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Added a comment about press release 2015 Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 11/25/2014 9:25 PM
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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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Added a comment about feature First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014 4/2/2014 8:17 PM
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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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Added a comment about feature First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014 4/1/2014 4:25 PM
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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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Added a comment about feature A Masters World Championship Report from Matt Thompson 9/2/2013 9:32 AM
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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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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Dave Ziegman 5/22/2013 10:27 PM
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Fucking A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Added a comment about video Carl Hulick Goes Klunking 4/15/2013 8:57 AM
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This made my day.

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Added a comment about photo Brad McDonald Wallride at Super Session 4/6/2013 2:11 PM
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Hell yeah! Talk about a rider owned company!

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Added a comment about photo Greg Minnaar's 2013 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon Race Bike 3/15/2013 8:28 AM
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yeah, it's an old style Burgtec. 60mm. They like them because they're stiff and reliable.

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Added a comment to natedog's bike check 2/15/2013 5:08 PM
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is that your seat angle for xc? my root hurts just looking at that.

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Added a comment about news blog Aaron Gwin on His New Specialized S-Works Demo 8 2/10/2013 5:34 PM
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Look closely, y'all. Elixir 9 up top and Code caliper at the bottom. Popular, effective combo for those who can't get on with the shortish Code lever.

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Added a comment about feature 2013 Manizales Urban DH Race Photos and Videos 1/14/2013 5:33 PM
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lol. Griz wants to see boys signing fuzzy assholes.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Mike Ferrentino 12/11/2012 10:53 AM
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I can confirm this statement about Mills Peak. Pretty damned fun trail.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Mike Ferrentino 12/10/2012 3:24 PM
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MOAR Ferrentino on this site PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Added a comment to Mihai's bike check 12/7/2012 8:14 PM
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starva es teh gayzor.

Charp lookeen biiiike, mang.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Dave Smutok 10/18/2012 11:05 AM
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yeah, Smutok!

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Added a comment about video JettMTB - Colorado Fall 10/12/2012 9:46 AM
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kid's got style. Good stuff. Yeah Nate!

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Added a comment about photo The New El Duranzo Bike Park in Chile 10/11/2012 9:42 AM
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Pato. Quack, quack.

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Gear: Custom Rampage Threads by Fox Racing 10/9/2012 6:55 PM
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Sick. Nice work, Redding. Super pro looking kits.

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Added a comment about news blog Kurt Sorge Wins the 2012 Red Bull Rampage, Full Results 10/7/2012 7:46 PM
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T-mac for prez! His runs were rad.

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Added a comment about video Four by Three: Dan Atherton 10/5/2012 12:47 PM
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sick.

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