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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Added a comment about video Suspension Analysis: 2016 Canyon Sender CF 4/5/2016 5:26 PM
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These are great, especially when considering changing from air to coil, or vice versa.

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Added a comment to Adam_Schaeffer's bike check 4/1/2016 12:21 PM
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Sweet! Been building bikes professionally for a dozen years, feels good to finally build one worthy of BOTD. If anyone wants to see it in person or have something similar built up check me out at www.facebook.com/DHZBikes
Cheers!

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Liked a comment on the item Adam_Schaeffer's Santa Cruz 4/1/2016 12:11 PM

Bike of the Day April 1, 2016!

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 RockShox Reverb B1 - Same Look, All New Guts and More Travel 3/15/2016 9:37 AM

ditto. i'm just under 6' and still use a 3" GD. at that drop my thighs don't go past parallel with the ground while seated and the crank at 12 o'clock (so i can still actually pedal) and i have plenty of room for maneuverability. i want...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 RockShox Reverb B1 - Same Look, All New Guts and More Travel 3/15/2016 9:37 AM

So i might be odd man out, but who's dropping their posts 150-170mm? Honest question, I'm 5' 8" so maybe it a tall person thing? I don't drop my post more than 4" ever and have been trying to wrap my head around the need for such big...more

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Felt Decree 3 3/10/2016 12:28 PM
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Not sure who's installing all these KS posts that you guys keep having issues with, but I've sold and installed dozens without any problems until the cartridge eventually needs service/replacing. I realize the instructions are very precise, but the amount of trouble you guys have is puzzling. Just an observation.

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Liked a comment on the item Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike - The Zerode Taniwha 3/9/2016 3:32 PM

Actual weight is slightly misleading, as the gearbox moves weight from the extremities(think of leverage) and places it low and centered porviding stability and agility. So it'll throw around nicely and by being in the right gear more often by not having to fuss...more

Liked a comment on the item Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike - The Zerode Taniwha 3/9/2016 3:30 PM

Really? And what data do you have to support that? For me, this is the only thing of interest from Zerode.

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And a gearbox does away with the need for Boost 148...

Liked a comment on the item Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike - The Zerode Taniwha 3/9/2016 3:28 PM

And a gearbox does away with the need for Boost 148...

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Bronson C S 3/2/2016 7:24 PM
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As the name suggests, the Pike RC SoloAir on all SCB builds does in fact have externally adjustable (R)ebound and low-speed (C)ompression. It lacks the 3-position mode selector that you get on the RCT3, but you can still tune the overall firmness with the low-speed knob. I'm looking at one as I write this. Just wanted to make sure consumers know that this important tuning feature is included at this lower price point.

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Added a comment about video Peaty and Ratboy in the Land of the Thousand Berms 2/27/2016 4:32 PM
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Damn, ol' Sheffield Steel looking mighty quick, especially when the speed picks up. Steve still has to be one of the very best at holding speed when the hill is providing it.

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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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