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Added a comment about photo 2015 Orange Alpine 160 8/28/2014 12:42 AM
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Looks mean and lean

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Added a comment to demo4life's bike check 8/23/2014 2:06 PM
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Added a comment about news blog Sam Hill and Rachel Atherton Win Meribel World Cup, Josh Bryceland and Manon Carpenter Take Series Wins 8/23/2014 12:10 PM
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Stoked Rat and Manon took it out

Yeah a Sam Hill awesome, watch out World Champs hell be aiming for a 4th Rainbow jersey and the track could suit him too.
Gonna be tight with Bryce on fire.

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Added a comment about photo Value DH Project: Bike Build Gallery 8/19/2014 9:06 PM
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Scroll down to bottom of page click on English option! Yeah tuff one they don't import to US yet!

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Added a comment about photo Value DH Project: Bike Build Gallery 8/19/2014 5:14 PM
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Cough cough 41+ lbs, love the value concept but anything over 40 these days is not fun, I wonder what other frames could have been substituted to equal or better that value.
Base model Summun in USD could easily match that price for example and with a good specc
http://www.mondraker.com/14/eng/bikes/summum/383
And under 37lbs stock, I thought this could have been lower considering the frame and brand, understand it was a poll and value is not the same thing as cheapest, but is this still value? When I compare it to the Summun stock no, better lighter frame, parts easily upgradeable when they break or worn out and lets face it we've all done that in our careers, its the value way to do it, but imo always start with the best frame possible! Everything is easy to upgrade over time, frame you are stuck with and thats not cheap to replace each time as an upgrade. 2: Suspension, 3: Wheels, 4: Brakes, 5: Tranny, 6: cockpit in that order, thats been my advice to people and myself over the years, I had a guy the other day tell me Ive never let him down yet in upgrades and advice. Probably cause I make the mistakes myself to find what works haha

Great project though and many options, thats probably the best thing these days people do have options if they research well know what they need vs what the want for they're riding conditions and abilities.

Possibly another thing that could be done is a comparison with same frame with the cheapest options then review as to why the value option works out to be a cost saving over a season or too inclu performance!
Jmo.

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Added a comment about video Kid vs Downhill Mountain Biker 8/19/2014 3:12 PM
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While I don't want to see kids hurt, this is increasing due to success of ride parks areas etc, but no increase in education, self responsibility, signage, (though I personally hate too much of that) and poor parenting, if you take kids in you take them out, care and educate them, they are put at risk as is everyone else, Unfortunately this is not just little kids, big kids us are becoming just as big an issue,min fact the dam baby boomers are the worst, stopping at entrances to trails, blocking exits and standing in blind spots of the trail talking about how last nights wine fondooey thing dinner was.
Not all about little kids. Modern MTBers do not follow the un written code of self awareness respect for the trails others and common sense. It died with illegal trails unfortunately, blame the same muppets for that too. Strava holes!

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Added a comment about video Meribel World Cup Course Preview 8/12/2014 3:52 PM
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He's become the next Cedric Gracia and is now about fun, not results, much sooner than CD and CD never whined so much, you only have to look at Hart, especially Bryceland they were all similar flat pedalled riders, but worked hard on they're weaknesses and its been paying off, he also had the best mentors in the business, Im a Brendog fan but he's just not done the work, we all want tracks like this all the time, but you have to be adaptable to be a World Champ and elite athlete. So no excuses, surprising thing is when tracks have gotten mean his results have not improved much anyway, he's been left behind unfortunately, talents only good if you use it effectively.

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Liked a comment on the item Meribel World Cup Course Preview 8/12/2014 3:47 PM

any gripes out of fairclough about a non-tech track and he's fired

Liked a comment on the item Meribel World Cup Course Preview 8/12/2014 3:46 PM

Definitely not a one-line track...should be interesting.

I hope they plan on taping the course up before the race. Otherwise, Eddie Masters is going to enduro the shit out of that top section!

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Not a berm in sight. Thank the gods.

Added a comment about video Meribel World Cup Course Preview 8/11/2014 2:30 PM
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Sic as track, should be an amazing finish to the WC. Real DH track.

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Added a comment about video Danny Hart's Massive Windham Huck 8/7/2014 9:52 PM
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Huck it to win it.

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Added a comment about video Sending it in Windham: Claudio Caluori Course Check 8/7/2014 1:11 PM
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Claudio, Wyn, Warner, DH has the personalities keeping it real, AWESOME!

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, Windham World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 8/6/2014 11:43 PM
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I think these power rankings are jinxed, have any actually come true yet!

Love to see SamHill win back to back if it was, Bromont, Id bet the house, here eh not sure if its a DH enough track for him to win, hope he proves that wrong AGAIN!

Wildcards,
Peaty, this track seems to suit the big guy and if hes going to be back on it, it will be here imo.
George Branigan TWR, watch out!

Miami Rat seems the man right now for consistency and backing up, so he will be top 3

Gwins not won on a Demo yet at WC level, SA was an Enduro remember so maybe, interesting I watched the 2012 highlights when he was on Trek, he just looks so much faster on a Trek. I think Troy will upstage him again.

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Added a comment about video Absolutely Insane Super Burly Whistler Trail with EWS Riders 8/6/2014 2:38 PM
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Pretty sic

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 7/30/2014 5:02 PM
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Agree Sam Hill can win here regardless of the clip in jocks, depends on the changes they have made to the course as well, more pedally or more technical, hopefully the latter, I don't mind the pedalling aspect of MtB, bit if I want to watch road racing I will watch the TDF, we need tough brutal and technical, no moar fricken pedally bike parks.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 7/30/2014 5:00 PM

Sam Hill FTW, MSA has always been good to him!!