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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Racing Mixes It Up at Leogang 6/20/2014 1:14 AM

Specialized needs to give Mitch some more spotlight. Sure he's not number 1 or 2 but as a developing rider to qualify with one of the tightest fields ever is a pretty huge accomplishment. Showcase the team, not just the leaders!

Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 11:19 AM
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More bikeparky tracks? Oh no, I hope not!
It was a great race, and great to watch, but I can't imagine something like Hill's or Hart's Champery runs happen there.
The WC should be a good mixture of tracks, but always plenty of techy and steep tracks! :D

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Liked a comment on the item 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 11:16 AM

Easy corner?

Added a comment about news blog Gee Atherton and Manon Carpenter Fastest in Leogang Timed Training 6/13/2014 10:23 AM
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What? No.. he raced every World Cup so far!

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Added reply in a thread Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/24/2014 12:39 AM

Sam Hill motherf#cker

Added a comment about video Kevin Dewinski - Off Season 5/14/2014 10:54 AM
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Awesome!

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Liked a comment on the item Cairns World Cup Downhill Finals Slideshow - On Borrowed Shoes 4/27/2014 12:15 AM

Serious BS on the DQ. If they didn't DQ Rachel at Windam a couple years ago, there's no way Minnaar gets one today.

Cool story on the shoes, though...it would be pretty surreal if Gee approached me track-side and asked to swap shoes. Stoked Ratboy, Neko and Hill put...more

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Cairns World Cup 4/24/2014 2:27 PM
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Sam Hill: 4:03.58
Rachel Atherton: 4:41.88

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Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Crash 4/12/2014 2:27 PM

That's what you get for riding with wagon wheels

Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/10/2014 10:55 AM
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Greg Minnaar: 3:55.55
Emmeline Ragot: 4:56.99

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Added a comment about photo Taipei City Roots 3/7/2014 2:00 AM
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DVO?

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Liked a comment on the item Prepping for the 2014 Downhill World Cup in South Africa - Prototype 27.5 Nukeproof DH Bike for Team CRC 2/13/2014 4:34 AM

I really hope someone wins on 26inch full DH rig like last year.

Liked a comment on the item Prepping for the 2014 Downhill World Cup in South Africa - Prototype 27.5 Nukeproof DH Bike for Team CRC 2/13/2014 4:34 AM

If the top riders are not riding DH bikes.is it really a DH course.

Liked a comment on the item Best of Vital 2013 - Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 1/30/2014 1:57 AM

Agree, the deville is certainly better but with reliability, availability of spares and servicing means the pikes take the lead overall. Anyone want to buy some devilles?

Added a comment about video Minnaar, Hill, Gwin and Gee are Shaking in Their Shoes - A New World Cup Contender is Here 1/30/2014 1:55 AM
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He should upload it to vimeo, you can't watch it in Germany, because "the respective music publishing rights" weren't granted! :/
Vimeo doesn't care about that ^^

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Liked a comment on the item Best of Vital 2013 - Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 1/11/2014 11:43 AM

Gweggy, what you're referring to is known as 'prior art' meaning that since the technology is already known, no further patents on the same technology are allowed. Also, patents I believe expire after 20 years, this is an agreement between the inventor and the public (government). SRAM...more

Liked a comment on the item Best of Vital 2013 - Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 1/11/2014 10:30 AM

I am not saying RF is not a good product, I applaud them for making it not as expensive as srams, although the x01 is decently priced relative to the quality. If the narrow wide or x sync concept is a top 10 product then it is SRAM who reintroduced it to the MTB scene and not RF

Added a comment about feature Best of Vital 2013 - Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 1/11/2014 5:35 AM
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I never said anything about a patent, I just credit them for introducing it to the mtb world...
I've heard they couldn't patent it because the technology is so old, I'm not very familiar with how patents work, but as far as I know, you can't own a patent on something for ever. So because the narrow-wide stuff was first introduced decades ago, there is no patent on it by anyone.
I've heard the technology was first used with tractors, but I don't know that first hand, just heard it.

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Added a comment about feature Best of Vital 2013 - Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 1/11/2014 3:26 AM
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what?? did you read any of what I wrote? I know it's an old concept, and I know that's why they can't have a patent on it, but still nobody thought of using it for mountainbikes, even though it was out there for decades. You don't have to reinvent the wheel to make a great product. Most of the innovations that have been introduced to the mtb industry have been used in other (bigger) industries for years.
All I'm saying is, that even though the concept of narrow-wide teeth isn't an innovation by sram, they probably spend a lot of time looking for something like this and where the first mtb brand to recognise how useful it could be for a mtb drivetrain!

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