Added a comment about video A Slice of British Pie - Full Movie 4/18/2016 6:50 AM
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Best mtb movie since Earthed 1. Thank god somebody understood that rad riders having fun on their bikes warrants a film more than an array of freeriders filmed with expensive slo mo cams.

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Added a comment about feature ​The Ultimate Guide to 'Metric' Shock Sizing and the RockShox Super Deluxe 4/9/2016 7:11 AM
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I see your point. It's a definite evolution of an old standard that came to be in an era of non-standardized designs and suspension setups. I can't help myself but to think that, at the moment, it's a clear benefit for SRAM, they obviously did their homework regarding the actual tech that could be changed and improved in a shock, but what about the other suspension manufacturers? I had some discussions yesterday with people working these other manufacturers and they said it's logical and coherent evolution, but can't see a definite change on the actual product they put out there except the change on how length and stroke are referred to in terms of metric and imperial measures.

I'm afraid they are gonna standardize the shock lengths, but not the actual tech in the shocks; or maybe it's more of long shot deal like it's written in the article.

And what about Fox? They are a big player, but get no mention in the article?

Anyway I'm curious to see the evolution of that whole thing. I see much more potential in this then the "boost" evolution for rear triangles. Now if somebody can write an article as good as this one on why in the world they didn't use the 150mm standard instead of creating a 148mm standard!...

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Added a comment about feature ​The Ultimate Guide to 'Metric' Shock Sizing and the RockShox Super Deluxe 4/8/2016 7:57 AM
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Guys, that's a great article, thanks!

But it left me wondering if it's a solution to a problem that didn't really exist???

I'm all for better and improved tech, but the actual system didn't pose that big of a problem as it is now IMHO. I'm no suspension wizard or bike manufacturer though...

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Luke Strobel on the Evil Wreckoning 3/22/2016 7:23 AM
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Anybody know what flats Strobel uses? His riding is off the charts. One of the very best style out there with Bryceland.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/23/2016 10:26 AM

* Seems cliché, but the most important thing you should *ucking understand is that the mere fact of getting out there, on your bike, on a trail, is the most important act there is to preserve your own sanity * Minion DHF is the only tire you should ever ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Aggressor 2/7/2016 7:20 PM
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A quote from one of the best mtb racer in the hizzzztory of this noble sport: "With Maxxis, you just run the Minion, and you just call it good,'' said Graves of his long-time favorite tire. ''You're just so used to that tire, but I've been trying a lot of different combinations to learn about the product and what does work best in a given sort of condition. It's been a lot of fun actually. It makes you think about things you wouldn't normally think about." http://www.pinkbike.com/news/jared-graves-specialized-enduro-bike-check.html

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Aggressor 1/21/2016 11:20 AM
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Well I'm sure you have your own reasons, and good ones also, but the DHF is the single best mountain bike tire produced to date. Some may come close, but it's still the king. And I'd go as far as to say your statement is about as misleading as there is about the DHF: the DHF is really good in about every surfaces, except really hardpacked trails and a full on gong show of mud.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Lars Sternberg & Luke Strobel, Xanadu 11/9/2015 1:59 PM
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Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-post! But still great!!

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Liked a comment on the item Missy Giove at the 2015 Windham World Cup 8/7/2015 8:35 AM

THIS is the girl the Syndicate needs to add!!! The Missile was tailor made to cause mayhem with the Rat. Last week's fight would have been no contest

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Whenever I see that Missy stuff, I'm stoked. That pic with Bryceland is epic. I also think of that song when I think of her on a DH bike in 2015: Chamillionnaire - ridin dirty YEAH!

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Added a comment about video Watch Robbie Maddison Ride His MX ON THE WAVES OF TAHITI 8/3/2015 10:33 AM
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From Grantland: "In the film’s climax, he glides just ahead of a 20-foot wave. It breaks and Maddison is lost in the splash of the thundering curl; he escapes, a conqueror of earth’s gnarliest waters. But life goes on after the cut. What the viewer doesn’t see is that the same wave would ultimately overtake Maddison, sweep him underwater, and knock him unconscious."

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 11:38 AM

Word I didn't know that C. Ball explitcitly had the 9-5 demographic in mind. Good for them. Still makes these events hard to fully attend when you have to work in "normal" schedule. No excuses though, a good friend of mine juste drove from Montreal (QC) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 10:19 AM

Jeff I feel the changes suit the sponsored pro-riders much better as they can adapt and (mostly) change their plans according to the new schedules, race course, etc. The balancing act that is the EWS is quite a sight to behold as you have the AMs wanting ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/27/2015 6:50 AM

Interesting, I actually just bought this bike. Shortened the chain to the correct length, fixed the slightly tweaked rear der., and added some chainstay wrap. Shifting pretty perfect now! After about 10 rides, running 30%sag and having slowed the rebound a touch, the shock is breaking...more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/27/2015 6:50 AM

I had this bike before EndurHo bought it. I rode it a few times on my local rocky trails and thought it worked great. Maybe it's because I already own a few Orange bikes? maybe it's because I'm a fan of SP bikes and used to how they behave? maybe because I'm a lightweight? yeah it...more

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 6:41 AM
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Yeah those Alpines and Fives are the most beautiful and simple bikes out there IMHO. I know it's not a popular opinion in today's carbon crazy world though!! Can't wait to get them over here, as getting one right now is pretty much impossible short of flying over there and buying one.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 6:42 AM

Not at this time, but they hope to be in the future.