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Added reply in a thread 29er Single Speed 2/23/2015 10:42 AM

I have one as a second bike... it's a fun (almost) zero-maintenance bike. It makes boring trails entertaining again. Also I run rear brake only so it's pretty much a 29" BMX.

Liked a comment on the item Sam Blenkinsop's 2015 Norco Prototype DH Bike 1/13/2015 11:21 AM

BUT YOU CAN'T FLAT WHILE RUNNING PROCORE I READ ON PINKBIKE THAT YOU CAN'T FLAT ON PROCORE IT'S IMPOSSIBLE

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Cube Stereo 160 Super HPC SL 1/9/2015 10:36 AM

This is the first time in a while that I've been surprised by how expensive something wasn't. Let's hope it becomes a trend.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/27/2014 6:43 PM

So that's what carbon wheels needed, a higher price.

Added a comment about press release All New Everything - Atlas Reimagines Its 2015 Line 12/3/2014 12:09 PM
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uhhh isn't 'suspension' something you don't want in a neck brace?

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Added reply in a thread Front Chainring Size for 1x10 on 27.5" 11/10/2014 11:15 AM

34 is probably fine for Texas... if you need lower gear for trips to elevation you can always buy a 30t later. I run a 34t with a 36-11 cassette in Colorado, but I end up swapping to a 30t for long/high elevation rides.

Liked a comment on the item What Is The Most Efficient Pedalling Style? Testing Flat Vs. Clipless Pedals 11/2/2014 10:20 AM

Who the hell cares about efficiency? Raw, hot, nasty, burning POWER.

Liked a comment on the item What Is The Most Efficient Pedalling Style? Testing Flat Vs. Clipless Pedals 11/1/2014 8:23 AM

I think current flat pedals with proper concavity and pins, coupled with "stealth" rubber or similar high friction soles have closed the gap considerably.

The above test didnt prove anything in my opinion. The clipless vs flats debate is just too...more

Added reply in a thread Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/31/2014 9:43 AM

One of those is hanging up somewhere in Trek HQ... I heard the fairings and a skinsuit on the rider made a significant difference in the wind tunnel, but added weight and weird looks caused the team not to use it. Interesting for sure. I'd like to see ... more ยป

Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/20/2014 7:09 PM
C138_4-up

Only have one, but it's lasted most of summer and still going pretty strong (on the front). Rubber is harder than the DH tires, but not as hard as the normal Bontrager xc stuff. Corner knobs are actually wearing, not undercutting and getting floppy like Maxxis. Casing is good too. I'll be buying a lot when they come out.

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/19/2014 12:47 PM
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SE5 is real good.

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Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/7/2014 3:35 PM
C50_water_bike

foam grips and no bash? come on- it would have weighed 33.3 lbs with lock-ons and a bash guard. then i wouldn't have had to make this stupid comment.

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Added a comment about feature Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/13/2014 10:27 AM
C50_water_bike

JM- thanks for the reply... To ease your concerns, EVERYONE who has ridden it thinks it's an improvement over the currently available shocks. Obviously there are a million variables (rider weight, style, speed, terrain, bike, travel etc.) however we feel like we have a good generic tune that will work well for most riders. It is not perfect. Nothing is.

You are absolutely correct in that we tuned a lot of the regression out of the curve. Initially we had a lot more regression, but it didn't feel good on the bike. We have a tune that offers a sharp nose for efficient pedaling, then a little regression to take the edge off bumps when riding in climb or trail modes. It works pretty darn good. Of course you will have to ride one to see for yourself and form your own opinion.

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Added a comment about feature Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 8:03 PM
C50_water_bike

It decreases force (in trail and climb modes only) from around 4ips to 10ips (medium speed hit) then the curve starts to turn up again as speeds increase and orifice damping takes over (the valve is fully open and the holes are the restriction).

It is fairly speed sensitive, so on an fast hit (50ips) peak, it reacts differently than on a medium speed hit (25ips) vs on a low speed hit (10ips). The curve kind of stretches out with increasing speeds.

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