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Added a comment about news blog Trek To Start Selling Bicycles Online 8/5/2015 3:30 PM
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Actually, they do. In Colorado, there is a dealership chain that offers the ability to choose and purchase a new car online and will drive it to your door. They're doing it to appease the market segment of new car buyers who are research heavy but dread the traditional dealership experience. I am in that market segment.*

* Unfortunately, I cannot afford to buy cars new.

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Added reply in a thread Enduro My Bike? 7/10/2015 2:12 PM

I have that same fanny pack. I cannot say enough good things about it. 10/10 would pink fanny pack again. @DoreBurg - Rock what ya brought. Rally that Anthem and establish a baseline. Regardless of the racing format, you will always see the odd bike ... more ยป

Added a comment about video Desk to DH: From Cube Life to Race Tape in Eight Days 7/9/2015 1:59 PM
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That's a dang fine little video man; a worthwhile watch. I'm just stoked there's someone else in the world who also uses two forks to eat cake.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: RockShox Lyrik and Yari 7/7/2015 1:09 PM

Yeah, I love the level of bitching about "no 26." You know what a 27.5 fork feels like? It feels like a 26" fork that's one headset spacer taller.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: RockShox Lyrik and Yari 7/7/2015 1:08 PM

and no elastomers gosh

Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Lenzerheide World Cup - Madison Saracen 7/1/2015 11:38 AM
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I am genuinely surprised by this; he's 6'3" and the reach for a large Myst is 440mm.

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Added a comment about photo Evan Warner's O Face 7/1/2015 11:36 AM
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That's his "I just finished a four pack of Monster and it's not even noon" face. If you've had the pleasure of meeting Evan, you know he works like a hummingbird. The copious Monster habit only enhances that trait.

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Added a comment about video It's World Cup Preview Time! Claudio Blasts Down Fresh Tracks at Lenzerheide 7/1/2015 11:27 AM
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Lots of bu-bu-bu-bu-bumps.
Haha!

They did a really good job making a diverse track. This is going to be a great race.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Two New Ibis Ripleys 6/29/2015 9:54 PM
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RockShox makes 46 and 51 mm offset in 29r 120 and 140 travel forks, but the 51 is not generally stocked by shops and distributors.

Who wrote that; Vital or Ibis? Because that's not true at all. Here's what QBP has as of tonight. Take your pick.

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Liked a comment on the item Wickedly Wheelie-ing through Washington // Kendall-Weed + Kitsbow = Rad 6/26/2015 8:27 AM

Poor Issac, his clip got bogarted by JKW.

Added a comment about video Wickedly Wheelie-ing through Washington // Kendall-Weed + Kitsbow = Rad 6/26/2015 8:27 AM
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Wait, are you really complaining about 3+ minutes of exceptionally good riding because it was produced by a brand you are angry with for being too expensive? As far as marketing videos are concerned, that one had a ridiculously good riding to product placement ratio.

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Liked a comment on the item Off-Axis 1080 on a Townie Bike. World First? 6/22/2015 4:41 PM

Added a comment about video Off-Axis 1080 on a Townie Bike. World First? 6/22/2015 3:23 PM
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I'd say there were a dozen of townie firsts... no, bicycle firsts in that clip. Stand aside Danny MacAskill.

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Added a comment about video Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Tokens in a Pike Fork 6/19/2015 1:16 PM
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It's true that lower travel Pikes need more tokens. There's a chart here that shows how many each fork can take: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/How-To-Get-The-Most-Out-Of-Your-RockShox-Suspension,9020/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

That chart also shows the recommended number of tokens for each travel as red blocks. @tabletop84, RockShox suggests 0 tokens for your 26"/27.5" Pike 160mm. That's obviously not a rule, but a suggestion to help give you a baseline. I bring it up because if you prefer the feel of your fork with zero tokens, you aren't out of line.


You can also chop the tokens in half if a full token is too much for you.

That's what I did. I run 2.5 tokens at 87 psi on my 150mm Pike 29.

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Liked a comment on the item Video Comparison of RockShox Bottomless Tokens in a Pike Fork 6/19/2015 1:09 PM

this kind of video is suuuuuuuuper. Keep them coming please!

Added a comment about slideshow How To Get The Most Out Of Your RockShox Suspension 6/17/2015 3:11 PM
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This is a good article and a good representation of the value of the Bottomless feature. This should enlighten a lot of folks who feel they can get more from their suspension.

I want to add a pro tip: in slide #17 where the rider is using a socket to remove the top cap, that socket has had the chamfer on the inside edge of the socket lip machined off. If you use an off the shelf socket, the chamfer will prevent the top cap's hex from seating deep enough in the socket and top cap will be damage/stripped when tightened/loosened. If your socket has not had the chamfer machined off, use a wrench until the top cap can be turned with fingers.

Pro tip #2: The negative chamber on Debonair shocks is huge and it does not equalize with the positive chamber until well into the stroke. So when Brandon advises cycling the shock a few times after filling it from empty, he means it. You will likely have to cycle the shock, add a lot more air (because the negative chamber took much of it), cycle again, add some air, cycle the shock, and then add air. By the third cycle (pun!), you should be close enough to your desired pressure that you can just add air without the cycle, generally speaking. It takes me three cycles and fills from empty before the two chambers reach an equilibrium close enough to my desired pressure, even if I overfilled the first time, but I weigh a lot and run a lot of pressure. Also, these cycles can quickly be done on the shop floor -- no trail time necessary to get the two chambers to equalize.

Edit: grammar and clarity.

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Liked a comment on the item LEOGANG RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW 6/15/2015 10:16 AM

An unbelievable race perfectly captured! These slideshows are first class. Amazing work guys.

Liked a comment on the item LEOGANG RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW 6/15/2015 10:16 AM

Solid gold recap. And such a great race.

Liked a comment on the item LEOGANG RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW 6/15/2015 10:15 AM

I miss the music.