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Added a comment to lockoff8's bike check 5/19/2015 8:35 AM
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And here we have a rare almost extinct specimen, the triple ring hardtail 29r in its natural habitat.

JK, its good to see some diversity in BoD, not just enduro bikes.

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Added a comment about photo PAINT TRICYCLE-1 5/13/2015 10:14 AM
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love the aero profiling. I bet thats good for 265% increase in speed.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 2:13 PM
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Amazing how much creativity is poured into a market that only exists because SRAM and Shimano won't make affordable 1X wide range drivetrains (SRAM's new GX 1 by drivetrain is def more affordable at ~$500 but you can pick up an slx 2x10 drivetrain for under 300 so we are still not there yet)

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Liked a comment on the item Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix 4/22/2015 7:43 PM

Looks like he needs some new grips there

Added a comment about photo Specialized SWAT Seat Tube Strap 3/26/2015 7:55 AM
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A product designed for a non dropper post. hmm...

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Liked a comment on the item No-name 10 and 11-speed Cassettes 3/20/2015 11:50 AM

so youve used them both and done life testing in comparison to their OEM counterparts already?

Added a comment about photo Not just an eye candy show 3/20/2015 11:49 AM
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Crank arms, suspension linkages, qr levers, stem face plates, caliper bodies, rotor spiders, fork crowns, v brake, trigger shiftter lever, read dropout, i think some hydro brake lever bodies. Damn

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Added a comment about photo New Tires From Maxxis 3/20/2015 11:38 AM
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That aggressor looks like a nice rear tire.

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Added a comment about photo DVO Topaz air shock 3/19/2015 4:51 PM
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surprised this shock doesn't have optimized can shaping. It seems like the trend with rock shox making the DebonAir can, Vorsprung making an aftermarket can for Fox floats (and fox likely to announce an optimized can in 2016). With DVO being a high end sus manufacturer i would have thought their cans would come stock with it. I guess its still a proto, but still.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2016 FOX Factory 34 Float 27.5+ 3/13/2015 9:07 AM

More than two weeks early this one. April first isn't here yet!

Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Breakout TCS 27.5 3/11/2015 5:27 PM
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Really well written review. Top notch Lee

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: WTB Breakout TCS 27.5 3/11/2015 6:14 PM

One of the very few tire reviews I have read! Well done! This tire seems to be a really good choice.

Liked a comment on the item Making the Incredible Wooden Bike 1/13/2015 10:17 AM

Why is he not wearing a wood helmet!!

Added a comment about feature First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/30/2014 10:14 AM
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Interesting design, though it would be hard to make the commitment to a new company and new technology when comparable rims can be had for .half as much from a well established brand
Here's to hoping the technology works and the price comes down. Best of luck.

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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.