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Added a comment about video Who's Faster? World Cup Downhiller vs World Cup XC Racer 7/26/2015 10:28 PM

Marc you're awesome!!!! Had you been on a bike you're comfortable on like a 100 dual-sus or something bit more aggressive you would have killed it...but I've seen Nino's web-edits and that dude is a sick descender.

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Added a comment about news blog 2012 Australian National Championship - DH Qualifiers 2/25/2012 12:36 PM

They breed them pinned down unda'

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Added a product review for Easton Havoc Alloy Handlebar 12/29/2011 8:32 PM



The Good: Weight; width; strength; rise; sweep; warranty

The Bad: way too expensive!

Overall: Just picked up a pair of these to replace my Easton Monkeylite DH carbon bars because 711mm is out!

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Added a product review for Easton Monkey Lite DH Handlebar 12/29/2011 8:29 PM

Loved Them...


The Good: Weight, sweep, rise.

The Bad: They're only 711mm wide and that simply no longer cuts the mustard! Like all great carbon bars these are way to EXPENSIVE to own if you're paying retail!

Overall: Get the new Easton HAVOC carbon bars and cut'em down if 750mm is TOO wide for you. These have been discontinued!

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Added a product review for Sunline V1 Handlebar 12/29/2011 8:26 PM



The Good: These bars set the standard a couple years back for DH width! Everybody had these bars on their big bikes and they aren't heavy for what they are. Because of these guys I now have 750mm carbon bars on the trail rig and 775mm FUNN bars that only weigh 310g on the DH rig

The Bad: They're not carbon (for weight purposes ONLY)

Overall: You absolutely cannot go wrong with these bars. These pre-date just about every other well-known brand's wide AM/DH/FR bar that exist today.

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Added a product review for Crank Brothers Iodine 11 AM Riser Handlebar 12/29/2011 8:23 PM



The Good: Weight! That;s it. Go get the Easton Havocs or ENVE 800's.

The Bad: 680mm is barely wide enough for an XC rig let alone trail/AM/DH...they must be trippin!

Overall: Completely miss-marketed! Not a trail/am/dh carbon bar...NOT EVEN CLOSE. 680mm is out! Why is CrankBrothers so far off the back with the current standards? Should be ashamed of themselves

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Added a product review for Park Tool Hacksaw 12/23/2011 6:17 PM

Great Saw--Buy It


The Good: Hard to screw up something as simple as a hacksaw. Works very well. Affordable. Easy to change the blade

The Bad: I can't think of any thing bad to saw....It's a hacksaw for peet's sake! Should come with an extra blade--preferable a "high tooth count" for fine work like cutting carbon.

Overall: A must have! Buy it! Every mechanics toolbox and work bench should have a hacksaw and why wouldn't you want one that is Park Tools BLUE. Remember that if you're using this to cut carbon...like hacking down those new 800mm wide ENVE carbon bars you just got...to make sure you are using a "high tooth count" saw blade. I don't believe the stock blade is "fine" enough to cut carbon with a clean result.

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Added a product review for Park Tool Professional Cable And Housing Cutter 12/23/2011 6:11 PM

Anything else is better!


The Good: Solid feel in your hand....otherwise nothing!

The Bad: Everything. As a professional bike mechanic for years my work benches have always been primarily PARK TOOLS (including my home work bench) because PARK makes the best version of most bike tools out there. PARK cable cutters are the exception! Most other brands are superior to the park cable cutters. They get dull; they bend the housing; fray cables when cutting; plastic handles slide off over time, and basically just SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even Dykes work better in most cases.

Overall: Ice tools, Pedros, Spin Doctor, any other generic brand of cable cutters are better than these!

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Added a product review for TIME Z Strong Clipless Pedal 12/17/2011 11:24 AM

Killer for Clipped DH


The Good: Love these pedals. I ride the TIME ATAC Z model which is slightly different with machined surfaces for more traction. Very durable. Long ride life!

The Bad: Heavy. Expensive. No tension adjust like the XC pedals have which kinda sucks 'cuz the spring develops play over time due to wear and tear.

Overall: Killer pedals if you wanna be clipped on a big bike. Far better than Mallets which constantly break...at least they used to before they fully revamped them.

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Added a product review for TIME Time ATAC XS Pedals 12/17/2011 11:20 AM

Great Pedal!


The Good: Very resiliant for a composite pedal. Great float and lateral play. 3 settings for the tension of the clip. Flip flop the cleats for different release points. Very versatile. I got 4 years out of 1 pair of these. Rode them on a LT hard tail, and 3 different 6 inch trail bikes. Raced SuperD and little bike DH courses. Love these pedals. Great in MUD though you wouldn't think so. Switched from Shimano because I wanted more float.

The Bad: Bearings get a little play over time. QUite expensive. Have gone up considerably in price over past 5 years for exact same pedals.

Overall: Love these pedals for XC/AM/Trail bikes! Also ride TIME DH pedals on the big bike. After 4 years they were still totally usable, but I upgraded to the ATAC XS Carbon pedals because I got them on blow out way below wholesale.

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Added a comment about video Danny Hart at Hamsterley Forest 12/10/2011 11:39 AM

These trails look so sick!

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Added a comment about press release Press Release: MRP's Integrated Bash Guard Awarded U.S. Patent 9/10/2011 9:37 AM

I still think e13 is the best....even though they are virtually the same. Brand Loyalist.

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Added a comment about video Sam Reynolds | Afternoon Session 7/31/2011 11:31 AM

Totally KILLED it!

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Added a comment about slideshow Giant Bicycles Introduces New Steerer Tube Standard & Seatpost 7/20/2011 9:24 AM
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Your bikes are sick...but your standards suck D**K!

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 4/26/2011 8:43 PM

Well spoken.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Sam Hill 3/17/2011 10:10 AM

Fastest man alive!

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Added a comment about photo Slideshow 3/17/2011 10:04 AM

Feel like this is an upgrade from YETI in both equipment and factory team support!

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Added a comment about feature Vital Review Queue: Leatt Bicycle DBX Braces 9/1/2010 10:12 PM

I got one the week they came into stock in the US. Still haven't had the chance to christen it.

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