Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 2/13/2016 2:08 PM

two finger shifting, how sweet....said noone ever.

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Turner RFX v4.0 GX 2/10/2016 7:39 PM
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17.3 isn't long, in fact its probably the length most people should be riding as its more forgiving while climbing and at high speeds. Bronson v1 had the same chainstay length and I seem to remember it being quite good.

Easton, KS and Raceface all make 6" droppers in a 30.9 diameter. Just because you can't run a garbage Reverb doesn't mean there aren't other options.

Noise was never an issue with the journal bearings. They require slightly more maintenance and don't turn quite as smooth, but its simple "clean and lube" work that any decent home mechanic can easily tackle with a set of Torx wrenches.

If you're so familiar with the 90's, remember what 5k used to get you back then? I do, and it didn't look like the RFX I assure you.

Your negative energy is harshing my mellow. We live in the time of hyper mega super carbon bikes from the future, enjoy it while you can.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2016 FOX Float X2 Shock 2/5/2016 3:30 PM

Your definition of cavitation is incorrect. It's not air mixing with suspesion fluid, its suspension fluid vaporizing and causing inconsistent damping, you're describing aeration.

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Your definition of cavitation is incorrect. It's not air mixing with suspesion fluid, its suspension fluid vaporizing and causing inconsistent damping, you're describing aeration.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 YT TUES CF Pro 1/13/2016 7:46 PM
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I realize your complaints were minor, but doesn't that leave room for improvement? You felt it should have stronger brakes, more durable wheels, it could've pedaled better and it could've been smoother over successive big hits. If this gets five stars but could be better, what do you give the unicorn bike you eventually test that needs absolutely nothing? Seems like 4.5 would've been more appropriate.

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Added a comment about video 2015 Mountain Bike Ride of the Year - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/30/2015 3:39 PM
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I still want footage of him exiting the woods prior to the pedaling straight. How did he carry enough speed? It boggles the mind.

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/28/2015 3:22 PM

Gwin already has his own team/program, so think of it like moto. I imagine it'll be TLD/Redbull KTM, with YT or something similar as frame sponsor, Fox shox, Sram on brakes/drive, Renthal, Smith optics and hopefully Maxxis tires(finally!). He already ... more ยป

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Val di Sole World Cup DH Mega Banger 8/20/2015 3:48 PM

Danny's bike sounds like a shopping cart

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup Brutality 7/3/2015 2:47 PM
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KACK KACK KACK KACK

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Added a comment about press release Santa Cruz Bicycles Sold to Pon Holdings - What's Next? 7/3/2015 1:07 PM
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We now have corporate sponsorship

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Trek Fuel EX 29 7/3/2015 12:30 PM
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"Any hesitations a rider may have to wheel size have been addressed, alleviating any concern over wheel size choices."

It's official, Trek has won the wheelsize war. 29er's win! 29er's win!

Wait, they still make 27.5" bikes? But, but, but..it says any concerns! ANY!

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - ProGRT Angel Fire with Luca Cometti and Lucas Cowan 6/20/2015 10:06 AM
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Properly fast, as DH tracks should be. Looks awesome!

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - George Brannigan, Brook MacDonald & Wyn Masters, Schladming, Austria 6/18/2015 7:26 PM
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GLORIOUS

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Added a comment about photo One Hub Standard Too Many 6/11/2015 10:48 AM
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Ballsy

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's Super Clean Specialized S-Works Demo for Leogang 6/11/2015 10:47 AM
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They're plastic strips that keep anyone from touching them until its time to ride. Gotta keep everything tip top for the best of the best.

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Renthal DM Stem and Custom Decals for Bryn 5/14/2015 11:04 AM
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This isn't a proto any more, BTI has them instock.

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Added a comment to Lewisbuchanan's bike check 5/2/2015 11:59 AM
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Looks trick but a pro bike should have a proper chainstay wrap with mastic or splice tape. And fix that chainguide, or put something else on that was designed without the tensioner. Other than that its ace.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 5/2/2015 11:54 AM
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Chain Reaction is good example. They buy direct from Shimano at distributor pricing because of how much volume they do, but they still operate as a traditional retail bike shop, so often times you can buy Shimano parts from them for less than US wholesale. Hell I'm a shop owner and I've bought from them before when everyone else was out of stock and I needed something to finish a build. With free shipping to the US when you spend $100, they easily undercut every LBS in the states. Shimano is really just chasing SRAM at this point IMO. The pricing is decent, but much of the changes are directly influenced by what SRAM has been doing for the past several years.

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Added a comment about press release SRAM Introduces the New RAIL 40 Wheelset 5/1/2015 2:35 PM
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Still 24 spokes? SRAM already has lightweight wheels. If these are supposed to 'rail', they need 32 spokes. End of story.

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