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Liked a comment on the item Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes 6/25/2014 5:06 PM

ERS and Ohlins are on the "I would pay for that list". Leaning Ohlins just for the pedigree, but I really like what ERS is doing as well. Great to see the best in the world of suspension finally stepping solidly into the MTB realm.

Added a comment about feature Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes 6/25/2014 4:14 PM
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There's a good possibility some of those bikes had this new version, I'm sure the lapierre had to have bits shaved off the linkage for the original ttx to fit. I never got a proper look as the bikes were just flying past but there was no mistaking the yellow shock and spring on them. Another suspension product that might be worth looking into is Extreme Shox with their Arma shock that operates at pressures around 35psi which in theory should be very smooth and active compared to other shocks.

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Added a comment about feature Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes 6/25/2014 3:47 PM
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I wonder why Niklas doesn't have matching wheels, could maybe be down to the wheels already having the tyres he wanted or could it be that Ohlins are going for a different axle spacing/diameter to get the characteristics they're after?

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Added a comment about feature Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes 6/25/2014 3:42 PM
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Didn't you guys post up a list of bikes they were going to make shocks with the correct length and tune for? Also I was at Fortwilliam wc and there were a lot of bikes out there equipped with ohlins shocks. A few GT fury's, a gambler, another european make I guess that I'm not familiar with and can't remember the name of. I'm sure there was an Intense M9 and Lapierre dh920 with an ohlins shock too on bikes of lower level riders competing at the race.

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Liked a comment on the item Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/21/2014 1:05 PM

SR Suntour RUX fork should be a serious option given the recent review here and the price!

Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 2:38 PM
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Yes variety is good but there's not really many technical tracks in comparison to a few years ago. Yes Hill is in 10th and Brendan is in 21st but Sam is only 2.9s off winning and Brendan 5.6s so how bad are they at pedaling in reality? Also I'd like to point out Sam was injured most of the off season. Sam ended up in the top 5 in 2012 and then 8th last year even though he missed a race, so that answers your question I guess and there are riders at the opposite end of the spectrum who would do better if they had a higher technical ability but are good on pedaling.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 8:46 AM
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Looks good this year and it looks like they've tightened a few bits up in the woods. Well I'm hoping Hill gets this one and it looks possible.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 8:45 AM

This has some answers: http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Going-Wild-in-Leogang-with-Claudio-Caluori,26072/iceman2058,94

Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 8:23 AM
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I'm banking on the rain, I watched some footage of Sam from Leogang in 2011. Amazing how he can inside corners so well compared to other riders. I was standing in the upper woods at Fortwilliam when he went past, he dabbed a couple of times but held speed really well through the inside line. I saw Minnaar in the same place and he saved himself from what looked like a certain otb, Brook Macdonal also went out the tape and lost a lot of time climbing back onto the track where he left.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 8:18 AM

Sam all the way

Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 7:55 AM

GO SAM!!

Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/12/2014 7:54 AM
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I'm a big fan of Sam Hill but I did have it down for one of the big power houses to pull it off but that wasn't the case, so I'm going to say Sam hill is in with a solid chance here aswell.

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Liked a comment on the item Blue Ribbon Banter: Gwinning Killed The MTB Star 5/23/2014 7:25 AM

This is confusing me. So downhill racing was never serious when sam hill was a the top of his game? Or Gee Atherton now?

Liked a comment on the item Blue Ribbon Banter: Gwinning Killed The MTB Star 5/23/2014 7:24 AM

This article was pointless. A complete waste of words.

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Added a comment about video Spectator Crashes While Riding Adam Brayton's Bike 4/27/2014 7:37 AM
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He's lucky he didn't get any serious head injuries in a fall like that. Adam Brayton confirmed today that he just had a big gash in his leg and that it isn't broken as the rumours have been saying:
'Thanks to everyone for the support! Leg is all good all stitched up and no broken bones. Tree is dead mind. Shout out to Ben McGowan, wish him all the best with his recovery!'

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Added bike check Bissmeister's Nukeproof Pulse 4/5/2014 6:51 AM
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Liked a comment on the item How (Not) to Make Millions in the MTB Industry 10/22/2013 3:59 PM

Not sure what you mean by underrepresented, but this kind of message is definitely not going to attract more women to the sport.

Added a comment to DHSeb's bike check 10/17/2013 5:42 AM
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Your G2 looks really nice. Are you running tubeless to get that weight or still on tubes?

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer World Cup & Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB 2013 World Champs 8/31/2013 9:48 AM
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Sam hill 3.54.87
Rachel atherton 4.32.76

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