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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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Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS Lourdes World Cup - Schwalbe Procore 4/11/2015 8:24 AM

EndurBroCore!

Added a comment about feature Over $2000 in Prizes - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup - Win a RockShox BoXXer and Birzman Studio Tool Kit 4/9/2015 8:11 AM
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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Lourdes World Cup - Sam Hill's Prototype Nukeproof Pulse DH Bike 4/9/2015 7:25 AM
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Of all the bikes in this feature, I've got to say I'm surprised that fewer bikes are carbon than I though would be. I guess geometry > grams for some.

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Liked a comment on the item Ratboy Hasn't Learned a Damn Thing...and We Love It! 4/7/2015 6:25 PM

^^worried about the dirty photoshopp job more then rats dirty huck. weirdo

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup Downhill Helmet Cam 4/7/2015 9:56 AM

should we do a Vital OTB about total number of flats this weekend? SO SICK!

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill's New Prototype Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/26/2015 7:47 PM

remember that one time sam won 2 world cups on a single pivot last year and you didnt

Liked a comment on the item Prototype Carbon Rim 3/25/2015 5:07 AM

Is it finally the Rhyno Ultra Light?

Liked a comment on the item DIY Carbon Gearbox Enduro Bike - Richard Goldsbury's Bike 3/22/2015 8:53 PM

how about not commenting

Liked a comment on the item DIY Carbon Gearbox Enduro Bike - Richard Goldsbury's Bike 3/22/2015 8:53 PM

his bike being dirty and his kid interupting is as high journalism as it gets. thats this guy in real life. its not some fake lazer beam slowmotion scripted redbull porno shoot like you want which is the...more

Liked a comment on the item Verdone approved 3/19/2015 2:43 PM

lol...needs a neg 20 rise 120mm direct mount