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Driveside McDriveside Face

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 8 Places Todd Seplavy Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 5/9/2016 9:59 AM
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I would have went with something like Chain Reaction I, II, or III myself

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 8 Places Todd Seplavy Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 5/9/2016 9:58 AM
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I went w/ Laguna because of the emotion it brings to me when riding there. It makes me feel like I'm in the spiritual homeland of the sport. Plus, there's such a unique, chill SoCal vibe there.

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/24/2016 6:56 AM
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The guide is more for the external posts. We spec the LEVs on some models and this comes in handy.

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Liked a comment on the item Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/24/2016 6:55 AM

Why does she use different saddles?

Added a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/24/2016 6:54 AM
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For the Force it's not adviseable to mount a lower bashguard (no ISCG + a bit of rearward rotation). The bike isn't exactly meant for that anyway as it's more heavy duty trail than EWS race bike. She might just be covering up the FD nub with the guide. I'd have to ask the mechanics.

For the Sanction I can see that perhaps she's running just the lower guide for deflection and gliding over rocks. The BB on that bike is pretty low. It doesn't add a lot of weight but can give piece of mind.

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/23/2016 5:38 PM
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The director of product...but titles don't really matter

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/23/2016 2:28 PM
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c'mon dude! I'm not just "a product manager at GT" =P

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Liked a comment on the item Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/23/2016 2:28 PM

confirmed size medium frames for anneke. from a product manager at GT - "The frame can be stealth; but due to shock placement, if the rider wants to run a longer drop post they might choose to run an external version so to allow more post insertion into the frame." - anneke confirmed...more

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14.6kg

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Liked a bike check IH Sunday Factory 2009 1/17/2016 8:07 PM
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Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/15/2015 9:06 AM

Ok, this got me thinking of some other awesome shows i've seen in the past couple years... Bomb the Music Industry - (day 1 of 2) final show at some Polish meeting hall in Brooklyn. The Slackers opened. BTMI played like every single thing in their portfolio. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/14/2015 6:09 AM

I'd like to do another TP...if Ash is willing to let me! Unfortunately I was not feeling fit enough to enter for 2016, plus the new dates were a potential conflict for a major work event. Maybe in 2017

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/13/2015 7:32 AM

Honestly, I think the rate of change has been unnecessarily fast. It has confused riders as to what they should buy. It has pissed off dealers who get stuck marking down perfectly good merch because it's not the latest most in thing, even if it was only ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/12/2015 7:45 AM

Slack HTA aren't the sole component of it. A long eff TT plays a huge part. Get your body positioned best, low BB keeps COM low for cornering and stability. The HTA increases proportional to useage of bike for GT. Fury > Sanction > Force > Sensor ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/12/2015 6:51 AM

Ok, lots here to digest... Bikes in Philippines - I'll pass on info to our Asia market distributor rep. I will say that some countries have their own import laws on bikes. I'm not sure what they are in Phillipines though. Team - The team schedule is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/12/2015 6:42 AM

No he's not with GT. I think he was with Lifeboat but not sure really. And yes, I've cooked some Chix Tikka before, particularly at some races. See above.

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/12/2015 6:39 AM

Well, I won't cook it at races anymore because the 3x I did Stevie Smith had big offs or flat tires so that's some voodoo shit. Ok, so I make a mixture of cumin, paprika, and curry powder. I mix with plain yogurt. Coat about 2-3lb of chicken breast (not ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/12/2015 6:24 AM

Hard tires are on my shit list for sure! But, short travel can be lots of fun on the right terrain. I prefer the Helion (110) over Sensor (130) in most places.

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 3:36 PM

Cheers littermag...errr Vital for this opportunity! I'm off to make some dinner. Feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer as I can.