Added a comment about video RAMPAGE HELMET CAM WITH CLAUDIO!!! Insanity on Two Wheels 10/11/2016 1:48 PM
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Looks absolutely off the charts!

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel Win EWS Valberg 9/18/2016 9:16 AM
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Wouldnt matter is Sam went full roadie he would still be my hero and the biggest reason I stuck to dh!

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Added a comment about video Do Flat Pedals Win Medals? | Clips Vs. Flats 7/30/2016 2:29 PM
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Well how many Champs medals or WC overalls did they get between them (besides Sam), do they cover Minnarr and Vouilloz together? Nope. Sure some make a few nice hits when they get on a roll but even from that list a few ditched the flats for clips. Are flats viable to contend with, absolutely but clips make you able to ride far more consistently at the cost of a very small time defecit. Overall, flats is higher variance in your riding, clips is less. And flats only really offer an advantage when it gets really nasty and you know that you are almost 100% sure that you will need to dab, otherwise when you never take your foot of the pedal they offer no advantage.

But I guess we differ in opinion on what consistently means. Is it being on the podium 2-3 times over

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Added a comment about video Do Flat Pedals Win Medals? | Clips Vs. Flats 7/27/2016 11:58 AM
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Well if your name is Sam Hill flat pedals win medals, otherwise not so much. He is to my knowledge the only person ever to be remotely consistent top finisher on flats.

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Added a comment about video USAC Marshal Meltdown - You Screw Up Everything! 7/19/2016 1:50 AM
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sometimes I just love living in Sweden, would be so extremly rare to shit like this go down. In any type of sport or event. In this case here the timing officials would just have kept the start hut clear and shouting for the next rider. If you even tried entering from the front they would stop you and make you go around.


I do have to say its kind of strange that he even went through the front without asking and it still not acceptable to be late to your start time. But still no reason to get hammered like he got.

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Added a comment about video A Eulogy to the Front Derailleur - In Loving Memory 3/17/2016 8:47 AM
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Meaning that SRAM will not make any more after 2017? Seems like a big step if so.

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Added reply in a thread Body Armor Air Bags? 12/25/2015 12:56 AM

Looking at Mayers crash I think the added thickness added a pretty big lever for his neck to swing over. His head just whips back so hard at impact its more scary than just landing on his back. On a ski hill you almost always land on a smooth surface ... more »

Added reply in a thread No-pedal Shifting - Easy Shift from HXR Components 12/25/2015 12:46 AM

Shifting while coasting is a good thing agreed but I dont know about doing it like this though. I've thought about the same solution but having a constant spinning chain seems like it could be a problem. If its reasonably priced I would def try it out ... more »

Added a comment about video Sections 3 and 4, Five Finger Mountain, Taipei 12/21/2015 7:12 AM
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While dry everything but the first trial feature it wouldnt be much a problem for most but give it some nice slick mud and rain...........seem to atleast be fairly straight and not to much off camber

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Added a comment about photo Almost OTB G-Out Project - Lourdes World Cup 4/10/2015 12:06 PM
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Probably Isak from Norway

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Added a comment about video Lourdes World Cup Course Preview Antics with Claudio and Loïc Bruni 4/9/2015 1:23 PM
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The best as always. Claudio is fast approaching legend status!!

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Added a comment about video Remi Thirion Slays His Segment in Hexagone 12/23/2014 4:37 AM
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Missed some uber horror gaps al'a Thirion! Most insane rider of the most insane. Hope he can claw out a few more wc wins next season!!

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Added a comment about slideshow World Championship Downhill Action from Hafjell 9/5/2014 5:56 AM
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Well it was actually Niklas that had such high a placement last year not Robin. But for the most part Robin outpaces Niklas by a small margin. And Robin have qualied 2nd there so I would have him down for a medal if he can ride his best and not have a mechanical.

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Added a comment about photo Joe's Spikemat 9/4/2014 8:13 AM
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To bad I ride on rocks.....off course sealant can seal up a hole from a spike but aint much good when there is a 1.5-2cm gash from a rock directly cross the thread

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, 2014 Downhill World Championships - The 15 Fastest Going In 9/3/2014 5:57 AM
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How can you have a tie for thrid and then a fourth place? Do you guys even race..... With a tie you drop the next place down a peg.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Santa Cruz V10 27.5 9/3/2014 5:38 AM
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Because before they had 10 travel on shorter shock now they would have 8 on a shorter shock. Seems weird to go to anything besides 9.5x3. I rather have all bikes on the same size shock than save a few grams

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Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 6:22 AM
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How do you stop the tube from expanding all the way out into the tyre wall? Seem like any tube would just expand until it fills up the entire tyre. Looking at the picture the only thing you would need is something to wrap the innertube that isnt elastic.

taldfind: As long as you have a normal tubeless valve you can inflate the outer chamber since the tube etc wont make an airtight seal around your valve.

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Added a comment about video XC Racer Carnage! 8/22/2014 1:55 AM
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I can see where the whole bigger wheel thing has come from now, more people getting into a sport that actually isnt that easy so they need some extra help. Maybe a 36er would be what these mtbers need, it would certainly help with rolling over rocks. Or maybe if they spent the time for shaving their legs on technical skills.........

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Added a comment about video Hoff Fest Course Preview 8/21/2014 1:03 PM
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so very strange that there hasnt been more coverage from the fest series......Yes I am pointing at you Red Bull, we want this shit covered live

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Added a comment about photo Pivot's 30.8 Pound Phoenix Carbon Downhill Bike 7/8/2014 5:27 AM
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I am always so baffled by marketings ads such as this "yeah we have put slightly bigger wheels on and our rider got his best results ever" ok so the bike means everything then? Not the hours in the gym, on the xc bike, dh bike and all the mental preparation that riders do for racing. All this is nothing compared to putting on new wheels that are barely different from the old.

And he was given a completely redesigned frame also, which had nothing to do with it. It was just the size of the wheels.................


Love the bike, if they have sized it properly one would consider going back to DW suspension again

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