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Reply to As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/18/2015 6:59 PM

I like the intros to each rider, their physical stats (weight, fitness, height, inseam), riding styles, biking background, and such. If I find one that has similar beliefs to me, I might just follow them, and would like to know what their personal rankings ... more »

Reply to As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/18/2015 6:43 PM

I look for comparisons, shoot-outs, and references to current popular choices. I also like a bit of myth/misconception busting, and like challenges to current "king-of-the-hills" when it comes to a certain category. I like claims/statements to be backed ... more »

Reply to World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 1:19 PM

Can confirm that this is accurate. National Championships are worth quite a bit of points, while some national series races aren't worth that much in comparison to a World Cup. UCI points don't matter that much anyways, as fans and media aren't following ... more »

Reply to World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 12:15 PM

GBR with the MTB dream team.

Reply to Extended cog ring $$$$ 7/17/2015 10:46 PM

Hard materials like 7075-T6 apparently take a lot of machining time when milled from billet. They've got to program it and run a large enough batch to make the programming time worth it (can take ~8 hours to program the machine). Time is money with those ... more »

Reply to Seeking video, cave exit on cliff wall, steep rock roll 7/15/2015 7:57 PM

Well, the one with PEF was good too.

Reply to Seeking video, cave exit on cliff wall, steep rock roll 7/15/2015 2:11 PM

That's exactly it. Maybe it wasn't a video... oh well. Thanks! Did a reverse image search on it to find the source and *now* it shows up on my google image search, on the 3rd row down.

Reply to do you flip your bike upside down to put on your front wheel? 6/6/2015 1:41 AM

Semi-related question, how do you hang your bike when doing fork servicing? I just stick another fork into the bike, since I have a spare and I only have wall hooks, feedback floor display stands, and my 1 feedback workstand. I figured I'd hook the saddle ... more »

Reply to Bike Rack on a Scion FR-S 6/5/2015 3:58 PM

Don't F up the body of your FR-S by using a trunk rack. Here's an example of someone needing to transport his bike with a FR-S, after losing their truck.

Reply to do you flip your bike upside down to put on your front wheel? 6/4/2015 8:07 AM

The front's pretty easy to do upright, but gets knocked over easily, doing even more damage, so I usually do it upside down with something soft like my gloves padding the vulnerable bits. Same reasons for the rear, even though cage lock makes it so easy. ... more »

Reply to Insane speed along cliffside PoV video, spain/south america? 5/20/2015 10:16 AM

I believe I found it: Not as gnarly or had as close of a call as I remembered.

Reply to The Battle Of Axle Standards! 4/7/2015 4:08 PM

RC is a sensationalist journalist. By stating that you usually believe in him, but don't this time, emphasizes the fact that what he publishes is questionable, which is how I see everything he writes. If you speak to him candidly, face to face, you'd ... more »

Reply to The Battle Of Axle Standards! 4/3/2015 8:19 PM

This is where bikes like the Banshee Prime shines as an example. Swappable dropouts allow 157x12 rear, if you want the strongest wheel, but you still have a 73mm BB. Can run a 1x if you put the chainring on the outer position on a triple. If the Fox ... more »

Reply to Benefits in upgraded pulleys 2/19/2015 5:04 PM

The more teeth it has, the less the chain has to pivot around its pins to wrap around it, therefore less friction (and a longer lasting chain).

Reply to XTR Di2 2/19/2015 4:52 PM

I'd rather have wires and have a battery that lasts for weeks, than wireless and a battery that barely lasts 6 hours.

Reply to Middle of the road, All around tubeless rim? 11/25/2014 3:52 PM

I believe Stan's and WTB are old news. They've been recommended through word of mouth for years for little more reason than being recommended by many, when compared to the latest rims. Nice to be the first thing most people think of, when someone asks ... more »

Reply to Helmet vs bar mount headlights? 10/26/2014 12:42 PM

I tried to run bar mounted light by itself and took a blind boulder roller/drop and planted my front wheel where I last remember the good line was. I painfully discovered that the line was very recently re-made to be easier to roll with a neatly stacked ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 7:21 PM

Sam Hill and Danny Hart going to Intense, paired up with Shaun Palmer... that would be the dream team. Heck, throw in Blenki and start making movies of them riding and I'll be throwing money at my screen.

Reply to Best and worst purchases 12/29/2013 3:39 PM

Best: 1-Deity Compound platform pedals 2-RaceFace NarrowWide Chainring 3-Giro DJ Gloves 4-DeFeet Aireator mid-calf socks 5-Shimano XT 786 RD shadow+ (would be higher, but it's eaten 2 cables so far) Worst: 1-Stan's Rubber tubeless conversion strip (didn't ... more »

Reply to BRAD is riding his Blur from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler 7/4/2011 7:45 AM

That bar thingee-ma-jig from April Fools that turns gravity machines to pedaling machines, after you replace your rear shock with it, might have come in handy. JK JK :D