Added a comment about product review THE SMASH! Riding Guerrilla Gravity's New Rock Crusher 7/18/2017 9:00 AM
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What was the fork offset, & did it change when you swapped forks? This sounds like a bike absolutely tuned for the newer short offset 29er forks. Might explain the handling snafu with switchbacks.

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Added a comment to dandinoiu's bike check 7/14/2017 11:44 AM
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Just drag your foot on the tire to stop! Old school style FTW!

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Added a comment to dandinoiu's bike check 7/14/2017 9:17 AM
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Pure sex.

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Added a comment to sworkdemo8's bike check 7/14/2017 9:14 AM
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How does it ride with the coil?

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Liked a comment on the item Trek's 2018 Mountain Bikes Feature Shocks Unlike Anything You've Seen Before 7/12/2017 1:17 PM

Both Mono tube and Twin tube shocks have to have an IFP to compensate for the oil displaced by the shaft as it compresses.The difference between them is the way the oil flows through the damping circuits.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 3:24 PM

Which of those are different based on rider height? Different gear for riders on different teams/brands=discrimination based on skill level or talent at sponsorship deal making. Different gear for different riders based on height=discrimination based ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 1:18 PM

If you think the amount of money in DH is anywhere near what Moto has, you're on crack. Let me assure you, Yamaha isn't losing money on any bike starting with YZ. Contrasted with DH, where if Canyon really hasn't sold more than 1000 Senders, they're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 12:17 PM

He has 2cm of extra travel, not 1. That's enough to define different market segments anywhere else in the sport. Could we please not let facts become victims of winning arguments? Second, I'm not making any conclusions. I merely making the point that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 10:44 AM

I would argue the fact that Greg gets more travel on his bike already tilts the argument towards "it probably does disadvantage shorter riders." I would argue there's a burden of proof in proving that the extra travel doesn't provide an advantage, or ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 10:06 AM

Sigh... Did you really have to take this to a political argument? Since you've decided to frame this in the "libertarian vs socialism" brouhaha, let me just point out that a market that purely exists as halo product for other markets, is, by definition, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 8:25 AM

I think my biggest issues go beyond that a little bit: 1: How will this affect smaller teams? Canyon come into a sport in their first year, only to find they have to redesign a new bike before the season even starts. Transition's work on their 27.5 prototype ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 12:43 PM

I'd rather buy a Liteville 601 mk 4

Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/1/2017 12:59 PM
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Screw comparing it to the Nomad 3, tell me how it compares to a VP Free. Seems much more similar to me(though they never made a VP Free this slack, AFAIK.)

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/11/2017 12:10 PM

The fact that we think a post should exist in both major seat post diameters in order to be considered suitable for as many riders as possible is elitist?

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/10/2017 7:31 AM

Use a wolftooth lever with the fox and you have a matchmaker and Ispec Lever for the same price as the fox lever. Have one on mine. Has a better feel and look in my opinion also.

Added a comment about video What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 9:59 AM
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Except if 29" is faster, tracks will be changed to suit. Corners too tight to ride fast on a 29er? If everybody's on one, then the corner will be widened or routed around. DH has been building tracks to suit the bikes currently being ridden since it's inception. There's a reason there aren't any fireroad races anymore.

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Added a comment about video What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 9:57 AM
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Except tall guys won races just fine on 26". So any wheelsize above that should be looked at for who it excludes from competitiveness, not who it makes faster. If 29" makes Payet faster, but makes it harder for guys under 5'8" to compete, it shouldn't be allowed. because there's a lot more Troy Brosnans than Payets.

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/3/2017 7:02 AM
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One rider is not a trend, it's an edge case. Richie is riding the bike he likes best of those available to him, & the 5.5 is only 140mm of travel. It's not equivalent to the new crop of 29er race bikes, nor was it designed to be a thoroughbred race bike. This holds true no matter how much you may like Yeti.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/3/2017 6:46 AM

Why should some riders get an advantage because they are taller than average?

27.5" is a good average wheelsize that can be made to work for riders at both ends of the height range. There are enough possibilities with frame sizing to make one wheelsize work for all competitors.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/3/2017 6:44 AM

I ride a 29er. I love technological progress in bikes.

But I have one concern: If bigger and bigger wheels prove more and more advantageous, at what point will tall riders have a overwhelming advantage by riding equipment shorter riders can't possibly use?

One of my favorite parts of DH...more