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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Lizard Skins 7/21/2015 9:55 AM
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All the cool kids skid!

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Added a comment about news blog Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley Win EWS Samoens 7/19/2015 2:10 PM
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Agreed, look at those names! Nice one Ritchie!

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Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley Win EWS Samoens 7/19/2015 2:09 PM

Wins like this showcase a riders talent so much better than DH. The chance to go up against so many talented, world class riders...and over multiple runs, but just one brief DH run. I love DH, but Rude is proving himself against a stacked field in the EWS

Added a comment about photo Intense M3 Circa 2006 7/18/2015 7:40 PM
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And headtube angle of today's XC bikes.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin, Jill Kintner Earn 2015 U.S. National Championship DH Titles 7/18/2015 7:36 PM
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Awesome for Jill winning both Downhill and Dual Slalom. That is some serious fitness and skill!

(And thanks Vital for post results deep!)

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Added reply in a thread Riding Trail / XC without a chamois? 7/17/2015 1:03 PM

No diaper in rides under an hour or shuttles. I'll take Ride's advice and try it for longer rides. Perhaps saddles have improved so much to need the chamois less. P

Liked a comment on the item Bikes and Bodies on the Glacier at Megavalanche with Iago Garay - ONE LAP 7/12/2015 8:19 PM

One of the few times I've enjoyed a POV video.

Added a comment about feature [Updated] New Ohlins STX22 Air Shock Featured on 2016 Specialized Enduro 7/8/2015 8:13 PM
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"3rd Chamber Air Spring Technology" - the shock has 2 air valves, one at the main chamber with the auto-sag and another at the top of the shock... at the end of the stroke.

IFP to control progression/bottoming?

Nice! I always ran my Enduro with a volume spacer in the rear shock to firm up the mid-stroke and to get that land on a couch type feel.

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Added a comment about video Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Rings in a Monarch Shock 7/1/2015 9:16 AM
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Hi Alon, I've been adjusting volume for years with different materials. The latest, a thin plastic packaging that comes with Specialized tires. Some say use part of a tube, but I wonder about the compressiveness of the material. Others say P-tex ski base repair material, which would work very well. Just don't use oil as it can migrate to the negative spring.

Don't use anything that can dissolve in oil.

Cut to fit, then cut to how you want the spring to behave.

Obviously the manufacturer's parts are the best solution, but in their absence these solutions work well.

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Added a comment about video Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Rings in a Monarch Shock 6/30/2015 8:38 PM
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Nice, thanks!

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Added a comment about video First Laps on Velosolutions Asphalt BMX Pump Track in Grenchen 6/29/2015 3:18 PM
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I actually like the idea of scooter and skate boarders using the track. A recent track I saw being built was using a hardening agent (probably a light concrete mix). My plan is to get the local teenagers involved in the maintenance, so they have "ownership" (respect the track), and engagement with the city/community. It could be good experience for them.

I dig those Progressive Pump Tracks, but am less hot on "falling off" when getting off line (thinking of beginners and kids).

Thanks for the info!

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Added a comment about video First Laps on Velosolutions Asphalt BMX Pump Track in Grenchen 6/29/2015 1:44 PM
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Anyone know why the track had to be asphalt? I can see sustainability. Low maintenance. Perhaps it rains a lot there?

I working on getting a bike park built in my local city and am wondering about the pros and cons of asphalt.

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Great looking track!

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Liked a comment on the item Off-Axis 1080 on a Townie Bike. World First? 6/22/2015 4:02 PM

Added a comment about video Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Tokens in a Pike Fork 6/19/2015 7:52 AM
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Well done.

I have to admit, there is less of a difference than I expected, but then this is just a rough visual. I'm sure it feels much different on the bike.

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Added reply in a thread Biking injuries 6/18/2015 3:34 PM

I had vertigo from a hard crash on the cruiser coming home from the bar. A continuing theme of my own stupidity. Ha Ha. The vertigo part is scary as fuck. YouTube has videos of physical therapist showing the movements of the head to get the crystals ... more »

Added reply in a thread Biking injuries 6/18/2015 3:29 PM

Speed kills. At least injures. For me, the vector of speed corresponds directly with the severity of injury. Sounds simple, but it took me a while, and many injuries, and lots of $$$ to figure this out. So I had to change my riding from pinning to flowing, ... more »

Added a comment about video 10 Year Old Jumps 10 Meters - Bodhi Kuhn on Joy Division 6/18/2015 8:17 AM
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Nice and smooth, Bodhi! Impressive.

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