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Liked a comment about press release First Athlete Names Released for Inaugural Pinnacle 10-Racer Head-To-Head DH Championships 8/17/2014 7:46 AM
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except that many of the best/top DH racers are way better than you and have expressed opinions before that an event like this would be incredibly awesome. Have some faith in the world's best DH racers, they have a lot more control than you could ever imagine. This is an awesome idea for an event and if you have the slightest inclination of how gnarly motoX is or how reckless the WC DH race runs are, you'll know this will be nothing outrageous. It's like no one has ever heard of the Megavalanche event either... that's way more sketch in many regards to this idea and no, 40ft. drops doesn't mean they'll actually be dropping 40ft vert. Instead of basing negative opinions solely on press releases, how about waiting until the actual event or footage of the trail? Of course the official press releases look/sound stupid.

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Liked a comment about photo Jared Graves' Prototype Long-Travel Yeti SB6C with Switch Infinity 7/24/2014 4:37 PM
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I love it!! Last week all the buzz was over there new 127mm travel bike. I commented on how that wasn't enough travel compared to all the other bike competition out there, at which point I received about -30. Several people commented that I didn't know what I was talking about cause Graves was killing it on a shorter travel bike...... Now a few days later he's riding 157mm of travel. Case closed.

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Liked a comment about feature First Look: Shimano XTR Di2 Electronic Shifting for MTB 5/31/2014 7:19 AM
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It's not the price. I don't care how much it costs because I'll still buy what I can afford. There are two big reasons why I am a "hater": it retains the front derailleur and it is a solution for something that is not broken.

I despise front derailleurs and see their existence as the main obstacle preventing stronger and lighter frames with better geometry. As long as frame manufacturers have to design around the front derailleur, frames will always have compromises in strength, weight, and/or dimensions. The bearing that receives the highest load is the drive-side main pivot bearing, which has to be moved inward to accommodate the FD, which means that area has to be reinforced to accommodate the less than ideal bearing position. Additionally, chain stays have to be made longer to ensure the tire clears the FD.

Secondly, modern cable shifters work very well and are pretty dang reliable. They work without a secondary energy source, in horrible conditions, and are serviceable trail-side with commonly found parts that cost less than a pack of gum (e.g. shifter cables). The rear derailleur is much more of an Achilles' heel than cable shifters, but this system tries to reinvent the robust part (shifter) and does nothing to improve the vulnerable part (rear derailleur). Significant money and R&D time spent for what? So they can release a "new" technology and gain back some credibility for being a drivetrain technology leader because their biggest competitor keeps taking their market share in that category year after year?

It's cool, no doubt, but so are a lot of ideas that don't really fix anything. That's why I'm a "hater."

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Liked a comment about video This Is Peaty - Season 3 Trailer! 5/4/2014 9:42 AM
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"you not gonna sing bro?"
hahahahahaha this guy is a legend

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Liked a comment about video This Is Peaty - Season 3 Trailer! 5/4/2014 9:42 AM
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Liked a comment about feature First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 7:57 PM
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Be right back........gotta go drop 5 grand on a new bike with different whlz before I can use your 60 dollar tire.

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: RockShox BoXXer with Charger Damper 4/3/2014 4:48 AM
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Sven, thanks for the review. Your first ride response here exactly mirrored mine on the Pike. I actually called my local shop to chat a bit because I figured for sure something was wrong, but they basically told me "Nope, they're that good!"

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: RockShox BoXXer with Charger Damper 4/1/2014 2:32 PM
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Offer a new fork, AND allow 2010+ owners a way to keep their fork current?!? High five RockShox!

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: Enve Direct Mount Carbon Stem 3/22/2014 6:35 AM
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But Wentz, I remember when you use to drill holes in your axels and only run 3 rotor bolts to save a few grams. Man times are changing. Lol

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: Enve Direct Mount Carbon Stem 3/22/2014 6:35 AM
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