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Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 6:39 AM
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You lost me at "steel rotor bolts," that's when I knew it wasn't serious.

I think it's a cool build. I would install a chainguide for insurance. Foam Grip Failure isn't likely going to end a run, but wrapping your chain around that pretty Ohlins shock sure will. And speaking from experience, carbon saddle rails are not long for the world on a mountainbike, that's a weird spec. But she's got it where it counts: Good tires, good suspension, let 'er rip!

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Liked a comment on the item Giddy Up! Transition Introduces New Suspension Platform, New Bikes 9/26/2014 8:25 AM

Yeah, that Public Enemy was the first CD that I ever bought. AND. People can whine and moan about companies using the Horst Link (Designed by a gentleman named Horst Leitner of AMP research, not a gentleman named Specialized.) but the patent is up and it's...more

Added a comment about video Giddy Up! Transition Introduces New Suspension Platform, New Bikes 9/25/2014 3:11 PM
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I mean, what are you going to do? No matter how you dress it up, a lot of people consider a single pivot bike low tech and inferior to other designs, no matter what evidence is presented to the contrary. Going to a horst link is a great move for both marketing and braking performance, if nothing else. The bikes look sick! Congrats TR.

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Added a comment about photo Crankworx Whistler EWS PIT BITS - Lars Sternberg's Prototype Shimano XTR 1X Chainring 8/11/2014 7:18 AM
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Pretty confident for race day... I have never had 100% chain retention with SRAM or Shimano setups using clutch derailleurs with the "correct" 1x chainrings. Granted, I've only lost the chain maybe once or twice without a top guide, but that's too many times. Martin Maes might agree. It probably depends quite a bit on suspension design?

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Added a comment to m4rmot's bike check 6/21/2014 7:51 AM
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Very nice! I am a fan of the svelte XC saddle although after a mild get-off yesterday when i took the nose of my SLR in my inner thigh I was reminded you definitely pay to play. Cool bike!

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Added a comment about video All Aboard the Train for Shred Fest! - Life Behind Bars S03E05 6/20/2014 1:28 PM
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OMG shut up and show riding FFS.

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Liked a comment on the item Gwin's Race Run at Leogang 6/18/2014 9:37 AM

People are stoked on it because Gwin didn't give up once he flatted. He continued to push as if he were still racing for something knowing that his chances of getting any points were very low. If he had throttled back and cruised like most racers would/do, no one would care. His determination...more

Added a comment about video Nino Schurter Destroys Some Gooseberry Mesa Slickrock 5/24/2014 7:22 AM
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I heart Gooseburry. And Nino shreds, no qualifying "for an XC guy" necessary. Would love to go ride optional lines down there with him anytime!

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Added a comment about video The Biggest Jumps Andreu Lacondeguy Has Ever Seen? FEST Series, Aggy's Reunion 5/13/2014 6:19 AM
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Less Talk, MOAR ROCK

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Added a comment about video Gaetan Vigé - Young gun 5/2/2014 7:51 AM
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I want to like this rad video but I am boycotting anything using the tired phrase "young gun(s)"

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Liked a comment on the item Ermahgerd Nermerd! 4/7/2014 6:46 PM

pretty good...

Added a comment about feature Confirmed: 2015 FOX 36 RC2 Fork - More Better Than Ever 4/7/2014 6:12 AM
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I am excited to see what Fox has coming after a couple years of lack-luster efforts. They have struggled a little being on top of the heap and Rock Shox is really pressuring them. Fox won't sleep for long.

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Added reply in a thread 2014 World Cup Downhill & Enduro Bikes, News and Photos 3/31/2014 6:03 AM

I just got the scoop on these from ENVE last week during a visit... they ARE new. New arch profiles with tall/straight sidewalls, new widths, new naming system – 90/10 relates to the use if I understood correctly... 90% DH, 10% uphill or similar. So ... more »

Added a comment about video Coast Gravity Park : Public Preview Day 3/26/2014 10:33 AM
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yeay!

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: Inverted RockShox RS-1 Fork 3/25/2014 6:26 AM

Id prefer a floor pump with damping

Liked a comment on the item Brian Lopes and Ibis Part Ways 3/18/2014 9:48 AM

This just in- at least two parking spaces just opened up at Ibis HQ.... Can we kill this joke now?

Added a comment about feature First Look: SRAM's 7-Speed X01 DH Drivetrain Takes Downhill Gearing to the Next Level 3/5/2014 6:25 AM
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I love this. Of COURSE it's niche, it's expensive and for a lot of folks it's probably unnecessary. But knowing it's out there is pretty damned cool. It's a great solution and a nice re-purposing of parts to create a custom solution.

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