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Turqoise and hot pink?
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George Brannigan should have at least earned a mention.
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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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Q: If you had to ride one bike for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Dave Weagle: ...
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Didn't go too overboard on the dynamic range. Nice.
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Duncan Philpott has Midas's Touch with a camera.
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Saw this in Enduro magazine first. Good stuff.
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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.
#19, looks like he's magically cornering without his tires on the ground. Great pic!
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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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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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Did you test on the lower travel setting?
Really nice looking trail. What's with the inconsistent build quality? In some parts, it looks very professionally made and well thought out for low maintenance considering how wet it can get, but in a few bits in the vid it looks amateur.
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Is this what Winter looks like there?
Wonder what it was about my post that was found negative. Do VitalMTB members really like those 6.5k carbon bikes? I was implying that if people spent as much money on trails as they did on bikes, there could be a lot of these around.
Congrats on the new trail. Hope you guys get more work. The world needs more legal fun-to-ride trails. A man demands variety and trails designed with bikes in mind ride much better than the standard public multi-use ones.
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Looks like they came in with the philosophy: why spend 6.5k on a fancy carbon FS bike made to tame the chaos when you can spend 1.5k on a very nice bike and 5k on a trail without any real chaos, but looks pretty fun (at least for a short while)...
Is it a coincidence that all of them still have chainguides?
This makes it seem that it's the latest trend to have a piggyback shock and flat pedals too. :D
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Where's the cable for the dropper post? Looks like you're just using it as a "fixed" seat post.
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Delivered in a well-executed unexcited monotone manner. Perhaps coincidentally, that happens to describe my reaction to this award.