Liked a comment on the item Redemption of the Reverb 6/23/2016 7:03 PM

My first B1 did out if the box. Replacement one doesn't so far.

Liked a comment on the item Redemption of the Reverb 6/23/2016 7:03 PM

Does it hold its lowered position when the bike is held by saddle? Or does it extend and introduces air into oil, like the previous generation?
This is reason why I would chose it over 9.8 fall line 175mm, and I could not find the info anywhere...
Thanks!

Added a comment about product review Redemption of the Reverb 6/23/2016 6:58 PM
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Very Interesting. The reviewer claims it is "Durable!!!" while the duration of the review was only 3 months and apparently there have been plenty of B1 posts requiring warranty or service when they are still relatively new. Is it "durable!!!" compared to your previous Reverb that was faulty out of the box? It seems as though the claim us completely unsubstantiated. In the review it is also stated that there are certain measures one must take to ensure that the post is fully functional or without a warranty issue. It appears as though the review might be biased by the fact that SRAM replaced his faulty post with one that has been updated.

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Liked a comment on the item Redemption of the Reverb 6/23/2016 6:45 PM

Already heard of quite a few of these having issues..

Added reply in a thread Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 5:46 PM

back in the day Nico Vouilloz used to have guys on the side of the track to signal if he was up after each split.

Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10cc 6/7/2016 9:56 PM
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thems two differnt brake pads

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Fort William Rock Smashing Action 6/3/2016 8:16 PM
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bills rocks gotta be encrusted with a disgusting amount of stans spray by now. good thing the women and children will be there to clean it off in the morning.

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Added a comment about photo Steve Peat's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz V10cc for Fort William 6/2/2016 9:26 PM
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XTR M988

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Added reply in a thread Foot problems with SPD's 5/16/2016 9:36 PM

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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Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/16/2016 2:16 PM
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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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Added reply in a thread What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 4/26/2016 12:42 AM

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

Added a comment about feature A Tale of Two Toolboxes with Giant Factory Off-Road 4/25/2016 10:30 PM
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Awesome. I love this stuff. Sparky's tool box is all killer, no filler.

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Liked a comment on the item A Tale of Two Toolboxes with Giant Factory Off-Road 4/25/2016 10:24 PM

PLEASE KEEP UP THIS TYPE OF CONTENT! I would love more photos/media/audio with the wrenches behind UCI. This is shop geek heaven. Thanks vital!

Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/23/2016 1:41 PM

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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