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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/16/2014 4:25 PM
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It'd be interesting to have you try a Cane Creek DBAir on it, as the wider adjustment range and natural ramp up would seem to suit the frame very well judging by your comments. Feel would still be similar as it still Ohlins on the inside.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 7:55 PM
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A few observations:

Seems like a slightly firmer spring may have helped the bb height issue and the diving you experienced on jump faces. 33% seems a bit much for all-around park riding, most brands are designing bikes to be ridden at 30% max. The fact that you had the compression all the way in and it was still soft is another indicator of too soft a spring. As Ohlins offers 25lb increments going up just one spring rate may be the solution and allow you to back off the compression (which may have contributed to the spiking incident).

Specialized's claims of a lower center of gravity seems off. The shock is clearly higher than it was on the old Demo, and as a heavy part of the frame that makes a bigger difference than lower pivot points.

Thats a lot of money for a team fork and a bunch of house branded stuff. I'm the last guy to ever complain about the cost of bikes, but for that kind of coin I'd expect more.

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 7:35 PM

with those complaints about suspension and the lower bb being less than practical I can't see it being an 'outstanding' bike, it's the frame/shock we primarily want to hear about and sounds like it isn't exactly perfect going by the review

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/7/2014 4:16 PM

foam grips and no bash? come on- it would have weighed 33.3 lbs with lock-ons and a bash guard. then i wouldn't have had to make this stupid comment.

Added a comment about photo Anne Caroline Chausson's Pseudo-1x Drivetrain Setup 10/5/2014 9:23 PM
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Suicide Shift!

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Liked a comment on the item 2014 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Results - #AGGYISIN 9/26/2014 3:19 PM

Go Ber-naaaaaaard!

Liked a comment on the item VP-Harrier Altitude Pedals 9/12/2014 5:21 PM

For the love of god get rid of this slide show format! just show the images on 1 page

Liked a comment on the item Building Blog: 2014 Rampage 9/11/2014 8:28 AM

I'm not sure how you could say that its been "one trick rampage wins". You clearly did not pay attention to the contest the past 2 years. Re-watch Kurt Sorge from 2 years ago, he barely did any tricks. He threw a superman and a backflip down the bottom section, thats it. And Strait last year? His no hander off...more

Added a comment about photo 2015 Ellsworth Dare Carbon 9/9/2014 10:09 AM
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I agree with you, no way a bike can be optimized for that wide a range of riding. Just pointing out why they had the mount on there. I think its a poor choice considering they already have a 150mm 27.5 bike and a 180mm bike in their lineup.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Ellsworth Dare Carbon 9/9/2014 9:30 AM
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Read the description, its supposed to be able to be a DH, FR or enduro bike with different shock/travel settings. Some people still run derailleurs on enduro setups.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 6:30 PM

If you look at the frame designs, there are a lot of similarities. The Sunn uses a small dogbone and a solid rear triangle, while the Devinci uses a pivot at the dropout instead, but link design, placement and actuation are all similar. I have a 1996 ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 1:01 PM

Yeah boy = Conner Fearon? (Yeah Conna!) Syringes = Needles Horse = Cam Cole Beer = Nick Beer Heart = Danny Hart More interesting though, KTM?! Sunn?! YT?! Curious to see if there are new machines to go with new teams. Also, the Intense could be Palmer's ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Greg Minnaar and Rachel Atherton Fastest in Worlds Timed Training 9/6/2014 7:49 AM

If Greg three peats, that would be massive. And the boxer goes home with no one.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - World Champs Hafjell DH Practice 9/4/2014 5:46 PM
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Added a comment about photo Value DH Project: Bike Build Gallery 8/19/2014 7:40 AM
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Also keep in mind that these are retail prices. If someones buying a complete bike from me they're never paying retail. A good shop should give you a hefty discount if you're buying this much stuff at once.

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Added a comment about photo Value DH Project: Bike Build Gallery 8/19/2014 7:38 AM
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Love the concept, this is something I do regularly when a customer comes to me with a budget. I do have some suggestions though:

-Joystick stuff is cool but far from value. You could use a Kore cockpit to save quite a bit: OCD bar($60), Torsion direct mount stem($55) and a Fazer saddle ($45). Saves you $140.
-I do not consider plastic pedals to be DH rated. Something like the new DMR V-12 ($75) would be more appropriate. -No matter how much you save, old school slip-on grips are never worth it. Get some decent lock-ons and be done
with it.

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Added a comment about feature New Rocky Mountain Flatline Nearing Production? 8/15/2014 4:41 PM
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I think you mean Norco wants their bike back. Horst link pivot rocker link, this thing is pretty much an Aurom. Trek uses ABP/Split Pivot rear end.

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Added a comment about slideshow 26 Ain't Dead - Leogang World Cup Downhill Race Slideshow 6/17/2014 7:36 AM
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I agree 100%, but when working with carbon the bikes they race need to be the bikes they sell, and somehow the industry has convinced the high-end market that every new bike needs 650b wheels, so companies have to balance what the team guys want with want the market demands. I think it makes a strong argument for custom alloy team bikes ala GT, giving them complete control over what they race with no concern for market demands. Think about it, should we as consumers actually be riding what a WC pro races on? I can't ride nearly as fast as them, so why would I need the same bike?

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