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Added a comment about photo Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/17/2015 12:16 PM
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Good for Logan Peat...? There is a balance to strike between factory works parts that catch your attention with their exclusivity and radness, and production equipment that one can imagine oneself buying. A pro rider on one-off valving is interesting. A one-off frame is as irrelevant as his or her dining set. I'm sure it's nice, but since I'll never sit there...

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Liked a comment on the item Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/17/2015 12:07 PM

Come on SC, give the people what they want. We want it.

Added a comment about product review Tested: X-Fusion Sweep HLR 4/1/2015 5:44 PM
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I will take a zip tie over tiny threads tapped into soft metals (Mg, Al) any day of the week. Pure foolishness making the zip tie out to be something lesser that needs to be improved upon by frame and fork manufacturers.

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Added a comment about photo Specialized Ambush Helmet 3/26/2015 9:24 AM
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A1mbush looks nice. Is that $270 NZD?

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Added a comment about photo Taipei Cycle Show - Stealth Dropper Post from Marzocchi 3/18/2015 10:49 PM
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I like the Marzocchi LEV Integra

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 1/6/2015 9:59 PM

The majority of the bikes I'm seeing on the trails in the SF Bay Area are 5k at a minimum. Many are closer to 8-10k builds on carbon frames. Ibis Mojo, Ripleys, Santa Cruz, and Specialized seem to rule the trails in the area. Wide variety of owners. Everyone from military (me),...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: SRAM Goes Hookless on New RISE 60 Wheels 8/22/2014 8:08 PM

More like SRAM is about 5 years behind with that 21mm inner width.
Looks like they are on the Mavic Euro roadie plan....

Added a comment about feature First Look: Specialized Boomslang Flat Pedals 8/13/2014 1:04 PM
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Maybe the company trendwatchers know there is some new demand for high-end flats, like a segment of the middle-aged lunch ride crowd is about to give up clips after reading some article, but speaking as a member of the existing flat pedal market, we like bling (whether color, conspicuous tech, or branding), but are pretty price-conscious. $180 is XTR full retail.

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All 7/2/2014 10:16 PM
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Hey Fox or any lurking experts: are high-speed rebound and low-speed rebound really speed-sensitive, or is this terminology just used as an analogy with HSC and LSC, which the public presumably understands or feels comfortable with? I'm having trouble picturing a graph of rebound shaft speed vs spring force. When the shock is bottomed, spring force is maximum, but in that moment of transition between compression and rebound, shaft speed is zero. Then it will rebound very fast in the absence of damping. After a small hit, less spring force is released. But if you have heavy damping, then shaft speeds are slower even deep in the travel, with high spring force. So does the HSR affect the first fraction of a second of a rebound event, and then LSR takes over? Or is it simpler to think of it as position-sensitive? Thanks in advance. This was a rad article.

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Liked a bike check A Girl's TR250 - Custom 4/16/2014 9:03 AM
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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

Be right back........gotta go drop 5 grand on a new bike with different whlz before I can use your 60 dollar tire.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

Yeah i was going to sign up for one ,but no 26 !!!

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

these definitely look like a better fast rolling and cornering rear than the purgatory. too bad no 26".

Added a comment about feature It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/28/2014 8:58 PM
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A bike manufactured in 2013 and the first couple months of 2014, hung with entirely 2014 parts, in shops in the spring of 2014, is a 2014 model. And there is nothing wrong w/ that. Why on earth call it a 2015? Afraid some anonymous jerk on a forum is going to accuse you of scrambling to add a bike to the lineup at the last minute? So what. -anonymous jerk

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: Inverted RockShox RS-1 Fork 3/20/2014 6:19 PM
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Too bad about the years-long marketing effort across the industry's big players to distinguish 110x20 front ends as 'for AM/DH only' and the resultant legacy of high-end 100x15 front wheels and entrenched belief among their users that 15QR would always be 'good enough' for XC/trail/AM. It might be nice, for a would-be USD fork designer in 2014, to have more axle with which to work, even for shorter travel forks. But no one dares bring a product to market that will alienate a bunch of crabby old guys who want everything new to work with everything old. Oh well.

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Added a comment about photo X-Fusion Lineup 3/6/2014 10:28 PM
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Streat? I can't read the text. And what is the little red badge that this model has in common w/ the Revel? Hand-made? Limited edition?

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Added a comment about slideshow Game Changer: Introducing the YT Capra 2/28/2014 9:38 PM
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(I am aware there are some countries outside of North America, but) this story is worthless without a clear definition of what 'franchise' means to YT. If at the end of whatever business gymnasitcs the bikes are not sold direct, then in NA it's just another bike brand, and the EUR pricing simply translated to dollars (today's exchange rate) in articles like this is totally misleading.

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing the Essax Shark Saddle 2/22/2014 9:42 PM

I'll try most any saddle once...but if they can't even get someone to proofread their copy...I question their thoroughness.