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Added a comment about photo Jared Graves' Prototype Long-Travel Yeti SB6C with Switch Infinity 7/24/2014 1:53 PM
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160 is the sweet, spot companies just do this to differentiate themselves and in the end limit consumer options imo, which ultimately means sales. SC do this well, SC also do Keep it Simple stupid well, meaning no gimmicks, Im not a fan of this thing or glory hole look, I have always lusted a for Yeti,but they keep doing fugly things that just put me off Im like my bikes that work without ei, lockouts, cables all ofer the place and funny high maintenance things, I bet this doesn't last long, before they change it again, why I didn't go SB66c when I really wanted too!
Pity..

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Maltese Falcon LT Clipless Shoe 7/21/2014 12:17 PM
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With Mallets DHs and new 5:10s and AM45 I foind removing the 2 center pins fwd and rear on the Mallet alllowed instant engagement float and and best secure feel Ive experienced to date on this pedal, I dont ever try to ride clipless pedals no matter the situation like Im riding flats, eg foot on but not clipped in, yes I may drop a foot, but prefer to committ, best results for me. Try the pin removal for a go.

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Added a comment about feature Richie Schley's Prototype Rotwild 27.5 DH Bike 7/13/2014 2:00 PM
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I don't get this brand at all, just seems really dated, you can only dress things up so much, weight is good for what looks like a 90s Bender sender, love the Schleyer but meh!
Why cant bike companies who do MtB route the cables properly, ya don't put cables underneath in the crap mud and rocks and dirt, just unacceptable in todays stds, DH bikes are supposed to get dirte not sit on show room floors where that feature belongs!

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Ibis 27.5 Bike Spotted at EWS 7/13/2014 2:55 AM
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Its a oroto but not a fan of where the rear hrake cable sits right now on the front and rear tri, if you r going to have internal routing do it properly, rest looks pretty good

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Added a comment about photo Mondraker Foxy with Remote Lockout 7/11/2014 2:00 PM
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Want to see more of this bike in EWS action inclu Dune

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Added a comment about photo Murdered Out Santa Cruz Nomad 7/11/2014 1:58 PM
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No XX1, not quite Murdered yet hangin on!

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Added reply in a thread Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 2:48 PM

Haddad, to me that is unacceptable, organisers need to have riders safety at number one priority over the event itself, we don't want regulation but this sort of stuff puts events at risk and our sport, access to best locations for tracks etc and more ... more »

Added reply in a thread Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 2:27 PM

Being both a racer retired come back retired and comeback again, ive always marshalled where possible, some great ideas above . Some of this needs to come back to the sport itself and the event organisers, this has come about by some neglect over the ... more »

Added a comment about photo Pivot's 30.8 Pound Phoenix Carbon Downhill Bike 7/8/2014 12:22 AM
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Sic bike definitely, loving the frame design and execution, build meh.

While its cool to see what weight you can achieve, how is this relevant to DH as a sport and DH riders, Ive always had huge respect for the Syndicate team, they have won on pedally arse tracks with full DH builds yes with some nice carbon frames and components, though Peaty won his world champs on the alloy horse V10 coil setup while all around him were trying air shocks single crown forks and trail bikes.

Id rather have seen them Picvot try some Enve Dh rims, go for a legit DH target, Vivid air or BOS Stoy, or coil shock and ti spring! Even the std build is impressive!
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Enduro carbon rims and an Enduro shock is not legit test to see what weight is possible for a DH sled meh.

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Added a comment about photo Pivot's 30.8 Pound Phoenix Carbon Downhill Bike 7/8/2014 12:13 AM
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Just means the UCI are planning more flat pedally f****n tracks that suck balls, Enduro is more legit than DH.

Sic as bike though, my Summun is similar weight to the real build 33lbs in Alloy with full DH kit, RC4, 40 ok Float lol, DeeMaxs no carbon rims either or Enduro shock, adding a Ti spring should drop into 32lb region, though be swapping out XO cranks for Saints so back up into 33lbs.

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Liked a bike check Ibis Mojo HD 7/5/2014 1:24 PM
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Added a comment about photo Shimano XT Brakes with 180mm Front Rotor 6/25/2014 4:34 PM
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Why dont Shimano offer that rotor in a 6 bolt pattern

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Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Fort William World Cup Taught Me 6/11/2014 10:25 PM
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Also what brand of tire would be good to know, I thought Schwalbe were running this dual chamber UST system with 2 valves, Hiill and Team Nuke Proof were pretty reliable by the looks,where as Team Santa Cruz Peaty, Rat Boi suffered.

Minnaar seems to still be building his knee up, Team TroyB and Gwinny seemed to be reliable as well, rest seem to suffer the dreaded flat, Continental and Athertons have always had bad luck at Ft Bill. I wonder how good Gee actually might be on Maxxis or as Schwalbe tires and DeeMaxs for example, he has had the worst luck on Saint and Conti for example!

Sam fricken Hill, he is the king as Peaty said after Champery in 07, give him a crown! he's nearly back to his vintage best, next round @ Val he's going to own it, thats my crystal ball, go the single pivot and go Sammy crush those clip less beoytches and show em how it's done on the Nukeproof Pulse Yeow!

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Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Fort William World Cup Taught Me 6/9/2014 12:53 PM
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Grest to see Sam Hill back at his best.

Was us he the only top rider now proving flats can still cut it?

Re flat tires, is this due to 27.5" tires lighter casing tread to roll faster or just the course?

The Wheel still turning

Agree Warner is to mtb comentary what SHill is to DH and flat pedal riders!

Ft Bill never fails to deliver

Rest of world should take notice of what a true DH event course on and off should be FT Bill us that example.

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Added a comment about photo Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Tire System on Nico Lau's Cube Stereo 6/1/2014 11:53 PM
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Maxxis please do this soon haha

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Nico Lau's Cube Stereo 160 Super HPC 27.5 at the Enduro World Series, Scotland 6/1/2014 11:52 PM
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Holy stem stack height batman!

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