Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/23/2017 1:31 AM
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Hey where did my comment go? Did a mod delete it?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 4:16 PM
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Sorry Aaron, I'm pretty sure Sam Hill won all his world champs trophies (and numerous world cups) running E13 chain guides :-)

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Added a comment about feature Finn Iles' Specialized S-Works Demo 8 3/21/2017 3:02 PM
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...and he can still ride it faster than any of us :-)

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions - Josh Bryceland 3/2/2017 12:25 PM
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Greg be like "You got to understand. They stick a hose up inside you and out comes a candy bar from when you were 5"

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Added a comment to bike.insel's bike check 2/22/2017 6:41 AM
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What a vessel! Stunning.

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Added reply in a thread Banshee Spitfire Ordering Experience 2/21/2017 4:37 AM

The shop should have kept you updated, and they seem to be struggling with supply (as Banshee have confirmed above) but to cancel your order less than 3 days after the scheduled delivery date is just petulant. I know it's easy to say when it's not my ... more »

Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/9/2017 1:01 AM
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Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware of the cutting jig. I still stand by my original comment and like bambam said, this is solving one problem, but creating several more along the way. Either way it means more cost and hassle to the end user. I'm genuinely curious whether the extra rubber would dampen vibrations. Spank's Vibrocore bars seem like a well engineered solution to this problem (if you experience hand fatigue) and you can run whatever grips you want.

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 3:04 PM
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Fair comment, but if nobody cuts their bars down then why did Pivot (and most other manufacturers) add cut markings to the end of the bar?

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 1:45 PM
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It's a shame that if you shorten your bars, the Pad Loc is rendered useless. Not only that, the Pad Loc grips you bought won't slide all the way onto the bars after you have cut them (or any other standard bars for that matter), so you'll need new grips too. As a concept, Pad Loc seems like a good idea, but in reality it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. I guess they needed a USP.

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Added a comment about video Mitch Ropelato Shreds SLC, Utah 2/5/2017 11:56 PM
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Mitch has amazing skills but I don't feel like the shaky camera work did him justice. Personally I think a "mountain" bike looks so out of place on the street, especially when you're in full off-road riding gear.

I liked to nod to 90's MTB heroes with the bleached hair and lopes-esque eyewear.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/5/2017 11:41 PM

Such a throwaway comment. There are so many reasons why bikes have settled at around 200mm travel. With 29" wheels they might even begin to shorten the travel. Anyway, isn't there a separate thread about 29ers in DH?

Added a comment to luigilizares77's bike check 2/1/2017 5:27 AM
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Not sure about this.

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 1/31/2017 3:57 PM
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I totally agree with you but don't blame the rider, blame the industry. Rachel can't help being pretty and into racing mountain bikes.

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Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/23/2017 2:48 PM

Then you should campaign for BMX in the Paralympics ;-) Seriously though, neither of those conditions would allow you to race downhill at a professional level. You can't really argue extremes, you have to look at averages then perhaps grant dispensation ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/22/2017 1:30 PM

Lets say there's a track on the circuit where the rollover and momentum offered by 29" wheels gives a distinct advantage. What if you are simply not tall enough to ride a 29" wheeled dh bike effectively? Why bother to race when you are already at a disadvantage ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/22/2017 12:56 PM

Good post although I'm not sure about your guitar analogy. Many riders tune their bikes/suspension to suit the course and conditions. A better analogy would be like your dropped D guitar being 12" longer, so maybe a guy with longer arms would find it ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/22/2017 1:36 AM

Have any of you considered that by regulating certain things, other areas might benefit from more research and development? Teams will always choose the most cost effective way of making a bike (or car or whatever) perform better. Maybe instead of spending ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 1:46 AM

There are regulations in every professional sport. They exist for the good of the sport, to preserve the heritage, to make sport fair and equal for every competitor. They could give Moto GP bikes more power but they don't. They could make F1 cars lighter ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 12:30 AM

The biggest point that people are making is that 29" is faster, and faster = progress. The sport should evolve, we shouldn't hold the sport back etc. It's a fair point to make but when do we draw the line? There are riders in the top 20 who aren't keen ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/16/2017 1:11 PM

Some good points there Thom. Personally I don't see wheel size as an advancement in tech as such. More like a fundamental component that changes the appearance and characteristic of the bike. Other forms of tech have developed then reached an optimum, ... more »