Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Devinci Troy Carbon RR 4/30/2016 10:19 PM

Yes, progressiveness will do that to an extent, at least on the more traditional rear triangle layouts. But also bear in mind that 140 will do that a lot more than 160. Sounds obvious, but 140mm bikes with modern geo give you such a good feeling on the trail that you sometimes...more

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Devinci Troy Carbon RR 4/28/2016 8:27 PM
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Nice write up. I wonder if supportive midstroke/progressive and hang-up on fast chop go hand in hand on any bike. Not a negative on either, more of a pick-your-flavor for your riding.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 7:58 AM

mik you fkn animal

Liked a comment on the item 11 Years in the Making - The Hope HB211 Bike 4/14/2016 8:41 PM

I think you miss the point of their effort. It wasn't to reinvent the bike. It was to responsibly source a bike that has the capacity to run any and all standards available, allow for future innovations to mesh with the bike design. The huge news is that they sourced virtually everything from...more

Added a comment about feature ‚ÄčThe Ultimate Guide to 'Metric' Shock Sizing and the RockShox Super Deluxe 4/9/2016 11:25 PM
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The ramp up issue with the 7.875x2.25" (200x57mm) shock size, explains my lack of reaching bottom out on my current bike with that size shock. I believe that is also why the Specialized Enduro runs an 8.5 x 2.5 shock, but bottom out is 2.25; to dodge the ramp up issue. Clever!

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Added a comment about slideshow Downhill Action from the Lourdes World Cup 4/8/2016 8:00 PM
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Love it. Want moar!

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Added a comment about photo Stevie Smith's Devinci Wilson Carbon 4/8/2016 11:54 AM
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Nitrous.

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Added a comment to Adam_Schaeffer's bike check 4/1/2016 9:02 PM
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Rad color!

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Added reply in a thread Wild Looking 2017 FOX 32 SC Fork 4/1/2016 8:58 PM

Bottom half = elastomers.

Added a comment about press release e*thirteen Dives into the Traction Department with New TRS Tires 4/1/2016 7:36 PM
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Triple compound. Few manufacturers do that. Of those, one manufactures for other companies. There is your answer.

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Liked a comment on the item Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/23/2016 5:34 PM

no carbon rims? but the bike industry has made me believe I have to have carbon rims..?
... my mind has been blown...

Added a comment about video A Eulogy to the Front Derailleur - In Loving Memory 3/18/2016 8:57 AM
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I agree. Currently, I use a cheater granny on the front. A finger-shifted 24t ring in addition to my narrow wide ring.

A 50 tooth 12 speed cog might do it though.

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Added a comment about video A Eulogy to the Front Derailleur - In Loving Memory 3/18/2016 8:53 AM
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Thinner chains are stronger as the shorter pin has less leverage on it than a longer pin. Single speeders use 9 & 10 speed chains as they are stronger than single speed chains.

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Liked a comment on the item Matt Hunter Rides the Turbo Levo FSR 3/16/2016 3:22 PM

It's not about how logical people construe their impact, the issue is how the Sierra club, government, and hikers do.

Liked a comment on the item First Look / First Ride: Devinci Django 3/16/2016 9:12 AM

Loving that more companies are going the short travel slack/low geometry for trail bikes.

Added a comment about feature First Look / First Ride: Devinci Django 3/16/2016 9:12 AM
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I love the short travel aggro trail bikes. But I wonder if they will ever not get a mixed review. The geo begs to get after it, but the suspension travel communicates chunk vacuum limitations that need to be picked up by the body suspension (not unlike riding a hard tail - using that 9 inches of leg suspension).

Short travel aggro bikes are less about trail sanitation (sucking up the rocks with travel & damping) and more about maximizing skills and using those skills to work the terrain. Are the bikes going to give a lot of feedback? Yep. That is the point.

Like a hardtail with benefits.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Patagonia MTB Apparel 3/12/2016 8:28 AM

they go into detail about where textiles and garments are made here - http://www.patagonia.com/us/footprint - you can read about the vietnamese factory on that page, too.

Added a comment about feature First Look: Patagonia MTB Apparel 3/11/2016 3:59 PM
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Patagonia has been a Gold Partner of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) for years. Their sponsorship helps SBTS build and maintain some of the trails that are on the Vital Bucketlist articles. Downieville, Lakes Basin, Mills Peak & a new 5000 foot descent Quincy trail. Patagonia puts their dollars into trails we ride. I can buy into that.

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Added reply in a thread The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 8:48 AM

I love to find the the playful flow of the trail, where thoughts are erased and movements are telepathic and where the fun line unfolds in front of you like a roller coaster. P

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 6 Places Nate Riffle Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 2/23/2016 10:50 AM
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Nate, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship thanks you for the shout out on the Graegle, Lakes Basin, Mt. Elwell trails!

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