Liked a comment on the item SPOTTED IN WHISTLER - Steven Ruud's Custom-Painted Specialized Demo 8/11/2017 2:20 PM

Nice work Steven. Don't show the ladies, they may get some crazy idea to want their cabinets and home projects painted that way. Heal up

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Yeah Dakotah Norton. Standout qualifyer for that dude.

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Liked a comment on the item Interbike Moves to Reno, Nevada for 2018 8/4/2017 7:59 AM

too close to kidwoo. not going.

Liked a comment on the item BOS Suspension Teases Inverted OBSYS Downhill Fork 8/3/2017 9:37 PM

I have a Sunn Radical Plus hanging in my shop with an Obsys inverted fork on the front, circa 1996. They were light years ahead of the competition. The frame still has all the DNA that you see in the current Commencal DHV4.

Added a comment about press release 2017 Red Bull Rampage Dates Announced 7/27/2017 6:45 AM
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The fact that Zink is not prequalified should be a crime.

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Liked a comment on the item RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/17/2017 8:40 PM

I want the same cheese he eats.

Liked a comment on the item RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/17/2017 8:40 PM

There is something incredible that happens when one of the most influential and best people in a sport goes beyond the arenas of what is available and puts their vision into creation. This is true extension and expression of Brandon's mind and I bet he still has...more

Liked a comment on the item Trek's 2018 Mountain Bikes Feature Shocks Unlike Anything You've Seen Before 7/13/2017 9:07 AM

buy neither and just get an Ellsworth. Everyone will know that you give zero shits about the latest MTB trends then.

Liked a comment on the item Trestle Bike Park - Search & Seizure to Trestle DH 7/13/2017 8:55 AM

Hey steve, your bra is crooked.

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Incredibly good coverage. Thank you.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: 2017 Andorra World Cup Downhill Race 7/1/2017 3:18 PM

So pumped for Troy, he's been so consistent in the last few years, it must have been frustrating not to get any wins.

Fun fact of the day: Out of the 21 world cups between his 2 wins, Troy finished outside the Top 10 only 3 times. Of those 3 times, 2 were due to the skies opening up for the last...more

Liked a comment on the item LINE CHOICE COMPARISON - Andorra World Cup DH 7/1/2017 5:24 AM

thanks!

Liked a comment on the item LINE CHOICE COMPARISON - Andorra World Cup DH 7/1/2017 5:24 AM

Luca cuz fuckin merika!!!!!

Jack Moir dead last because of that jersey.

Liked a comment on the item TECH TALK: Giant Factory Off-Road's Dave Garland on Data Acquisition and Bike Set Up 6/23/2017 4:40 PM

On a follow up article, how about some simple If/Then tips? Ex If you keep getting bucked on the same jump, then try increasing rebound compression on the shock/decreasing compression on the fork?

Liked a comment on the item Trestle Bike Park 2017 - Banana Peel Slopestyle Trail! 6/23/2017 7:19 AM

Somebody needs to put a cookie dangling from a stick in front of that guy so he goes faster.

Added a comment about video Trestle Bike Park 2017 - Banana Peel Slopestyle Trail! 6/22/2017 6:29 PM
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I over cleared the first straight drop a tiny bit, and did the next step up slowly because of it. After the 180 left and went off the boner log just fine, but I thought I needed to pedal harder than what I did, so I over cleared the next step up right hip, and landed on the wall to the left. I pumped the next small hip hard due to that mistake and being lined up on the left instead of the right, and still cased it a little. The next setup jump was fine before the satellite step up, which I barely over cleared and then cased the landing slightly. Regardless of casing that or not, I was going to pedal for the next straight sender. If you land that anywhere near the top, that last big ramp double is pretty fun.

My TR500 was awesome on Trestle DH, but was not ideal for this trail, I think my Patrol or most capable 6/7 inch bikes would be perfect. My 2.5 DH tires were at 29/30 PSI. More pressure or non-stick rubber would be my choice for going back and cruising with a bit more rolling speed, giving me more of a chance to play around on the jumps.

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Added a comment about press release Vital is Hiring: Data Entry Clerks 6/15/2017 6:01 PM
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Or put that foot into bturman's chest, injuries leave possible jobs open...

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Added a comment about video SRAM Presents: Brandon Semenuk - Simplicity 6/14/2017 6:55 AM
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I wish 'style' played a little bigger part in some of the slopestyle that goes on. Despite the banger tricks, this just looks awesome.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 5:26 AM

One of the best things about MTB racing (XC and DH) is the lack of regulations on the bikes from the UCI. The lack of regulations is what makes MTB racing what it is, and has allowed this sport to evolve with different types of bikes, suspension used...more

Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 7:04 PM
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The F1 comparisons are nice to hear, and make the F1 paddock sound like the ultimate thing, but they have regulations galore. Specifically in wheels/tires. Years back they even had dimension rules, back when there were multiple tire suppliers. Michelin was able to engineer a tire that would 'stretch' during the course of a race, and it would pass checks before the race, then be discarded after. F1 finally caught on to the larger surface area, and limited the diameter before and after, squashing this temporary advantage.

In my mind, the purpose of a racing governing body, like the UCI, is to promote racing. An equipment advantage isn't fun to see. NASCAR has restrictor plates, and a bunch of other rules to promote tight racing. Motocross makes rules governing some things like stock engine cases and frames, so the richest of the teams don't run away with everything more than they already do. F1 took away full tread tires, and the cars have fractions of the grip they could. The purpose of a governing body isn't to make the fastest race. That's what land speed records are for. Sometimes a governing body is for driver/rider safety. Many times it is to promote close racing. In either instance, I'm with Loic, in that sketchy looking (but possibly slower absolute speed) is a good thing. Tight times and similar equipment are good for racing, and to the people that want 29ers for other things, even DH, have at it. But at the elite level, a rider should always shine brightest.

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