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?

Added a comment about product review 100% Brisker Glove Review 2/11/2016 7:10 PM
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I can third everything in this review. Mine fit well length wise, seems to be for thicker fingers. I have this problem with some gloves, others not. I have used these XC skiing in Bend in sub-30's and was warm the whole time. I do wish there was some form of water proofing or coating to the top to prevent the insulation from becoming damp after hitting wet vegetation.

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Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 6:18 PM

Im sorry, but I've seen the videos, and I'm not convinced. In not one video did they directly reenact the event. A bike carrying momentum from a spinning wheel, the wheel is then dragged on the ground for ten feet (the part not shown in any reenactment), ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/27/2016 9:45 AM

Companies pick color ways based on what is trending or predicted to be trending. A lot of them gather their info from the same data collecting operations that predict and show what's hot. Likely why the Nomad and the Reign1Adv both feature a very similar ... more »

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions Bike Abuse on Geronimo Trail 1/22/2016 7:10 PM

Pumped to see the trail is a rippin! Way to get pitted boys! Yeeoww!

Added a comment about video Peaty and Pals Pontificate Properly Puny Posterior Punts - 50:01 1/13/2016 8:06 PM
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Peaty showing us why he is King. I still can't wrap my head around 0:50.

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Added a comment about news blog More Travel, New Colors - YT Launches 2016 Range 1/11/2016 1:27 PM
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Yes, but most contracts are negotiated or discussed before the season is over, and most racers know where they are going for their next team before they drop in for the final race. YT did the same thing when they signed Zink on.
The fact that they spec e13 components on their bike instead of X0 cranks and his chosen wheels shows that they did plan for a build early on and that it's not a true signature "pro" model, but they could have chosen certain parts in anticipation of signing a certain someone to create a signature-esque build.

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Added a comment about news blog More Travel, New Colors - YT Launches 2016 Range 1/11/2016 12:11 PM
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Hmm, interesting. "Pro" bike comes Fox air squish, Sram stoppers and drivetrain, and Renthal bar and stem. Isn't there a "Pro" rider with a nearly identical and one-off setup?

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Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2016 1/3/2016 8:51 PM

Holy Crap though... I didn't realise Trump actually had supporters.
Everyone outside of the US has just been assuming he's a joke candidate.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/28/2015 8:46 AM

Who is to say that KTM can't pony up to make a race winning bike and team? Gwin hinted at a few main points in his interview on PinkBike. First was money: Just speculation, but KTM probably has more than any cycling brand. Another was brand focus, in ... more »