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Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings, Meribel World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 8/21/2014 8:50 AM

I hope Kintner rocks this power rankings on the girls side.

Liked a comment on the item Kid vs Downhill Mountain Biker 8/20/2014 8:27 AM

I worry that our enemies against MTB trail access will get ahold of this and use it against us. Regardless of the fact the rider was pinned, flying through the air and still came to a controlled stop and hurt/injured no one.

I would love more back story on this.

Was it a taped off race...more

Added a comment about video Kid vs Downhill Mountain Biker 8/20/2014 8:27 AM
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You and I can take one look at that and recognize that's a sanctioned skills park and that kid was playing where he shouldn't have been. What Mr P is concerned about is this video being taken out of context and used against mountain bikers. Cropping the beginning and end to only show the kid getting bowled over would imply it was a case of a mountain biker riding too fast on a public trail and then hitting a kid as a result. Edit out the compassionate response from the rider or the fact that the kid was unscathed, and people will assume the worst and go after the rider. It's manipulation of facts and unethical, but it does happen and often enough that it is a real concern. That's what Mr P is saying.

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Liked a comment on the item Kid vs Downhill Mountain Biker 8/19/2014 2:13 PM

Super nice 180 nose pick pivot to minimize the blow to the little guy, great riding man!

Added a comment about photo Value DH Project: Bike Build Gallery 8/19/2014 7:16 AM
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I'm surprised some of you call this a failure. No way was it a failure. Yeah, it may not have had value as its primary focus, but look what it taught us so far:
- OE budget DH bikes have a ton of value comparatively. You can save as much as $1,800 in some cases by shopping the showroom floor, which means you have a lot left over for upgrades and replacement parts after.
- Branding plays a major role when deciding on components. Even though the focus was keeping costs down, we willingly chose to spend extra on components of another brand that we perceived as better. We all shake our heads in wonder at how people can buy Enve when there are so many other great options out there, yet we showed the same behavior with this build.
- Cheap bikes can still look good and color-matched. I have spent some serious time and coin to build color themed bikes where all components compliment each other, yet this value-focus, randomly assembled build actually looks pretty good - better than some factory assembled options even.

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Added a comment about news blog 40 Riders Invited to 2014 Red Bull Rampage 8/18/2014 7:59 PM
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He often lists Buena Vista, CO as his residence - which is true - but I think he then gets marked as an American as a result.

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Added a comment about video Steps to the Top - Finn Iles 8/15/2014 11:39 AM
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You can love or hate slow-mo, but that was a rad watch. Congrats young man, you earned it.

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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan Give It Their All at Windham 8/15/2014 8:55 AM

Dubstep is not music, though.

Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan Give It Their All at Windham 8/15/2014 8:55 AM
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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan Give It Their All at Windham 8/15/2014 7:36 AM
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Good thing there are more genres of music than there are riding disciplines. Pick the ones you love, deal with the ones you don't, and know that someone somewhere likes that style or else it wouldn't have been used in the video... or even exist as a music type in the first place.

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Liked a comment on the item What I Do In Whistler 8/14/2014 10:33 AM

I'm calling this the most refreshing vid to come out of the mountain bike community in the last 5 years.... kill me if I ever hear AWOLNATION again.... so awesome I want to hire Matt Dennison!

Liked a comment on the item What I Do In Whistler 8/14/2014 8:10 AM

I felt like that edit was almost a movie. well done

Liked a comment on the item Windham World Cup - Bare Bones 8/13/2014 12:43 PM

0:31 that manual... 0.O

Added a comment about photo Öhlins BoXXer Cartridge 8/13/2014 8:55 AM
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I can't see gold anodized aluminum engraved with an O-umlaut and not instantly think "$$$$$$$$$$$$$." I'm classically conditioned through repetition.

It looks like a special tool is required to remove the top cap/damper. Hopefully it comes with that tool.

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Liked a comment on the item Windham World Cup Qualifying Results - Josh Bryceland, Rachel Atherton, Luca Shaw Fastest 8/8/2014 2:47 PM

the points race gets even tighter...

1.Troy Brosnan – 799 points + 25 qualifying = 824
2. Josh Bryceland – 757 points + 50 qualifying = 807
3. Aaron Gwin – 725 points + 40 qualitfying = 765


If it goes 1.Aaron 2.Josh 3.Troy in the final, then the point totals would be:
Josh - 967
Aaron - 965
Troy - 964
which...more

Liked a comment on the item Windham World Cup Carnage - Tree 1, Sam Blenkinsop 0 8/8/2014 12:03 PM

Course is to easy......anyone could race it....not even a challenge.....blah blah blah

Added a comment about photo Nick Beer's Chainguide 8/8/2014 10:56 AM
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I think the intent is to prevent mud and grime from sticking to the guide, not to clean the chain, but it may do that too.

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Added a comment about photo Evan Warner's Tool Kit 8/8/2014 10:15 AM
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Evan's Stuff is always really easy to identify; it is always covered in stickers or Sharpie marks.

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