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Added reply in a thread Would You Ride It? 7/30/2014 4:36 PM

Pass.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 8:27 AM

I emulated the new linkage using a modified version of the publicly available Status linkage geometry in the library of bikes that comes with the Linkage program. That is not an exact method but the speculation in my comments is well informed speculation.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 8:26 AM

Besides the carbon artistry what is new is the linkage. With any linkage what you are concerned with are its structural and functional - wheel path and kinematics primarily - characteristics. So how does this new bike rate on that scorecard.

Wheel path and pedal feedback -...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 8:26 AM

Had I done that then someone could respond "doesn't look flexy to me". I prefer to make people who disagree with me work much harder than that.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 7:15 PM

That mono seat stay is pretty cool, but the really interesting bit is what Specialized is doing with that Horst Link. Concentric BB main pivot, dropped chain stay pivots and short seat stay pivots... kinky! I'd like to hear the thinking on that.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 7:15 PM

I miss the aesthetics of 26" wheeled bikes crazy slack head angles...

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 3:49 PM

this bike wasn't designed in the last month or something- it's been in the works for at least 12 months (as the spy photos prove). I'm sure the aluminum 650b he has been using was designed as closely to this as possible.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 3:47 PM

Thanks for providing more details on the specs and features than other websites! I heart Vital.

Added reply in a thread Start of the Downhill Family.... 7/29/2014 9:05 AM

Welcome to the family Mike. I'm gonna say to stick with a 26 inch bike. Given your experience on 20's, any added roughness is gonna disappear under the suspension, and the 26's will be stronger for a beginner to bash on. You'll also be able to find way ... more »

Added a comment about video Hillbilly Huckfest Highlights - FEST Series 7/28/2014 3:28 PM
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Heck yea Herbs. Good to see ya still smiling KJ. You guys gonna rework the kid's 40 footer when you get home?

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Added a comment about photo tire slide 7/26/2014 6:16 PM
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Well chosen. Thank you Man behind the scenes. I gotta ask… Are you in Israel right now? Or Israeli living in the states? Or did I misinterpret ISR?

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Liked a comment on the item tire slide 7/26/2014 6:13 PM

Daily Shot July 26, 2014!

Added a comment about photo tire slide 7/26/2014 6:12 PM
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I'm not normally a fan of obvious flash shots, or blurry stuff in the foreground shots, but this is a worthy excuse.

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Added a comment about video Trains, Plains and Automobiles with 13-Year-Old Trials Biker 7/26/2014 8:10 AM
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Wow. Kid's got skills. Hold on to him Inspired.

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Added a comment about video Unbelievable! Danny Hart Demolishes a Muddy Run Down the Pleney in Morzine 7/26/2014 8:03 AM
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I didn't hear a bit of brake squeal. Has he got magic pad compounds or just not use them? Loved the quick look back in the middle. "Where my mates at?" I can't say that I've ever been comfortable hitting a wet lip.

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Added a comment about photo RockShox Bluto Fat Fork 7/26/2014 7:54 AM
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Boo.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Prudencio Hits Stage 2 Then the Ground on Stage 3 at the EWS 7/26/2014 7:50 AM

Great lines before that last one.

Added a comment about video Hillbilly Huckfest Course Preview - FEST Series 7/25/2014 3:40 PM
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Woo! A third of the rider list is from Aptos. R-Dog,KJ and Herbs. Go get 'em and have fun. Can't wait for coverage.

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Liked a comment on the item Bust Out the Big Bikes - Oregon Enduro Series in Cold Creek 7/25/2014 8:25 AM

Big bikes? Wow those guys would be blown away if they new about little niche sport called downhill.

Not vories obviously but he's not the one trying to invent something.

Liked a comment on the item Lars Sternberg's Prototype Transition Enduro Race Bike 7/25/2014 8:17 AM

Boring of that whole design. Prototype?? That could be a 2006 kona coiler delux. Every company use that tired ass design, but transition is putting the rear pivots on the chain stays like it's supposed...more