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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/11/2014 9:04 PM
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Aaron Gwin 3:52.376
Manon Carpenter 4:33.463

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Added a comment to prestondh's bike check 3/16/2014 10:21 PM
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Well, I wasn't expecting that, though that doesn't sound too bad. Maybe add some volume spacers to the air can to make a more progressive spring rate, if you find that the ride gets too harsh when you add air.

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Added a comment to olivier.rouvidant's bike check 3/16/2014 9:11 PM
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Beautiful build. One question though, When you were running the rear suspension, did you run into any issues? (like bike not using full travel, or suffering from "spiking") If so, have you managed to eliminate them and how? I'm hoping to get myself an Undead soon, and I might try for a DBair if it works well with the frame.

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Added a comment to prestondh's bike check 3/16/2014 9:09 PM
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I read somewhere that when you put the Vivid Air on some frames, you have to run more sag then you do on a coil shock just to get full travel out of it. Have you had to do this?

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Added a comment to ronald.navyy's bike check 3/16/2014 9:06 PM
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So, how does the air shock feel vs the stock coil one? do you have to run more sag (than with a coil) to get full travel, or does the frame respond well with an air shock?

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2014 Canfield Brothers Jedi 1/30/2014 12:03 PM
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Where/when can a demo one of these bad boys?

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Added a comment about video 2014 World Cup Track Helmet Cam - Cairns, Australia with Tracey Hannah 12/12/2013 10:20 AM
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The track has until the end of April to deteriorate into a rutted out, blown out, suspension nightmare of a track if the trail crew allows it to happen. Plus that is what everyone said last year about Valnord when the first track video came out, and it turned into one of the best like tracks of the year. Give it time, I'm sure it will turn into the proper DH track that Australia deserves.

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Added a comment about photo Does it Come in Rootbeer? New DVO Fork Colors 11/11/2013 2:04 PM
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I think I like that look better than any of the other two looks so far. Very nice.

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Added a comment about video Meanwhile in Russia... 11/2/2013 8:38 PM
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batman...

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Added a comment about video THAT WAS CLOSE! Cyclist Almost Hit by a Train 10/3/2013 11:26 AM
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He saw the gates, he was going around them to beat the train. If you look, there is a cyclist, in a bike lane on the other side of the track. From the other cyclist, you can tell that this video's unlikely hero was way outside the bike lane, in an attempt to go around the gate.

He suffers from what I call, "bikes are allowed onto the road, therefore they mys be just as capable as cars, therefore, I can act the same way that I do when I drive a car." syndrome. It afflicts many road going cyclists all over the world. It results in run lights and dead bikers. Please, help stop the madness, and give me ridiculous amounts of money, so i can do research into medicine to fight the syndrome. I will need to buy a new $10,000 road bike every week for this research. Thank you.

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Added a comment to chazdog's bike check 9/28/2013 6:06 PM
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How well does the DB Air match up with the Avalanche Cartridge? Does it feel like it has equal performance?

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB Leogang 9/21/2013 2:44 PM
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Steve Smith- 3:10.125
Rachel Atherton-3:51.846

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Added a comment about video GoPro Mountain Bike River Jumping with Kirt Voreis, Jamie Goldman & Carson Storch 9/17/2013 8:18 PM
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How deep does the water need to be to jump into it like that?

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Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer World Cup & Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB 2013 World Champs 8/29/2013 10:14 AM
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Steve Smith 3:52.83
Rachael Atherton 4:18.52

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Added a comment about video 2013 Elite World Championships DH Track Pietermaritzburg 8/12/2013 5:12 PM
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Perhaps I am mistaken, but it seems like they cut the pedal section shorter than it was last year, and added some more time in the woods, and a lot more jumps.

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Added a comment to joyridefish's bike check 8/12/2013 5:05 PM
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How do those Sapim CX-Ray spokes hold up? Are they as good as DT Swiss competition spokes?

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Added a comment about photo Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Fox Rear Air Shock at Mont Sainte Anne 8/10/2013 10:21 PM
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Looks like a DHX Air. I'm sure they are changing the Damping, but come on Fox, I doubt it will be as good a DH air shock as the High volume layout found on the DB air, Vivid air, Swinger Pro, and Void. Until Fox makes an air shock that has a body that is very different from their enduro offering, I'm not really interested. Only way to change my mind is to have a shootout between this Prototype (once it is in production) and a DB Air or Void. Just my opinion though.

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Added a comment about video GoPro: Dirt Merchant with Sam Pilgrim and Yannick Granieri 8/9/2013 11:41 AM
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Sam Pilgrim on a triple crown fork, dh bike? Whaaat?? Anyway, Sam had some nice style on the big bike. I bet if he spent some more time on one riding the DH tracks in Europe that he could become a Rampage podium threat. He just needs to get more comfortable on the Big Bike Terrain!

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Added a comment about photo Walker Shaw, Dual Slalom National Champs at Angel Fire 8/3/2013 10:14 PM
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I think that dual slalom and 4x could get a lot more love from the mountain bike community if the tracks were built a little more like a "dual lane DH course" or a really wide DH track that could handle 4 riders at a time. Not only to I think those type of tracks would be easier to build and maintain, but the level of riding would force racers to choose between BMX and MTB, since it would require a MTB skill set to win over a BMX skill set. And I think it would be even more fun to watch.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin, Jill Kintner Qualify Fastest in Angel Fire, 2013 U.S. National Championship Downhill 8/3/2013 10:02 PM
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Most photos of most tracks (WC tracks included) tend to make the track look flat. Heck, the first time I watched a helmet cam video of the track in Andorra I thought it looked lame. But then the coverage of the race, and what the racers were saying changed my mind. As for this track, they incorporated parts of another track that was on the WC in 2006. So either WC tracks in '13 are tougher than they were in '06, or this track is tougher than it looks. I do agree that most of the US lacks really tough tracks, and needs way more tracks that are up to the WC standard.

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