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Liked a comment on the item Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/28/2014 5:17 PM

And if it really works as well as the claim, riders who use DH casing tires could move down to single ply casing tires, and can maintain or loose overall system weight.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Power Rankings, Meribel World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 8/21/2014 7:12 PM

I hope Kintner rocks this power rankings on the girls side.

Added a comment about feature First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 8/19/2014 3:04 PM
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interesting 2015 demo simulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2gZ0aulUt0

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 8/14/2014 12:05 PM

Hah, being right on the internet seems to be pretty important to you.

I'll take the bait: you were certain it would be prone to flex. you simulated the linkage in software. Did any of that account for a square axle that is supposed to take the place of the cross bracing? less...more

Added a comment about feature Details Unveiled! First Look: 2015 Specialized Demo Carbon 650b 8/14/2014 11:57 AM
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12x142 is stiffer than 10x135 because of the larger diameter axle, and bolt through design vs quick release. 12x135 would be stiffer than 12x142 since the axle length is shorter and has less leverage. And the smaller size will increase heel clearance

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Added a comment to Solidautomech's bike check 8/11/2014 3:04 PM
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fascinating bike!

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:41 AM

Count on hearing more in a few weeks.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:41 AM

That mono seat stay is pretty cool, but the really interesting bit is what Specialized is doing with that Horst Link. Concentric BB main pivot, dropped chain stay pivots and short seat stay pivots... kinky! I'd like to hear the thinking on that.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:32 AM

Have you seen wheel path diagrams? Have you ridden the bike or spoken to somebody who has first hand experience of the pedaling/braking characteristics? Do you have any facts and figures for the stiffness of the frame? If the answers are no, then your entire comment is pure...more

Added a comment about feature First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:32 AM
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To dismissively say you're not impressed with the new design is just arrogant.

Some thoughts about your assertion of flexy based on my *assumptions*:
- quote "lighter while maintaining the stiffness" would suggest that rigidity was a priority in the design. I know first hand that previous year models are not flexy
- the upper linkage (attached to shock) appears pretty beefy
- the lower concentric pivot is about the size of my wrist
- the lower stays are one single piece

here's a good angle:
http://image3.redbull.com/rbcom/010/2014-07-28/1331666955954_2/0010/1/800/533/2/the-frame-s-masked-appearance-in-final-r-and-d-session.jpg

How you've determined the other characteristics from watching a video is a head scratcher though.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:01 AM

You could have saved a couple key strokes and just said "looks flexy."

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/30/2014 10:01 AM

Lol nicholast wins.

Added a comment about feature First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 3:01 PM
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http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/mountain/demo/sworks-demo-8#specs - hm sure enough, 135mm rear axle on the demo 8 II and the sworks models.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 2:31 PM

Thanks for providing more details on the specs and features than other websites! I heart Vital.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 2:31 PM

Well in all fariness to them, the demo has always come in or had a 135mm option. 2011 was the first year they had a 150mm rear end but even then the sworks and high end models came with 135mm. Frame only and the "lower pricepoint" builds were the only ones sold in 150mm.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 2:30 PM

I thought so. Wiggling a Vivid Air in and out was chore; it certainly wasn't quick and simple.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 2:29 PM

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Added a comment about photo Lars Sternberg's Prototype Transition Enduro Race Bike 7/28/2014 1:59 PM
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http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Ask-Us-Anything-Kona-Bicycles-Fit-Geometry-Kinematics-2014.html - look through the comments, they directly answer the question about FSR.

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Liked a comment on the item Massive Crash! When Crabapple Hits Hits Back 7/15/2014 3:56 PM

Prayers going out to you buddy!

Liked a comment on the item Massive Crash! When Crabapple Hits Hits Back 7/15/2014 3:56 PM

The good news is, he reports back that he's fine! was out for 3 minutes, but nothing broken.. That's amazing!!