Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/28/2017 2:23 AM

In theory, factory teams always have an advantage over smaller teams in any sport. I see no reason to to brand this 'unfair.' It's the nature of racing. Reading some of the comments here you'd thing the 29er is going to ride itself down the hill, while ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/27/2017 9:43 AM

275 hasn't ruined DH racing (despite all the comment chatter that it surely would), can't see how 29 will either. Yeah so maybe it rolls faster and carries speed over the rough bits, but that extra speed still needs to be controlled so it's not like ... more »

Added a comment about product review First Ride: SRAM's New Code RSC Brakes 4/27/2017 9:08 AM
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I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone who's ridden Guide brakes hard for longer and also tested different brakes from as many other manufacturers as Brandon has. He also has a habit of not sugar coating his experiences.

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Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/26/2017 9:26 AM

Tenny-niner (said in your best Kirt Voreis fake redneck accent)?

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/26/2017 12:57 AM

I'm not sure how increasing the wheels size suddenly changes the current tracks to be flatter or less rough? I doubt you'll see anyone removing the rocks from Val di Sole or rerouting the final pitch of the Andorra track any time soon. There definitely ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 11:04 PM

More likely than not, those aren't the tires that are on the bike when Gee rides it. No reason to have Steve riding on something they may not want seen just yet.

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 11:37 AM

I'm not so sure about the brief flat tire epidemic at the start of 2014 being the result of 275 wheels. Recall the first two rounds were South Africa and Cairns where riders where often opting for lighter casing tires and then quite a few flats early ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 7:48 AM

Rewind 3 years or so and the same things were being said about those awful 275 DH bikes that no one wants to ride... I guess for anyone who stills enjoys taking the piss out of enduro racing as well as 29ers, you can thank those guys for refining the ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/12/2017 1:04 PM

He qualified for MSA in 2007 on a version of that bike, first 29er to race a WC. It definitely had Nevegals though I'm not sure they even had DH casings at the time. I believe he was running a Fox 40 with some file work done to the crown to make the ... more »

Added a comment about feature Iago Garay's Santa Cruz Hightower 3/23/2017 2:47 PM
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Look closer, there's something else.....

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Added a comment about feature Finn Iles' Specialized S-Works Demo 8 3/21/2017 5:51 AM
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Might be their 'Guide RE' caliper. Which as far as i can tell is a code caliper mated to a guide lever and branded for e-bikes. For testing purposes they might have just put together whatever they had on hand?

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Started new thread Santa Cruz Nomad Frame / Lyrik 3/11/2017 5:49 AM

Large Nomad CC w/ RS Vivid Air, Canecreek headset, custom yellow graphics (the original magenta is underneath if you prefer). Frame is in excellent condition with a few minor scratches primarily from shuttling w/ other bikes. No crash damage. 1900 frame

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/25/2017 10:24 AM

Alex Rankin alert! Looks like a proto frame too? https://www.instagram.com/p/BQ7vfssFrdo/?taken-by=alex_rankin

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Almost all the factories in Asia have a 'house brand' that they use to show off their manufacturing capabilities to prospective customers. Those with less money to invest in prototypes, tooling, moulds, etc often rebadge the factory's ODM samples as ... more »

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When it's really more endorsement than collaboration, or what he thought he wanted turned not to feel like he anticipated it would.

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Pedals sure have come a long way since the days of Crupi Bear Traps and Vans

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Is that a 26x24" wheel setup on the Lenz?

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Both pair soaking wet bro.

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You guys are way overthinking it. This is just the bike he used at US nationals, he's racing a Bronson here in Aspen.

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