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Added a comment about feature SPY SHOT! Prototype Specialized DH Bike 8/9/2013 9:32 PM
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But what about those tires?!? Looks to be similar casing to butcher, as well as side knobs, but a high-roller 2 esque center tread design.

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Added a comment about photo Troy Brosnan's SRAM XO1 11-speed Rear Derailleur 8/9/2013 9:18 PM
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Parallelogram geometry is optimized for single front ring applications. Shifts smoother and more precisely not needing to compensate for multiple front rings.

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/28/2013 10:02 AM
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You're this crafty with a dremmel? Didn't know you could tap out threads with one....

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/28/2013 9:48 AM
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To my knowledge Kona has never implemented a Lawwill suspension design. Always linkage-driven single pivot. The Yeti, Schwinn and Rotec are the only brands that have used Mert's classic design. *EDIT* forgot about Tomac, they used a Lawwill rear end too.

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/28/2013 9:41 AM
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Bear in mind that I was commenting in no way about the suspension design as a whole, just specifically about the rigidly mounted shock yoke. That is what will raise an eyebrow at Specialized.

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/28/2013 7:39 AM
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Have you actually seen any of the latest-gen Spec. Stumpy or Enduro shocks? They have nothing close to a "dremel to make it work" eyelet (or in this case, lack thereof). It's a proprietary machined key-and-bolt interface.

The above Kona appears to be a sandwich-style interface likely using a proprietary mounting hardware in a standard eyelet shock. Still, I believe that Specialized will be all over this as far as patents go.

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/27/2013 7:06 PM
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Wonder how specialized will play with that shock yoke.

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Added a comment about news blog Aaron Gwin on His New Specialized S-Works Demo 8 2/12/2013 1:36 PM
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Carbon Demo frames still do necessitate the use of special bumpers. The downtube's profile is changed from that of the alloy vairant, yet standard Fox bumpers do not fully protect from frame/fork damage.
~Nick

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Liked a comment on the item Developing: Trek World Racing Wants Aaron Gwin Back, Whiteley May Pursue Legal Action 1/8/2013 9:06 AM

dude.. it's a freakin' letter of intent, NOT a contract. they still have to work out the details....

Liked a comment on the item Developing: Trek World Racing Wants Aaron Gwin Back, Whiteley May Pursue Legal Action 1/8/2013 9:06 AM

Don't call him 'fastest man in the world'. James Stewart was the 'fastest man on the planet' and...

Liked a comment on the item Greg LeMond Talks of Corruption in UCI, Tells Leaders to Resign 10/28/2012 7:56 AM

Oh come on, cheating is rife in mountain biking too! For example, rumor has it that a few of the...

Added a comment about photo Avid XO Brakes with 140mm rotor 5/25/2012 8:49 PM
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Backwards eh?

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Liked a comment on the item Danny Hart's Giant 4/22/2012 5:20 PM

some body should let hart know he isn't a slalom world champ...

Added a comment about video Thrashbike Street 1/31/2012 9:30 PM
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Needs More Helmet. Sick nonetheless.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Review Queue 8/25/2010 8:30 PM
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I thought he was only testing one FORK?

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