Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2016 FOX Float X2 Shock 2/5/2016 6:51 PM

No stress, mixing up terms is probably one of the big reasons people mis diagnose issues with their shocks. Cavitation is probably less common than people think, and as you said, the twin tube design of the x2, makes it almost impossible (or should do in theory), where as...more

Added reply in a thread Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 3:00 PM

I like it. Helmet makers purposefully make helmets smooth, with no "catch" areas so the helmet slides better across a surface easier. This would enhance that property. The next 10 years are going to very interesting with helmet technology. P

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Pivot Mach 6 Aluminum X1 2/3/2016 2:21 PM
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Nice! Thank you Pivot for continuing to develop and advance aluminum frames. I'll probably go back to one for my next bike.

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B 1/28/2016 8:38 AM
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RockShox with Specialized mounts, order from RS: Monarch and Monarch Plus with DebonAir

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/rockshox-shocks-available-with-specialized-and-trek-mounts/

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B 1/27/2016 10:44 AM
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The air shocks that Specialized use have a shorter stroke length while keeping the air can (spring) the same size. I can guess that is to keep the spring out of that huge ramp up at the end of a small air can spring rate, to keep the spring rate more linear. It's been that way for over a decade. Though I'm not sure if that is necessary with the latest large air volume cans and their more linear rate. Regardless, I believe it is designed to keep the spring linear, and let the designed in suspension rate do the variations. I, too, prefer a more standard set up for options, but have had mixed results when applying off the shelf shocks to frames.

I love the orange lowers on the fork. It has balls. Unlike the played out, blacked out bike, trendiness. Sorry, it's personal, I've been on blacked out bikes for a decade now, and am very much looking forward to color.

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B 1/26/2016 10:32 PM
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To add, I believe Specialized specs their frames with a BB30 for a narrow width to optimize Qfactor and chainline. So I can only guess that happened during a shift (purposeful or not) to have some sort of side load? You can see the shift timing cut out in the cog at the bend. Someone is a beast.

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Added a comment to ride's bike check 1/13/2016 11:07 AM
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Love the name!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 Devinci Spartan Carbon SX 1/11/2016 2:11 PM
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I have a different bike, but with a Monarch with the same issue. A bit rough in the baby heads, and I can't access that last 10-15mm of shock stroke unless I really flub up a landing. But... for berm blasting and any high G event, the support is very confidence inspiring. I, too, struggled to find the right sag, but in reading this, I think I will be ok with the set-up as I much prefer to have a solid in-space set up, than a monster truck set up that can move the bike through travel too much.

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Added reply in a thread What is the Greatest Rock Song Ever? 1/6/2016 11:24 AM

This!

Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2016 1/2/2016 7:55 PM

Out: http://theteamrobot.blogspot.com/

Added a comment about feature What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2016 1/2/2016 8:27 AM
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Tired: "roost" & every video that looks & feels the same.
In: Building trail.

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Added a comment about press release The Transition Patrol Has Gone Carbon 12/21/2015 10:49 AM
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Nice touch on creating another BB "standard".

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2016 SR Suntour Durolux R2C2 Fork 12/2/2015 8:49 AM
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He does have a hankering for 180mm 20mm through axle fork. Preferably at mach speed!

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2016 SR Suntour Durolux R2C2 Fork 12/2/2015 8:48 AM

Preferred fork of Mike Vandeman.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2016 SR Suntour Durolux R2C2 Fork 12/2/2015 8:48 AM

The lowers being semi-"serviceable" without dropping them is a huge improvement to me. Hope others take note of this one...

Added a comment about video The Rise Of Straightline | Cotic Bike 11/17/2015 9:15 AM
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BWahahahaha! Love the video. We just had to shut down some "Strava/Cheater/No Skills Lines" on our local trails. Hours of work. So we looked up the KOM on Strava and found our man. Uh oh. The cheater lines now have a new name, our cheater's first name, so they can live on in perpetuity.

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Added reply in a thread Sea Otter is having an e-MTB race 11/6/2015 5:58 PM

Vote with your mouth as a spectator. If there were ever a need for hecklers, this is it. What could you say to these guys on the uphills?!?!?! I might have to go just for the heckling. I'll be the one throwing donuts at them. P

Added a comment about video The Dropper Stem is Here! 10/30/2015 4:12 PM
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Nino will win a world cup with one, then everyone will "need" it.

But I am going to hold out for the boost version.

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Added a comment about video The Scariest Course Preview Ever - Claudio Caluori at Rampage 10/14/2015 9:56 AM
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I can relate to that commentary!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 Specialized Ambush Helmet 10/6/2015 12:12 PM
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Spot on about light, breathability, and "gutter brow" eventually failing to the drip, but it also dries fast. NorCal hot summer tested for me.

Personally, I do not want a mount, as any protrusion on a helmet is a snag possibility when hitting the ground and a safety hazard. A few months ago I landed near the front/ top of a (different) helmet and a stick on the ground caused the helmet to stick to the surface and not slide across the surface to which I had a nice concussion and a strained neck.

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