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Added a comment about photo Josh Bryceland's World Cup-ready Santa Cruz Syndicate Nomad 4/10/2014 12:35 PM
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are those the "old" enve wheels on the Nomad? why wouldn't he be running the new ones?

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Added a comment about video Santa Monica DH with Curtis Keene 4/4/2014 3:48 AM
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some of those shots are ridiculously cool. It's got to be a pretty high motivator to get off your ass and pedal harder when a heli is hovering behind you!

on a side note, either Specialized is developing new tires, or he's running a blacked out Rock Razor on the back....

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Added a comment about video Brian Lopes Joins Intense Cycles for 2014 3/25/2014 6:05 AM
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you don't think that's a simple Vector?

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Added a comment about news blog Greg Minnaar Back To Racing 6 Months After Knee Surgery 3/19/2014 6:35 AM
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regardless of what's going on in SA, I'm guess sarcasm isn't well received wherever phillemaistre is...

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Added a comment about news blog Greg Minnaar Back To Racing 6 Months After Knee Surgery 3/18/2014 6:32 AM
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sheesh, don't they have arthroscopic surgery in SA?! hope to see him fighting for #1 again this year. Smith (when he's back), Gee, Gwin, Minnaar... should be a great great season...

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP: Brandon Semenuk & Crew in Mexico 3/11/2014 5:22 PM
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I'm speechless. That vid got my heart rate up!

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Added a comment about slideshow Game Changer: Introducing the YT Capra 2/28/2014 7:35 AM
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Not sure I understood what he said the distribution model would be in North America...?

Interesting bike for sure.

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Added reply in a thread Specialized 650b tires 2/21/2014 7:30 AM

I don't really see what the big deal is. They're a company. Ostensibly in business to make money. 650b is taking off. Specialized will make money with 650b. Yeah, their marketing department will eat crow, and we gloat about that, but whatever. If they ... more »

Added a comment about video Rallying Mt Tamborine's New Trail with Chris Kovarik 2/3/2014 4:10 AM
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Kovarik does Enduro?

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/22/2014 1:58 PM
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haha, 711mm... Easton Carbon Havens... now that I looked, I can't imagine riding 740 for trail riding. I just grabbed my 760mm Furbars on my DH bike, and it's way too wide for trail riding as far as I'm concerned... though I suppose it's worth trying I guess.

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/22/2014 12:39 PM
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5'9".... I'm on a medium Mojo HD. Apparently, it has an unfashionably short top tube. For me, I think it will ride better with a 60mm or 70mm stem. With the 50 I'm constantly nailing my knees against my levers (both climbing and descending), and my hands just feel too close to me, like I'm all bunched up. The 70 is my baseline, but it had a 6° rise. It was ok, but maybe a tad forward on the downs. I'm going to give a 60mm no-rise stem a try this season. I just wish I hadn't had to buy two stems to figure this out...

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/22/2014 11:16 AM
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this is great and all, but what I'd like to know is how to choose stem length... beyond "anything more than 50mm is for gomers"...

I fell for that last year, bought a 50 mm Thomson stem, and it didn't improve my bike handling, and actually made descending worse. Stems might be an experimental thing, but it gets expensive to buy stems in each 5mm increment. There has to be a rule of thumb?

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Added a comment about feature 2014 Vital MTB Test Sessions - That's A Wrap 1/17/2014 6:39 AM
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what I really want to see is three of you standing around shooting the shti, discussing your thoughts about the bikes, philosophy, maybe even how you commune with Dog while out on your bikes...

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Added a comment about video Like Father, Like Son 11/27/2013 4:09 AM
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rad. were it not for the foot of snow that just fell overnight, I would have taken my son to our local trails on his strider. I don't know why I didn't sooner...

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Added a comment about photo 2014 Ellsworth Absolute Truth 275 9/18/2013 7:26 AM
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I was gonna say... do these bikes look better in person or something? caus' I had to go rinse out my eyes....

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Added a comment about feature Jared Graves - DH World Championships, South Africa 9/4/2013 8:06 AM
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Thanks for these write-ups Jared, they've been great to read throughout the season. Despite all the photo-journals and videos we as spectators have access to in this day and age, your write-ups have consistently been a highlight of the race-watching experience for me. Your preparation, commitment and professionalism are great to watch. Congrats on your medal, may there be plenty more to come, and good luck with the final EWS race. And, may 2014 be the year of Jared for the EWS Champion....

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Öhlins TTX Shock - Yellow Gold 7/16/2013 5:49 AM
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care to elaborate? I honestly thought a trail like A-line would require more LSC than HSC (unless you're overshooting the transitions and landing to flat). I'm not being snarky. If I'm so far off, I'd like to know why...

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Öhlins TTX Shock - Yellow Gold 7/15/2013 12:41 PM
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You might need to 'splain this to me some more, caus' apparently I'm a little slow...:
"Headed to Whistler to crank out some A-Line laps? Crank the HSC up to 3-clicks, push into it more, and you'll get the pop you want. Riding something steep and free of big g-outs where you'd still like to use your full range of travel? Drop HSC down to the first stop, adjust LSC to get that initial stroke feel and hold back and you're on your way."

I thought HSC controls high velocity shaft speeds, such as the kind you get from hitting rocks and roots (or dorps to flat). I would think that high g-out situations, and jumps with buttery transitions would call for more LSC rather than HSC?

Also, is this bladder design similar to Fox's FIT cartridges in their forks and RockShox Charger damper? (or same basic principle, different execution?)

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Added a comment about feature Jared Graves' Enduro World Series Val d'Allos Race Journal 7/3/2013 7:29 AM
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ghetto split tube tubeless?!?! and EXO sidewalls?!?! hmmm, would have thought he'd go for something more robust, but it just goes to show what you can do when you're an amazing rider and athlete. Thanks for posting all this, it's interesting to know what they're riding, what works, and what can live up to the abuse these riders mete out. Only one thing left out: what's he using for chain management?

edited to add, 4x is dead. deal with it.

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