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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 1:40 PM

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 1:13 PM

No, I'd say sprinting from 20-30 feet back into stage starts is against the spirit of the sport. Especially when it's someone like Clementz calling you out for doing it. The guys getting paid to race their bikes showing up a few days early to get the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 11:50 AM

The difference between the top EWS riders and your typical local American "pro" entrant has nothing to do with an extra day of practice. Marco Osborne raced much of the multi day event last year in CB blind and he won the thing. Last year I heard of ... more »

Added reply in a thread manualing a 29er 6/19/2015 6:32 AM

29er's have tons of bottom bracket drop (like 30+ mm's). Having your weight so far below the axles is the main reason they are more difficult to manual than a bike with 26" or 27.5" wheels. That increased BB drop is also the reason 29er's can feel so ... more »

Added a comment about slideshow RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW - Enduro World Series, Wicklow, Ireland 5/26/2015 6:37 AM
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Added a comment about feature Over $2000 in Prizes - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup - Win a RockShox BoXXer and Birzman Studio Tool Kit 4/11/2015 7:35 AM
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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/14/2015 8:00 AM

Seems very idealistic. Yes, I believe people use ill fitting equipment all the time because that is what their sponsors have issued them. I have a hard time feeling sorry for people who get paid to ride a bicycle, even if it's only for 5 or so years ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/14/2015 5:48 AM

I agree with many of your points, and disagree with a few. My opinion is that if someone is fortunate enough to get picked up by a major UCI Elite team, then yeah, they may have to drop one of their lesser sponsors to get in line with the team. Sponsors ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/13/2015 2:36 PM

It's gotta be one of two scenarios: 1- The UCI is a bunch of old crusty people who personally hate Steve Peat, Minnaar, Bryceland, all Vital MTB readers, and Pinkbike too... or 2- The UCI wants all members of any registered teams to have very similar ... more »

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR 2/9/2015 7:31 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Snowbird's Big Mountain Trail: 2,900 Vertical Feet Over 7.5 Scenic Miles is One Tram Ride Away 8/21/2014 7:18 AM

I can't disagree, but we should be excited that Snowbird is seeing the value in mountain biking, and get excited that this could lead to bigger things from them. The terrain that is available there could lead to incredible things, so let's speak up and encourage them to not give up and help...more

Added a comment about photo Cedric Gracia's DVO Diamond Fork 8/11/2014 8:38 AM
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Off of the Panaracer tires?

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Added a comment about photo Pivot's 30.8 Pound Phoenix Carbon Downhill Bike 7/8/2014 5:36 PM
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I guess that's possible. I always thought carbon was stiffer, but I'm no engineer.

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Added a comment about photo E:i - Electronic Intelligence Controls on Nico Vouilloz's Lapierre 6/20/2014 4:50 PM
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E.I. is cool and all, but first things first - gotta get dem Avids bled up...

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Lizard Skins DSP Grips 5/9/2014 7:30 AM
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I have had a few pairs of the new DSP grips and they are hands down my favorites. I have used 2 pair of the 30.3 diameter ones on different bikes and then replaced one pair with the 32.3mm ones. Cutting the grips off didn't bother me, but getting the old double sided tape off was a p.i.t.a.

Also, the 32.3 ones easily feel as big as the Lizard Skin North Shore grips I used to use. Really can't imagine anyone needing ones any bigger in diameter than those...

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Added a comment to Tentense's bike check 4/26/2014 4:22 PM
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