Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/18/2016 10:31 AM
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I like the Chester too, however, they're not indestructible. Smack a traction pin on a rock and they can break...done it.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/18/2016 8:12 AM
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I started riding BMX in '79, then racing in '84, and raced DH starting in '98, racing Pro from '02 to '12. I've obviously spent a large portion of my life riding flats. I definitely disagree with the DMR Vault, as there's no pins in the middle, where the ball of your foot and the most pressure rests. And I definitely don't agree with "concavity is king", I prefer a FLAT, flat pedal with pins in the middle, not just around the edges. The Vault isn't much different than the good BMX pedals from 25+ years ago, funny how you guys (or one guy) put it at the top of the list, whereas it wouldn't be on my list at all. That's my 2 cents, however everyone has an opinion.

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What about charging $5 for every live feed? Have that money go straight to rider safety and secondarily to better purses. Red bull gets to splash their logo on everything and we pay the riders something for their risk. Honestly, I'd feel better watching...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: SRAM's 7-Speed X01 DH Drivetrain Takes Downhill Gearing to the Next Level 3/4/2014 6:37 PM

In my experience, 5mm in bottom bracket height or crank length can definitely make a difference on rocky trails. This is pretty similar.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: SRAM's 7-Speed X01 DH Drivetrain Takes Downhill Gearing to the Next Level 3/4/2014 6:35 PM

"It doesn't even take advantage of the fact you could make a wider hub body and thus stronger wheel."

Yet...

Now you're thinking.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: SRAM's 7-Speed X01 DH Drivetrain Takes Downhill Gearing to the Next Level 3/4/2014 6:33 PM

You have to use their hub, but Canfield has been doing a 9t for a while now.

http://canfieldbrothers.com/components/9-tooth-rear-hub

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I'm in love with Kaia. @Tim Wood. You seem to be a great dad to your dog with a lot of responsibility. Yes they are bred for exactly that reason and they are the most intelligent dog there is.

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Nice looking trail!

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Added a comment about video Impossible To Keep Up with the World's Fastest Trail Dog 1/12/2014 9:08 AM
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That dog rips!

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Nice to see the bike suspension pioneer, Paul, still dialing things in for us. This reminds me of the polished gold MAG 21 SL from the glory days. Looks like two Reverb seatposts (keyway system) clamped in a crown, I wanna see what DVO rolls out in the near future...

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I see someone else had a similar Idea...

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Liked a comment on the item Prototype GT Downhill Bike 4/13/2013 11:28 AM

good eye. wonder if it's just a refined i-drive set up w/ the linkage thrown in for lateral stiffness?

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Thank God (& the bike industry!) for; short stems, slack headangles, dropper posts, sticky tires, wide bars, suspension (F&R!), disc brakes, am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah, Quality helmets and body armor!

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Liked a comment on the item Death of the Flat Pedal 4/11/2013 6:32 AM

??? They've been making these for like 10 years.

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