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Added reply in a thread Overpriced MTB products? 7/7/2014 11:09 AM

Not actual bike parts, but I think bike related tools can often be wildly overpriced.

Added reply in a thread Bike storage: how do you do it? 7/1/2014 10:28 AM

I've also made one of these PVC ones and it work great. You can take the basic plans on that site and modify them to you needs. I made one for 5 bikes in my garage and it works great. The material was in expensive and took only a couple hours to cut ... more »

Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 11:55 AM
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"having times so close made watching that much more nerve-racking".... I agree with that, but for me there is also a downside to these type of courses in that there are very few places to makes up time. While there is added excitement when the times are close, it also makes the race as a whole less exciting because in the end there are only a couple of key parts of the track. Watching, you knew the entire races boiled down to how the racers handled 1) that one rocky turn section where Smith and Gee screwed up, or 2) the 'stairway' section where Bruni screwed up. Outside of that, the track was boring from a spectators perspective. There just doesn't seem to be a lot challenging these guys. It was edge of your seat action as each guy came to the line but that's about it. I'd rather be on the edge of my seat for the majority of each run.

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Added reply in a thread What Do You Enjoy in Mountain Biking Besides Mountain Biking? 6/2/2014 2:59 PM

Shopping for parts of course..... but after that is working on and maintaining my bikes. Long before I ever started mountain biking I always had a thing for taking things apart, seeing how they work, and putting them back together. Its no different now ... more »

Liked a bike check Devinci Wilson Carbon #melloyellomach2 5/17/2014 5:21 PM
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Added a comment about video Mountain Creek Bike Park Opening Day Video 5/8/2014 7:41 PM
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Yea same place. Mountain Creek just took over the operations themselves a few years ago. They've made a lot of improvements since.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Guerrilla Gravity Big F-ing Cog 4/29/2014 1:06 PM
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Exactly, I've had my eye on one of those 40T options since I have an X9 short cage and don't want to buy a new one. I think the X9 short has a capacity of 30T so it should work with the 11-36 I'm currently running.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Guerrilla Gravity Big F-ing Cog 4/29/2014 10:03 AM
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Sure, if you need the real wide spread of gears then you will need the multiple rings up front. My point was really that with these wide range rear cogs, it provides enough of a range that many riders can get by with. So if the choice is a 1x or a multi ring set up and front mech, for those who can get by with the single ring, its without question the way to go.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Guerrilla Gravity Big F-ing Cog 4/29/2014 9:21 AM
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Its just way more efficient. The front derailleur worked fine but getting a similar gearing range with one ring up front is just better. Its one less part to maintain or that can break while riding. You get rid of the whole mech and the extra shifter and cable cluttering your bars, its more simple to use not having to worry about what 'combination' you are in and just having one set of gears up and down, its very very very quiet when run with a clutch derailleur.....

The list of benefits is endless.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Guerrilla Gravity Big F-ing Cog 4/29/2014 9:21 AM
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Why was there an issue with the short cage but not with the medium in terms of clearing the big cog? Why did it matter? I thought that the derailleur body and upper pulley were all the same regardless of cage length. Wouldn't the longer cage only eat of more of the chain slack?

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Cairns World Cup 4/25/2014 3:12 PM
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Aaron Gwin - 4:12:22
Rachel Atherton - 5:14:87

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Added a comment about news blog Cairns World Cup Downhill Qualifying Results - Sam Blenkinsop, Rachel Atherton, Loris Vergier Fastest in the Mud 4/25/2014 7:54 AM
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I doubt it. From whats been reported so far, its going to be muddy no matter what the weather does from here on out. On top of that, I saw a video where one of the rider, I think it was Gee, said that the track is actually better when its raining since the rain washes alot of the mud build up off the roots and rocks.

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Added a comment about video Claudio Caluori's Cairns Course Check 4/23/2014 9:31 PM
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The benefits of the PMB bikes are for the long pedal sections. Although this course looks pretty smooth, it doesn't seem all that pedally outside that short part at the end. So the shorter travel bikes probably won't provide much benefit. If there isn't alot of pedaling, a DH bike will always be the fastest, regardless of how smooth it is.

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Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 10:57 PM
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I think this is a great point. I've only been mountain biking for about 4 years but I've already gotten to the point of being able to to handle most normal bike maintenance on my own. I've even built my last 2 bikes from scratch on my own. I really only take the bike to the shop for more complex this at this pint like suspension problems and tune ups. Bikes really aren't all that complicated. I think a lot of people who are interested enough in riding to spend big money on a bike are likely interested in taking care of the bike too.

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Added a comment about news blog Schedule Changes and News for 2014 UCI World Cup 1/23/2014 8:35 AM
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I think cost is the biggest issue with expanding to 8-9 rounds. Its not cheap for even the biggest teams to run a full WC schedule. Many teams, besides the real big guys often struggle just to do 6-7 rounds.

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Added a comment about news blog Schedule Changes and News for 2014 UCI World Cup 1/22/2014 2:03 PM
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So we are going to get DH finals on Saturdays at some stops? That will be odd at first.

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Liked a comment on the item World's Sketchiest Double Backflip on a Mountain Bike? 1/13/2014 7:27 PM

If it got ANY lower, he would have smashed his face into the lip of the jump ( ie during the first rotation)