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Liked a comment on the item Trail Ninja - Banshee Phantom 4/17/2015 8:50 AM

when the bike is weighted, the sag in the suspension will level the seat out.

Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Nomad 3 - Do-It-All Bike 4/16/2015 8:57 AM
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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 4/14/2015 7:48 PM

I don't think that works here.

Liked a comment on the item THE WORLD CUP IS HERE! Lourdes DH Trackwalk Slideshow 4/10/2015 8:43 AM

Neko speaks better than 90% of the marketing people in this industry and makes most riders sound like they didn't even finish primary school. Most professional rider imo.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 4/8/2015 9:48 AM

he could prob ride the same on a clunker

Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 10:48 AM
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I can see your point, but to some (me) Dirt got better with Enduro stuff, closer to what I do on a regular basis, trail riding - having fun in the woods. Dirt reports on trail bikes from a DH point of view, not from an xc point of view, that made it interesting to me.

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Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 7:47 AM
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Unfortunately it sounds pretty final to me. I'm a Dirt subscriber in the USA and it's the one magazine I loved finding in my mailbox. I know Steve Jones is a hack when it comes to writing properly, but the passion to convey things always made for fun reading. I know that won't change when it's just online, but Dirt was my favorite paper thing that got me away from a screen.

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Liked a comment on the item RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 7:45 AM

Have got every single copy and never had an issue reading them...
Although the content and subscriber service did go downhill when FactoryMedia took over.
They've probably already tried, but I really hope another publisher will take them on.

Liked a comment on the item RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 7:44 AM

^ are you a ginger because clearly you have no soul.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Crankworx Rotorua EWS Race Action 3/30/2015 10:47 AM

couldn't decide if Fabien Barel was trying to meditate or ride his bike... #ironlungs

Added a comment about photo FOX Float Shock with EVOL Air Can 3/27/2015 9:47 AM
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available last month from
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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Enduro World Series Rotorua Stage 7 with Iago Garay 3/26/2015 10:09 AM
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to me the tight & technical has Joe Barnes written all over it. The open DH section maybe not so much...

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 5:05 PM

Interesting, I actually just bought this bike. Shortened the chain to the correct length, fixed the slightly tweaked rear der., and added some chainstay wrap. Shifting pretty perfect now! After about 10 rides, running 30%sag and having slowed the rebound a touch, the shock is breaking...more

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 2:21 PM
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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem 2/26/2015 10:34 AM

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem 2/26/2015 10:34 AM

when you are thinking of buying a 270$ stem, evrey part of your bike must already be full bling bling 4 stars top of the notch champagne like.

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 8:03 AM

Yeah those Alpines and Fives are the most beautiful and simple bikes out there IMHO. I know it's not a popular opinion in today's carbon crazy world though!! Can't wait to get them over here, as getting one right now is pretty much impossible short of flying over there and buying one....more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 8:03 AM

"the ideal rear suspension feel was never achieved"

I think that's why it wasn't rated that highly. Pretty important for a full suspension bike.

The welds and chain slap were just a tiny part of the review. The suspension was the main part. On a full suspension bike, if the rear...more

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/26/2015 7:57 AM
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This.
(I do think it can be made to work better, perhaps with a different shock etc, but that would stray too far from providing a review of how the bike felt 'as is'. I'm not bothered with the comments about the welds and lack of chain protector, or the derailleur issue - the rear suspension feel is key to the rating I think)

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