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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 8:57 AM

That's the first good idea you've had in a long time Jeff. Tucker would be proud.

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 11:05 PM

To Eric Saunders... Isn't the promoter of this the promoter of many other enduro races? The Big Mountain Enduro Series? Isn't this promoter the one that has a cap on entrants? It isn't like they are expecting 200 and got 899 racers. They are capped field ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 10:56 PM

Looks like almost everyone is going to ride Doctor Park (not Doctor's), which is an incredible ride in and of itself. I guess we'll just see how good of a guess that is of a EWS stage trail. I'd certainly bet on it after riding it a few times and being ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 8:50 AM

I think it has to be a rider 'agreement' so to speak, an honor system that is followed. As it stands now, this is certainly not the case, because people are there riding, more than a week ahead of time, and not trying to hide it. Enduro teams are paying ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Shimano Applies For Shiftable Narrow Wide Chainring Patent 7/21/2015 8:13 AM

Highly illogical... Di2 Nexus isn't compatible with Boost, plus I need a 20mm front axle for scrubbing and getting pitted. Never go full Boost.

Added reply in a thread X01 deraileur problem 7/13/2015 9:53 AM

I've sometimes had a derailleur rattle a bit, which depends on the derailleur hanger a little, angle, some little things like that. I have put a thin pedal washer between the hanger and that piece you are talking about, and it prevents any movement and ... more »

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Crankworx L2A Downhill 7/13/2015 9:21 AM
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Holy cow, Blenki at :45, so rad.

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz Quiver 7/12/2015 7:00 AM
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Where did the color go? That guy needs some more pieces of flair.

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Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz Quiver 7/12/2015 6:57 AM

Man I can't believe that guy is pro. I'm so much better than him.

Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz Quiver 7/12/2015 6:57 AM

any shane m reference is a good one

Added a comment about video Dirt on Trestle Episode Three: Girls. Girls. Girls. 7/12/2015 6:52 AM
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The trails are infamously sculpted so you don't need much suspension. Far from DH. Easy run-ins to jumps, mellow run-outs, not much diversity. I moved away from that place. I'd recommend going to Keystone or Vail for a day and Winter Park for a day. Not two or more at Winter Park, but that depends on what you like.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: DVO Suspension Diamond Fork 5/17/2015 9:17 AM
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"Ultimately the fork helped create a bike that could be ridden every bit as hard as a downhill bike..." I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 1:37 PM

For the record, throwing gas on the fire is entertaining in some twisted way.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 9:16 AM

As long as we have front derailleurs, we compromise the strength and stiffness of the main pivot and chainstay yoke. The drive-side main pivot bearing has to be moved way inward to accommodate the front derailleur. Ironically, that is...more

Added a comment about feature First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 9:15 AM
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I agree with lev, you aren't correct with what you are talking about as far as weight. Here's what the facts are, which are different than what you say about 'lard ass' cassettes:

We'll just assume everyone has the same crank, front 34 tooth chainring, hub, rear shifter, which all weight about the same.

2x9: XT cassette, because you can't hardly find the 9 speed XTR (256g) plus XTR shifter(102g) plus XTR front derailleur (122g) plus small chainring (30g), we'll leave off the cable and housing weight, the added chainring bolts: 510g

1Up with XTR Cassette: 396 Grams

XX1 cassette: 260 Grams. Add in a top Gamut guide (54g), which I've never lost a chain from, and you've got about a half pound weight savings from your ideal 2x setup.

I don't even care about the weight that much though, I want to know I'm never going to lose a chain, and have a quiet bike, and have fewer moving parts. Everyone should use just what you want though, which doesn't affect me one bit. Your 9 speed stuff is getting cheaper, silvbullit. That's a good thing, because you can have more money saved to upgrade your elastomer fork to Englund Air cartridges. Now that's progress.

This forum should help you out with the swap over:
http://forums.mtbr.com/shocks-suspension/englund-total-air-rebuild-instructions-368748.html

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 8:36 AM

Have you picked up an XX1 or XTR cassette? They are freaky light. You will lose, what, 25g by going to a more compact cassette? Sounds like a win.

I think I have lost 1 chain in a year... But I opted for not just the narrow-wide but the...more

Liked a comment on the item Pacenti's PDent Technology Makes Sub-30mm MTB Stems a Reality 4/23/2015 10:15 PM

Pretty sure this Pacenti guy has tons of solutions in his garage, then he makes it his life mission to seek out problems. His name is familiar with some recent wheel size movement, can't recall what it is.

By the way, I've a friend who's really into something with this...more

Added a comment about press release Pacenti's PDent Technology Makes Sub-30mm MTB Stems a Reality 4/22/2015 8:39 AM
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Bar comes pre-dented. Great idea. No rideable.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 4/15/2015 7:32 AM

You should have taken that one step further. So close, so close.

Killing time in the passenger seat on the long drive to See Beaver.

Added a comment about news blog QUALIFYING RESULTS, Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/11/2015 9:04 AM
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dizzmcfuck, you're worthless. You can't root for anyone else? So sad out of all the rad results, from Remi's 2nd place, to Neko's great start to the season and one of my favorite's, crazy Mike Jone's top 10, you've got to focus on a negative, and wish ill upon a rider's luck tomorrow? You've either never raced, or just been one to have excuses when you do. It is cool that Gee puts himself out there and says he tries 100%. He messes up a lot, and sometimes has rad runs. He's not one of my favorite riders to watch, but I certainly respect the effort. You might be able to learn a thing or two.

Go NEKO!!!

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