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Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/28/2015 8:15 AM

there all local bike shops to someone
jenson's shops - http://www.jensonusa.com/stores
map to competitive cyclist store - http://maps.google.com/?q=2607%20South%203200%20West%3Cbr%20/%3ESalt%20Lake%20City,%20UT%2084119
crc stores -...more

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/27/2015 8:28 AM

On this build, money can be saved on cheaper wheels, crank, and seat post.
You can have a complete build for about $2200.
When you say modern geo, this is a 2013 SB66, which is very current geometery.

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/27/2015 7:30 AM

That is an awesome photoshop. Don't hate.

Added a comment about feature 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/27/2015 7:30 AM
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Actually, I meant the opposite -- that this is a good deal compared to OEM offerings since you still have the option to tweak it to your specifications -- but my sentence was so poorly written, I can understand how it read as the inverse.

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Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/27/2015 7:30 AM

i would agree:

http://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/all-mountain/sight-alu/sight-a-71/

http://konaworld.com/process_134.cfm

Two great bikes with modern geo, and new wheel size, both at $2800

Added a comment about feature 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/26/2015 10:49 AM
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At $2,900, you are in the entry-level tier pricing from many OEMs and with a superior spec than the entry-level offering. Impressive. Let's just hope buyers do a better job at assembly than you did in Photoshop.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/24/2015 9:32 AM
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Sooo... you're upset that the Pivot March 6 -- a brand you are passionately loyal to -- got a 3.5 star review while the Trek Slash got a 4 star review? You do realize that's only a half a star difference, right? And it's not like either got a "OMG, perfect 10/10 will-buy-again" score that would naturally invite skepticism. Talk about being critical.

Point is: if you are so happy with your Mach 6, why do you even care how the Slash or even Mach 6 scored? You already found the secret sauce that you love the taste of, why even care what the other cooks are stirring up?

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/24/2015 9:32 AM
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Half the responses are reviews of the review. Haha!

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/22/2015 12:44 PM

Ride the brown pow!

Nice to have an edit of mere-mortal type riding, complete with "almost died. Whoooooo!" at the end. I can relate!

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Liked a comment on the item Leogang. Meribel. Hafjell. 1/22/2015 7:05 AM

Well, that was awesome!!

Liked a comment on the item The Push - A Salsa Cycles Short Film 1/22/2015 7:01 AM

Best fat bike movie made this winter? Yes. That vid had some real heart and soul. Great video.

Added reply in a thread Boulder, CO Bike Thief Gets 10 Years in Prison 1/20/2015 10:57 AM

He looks like a winner. The most interesting part of the story to me is that he refused to tell the cops where the bikes went. No kidding. That feels like he was a small component of a larger operation and didn't want to sell out his buddies.

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Kali Maya Helmet 1/20/2015 7:00 AM
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Oh, so you've seen it in person?

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 100% Aircraft Helmet 1/16/2015 12:56 PM

That's a good looking helmet.

Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 8:50 AM
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Yeah, I could see it getting you close enough when comparing bikes of similar use, but man, Reach is a better and more accurate number, IMO. If you have Reach and Stack available, DT length is only novelty.

For onsite measuring, DT length does top the level and plumb line approach for getting Reach, which requires the bike to be assembled. For the record, I have only measured Reach once with that method and it required two of us and a bike stand to get it.

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Added a comment to ChirpChirp's bike check 1/16/2015 7:55 AM
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Correction. The bike is a Small.

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Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 7:39 AM
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I wrote a webapp years ago that would calculate Reach and Stack back when very few manufacturers published these. Those two measurements, and DT length, are actually easy to calculate if you know WB, CS length, HT length, HA, A2C, and fork offset. To get Stack, add in BBH or BB drop. Anyway, my point is that all of the values the calculator needed are easily measured in person or found on the website.

That calculator would still exist, but I let the domain registration lapse and switched from .NET to Java. I may still have a backup of the project. Hmmm...

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Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 7:30 AM
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I've heard this argument before and understand its premiss. For the record, I am not opposed to manufacture's publishing this. But, this measurement has almost as much variation to it as ETT. HT angle, HT length, BB drop, and fork A2C all affect the DT length measurement, and while each one does not change the measurement much independently, the sum of them do. An XC hardtail and DH bike can have the same DT length, but will fit radically different. However, the Reach and Stack between the two bikes will better represent their differences. So while DT length may be easy to measure, it's about as useful as ETT and manufacturer's probably leave it off because of this, and to not confuse less tech savvy buyers.

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Added a comment about video B.C. Shuttle Bus 1/15/2015 12:05 PM
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Man, I think it's sweet that their racks can fit G4 Team Issues. Not the case with Springs Metro.

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