Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 8:13 PM

Keen-eyed observers could have seen this in the flesh last year at Crankworx, if they knew where to look. Same with new Spesh tires.

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Hello, Matt,

do you still have the Commencal Absolut 4X Ti frame? Would you sell the frame?

thanks,

Christiaan

Added a comment about product review Tested: Race Face Turbine R Wheelset 12/13/2016 8:49 AM
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FWIW, I've had good luck with the casing on Control tires over the years. Also, since Race Face bills these wheels as being appropriate for "xc/trail/enduro", I felt I should utilize a variety of tire casings in the test.
Right with you on having a rounder tire profile.

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Fuck Donald Trump...Strobel for president.

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Patagonia has been a Gold Partner of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS) for years. Their sponsorship helps SBTS build and maintain some of the trails that are on the Vital Bucketlist articles. Downieville, Lakes Basin, Mills Peak & a new 5000 foot descent Quincy trail. Patagonia puts their...more

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Everyone's an expert. Sheesh. Having ridden 5 of the 6 recommended, I can confirm everyone should go ride there. Some truly great riding. Must be winter time and people are looking for something to bitch about. Go change your damper oil, whiners.

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Surprised he didn't mention the gay bath house he enjoys?

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I'm ballr. Not because I think I'm cool, but because in a former life I used to play a lot of football and my bike riding technique generally reflects that. Although I'd rather go by a different name these days, that's the confidential name I chose 14

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That's the new Specialized Hillbilly. It's offered up in DH and Grid casings and rips pretty damn good in a wide range of conditions. I highly recommend it. It's on their site too.

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It's about goddamned time that USAC stepped up to offer UCI points at races here in the U.S. It's only about 15 years too late. Thanks to them ignoring the DH discipline here, they've almost killed the sport for us Americans. Thanks to Jill and Bryn for going to represent our sport at recent USAC meetings. Maybe they're finally starting to listen.

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I'll be the first to admit I don't really care how a bike pedals up hills. That said, I think this thing pedals quite capably. I will say, that my flat pedals combined with the low BB ensure I am a bit pickier when climbing tech stuff. Climbing rocky notches and that have become a thinking man's game for me now (not my strong suit). Whatever shortcomings it may have in that regard are quickly forgotten once the bike points down the track. It's simply amazingly fun to ride.

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I was lucky enough to get one of the early new Nomads and I can tell you that with a 160mm Pike and Minion DHF exo 2.35 tires, the head angle measure out to 66. I'm assuming 65 is measurement for a 180mm fork.

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Although I did stiffen up my suspension for this track, in retrospect, I might have gone even a little stiffer. Don't think it would have helped with my confidence though, just with skipping across the bumps.

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Fucking A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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