Added a comment to mattstaggs's bike check 3/24/2017 9:59 AM
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Tire weight varies, max, by about 100g. so If I had the heaviest possible, they had the lightest possible, you're still talking about over a pound, around 500g, to account for. my cranks are 30g lighter. the bars, stem, & saddle are probably a wash. his pedals are around 50g lighter. My frame is a medium, so even his frame is heavier.

If you think 1.5 lbs is plausible on two comparable bikes with aluminum parts, you're insane. Unless I had some old school freeride bike parts(I have a set of diabolus cranks that weigh twice what these cranks do) aluminum parts don't vary that much.

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Added a comment about photo Iago Garay and Mark Scott 3/23/2017 1:30 PM
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looks like SRAM finally listened about the need for a paddle style reverb lever...

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Added a comment to mattstaggs's bike check 3/23/2017 1:11 PM
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That weight seems unlikely... my Spartan with similar parts weighted at least 1.5 more(measured at 30.9 lbs.) RAIL 40s are within a hair of the weight of my pro2evo/flow EX weight, i had basically the same tires, & the same brakes, drivetrain, suspension(except I have the slightly lighter Pike RC.) I don't think there's 1.5 lbs to be had in bars, grips, & cranks, when none of these are carbon, & mine (aefect cranks, Syncros bars, V2 stem) aren't made of lead or anything.

Smells like somebody read one of Devinci's notoriously unreliable frame weight figures & calculated the weight rather than measuring.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/22/2017 10:48 AM
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Personally, as a full on amateur who is bad at avoiding ragdolling, it's that ankle & upper protection that I miss in this shoe, but as I said, only in real DH conditions. But I also armor up for those conditions. all in all, I'm really hoping we see something like this shoe in an impact chassis for those of us who need the extra protection, though I can totally see these being enough for 90% of racers.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/21/2017 3:21 PM
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Saw people at Bootleg racing in them, in fact. However, I think there's a world of difference between rowdy all-mountain terrain, which these are the perfect level of protection for, & full on DH race course, which is where I want the better protection of the Impact.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 6:49 AM

This is the bike I was wondering how you were going to comment on the pedal feedback. I previously saw anti-squat and pedal kickback figures from another site and then when I watched Bike Mag's review of the bike, they said there was low pedal feedback. Interesting how your...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/17/2017 4:42 PM
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I bought true to size, they fit well.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/17/2017 1:17 PM
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I was talking with a fiveten employee at bootleg who had a hand in designing this shoe, & they pointed out that the MI6 rubber is more oily than their other rubbers, in order to achieve the softness they wanted, & that has a negative effect on glue adhesion, which was part of the problem. that said, when they stopped sewing the toe on the impacts, I had those delaminate as well, though a little AKA glue & a c clamp fixed that pretty much permanently.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/17/2017 12:37 PM
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The best pair of riding shoes I've ever owned. I haven't been this stoked about a shoe since I bought a pair of impacts in 2005. My only complaint is that I'm left waiting for the "pro" treatment to every other shoe in their lineup, especially the impact, as I'd like to have a version of this shoe with DH levels of protection.

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Liked a comment on the item Grits, Hero Dirt, and Fresh Rubber: 2017 Maxxis Appalachian Summit 3/10/2017 9:17 AM

@dstucki is that a 29x2.5 Aggressor you were testing on the Switchblade?

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 12:04 PM

That she's not tall enough to need a longer dropper?

Added a comment about product review Tested: Hope Tech 35W Wheelset 2/1/2017 9:30 AM
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Good to hear the E*thirteens are happy to run on bigger than recommended rims, it's definitely been a concern as I consider going wider than my current Flow EXs. Didn't want to go too wide for e*thirteen, or too narrow for WT tires(& maxxis says you shouldn't run those any smaller than 31IW, or rather, that you should run their regular tires instead.) Sounds like 35IW might be exactly where I want to be.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/19/2017 6:11 AM

It has an integrated seat post binder, can't be a lot of DH bikes it could be.

Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Bottom Bracket Maintenance 12/22/2016 2:11 PM
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So are you saying to grease pressfit BBs on carbon frames? Because I've heard both, but "don't grease it" more often than "grease it."

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Added a comment to The Bike Rack Dublin's bike check 12/13/2016 8:01 AM
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That... seems improbable for a bike with a 6.8 pound frame & no carbon components. Transition claims 28.8 for a complete, & edit: it's build kit 2, which is very comparable to this build. https://www.transitionbikes.com/Bikes_PatrolCarbon.cfm?Token={ts_2016-12-13_09:34:39}-3464984034b08c41-B41AC06C-04D5-FD98-464881C94A02642C

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Added a comment to The Bike Rack Dublin's bike check 12/13/2016 6:07 AM
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Other than flat pedals, I don't think there's a thing I would change.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 11:45 AM

see the caption under the pic w/ hands on the levers

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 10:49 AM

based on this...you didn't really read the whole thing did you

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 10:04 AM
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Pretty awesome guide for getting a neutral cockpit, which is where everyone should start. Usually people will deviate somewhat(I prefer a little bit of forward roll, & flatter levers are pretty popular right now) but starting from a neutral point is best.

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