Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Brake Bleed 12/3/2016 12:07 PM
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Well written article and something anyone who lives somewhere with long descents especially could do more often. Couple things I'd add though...

-Sram brakes (going all the way back to juicy models) get bled at about a 45 degree angle, not flat, so that the bleed port is at the top of the system. And anything with a Taper Bore master cylinder (All Elixirs) needs to be bled with the tip of the lever blade between 75 & 80mm(not degrees) from the center of the bar.

-Clean your pistons with alcohol before you push them back in when installing the bleed block! Never a good idea push dirty pistons back into the caliper.

-Mineral Oil brake fluid is not any better for the environment OR human exposure. The MSDS recommendations are almost identical for disposal and exposure between Shimano Mineral oil and DOT fluids. Both require adherence to local law for disposal... do not flush Shimano fluid down the drain just because it says "Mineral" on it.

-Another thing I didn't see mentioned is that Mineral oil brake fluid IS NOT cross compatible between brands and it is very different than what's found in the drug store. Shimano's mineral oil is very different than Magura's (Magura Blood boiling point is barely better than water for starters) so use the Shimano stuff if those are the brakes you have.

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Added reply in a thread Grizzly Bear Kills Mountain Biker in Montana 6/30/2016 9:32 AM

Bear spray on the bottle mount. It saved Vito's ass when that mtn. lion charged him at the game creek trailhead! Buddy Alan does actually roll with a chest mounted 9mm for a lot of rides outside of cache and on the pass. Arguments over the efficacy of ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 1:00 PM

I'm just here to say... I dig vintage Lake Arbor shots! The ol' Big Hit! How about don't ride 24" wheels as a piece of hindsight advice?

Liked a comment on the item Big Jumps, Bigger Cases - The Learning Curve at Red Bull Hardline 9/11/2015 9:33 PM

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Added a comment about video Red Bull Hardline POV with Gee Atherton - So GNARLY 9/10/2015 11:05 PM
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The majority of the trail looks "rideable" to mere WC contenders but yeah those jumps and hucks to flat at speed... All I can think watching this POV is that it looks like the modern day version of riding a Matt Thompson designed trail over a decade ago or at any point in Sol Vista's glory days. It looks like a wet dream he's had for a lifetime! MT(plus Swentz and Moga) for next Hardline build crew?

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Cane Creek DB Coil Inline Shock 8/31/2015 1:12 PM
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We sold a small fraction of bikes with the DB Inline compared to bikes spec'd with RS or Fox products and I warrantied more recently purchased DB Inlines than the total amount of warranty claims I had with the other two manufacturers combined this summer... that is all.

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Added a comment about photo e*thirteen 10 and 11-Speed Wide Range Cassette 8/31/2015 12:55 PM
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Yeah Zo, I think that was the case in the years of old but the offset pulley situation of SRAM/Shimano 11sp and the popular Rad cage for Shimano 10sp wide range applications seems to correct that issue. Subtle improvements to the rear derailleur over the years make it look the same as it's always been but a lot's changed in those 5+ years. I think Shimano had just embraced limited B tension (i.e. shadow) and clutches/offset pulleys were still a ways off back then.

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 Trek Slash 27.5 Carbon 7/24/2014 1:06 PM

Pretty sure you're referring to the re:Aktive technology combined with DRCV. Apparently Trek thinks it still has a place on the lower travel trail bikes. Slash riders were having to run insanely high rear pressures to avoid bottom outs on bigger hits and the Monarch has the adjustability slash...more

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin, Jill Kintner Earn 2013 U.S. National Championship Downhill Victories 8/5/2013 10:19 AM
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Davetrumpore hit the nail on the head and I'd take it a step further... If you want to help keep DH racing alive in the US, stop supporting USAC sanctioned events and help remove that company from US downhilling entirely. Other MTB formats are having BIG success outside of the bureaucratic and notoriously unsuccessful USAC umbrella. Removing the USAC from US downhilling would do more for the American downhill race scene than any amount of views on any amount of articles on this or other websites.

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Added a comment about product review Renthal Stem Review 7/31/2013 4:18 PM
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I had the exact same experience with my Renthal Stem. Way over torqued and still slips on the steerer. Supposedly a redesign is on the way. Hopefully a little more Renthal quality on the new model.

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Liked a comment on the item Pre-Season Testing with FOX, Santa Cruz Syndicate and GT Factory Racing 3/28/2013 7:41 AM

It was a superman seat grab actually! The photo just happened to be timed a split second too late.

Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Inside the 2014 FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 and DHX RC4 3/27/2013 8:11 AM
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Yeah Turman... Pretty much covered all the bases!

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