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Bruce Corman

Bruce Corman

Ashland, OR and Idaho Falls, ID

Bruce Corman's Passions

Road Biking
Mountain Biking

Bruce Corman's Bio

Like most of us, I have been riding bikes since I was a kid. It wasn't till I had an industrial accident in the late 1980"s that prompted me to rediscover the benefits and fun of cycling. I bought my first mountain bike in 1989 and had the first pair of Rock Shox in my town of Ashland, OR where cycling is still quite big. I moved to Idaho Falls, ID where at 50 I put in my first (an unsupported) century (on my mountain bike). After that I reacquainted my self with road biking. I love cycling. I believe that it is truly one of the greatest inventions that man has ever made.

Bruce Corman

Bruce Cormanwrote a review of on March 6, 2016

What A great bike
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my first FS bike. Reviewed lots of on line reviews before pulling the trigger. Competitive Cyclist had a awesome deal. This bike is light and climbs like a mountain goat. Down the mountain is confident and fast. Flow tracks are my favourite as the bike curves into the track with flick-able fun. Twenty-niner seem so much heavier and not geared as well. Twenty-sixer has been the standard for the last twenty five years I have been riding. Bottom line...This is a fun bike.

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Bruce Corman

Bruce Cormanwrote a review of on November 19, 2015

Old School meets New Cool
4 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

You know that Thomson makes awesome stuff. I replaced my set (lay) back seat post with this one. Thing is I was always sliding to the nose of my saddle when I was climbing steep stuff anyway. The bike did not come with a quick release so the seat was high all the time.

I am a weight weenie, that is my bike, not actually me. Adding 500 grams took a lot of pondering. Is is really worth spending that much $ to add additional weight? Well...I did it.

I have not had much time on the seat post, and the new position and another lever takes a bit getting used to. The setup was easy, however, I added a (brake cable) noodle to keep the cable bend smooth, tucked in and clean.

I really like having the seat out of the way, especially being able to do that on the fly. I just require a bit more practice to make using the seatpost smooth and automatic.

Choosing the Thomson seatpost was a no brainer for me. Thomson stuff is just that good.

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Bruce Cormanwrote a review of on October 29, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Its a no brainer, Chris King has set the standard in the industry. My attitude is to get the best value for my money. Believe me, I looked for the best price and found it here. I buy quality so I don't have to look to replace something that will fail, paying again and again for the same part. Buy the best, and forget it. "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of the low price is forgotten". Ben Franklin

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