Added reply in a thread 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/22/2017 11:31 AM

Only thing I'm interested in is dropping the rule mandating same wheel size F+R. Let the 29/27.5 staggered bikes loose, IMO they will be the ultimate DH weapon.

Added a comment about feature Luke Strobel's Evil Wreckoning 5/22/2017 10:37 AM
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Luke is probably in the 160-170lb range? Keep in mind that he's racing DH on a 160mm enduro frame at the professional level. He's hitting everything at full speed on a bike with less travel, so an elevated spring rate should be expected. I'm sure his fork setting are similar, seeing as it has an inch less travel.

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Added a comment about feature 27.5 vs 29er - Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/17/2017 9:41 AM
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Mix the two together and you have perfection. In 3 years 29 front/27.5 rear will be the standard.

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Liked a comment on the item Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/8/2017 3:08 PM

I hope this thing smokes all those losers on 29ers.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/27/2017 1:22 PM

I think it will just depend on what the rider wants out of the bike. I like my Hightower for fast, flowy trail/AM riding. But in steep, techy braking it feels really awkward. It gets stood up in downhill corners, and the rear wheel feels huge when rolling ... more »

Added a comment about video Sam Hill - My Way 3/24/2017 12:12 PM
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This one hit me right in the feels. Alex and Sam have made some of the best MTB clips ever IMO. But this one, with the Cure backing them up, Sam rallying the small bike on old school DH trails, his kids hanging out. All tied together with some of Rankin's best filming/editing to date, this one is an instant classic.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/8/2017 4:54 PM

Why do you think it's bad news for the Firebird? Because Intense will undercut it on Jenson? On paper Firebird seems nicer and like a better race bike

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Why do you think it's bad news for the Firebird? Because Intense will undercut it on Jenson? On paper Firebird seems nicer and like a better race bike

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How is this better than the current Nomad which was launched nearly three years ago? Geometry is nearly identical, it lacks bottle mounts, and it uses a pressfit bb. Yes it comes with a better shock but the Nomad is cheaper, so just buy the Float X2 separately. This, like the rest of their lineup, seems dated on day one. Yawn.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 12/14/2016 2:50 PM

Except Vergier is running Fox clothing this year, so he could be person #1. Person #3's stance sure looks Peaty, and he just posted on IG that he's at SCB headquarters. He'd be in street clothes as he's probably there for guidance/setup advice. My guess ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 12/14/2016 12:34 PM

Looks like SC Syndicate is testing 29" wheels. Greg Minaar just posted this to Facebook. Second bike in appears to be a Hightower sporting a Fox 40 with a custom upper link. Oh let the speculation begin!

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 7:22 PM

No I didn't! That would explain a lot.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 12:28 PM

Devinci website no longer showing carbon Wilson, only alloy options listed. Perhaps it was a decision made after the season to no longer invest in it. With the alloy frame performing well (and actually being preferred by Dirt in their comparison of ride ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 Santa Cruz and Juliana Line 7/12/2016 11:22 AM

Do you mean why not YT? Because they don't have an equivalent bike to the Bronson or 5010 in their product range. Because the cheapest aluminum Capra is a few hundred US dollars more than the cheapest SC model - though the Capra does have a better fork and a dropper. And because half of the sizes...more

Added a comment about photo RockShox Suspension Gurus 6/9/2016 3:22 PM
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Yeah, the trick is you only the leave middle one on. The other two move around and add drag.

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Sam Hill's Custom Nukeproof Pulse 6/9/2016 3:18 PM
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Looks like he's trying to move it closer to the fit of his Ironhorse Sunday. I don't blame him, clearly that was a match that worked. Here's to hoping it puts him on the podium this weekend.

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Added a comment about feature 11 Years in the Making - The Hope HB211 Bike 4/14/2016 10:27 AM
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Cash in hand Alan, let me know when it's ready, please offer it with green bits if possible. Cheers

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Cam Zink's YT TUES vs YT TUES 4/13/2016 5:54 PM
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Still don't understand the lack of chainguides on all the top Rampage bikes. It's not like that 100 grams is the difference between pulling off tricks and eating shit. Seems like a bash plate and a little chain retention would be welcome in such rough environments.

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Liked a comment on the item Adam_Schaeffer's Santa Cruz 4/12/2016 10:17 PM

Rad color!

Added a comment about feature ​The Ultimate Guide to 'Metric' Shock Sizing and the RockShox Super Deluxe 4/9/2016 2:05 PM
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Well at least they used common 608 bearings for the mounts, not some custom job we could only get from RS.

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