Added a comment about video DEITY: Whatever It Takes with Max Morgan 10/17/2017 9:09 AM
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This needs a Part 2. HQ indeed!

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Added a comment about video Devotion to Two Wheels - An Austin Hackett-Klaube Story 10/16/2017 8:24 PM
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Vital shirt during the interview, +10 MTB points.

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Rampage Bikes 10/15/2017 7:20 PM

Cool to see Marz getting a second chance under the Fox umbrella. The sport had a weird empty feeling without The Red M charging down the hill.

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/13/2017 10:42 AM

Which did you feel worked better using an audio interview, air or coil? I've found that when I'm talking to people, I like to fidget with the preload on the coil. But being it's kind of heavy, so an air shock usually works better for super long convos, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/12/2017 9:56 AM

We are well away from the era I'm about to reference, but this is what Foes sort of did with their enormous 4.5in stroke Curnutt shock that debuted in 2006 (I went to their site just to fact check that I'm not misremembering). These beasts were based ... more »

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Toby Henderson, Racing Legend, President of BOX Components 10/11/2017 8:45 PM
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Looked up T.H.E. while listening (just before the part where he discusses selling it off) just to see what's what over there [spoiler: not much, he wasn't joking]...but, the fenders are going for $7 right now. Guess what's in the mail?

On a different note, what a cool story, quite the hustle and drive! Really interesting to learn about how much he was involved in product development and innovation early on.

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Added a comment about press release The STIG Rides the SHAN Nº5 10/11/2017 4:22 PM
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Terraplane's AM and DH bike line up is based around a high single pivot and yolked shocks, which is nothing new in itself. Don't forget the airplane was invented in two different places at the same time at the turn of the last century. There is little room for mind-blowing originality, and when a design is sensible, there is no reason it wouldn't pop up in several different places. Link-driven single-pivot bikes are dime-a-dozen, which only means that it's a solid design solution.

People who want custom, hand-built steel bikes will seek out the Californians, and those who prefer what PP is offering here, will undoubtedly purchase from them. Saying one looks like the other is the same as suggesting apricots and nectarines are the same.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 10:20 AM

The DELTA link is my all-time favorite design. Rode Evil's Al and C DH bikes, that suspension design is second to none. We ran coil DHXs on those. Really progressive end stroke. Coil would be amazing on any of the new bikes, I think a lot of people just ... more »

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Finally: Rolling Chassis. Took until 2017 for [a high-end brand] to figure that out. Rad.

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Added a comment about video Is World Champ Loïc Bruni Faster Than 400 Riders? | Red Bull Foxhunt 10/11/2017 10:05 AM
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That was exceptionally entertaining. Top-shelf heckling from Loic too!

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Liked a comment on the item The 2018 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking Will Be Held at Killington, Vermont, Aug 1-5 10/11/2017 9:59 AM

Killington has stepped it up huge the last several years with their bike park and DH/enduro racing. The optimist in me really, really hopes this is their way of inching a bit closer to bidding on a World Cup.

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Get. Pumped.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 2:58 PM

Well well welllllll...! This ought to be neat!

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Ski Slope FTW Boys

Added a comment about video Bell All-Stars: American Mountain Bike Legend John Tomac 10/10/2017 1:28 PM
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This is a prime example of staying humble, working hard, and staying true to the cause. You're hard-pressed to find a lot of other well-rounded, grounded, and honest role models in sport and life in general.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 11:14 AM

Solid feedback! That curve is veryyy close to the Scout's too. I think we'll start to see a lot of those set-ups next season!

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 10:30 AM

I might chuck some more spacers in there, but I think I'm just going to go for it re: the coil. Coming from a DH racing background, I really prefer coil. When I finally got back into trail riding and all my bikes came with Float rear shocks, I just never ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 7:55 AM

Ah! Good clarification. That's something I was particularly curious about.

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 7:58 PM

Ah, interesting. I was curious if that was that case and what ratio is really deemed "progressive". Looking at a Knolly Endorphine (a very close proxy to the Scout), it's megaaaa progressive, which I think threw me a bit as I was using it as a barometer ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 5:36 PM

Jeff: quite on point. I ended up spending about 2 hours on Antonio's linkage blog aka Mr Blackmore's Corner (in the forum) looking at leverage curves. I like to know the how and why when it comes to frame design and spec. Being super picky, I tend to ... more »