Just checked the latest issue. I find it very amusing how rabid many of the letters were with regard to the noise issue being a sticking point for the review. It was pretty clear to me the bikes needed to meet a few basic requirements and sending a bike that wasn't setup for maximum quiet was basically a pretty big mistake. Comparing it to the DRN entry that did in fact pass is missing the point that the DRN bike was running a system designed specifically for that application and had the USFS certification as well as being marketed as a quiet system by the manufacturer. Given a bit more time sure maybe other measures could have been taken but the bottom line is the bike passed and would pass any ranger check. It's also pretty obvious that not everyone knows just how much time JL puts in the the trail system, specifically the one that was used the first day. The misconception associated with the "closed" trail may never be totally accepted as a mis-read of just what uses the trail was closed for but it's a very big error to think that JL would just run wherever he wanted because he's JL :laugh: . Overall I think the I Bike issue was a good "real world" take on things. I think each forum did a good job given the constraints they were given. I think no matter what there will always be some disagreement about the facts vs. the facts but dragging it out for then 6 months would seem to be a detrimental course, especially when it's pretty obvious the "issues" are more from mis-information than from factual information.