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Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/9/2015 9:34 AM

Can't support it, won't embrace it. From a business sense, absolutely the right move for growth, increase your market reach. That's the only reason to do this. Different sport. Sloppily monster trucking up and down with no line choice required is a watered down...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 8:55 PM

As a lifelong rider and avid mountain biker suffering with rheumatoid arthritis, I welcome this new technology. As my disease slowly takes away the one thing in this world that brings me the greatest pleasure, tech like this will keep me in the saddle and riding with...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 8:55 PM

As a lifelong rider and avid mountain biker suffering with rheumatoid arthritis, I welcome this new technology. As my disease slowly takes away the one thing in this world that brings me the greatest pleasure, tech like this will keep me in the saddle and riding with...more

Added a comment about video ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 8:07 PM
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I didn't mean it like that. I meant electric mountain bikes should fade out asap. So, thank you for pointing out my imperfect word usage. I should've worded that more carefully..

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Added a comment about video ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 8:05 PM
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I'm not really being an elitist. Elitist would be saying that slow riders don't belong on trails or super fast guys are dangerous. What I'm saying is that those who will be buying E-bikes probably aren't interested in mountain biking. They're interested in something else. A mountain biker is in it for pushing their limits ascending and descending. A true mountain biker that is. Even if you're a DH rider you're trying to push yourself in all aspects.
E-bikes aren't bad bikes. in fact I think they'd be great for commuting but they're not for MTB.

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Added a comment about video ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 6:39 AM
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Normally I would read the comment section and be saddened to see how many people shun new technology but I have to agree that electric bikes must go asap! They're going to bring a new demographic into mountain biking that I don't think we want and just because there are "more" people in MTB doesn't make it better. Just means there are more people which I read as slower riders and more stopping for these people...

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Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 6:35 AM

Dirt Magazine goes out of print and now this? Jesus...

On a serious note, this is a bad idea for MTB. Are the stupid things fun? Of course they are... It'd also be fun to blast my KX450F up the local MTB trails... It's also fun to shuttle all of the local MTB trails on...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 6:34 AM

The beauty of not having electric assist- The higher you make your way into the trail system, the less gapers and people overall crowding the trails. Electric assist is a horrendous idea. If you're too lazy to pedal to the top, stick to the lifts. At least then we...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/8/2015 6:34 AM

This shouldn't even be on the site.

Liked a comment on the item How Wide Should Your Mountain Bike Handlebars Be? 5/14/2015 11:15 AM

are you referring to EWS? because i haven't heard of too many WC level downhillers running that width. most of the dudes in the top ranks of enduro are pretty short, and quite a few spent a lot of time in the XC circuit so they have certain dimensions they are used to....more

Added a comment about video How Wide Should Your Mountain Bike Handlebars Be? 5/9/2015 4:36 PM
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780 is spot on for me but I'm also 6'4. You can cut wide bars down which is why they should be spec'd on bikes. I'd rather have bars that are too wide rather than bars that are too narrow.

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Ellsworth Moment 27.5 4/19/2015 3:17 PM
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What kind of wheels are on the Ellsworth?

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike - The Next Gen of M 4/15/2015 11:26 AM

No disrespect to Intense and their racing history, but I have a hard time seeing why someone would choose this instead of a V10. Even the C version of the V10 frame is going to be significantly lighter and frankly looks a lot more polished. I appreciate keeping production in...more

Liked a comment on the item Sponsored by Sharpee 3/29/2015 1:23 PM

lol they don't call that tire the Magic Marker for nothing...

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum 650B 3/19/2015 11:18 PM

So sick of seeing a new bike that really appeals and would actually consider buying , read usually less than 2 paragraphs before the old " riders over six foot may be wanting more reach " crap bomb hits , and boom there goes my day dream of owning one.

I'm 6'3" , that is large in my books , when stood...more

Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum 650B 3/19/2015 11:16 PM

I love the effort they put in the details, Good job Norco!

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 3/3/2015 5:03 PM

Love the bike reviews, but I am currently on the HR2s and have mixed feelings about them. Be great to see a test sessions like approach on tires for bikes similar to those tested here.

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 2/27/2015 9:43 AM
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This is a quick question for you bturman. I noticed in the review you gave a small criticism to the Maxxis HR2s in terms of cornering traction. What is currently your favorite tire for aggressive riding (to avoid saying enduro)? I've been riding Schwalbe Magic Mary's for a while and they're my current favorite tire out here in Arizona. I rode the HR2s during a SC demo on a Bronson and while they felt similar to the Mary's they weren't as controllable... Thoughts?

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Added a comment about photo Rampage Pro Bike: Kyle Strait's 2014 GT Fury 10/8/2013 6:18 PM
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I thought he was going to run novatec factor carbon dh rims at first? Guess they weren't ready. Would have like to see that happen. A 550-600 spring!!!!? That's crazy!

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Added a comment to Evil P's bike check 10/3/2013 6:13 PM
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Nice bike! How much did it cost to have the carbon frame painted? Sorry if that seems rude. Just wondering because I am looking at getting a Devinci Wilson Carbon next year and want to have it painted in this year's DGR team colors.

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