Updated bike check Giant Trance SX (2015) 9/27/2016 11:55 PM
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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/27/2016 11:47 PM

Cube picked up German junior Max Hartenstern. I'ld really like to know what he can do with a full factory support. He's been dominating all junior classes at the IXS European and German cups and was 8th at his first world cup in Leogang with a crash. ... more »

Added reply in a thread What's the Best Spot You've Ever Ridden? 7/29/2016 2:51 PM

Schladming! That place is so rad on a DH bike! I couldn't have imagined how awesome it is, it blew my mind! Davos in Switzerland is pretty nice for some Enduro riding, there is an awesome lake, one of my favourite trails ends 500m from the lake and you ... more »

Added a comment about photo Mitch Ropelato's Santa Cruz 5010 7/27/2016 11:26 PM
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I thought he wouldn't race any more enduro?

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Added reply in a thread RESULTS: DH National Champs Round-up 7/18/2016 9:25 AM

I happened to race at two national Champs this year, the Austrian Champs in Brandnertal and the German Champs in Tabarz and both times there was heavy rain for the last few riders which resulted in pretty unknown riders winning... crazy times!

Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER & STEVIE SMITH JERSEY - Vital OTB, Lenzerheide World Cup 7/8/2016 9:44 AM
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Greg Minaar 3:05:52
Rachel Atherton: 3:34:64

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Leogang World Cup 6/11/2016 1:34 PM
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Loris Vergier: 3:36.54
Rachel Atherton: 4:14.06

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Added a comment about feature WIN A SRAM GX DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB, Fort William World Cup 6/4/2016 11:49 AM
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Danny Hart: 4:39:45
Rachel Atherton: 5:19:89

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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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