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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW: World Cup Redux 4/7/2014 2:00 PM

i do not understand this. there was no timelapse of clouds and no dubstep or emo music. where are...

Added a comment about video Get Drifty! Watch Chris Kovarik Rally the All-New 2014 Intense Tracer T275 Carbon 3/17/2014 11:37 PM
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noticed kovarik's running a dropper post, but has it at what looks like full extension most of the time. any guesses as to what it would take to get kovarik to put the saddle down?

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Added a comment about video Forget the Pack - The Story Behind Specialized SWAT Apparel 2/19/2014 3:13 PM
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My "XC jersey" does just fine for me. I keep my phone and keys in the pockets on every ride (along with my tool, pump, etc). Never lost either one, even on the steepest or roughest trails I've ridden. I guess I'm just not shredding hard enough to be flinging the contents of my pockets everywhere... that, or Specialized product developers are wearing some poor-fitting jerseys? Seems like this isn't so much a new product as an overly complicated way to do what a jersey already does, probably because so many trail riders seem to be terrified of lycra.

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Liked a comment on the item Elevated Trail Design-Briar Chapel mtb trail 1/9/2014 8:53 AM

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Added a comment about video Elevated Trail Design-Briar Chapel mtb trail 1/8/2014 6:45 PM
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A+ consumer outreach. Insults are a great way to respond to constructive criticism. (Sorry, that was mean. But so was your comment. Being rider-owned doesn't make you infallible, and no trail's going to satisfy everybody. No need to get personal with people who don't like this particular example of your work.)

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Liked a comment on the item 2013 RIDE of the Year - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/28/2013 7:25 PM

Spomer, why you no wear shoes?

Added a comment about video #26aintdead 12/4/2013 6:07 PM
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one of the best videos i've seen in a long time. makes me want to get out and shred!

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Added a comment about video RAW: Hafjell, Norway World Cup Downhill Rock Smashing Saturday 9/14/2013 2:22 PM
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Liked a comment on the item RAW: Hafjell, Norway World Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Action 9/12/2013 5:42 PM

Earthed 2013 anyone? RAW ftw too...that bike noise was just too good. Ludicrous speed!

Updated bike check Giant Trance X2 6/22/2013 10:38 PM
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Updated bike check Giant Trance X2 6/22/2013 10:38 PM
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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/14/2013 8:08 PM
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from the photos of practice, looks like gwin has switched to TLD's shorts instead of pants. don't know if it's just the weather or if he's making more changes than only the frame.

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Added a comment about photo CTM G-Out at Val di Sole 6/14/2013 2:38 PM
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CTM is a slovakian company. their bikes look to be rebadged astro frames (a la KHS) - compare http://www.ctm.sk/model/full/mons-2-0/ and http://www.astroeng.com.tw/products_info.php?kind=1&series=6&id=38. this one might be a carbon version (http://www.astroeng.com.tw/products_info.php?kind=1&series=5&id=32) but it's hard to tell from one image. peanut gallery out.

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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/13/2013 6:02 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/13/2013 5:55 PM

I don't get how he didn't figure this out before the season started...

Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin Speaks About Fort William: Specialized Racing Video 6/11/2013 2:57 PM
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i wonder if gwin's going to bounce back at val di sole or if the field has just caught up to him. i'd be stoked to see him take another victory, but since last season i've been questioning how long he could stay that far ahead of everybody else.

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Added a product review for Schwalbe Nobby Nic Evolution Tire 6/11/2013 9:38 AM
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Fast-rolling, fast-wearing

Rating:

The Good: Rolls quickly in the 2.25 size. Provides enough traction for most hardpack/loose-over-hard riding conditions.

The Bad: Center knobs wear out quickly. Does not have the cornering grip to really push the bike.

Overall:

Schwalbe's Nobby Nic tires came stock on my Giant Trance, and I decided to try them out before going back to my preferred brand of tires (WTB, for reference). Although the Nobby Nic rolled surprisingly well and made my trailbike feel lighter than its true weight, the rear started to wear out sooner than I would have expected. When I rotated the front tire to the back and put on a WTB Bronson in front, I realized what I'd been missing in cornering traction. The Nobby Nics are fine for trail riding that leans more toward the cross-country end of the spectrum, but for more aggressive trails I'll be sticking with a tire that can hook up more confidently in the turns.

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Liked a comment on the item DOWNHILL FINALS RESULTS: Gee and Rachel Atherton Win Fort William World Cup Downhill 6/9/2013 9:22 PM

That wasn't a case of a certain bike frame being "slow", but rather a case of some good old...