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Those flow trails were really fun!

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Liked a comment on the item ​2017 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 2/21/2017 6:24 AM

You're right, there are a lot of other good bikes out there. No doubt about it! I think we snuck in a few smaller brands this year with bikes from Evil, Guerrilla Gravity, and Ellsworth. Cheers for the feedback. We'll consider it for the future.

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On the 9t issue of taking a couple pedal strokes to get the chain down there, you may want to double check your freehub body length/chain to frame clearance in the 9t cog. I've run this cassette on a few different wheels, and one of them had a freehub body that was shorter than the Sram xD driver specs call for, and the chain ended up rubbing the frame on the 9t cog. As long as the freehub driver is the correct length per Sram xD specs, I've had no issues or lag getting the chain onto the 9t.

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Liked a comment on the item Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/9/2017 10:38 AM

Think he put his gf's jeans on by mistake

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No way, fanny packs hold the essentials and don't give you a sweaty back

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Liked a comment on the item What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 10:05 PM

Agreed on their sizing. Have gotten much better since they came out with 2.4s and such. Measurement is from a Rekon+ that is set up tubeless, been sitting on the shop floor at 20-30psi for close to a month now. Had it sitting next to a Mojo 3 with 2.8 schwalbe nics. The difference surprised me, so...more

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Good to know. I wonder if the 5mm of rim width makes a significant difference on those tires.

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 6:42 PM
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With regards to actual tire sizes, I've measured a lot of them and am curious about your Maxxis 2.8 measurement.
On 40mm inner width rims, after at least 24 hours of stretching, and measured at 20 psi with an inner tube, I measured 2.70" and 2.67" on two different Maxxis 27.5 x 2.8 tires. They have a tolerance on sizing, and tend to come in a little undersized, but 2.55" is pretty far off. Were your measurements immediate upon install, or at a low pressure? Not saying you're wrong, just curious of the details.

The Maxxis 27.5 x 2.6 tires I have measured on i35 rims were 2.50" and 2.52", measured at 30psi with an inner tube, after about 24 hours of stretching.


I do agree that more accurate tire labeling would be nice. To their credit, Maxxis is a lot better than they used to be. Those 2.8's are the farthest from true sizing I have seen from them on any semi recent design.

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Liked a comment on the item Guerilla Gravity Megatrail 11/8/2016 11:12 AM

time to get your eyes checked bro

Liked a comment on the item Guerilla Gravity Megatrail 11/8/2016 11:12 AM

If by "Specialized SX Trail" you mean GG MegaTrail then absolutely. You're dead on

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Added reply in a thread How to be a better rider 9/16/2016 10:24 AM

The dicking about picture is hilarious

Added reply in a thread Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/30/2016 3:39 PM

In general, I prefer 1 day formats due to the vacation time issue mentioned. Otherwise, people with more time off get an advantage by showing up to practice on Thursday, easy practice on Friday, and then they're more fresh for racing. However, it's still ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 8/18/2016 9:35 AM

^^^ This. If Hill doesn't make it to World Champs, that sucks, and it would seem like the end of an era. But, keep in mind, bumping the "next Sam Hill" from the World's team to let somebody else in that hasn't been performing as well doesn't make sense. ... more »

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That looks like a new version of a Minion SS

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Added reply in a thread Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/20/2016 9:40 PM

I stopped buying a USAC license or racing USAC races a couple years ago because I was tired of this crap.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's YT Tues with New Orange FOX 40 7/7/2016 9:55 PM

Them onza tires lookin good!

Liked a comment on the item The Downhill Speed Machine: Guerrilla Gravity's Updated 2016 GG/DH 7/5/2016 3:14 PM

this WILL be my next bike... GOODBYE MY BELOVED SESSION....

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Yep, it's coming soon!

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