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Added a comment about feature TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/13/2017 9:25 AM
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http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/search/label/Young%20Talent

Try here. List of bikes on the right of the page. May or may not be on here.

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Added a comment about photo New Formula Nero R DH Fork 8/27/2017 1:04 PM
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Curious about that Arma....will we be getting a vital review?

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Added a comment about video OH MY GOD! Watch Fairclough and Bryceland Ride the Best Track Ever - DEATHGRIP 7/24/2017 10:36 AM
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Possibly the best resort segment ever filmed?? Absolutely insane...

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Added a comment about press release Convert Your FOX 36 Fork to a Coil Spring with the PUSH Industries ACS-3 Kit 7/19/2017 9:59 AM
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Check out how a bottom out system on a trophy truck works. Pneumatic bump stop that is adjustable. Obviously meant to take a beating, but this is just a slimmed down version. As long as there is very little stiction on the air shaft assembly, you shouldn't feel it hit.
http://www.ridefox.com/filter.php?m=offroad&t=shocks&f1=type&v1=Bump%20Stop&ref=topnav

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Added a comment about product review Hope Cassette 11-48 6/20/2017 5:22 PM
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While not as offset as the SRAM upper pulley, the new XTR is an offset system that is designed to clear bigger cassettes. The b-tension was not maxed out and cleared the 48 comfortably. Without touching the b-tension from the Hope setup, the Sram cassette works flawless throughout the higher gears, where I experienced the problem on the Hope cassette. We've run this same setup on other bikes with the 9-46 E*13 and had zero issues, other than it being minorly clunky. The difference between the aluminum cluster and the steel cluster is also night and day on the Hope. Zero problems in the aluminum, yet as soon as it's in any one of the steel cogs, it fails. So either I have a cassette that is out of tolerance on the machining, or Hope's design is far enough from the "standard" which everybody else uses, that it doesn't work. The lack of help in resolving this problem is part of what prompted the review and quite frankly bums me out. I absolutely love the brakes, minus not getting a set of barbs or olives with them, and having to cut them back out of the hose in order to shorten my lines. The pro 4s on my DH bike perform like expected from Hope.

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 6/17/2017 8:33 AM
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"Hope-fully"

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 6/17/2017 8:32 AM
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Direct from Scwalbe.

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: SRAM GX Eagle Drivetrain - More Range For All 6/8/2017 9:03 AM
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"I only have a handful of rides in on the GX Eagle group so far, but one thing is certain: the shifting performance feels almost the same as the pricier X01 group I had been running previously. Sure, the shift paddle lever might not be quite as smooth and shiny, but other than that tiny detail, I'd be hard pressed to tell the two groups apart in a blind test.

The transition between gears is quick and distinct, and although the jump to the 50-tooth cog is a touch slower than the shifting on the rest of the cassette, the chain still makes that eight-tooth jump with minimal hesitation. I haven't dropped a chain yet, and those inaugural rides included been plenty of rough and jarring trails — we'll see if that changes once some mud and grit is added to the mix, but given how well X01 Eagle performed, I don't expect GX to be any different. The long term performanc and durability of GX Eagle is the only question that remains unanswered, which is why I'll be putting plenty of miles in on it over the course of the summer to find out. "

HAHAHA.

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Added a comment about feature Deathgrip Movie - A Review 5/31/2017 8:39 AM
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One of the most basic segments, Schladming with Bryceland, is one of the most insane video parts ever made. I call it basic because it's a lot of GoPro and on a track the wasn't made specifically to be filmed. The raw energy and riding in that segment is next level f***ed. I can't imagine any other video part coming close to it for a while. It also felt like every segment of the movie outdid the one before it. Absolutely worth the hype and wait, this movie is going to stand on top for a long long time.

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 5/27/2017 8:18 AM
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I used zip-strip, was pretty brutal. I'd recommend sanding the paint down as thin as possible before using the stripper, or getting it media blasted by a good paint shop. I sanded the aluminum lightly with 120 then 220 and finished with the scotch brite once I had the paint off.

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Added a comment about feature You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 10:10 AM
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Once again, vital destroying with the coverage and info.....

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Added a comment to kulugmoy's bike check 5/17/2017 2:49 PM
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Chromoly not Ti. Pretty bike otherwise though.

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Added a comment about slideshow The Greatest Show on Earth - Lourdes DH Action 4/28/2017 10:43 PM
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You guys are on point with race coverage this year, god damn. Keep it up!

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 4:18 PM
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Curious to see your thoughts on the Firebird. Was a good bike, but didn't feel like it fell into that true 170mm category when I rode it. Felt more like a long travel trail bike to me personally. The Recluse on the other hand....

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/24/2017 9:10 AM
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I got it pretty dialed. I had to run a 1mm extra spacer behind the guide to clear the frame, then I just used a couple 1mm thick plastic 30mm spacers between the drive arm and he BB. Run flawless all season and is so minimal that the spacing isn't a big deal. Highly recommend the MRP though

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 9:08 PM
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Agreed on their sizing. Have gotten much better since they came out with 2.4s and such. Measurement is from a Rekon+ that is set up tubeless, been sitting on the shop floor at 20-30psi for close to a month now. Had it sitting next to a Mojo 3 with 2.8 schwalbe nics. The difference surprised me, so pulled out the calipers and started comparing. I could see them getting a bit bigger after riding but not that much. On the bike it doesn't look like a true "plus" tire. More like a higher volume 2.5 on a wide rim. Wtb etc...

*nothing against their tires, always liked how they ride. Mixing it up lately though

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 2:19 PM
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Damn, surprised I missed that. Hope to see it gain traction. Be great to see a few phased out in option of that.

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 10:32 AM
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Gonna catch flack, we need another standard. Yes, seriously. Threaded BB shells that are a larger diameter. 30mm spindles are a plus, threaded bbs are a plus. 30mm spindles in a normal BSA, huge negative....

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 10:29 AM
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I was going to tag you in this for that reason there, knew you would be smiling inside for that one, haha.

On the note of "plus tires" and 2.6" tires. - maxxis "2.8" measures 2.55 wall to wall, on a 35mm ID rim. So what are their 2.6s, relabeled 2.4s?? A WTB convict or breakout in 2.5 on a 30-35mm rim measures barely over 2.5. And schwalbe is similar.
Things that should be out for 2016, not knowing how to label your shit correctly, that's so #2011 #getittogether

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Added a comment about feature How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/15/2016 12:25 PM
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Schleyble Top. Calling it a table top is a disgrace to all the OG riders who could make it look good. Also, does he only have one Benz? I'd assume he has a US one and one for Europe...

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