Added reply in a thread Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/17/2016 5:00 PM

Looks like the lower eyelet is high above the downtube and very close to the seat tube, generally in the same spot as Full Floater. Could be either fixed or floating, but can't tell from the pic because it's hidden from sight. My impression is that they're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/17/2016 5:00 AM

Looks like subtle changes to tube shaping and positioning. Looks like they moved the entire seat tube back, altered the downtube to swoop less, increase tube diameters towards the front of the tubes and bottom of the seat tube, and longer seatstays. ... more »

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2017 Formula Selva Fork 8/13/2016 4:49 PM
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A2C can vary due to their use of coil springs for the negative spring.

Pump in air for a very light rider and you get a shorter A2C; pump in air for a very heavy rider and you get a longer A2C. It's more honest and accurate to say +/- 5mm, to ensure there's no dramatic social media/forum firestorm about lying about A2C, when it's actually measured/compared by consumers.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill 8/6/2016 4:38 PM
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Didn't expect to see Loic back on the podium so soon after his shoulder injury.

Pretty unreal looking pan shot from Duncan too.

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Added a comment about photo Cody Kelley's Yeti SB5.5c 7/29/2016 8:49 PM
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Anything new in the Spec pits, related to this? https://www.facebook.com/jaredgravesmtb/photos/a.139658266054723.20280.131821530171730/1163998980287308/?type=3&theater

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Added a comment about photo RockShox Super Deluxe with Remote Lock-Out for Cecile Ravanel? 7/29/2016 3:55 AM
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Piggyback shocks have lockouts?

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Added reply in a thread the best cheap enduro bike 7/28/2016 6:27 PM

Well, AU throws a wrench in anything I know. I'd be checking out the Giant Reign. Can probably talk them down to $3000 for the base model. How much do the Canyon Strive and Whyte G160 run?

Added reply in a thread Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 7/28/2016 5:54 PM

^ SC and Yeti maybe realizes that no one's trying to pedal *while* taking a huge hit that uses up 60+% of their travel. Isn't recommended sag *also* dependent on shock rate curves? - Santa Cruz's leverage is highest at their recommended sag, for max ... more »

Added reply in a thread Canfield Brothers Unveils CBF™ Suspension Patent 7/28/2016 5:32 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but did CB just patent something that makes their dual link mimic a single pivot in terms of pedaling efficiency? That relation between chainline and center of curvature looks exactly like having a single pivot located at the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Which bike do you regret buying? 7/22/2016 11:52 PM

Yeti SB95 and Evil Following for 2 different reasons. The Yeti SB95 was the purchase that broke my 1-bike quiver days. It made me wonder which bike suit me best, and I started becoming a bike whore from then on. It was a very good bike. Just too good, ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Tool Couldn't You Live Without? 7/22/2016 10:42 PM

Some form of internet, for everything from manuals, to music.

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/22/2016 5:53 AM

Some of you guys probably would enjoy playing around with an EBB.

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/19/2016 4:32 PM

What's with the controversial title, now that you've corrected the misunderstandings, misled by your original post? "Short chainstays suck" = Short chainstays aren't always better. Longer is better for taller riders, racers, and bikes with longer fronts? ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/19/2016 12:23 AM

I think it boils down to people riding what they're used to. If it's different, there will be "growing pains" in getting used to it. Trying to use the bike in a way similar to their last, and seeing it struggle (wheelies, manuals, etc.), is seen as a ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 7/13/2016 6:07 PM

Nice, a major redesign of the rear hub! Love outside-the-box thinking. Wonder if Yeti will run this standard somewhat exclusively on their bikes... well, if Cannondale can do it...

Added a comment about video Game On! Hot Lap with Brines and Whiteford 7/12/2016 6:43 PM
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Gimbal makes the PoV style much more watchable. I'm tempted to try one out myself, but it seems like one would need to learn how to fix them, to save them after all the damage they take. :D

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Added a comment about photo Disc Brake Anti-Vibration 5/16/2016 8:36 PM
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Looks like it could be a basic Tuned Mass Damper.

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Added a comment about photo Richie Rude's Bike 5/15/2016 7:00 PM
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6c. The SB 29ers only have 1 internal port on the right side (no FD), and generally a shorter head tube.

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Added a comment about photo Jared Graves' BlackBox Rear Shock 5/15/2016 6:55 PM
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What dial? You mean that giant knurled black ring at the top that's as big as the air can's diameter itself?

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2017 Santa Cruz Tallboy 29/27.5+ 4/26/2016 2:14 AM
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It's got a vein popping out of its seat tube.

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