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Added a comment about photo Flashback - Superco Silencer Prototype DH Bike 10/22/2014 9:31 AM
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Only a handful of bikes come to mind that when you first look at them, you can tell the company absolutely nailed the geometry. This is one of those bikes, and it was really ahead of its time.

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Added a comment about video John Lefrancois in Bromont 10/22/2014 3:42 AM
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I miss Bromont...

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Pump Track Ribbon Cutting 10/22/2014 12:09 AM

We need more name captions like that during the regular season.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW: Luke Strobel 10/16/2014 12:12 PM
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Hub full o' bees!

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 11:37 PM
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Yeah but this is first and foremost a top level race bike. And since a great portion of the actual World Cup riders don't use the "World Cup" fork but rather the coil they have a pretty good argument.

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 10:43 AM

@EJThomson did you read the whole review and only remember the two "negative" points? No bike is perfect for every rider in every situation. The Low BB has an advantage in many many situations and is a trade off in others, and if you reread the article the extra length of the...more

Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 5:34 AM
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It may very well be a visual thing, but that appears to be steeper than a 63.5 head tube angle... Regardless, the bike looks really sick and while it is still in super-bike territory, I'm glad it ended up being "cheaper" than the original reports of $13K.

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Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/14/2014 2:24 PM

Honestly, regardless of its name, the World Cup does not need to be on "every" continent- that's absurd. Like the FIS Alpine World Cup, UCI WC DH should only be held at venues worthy of hosting steep, gnarly DH tracks. There are no alpine DH or Super ... more ยป

Added a comment about video Lourdes 2015 UCI DH World Cup Track with Laurie Greenland 10/14/2014 3:29 AM
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looks fun, but also looks hard to get spectators in... kinda like Cairns in that regard. Either way, new fast & technical tracks are always welcome in my book!

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/9/2014 9:10 AM

Drive-side-only swing arm?

Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 6:20 AM
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You always seem to follow every comment with "but it would be destroyed at Plattekill". Get real. Having grown up in Upstate NY, ridden at Plattekill, Bromont QB, all over Vermont and spending the last 4 years riding World Cup tracks in Central Europe, Plattekill is not even remotely the most gnarly mountain that has ever existed. This bike has been raced at World Cup race pace on tracks that put Plattekill to shame and it has survived completely intact. Find a new argument.

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Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 5:52 AM
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But this is a 650b bike... And considering that the Nukeproof Sam Hill won Meribel on weighed about 37 lbs, this is pretty light.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 12:05 AM

I agree, Needs bash protection and real grips but still VERY impressed they stuck with coil on both ends.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 12:04 AM

I said "race ready." Not ready for a full summer of woo pounding.

Added a comment about feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/8/2014 12:04 AM
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Technically no- this bike uses their proprietary bars, stem, wheels, and tires as well so they do have stuff that other companies don't have "exact" access to. If anything there are more "special" parts on this specific rig but you could for sure find comparable or lighter parts that are available to all manufacturers.

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Liked a comment on the item This Is Peaty - Season 3, Episode 6! 10/2/2014 1:12 AM

The ending of the episode, the last 30 seconds, that right there is probably the most sporting, humble analysis of a season I've ever heard. True class, a deserving champion.