Liked a comment on the item First Look: Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Vertigo Helmet 5/20/2016 12:50 PM

TLD - 1st place in the make-your-eyes-bleed category. Bravo!

Added a comment about product review Tested: Specialized SWAT Pro Bib Shorts 5/19/2016 7:43 AM
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Love my original versions. I wish I could fit more in them, with the new versions, I guess I can. Price is steep tho, and reading that they heat up is a huge negative where I live.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRS Tires 5/13/2016 12:50 PM
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The tires are probably made by CST/Maxxis and will use Maxxis compounds and casings, so they will behave quite a bit different. Or made by Kenda, regardless, the point stands. How many Minion/Highroller knock offs are there? And none behave the same due to different casings and compounds. (I do wish the Rock'r2 was lighter, but then I've had casing cuts with the lighter Reinforced Michelins.)

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Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRS Tires 5/13/2016 12:04 AM
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Looks like a Minion/Highroller/whatever...

... Yawn ...

You know there is more to it than "Looks like..."

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Added a comment about press release Steve Smith Passes Away at Age 26 5/10/2016 4:23 PM
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Sadness... Chainsaw raised high.

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Liked a comment on the item From the Workbench: At-Home Tubeless Conversion 5/6/2016 10:09 AM

Another tip...

After taping the rim I always mount up the tires with a tube and inflate to the high end of the recommended PSI (45 - 60 psi). This helps seal the tape up better. After letting it sit for about 30 min I'll remove the tube, but leave one side of the tire bead set in the rim. This will...more

Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Tubeless Conversion 5/6/2016 8:25 AM
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Nice write up. Just want to add to expect the tape to seal for a maximum of about 3 years before the tape adhesive breaks down, unsealable air leaks are the result. To fix, a complete retaping is required starting with step 1, the alcohol rim bed clean.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 2:34 PM

As noted a few times here, it isn't just Strava that is our issue. Our behaviour on the trail is a big part of it. As a group, if all mountain bikers: Slowed - Yield the trail by stopping or slowing down. Announce your presence if approaching from behind. ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 7:49 AM

Make your rides "Private" when you upload them. AND opt out of adding your data to the Strava Heat Map - if you do not uncheck this box, private rides will be added to the Heat Map, which is one of the tools land managers use to track us. See screen

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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

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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 ​The 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...

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