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Liked a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All 7/3/2014 10:01 PM
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A simple explanation is that the oil damper controls how much the spring is allowed to move. The oil has two pathways (HSC or LSC) when the fork is compressed and each of these pathways has a "valve" so to speak to regulate when the oil is allowed to take each compression route. Each compression pathway has a separate rebound pathway back to the main chamber which can be regulated (HSR and LSR).

When the shock moves slowly over a small bump the low velocity/impulse/force moves the oil through the low speed compression route. Usually this is stiff on the compression to resist movement (of the spring) and free flowing on the rebound to allow the spring's force to quickly get the shock back to its resting position ready for the next bump.

In the high speed compression situation the high velocity/impulse/force allows the oil to move via the high speed compression route. This route requires that the high speed velocity threshold to be surpassed. Once it is surpassed, the spring is free to move during the compression to soak up the huge drop, but will slowly rebound to resist the spring snapping back to its resting position and bucking the rider.

To answer your question, the high speed and low speed are separate situations and the fork will behave differently according to which path the oil flowed through. No, the LSR doesn't take over from HSR once the damping slows the fork's movement. When the fork is bottomed out the slow rebound damping is taking place because the oil has taken HSC and HSR oil routes.

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Liked a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 7:42 PM
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I think most people with high-end bikes (and in theory more disposable income) tend to be enthusiasts and decent home mechanics, and as a result they don't need to take their rides to the shop as often. When I was a mechanic most of my time was spent fixing low-end bikes and commuters, though I did occasionally see some nice rides. Point being, perhaps those that would be willing to spend more on a good tune/service are already taking care of it themselves. As a result it's hard to justify a price hike.

Then again, does a low-end ride typically require less work or precision than a high-end one? Not usually.

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Liked a comment about press release Yeti Cycles Team Change Up - Jared Graves, Richie Rude to Focus on Enduro World Series, Cam Cole Moves to New Team 1/20/2014 4:56 PM
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My personal opinion, waste of talent for Richie Rude. This sucks balls. Good luck to the team, I hope they pin it to win it.
DH won't be quite the same though.

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Liked a comment about video How (Not) to Make Millions in the MTB Industry 10/22/2013 5:37 PM
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Couple of things:
- I only made it to the :54 mark bc I was uninterested
- Nice choice with the bike frame
- She is actually shredding reasonably hard
- I am really annoyed at all of the sexual innuendo in this video and the fact that it is blatant; nothing clever here.
- Is this a serious promo vid?
- Smart move on not showing the girl's face, otherwise she would have one too many facebook friend requests from 13yo boys.
- I thought we were above gratuitous cleavage shots at this point? A clever peek, ok; helmet cam dead on, really?
- A real shame someone green-lit this video, "how not to do it" indeed.

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Liked a comment about photo #ThrowbackThursday - Josh Bender's Biggest Hucks and Massive Crashes 10/18/2013 10:07 AM
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One would think that he'd have figured out that landing on the rear wheel and slapping down that ridiculous fork doesn't work. But no. And no Park City?

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Liked a comment about news blog Kirill Benderoni On His Rampage Experience 10/15/2013 9:42 PM
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You're being way too hard on yourself Kirill. To even be invited to rampage is an honour and you prove your qualification in the video above. You're a shredda! The biggest disappoint would be putting down the bike

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Liked a comment about news blog Kirill Benderoni On His Rampage Experience 10/15/2013 9:41 PM
Liked a comment about news blog RESULTS: Kyle Strait Wins 2013 Red Bull Rampage 10/14/2013 11:55 AM
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Liked a comment about video From South Africa to World Champs - Theo Ngubane's Success Story 10/1/2013 8:45 PM
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Did you really just create a profile just to make that worthless comment???

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Liked a comment about feature Red Bull Rampage 2013 Shaping Up - Course Photos and Videos 9/27/2013 8:11 PM
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Hey Scott - I'm 30 years old and used to live in Utah, I've been to the old site and have walked around it. I have followed Rampage from the first year they did it when I was a senior in high school. I've been riding mountain bikes since 1996 and I'm not a hack... well I'm still a hack.

I just don't want the wood features to become a slippery slope and are required to hit to win (regardless of what the judges say). Also I'd hate it if riders felt that they needed to hit any of them to even podium. In addition I wouldn't like to see an increasing number of wood features be added year over year. I think this could funnel people to certain zones and limit creativity of line choice which from what I understand is the spirit of the event. Opinions not bitchiness. I'm very grateful for Rampage and everyone/everything that takes to put on a great event.

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