Questions, comments and criticisms

Specialized Fuse instead of a Stumpjumper hardtail?

Hey lee

and thanks for your homepage and your enthusiastic cycling world 🙂

I ride stumpjumper evo ht at the moment and are considering buying the fuse 6fattie pro but im having doubt about the wheels and tires and the weight.

I ride all kind flat gravel, singletrack, xc and trips with my kids in a troller so i need a bike for everything 🙂

Do you think it will to heavy ?? And how does the fuse pro handling climbing ??

I live in a very small mtb country and the fuse is no where to found so i have to order it overseas in the United Kingdom.

Best regards Rasmus from denmark

Happy Trails !

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Does the LLB online MTB school really work?

Hi Lee
Just wanted to really know, will this actually work. (No disrespect intended)
I mean with no coach physically watching, how will I know if I am doing something wrong?
Willy H
New Zealand

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Plus tires for XC and endurance racing?


How do +tires fit in for someone who does XC and endurance races? That is the rub for me, I participate in several XC and endurance races throughout the year.


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Air pressure for 6Fattie (27.5 plus) tires

This comment was posted on Two rides on a Specialized Fuse Expert 6Fattie

I rode the Stumpjumper 6Fattie and thought it was fun on the technical climbs, I loved the way it leveled the trail trash. As soon as I pointed it down a rocky technical descent I felt like I was sledding on a tractor inner tube. The bike was bouncing all over the trail, no precision with the undamped bounce from the tires. I literally bounced off my line at one point and almost ate it.

I had pressure set at 14F/15R and did not experiment with it. Who knows what pressure I really had as it seems all gauges read differently. Anyway I wonder how more pressure would have made things feel. I felt the tires folding in turns when pushing hard too.


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Is cornering unique on a sketchy CX course?


One quick question: Cyclocross is starting up, and my CX skills are better than ever because of our work with the MTB! But I was wondering, in deep mud or sand, should I just corner the same way that I do under good conditions (for example, screwing the bike), or is there a different technique for mud or sand?


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Which size Evil Insurgent should I get?

Hey Lee! I was wondering if I could tap into your bike fitment expertise? I am looking at getting an Evil Insurgent, and I feel like I am right between a L and XL. Any tips or input would be greatly appreciated! I am 6’2″ tall with normal proportions. I like to ride DH and aggressive trail.

James O.

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Increasing front travel from 110 to 120mm?


I’ve had a chance to digest your RideLogic bike setup method and calculations (RideLogic Bike Setup System), and my bike is dialed.

One last geo question for you. While not directly related to your calcs, I’m looking to upgrade my fork to a Pike and the nearest stock size to mate with my 2013 Camber Comp is 120 mm. My Camber model came spec’d with a 110 mm Reba. I’m wondering if the Pike’s additional 10 mm of travel would noticeably throw off my bike’s geometry? My goal isn’t really to add 10 mm of travel, but rather to upgrade to a much better fork. To stick with 110 mm likely means a special order or having to order a non-standard airspring. Thoughts?


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Ohlins suspension and a Stumpy 6Fattie for enduro?

Hi Lee, two more questions about the stumpjumper fsr 6 fattie, What do you think of the Ohlin shocks? and do you think it would be a good enduro bike I am planning on tackling a few enduro races, I currently have the camber with a 130 mm rockshox pike on the front and love this bike but not sure it can handle enduro racing.


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Quick look at this Columbian pump track design

Dear Lee,
We recently bought your book “Welcome to pump track nation.”
We live in the countryside, about 30km away from Bogotá, in Colombia.
Our son, Rafael, is a 17-year-old enduro rider and he had a few months ago, the great idea of building a pump track.
We would really like you to help and guide us. We have a pump plan already but it would be great if you could take a look at the land we have for this purpose, and give us your precious opinions and tips.
Thank very much and we hope to hear from you very soon!
Paula, Enrique and Rafael

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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,

Martinez, CA.

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Where should I put my foot on the pedal?

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?

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