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Incorrect. Watch the video.
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That's how it's done boys and girls.
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Updated the pic. Cheers bud!
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The bike is built! Check out photos of it here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Value-DH-Project-Bike-Build-Gallery,8011/Value-DH-Project-Bike-Build-Gallery,80607/bturman,109
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Bold claim for someone that hasn't ridden it.
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DB's new bike looks like a nice package for the dollars. Keep in mind that you're looking at a base level shock, Deore brakes, and Kenda tires, though. All of which were options during the community voting round of this project and would have dropped the price significantly.
Congrats to Hristo_Tanev, the winner of the Windham World Cup OTB contest and the SRAM GUIDE RSC brakes!
Of 283 entries, just 6 of you correctly guessed that both Bryceland and Ragot would win. Hristo_Tanev’s predictions were off by a combined time of just 0.802 seconds. Nice work!
We'll have several more OTB contests throughout the season, so check back often.
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"Cheap" and "good value" aren't the same. These parts are likely to last for a while, unlike many of the cheapest options.
Affordable is a relative term. We think all the pieces that make up the bike still represent a good value.
Way to keep things in perspective, Nicholast! As you mention, this was the result of a community poll/build, and the results are definitely interesting.
Cheers, Adam. So far we've been pleasantly surprised by deity's Compound pedals. They're holding up to the abuse quite quite well. Grip wise, did you know that many World Cup riders prefer traditional slide-on grips? With proper install and a little bit of safety wire, they're a viable option for those looking to save a few bucks.
Good buy. As Adam notes below, these are retail prices. We listed them because discounts vary widely world wide. You could likely build this bike for much less than the retail value.
Yup! All of those components were offered as choices during the voting round. For those interested in more budget options, check out the voting post.
Giant does not plan to offer the 01 Glory in the USA in 2015, but may offer it in other countries.
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I believe the pins are designed to shear off just above the pedal body, so it should be okay.
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Guess what? FINN WON THE 2014 WHIP OFF WORLD CHAMPS! Thanks to everyone who shared this video to help make it happen.
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Inspecting them up close they sure didn't look it. The alternating black/silver is a result of the heavily lubed narrow links getting the ring dirty.
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Bernardo won in 2011 and 2013.
TMac won 2012 - http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/2012-Whip-Off-World-Champs,14913/Geemilnermedia,8127
Also, Anthony Messere was 15 at his first Joyride event.
Jinya's an animal! Very few riders worldwide that could tackle what he does on a hardtail.