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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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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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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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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 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 a comment about video Medieval Times Meets Mountain Bikes 7/10/2015 12:56 PM
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Puy du Fou, French bike theme park you say?

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's Super Clean Specialized S-Works Demo for Leogang 6/11/2015 12:34 PM
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Nice and efficient mechanic setup. BEEF. Hope that's not a tall can of silicone-based polish in the back.

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Added a comment about photo Cody Kelley's Marin Mount Vision 140 6/7/2015 10:02 AM
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Badass setup. That modded XTR shifter...

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Added a comment about feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Fort William, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 6/6/2015 6:28 AM
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Neko Mulally 4:45.00
Rachel Atherton 5:45.00

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 BOS Dizzy Fork 6/4/2015 2:08 PM
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Wow, the bushing bulge on the lowers looks so much lower than on RockShox's offerings... that certainly plays a big role in providing the extra stiffness and less bushing bind. Further apart = better for suspension performance, but the stanchions need to be that much longer (heavier) and need to have tight tolerance before they hit the inside-bottom of the lowers at max travel (no travel adjust, requiring unique parts for specific fork travel). That all said, if the Lefty had damping on a BOS level, I'd be all over that. The 45mm offset on this is a turn-off.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Easton Haven Carbon 27.5 Wheelset 6/2/2015 2:34 PM
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I also wish the hub had more PoE. It clunks loudly when engaging, especially when you have an uneven pedal stroke. Reminds me of a 18 PoE DT, it's so annoying. If it engaged with less noise and shock/feedback, I wouldn't notice it as much (and be less annoyed).

Gnarly chunk you got there. That last pic reminds me of the Stairway to Hell in Noble Canyon. I rode that for the first time about a week ago and felt like my SJ EVO 26 with XC rear tire was undergunned. Pinch flatted it there even at 40 psi (pumped it up hard after the 1st pinch flat, and it was my last tube)...

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Enduro World Series Ireland Stage 6 with Iago Garay 5/23/2015 6:26 PM
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Sounds like he's going through a windstorm.

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