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Added a comment about feature First Look: 9point8 Pulse Stepper Seatpost 5/22/2013 2:42 AM
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Yes "the market" does not know what it wants. 5" or more travel and any engineer and R&D guy will tell you that you can cross out -reliability and -no bushing play immediately if you are not into a 500mm long post which will weigh 600g or more and fit only a few Large or XL frames. Most droppers use less than 4cm bushing offset, put frkn 150mm slider and expect it to not wear bushings fast, especialy under a heavier rider

Market wants: reliable, strong, stiff, light, proven and cheap!

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Fabien Barel's Canyon Strive AL 9.0 Race 4/12/2013 7:16 AM
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hehe Bike Sweden what a load of typical marketing stuff you are throwing in here, obvious facts, equipment that nearly every serious bike company must have (apparently Evil probably didn't...). I thought one of the most serious magazines is called Happymtb that has special relationship with Canyon and Rose brands along with Merida (for some reason). You sound like you bought one and you are making tons of post-rationalizing. Let's face it, those bikes were crap in terms of geometry and stiffness of the rear end. They were bloody cheap, that's all. But I believe and I am sure that Fabien along with Dudes of Hazard will finaly turn it all into a really great thing.

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Added a comment about news blog What Really Happened During Aaron Gwin's 2012 World Champs Race Run 9/4/2012 4:27 AM
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They might have been testing XTR Di2 brakes and something electric went down, transmitter or something. You know, a great advantage to them is that there is no fluid so they don't cook as easily but daaaem electronics keep them away from MTB!

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Added a comment about feature What Should Replace UCI 4X? 9/23/2011 9:12 AM
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SRC racing - Schadenfreud Roadie Carnage? - Roadies from TDF in ballerina clothes on CX bikes riding Fort William track?

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Added a comment about video 4 Ways to Ride 9/19/2011 2:48 AM
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Heh, Christoph and Burry are riding niners, great to see them all riding together. Though I'd love to see some Spec roadie there as well :D - at least one guy on flats, even Darren put on those ballerinas, thanks Sam!

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Added a comment about video Bryceland and Hart do the 1:04 10/27/2010 11:30 AM
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4:40 as stated... oh fo fa sake! of fo faaaa... faaa, faaa... I think might eventualy get tome turett after watching that.. faaa fo faaaa! I mean that wasn't the least steep thing I ever saw, and that wasn't the widest and tallest burm in the world... faa fo.. faaaaaa!

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Added a comment about video Santa Cruz Bicycles Failblog Style Video 10/25/2010 10:59 AM
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Massive Bailer, buahahah.... kidwoo you just elevated the game...

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Added reply in a thread Fender bender freakout 10/8/2010 4:13 AM

Guy was too nice, but what happened I believe is this males slef defence mechanism, it must be something primal. Our brains just switch to thinking: an angry woman is always right! never argue with an angry woman, especially one in pain. But I have a ... more »

Added reply in a thread Minnar for a Million!?! 9/29/2010 10:33 AM

I am calm, I feel cool actualy... I'm just trying to be creative

I'm damaged, I look at the world from a completely different perspective...

Added reply in a thread Minnar for a Million!?! 9/29/2010 6:44 AM

this ain't gonna be funny when it develops a DH violence kind of thing, with supporters banging on each other. Especialy in Britain! Two reasons: football violence tradition and so many good riders coming out of there. I see it in the news already Today ... more »

Added reply in a thread Minnar for a Million!?! 9/29/2010 5:32 AM

FFS... this sport is getting like football... this on there this one here, he gets this and this, FFS what's the point of that speculation? why didn't he pass to Bloomberg, hes alooone on the left!" why isn't goalkeeper coming out to him, what an idiot! ... more »

Added a comment about photo Slideshow 9/24/2010 4:07 AM
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Mike and Graney, love these guys tech talks, for not being affraid to laugh out forum morons: please make a talk about Nomad Carbon and I will buy it... convince me that my old Nomad is terrible, as bad as Heckler comparing to this Butcher. Make me feel misrable about my old bike and make me believe that I will gain really a lot, for the money I will loose.

Yours truly devoted WAKi...

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 9/23/2010 11:47 AM
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Love the last sentence: we work with Mark Wier, you know, the worst conditions possible :D

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 9/22/2010 4:19 AM
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yea 3800, and where are you now, you whinies crying out loud about V10carbon price... 3800ffs - MTB is finaly reaching prices of top TT roadies - just put on a Dorado, CaneCreek DB shock, Edge rims on CKhubs, whole SRAM XX kit, RF SIXC cranks, Easton latest CF controls, and we are almost there!

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 9/6/2010 8:59 AM
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Shot 15th is amazing! Always admire you guys for two things, 1 having the finger on the trigger in the right moment, then 2nd delivering such a thing in this split second, zoom, focus etc... ehhh thx for the season photobikeographers!

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Review Queue 8/25/2010 6:03 AM
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Please take this TALAS to some Break Bump Mountain, torture it with breaking on brake bumps, do some flat dropping: I'd love to kno' if ze zravel ashjustment system iz finaly reliable!

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Added a product review for Shimano Saint Hydraulic Disc Brake 7/2/2010 3:33 AM
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Long duty powerful brake.

Rating:

The Good: Power, Minimal fading, great control over the power

The Bad: Weight, bleeding

Overall: This brake is absolutely amazing DH-wise. Best thing about it isn't just power which is terryfying. It is how great you can control it, you can feel the wheel lock point perfectly. Fading is so minimal that for the sake of the rotors I actualy don't recommend it for a DH rookie. It is good to know under which conditions rotor gets cooked. A beginner will cook rotors on long descents as he/she won't feel fading and will not realize when it is time to give the brake a break... I take the star of it only for the weight and bleeding. I wouldn't complain about the weight if Formula The One wasn't there weighing 150g less per brake set. Shimano servo wave levers are probably ones of the heaviest on the market, but the caliper itself is surprisingly quite light when you look at the size of this thing.

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Added a comment about news blog 2011 Spy Shot Roundup 7/2/2010 3:18 AM
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@"slobby: I do not own a Scratch but I have a Nomad which is pretty much something like Sanction. My opinion might be not too relevant basing on that fact, but I do use Nomad in anything from Dirt,XC to FR and DH, though I am not a racer. All I can say is that in my opinion the FORK is the biggest issue, not the frame while we ares in the 140-180mm frame travel range. As long as you own a travel adjustable fork, you cope it with front mech and two sets of tyres lightweight/2ply: bike will be able to do pretty much anything, and pretty much do it well.

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Added a comment about news blog 2011 Spy Shot Roundup 7/2/2010 12:20 AM
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If the mystery frame is not a new prototype from Antidote bikes then I say: broken glass up yer arse whoever you are - you deserve it! That is Antidote guys suspension design. It slightly touches VPP with it's counter rotating links, we'll see what guys from SC will say about it. I hope they're cool with it.

Antidote got some negative comments on LifeLine that shock adjustments are unreachable and that front triangle looks just too simple for such an expensive bike. Perhaps they digested that and did something with it.

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Added a comment about feature 2010 Summer Ride Diary, Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad 6/30/2010 4:21 AM
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DHX Air issues mhm... I heard a lot about the mid travel issues with DHX Air on Nomad, that's why I bought mine with DHX coil. I just wasn't sure, I took the safe but heavy way. The question is: was that only a Shock issue or also the fault of wobbly VPP1 on older Nomads?

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