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Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings - Fort William, Scotland World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/4/2014 11:06 PM

it's rarely about race results but mostly about company/team bribes. some of us earn half our yearly wages by stacking these power rankings lists. seriously serious though, we always consider marcelo (look at our last 2 power rankings - PMB and Cairns)....more

Added reply in a thread So this exists... 5/27/2014 10:30 AM

Is experimenting good? Wrong question. The question you have to ask is "who's making these things?" There are real weaknesses in the modern mountain bike: just last week Spomer you were talking about flat tires. That's a huge area that could be improved, ... more ยป

Added reply in a thread Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/22/2014 7:58 PM

2012 Aaron Gwin takes everyone.

Liked a comment on the item OHLINS ON MY MIND - Riding the Ohlins TTX-Equipped Specialized Demo 8 with Mitch Ropelato and Brad Benedict 4/29/2014 4:23 PM

I dont know much about the Ohlins stuff, but I do like that TLD Sprint gear they are wearing.

Added a comment about video Cairns DH Action from Red Bull and the Parkins 4/25/2014 9:51 AM
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I thought the music was so fun and lively, a nice change of pace from all the heavy stuff they normally play. And I really liked all the slow mo.

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Added a comment about photo Team Robot Fat Bikes Your Face 3/5/2014 11:47 AM
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Added a comment to Bigjohnmtb's bike check 2/14/2014 8:53 AM
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Weighs less than any trail bike I've ever had, carbon or not.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 9:34 PM

No flawed system; I was in the same boat, but there came a time when I became an expert in my field realized that I could be the one charging the bigger bucks on my own... then I found out how much it costs to be the business owner, with all of the overhead, etc... it's...more

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 9:34 PM
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Yeah, because LBS owners are making soooooo much money.

No one makes real money in the bike industry. A lot of people make a living, and some people who are really really really good at what they do make decent money, but anyone in the bike industry who's even reasonably good at their job could be making 100% more in any almost other segment of the economy. People work in the bike industry because they love bikes, and they're willing to deal with a lot of shit to do what they love. Pay reflects that.

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Added a comment about news blog Judge Rules Trek's ABP Design Does Not Infringe on DW's Split Pivot Patent 12/16/2013 6:11 PM
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How is that not patent infringement? The judge said that ABP and SP use "differing leverage rates and shock technology."

If leverage rates and shock technology are the differentiating factors between pivot designs in patent disputes, then how on earth did Specialized defend FSR for 17 years? Obviously "leverage rates and shock tech" are not the only differentiating factors, or even significant factors. Pivot placement is pivot placement.

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Added a comment about video OH ****! How Is This Guy Still Walking After This Crash? 11/30/2013 9:33 PM
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YES. SO GOOD.

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Added a comment about photo Scott Chapin and Aaron Bradford 10/14/2013 1:07 PM
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That's not a knife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W09ghiWskUk

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Added a comment about photo Xpedo Spry Flat Pedals 9/26/2013 4:26 PM
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250 grams and $79 per pedal.

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Added a comment about feature Blue Ribbon Banter: Gwinning Killed The MTB Star 9/18/2013 12:54 PM
Liked a comment on the item Blue Ribbon Banter: Gwinning Killed The MTB Star 9/18/2013 12:47 PM

Eddie Masters is winning our hearts. He is a true mountain biker. Long live #nofucks

Added a comment about photo Snow at Leogang World Cup? Troy Brosnan's Instagram Photo 9/17/2013 9:16 AM
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The good news is that section is above the course, but still...

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