Added a comment about video Lindsey Wilson College Cycling program 12/20/2013 7:37 PM

LWC! Great video JD. Your hard work paid off. Would love to see this video on the main page... i might be a bit biased though. Good job nonetheless!

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Breezer Repack 9/10/2013 7:19 AM

go get a room

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Added a product review for 2011 Santa Cruz Nickel All Mountain Bike 8/14/2012 11:19 AM

Awesome Trail Bike


The Good: Tapered Head tube, Geometry, Best Bang for your Buck, Simpleness

The Bad: Apparently Santa Cruz will no longer be making this frame.


I'm reviewing the 2012 model although I don't think there is anything different from the 2011 model, other than a different colored Santa Cruz logo. I have been currently riding this bike for 6 months and I do not have any major complaints. In fact, I don't have any complaints.

This bike is incredibly fun to ride. The best thing about this bike is it has the trail bike geometry without loads of travel. At only 120mm of travel this bike can still pedal with the best XC bikes but can out descend them all. I wanted a flowy, jumpy, pedally xc bike and this is all that and more. This bike does everything from a XC ride to an all mountain descent. It can be pushed, and pushed hard.

Before I rode the bike I upgraded the stock parts to a new thomson 70mm stem, thomson post, sunline wide bars, shimano xt trail brakes, sram x9 derraileur, sram x9 shifter, specialized purgatory tires, gamut p30 chainguide, shimano slx trail pedals, odi lock on grips, and e-thirteens single speed cranks. My currenty set up is 1x10 with a 36 in the rear and 34 up front.

I would recommend this bike to anyone who rides a lot of trails but doesn't want a dedicated XC race bike but also doesn't want a full blown All Mountain bike. This bike falls directly in between the two categories. It would be the perfect choice for a rider who doesn't live in mountains but still loves to ride aggressive trails.

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Added a comment about photo Caption Contest - We Have a Winner 8/7/2012 8:17 AM

"I try not to smile, cause I got my teeth knocked out by a chainsaw."

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Added a comment about photo Danny Hart, Fastest in Timed Training at MSA 6/22/2012 7:17 AM


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Added a comment about video 24 Degrees on the Sheltowee Trace trail 3/1/2012 5:06 PM

Good times!

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Added a new video BDB2 2/29/2012 7:30 PM

No fancy filming, no fancy editing, and no fancy hillside berm with leaves. Good music and good times riding. She's no winner, but it was fun trying.

This video is entered in the Bar Drag Bounty 2 Video Contest. View all of the entries and learn how you could win a Trek bike here.

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