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Added a comment about photo 960077 10152758696852524 1555010608 n 1/5/2014 7:12 PM
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I'm 40 this year, but I'm going to keep in shape to emarrass my kids! :-) Keep shreddin.

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Added a comment about feature 14 Things To Be Stoked About for 2014 in Mountain Biking 1/1/2014 9:04 PM
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What's all the big fuss over inverted forks? For motorcycles there are rubbish cheap bikes made in China with inverted forks and excellent performing normal way up forks on great bikes. Being a good fork is number one, being inverted not really such a great thing as I think the potential for damage and extra maintenance headaches is a serious problem enough, then teething problems with new designs. Out of about 10 forks I've had only half have ever made it to being 2 years old without serious issues. Seems like reinventing the wheel before the original design is fully refined.

For example not every hydraulic disk brake is better than mechanical brake.

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Added a comment about press release The Most Expensive Mountain Bike in the World 12/25/2013 12:35 AM
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This is just an annoying publicity machine. Make something out of gold get publicity, melt it down into something else. This one is ever stoopider, an inferior material too.

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Added a comment about feature It's Gold, Baby! Inside X-Fusion's Inverted Revel HLR Fork 12/22/2013 3:47 PM
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X-Fusion manufacture for Fox in Taiwan. Like Fox their forks perform excellently on the trail, especially good for racing. However like Fox if you use their forks everyday they probably won't last and will need a lot of maintenance so you'll probably have a host of warranty issues. Not hating , just a heads up from personal experience.

X-Fusion rush their R&D to get their product to market sooner than other manufacturers, this is because they like mo' money.

Also lifetime service and warranty is pointless if it takes them 2 months to service your fork. You'll need a back-up Pike for when your X-Fusion is away being repaired for the 10th time. In fact, screw it just buy a Pike. The gold coloring on these fork is vile anyhow.

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Added a comment about feature When 800mm Isn't Wide Enough - Introducing the Greg Minnaar Signature Edition ENVE Handlebar 12/20/2013 6:51 PM
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Marketing alert! Max length is 800mm unless you are an orangutang. 780mm is enough for most. My Renthal road bars motorcycle bars are 760, motocross are 800.

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Added a comment about feature Can't Afford XX1? Massive 42 Tooth OneUp Components Sprocket Could Be Your Solution 12/1/2013 5:42 PM
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Finally a reason to upgrade from 9 speed.

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Added a comment about feature Would You Strap Your Kid into this Bike Seat and Pop Wheelies? 11/13/2013 4:31 AM
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I've done over 1000 miles using a similar homemade method. If kept to roads and smoother hard pack it is completely safe, unless you are a really inexperienced or poor rider. Obviously you'd be insane to try to ride with your precious kids anywhere that an accidental endo was even possible.

Maybe change the marketing a bit this is actually a really great idea for city riding, having the kid behind you is much more dangerous.

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB Leogang 9/19/2013 6:05 PM
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Danny Hart 3:27.35
Rachel Atherton 3:55.55

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox Vivid Rear Shock & Reverb Seatpost - Vital OTB Mont Sainte Anne 8/8/2013 4:54 PM
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Gee Atherton 3:55.70
Rachel Atherton 4:28.40

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces New X0/X9/X7 Triggers and All-New X7 RD with Clutch 5/23/2013 5:47 PM
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It's not 11 speed we need, just the range of 11 speed, that 42 tooth ring on the cassette and the clutch, still moderately happy as I ride so much I ruin derailleurs every few months, so prefer the cheaper options like X7.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 9point8 Pulse Stepper Seatpost 5/21/2013 5:37 PM
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My Giant contact switch also has 100mm of travel, but limitless height adjust. This has a horrendous looking lever and is untested. I can't see that this post is what the market wants.

Correct me if I'm wrong but the market wants...

-5 inch or more travel.
-limitless height adjust
-Compact lever
-stationary cable
-no play in the post
-reliable
-user serviceable

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Added a comment to adam.kowalczyk.18's bike check 5/13/2013 8:09 AM
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Added a comment to jdc's bike check 5/11/2013 3:34 AM
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Such a great bike and then you put V8s on it.

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Added a comment about press release SRAM Canadian Open Enduro Presented By Specialized To Offer the Highest Prize Money In The Sport Of Enduro Racing 4/16/2013 5:51 PM
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Great, but I want to watch this online worldwide the same way I do with world cup DH. Red Bull TV or some other way would be ideal.

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Added a comment about slideshow FIRST LOOK: Geax 28.25-inch Tire Standard for 2015 4/1/2013 3:44 AM
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This is the way I already feel about 650b! HAHAHAA

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2013 NS Bikes Soda Air 12/20/2012 1:02 AM
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Love how much this bike can be adjusted, very sweet.

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Added a comment about video The Great Debate: Wheel Size 9/9/2012 2:45 AM
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It's not having a new new wheel size that I find scary, it's the desire of the industry to 'phase out' one of the wheel sizes to reduce manufacturing costs. I like 29 or 700c for commuting or even XC racing on straight course, and sure a 650B might even be capable of winning in endros, but I hardly ever race I want to have fun on my bike, and when it comes to having fun 20-26 inch is where it's at. I mean think about it, the only reason a chromo strong as heck BMX can still do big jumps is because it has small comparatively light wheels.

Also it's weird that the pros say it doesn't really matter as each wheel size has advantages and disadvantages, yet the industry is pushing these wheel sizes as the next big thing.

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Added a comment about feature Win a Fox Racing Downhill Kit - Vital OTB, Windham 7/7/2011 4:03 AM
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Aaron Gwin: 2:26.67
Tracey Mosley: 2:47.66

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