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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 12/8/2014 2:30 PM

This is in my opinion the perfect trail bike. Looks like too much fun!

Added a comment about video Iconic 12/8/2014 12:29 PM
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Nice! Street riding in SF truly unique. Bonus for singletrack nuggets.

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Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Mitch Ropelato's Specialized Enduro 29 12/3/2014 9:08 PM

Yeah I bet there's a fair bit of that going on too. Having said that though no one can deny that both Curtis and Mitch rip on the different wheel sizes...unless of course the videos are fake

Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Mitch Ropelato's Specialized Enduro 29 12/3/2014 5:36 PM
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So the team of 2 runs the two different wheelsize options that consumers can buy...?



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Added a comment about news blog No More Beer in the Booth - Rob Warner on Becoming a Commentator 12/2/2014 9:07 AM
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That old commentary was like watching the race with the buds after a great ride. It had flavor! And it was authentic and genuine. You could feel the tension, and connect with it.

The racers are racing on the edge of disaster, and the screaming and yelling payed homage to those risks.

I've never been a fan of a commentator before.

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Added a comment about video Man Gets Chased by a BEAR! Every Mountain Biker's Worst Nightmare 12/1/2014 8:04 AM
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This video could bring back the 44 tooth front chain ring! (And cyclocross skills)

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Added reply in a thread Post Office Jumps to Finally Close, February 2015 11/25/2014 10:53 AM

What a great place. I took my kid there and I had to pull him away hours later. A friendly and encouraging group of riders. Thanks to all that have worked to make that place happen. Sad to see it go, but thankful for it being there. P

Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/24/2014 8:55 AM
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Did you read my full comment? Most e-bikes will look like this in 10 years - almost no different looking than what we ride. Bike technology is advancing at a stupid-fast pace.

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Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/24/2014 8:52 AM
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This is an interesting point on the e-bike riders over their head much deeper into the trail, I hadn't thought of that. Current trail system design has the advanced trails deeper in the system to help filter out the less skilled riders - for their own safety and as a selling point to the land managers for more well designed trails (= less exposure to litigation).

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Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/21/2014 2:09 PM
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One of the issues that we will face is already coming to fruition: The e-bike looking the same as a mountain bike. Other trail users experiences with e-bikes will be seen as a mountain bike experience (or blame mountain bikers is the other way to put it). As e-bikes are starting to look identical to mountain bikes.

In the future, with improved technology like smaller and stronger motors, and smaller and stronger batteries, all e-bikes will look just like us. Except they will be doing 20mph up the trail.

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This is an e-bike:


"Looking at the Annad Power E-bike, you’d never know it had a motor, which is why it won an award. That, and the fact that it only weighs 32 lbs (14.9kg), which for an e-bike is quite light."
- bikerumor.com

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Added a comment about product review Tested: GT Sanction Pro Frame 11/19/2014 2:06 PM
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Yeah, I have to say the nerdy/non-nerdy anti-squat paragraph was about as close to a perfect review paragraph I have read in a bike review: Some numbers explaining the ride descriptors but still keeping it readable. Nice one!

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Liked a comment on the item Mega Wad MTB Crash Action From 1993 11/12/2014 8:21 PM

Lmao, @1:27... has there ever been a situation where the best option is to just throw your hands in the air and hope for the best!?

Added a comment about video What's Faster? Baggy Shorts or Spandex? 11/12/2014 4:08 PM
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This is a great video, but like all things bike, there is shaving seconds for racing, and then there is riding with the buds, apply the right tool for the job.

WC DH riders have their shorts hemmed as tight as possible for that little bit of time savings.

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Liked a comment on the item HUGE! Robbie Maddison Drops a 18.5 Story Building 11/8/2014 7:52 PM

Wow. His tires grew knobbies like Mission Impossible 2!

Added reply in a thread Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/30/2014 3:41 PM

I just read an interview with Bodie Miller where he found research that said switching from rubber goggle straps to plastic straps saves 1/1000th of a second. He won the bronze medal by 1/1000th of a second. Fashion or finish placement. Which is more ... more »

Added a comment about video Danny Macaskill: The Ridge 10/3/2014 8:15 AM
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I like how he has a little scratch on his leg at the end.

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Liked a comment on the item HOW BIG?! 12 of the Biggest Red Bull Rampage Drops and Gaps Measured 9/24/2014 9:24 PM

wow. impressive, and very scary. here's hoping for a rampage free of major injuries.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fly Racing 9/23/2014 9:43 PM

Misty Hip. Nice light and it's not over processed. Good shot.

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fly Racing 9/23/2014 5:26 PM
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You mean like desaturating the image... Still a great photo tho.

The pooch image captures an energy that I really dig.

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