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Added a comment about photo 2015 GT Sensor X 7/18/2014 11:04 PM
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Sad to see the downgrade from the Kore Cubix stem to this heavy looking RaceFace one.

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Added a comment about photo First Look: 2015 Mongoose Boot’r 27.5 7/8/2014 4:02 PM
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Honestly looks like they went even more budget, rather than improve with the new redesigns.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Shimano XTR Cranks FC-M9000 7/2/2014 9:12 PM
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Those bolt covers remind me of aftermarket car hub caps.

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Fort William World Cup 6/6/2014 3:15 PM
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Aaron Gwin 4:44.44
Rachel Atherton 5:24.44

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings - Fort William, Scotland World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 6/6/2014 10:26 AM
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R Cunningham looking good this year. Interesting to see others with expectations from him.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Shimano XTR Di2 Electronic Shifting for MTB 5/30/2014 10:31 AM
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Synchro shift reminds me of that one grip shifter that shifted both front and rear derailleurs, which showed up at Interbike or Sea otter a few years ago. This syncro shift turns that 3x11 into a 11+3 or 2x11 into 11+2, for a total of 14 or 13 gears. Goes to show that you just need a tiny bit of extra range on each end and SRAM XX1 delivers just that, and offers designers the path to efficiently design for a single ring only.

I still want a good affordable 1x system. Perhaps if SRAM made their cassette for $100 or less... at this point, I'll be waiting to buy a new bike with it, or just "upgrade" my 10spd with an E13 ex cog, paired with RaceFace narrow wide ring, if I'm too impatient.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings - Cairns, Australia World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In 4/23/2014 11:28 PM
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I'm liking these Power Rankings. I agree with this one for the most part. I didn't have any bets on Hill either, considering the story about his incident with the kangaroo. Not sure why Brook MacDonald's still on this though. Shocked that Danny Hart isn't on this. Love how the young guys are kicking ass. Loic Bruni was my fav last year.

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/11/2014 9:15 AM
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Aaron Gwin: 3:59:88
Manon Carpenter: 4:38:52

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014 4/1/2014 10:41 AM
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Turqoise and hot pink?

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Added a comment about product review 2014 Test Sessions: Diamondback Mason FS Pro 3/25/2014 9:52 PM
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I thought it felt really good on jumps too. Good candidate for raw, open, and faster terrain. Felt pretty good sprinting into descents that I normally coasted into. Thing didn't really care what was in the trail; it just kept going straight without slowing down. Just had to pay attention to the turns, slowing down accordingly and taking the best line to maintain speed. One of the bikes I demo'd that I'd love to demo on some other trails, at least for the novelty factor, but not to own, as I'd be sad on the climbs. It had super balanced suspension, a long wheelbase, and wheels that were glued to the ground, but felt like a trampoline if you didn't pedal smoothly. I think this is one of those bikes that could transform a roadie turned rookie MTBer into a someone that can ride the same stuff as an above average experienced technical rider instantly.

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Added a comment about photo Mateusz Domagała Fr 3/20/2014 3:21 PM
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Didn't go too overboard on the dynamic range. Nice.

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Added a comment about photo Santa Cruz V10 Bottom Out 3/14/2014 9:26 PM
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Duncan Philpott has Midas's Touch with a camera.

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Added a comment about video Mountain Bike Math: Switchback Analysis 2/4/2014 10:52 AM
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Saw this in Enduro magazine first. Good stuff.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Source Paragon 25L Hydration Pack 1/31/2014 12:37 PM
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Slick, a Deuter-like pack that actually has color and style that's bearable. Being lightweight is a big plus. I thought my Osprey Raptor, which replaced my ugly Deuter was kind of heavy. Sadly, I think that the magnetic hose stowage was what sold me. When I was in FL and NY, I loved the tapered shape of the Deuter, and how it can duck under tree branches and not snag, but that doesn't really help me anymore now that I'm in the middle of a desert, unless I head far off to the mountains.

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Added a comment about slideshow RACE REPORT: DH Action from Round 1 of the 2014 Australian National Series 1/20/2014 3:27 PM
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#19, looks like he's magically cornering without his tires on the ground. Great pic!

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Added a comment about product review 2014 Test Sessions: Intense Carbine 29 1/20/2014 3:17 PM
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The bonus gallery's slideshow was still too fast on the slow setting. I see from the photos that you scratched and beat up that bike, yet it still looked sharp. For some reason, in the action photos, all I saw was the bike and the terrain. It took me at least 3 looks to notice those goofy blue outfits you guys had on.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Connor Fearon's Kona Supreme Operator 1/19/2014 3:22 PM
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Got the NZ DH 1st round covered too? Big names there too, such as Blenki, Benard Kerr, George Brannigan, Cam Cole, Wyn Masters, Nick Beer, etc.

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