I saw all of this and at one point he damn near lost it.
You saw all of this?! What a toolbox! If you aren't pushing your limits, you aren't going to occasionally 'damn near lose it'. Boosting tables and railing berms isn't what we do day in and day out. Nor is riding lifts. If we're lucky we do it three times *per year*.
Besides, I've watched that footage a dozen times, not to mention that I was the guy doing the riding/fliming. I still haven't seen where he 'damn near lost it'.
I would attribute it as much to the wheels as the frame, though, the fact that there aren't any good hoops on the market is reason enough to steer clear of a DH *specific* 29'er for the time being.
You're only proving your ignorance here. Plenty of burly rims available, even for someone as gnarcore as you.
My performance issues are more to do with the geo and available components that limit 29 inch fames...
For a change you're approaching
facts. Geos are evolving but thus far I don't see any major problems with HTA, BB, CS, or WB. Available components? I'd sure like to see more options in single crown long travel forks, as well as more DH-casinged tires. But I'm not gonna piss and moan and wait around when the stuff to ride FR and DH on big wheels already exists. Seems like you just like to piss and moan?
The fact is that Lenz is trying to inch it's way into the Park/Lift Assisted scene where there are already plenty of viable options. I see it as more of a whimsical pursuit in which he'd like to profit from the trendy. Touting "the best" is just another way to reel an inexperienced consumer.
Are you really this ignorant, or are you just trying to make me feel better about myself?
Lenz has sold maybe 10 PBJ frames. You want to hate on him for that? Give him another 3 years and he'll have recouped his initial investment in the PBJ. I can see where that'd really chap you and the rest of the sphincter police...
Viable options? So improvement shouldn't happen because there are already viable options? We only need one tire, one fork, one frame to satisfy everyone, everywhere?
You can't play ignorant any longer with trolls like that.
The *fact* is that you don't see them.
Perhaps because you live in a borderline third world country and they just haven't trickled down that far yet?
Since this is your 'specialty', how's about giving us a vid of what you would consider gnar-gnar.. All I've ever seen are vids of you bouncing and flailing about like a fish out of water.
Blame the rider, not the bike. I'm a hack and have never claimed to be anything but.
If they were as capable as the website would have me believe, I would have seen one or two. That is simply not the case.
Capable somehow = available and widely distributed? Your logic has failed miserably. Again. ~10 frames made, only available for the last few months, and you expect to see them in your backwater already?
It shouldn't because I do--for situations in which they excel.
And your experience with 29" DH has been on what bike? With what fork? Rims? Tires?
Wait--what's that? Never ridden one?! Yep--that's what I thought.
They are different. They aren't hyping up a DH *specific* 29'er
Your wit isn't witty, and you're merely dancing around the point.