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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 9:10 AM

It's funny that this race is being made an example of considering we're talking about people showing up less than a week before to ride - unless my calendar is real dodgy, the race starts this Friday. So, that means folks (like me) who were up there

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 7:52 PM

First off, thanks for noticing my Instagram account. Yes, I was in Crested Butte this weekend riding, seemed like a good idea with the race less than a week away and the temperatures here at home approaching triple digits. A couple points: To me, cheating ... more »

Added a comment about photo Santa Cruz Tallboy - Vital Member, NoahColorado 5/13/2015 2:22 PM
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She was a great bike!

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 4/14/2015 11:16 AM

You should have taken that one step further. So close, so close.

Killing time in the passenger seat on the long drive to See Beaver.

Added a comment about feature First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 4/14/2015 10:47 AM
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How many miles do you have on that ring?

It may be that most chainring reviews are "full of all kinds of technical data, CAD drawings, friction coefficients, etc." but reviews should have some kind of qualifying information like that, not simply be "it worked, it's great."

Having pretty extensively tested N/W rings over the last year or so, I can tell you they all seems sensitive to wear to varying degrees. Pretty much any of them will work flawlessly at first - thus the reason you might see a sponsored athlete able to tackle a few runs down Rampage guideless. However, it's rare you'll any elite racers go without a guide in competition - even those with full factory support.

I mean, I'll happily sell anyone a chain-retaining style ring, and for some people that performance is good enough. But, it's about time an MTB site did a real test of these products' performance and durability. I think you'll find their (rings only) long-term performance still falls short of a really basic upper-only chainguide - a product that's cheap, doesn't really "wear out", weighs as little as 40g, and doesn't introduce friction to the system (which interestingly is cited as a "con" for chainguides, but never mentioned in regards to rings).

Sorry, rant over, haha. Killing time in the passenger seat on the long drive to Sea Beaver.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup Gnar 4/10/2015 10:03 PM

Yeah that was an MRP wasn't it?




I'm kidding. Don't flip out

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Liked a comment on the item RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 11:10 AM

Yeah dirts content has gone slow since billy left.

Added a comment about photo FOX Float Shock with EVOL Air Can 3/27/2015 10:52 AM
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Like Evol burritos? Tasty.

I wonder who's bike that is...

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Liked a comment on the item Salsa Spearfish 2/25/2015 2:34 PM

Thanks for the simple yet genius idea for the reverb routing, just ordered some more of those cable guides.

Added a comment to NoahColorado's bike check 2/25/2015 2:34 PM
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Correct, but the all black Lev Ti was considerably more expensive. The cheaper Lev DX still has a natural gold telescoping portion - looks dated. I was trying to avoid having black, Kashima, and natural gold on the uppy-downy parts.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/25/2015 2:23 PM

Kind of ironic coming from a guy who criticized another poster in the 2013 Test Sessions Knolly Chilcotin review by saying "let's not get butt hurt because the review isn't exactly the same as how you feel about the bike."

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Liked a bike check 2015 Knolly Warden - blue & orange 2/25/2015 12:39 PM
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Added a comment to NoahColorado's bike check 2/19/2015 8:15 AM
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It's a medium. The saddle sizing changed in 2013, before that small and large were your options. The former "large" became the medium and they now offer an even wider "large".

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Added bike check Salsa Spearfish 2/18/2015 6:43 PM
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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/13/2015 11:36 AM

I think it means they can't compete for team points, aren't guaranteed pit space, and have to register individually for every World Cup.