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Added a comment about feature My Crash From the Inside - Hannes Slavik Down But Not Out 8/4/2014 8:29 AM
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Very, very scary stuff. All the best for a speedy recovery.

It shows that a good helmet and appropriate protection are essential when things go wrong. That said and just finishing watching the last dh round - not many riders wear a leatt or body armor - guys (and women) you are the role models for young riders and also are key what is in fashion at the dh tracks on weekends.

Thanks for the inside look and sharing your experience. Very good to read that you are healing up and wearing protection is not useless.

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Added a comment about photo Jared Graves' Prototype Long-Travel Yeti SB6C with Switch Infinity 7/24/2014 8:46 AM
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I've he is doing well then a lot of those (pinkbike) armchair scientists will be proved wrong :-)

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Liked a bike check Black Banana Selfmade Frame 7/23/2014 11:16 AM
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Added a comment about feature Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/26/2014 9:39 PM
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what is the name of the Taiwanese factory - Astro?

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Added a comment about photo VIEW 6/24/2014 10:57 PM
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The Austrians take over vitalmtb ;-) (at least when it comes down to pictures). Yours and mine are two daily shots I know about taken in Austria.

congrats! ...and nice a really nice view

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Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 1:11 PM
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if you hit it right (speed, angle, body position) it is an easy one. I think it was Steve Peat (who has got more experience then him at a worldcup in Leogang 2 years ago that went into the fence at the bottom. It is a nasty one to time but in general easy when done correct (I went down on the second stair - to much breaking does not always help :-) )

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Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 12:14 PM
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Easy corner?

I hope the author tried it. I am just an average rider and I don't find that corner easy (not even touching race speed ;-) ). That three steps before are not so flat as they look in the livestream

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Added a comment about feature Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 9:24 PM
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...and rethink what they are doing in Austria/Germany at the moment. But manuels would be an integral part - comparing a service on a rock shox and fox fork -> fox is a nightmare :-) imho

in Europe the availability of seals, parts and all the needs stuff is also a nightmare :-(

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Added a comment about feature Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension 6/11/2014 1:33 PM
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First of all - I think it is very cool that you take the time and answer our questions.

mine is about the shock service - are there any changes in service intervals and can a normal dealer service the shock? It sounds nearly to good to be true and normally there is a slight downside. I already own fox parts and I am not very satisfied when it comes to service - maybe that's connected to the poor support in Austria and Germany in the past ;-)

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Added reply in a thread photo upload stops at 79% 5/12/2014 9:40 PM

I created a photo album in my profile and wanted to add a photo there.

Added reply in a thread photo upload stops at 79% 5/11/2014 12:30 PM

hi brad, sorry for the late reply. i used win7/firefox 28.0 and win8.1/explorer 11 and both stopped at 79% i hope that helps - otherwise please let me know and i give you more details. thanks for looking at the problem. regards, simon

Started new thread photo upload stops at 79% 5/4/2014 4:26 AM

hi, i tried to upload a photo (160kb, *.jpeg format) several times and every time i get an error message at 79%. is there anything special i need to do with the pictures?

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Added a product review for 2013 Giant Glory 0 9/14/2013 3:06 AM
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...entering pursuit mode

Rating:

The Good: good geometry (at 176cm body height) good bottom bracket height and chainstay length

The Bad: cabelrouting is a bit funny and cables slaped (noise) against the downtube (is gone since I mounted a rockguard downtube protector)

Overall:

I got the fram only version - so I can not really tell how good the components are.

The frame itself is the best I got so far. It took me about 2 rides on the freeride in Leogang to get used to it.
After that it was like - wow, that line was not possible before - wow, I went never that fast into that corner before.

I do not think that I ride better (until now ;-) ) but the frame and therefore the bike are easy to understand and do
what I want without a lot of effort for the rider. On the second day I rode it down the DH in Leogang and it was the same
again. It was easier for me to controle the bike and get my lines. Jumping is a piece of cake. The handling of the bike
is really, really nice and helps me to get near "seeable" whips :-)

All in all I really, really like the glory frame and I think it will suit a lot of people. Give it a try :-)

...I love mine

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Added a product review for Shimano M640 Zee Hydraulic Disc Brakes 5/16/2013 1:53 PM
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Affordable and really, really good

Rating:

The Good: After using Avid´s for serveral years and switched to shimano zee and was a fan right after the first ride. Predictable, lot´s of power, good levers, easy to find the right dose of braking, good pricing on rotors and pads' ...bleeding is a piece of cake :-) Updated: so far - no fading

The Bad: the mount for the handlebar is very "solid", but it works well and holds everyhting in place

Overall:

get one, put in on your bike and never worry about braking again

considering the price and what you get, I would definitly say it´s worth five stars

Update:
I gave the brakes a solid 4h hours in Leogang and went down the freeride, downhill and bingo bongo trail´s. The brakes worked very well. Braking-power is predictable and it is easy to find the right dose. In "scary" moments the brakes really help to get out of the situations without a crash.
After some runs on the downhill there was no fading and on some parts the brakes had to do a lot of work as it was my first day on the donwhill in 2013.

I haven´t changed my mind and would recommend the brakes.

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Added a comment about photo KTM Downhill Bike 3/22/2013 4:35 AM
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...and the ktb-bikes are the same since more than 5 years with not one single update in the frame design

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Added a comment about press release 4X Protour 2013 Information and Schedule 2/26/2013 4:39 AM
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so true - it will take some time to get the uci out of all gravity related disciplines, but it will be worth the wait :-)

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Liked a comment on the item 4X Protour 2013 Information and Schedule 2/26/2013 4:39 AM

Mt. Biking + racing - UCI = more better.