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Offline jonathan

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Taj Mihelich (mountain) bike check
« on: June 10, 2020, 12:37:39 PM »
https://www.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-taj-mihelichs-chromag-stylus.html



(that's not a dirt jumper with a slammed seat, it's a trail bike with a dropper seatpost. I am curious to see what it looks like with the seat up.)

I found this to be pretty interesting. I also have not been on a BMX bike in a long time, but a hardtail mountain bike for gettin rowdy in the woods is just as fun for me. Taj' experience is a lot like mine. contrary to popular opinion about how a mountain bike should fit and handle, we have both chosen to ride:
  • a steel hardtail in places where you "need" a full suspension bike
  • a frame with a short reach in an age when bikes are getting longer and longer
  • an intensionally steep head tube angle. he put a HTA-steepening headset on it, when standard for mountain bikes these days is 67 or slack-er
  • over-inflated tires. when most people are riding with less than 20 psi, he is running 30+
  • feeling awkward about the "in the bike" feeling that riders seem to want

maybe that's something that is hard-wired into a riders brain when he starts with BMX.

Offline Narcoleptic Insomniac

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Re: Taj Mihelich (mountain) bike check
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2020, 07:32:17 AM »
Interesting. I too went for a relatively steep head angle and short chainstays for my MTB.

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Re: Taj Mihelich (mountain) bike check
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2020, 08:07:31 AM »
speaking of Taj, I saw Hoffman bikes is going to do a run of his old signature frame
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Re: Taj Mihelich (mountain) bike check
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2020, 10:04:28 PM »
Haha Taj is fat.

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Re: Taj Mihelich (mountain) bike check
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