Added a comment about product review First Look: Troy Lee Designs A1 MIPS Vertigo Helmet 5/20/2016 4:48 PM
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It may save your brain, but that yellow one will burn your eyes out.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Specialized SWAT Pro Bib Shorts 5/19/2016 2:02 PM
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Those soft bottles are great for bike parks too.. Fill it at the bottom, drink it on the lift.. stash the folded down empty in your pocket for the way down..

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Minion DHRII Wide Trail 5/13/2016 9:12 PM
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I have a set of WT tires (DHF/DHR2) on some 25mm internal hoops and l like them a lot more than the 2.3s I had.. The WT tires hook up well, even on narrower rims than they're designed for (32-36mm) and they're more stable at higher speeds.. the 2.3s felt drifty.

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Added reply in a thread Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 5/13/2016 2:55 PM

My '04 Subie WRX loves twisty mountain roads! Anti-sway bars were well worth the dough. tracks like a beast on the twisty road out to Downieville. Shot by my warehouse in Oakland.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Crankbrothers Mallet E Clipless Pedals 5/9/2016 5:49 PM
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hit CB up with a small parts request, they may send some out to you.. Left side, at the bottom. https://www.crankbrothers.com/product-care/

I had the same problem (see above), my toe would hit and couldn't get out. the new spindles help a lot.. The cleats are not all the way back on my VXi clipless, but almost there.. if they were all the way back, they may be right on the edge of releasing or not... sliding the cleat inward, and setting a little bit of a 'duck' stance can also help, to pre-turn the cleat a little by the time your toe is in-line with the frame.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Crankbrothers Mallet E Clipless Pedals 5/9/2016 5:44 PM
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The longer spindles saved them for me.. I could not release because my my cleat is further back.. when the pedals were level, I'd hit a crank arm with my toe before they released.. Even with the cleat's pushed all the way to the center, I was locked in if my toe hit the crank arm... I'm digging the pedals now. the release is a lot smoother feeling than shimano, which is welcome.

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Added a comment about video Top 10 MTB Fails of the Week #2 5/9/2016 5:38 PM
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he got both wheels down before the lander.. That had to hurt.

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Added a comment to utopiaarch's bike check 5/9/2016 11:39 AM
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Beautiful bike, Utopia.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Loaded Precision X-40 Carbon Wheels 3/21/2016 12:34 PM

Um.... https://noblwheels.com/products/27-5-33mm-wheelset Free decals (choice of colour), you have hub options, including an Onyx sprag clutch hub, and for less weight and $$$

Added a comment about product review Tested: Loaded Precision X-40 Carbon Wheels 3/21/2016 11:10 AM
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I found better traction in tires made for wide rims, even on 'not as wide' rims.. I have 25mm internal enve m70 and got a lot better grip from a 2.5 Wide Trail DHF than the 2.3" DHF.. The WT tires are made for 32-36mm wheels.. But they work better on my 25mm hoops than the 2.3" did.. the 2.3" felt squirrely when leaned over. Was able to drop a little air by going to 2.5" too.

Pop a 2.5 DHF WT and 2.4 DHR2 WT on those wheels and drop your pressures to 22/ 27psi, the'll look massive but you'll have grip for days and won't bounce like a 37psi tire would. Seriously.. it'll be an entirely different experience than what you were running.. those tires aren't made for those wheels..

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Added reply in a thread Wait What? A Compressor on the Wheel? 3/17/2016 2:55 PM

Hmm.. for a storage tank on the trail, it could be possible to pressurize the down tube, or other parts of the frame... much like the airhog airplanes.. it doesn't weigh much, but could come in handy on the trail. Just fill'er up to 60 PSI for two tires.. ... more »

Added a comment to BW - Custombikes's bike check 3/13/2016 12:18 PM
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Whiz said it best.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePtoxDhJSw

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Added a comment about video How Close Can You Get? McCaul Follows Rheeder Down Rotorua Slopestyle Course 3/11/2016 12:48 PM
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how could you not like Cam McCaul? That dude is awesome.

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Added reply in a thread How Big is Too Big? 39-inch Wheels on a Mountain Bike 2/17/2016 12:55 PM

Nicely executed design and rendering. If your trail/path is long and arduous, lacking tight turns, this would probably get you there faster. A sweet weapon for the "Cross Kansas Trail Classic".

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/9/2016 4:26 PM

If Spesh got dinged once on this already, this time continued infringement could be costly. Reminds me of the delayed wiper guy.. Glad to hear his IP is protected.

Added reply in a thread Body Armor Air Bags? 12/21/2015 4:59 PM

Seat to ass proximity sensor.. Just be sure to deactivate it when you hop off your bike to get on the lift, it'll blow you right off the thing.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 12/13/2015 12:32 PM

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Added reply in a thread Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 4:18 PM

I've ridden some tasty trails in Canada! Thank you, sir, for making sure they were properly seasoned. =) Joking aside... Yeah, laying off the granny gear helps a lot.. Trying to ride sections as if you're chainless by pumping. Some time at the pump track ... more »

Liked a comment on the item ​After the Crash: Red Bull Steps Up, Basagoitia on the Mend, Positive Changes for Rampage and the Bike Industry Ahead 10/28/2015 1:36 PM

I'm elated that Paul is walking under his own power, and elated that we have actually managed to move the needle.

BT, props! Keep up the good work.

Zink, your courage on the advocacy / ambassador side is just as impressive as your courage on...more

Added a comment about news blog #weRideForPaul: YT Industries to Auction off Rampage Signature Frames for Paul Basagoitia 10/26/2015 9:21 AM
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Zink's
http://www.ebay.de/itm/262108801151

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