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Added a comment about video Kelly McGarry Crashes Hard in China 5/24/2015 8:35 AM
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It looks like the guys in blue are ignoring him, but they are actually quite a ways away farther down the stairs and across the platform. There's a reverse angle floating around that gives a bit more perspective but I'm not posting it as it's just gratuitous.

I'm not sure a wheel set exists that would have survived that impact. When was the last time you saw someone almost rip their fork out through the front of the head tube? https://goo.gl/GwWa9p and https://goo.gl/sn6S7C

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Added a comment about photo Neko Mulally's Scott Gambler 4/27/2015 7:28 PM
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Might not be carbon but it definitely doesn't look stock either. Different cable routing, no machining behind the chainring, and there should be an obvious weld where that Deity sticker is.

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Added a comment about photo Chuck Sponsel 4/25/2015 8:23 AM
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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's FOX Float X2 Rear Shock 4/10/2015 9:04 PM
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Santa Cruz are about the best in the biz, but look closely and you get an idea of how much would need to be done if this was on the outside before it was consumer ready. Carbon just don't pop out of the mold looking smooth and sexy. http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/06/25/bike-porn-santa-cruz-nomad-carbon-cutaway/

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Added a comment about photo Almost OTB G-Out Project - Lourdes World Cup 4/10/2015 8:36 PM
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Taking forward geometry to a whole new level

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's FOX Float X2 Rear Shock 4/10/2015 8:24 PM
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What Sideshow said. If you ever get to see a carbon frame fresh out of the mold it's not much of a looker. There's a great deal of filing, filling, and sanding left to be done to achieve the finished look. Even this one's been cleaned up quite a bit.

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Added a comment about slideshow 7 Stages in 1 Day - Race Action from the Enduro World Series, Crankworx Rotorua 3/31/2015 2:45 AM
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Yeah Brook!! We didn't run the photo, but Joe Barnes did the exact same thing too.

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Added a comment about photo FOX Float Shock with EVOL Air Can 3/30/2015 8:48 PM
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The '1-2-3' compression adjustment also works in the fully open/descend setting now (if I'm not mistaken previous versions only fine-tuned the settings in trail and lock mode?).

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Added a comment about photo Surprise, It Works 3/30/2015 2:08 PM
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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill with his new Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/25/2015 8:02 PM
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Added a comment about photo Kore's New Take on the Narrow/wide Ring 3/20/2015 9:30 AM
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To be pulled off the outermost links have to be able to slide inward. The small nubs machined into the sides of the teeth (see next pic) act as hooks and catch the links as they try to slide in and off the teeth. The harder you pull the tighter they grip.

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Added a comment about photo No-name 10 and 11-speed Cassettes 3/20/2015 2:37 AM
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At under $150 that's still a lot cheaper than anything in the current XX line

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Added a comment about photo Fire-eye Burning 3/19/2015 9:02 AM
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In terms of actual display bikes, yes the all-mtn bikes were everywhere (probably due to the intro of 650b and 'enduro', fat bikes, and e-bikes). That said, yes there were far and away more carbon hardtail frames hanging on walls through the exhibition center, but they weren't being used as 'show bikes' at nearly the number as years past. The Taipei show is very much a venue for manufacturers to show off their capabilities to potential clients, and the carbon hardtail doesn't wow the way it once did.

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Added a comment about photo MacMahone Albion 3/19/2015 8:48 AM
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Correct, but you only get 1 pt for ruining the fun too quickly. Interestingly enough, a different link can also be fitted to run a conventional shock as well.

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