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Added reply in a thread German bikeparks 3/7/2017 1:22 AM

I heard Bad Wildbad is thinking about opening soon, maybe write them on Facebook (Bikepark Bad Wildbad). The DH track used to be really cool, but they mellowed it down a lot I think. The other parks I know of (that could be open soon) aren't really worthy ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Mega Enduro Bike 3/2/2017 11:36 PM

It warms my heart to see him not in a Leatt abortion helmet.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Giant Trance Advanced from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/1/2017 12:18 AM
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I would replace the Giant dropper as soon as possible!
Mine is very unreliable, from the beginning I took it apart and regreased everything as soon as it started to feel rough. But after only 3-4 month of use it had quite a lot of play, looked like someone sanded it and started to feel rough after 2 drops of rain.
At the end of last season the play was so bad, that it started to rattle really loud while riding. That was so annoying that I'm going to replace it now, but I wish I had done that the second I got the bike and didn't have to have all that trouble this season.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/17/2017 8:09 AM

I can't even tell if you're being serious?

Liked a comment on the item Long Term Tested: SRAM X01 Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain 2/9/2017 1:50 PM

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Liked a comment on the item Long Term Tested: SRAM X01 Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain 2/9/2017 1:49 PM

i drive a dodge stratus but i dont go to a tesla review to complain about there prices

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That's amazing, thank you!

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/30/2017 11:33 PM

Could be it just didn't arrive in time, stuck in customs, etc.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/30/2017 1:53 PM

Looks like he dug these brakes out from his Lapierre days, I can't imagine Sram would ship out a set of X0 Trails these days.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Worlds to Leogang 1/29/2017 12:29 AM

No, 2019 was already announced last year -> Mont-Sainte-Anne

Added a comment about news blog 2018 Provisional World Cup Schedule Preview 1/28/2017 11:27 AM
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If improvements are killing DH, than yes, otherwise I don't get the point.
I'm really not pro UCI, but people have been complaining for years now and demanding a separate organisation for DH, but nothing has happened, and it's most likely that nothing will happen.
The tracks have been getting a LOT better and some of the new regularities aren't all that bad. DH will rocket upwards in popularity if and when some big sponsors get into the sport and I think we're on a pretty good path for that. And once that happened the UCI can't really f*ck up much anymore.

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Added a comment about news blog 2018 Provisional World Cup Schedule Preview 1/28/2017 9:56 AM
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Well, with the exception of Leogang and possibly Lenzerheide they're all pretty great I think. It's a big improvement compared to 2-3 years ago.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 1, Eliot Jackson 1/18/2017 10:46 PM

thanks for the feedback everyone. @drewnobi, i'll see about overcast...we're new to all of this. @ahab, i've done 4 other interviews (and am doing a 5th one today). they'll probably launch every week or so for now and will try to keep the momentum up throughout the season. it's...more

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Added reply in a thread Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/17/2017 10:30 AM

A line has to be straight, to be great!

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Crankbrothers Mallet E Clipless Pedals 1/17/2017 5:21 AM

We hear your feedback on the q-factor. Some riders prefer the shorter stock spindles for better clearance in tight trail conditions, while others prefer the longer spindles for stability and foot clearance from the cranks. We now offer a separate long spindle kit for...more

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