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You might want to check out these pedals http://www.pinkbike.com/news/pedaling-innovations-catalyst-flat-pedal-2015.html I'd suggest the Five-Ten Impact High for shoes. They have great ankle support, tons of grip, a firm sole and good heel cushioning. You could also look into the Giro Jacket Mid. I believe they have a stiffer ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 4:25 PM
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I agree, a DHR2 in a 2.5/63mm casing with Maxx Grip rubber would be stellar. It's completely possible that the Schwalbes have a higher volume (perhaps due to a taller casing) than the Maxxis of comparable size. I firmly believe excellent tires are probably the best investment one can make to improve the ride of any bike. With the 30mm ID rims and 2.5" WT Shorty's I've been on, I finally found that a trail bike rim/tire combo that comes close to mimicking the all-out grip of a DH tire without the weight penalty. Hopefully I will get the chance to try out some WT Double Down versions this season for the rougher, higher speed trails I occasionally ride. There are still some trails where I still prefer to run a 2.3 rear on a (lighter) 23mm ID rim for lower rolling resistance and weight, but in conjunction with the 3C 2.5" WT on 30mm ID rim up front. Those with a keen eye will have noticed this type of set-up on Damian Oton's Devinci from the recent EWS rounds, although he's running a 23mm ID front wheel with 2.5 WT Shorty and 21mm rear with a Highroller. http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/13494113/

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Interesting observation. The volume of the DHR2 2.4" is slightly larger than the Schwalbe NN & MM 2.35" (61mm vs 60mm) according to the figures from both manufacturers, so I'm wondering why they would feel different in terms of volume and "float". This might be down to the rubber compounds used, as Schwalbe is well known for having softer and slower rebounding rubber than Maxxis, and perhaps that's the case in the Trailstar vs Maxx Terra. I would suggest the 2.5"(63mm) Shorty or DHF in 3C Maxx Grip if you are looking for those features, as they use a higher volume casing with slower rebounding and tackier compounds. Even though they are heavier, I have found the EXO sidewall preferable to Snakeskin when it comes to puncture resistance and sidewall support. In terms of longevity, the Maxxis tires are superior and in my opinion this a greater advantage than the 45-65 gram weight penalty. Schwalbe does make a tire than corners better and rolls faster than the MM: the Dirty Dan. You just have to take the time to trim the knobs down to achieve this aspect. Unfortunately they don't make it in Snakeskin/Trailstar so once again you pay a weight penalty but increase stability, grip and puncture resistance with the SG/Vertstar version.

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I've got some 2.5 Shorty WT's on 30mm internal rims and they are grip monsters. The 3C MaxxGrip compound on them is like a combo of Super Tacky and Slow Reezay from what I understand, which is grippier and slower rebounding than previous single-ply MaxxGrip tires.

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Killer bike, looks stunning. I like that you are running a 10 speed cassette and shifter with the M8000 derailleur. Keen.

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Added reply in a thread Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 4/29/2016 7:30 PM

This has happened to me. The shoppers pal was a self proclaimed bike expert who explained that the bike in his price range with the best rear derailleur was the one to buy. So essentially he was shopping for a rear derailleur and whatever else came with

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Minnaar just upped the ante. Crackin the bottle @ 3:25

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Awesome. I love this stuff. Sparky's tool box is all killer, no filler.

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Bring back the 70's!

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It would be nice to see Harry Bush on the box moar often

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I think we're going to see a lot of Harry Bush in the future

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - Wyn Masters' GT Fury vs. Ed Masters' Bergamont Straitline 4/19/2016 3:03 PM
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put them head to head and you get a "Fur-Berga"

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Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 4/18/2016 8:54 PM

NY Times article from today about the mechanical dopings http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/sports/cycling/with-a-discreet-motor-doping-the-bike-instead-of-the-cyclist.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 250w BB motor & 25w hub motors, Custom made by Stephano Varjas are about $11,300 to about $28,200, depending on features. “If you have this system, you can stay with the group, but ... more »

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haha! We will start releasing information each week about bikes, geometries, kinematics, production process, materials used, tests that we've performed... Just keep checking our Facebook and Insta for that. Be sure we know anything about those bikes...

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Keep it, but small numbers, really close support feedback to each client on anything needed, setup,... We are building what as a riders dream as a company.

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the QR seatpost lever is also a bad idea

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frame only option is $4800 !? The bigger bike pictured (the black one) is a Large and the smaller red bike is an XXL!? How can I be sure my deposit won't be spent on all the crack they are smoking?

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