Added a comment about press release Öhlins Introduces New RXF 36 Fork and Universal TTX 22 M Shock 6/17/2016 7:37 AM
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Like iceman says, he's riding for Hope. Since Hope doesn't have ties to a suspension company, & Adam doesn't have a secondary suspension sponsor, it's basically up to him what to spend the money hope gives him on.

If I was on a independent race team, & the budget supported it, I'd be on Ohlins too.

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Added reply in a thread Will Electric Downhill Bikes Become A Thing? 6/7/2016 10:22 AM

I really don't like e-MTBs. As someone who's seen & heard how much the bias of individuals in land management agencies can harm MTB access & advocacy, I am convinced that some of them will use the challenge of policing e-MTB vs MTB access as ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: e*thirteen TRS Tires 5/18/2016 3:26 PM
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You mentioned that you ran them on different tire widths, but didn't mention how they performed(other than to note slightly less tire rub on the wide rim.)

Did the tire ride well on narrower rims, or does the profile get so curved that you can't find the side knobs?

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Added a comment to Chris_Manalasts's bike check 4/21/2016 9:37 AM
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Dang, they really need to work on their branding, I wondered about that stem, but it doesn't really say it does Di2 anywhere in the description or name.

I'm insanely curious about wire routing, does it run out of the top through that little arrow in the pic, then back down into the stem? Post some pics when you get in installed!

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Added a comment to Chris_Manalasts's bike check 4/21/2016 9:26 AM
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Gotcha. wasn't sure if it would have enough space with a dropper, or wondering if it might rattle, but sounds like it's been problem free. Although, I am hoping they come out with a PRO stem like the tharsis, but in AM lengths, putting the battery in the steerer seems like a great solution, especially for charging.

Although, I am very tempted by that "split pivot socket" top cap Salsa released at the same time as the Redpoint. I'm on a big kick to get tools off my back & onto the bike. thinking about building a custom framebag for the small area in front of the shock, to hold multitool, pump, & tube.

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Added a comment about press release Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/18/2016 9:46 AM
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Y'know, I'm slightly over the blacked out bike look, but these seem to transcend that. That detail pic with the carbon pattern on the inside of the tubes, but black on the rest is stunning. Really good design there Cesar, good luck with your new company.

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Liked a comment on the item Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/18/2016 9:44 AM

haha! We will start releasing information each week about bikes, geometries, kinematics, production process, materials used, tests that we've performed... Just keep checking our Facebook and Insta for that. Be sure we know anything about those bikes...

Added a comment about feature First Look: BOX Components BTTR Bottle 4/14/2016 12:13 PM
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Well, at only 13 oz of liquid, hard liquor is really the only choice... shame, as I was actually kinda stoked on it until I saw that...

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Added a comment to Chris_Manalasts's bike check 4/14/2016 9:58 AM
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Sick bike man, can you describe or show a picture of where you hid the di2 battery? Getting a Spartan sometime this week, thinking I might go Di2 once the XT stuff they announced today hits.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 8/21/2015 9:22 AM
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Only without a chain :D

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Liked a comment on the item A Cut Above 8/20/2015 1:39 PM

Isn't the Specialized Hillbilly a pre cut spike also?

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Maxxis do ... shorty

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from Windham World Cup Downhill 8/7/2015 1:14 PM
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I hear that time is with a bail, too, though it wouldn't be a Missy qualifier without one.

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Liked a comment on the item Missy Giove at the 2015 Windham World Cup 8/6/2015 3:27 PM

the whole thing would get bleeped. she swears like a fuchen sailor, mate. ; )

Added a comment about video How To Stop Arm Pump 7/23/2015 11:29 AM
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Rock climb as cross training. I guarantee, you'll never get arm pump(on the bike, anyway) ever again.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Intense M16 7/2/2015 9:56 AM
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That's interesting... wonder if Vitals web server wasn't patched for night before lasts leap second.

Crashed a bunch of web services last time they added one in 2012.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Intense M16 7/2/2015 8:31 AM
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I wish my M6 rode as well as this M16 does... or at least that the top linkage bolts wouldn't try to escape by the end of each run.

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Added a comment about feature Trek Invents Automatic Dropper Seatpost Concept - No More Sitting Down Required! 6/17/2015 3:49 PM
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Once posts that can drop without sitting become mainstream, we'll all wonder how we got along without them, just like we did for non-drop posts. Sitting to put your seat down does some pretty bad things to where your COG & hips are when you're getting ready to hit tech or steeps.

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Liked a comment on the item Trek Invents Automatic Dropper Seatpost Concept - No More Sitting Down Required! 6/17/2015 3:47 PM

Ha! You've clearly never seen Dave Camp ride.

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Added a comment about photo Curtis Keene's Custom Specialized XL S-Works Stumpjumper 650b 6/8/2015 12:46 PM
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Hah, fun to see someone else still running the old Intense DH grips.

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