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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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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin No G-Out 4/21/2015 3:05 AM
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Added a comment about video Sun[day] 4/21/2015 3:03 AM
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I want a silent rear hub like that.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 4/15/2015 3:32 PM
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"New lightweight hubs feature..." what, besides having 28 spokes and hand-built Shimano quality? Sounds like they wanted to say something about them, but forgot.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes - More Consistent, Lighter, Easier Service 4/10/2015 9:53 PM
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Following the path that Shimano took years ago. I found that if my bike was locking up from the power of Shimano's brakes, it was often the cause of flexy fork, frame, and crappy tires. A demo ride on stiff frame like a Yeti SB6c with Float 36 and High Roller 2s made that clear.

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Added a comment about photo BDS 1, Ae Forest Podium 4/7/2015 7:36 PM
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Duncan's probably holding up a big check on the photographer's podium with his work here.

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Added a comment about photo Craig Evans, British Downhill Series 1, Ae Forest 4/7/2015 7:33 PM
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That natural vignette

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 4/3/2015 7:54 PM
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Looks like just the spider is new to me.

Personally, if there's no clearance issues with the chainstay, I'd continue to use the 49mm chainline cranks, just to make it so the chainline is better in the 42t cog, as it annoys me greatly that the chain drops to a small cog when I backpedal.

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks 3/18/2015 7:21 PM
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157mm rear with 1x ring on the outer position of 3x spider on normal 73mm crank.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Australian National Champs DH 3/17/2015 12:10 AM
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It's not like 6" bikes haven't evolved to handle DH tracks better than DH bikes of years past and it's not like pedaling or sprinting is something DH racers shouldn't have to do. I love seeing Mic Hannah and Blenki pedal it out. Judging by how PMB and other tracks transformed over the years, I think it's safe to say the race venue organizers agree with you. Just trying to emphasize how big a factor other things are, like logistics, and how that matters more than how interesting a few parts of the track seem to online spectators.

Might as well just say straight up, you want to see quality footage of the big names riding this track, most importantly, with Rob Warner commentating. Unless you feel that this place being chosen as host for a huge money event would be only way to validate things. Rob Warner commentary on something that excites him = gold.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Australian National Champs DH 3/15/2015 8:53 PM
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World Cup worthy? I dunno, looks like some other tracks. It'd have to be better than Val Di Sole, regarding logistics, convenient area for pits, spectators and film crew, and have nearby tracks for XC and other events. I kind of like how there's a variety, like groomed Leogang, long open sprints in PMB, long natural terrain with lots of line choice in Vallnord, short and quick insanity in Windham, greasy jungle/rain forest muck in Cairns, steep slopes in Champery... visiting all these places in 1 season tests riders' skill all-around, and not just how they handle the "brutal" stuff.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/11/2015 10:12 PM
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Hybrid external/internal routing! Housing and hose goes through full length downtube armor! Best of both worlds! Innovation!

Di2 compatible battery compartment can be used as storage compartment for tools, and serves as port for internal vacuum aerogel-insulated water bladder! Bottle mount under downtube doubles to store a spare tube! iSWeAT coming Spring 2017, co-developed with NASA, DARPA, and CERN with future-proof space age technology!

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/11/2015 5:07 PM
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Please give a source that shows the RC is the "same" as the RCT3. It could be as similar as the FIT RLC compared to the FIT CTD or FIT RC2.

Charger refers to the style of damper, similar to how FIT refers to Fox's version of it. They have tunes specific to the BoXXer and a DJ version of the Pike. Would you also predict that the RL would be more sensitive than the RLT or RCT3 in MoCo style of damper, due to its simplicity?

There's no predicting here. The difference in how they feel is painfully obvious to me. Was trying to convince my LBS that something was up, but they find it's normal and suggested to send it in for service, but I serviced it myself. It feels better than before, but still not as good as my RCT3. I have to put in like 35 psi to get it to ~25% sag for my weight (145 lbs, no tokens), while the pressure guide suggests 55 psi, and I still have trouble getting full travel. It was worse before...

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Specialized Enduro Elite 650B 3/10/2015 3:47 AM
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Now I can say I'm not the only one with that Pike RC problem. I've resorted to expelling the air pressure from the lowers, on top of using slick honey on the inside of the wiper seal, to try and make it more sensitive. I have a RCT3 aftermarket version on my 26 that feels much much better.

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Added a comment about video Biking Åre - Easy Rider 2/28/2015 2:18 PM
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Looks really fun for a groomed bike park trail. Had to take a closer look at that lower section.

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Added a comment about slideshow Inside Maxima Racing Oils - Now in MTB 2/19/2015 6:47 PM
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I read a rumor that "Maxima Ultra4 0W-30 Motorcycle Engine Oil" is the equivalent of Rock Shox Pike 0W-30 Susp Fork Fluid.

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Added a comment about photo Pumptrack Flow 2/16/2015 7:00 PM
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Pulled that form out of the mtb text book

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