Added a comment about news blog The Stage Is Set - 2016 UCI DH World Cup Teams Revealed 2/16/2016 12:06 PM
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That was the first name I looked for too. Would like to see him back racing. Maybe Spesh ran out of space for him after they signed the old Lapierre team?

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Added a comment about feature 2016 World Cup DH Changes | Simon Burney Interview 12/3/2015 12:54 PM
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Uhhh, I think everything here makes a ton of sense - I'm impressed by the UCI. Even the pit prices are relatively cheap if you think of them on a per race basis. These events aren't free to put on. Seems ok to me.

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Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/20/2015 2:36 PM

Seeing something like this happen to a rider is a tragedy.. no one ever wants to see their hero's or friends hurt especially doing something that they love.

I don't think putting all the blame on red bull is right though, but having a media black out...more

Added a comment about press release Clean More Climbs with a OneUp Components Traction Ring 7/30/2015 8:08 AM
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Been running oval on two bikes for about 6 months and totally sold on it. Nice to see one-up keep adding products, and for all standards too! Hope they add more sizes next.

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Added a comment about feature Trek Invents Automatic Dropper Seatpost Concept - No More Sitting Down Required! 6/11/2015 12:29 PM
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I understand that creating a perpetual motion machine isn't possible, but all this seat does is keep me from having to compress the seatpost myself, from full extension. Instead, I only have to compress it from half height - a fairly modest improvement IMO.
If automated, I'd rather have a servo motor run the show. Then I can stop it at any height I want. Otherwise, I'd prefer to stick with what I have, over this binary (ie. full height, full drop) option.

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Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's Super Clean Specialized S-Works Demo for Leogang 6/11/2015 12:20 PM

Whats with the grips?

Added a comment about product review Tested: Gravity MegaEvo Carbon Cranks 5/27/2015 2:08 PM
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nice product, and seems like decent value, but they're a few years behind the game in terms of still having a fixed 104/64 bcd spider fixed in place. I guess if you're certain you'll never want less than a 30t NW chainring (or are ok to do a manual shift for big climbs - saw 34t NW and 24t small ring) you're probably fine...

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Added a comment to mbl77's bike check 5/4/2015 2:27 PM
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looks like you're running a schwalbe hans dampf in the rear. is it a 2.35? does it work ok without rubbing chain stays or seat stats? I've got a magic mary 2.35, and having some wear issues. my wheel and hub is off and needs to be replaced, but I'm wondering if it will fit at all...

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Added a comment to cr8zdaddy's bike check 1/26/2015 5:54 PM
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i'm actually considering putting a 27.5" pike on mine, and I'd love to upgrade the rear shock - the rp23 is lacking on longer descents particularly.

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Added reply in a thread Boulder, CO Bike Thief Gets 10 Years in Prison 1/20/2015 10:41 AM

folks, he's going home!

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Cube Stereo 160 Super HPC SL 1/7/2015 9:25 PM
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have always been curious about their bikes. wish they'd come to north america.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/2/2014 1:53 PM

maybe, but Gwin to Trek and then Gwin to Spesh both came true...

Added a comment about video Giddy Up! Transition Introduces New Suspension Platform, New Bikes 9/25/2014 10:19 AM
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was going to say the same thing... love how everyone is adopting the horst link now. guess trannsition's previous designs, like kona's were simply not as good.

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Liked a comment on the item Giddy Up! Transition Introduces New Suspension Platform, New Bikes 9/25/2014 10:18 AM

The giddyup link, designed by Horst "Giddyup" Leitner, 34 years ago.

Added a comment about video 5 Ways to Open a Beer with Cedric Gracia 8/5/2014 2:04 PM
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liked that last one... will have to give it a shot.

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Added a comment about news blog Dave Weagle Ends Patent Lawsuit Versus Giant Bicycles 7/2/2014 6:12 PM
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it sounds like they didn't settle since the wording is so terse, but we'll probably never know... in any case, giant's behavior appears to be far less sketchy than trek's, who invited him in for a show and tell, and then proceeded with their own patent shortly thereafter... i own a giant, and I'll buy one again happily.

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Added a comment about photo XPedo Spry Pedals 6/5/2014 10:50 PM
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i've been on these for about a year (though we have hard core winter where I live- no riding), and they've been good. i do not have them on my DH bike, and I'm pretty careful about rock strikes. that said, they've seen some airtime and a few knicks here and there and have held up well. no complaints. actually, epic price and superbly light. wish they had one more pin in the middle of the pedal.

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Added a comment about video Silencing the Haters: Gwin's Return to Gwinning at the South Africa World Cup 4/17/2014 10:01 AM
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i dunno if people really "hate" on Gwin. maybe a few think he might have been a flash in the pan, or that his preparation last year sort of sucked, but hate? i don't think so. bummer stevie was out, but should be a great battle for the overall.

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Added a comment about press release Sombrio Halts Operations, Seeks Strategic Investor 11/30/2013 7:31 AM
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I don't mean to sound like a dick, but your own retail stores?!? Who in the bike industry has that? Sure quiksilver and billabong do, but surf apparel sells to fat kids in North Dakota in February. Regardless, as a fan of your less moto, less fluoro inspired gear, I hope you find a way forward. Maybe now is the time for direct sales? Lower volume but higher margin.

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Added a comment about photo #ThrowbackThursday - The Infamous Fender Bender Freakout 11/14/2013 4:29 PM
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common sense ain't so common... so awesome though - loved this. i wouldn't have been as chill as you. hell, I chased some stupid poodle around last week when it went crazy trying to attack my dog... I gotta mellow out...

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