Added a comment about photo Risse Racing Custom “Mad Max” Super E-Bike 4/16/2016 7:23 AM
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Why does this motorcycle have crank arms?

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Added a comment about product review OUTSTANDING AM BIKE 3/2/2016 7:08 PM
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The rims on this S build are the more affordable AR version of the welded ARC featured on the X01 model.

The Pike RC fork does have low speed compression bit lacks the pedal switch, but the low speed knob can be quickly turned all the way firm with one turn which essentially provides the lockout of the RCT 3 model

The bikes excellent pedaling combined with the firm suspension rate allowed me to switch to more of a DH style shock and still be able to ride it as an everyday trail bike. This takes care of the occasional hang up in deep holes.

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Added reply in a thread Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 8:11 PM

My wrists can't even bend like that any more! On a moto I wrap my left finger all the way around the lever since on is a clutch after all. The other side has a throttle, its easier to reach the lever when it's high. The lever s also need to fit behind ... more »

Added a comment about video Linkage Analysis - Santa Cruz V10c vs. Pivot Phoenix Carbon 2/19/2016 2:41 PM
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These are my two favorite DH bikes and I sell both!

It should be said that under braking the V 10 looks similar to the Phoenix but that is at sag. deeper in the travel the suspension becomes more active. This allows the bike to squat some and remain stable, but then still track well when deeper in the travel. Aside from the V 10, the Devinci Wilson does this in a similar way with the inverted Split Pivot design.

I usually like progressive bikes, the new generation shocks that employ an Ohlins style damper aren't progressive so the bike should be. But-- they have such incredible speed sensitive damping that the shocks make up for the lack of progressiveness. Curious to see the progressiveness of DH bikes evolves as the shocks evolve too. Notice how the fastest World Cup riders have custom links to make them more progressive.

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Liked a comment on the item 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 1/27/2016 5:52 AM

sick, thanks for the bike update...and the hucking 14 years ago haha. i fixed the description. i still get freaked out thinking about what you guys rode down and off out there. #concrete

Added a comment about video 12-inches of Travel with 24-inch Wheels in Moab - Canfield and Krispy, 2001 1/26/2016 7:30 PM
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Holy shit! The good old days of free riding the rock!

I was on an Armageddon, single shock, 11" travel BTW. Still got seat buzz even with 24's so I never switched to the Apocalypse.

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Added a comment about photo WORLD CUP PIT BITS - Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10cc Limo 7/2/2015 6:55 AM
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So is the linkage longer or what? That would change up a whole mess of things!

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Added a comment about photo Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/18/2015 6:39 AM
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Look at that lower link- that's nothing like SC has done before. That's a lot of work for a one off bike! Quite different wheelpath and shock rate just for a slope bike. Cool stuff.

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Added a comment about photo Loic Bruni's Lapierre DH Team 4/14/2015 5:58 AM
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33 mm cockpit? You meant 35

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Added a comment about photo Loic Bruni's Lapierre DH Team 4/14/2015 5:56 AM
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That's a large bottom out bumper.

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Added a comment about photo New SRAM Guide Brakes? 3/28/2015 6:54 AM
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Looks like the pad opening is larger, the pads are a little tricky to get to fit in just right sometimes. That could help with cooling and mud as well. Separate bolt for the hose too, might add stiffness with a 3rd bolt.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Commencal Meta AM V4 1/6/2015 10:47 AM
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I love Vital bike tests, but only 1 paragraph about the actual ride leaves a lot to be desired.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Enduro World Series, Trestle Bike Park 7/25/2014 5:47 PM
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Yeah MITCH!!!!!!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Yeti SB5c with Switch Infinity Technology 7/17/2014 6:22 AM
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I got in a lunch ride at Yeti 2 days ago and had similar impression of the bike. Extremely smooth, no harsh bottom, firm climbing, and it felt like closer to 6" of travel. It looks a little complicated at first but it is more simple and much easier to maintain than the previous version. It has a downhillers geo as well. It's priced the same as the other guys out there and at the weight it hits its no heavier than other multi link designs. There aught to be sub $5000 build options soon as well.

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Added a comment about video Remy Metailler Warp Speed Rock Smashing - Whistler Phat Wednesday 7/10/2014 4:01 PM
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So sick.
Love this guy's edits. I'm sure anyone who's ridden there can attest- his riding speed is hard to comprehend.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Jared Graves' Yeti SB66c 6/23/2014 4:10 PM
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his front shifter must be attached to the post. 60mm Renthal stem?

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Tracy Moseley's Trek Remedy 9.8 29 6/23/2014 3:49 PM
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Would like to know what travel her fork is.

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Added a comment about photo Nicolas Vouilloz's Electric Intelligence Suspension 6/20/2014 5:35 PM
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Monarch Plus Debonair with EI !

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 FOX Suspension Lineup and First Impressions 4/8/2014 8:14 AM
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Love the old school graphics, surprised by the 36 29er fork! But are they smooth-yet firm- like a Pike?

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2014 ENVE M-Series Carbon Wheels 4/8/2014 7:52 AM
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You know the rule with LB rims- buy 3 when you buy a pair!

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