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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Trek World Racing 7/2/2015 12:39 PM
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You need to meet a Pro mechanic. They have boxes and boxes of "old" parts.

Most of it is sold to supplement meager salary after the season is over....

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Praxis 11-40 Wide Range 10-Speed Cassette 6/22/2015 6:27 PM
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Yes, I have used this cassette with a medium cage 10 spd SRAM deray.
Works great!

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Added a comment about video 2015 CES Round 2: Wild Wood Adventure Enduro 6/19/2015 5:36 PM
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Where are the results of the bottle rockets and whiskey on the beach stage?
Pretty sure I dominated that one!

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces New X0 DH Hubs 6/11/2015 3:54 PM
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Good god SRAM, enough with the stupid names for things that have existed for years.

"Every part of the ball bearing is built together..."
No shit, I'd like to see one that was not.

"Let's copy the flange shapes of DT Swiss and every other road hub since 1900"
"We'll call it something really stupid so we can charge more!"

I thought Specialized was bad with things like FSR (Future Shock Rear), and SWAT (or is it TWAT).
But SRAM has taken it to a whole new level....

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Added a comment to Hillside Cycling's bike check 5/5/2015 10:46 AM
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Size large with 350# spring? What is rider weight?

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Added a comment about feature Marzocchi To Close Shop Again? 4/24/2015 9:36 AM
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Just a little "journalism" (the quotes denote lack there of) fail from Vital.
Maybe their clicks were not trending....

Translated article:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.triridemtb.com%2Fil-futuro-di-marzocchi-il-settore-bici-gode-di-ottima-salute%2F&edit-text=

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Added a comment about feature FIRST LOOK: Commencal Supreme V4 4/9/2015 4:08 PM
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It feels awkward to say the least when you are railing a corner and the harder you push, the longer the bikes gets (a la zerode).
I am sure it eats steep, rocky stuff for breakfast though....

Hopefully it pedals better than Zerode....

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Added a comment about photo Kore Narrow/wide 3/20/2015 10:56 AM
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Just ask SRAM, they hold the patent on that design and have been making them for 3-4 years now

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 2/27/2015 11:07 AM
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I have had this bike since August, it is a beast for sure.

The Vivid Air, on the other hand, has been a bit of a disappointing turd. Every Nomad I have felt with one has a noticeable top out "clunk" (due to counter measure?). I sent mine back to SRAM a few months in after it started making air in oil sounds, and it came back exactly the same. In order to eliminate the clunk, you have to run 35+% sag on a bike with a very low BB already. Pedals strikes anywhere and everywhere w/ 170's!

What really opens this bike up is a coil. I recently swapped to a DVO coil and it is worlds better. No clunk, super sensitive in the chatter, and improved tech climbing. Feels like a moto when you open it up in the rough. No noise, no chain slap, just tracking the ground perfectly. Even wheelies better!

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Added a comment about video Bryn Atkinson Completely Pinned in NorCal 2/24/2015 4:18 PM
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Sick, that's my commute!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Q36R Quick Release System for FOX 36 Forks 2/9/2015 11:53 AM
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Not feeling it.
This is what Fox had a few generations back. More stuff to hit rocks on, levers always get crap in the cam and make horrible noises when you close them. Tend to seize shut and you end up needing a tool just to open the damn QR.

I am more than happy with the 36 as it sits now.
KISS- Keep It Simple, Stoopid!

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/22/2015 2:49 PM
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I appreciate Vital not posting video (or names) of the "good" trails in SLO.
As you now know there are some sick ones that need to stay on a need to know basis.

And this trail is not in San Luis Obispo, but half hour away in Montana de Oro State Park. And it's fully legit.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Hope Technology Crank 1/16/2015 3:48 PM
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Yes, but the high end cranks form those mfgs (except maybe e*13), do not use 2D forged alloy arms.
This crank is very similar to RaceFace Turbine Cinch, which is half the price.
Seems the only thing "high end" about the Hope crank is the price!

And usually the reason why a mfg makes design changes (new spindle interface), is because the original design would not pass testing. You don't make huge changes late in the development process just to "do something different", that is ridiculous.

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Added a comment about video World Cup Downhill and Dual from Durango, CO 2001, Alpha Project 12/15/2014 3:30 PM
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Todd Leduc! One of the better guys to pass through the DH scene.
I remember when he replaced the rear shock on his Foes with a solid metal rod for the Lake Morena DH races they used to have in San Diego way out near the Mexican border. For mo' better pedaling!

Recently watched the whole Leduc family (Todd, Kyle and the old man) battle it out racing short course trucks.
Still pinning it as hard as ever.

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Added a comment about press release Atomik Carbon Rolls Out Premium Carbon Mountain Rims and Components 10/17/2014 2:57 PM
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Lets see..
The AM rim is narrower than XC rim = fail
Both rims are less then 30mm inside width = fail
A superior rim straight from the factory in Asia (where these are made) is half the price = FAIL

But the color ways are raaaaaad bro!

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Added a comment about video MAVIC® TRANS-PROVENCE 2014 /// DAY 3 9/24/2014 8:57 AM
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Nice Bradford! Representing the redwood loam.

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