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FIRST RIDE: SPECIALIZED PURGATORY 27.5×3 GRID TIRE


I’ve been riding plus tires all season on a Specialized Fuse and Stumpjumper 6Fattie. Both bikes came with 27.5×3” Purgatory front and Ground Control rear tires, all in the lightweight Control casing. Both bikes are super capable and fun to ride.

Last weekend I rode the new Specialized Purgatory 27.5×3 GRID tires on both ends of my Stumpy. WHOA.

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July 26, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Plus bikes,Reviews : Comments (0)


CAMBER COMP OR FUSE EXPERT?


In the post Two rides on a Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie Ramses asked “Camber Comp or Fuse Expert?”

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UPGRADING AN ORIGINAL SPECIALIZED P1


Hi, Lee

Recently inherited an Original Specialized P1.

Just out of curiosity did you keep yours? Are they worth keeping if one was upgraded with nicer components for their time?

Would it be worth going all out and upgrading to newer/lighter/stronger more today’s components?

The one we have the “naked lady” is still pretty cherry while everything else has since rubbed off. Wasn’t at all ridden hard, too.

Thanks for your time,

Joe
Martinez, CA.

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July 5, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (5)


IS IT SAFE TO CUT YOUR HANDLEBARS TOO SHORT?


I was recently setting up one of my clients, a 5’4” female, and her optimal bar width was narrower than the minimum width marked on her Spank Oozy 760 Vibrocore handlebar.

Rather than guess, I asked Mike Dutton, sales director at Spank, whether it’s safe to cut narrower than the “max cut” mark on the bar.

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June 6, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment : Comments (0)


WHERE SHOULD I PUT MY FOOT ON THE PEDAL?


Lee,
Where is the ideal place to put the pedal under my foot? Should it be more under the ball of my foot or in the middle of my arch?
Chris

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June 2, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment,Skills/training : Comments (4)


MANUALING AND HOPPING A SPECIALIZED FUSE

Lee
How well does the Fuse manual and bunny hop? I ride a Chromag 26” Hard tail. It is a great bike to mix in some trials type moves. The down side is the 27.2 dropper seat post options. The Fuse looks like the best of both worlds with the traction it has.
Thanks
John

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April 14, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (1)


TIRE UPGRADE FOR 2012 STUMPY EXPERT 29?


Lee
I have the same Stumpjumper Expert 2012 you have. Mine has original shocks and has carbon Roval rims Been riding a 2.3 Ground Control front and 2.1 Captain rear. I have a 2.4 Purgatory I could put on front and move the Ground Control to rear.

My friends have 27.5 Nomads etc. We ride freeride. Could get Maxxis DHR front and DHR rear. Is that a good setup for my Stumpjumper 29? Roots and freeride with dry hardpack and loose pine needles.

Riding in Hawaii. Whats the best thing to upgrade this bike in tire handling to 2016 standards? Thanks, Jason

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March 12, 2016 : Posted In: 29ers,Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (4)


SPECIALIZED FUSE PRO RIDE #2


This bike’s first ride turned into a mess of crusty/melty snow and slick mud. Not impressive.

Friday night’s adventure? Rad!

It showed what this bike can do.

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February 2, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Reviews : Comments (1)


FIRST RIDES: GUERRILLA GRAVITY MEGATRAIL AND PEDALHEAD


By Kevin Stiffler

First thought after some tomfoolery aboard the Guerrilla Gravity MegaTrail and PedalHead: AWESOME!

Want to know more? Keep reading.

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January 27, 2016 : Posted In: Equipment,Reviews : Comments (1)


SUSPENSION VS HARDTAIL FOR PUMP/JUMP?


Lee,
Pick your brain? Quick question: Intense Tazer vp, or a hardtail 4x bike for pump and jump duty? I have access to two world class flow trails, and with a hanky ankle, the cush might just save me. The primary purpose of this impending purchase, however, will be skill building on the pump track. Does having a soft rear end (well, firm, but not static) muddle things and defeat the purpose?

Thanks!
Joel

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January 12, 2016 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (0)


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