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Added reply in a thread World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 1:19 PM

Can confirm that this is accurate. National Championships are worth quite a bit of points, while some national series races aren't worth that much in comparison to a World Cup. UCI points don't matter that much anyways, as fans and media aren't following ... more »

Added reply in a thread World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 12:15 PM

GBR with the MTB dream team.

Added a comment about press release SRAM Goes Steel With New X-SYNC 1x Chainrings 8/25/2015 12:18 PM
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Who cares about that, considering the price and the potential durability? Now I have a reason to keep the XX1's 94 bcd spider.

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Added a comment about photo Saracen Carbon Proto at Val di Sole 8/19/2015 2:08 PM
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Hope that cable routing doesn't cause problems with shifting/braking.

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Added a comment about photo Atherton's Carbon Stan's ZTR DH Wheels 8/19/2015 2:05 PM
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Smooth sticker mod, Rach.

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Liked a comment on the item Spy Shot: BH Lynx 8 Downhill Bike 8/19/2015 10:08 AM

A note from Weagle:


It was 18 months ago when I designed the susp. & geo. for this bike, first time I'm seeing it is right now, thanks @VitalMTB!

— Dave Weagle (@daveweagle) August 18, 2015

Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 8/13/2015 9:10 AM
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"Short stems provide stability" how is this true? I believed that they eased/quickened up steering, useful for slack bikes that fought steering inputs (and flopped more readily if you steered too much). If you didn't widen your bars when shortening your stem, it shifted weight back a little more and allowed you to get further back.

Is part 2 out? Wondering if it ever mentions that as reach and stack height increase, flickability decreases. For example, who goes for the long frame option (when they can fit on small) and increases travel (to 140+) on their DJ bikes and prefers it that way for flickability (ease of throwing it around)?

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Added a comment about photo Luke Strobel's Prototype 27.5 Evil Insurgent 8/12/2015 7:27 PM
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I like the carved look.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Windham World Cup DH Finals - Mind = Blown 8/8/2015 3:27 PM

the gap between gwin and minnaar is the same as the gap between minnaar and 15th place. unreal.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying from Windham World Cup Downhill 8/7/2015 8:03 PM

Phil the Thrill! 24th - smokin! hometownhero

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Wild in Windham 8/7/2015 1:34 AM
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Love watching blenki

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Added a comment about video SO FAST! Thomas Vanderham Rallies The New 2016 Rocky Mountain Maiden DH Bike 8/6/2015 1:26 AM
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Props Anthill Films for another great vid.

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Maxxis Aggressor Tire with Double Down Casing 8/5/2015 8:53 PM
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This was announced back in March. It's the Maxxis Aggressor. Double Down is the new tougher Enduro casing.

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Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Dean Lucas' Devinci Wilson Carbon 7/31/2015 10:13 PM

3 pics that show how the bike is actually built, the rest are shallow depth of field nothingness. more useful pics please.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Mont Sainte Anne DH Rock Smashing 7/31/2015 5:21 PM
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After watching this vid, I'm fairly convinced that bar width is connected to hip width and mobility. Those with narrow hips and decent width bars like Ratboy at 2:10 look like they are so free to move on the bike, and in a comfy place. Those with the bars a lot lower than the hip and standing kind of tall, like Gee, look kind of awkward on the bike.

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Added reply in a thread Extended cog ring $$$$ 7/17/2015 10:46 PM

Hard materials like 7075-T6 apparently take a lot of machining time when milled from billet. They've got to program it and run a large enough batch to make the programming time worth it (can take ~8 hours to program the machine). Time is money with those ... more »

Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Cam Zink, U.S. National Champs DH, Mammoth 7/17/2015 5:25 PM
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I've not seen anyone plow through rock gardens at race speed chunkier than the ones at 1:00 in.

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Added a comment about video Fontana vs Gracia - The Challenge 7/16/2015 1:52 PM
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Cool way to market. Definitely got me to watch through it, rather than completely pass over it as a Northwave ad, considering I don't ride clipless.

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Added reply in a thread Seeking video, cave exit on cliff wall, steep rock roll 7/15/2015 7:57 PM

Well, the one with PEF was good too.