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Added reply in a thread Flats On Your Trail Bike? 6/3/2014 6:59 AM

Bob, welcome back! -Nobody uses toe clips anymore. -Flats means grippy flat pedals. -Trials riders can bunnyhop up a loading dock on flats, it's all how you manipulate the bike. -It's all a matter of what you're comfortable with. In super techy downhills, ... more ยป

Added a comment about feature First Look: Shimano XTR Di2 Electronic Shifting for MTB 5/31/2014 8:12 AM

In 5 years, it will be affordable. In 10 years, every bike sold in a bike shop will have it. A little competition from SRAM will help this along in a big way.

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Added a comment about video Spectator Crashes While Riding Adam Brayton's Bike 4/26/2014 4:33 PM

Makes sense, couple of beers, and a rowdy crowd, lot of people would do the same if you egged them on.

My neck hurts just watching it, poor bastard.

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Liked a comment on the item Bigger Berms! 2014 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Course Photos 4/7/2014 7:46 PM

US Bobsleld team called: they want to take a run down the course to get a feel for the next Olympic games with extra global warming in mind. #gettingtubedattheseadonkey

Added a comment about feature New Spot for Red Bull Rampage 2014? 4/5/2014 9:32 PM

Agreed, Rampage is due for a new site. If Berrecloth and McCaul like it, then I want to see it. But photographers could climb all over the old site, this looks treacherous for those without magic wheels and/or helicopter. Red Bull knows the money comes from the media, not rider stoke.

Then again, maybe the media will film the whole thing with quadcopters. It's a brave new world MFers.

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Liked a comment on the item When a Fat Bike is Not Fat Enough 3/26/2014 6:55 PM

not quite Apr 1st yet...

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 11:48 AM

That problem is related to two bigger problems which are: 1) too many people, and 2) too many litigious people. Even if a great trail is built legally here, buzz gets around and every storm trooper with a Monster Energy tee shirt comes to ride it. Then a storm trooper comes a little short on a gap jump and everybody gets shut out while the attorneys wring the landowner for every dime on their liability policy.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/3/2014 11:31 AM

Only problem with California is that about 98.6% of the great trails are illegal ones. (See: Santa Cruz)

Added a comment about video Nearly 17 Feet to Flat - Trials World Record Drop? 2/20/2014 9:08 PM

I thought of the exact same thing, NORBA Nationals. That was the year I showed up without any accommodations, thinking I could crash with Joey. He was like, "yeah, sorry dude, I'm getting laid tonight." So I slept in the back of his truck in the condo parking lot like a hobo. Also, I thought I could just show up and compete in trials, and NORBA was like, "yeah, sorry dude, registration closed like a month ago". Oh, and JJ Gregorovich was there, and I was like, "hey, JJ, what's up man!" and he was like, "yeah, sorry dude, don't talk to me."

All in all, that was an awesome trip.

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Added a comment about video A Day In The 831 2/4/2014 5:26 PM

Ooops, incomplete barspin..and..land it backwards like a boss.

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Added a comment about photo #ThrowbackThursday - Steve Peat at Home in 1998, Sprung 2 1/30/2014 7:08 PM

Damn, I do love some old Sprungs.

And that NORBA track was uuuuuuugly!

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Added a comment about press release SR SUNTOUR's Ambassadors of Stoke Coming to Rays Indoor Bike Park Feb 5th, 7th and 8th 1/21/2014 8:13 PM

Wish I could go. Tippie is a one-man riot. Plus, Ray's is absolutely the most fun you will ever have indoors.

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Added a comment about video Pro Tip: This Simple Trick Could Save You From Walking Home 1/13/2014 10:36 PM

Or you could just drill your rims and run Schraders, like the North Shore huckin', not give a f##kin', bar draggin' badass that you are.

Prestas are for road bikes.

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Added a comment about news blog Judge Rules Trek's ABP Design Does Not Infringe on DW's Split Pivot Patent 12/16/2013 8:18 PM

Mo' money, mo' lawyers.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork 11/3/2013 7:57 AM


Seems like you figured out the secret. Its about the ride. Not about the swankiest new product. But hey, for guys like me that are trying to compensate for something (being slow, get your head out of the gutter), new product like the Pike is certainly a help!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork 11/2/2013 7:40 PM

I'm married w/ children, and therefore I ride a 5 year old Pike that I bought from Mike Ferrentino (yes that guy) for $40. Damn it's a good fork, best I ever had (well the 2002 Boxxer was pretty good too). I don't do jack to maintain the poor thing, and it just keeps sucking up big and little bumps. No leaks, creaks, or sneaks (what?). Hope it never dies, I can't afford to buy a new one for $1000!

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