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Liked a comment on the item Convertible Bell Super 2 R Helmet 9/5/2014 2:20 PM

Because I recognize those trails as the Highway 9 trails on UCSC property that I've ridden myself for about twenty years.

Liked a comment on the item 2014 Industry World Champs in Hafjell, September 3, 6pm 9/3/2014 3:59 PM

My money is on Claudio

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 8/29/2014 10:06 PM

ChrisG - I am the lead engineer, Jason Chamberlain from Specialized.

Added a comment about photo Marzocchi 053 SRC2R Shock 8/29/2014 3:02 PM
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sounds like exactly where we should be moving as industry with regards to rear shocks: tunable damping that can also be easily changed to fit the terrain. I'm excited to give one of these a try.

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Liked a comment on the item Marzocchi 053 SRC2R Shock 8/29/2014 3:00 PM

I can't say too much about the technical function but it is three preset levels of compression based on from our athletes and our engineers. Not to be confused with CTD, our system changes the low-speed compression to work with pedal input....more

Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/29/2014 12:58 PM
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keep in mind, that this also forces the pressure to move differently. the air can't move toward the rim, because the procore is in the way, so it's going to have to spike towards the sidewalls, which might have a measurable effect on sidewall squirm.

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Added a comment about photo Marzocchi 053 SRC2R Shock 8/29/2014 12:53 PM
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Added a comment to Jrocket803's bike check 8/28/2014 5:41 PM
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Love the angular look of the KTM bikes, wish they'd bring them to the states.

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Added a comment about photo Hope Crank and Bashguard 8/28/2014 12:19 PM
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ha, don't be thinking you can get green

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Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/28/2014 9:39 AM
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Likewise. perimeter rotational weight is a place where every gram counts, & you'd probably be getting 90g per wheel more using tubular tires.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 NS Snabb E1 8/28/2014 9:32 AM
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Yea, that is a really good looking bike. Seems like a lot of brands are trying to keep the stays in line with the top tube, which helps aesthetically also.

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Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 3:03 PM
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Not that I'm advocating for it, but why would you need to glue on a tubular that's sitting inside another tire, pressed between the beads of the that tire? I can't come up with a reason, but my experience with tubular is limited.

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Liked a comment on the item Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 12:40 PM

but potentially save 130 +
It's always a compromise.

Liked a comment on the item Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 12:40 PM

Again you run into the same problem of adding 250g per wheel. The Schwalbe system is 230 grams for the system.

Liked a comment on the item Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 12:39 PM

That makes sense. It stands to reason that Schwalbe came up against the same thing and eventually settled on this system, that weighs as much as it needs to to work.

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I do feel like they should give you a legit size bottle of sealant, not just little single use bottles, for over $200.

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Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 9:42 AM
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I don't think electrical tape would work, as the pressure would probably overcome the adhesive, you'd end up with tube bulging from gaps that would develop between wraps of electrical tape. Gorilla tape might work, but at that point, you have to start asking how much weight are you adding, as even the 200g for procore isn't a trivial amount of rotational weight.

Additionally, the procore inner tire has a bead that seats up against the normal tire bead: I'm willing to bet that it's not an insignificant contributor to the amount of burp prevention.

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