Liked a bike check 2016 Norco Optic 29er 7/21/2016 11:52 AM
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Added a comment about press release Liv Launches Three New Women's Mountain Bikes 6/30/2016 11:13 AM
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This is something that has continued to drive me crazy with Giant's entry level and women's FS bikes. Just because someone doesn't have $2k+ for a bike, doesn't mean they want XC geo and components. As a manufacturing leader, they should be leading the market in changing entry level bikes to have progressive geometry and component spec (wide bar, short stem) that any seasoned rider would want. To add, their women's bikes don't seem to follow suite along with their men's bikes in the same category; LONGer stems, steeper head angles.

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Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Announces Several Changes to Rampage for 2016 6/25/2016 6:56 PM

Agreed, he's about as true to the original spirit of Rampage as it gets. It's a bit worrying that he's not one of the bros and I could see the selection committee leaving him out. Hopefully past results and fan support will get him in. I could see him doing well with the new format...more

Added a comment about photo SRAM Reindeer Group in 2019? 6/9/2016 7:49 PM
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Would make sense since the names are both old Shimano groupsets.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultimate Sender Session - Cruz Fest 2016 Highlights 5/18/2016 10:29 PM

Hard to go wrong with stoners, dirt bikes and private acreage in the SC mountains!
Arik Swan kills it on the moto, dude is faaaaast!

Oh yeah, mtn bikes too...

Added a comment about photo Sam Dale's Pits 5/17/2016 9:25 AM
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Sam Dale's granpappi made stonehendge.

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Liked a comment on the item Celebrate the life of Stevie Smith, a photo tribute from Sven Martin 5/13/2016 11:20 AM

Beautiful Sven...you made me sob uncontrollably, but thank you.

Liked a comment on the item FPV Drone Racing + Freeride MTB = INCREDIBLE 5/9/2016 5:41 PM

The drone is moving way to fast! We get the idea and like where it's headed. Sacrifice some of that speed for some precision flying and you'll have the next level. Reminds me of Shimano's video last year.

Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Tubeless Conversion 5/6/2016 8:23 AM
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One thing to add, I have found Gorilla tape does not work well on Stans rims and others with beads similar to BST. The sidewall is too low and gorilla tape is too thick. Some tires will work, but most tires I've tried have a difficult time seating the bead in the limited space. For those I recommend 2 layers of Stan's tape.
Also, I personally used to use it, but now I try to stay away from trimming the wide Gorilla tape. The edges tend to fray up, stick to the tire, and just generally make a big mess. It's even been bad enough customers request us to not use it because of previous experiences on the trail changing a flat. If I do use gorilla tape, I find the 1" Handy Roll works best. Most rims internally wider than 1" are newer and have better beads and won't require tape to help raise the tire bead.

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Added reply in a thread Faking It - BikeBiz Investigates Knock-Off Bicycle Products 4/28/2016 7:34 AM

I once fell victim to the cheap Oakleys online. The site used Oakley logos and images, and used their same site layout, only it appeared to be a "clearance" section of the site. What arrived had a horrendous cheap plastic smell, looked like a hot wheel ... more »

Added a comment about feature First Look, First Ride: Norco Optic 650b / 29 4/14/2016 8:28 PM
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Is it just me that can't stand seeing bikes being displayed with the chain on the smallest cog? Especially when they are too lazy to cut it to length and it's still running along the derailleur cage.

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Added reply in a thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 8:14 AM

Maybe not 45', but I do recall when the trail was still fairly raw, that booter was a bit bigger than it is now.

Liked a comment on the item Carbon Enduro Gearbox Bike - The Zerode Taniwha 3/8/2016 7:56 PM

The tires shown are 2.3 Minions which is standard fare still as the Wide Trail tires haven't become commonplace yet. The team here at RMB approves of this bike, weight be damned.

Added a comment about photo DVO Topaz T3 Air Shock and Diamond Forks 3/3/2016 5:06 PM
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"Looks flexy"

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Added a comment about photo New Maxxis Tire Options at Taipei Cycle Show 3/3/2016 5:04 PM
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I got to see one of those 2.5 Minion DHFs for a wide rim at the NAHBS, and they were massive for a Maxxis. Bigger than a 2.5 Magic Mary.

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Added reply in a thread The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 7:21 AM

Steep and deep on a rough, rooty, loamy trail. I feel most comfortable when it's a trail that you're hanging off of the bike at all angles, trying find points to take away speed rather than find speed, the suspension chundering underneath you, the tires ... more »

Added a comment about photo WTB Pad-Loc Grips 3/2/2016 6:08 PM
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Took a short rip down on the Riddler's bike to test these grips. In that short time it had a noticable feel in how the end of your hands take impact from the bars. I like to ride on the end of the bars so this would benefit me. Am I'm willing to cut down my, paid for, set of bars to run them? Tough call.

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - Yoann Barelli's Giant Reign or Adam Craig's Giant Trance 2/27/2016 6:42 AM
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A special informant in the rumor mill says he runs it at 150.

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Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Crayola Edition Highball 29er Custom 2016 2/14/2016 9:03 AM

so what's your favourite colour?