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Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:39 AM

foam grips and no bash? come on- it would have weighed 33.3 lbs with lock-ons and a bash guard. then i wouldn't have had to make this stupid comment.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:39 AM

While lighter, that's an example of the stupid light end of the light spectrum. It used Ti rotor bolts that backed out constantly, light casing tires, trail brakes, etc.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:39 AM

I guess technically sea otter IS a race. :D

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:37 AM

I too have yet to see it on the WC circuit, but many of the Rampage riders were skipping chainguides entirely. This one at least has a top guide still.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:37 AM

Not aware of any DH races where dudes are skipping the chainguides. .Feel free to re-post when it's race (or park) ready.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:37 AM

But this is a 650b bike... And considering that the Nukeproof Sam Hill won Meribel on weighed about 37 lbs, this is pretty light.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 8:36 AM

You always seem to follow every comment with "but it would be destroyed at Plattekill". Get real. Having grown up in Upstate NY, ridden at Plattekill, Bromont QB, all over Vermont and spending the last 4 years riding World Cup tracks in Central Europe, Plattekill is not even...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Kitsbow A/M Ventilated Short 10/7/2014 4:48 PM
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I hate to be that guy, but: you should really compare how much sugar is in that "green superfood" before passing judgement on the soda drinkers.

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Liked a comment on the item Anne Caroline Chausson's Pseudo-1x Drivetrain Setup 10/5/2014 1:22 PM

2x ain't dead yet.

Added a comment to 0110-M-P's bike check 10/3/2014 2:53 PM
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Other than the cranks, Flows instead of arches, & wanting a DVO diamond on the front, this might be almost exactly what my next bike is. How does it do on the ups?

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Added a comment about video Danny MacAskill - Official Ambassador for KTM Freeride Electric Motorcycles 9/25/2014 8:16 AM
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This isn't that style of moto. Lots of race specific bikes can't go very far before you have add fuel. that said, adding fuel takes a lot less than an hour.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 DVO Diamond Fork 9/10/2014 12:00 AM
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I want it. SOOOOOOO BAAADDDDD

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2015 DVO Diamond Fork 9/25/2014 8:08 AM

You're nitpicking at 4.4lbs being something to improve, would you be happier if it was 4.2...? I remember being stoked that my Sherman Firefly weighed 5.5 with a Ti spring and 20mm lowers.

Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/24/2014 12:26 PM

Its been a while since we have ridden the Xfusion stuff and our impression on most of their stuff is that its very well engineered. We will be offering a bunch of different models with various settings and technologies, stay tuned!

Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 1:35 PM
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You say "we" can adjust the compression stack, I thought it was user tunable? Also, would a compression loader with it's own adjust work in tandem with the switch, or replace it?

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Liked a comment on the item Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:40 PM

Hi groghunter, the 3 position compression lever is a quick adjust performance feature needed by many of our enduro racers/riders including CG. They want an adjustment that they can easily access and adjust without spinning on low or high speed compression knob. I know CTD has left a bad taste in...more

Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 12:36 PM
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Bryson,

I'm actually a fan of the a 3 position lever, you're absolutely right that for longer travel bikes, & some suspension designs in shorter travel bikes, you need a quick adjust to suit the LSC for the terrain.

My concerns lie with having a preset HSC, or worse, complete lack of speed sensitive damping.

Currently, I have two shocks for my bike: a monarch RT3 & a DHX Air. the only thing they share is that I can't get the HSC where I want it on either of them. The monarch is overdamped, the DHX is underdamped, but neither has an adjustment that lets me fix that. That's what worries me about having less adjusters.

If this shock was made my any other brand, it would be off my radar completely after seeing two knobs on it. I remain hopeful that if I'm not happy with the HSC on this shock, I can pull the loader out & adjust it to my liking.

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Added a comment about feature Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/23/2014 10:05 AM
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It really weirds me out that this is going to be a 2 adjuster shock, with one being a 3 position compression lever, feels very un-DVO to me. I guess it really comes down to being able to drop the shim stack, which gives you adjustability, just using shims instead of knobs.

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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.