Liked a bike check Harry Alford's Purple Mondraker Foxy XR 1/27/2016 12:21 PM
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Added a comment about video 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 1/26/2016 12:57 PM
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Man those 24s look like they can roll over anything!

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Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 1/22/2016 7:20 AM
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Hey there! Yeah, the Pike on mine is 130mm so it's probably similar. I just rode it yesterday for the first time and it feels like I have some volume spacer homework to do, both front and rear, but I won't be sure for another few rides especially since it was my first proper MTB ride in a few months. Ended up flipping the stem for higher bars but other than that it felt good!

I went RS instead of Fox because I already had the Pike and I wanted to give the Debonair a try.

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Liked a bike check Transition Patrol Carbon "Old Blue" 1/13/2016 7:10 PM
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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/7/2016 11:21 AM

Exactly. It comes down to how budgets are used. As a smaller company, YT might only have, say, 800K (I doubt it's that low) allocated for global marketing but if they decide it's a good move to put 40% of that towards developing a DH program that includes ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is White is the New Black? 1/6/2016 7:26 AM

I like white saddles and grips on a bike or two! It's fun going the opposite direction of conventional wisdom sometimes and go the Roadie route, it ain't gonna kill me. Yeah, I have to clean them but I have to clean my bike anyway. But regarding the ... more »

Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 12/30/2015 8:23 AM
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It's funny you mention the Struggler because it's one of my favorite bikes. The spec, price, geometry and suspension are all dialed, but it's a different beast. And when I say beast it's a beast. The weight and the plusher suspension are perfect for rougher terrain, If you want a super-capable bike I think that's the one. If you want something quite a bit lighter, the Occam is going to be racier and more efficient. I built mine with a more "trail" spec than what comes standard, with wider riser bar, shorter stem, bigger tires. I actually have 2.3 Minion and Minion SS on there now because they're not any heavier than the Highrollers. Feel free to mssg. me if you want more details.

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Liked a bike check Cheezario's Niner 12/23/2015 10:34 AM
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Added a comment about video Phil Atwill Crushes It 12/23/2015 10:33 AM
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I appreciate the high levels of disregard in this edit.

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Liked a comment on the item Phil Atwill Crushes It 12/23/2015 10:33 AM

Im in!

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 12/13/2015 6:01 PM

best raw video for a long long time... actually one of the few really good ones!

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 12/13/2015 6:00 PM

I feel like we must have watched different videos. Either that, or I really want to see you corner..

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I salute your shredding to sir cause it was fucking bad ass

Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 12/12/2015 12:50 PM
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53735 - I built it up as a frame, I wanted to try the Monarch Debonair and I already owned the Pike, so that was the path of least resistance. It also meant I only had to Boost my rear wheel since the Pike is 100mm x 15mm. FWIW during the install of the rear shock I noted the mount allows about a degree of float to allow some deflection without binding. I haven't ridden THIS bike yet, but I have ridden the Occam and, like you, I didn't feel anything weird, just a great, playful damper feel. I am pretty excited!

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Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 12/12/2015 8:07 AM
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That too bad Leo, I've felt that disappointment before too. It's risky to invest in a bike without riding it first. You probably noticed though that the 2016 Occam was completely redesigned with different geo and suspension than the one you had, and after testing a few I really like the feel of the changes. This bike is going to be great for me. Too soon to know if it will be up there near "best bike ever" but I should know in a few months. =)

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Added a comment to SBRDUDE1's bike check 12/11/2015 11:12 AM
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Sweet! Just got mine put together too!

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Liked a bike check 2016 Orbea Occam TR 29 Carbon 12/11/2015 11:11 AM
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