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Cliffside booters for Semenuk. He's on the same line as last year but with "improvements"... Cliffside booters #thebiggerthebetter #redbullrampage2017 A post shared by Evan Young (@evan_intern) on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:57pm PDT

Added reply in a thread 2017 Red Bull Rampage Line Building and Scoping 10/21/2017 12:01 PM

Strait and The Big Dog. Getting things dialed in out there today. @mitchropo is really bonding with the desert! Good thing it's shower day @rynopower #StraitrampageXII A post shared by kylestrait (@kylestrait) on Oct 20, 2017 at 4:30pm PDT

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Daily Shot October 21, 2017!

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Added a new video First Impressions at Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/21/2017 7:39 AM
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The shovels are in the dirt at Rampage, and here is what some of the competitors had to say about their plans for this year. Yeow!

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Red Bull Rampage Line Building and Scoping 10/21/2017 7:34 AM
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Whoever thought riding their bike down this was a good idea??? Just a lil wind ? here at #redbullrampage. ? A post shared by Katie Holden (@katieholden) on Oct 20, 2017 at 6:12pm PDT

Added reply in a thread 2017 Red Bull Rampage Line Building and Scoping 10/21/2017 7:28 AM

Double the trouble, double the fun: Built this transfer into @kurtsorge 's landing, thanks for helping me out! ⛏ @anthony3vans @fylandorbes A post shared by Bas van Steenbergen (@basvsteenbergen) on Oct 20, 2017 at 8:17pm PDT

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Added a new video All You Can Eat | The Whole Enchilada 10/21/2017 1:07 AM
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The red rock desert surrounding Moab, Utah is a harsh and barren landscape that only the toughest creatures thrive in. It is a place of surreal beauty, unlike anywhere else in the world. For these reasons, we return to Moab year after year to thoroughly and systematically beat the life out of our bikes. Moab is our proving ground – our worst line choice, wheel smashing, tire obliterating, backyard amusement park.

Known to literally disintegrate tires from the sheer force of cornering, Luke Strobel has played an integral part in testing, developing, and bombproofing the latest M Series. For the final test, it’s Luke against 27.5 miles and 8000 feet of descending on the iconic Whole Enchilada. A battle of attrition for both bike and body, from the peaks of the mighty La Sal Mountains, through four ecologically diverse climates, finishing at the Colorado River.

This was my first trip to Moab and I had no idea what to expect. What really blew me away is the variety of terrain that is found on this one trail. Going from high alpine hero dirt and cool temps to slick rock slabs above the Colorado river and temps in the high 90s was a shock for this born and raised Washingtonian. - Luke Strobel

Learn more about the entire new lineup of M Series at www.enve.com.

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Added a comment to MAT7nueve's bike check 10/21/2017 12:55 AM
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LOL #catsareassholes.

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Bike of the Day October 21, 2017!

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Added a new video Richie Rude is the Silent Shredder 10/20/2017 9:25 AM
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Armed with a wry smile and cunning skill on the bike, he is a man of few words. He prefers to let his riding do the talking. Richie Rude is the Silent Shredder.

Presented by: Yeti Cycles

Directed & Filmed by: Craig Grant & Joey Schusler
Edited by: Craig Grant
Creative Direction: Good Fortune Collective
Motion Graphics: Good Fortune Collective
Sound Design: Keith White

Riders: Richie Rude

Music: Last Man Standing by Graffiti Ghosts

Shot on: Red Epic w/Canon L-Series lenses & Super 8 film

#MoreThanMyth

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Added a new video HOMIES - EVO Bike Park Playground 10/20/2017 1:31 AM
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DH, freeride, dirt, or enduro - there's something for all styles and all levels at the EVO Bike Park!

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Added a comment about feature We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/20/2017 12:50 AM
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By choosing a coil spring that gives the same bottom out force as the air spring, you are in fact choosing to run much less sag, thus also affecting your ride height and the bike's handling characteristics (to a degree). This may be good or bad, depending on your preferences and riding style.

Now, what you have stated above really touches on the core of the issue: air shocks are progressive, coils springs are not. To optimize either, the best way is to design the frame around the intended application. If you built a frame exclusively for coil use, you'd give it a ton of mechanical ramp up in the linkage, to get an effective spring rate curve that looks like the air curve. If the frame is NOT optimized for either spring type, you end up having to use various "crutches" such as compression damping, changing spring rates, using tokens in air shocks on linear frames etc etc.

The bottom line is: on the right bike, coil is awesome. How close to "perfect" you can get it is a moot point, there are so many variables in suspension set-up that personal preference is the ultimate deciding factor. In my case for example, I don't see myself removing the coil shock from this bike in the near future, even if I touch the bottom of the shock 5% more.

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Added reply in a thread UCI Rule Changes for 2018 10/18/2017 12:46 PM

If you are referring to the minimum amount of UCI points needed to be eligible for participating in a World Cup, there were no changes made there.

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Added a new video Incredible Bike Skills and Unbelievable Landscapes | Jeff Kendall-Weed Does Iceland 10/18/2017 9:54 AM
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Seven years ago, Jeff fielded a phone call while working at Ibis Cycles, in sunny Santa Cruz, CA, USA. It was a fellow named Runar, from Iceland, who wanted to sell Ibis in the small country. Sure enough, after a couple years, the two met at Eurobike, then again randomly crossed paths while riding in the nearby alps a few days later. That inspired Jeff to travel to Iceland, and check out the rugged riding firsthand. Now, Jeff wants to inspire you to explore some of the most unique and exciting landscapes the world has to offer!

Produced by Jeff Kendall-Weed
Cinematography by Niklas Wallner
Original Music by Katie Weed
Music Production by Joe Weed/Highland Studios
Photography by Petur Thor
Icelandic Support: Rúnar Theodórsson
Guiding/Key Grip: Davíð Þór Sigurðsson

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Added a comment about feature We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/18/2017 8:48 AM
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The Super Deluxe is a great shock, we've ridden it on many bikes and we've been very impressed with it since day 1. It's a significant improvement over the Monarch series.

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