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Added a comment about press release SRAM Introduces the New RAIL 40 Wheelset 5/1/2015 4:27 PM
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You cannot use those trademarks. I patented the assembly of letters to make words.
(contact me for licensing)

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Liked a comment on the item SRAM Introduces the New RAIL 40 Wheelset 5/1/2015 4:25 PM

Trade Mark it All, We Did Not Actually Change Anything, Who Are These Kooks, Branding By a First Grader

Added a comment about video How Fast Can You Really Descend on an XC Bike? 4/28/2015 4:21 PM
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As a single speed racer (retired!) and someone who loves the descents - races are won and lost on the climbs. You can gain or lose many seconds on a single climb, the difference in seconds between an average rider descending and an expert is just a few seconds. I thought I would kill the other XC racers on the descents to a good finish, but instead I got schooled.

So the descents are for recovery. With the exception of making the race fun (when you are hating life) and a railing descent can pump some adrenelin for some relief.

Personally, I would huck everything I could, because if it wasn't fun, what is the point?

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 12:35 AM

Your weight whinge doesn't add up. One of the only issues with 1x11 is top speed. I think this is more about be able to run a bigger ring up front, rather than an easier climbing gear. There are a load of advantages to using 1x11 (or...more

Added a comment about feature First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 12:06 AM
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Have you picked up an XX1 or XTR cassette? They are freaky light. You will lose, what, 25g by going to a more compact cassette? Sounds like a win.

I think I have lost 1 chain in a year... But I opted for not just the narrow-wide but the tall tooth ring (BlackSpire), no chainguide for me, so YMMV.

I love my 1x (with cheater ring for the big mountain days). And if you can't spin a 30t up to 30-40mph on a downhill, you don't know how to pedal at a high cadence. It just takes a quick burst and gravity takes over.

Rock your 2x. More power to you. Bikes are fun. Get over it.

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PS: The real story is about the patent and how it might effect future innovation in 3rd party cassette development.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 4/15/2015 9:39 PM
Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 4/15/2015 9:32 PM
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Looks good. But I won't be buying until Shimano stops undercutting the LBS. Plenty of quality alternatives to vote with my dollars.

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Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS Lourdes World Cup - Schwalbe Procore 4/13/2015 3:59 PM

Didn't work so well for Neko

Added a comment about video Gee Atherton's Qualifying Crash, Lourdes World Cup 4/11/2015 12:39 PM
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"Punch the wall... and feel the world's fist"
- Henry Rollins

Bummer he is injured, I read it was a wrist, anyone know?

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS Lourdes World Cup - Schwalbe Procore 4/9/2015 2:50 PM
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EndurBroCore!

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Added a comment about feature FIRST LOOK: Commencal Supreme V4 4/9/2015 1:36 PM
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That rearward axle path is for real! Typically, published graphs make the rearward axle path look significant, when it is really only 5mm. This rearward axle path is 40+mm! I wonder how that feels on trail.

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 RockShox Product Updates 4/7/2015 1:43 PM

I'm guessing the Maxle Stealth will be welcomed by many, but why couldn't SRAM have designed an expanding wedge or collet into it, improving the purchase the axle has on the lowers like the Boxxer axle?

Liked a bike check Canyon Torque DHX Rockzone 2015 3/21/2015 9:36 PM
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Added a comment about photo American Flags, Skulls, and Camo 3/20/2015 10:14 AM
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Where are the lightning bolts?

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Added a comment about photo Uber Comfy-looking 3/20/2015 10:13 AM
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Perfect for keeping my balls dry and fresh.

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