Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/23/2015 4:26 PM

Vital, I'm getting tired of "don't let the slack head tube angle fool you" and "one of the most well rounded" jargon. We hear that every review. I appreciate your hard work but this review tells me nothing.--Actually it tells me that this, the Nomad, the Spartan, the (insert any enduroooo bike) are all the same. How about telling me how it climbs compared to all the others. How does the braking feel compared to, how does the cornering feel compared to, how does it feel on a 3000 vert climbing day, etc.

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Added a comment about video Snowbird's Big Mountain Trail: 2,900 Vertical Feet Over 7.5 Scenic Miles is One Tram Ride Away 8/20/2014 7:57 PM

I hate to rain on anyone's parade but it is 7.5 miles of chunky switchbacks. I was totally disappointed. Maybe after a few seasons it will improve but it was no fun. No stunts, jumps with baby head landings, way too tight berms... Better luck next time. Stay at The Canyons or PCMR.

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Added a comment to TimBud's bike check 3/5/2014 6:43 AM

Gorgeous bike.

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Added a comment to jaksvobo's bike check 3/5/2014 6:41 AM

Great bike! Just built a AM Transition hardtail. You're gonna start seeing more of these. Climbing is sensational and your descent is fast as lightning. Great bike!

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Added a comment about video DON'T LOOK DOWN - Mountain Biking on the Edge, White Line, Sedona, Arizona 1/21/2014 8:16 AM

Looks like the votes are in with the comments: Lots of votes for dumb as hell. Cool vid--yes, I was entertained so I guess I'm guilty. When the penalty for error is certain death--that's usually when I get off my bike.

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Added a comment about feature When 800mm Isn't Wide Enough - Introducing the Greg Minnaar Signature Edition ENVE Handlebar 12/20/2013 2:48 PM

The length of handlebars is getting outrageous. The concept of bigger is better is hilarious.. and now they sell for an affordable $225.

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Liked a comment on the item 10 Things Every Mountain Biker Should Have Done 12/2/2013 8:59 PM

#12 Don't be a bitch, do not mock other peoples riding styles, bikes or abilities.

Added a comment to cedric.denis.5074's bike check 12/1/2013 10:03 AM

Avid X0 are weak?

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Added a product review for Deity Decoy 2.5 Flat Pedal 11/27/2013 10:45 AM

Finally a product that lasts


The Good: Virtually indestructible. Grip like melted sugar Popsicle on summer day.

The Bad: Eventually broken pins get tough to replace


I will never ride with clips again. I road clipped in for ten years. Once I made the switch to flats... Life changing.

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Added a product review for Shimano SLX M666 Disc Brake 11/19/2013 1:17 AM

Best brake...for this price...


The Good: Not drastically different from XT, great stopping power, weight, looks

The Bad: Not XTR, little to no modulation.


For the money I don't think you can find a better brake. Totally simple to bleed and they look sharp. Could be better... But hey, it's called xt and xtr. So... Again...for the money it is a pretty good brake. I have used juicy, Hayes and others and I personally believe shimano is the easiest to maintain. You could have these on your bike for years.

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Liked a comment on the item Would You Strap Your Kid into this Bike Seat and Pop Wheelies? 11/12/2013 10:20 PM

Could I sit on one and have Stevie Smith take me for a ride?

Added a comment about feature Would You Strap Your Kid into this Bike Seat and Pop Wheelies? 11/12/2013 10:19 PM

I prefer pulling my kids in either a tandem pull or burly. As a dad of 3, soon to be 4, and a rider for over ten years, this is insanely dangerous. One endo could spell horrific disaster. I don't mean to be a kill joy but what a terrible idea. Even worse the kid would completely take my 170 lbs frame on top of them in case of a fall. There are a lot safer ways to let your young children experience the thrills of MTB.

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Added a comment to adrianrevo's bike check 11/12/2013 10:15 AM

Are you using the raceface narrow wide up front? If so I thought with that a chainguide was unnecessary. Gorgeous bike!

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Added a product review for Shimano XT Disc Brake M785 11/11/2013 9:42 PM

certainly worth the money


The Good: Great stopping power, great price, look good--seem to last forever. Easiest brake bleed on the planet.

The Bad: can damage very easy in a crash


Every time I think I am going to try out a different type of brake I always end up coming back to these. They never squeak and bark down the trail, stopping is smooth, and they look classy. I do believe the greatest shimano feature is how easy these suckers are to bleed. As of now, I think one of the top brakes on the market.

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Added a product review for Park Tool CT-3 Chain Tool 11/3/2013 6:25 AM

works how it should


The Good: Works exactly as advertised. I have replaced multiple chains and it has been perfect. Even the dreaded shimano link pops in very simply. I thought it was worth the price.

The Bad: I have no bad issues with this. As of now no problems whatsoever.


I would recommend purchasing this item. I always think it is worth it to have quality tools in your arsenal.

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Added a comment about video Darren Berrecloth's Port Angeles MTBGP Race Run 4/29/2013 12:53 PM

What a great rider!

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Added a comment about video KHS Bicycles at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic 4/29/2013 12:52 PM

You were that upset with them chasing the sheep??? Wow. Doesn't take much to offend people these days does it?

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Added a comment about video The Quiet Achiever - Conor Macfarlane 4/26/2013 1:01 PM

I've seen alot of crazy things in my life. But. That. Was. Awesome.

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Added a comment about video Dean Tennant - Higher Calling 3/10/2013 8:20 AM

Just awesome. Great video.

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