Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 7:11 PM
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Guess what rider is able to move his COG over a greater distance between wheelbases? A taller or shorter rider? I'm tall and am considering a 29er for my next bike but I'm in favor of regulating wheel size for downhill since shorter folks can't physically manuever their weight between two points as much as a taller rider. The problem I see is that we approaching a point where we are reaching the limit for some body types and not others. Since force vectors are what they are this means that those that can handle larger wheels will do so with less cumulative opposing wheel force than those riding smaller wheels. At a professional level where seconds actually matter I think that is crap. This isn't rocket science and this is going to be a thing because the UCI allowed it to be.

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Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/14/2017 5:05 PM

Didn't the flat tire epidemic coincidence with the Schwalbe epidemic?

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 6:44 PM
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Didn't they hire the ex Crank Brothers CEO to run Intense a couple years ago? Seems like that move has resulted in a lot of similar problems that plagued CB. I mean, Intense was never known as a quality driven brand and their older models had their problems, but now it seems that products and bikes are being designed and released at blazingly rapid pace. From a strategy perspective they've outsourced to a horizontally integrated supply and development chain. Lastly, their sales model seems to be more hyper focused on B2B sales considering the oversaturation of internet retailer 'sales' of Intense bikes lately. Their bikes sure have some nice finishes now. My hunch is that Intense is implementing somewhat more shrewd practices to build up the businesses 'value' as an entity. This is all good if the corporate goals are to be acquired, sell a share of the company eventually, or to just grow and become more profitable. Its hard to begrudge a company for working towards those things. Yet I get the feeling that starting from the top down, the balance of prioritization is off with Intense when it comes to where quality stands.

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Added a comment about feature Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Mega Enduro Bike 3/3/2017 3:33 PM
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Where are the details on what makes this a prototype?

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Added reply in a thread UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/8/2016 5:36 PM

UCI is a racket in the the same vein that FIFA or IOC are. Once you realize this it's pretty easy to understand.

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/7/2016 6:42 PM

Because this forum is part of a marketing business.

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There is also the Enduro EVO models that have yet to be released.
See here http://fotoalbum.mtb-forum.it/albums/25162/thumbs_800/177304.jpg

This bike will boast 180mm travel front and rear and is the reason the Big S will be dropping the SX Trail. Me thinks this will be a beefed up and more DH oriented version that some of you folks are calling for.

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