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Added a comment about video From BMX to MTB - Mike Day Crosses Over 9/13/2014 10:36 AM

I think Mr. P is on to something. My pops has been trying to piece together a light XC mountain bike for my little sister 7yrs old. Something sub 20lbs. rigid fork, ankle bitter wheelset, 7 speed, tubeless. 24" with disc.

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Added a comment about video Thursday Night Ride 8/25/2014 4:39 PM

night riding is awesome! It can get a little looser in the corners...

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Added a comment to Solidautomech's bike check 8/9/2014 10:41 AM

great job GO RIDE!

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Added reply in a thread Best site to buy parts from? 8/8/2014 10:28 PM

jensonusa.com has been great for stuff that is hard to find at local shops and their sale stuff is crazy cheap. Sale gloves are in every order I've done. Love fresh riding gloves.

Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 7/31/2014 1:49 PM

A new bike always rides fast. I got a feeling it will be a good race because it seems like half the field is on a new ride.

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Added a comment about photo Jared Graves' Prototype Long-Travel Yeti SB6C with Switch Infinity 7/25/2014 12:23 PM

Looks like a sweet bike. I could pedal that thing around the parking lot. I'd be tempted to even go in the dirt with her. Yeti's always had a nice bike. I'd ride it.

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Added a product review for Race Face Charge Leg Guards 7/21/2014 10:48 AM

Great XC knee guard for those just in case moments for riders who usually don't have catastrophic starfish moves coming off the bike in the trees at speed.


The Good: Fit is right on according to RF sizing. The don't move down the leg while riding. They aren't too hot in the summer. Minimal protection for those not needing or wanting to wear Goalie gear.

The Bad: None yet. They are NOT a DH impact guard!!!


I got these pads earlier this month from my LBS and they have been just what I was hoping for. I consider myself an aggressive XC rider...Not enduro or DH. I usually don't have catastrophic starfish moves coming off the bike in the trees at speed :)  That being said I did come off the bike last month and have been nursing some knee issues ever since.  These pads have really hit the mark if you are looking for something that you can ride in for a couple hours in 90 degree weather and wear them just in case.  These are perfect just in case guards for your knees.  They have some minimal knee protection that is being represented as second skin type protection and I'll give it that.  It is actually a bit more than second skin.  Plus you get some knee joint support and warming effect without overheating issues.  Like a leg warmer on steroids.  It's a pad for those that may or could go without but who recognize the value of having a little something.  They are easy to wear, comfortable and don't get in the way or look stupid even with spandex.  I docked it a half a star because it is light protection.  I had also considered similar products of gform, xsi flow and fox enduro all of which are in this same type market.  I went this way because it is a JUST IN CASE pad.  I may not have worn those pads every time as they are bulkier, heavier and offer more protection but at a cost.  Picking the tool for the job.

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Added a comment about press release Cam Zink to Attempt World-Record 100-Foot Backflip at Mammoth 7/17/2014 3:04 PM

With that massive flip at Rampage, why do this? It just doesn't seem as cool as the one he threw at Rampage. I'd rather see him riding his limit at a big mountain venue with other riders than this. The others riders give us the viewers some build up as they throw down what they've got and then to see him stomp that ridiculously huge back flip was amazing. It gives us the context by which to judge it. I don't know how he does it but I love to watch him. Great riding and a fantastic ambassador for the sport. Hopefully Mamoth Mountain is putting a big bag of money on the landing for him since the risks are soooo high.

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Added a comment about video Remi Gauvin - The Silence 7/17/2014 2:46 PM

nice video. I really like the riding and the edit.

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Added reply in a thread Prototype 2015 Specialized Demo? 7/11/2014 10:44 AM

I'm surprised no one mentioned the cracked back rim. Big crack towards the

in the first picture.

Added reply in a thread MTB Shoes 7/3/2014 2:30 PM

I haven't ridden that shoe exactly but many like it and found that they work just fine. Fly has always made pretty durable products in my experience. Hopefully you have tried this shoe on an know that it fits well before purchasing it. If you are new

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Added a comment about video 2015 FOX 36: Lars Sternberg Getting His Braap On! 6/26/2014 8:31 AM

really like that edit... I'm not a big MX fan but can can appreciate the skills. Way to ride that Covert

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Added a comment about feature Smith Expands Helmet Lineup and Adds MIPS to the Equation 6/25/2014 9:12 AM

1.06 seconds saved over 40km at 25mph! Come on bro. $310 per second saved and an additional $159 for the shades.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Lizard Skins 5/29/2014 9:47 AM

Was torn between Aiello and the Belgium Bombing...until I enlarged the pics and checked out the takeoff in the background and speed puff of dirt from takeoff. That clinched the deal, plus the sunset and colors really do it for me.

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Added a comment about video Quit Mountain Biking Right Now: Introducing the Roller Cycle 5/26/2014 11:31 AM

I thought for sure he was going down and that thing was going to run him over

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Added a comment about video Jerome Clementz To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Will Miss 2014 EWS Season 5/19/2014 10:03 AM

bummer... that light change on the trail can really messed with viability. Seems like he went down just as he come out of that shade.

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Added a product review for Niterider Cherry Bomb Rear Light 5/3/2014 4:15 PM

The Cherry Bomb can save your bacon a couple of ways


The Good: 1. Weather seals are good // 2. Super Bright and has a couple modes // 3. Usable clip // 4. Works for running as well as the bike // 5. Super long battery life

The Bad: 1. I broke the seatpost hard mount in a crash. I'm deducting 1.5 stars for that. // 2. The flash or strobe mode may give riders behind you seizures. :)


I've been running this little gem for about a year and a half now and do a lot of night riding in the fall and winter months. I don't want to be in the unfortunate spot of having some distracted motorist taking me out while I'm along the road headed to the trail.  And as I ride solo often it gives me some piece of mind knowing that if I am down and a search goes out, they will find me in the dark. It is so bright those who would come looking will be able to see you easily and the battery life is so long that it'll last a couple of days straight. At the end of last winter I was riding in the snow and washed out and this fall broke the hard seatpost mount that came with it, but it still has a clip that has worked without issue since.

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Added a product review for Crank Brothers Multi 17 Tool 5/3/2014 3:55 PM

17 ways CrankBrothers makes you faster and more consistent


The Good: This bad boy fits everything on all of my bikes:) trail, single speed, commuter, jump, and friends bikes! CrankBrothers make a few models with fewer and more tools, depending on what your needs are.

The Bad: Just a little extra weight to carry along.


It has saved more than a handful of rides and that along makes it invaluable. Nothing is worse than finally getting out on the trail and few miles later you or one of your buddies is broke down and the fun stops and the sweating begins.  It is almost like having a whole bike shop of tools right under the seat.  I have this exact one other than my 17 has some ano-gold trim.  The chain tool functions properly and you can get some good torque on it to pop those stubborn links and the spoke wrench works like a charm and isn't unmanageable considering the rest of the tool is connected.  This little piece of trail wonderment has been well thought out and built with long lasting materials.  All of the hex  wrenches and drivers are still in good shape considering some of the ragged junk that they've fixed.  It's a backcountry must.

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