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Added a comment about press release Clean More Climbs with a OneUp Components Traction Ring 8/1/2015 11:01 PM

That's great and all, but I'd like more speed than a traditional 34t, but without sacrificing the ease of a lower gear. I'd like to do my 30-40 mile rides with less fatigue, and possibly push it into the 50mile range. I don't want something easier than what I'm on, I want something with higher top speed without sacrificing the low end. And that's why I ask for not something lower than what I have, but something equal to or greater than.

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Added a comment about press release Clean More Climbs with a OneUp Components Traction Ring 7/30/2015 8:21 PM

Why no 34t? If it increases ease of pedaling to a 2t lower gear, but speed of a 2t higher, I'd like to see an equal or higher gear than what I'm running now, a 34t. Maybe even a 36t as I've considered going up when fitted with a wider range cassette. Absolute Black has a 34t...

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Started new thread 2015 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 650 7/20/2015 9:03 PM

For sale is a Large 2015 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 650B FRAME ( http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/stumpjumper-fsr/stumpjumper-fsr-expert-carbon-evo-650b ) in Satin Blue Tint Carbon/Metallic White/Black (not usually available as frame

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Added reply in a thread AM wheels on a budget 4/26/2015 11:04 PM

Having run both hubs, dollar to dollar I say swiss > hope. Swiss 350 hubs on a stand flow ex rim. I personally used wheelsmith's 2.0/1.7/2.0 spoke. A little lighter than the swiss comp, but not revolution thin. Makes for a really inexpensive, light, ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2015 Giant Reign 27.5 8/4/2014 6:13 PM

Why do you think that? The fork can be used on any 27.5 bike, and you're likely to see the same offset offered on more bikes soon.

Added a comment about photo Pro Bike Check: Kyle Strait's GT Force X Expert 7/5/2014 3:38 PM

Nice pedals

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Giant Reign 27.5 Sneak Peek 4/18/2014 6:37 AM

Well, if it's not the seat tube that drops, hopefully the cockpit will be a tad longer. I found at 5'9" the 23" claimed TT on a medium was too short, if not shorter than claimed. Now on the large, I can't run a full height dropper (120mm) as the ST is too tall, and but the cockpit gives a but more room.

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Added a comment about video Cam McCaul and Kyle Strait - Groundbreaking New Urban Assault Video 3/15/2014 8:55 AM

I'd rather be bladin'

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Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Luca Shaw's Specialized Status 2 6/20/2013 1:42 PM

Maybe Gwin will be rockin a status in Andorra

Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer World Cup and Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB Fort William 6/8/2013 11:40 AM

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Liked a comment on the item Born and Raised - A Short Film About Brook MacDonald's Road to Victory at Val d'Isere 5/23/2013 7:24 PM

this might be the most jumbled, drawn out video I've ever seen in my life

Added a comment about video Slam Bam, Thank You Mam (Explicit Language) 5/11/2013 5:19 PM

Some of these were shot on South Mtn, but this was mostly shot in the Phoenix Mtn Preserve. In my opinion, some of their trails are more technical than pretty much anything on South Mtn. I've ridden all those trails in that video, 95% of all trails on both mtns, on the exact same bike, and while I've cleaned all of those sections, I can tell you it wasn't easy.
Props to this guy for getting back up and given'r again!

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Added a comment about feature Tech Tip: A Simple Cassette Modification That Could Save Your Rear Wheel 11/25/2012 9:31 AM

Or, because it's a downhill bike, you can ditch all the unnecessary gears, and pull off the last 3 gears on an 9sp 11-32 SLX cassette. This gives you an 11-21 6sd cassette. All the gears you'd ever need, without having to double shift because all your transitions are so tight, and your chain won't ever get close to that rear wheel. And if you are a slopestyle/dj/park rider, you can shift into this empty space and use it as a freecoaster. (Aaron Chase did something close to this back in the day)

PS: It also helps if you build your wheel the right way. Drive-side trailing spokes heads in. The makes it so that the trailing spokes wont drive the chain down further into the freewheel during rotation, but instead push it up. One, this is the way Chris King requires wheels to be built around their hubs, and second, this will also make lacing your wheels easier. When you get to putting in the last 16 spokes (if you use the "Sheldon Brown Method"), because you push the spoke from the inside out, you don't have to weave the spoke in between all the spokes to get your cross.

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Added reply in a thread 2013 UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 9/18/2012 8:00 AM

I would say it's not necessarily those looking for new teams, but these are the top dogs that everyone else on the circuit is poised to take down. aka: "Wanted".