setting.

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    Now that I can post links, here goes.

    Avid BB7: Avid BB7 Disc Brake System Reviews

    Azonic Outlaw Wheelset: Azonic Outlaw Wheelset Reviews

    ODI Ruffian Grips: Odi Grips Ruffian Lock-On Grip Reviews

    Specialized P2: Specialized P.2 DJ/MtnX Reviews

    More to come soon once I test out all the new goodies I just bought

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    Airborne Guardian review here: Airborne Guardian 29er Hardtail Reviews
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    I wrote a review of the Cannondale F9 (the latest one on the list)

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    Now I see how this works, wrote up a review and been waiting for my rep that hasnt showed up yet. Here is a link to my Fuji Tahoe Pro 29er that has been my hardtail of choice for the past year and a half.

    Fuji Tahoe 29 Pro 29er Hardtail Reviews
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