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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/20/2014 12:21 AM

Awesome to see Emmeline back on Mondraker

Added reply in a thread Magnetic pedals instead of clips? 11/19/2014 12:02 PM

No doubt its a proto so like bikes Mules are always ugly and ungainly and usually quite different to the finished production model I like the concept, what Id like to see in conjuction with this is doing away with pins so wear on sole of shoes is reduced ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/19/2014 10:17 AM

Its fun to speculate for sure, but using a Helmet brand or esspecially shoes to point is weird to me, peoples sponsorship change with teams most times, only the big names seem to be able to pick and choose. Bleinky would never wear XC style shoes DHing, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/16/2014 9:40 PM

It would be cool to see the 2 Sams together, would that mean SamB would go back to flats as well, yeah right, be cool though too to see his older style return.

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/4/2014 12:16 PM

Id love it if Danny is riding a Mondraker be so sick. Giant have just lost allot of Glory sales, bad move.

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/4/2014 12:15 PM

Really this again, I think you should look closely again, not just 2014 with bigger wheels!

Added a comment about video Backcountry Trail Addiction 10/20/2014 12:14 PM

Why r these videos not device friendly.
Just jumped off PB because pia to scale to Android screen its 2014 guys basic compatibility should b std.
Good vid ruined by not being able to watch on my phone at full screen. Utube wont allow portable device due to your setup of original vid. Hate bit chin bout this chit but that's the point of coming here to enjoy yr content.

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Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/16/2014 4:30 PM

With some of the Pacific rounds its not cost effective to do just one, the money logisitcs to come to NZ and Aus really requires both, hence why 2015 is not coming down under! NZ had funidng for the next 2 years and I believe Aus has 2016/17 sorted so ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/14/2014 12:14 PM

Wrong question keeps being asked, its not how you reduce costs or constraints, thats down to good planning budgeting and management! The question everyone should be asking is why and how is the UCI and all other bodies charged with the management and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/13/2014 1:35 PM

Does Santa Clause have a sleigh and Reindeer! F**k yeah This should be a proper World Series Eg that means all contienents no more than a month apart so it is about consistency, survivability and the best rider, only long enough season can prove this, ... more »

Updated bike check 2014 MONDRAKER Dune 10/7/2014 9:06 PM
Updated bike check 2014 MONDRAKER Dune 10/7/2014 9:06 PM
Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 4:35 PM

Have you tried a Vector HLR, solves all those issues, Ive run mine on a number of bikes now, it does not need a 3 way pos adj, the DHXa, Float X and Monarch don't come close, Im finding it ironic that guys riding the new Nomad now want 3 way adj shocks to firm up the ride I presume between stages!

Will definitely watch this with interest I like DVOs approach to user serviceability and support, none better at this.
A website with actual useful information for example, just not sure if this shock is a step in the right direction, maybe the bladder technology will be way superior to IFPs, just have to wait and see and keep an open mind, though I have no real push to change shock, I love my Vector .

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Added a comment to michshift's bike check 9/10/2014 2:28 PM

Very nicely done.

Btw re route that front disc brake cable to the inside of the leg, like the cable guide is designed to do. Before the first crash rips thay hose out of the caliper. LBS who built it should know better.

Great details.

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Liked a comment on the item Gee Atherton and Manon Carpenter Win 2014 World Championships 9/7/2014 11:47 AM

Not the first or last time any one, ever and in any sport wins a race because of other rider's mistake or bad luck. That doesn't make the win any less significant.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Atlas Crank Carbon Neck Brace 9/5/2014 1:28 PM

As Roots said re Helmet, I notice you wearing an older style Helmet most of which are pre neck brace designs.

First thing in choosing any protective equipment must be design compatibility, the neck brace has a function, if you are going to use outdated Helmets pre neck brace era then you are going to compromise its ability to fit correctly and more importantly do its job if the worse should happen.

Also fudging the fit like you have in my opinion is not the best example to potential people reading this review, why people should go to professionals to get fitted and take theyre helmets and get properly fitted and compatible advice.

Reading your initial comments about the Leatt in comparison is also very skewed being a non bike model MX and is quite outdated to the what are we up to now ver 6 bicycle model now. Of course it wont fit as well and even more so with that helmet pictured. Bicycle model of that era had different padding, but now Leatt has specific bicycle models.

Im pointing this out for no agenda other than I see read allot of misinformation and some conflicting info here, not deliberate but easy to do and not apples for apples that affect people making valuable decisions on equipment they haven't researched properly or correctly, what they do after that is they're business.

Having broken my neck and spent 3 years of my life researching everything neck and helmet related reading forums about crap opinions and little fact and having first hand experience pre and post crash with and without a neck brace I feel pretty qualified to debate this topic.

And after watching a TV show 2 nights ago where a kid top junior DH rider, broke his neck on a gap jump not wearing a neck brace and his buddy who he followed in was wearing a neck brace but did not crash, his post comments while wearing a Halo brace 2 months in hospital really hit home again, no matter how good you think you are this can happen to anyone anytime anywhere, the strain it puts on family friends and the injured is something more of all ages need to consider. Im still amazed b y the ignorance out they're shown by people

But more importantly its not just the device, its getting this area correctly sized, fitted and combined with what you have or may need to step up to, so you actually get what you are trying to achieve.

Pay a bit extra, get professionally fitted and kitted, we ride because its risky, but few of us jump out of a plane without a parachute or an instructor we get professional help!

Minimise risk, ride loose be as safe as it can be with current technology skills and common sense if that applies to us breed of Mountain bikers that love Downhill, go hard, shit can happen, be prepared for the unexpected, thats what bites you, not the 99% expected we all think we know.

That said I have been considering this brace as an update, but am finding it hard to go past current brand I trust and is proven but its time to upgrade.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, 2014 Downhill World Championships - The 15 Fastest Going In 9/3/2014 10:59 AM

Hafjel is in Norway right.

Am I lost or is theyre lots of French people living theyre or is Vital drunk as France, Meribel was last week.

Loic is on it but imo this track has something for all its not a clip or clipless argument in fact that bullshit discussion is dead imo.

Emmeline Ragot my pick 4 Womens, but Manons youfull fearlessness could take it all, heart says Emmeline, head says Manon.

Mens anyone's.
Im gonna say now aint going to be on Specliaised though.

Sam Hill to take it.
Miami Bryce 2nd
Hart Atack 3rd

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

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

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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