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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

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

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

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

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

Nice Bradford! Representing the redwood loam.

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Added a comment about photo Prototype 13-Speed Phil Wood Hub 9/15/2014 3:53 PM

The point is to bring some attention to a brand that has been stagnant for the last 15 years...
The custom fatbike x V-10 contraption they had on the other hand was at least interesting!

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Thomson Cranks and Bash 9/15/2014 3:49 PM

2D forged arm, 24mm spindle, fixed spider...unless these retail for $50 they are a huge fail for Thomson.

Everyone who I saw look at and pick these cranks up just kinda laughed. They belonged in the China knock-off section.

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Added a comment about feature Smokin’ Hot and on Your Heels - A Mountain Bike Race For the Ladies 8/20/2014 12:09 PM

Canadian Cougar Challenge?

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Added reply in a thread World Cup in the USA? 8/4/2014 6:38 PM

Dooood, don't forget about Lake Tahoe with Squaw Valley in '99. Young and angry Weir built a course that Nico was afraid of and the unknown Aussies shredded! Bring it back to the West Coast! I vote Mammoth.

Added reply in a thread So, what about the Strava Heat Map? 5/17/2014 9:20 PM

Yeah, that Heat Map Crap sucks! Way to blow it Strava. There does not even need to be a segment, anyone can see where every strava user is riding. Really bad idea. I don't even see why they would want to do this, what is the benefit? Strava will soon ... more »

Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Summer 2014 Specialized Mountain Bike Apparel 4/28/2014 3:35 PM

Careful Woo, you just made the Sinyard List.
Hope you haven't said "Enduro" or "Epic" in public lately, the lawyers they be a coming.....

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Added a comment about photo Lars Sternberg on 2015 Shimano XTR 9000 11-speed at Enduro World Series 4/18/2014 12:56 PM

The Shimano USA factory guys state the front rings are "a little wide, a little narrow, with a little hook".

AKA "a little" like a copy of SRAM!

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Added a comment about feature Spy Shots! Long Travel 27.5-Inch FOX 36 Fork Spotted 4/3/2014 12:08 PM

Hopefully those pinch bolts hold a 20mm axle.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014 4/2/2014 11:32 AM

Straight tubes!
Serviceable bearings not designed for a fishing reel or RC car!
Water bottle mount!
Threaded BSA BB shell!!! (those who complain about lack of PF30 just don't know yet.....)

Thank you SC, finally a possible replacement for 2011 Speshy Enduro (with janky proprietary shock).
It's been a while, but I seem to remember shredding VPP's back in the day.

The baby blue/pink one sure does look like it was speced by Mr Sloan.
Jumping ships?

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Added a comment about video California Dreamin' with Curtis Keene 3/26/2014 10:04 PM

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Added a comment about feature SRAM Introduces All-New GUIDE Brakes 3/25/2014 8:07 PM

No matter what color you make a turd, it still stinks!

"Avid brakes, those were garbage! But these new SRAM brakes are awesome!"


And I am sure this new design has been thoroughly tested, just like the road bike disk brakes that were recently recalled.

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Added reply in a thread 2014 World Cup Downhill & Enduro Bikes, News and Photos 3/20/2014 2:35 PM

Looking into the crystal ball; hacked together 650b Stumpy (29er front end, new rear + linkage+ shock) released late spring/summer to salvage some lost sales. Real version redesign 650b Stumpy for next model year. There will be some blown up Enduro World ... more »