Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Cairns World Cup 4/21/2016 10:03 PM
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Troy Brosnan: 3:26.64
Rachel Atherton: 4:01:21

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Added a comment about photo Bottom Out at Lourdes World Cup 4/9/2016 11:34 AM
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yeah, 26" Kona Operator Carbon

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 4/9/2016 7:49 AM
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You have those at every race, to warn people that a rider is coming.

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Added a comment about photo Craftworks ENR Prototype Photos and Video of Suspension in Action 3/6/2016 3:08 AM
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Some of the tubes look like the come straight off a Banshee Spitfire or Rune...?

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Updated bike check Giant Trance SX (2015) 2/27/2016 12:38 PM
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Updated bike check Giant Trance SX (2015) 2/27/2016 12:38 PM
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Added reply in a thread How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/23/2016 12:14 AM

I get out of my apartment, jump on my bike, ride about 10min and I'm at the first of many big trails in the area. If I'm too lazy the closest trail is about 400m from my house, but it's only about a minute long.

Added bike check Giant Trance SX (2015) 2/22/2016 12:45 PM
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Added reply in a thread Localism, Legitimacy or Both? 2/22/2016 1:54 AM

It depends, if a spot is about to be closed down, the only thing you can do ist try to get it legalised! On the other hand, in my area we have a lot of forest and hills, so most trails are far enough apart to be unnoticed. But there are some guys here ... more »

Added a comment about video Linkage Analysis - Santa Cruz V10c vs. Pivot Phoenix Carbon 2/18/2016 2:20 PM
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I'm not sure that saying, pedal kickback is always bad is true!
I ride a Banshee Legend, which has some pedal kickback (you can feel it if you pay attention, but normally I don't notice it) and once a friend of mine, who has nearly the same bike (only small differences, like bars, etc.) and weighs the same as me, lost his chain on top of a trail. There was no pedalling involved, so we just did a normal run, with me in front. He had no trouble following, except in root sections, where he lost a considerable amount of speed, compared to me.
I'm pretty sure, that's because the pedal kickback causes the rear wheel to accelerate, which it couldn't without the chain.

Also todays shocks are so tuneable, some of the disadvantages explained in the video don't matter in real life. Isn't that why single pivot or linkage single pivot designs had a rebirth a few years back?

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Added reply in a thread Allsport Dynamics Wrist Braces 2/18/2016 1:10 AM

Yeah, it's great! My wrist isn't much worse than before, as I said, it's the 3rd time I broke the same wrist, so it had some damage before. But the crash wasn't that bad and I did a lot of training to my wrist and it still broke, so just wearing the ... more »

Added a comment about news blog The Stage Is Set - 2016 UCI DH World Cup Teams Revealed 2/16/2016 10:19 AM
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He announced his retirement AFTER 2016!

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/16/2016 4:38 AM

oops, I just checked the DH Teams, sorry!

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/16/2016 2:21 AM

That's what I thought, too! Also Troy Brosnan and the Specialized Factory team aren't listed at all... Elite Teams have certain advantages, like better pit spaces, etc..

Added reply in a thread Allsport Dynamics Wrist Braces 2/16/2016 12:31 AM

Hey, yes I've got one since September 2015. I got the Lacer version, as this was the one you reviewed and I'm very happy with it.

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/5/2016 1:04 PM

I hope Ragot will race another season, she's my favourite female rider by far!

Added a comment about news blog Kelly McGarry Has Passed Away in New Zealand 2/1/2016 12:35 PM
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I don't think it was a crash, it says it was probably something medical in the article.

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Added a comment about feature Inside the Industry - COMMENCAL USA 1/16/2016 12:51 AM
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I get that Commencal had a hard time competing against bigger brands like Trek or Specialized in the shops, but saying the direct sales model gets them closer to their customers and enables them to provide "best advice and service" is just wrong!
I've worked in a bikeshop for quite a while and my experience is that most customers either don't know anything about bikes or think they know a lot but don't (which is worse than the first kind) and would buy utter crap without proper advice from someone in a shop.

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Liked a bike check The Insurgent By The Riders' Guild.com 1/12/2016 8:49 AM
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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/9/2016 12:34 AM

Hold your horses, he trains all of the Norco DH team as well, so it means nothing. Also the "looks like a session" statement has been applied to every bike ever made, no matter if it actually looks anything like a session or not, so Benedict was probably ... more »

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