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Added a comment to troy's bike check 11/24/2014 11:25 AM
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I second the creative use of BB and also second the query on chain stay to seat tube pivot placement.

I'm going to guess that it had to do with preserving a specific wheel base and wheel path (had the pivot been located further forward then if the rear triangle dimension don't change then it will have a shorter wheelbase. If the rear triangle were to get longer to keep the wheelbase then then wheel path would be more rearward and less upward.) I presume that the rockers dimensions and placement were the main tuning factor for suspension rates.

PS i love the cleaver use of a idler concentric with the chainstay to seat tube pivot (thereby allowing you to have an ultra high IC and the nice back and up wheel path without detrimental chain growth) while then also putting a pivot on the chainstay near the junction with the seat stay to create a small amount of chain growth and presumably some antisquat. Brilliant.

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Liked a comment on the item 2014 Red Bull Rampage Qualifying Results - #AGGYISIN 9/28/2014 9:23 PM

He's in because this is an FMB stop and he's one of the top dudes who could take the overall. This is his first time riding a full on DH bike, of course he's out of his element but he still kills it harder and goes bigger than most who have been doing it their whole life. In actuality, he's an...more

Liked a comment on the item Mission to Mars: Britek Tires | Airless | Unstoppable 9/25/2014 11:54 AM

Sooo... how do you adjust tire pressure? Well at least its a great idea for rental bikes and commuters.

Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 DVO Diamond Fork 9/23/2014 12:00 AM
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Which aspect of the air spring is dependent on current input and historical inputs as well to form this Hysteresis, and how does a system which runs higher pressure correct for it? Are we talking about the rubber bladder's ability to compensate for the oil displacement or something to do with fork packing up under successive impacts?

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Ripcord Kid's Bike 9/13/2014 9:53 PM

Can this be converted to 26" as my kid grows taller, like Specialized's Camber Grom (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/camber/camber-grom)?

Liked a comment on the item Prototype 13-Speed Phil Wood Hub 9/11/2014 4:52 PM

13 gears with a total range of a road cassette? What's the point?

Liked a comment on the item Park Tool IR-1 Internal Cable Routing Kit 9/11/2014 4:50 PM

THIS! This is the shit! If this actually works like it's supposed to, Park Tool have my eternal gratitude.

Added a comment about photo 35mm Ritchey WCS Trail Stem and Bar 9/11/2014 4:12 PM
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why is this even gaining momentum? i've never read a review where someone actually felt like it made a meaningful difference. If you need to tune stiffness then adjust wall thinkness with a 31.8 bar. Stop it.

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Added a comment about photo Lars Sternberg's Prototype Transition Enduro Race Bike 7/25/2014 10:49 AM
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another company drops the linkage driven single pivot for a horst link design after Spec patent expired.

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Added a comment to Pippuz's bike check 6/26/2014 11:57 AM
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What kind of Rotors are those? They have a shimano style aluminum spider but they are blue and the rotor milling is different from shimano's. Until now the only rotors i would run are the above mentioned shimanos because they are the only ones stiff enough not to warp and cause rotor rub. These look like those rotors might also fit the bill.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Jared Graves' Yeti SB66c 6/23/2014 1:57 PM
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Hmmm. graves is using the left shifter as his dropper remote. Interesting. Does that mean that when he 'up shifts' it keep the seat post in the open position and he has to 'down shift' to lock it in place? What's the advantage to using the shifter instead of the dropper remote? Maybe he just doesn't like the terrible ergonomics of the Thomson remote.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Jared Graves' Yeti SB66c 6/23/2014 1:54 PM
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Where is his dropper remote lever?

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Jared Graves' Yeti SB66c 6/23/2014 1:53 PM
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xtr brake levers with Saint brake calipers. interesting

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Added a comment about feature Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/20/2014 2:22 PM
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Thanks pat, the was very helpful.

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Added a comment about feature Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/20/2014 12:26 PM
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so where do we vote for products? Surely, you aren't going to read through our comments and count products.

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Added a comment to Nico - X Free Ch'Ti's bike check 5/23/2014 9:57 AM
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Everything on this bike is the work horse in its component category. This bike is no nonsense, ultra reliable and probably a blast to ride. If i were building a bike up from scratch, this would be a great model to follow.

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Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough to Race Scott Genius LT at World Cup #1? 2/12/2014 3:10 PM

I think he might he spend most his winter on it and at 180mm is really cabale

Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough to Race Scott Genius LT at World Cup #1? 2/12/2014 3:10 PM

Pietermartizburg has never been a real WC level DH course in my opinion. It only makes sense to race a non DH bike on a non DH trail.

Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/11/2014 10:32 AM

Generally speaking, if you want to get paid well financially do one of three things: do a job no one else can do, do a job no one else wants to do, or make decisions about money. It's that simple. The more of those attributes you combine, the better you are paid. People...more