Added a comment to Ayes's bike check 1/14/2019 5:31 PM

I know we all get tired of seeing murdered out bikes but this one is really tasteful. Well done.

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Added a comment about feature 2019 World Cup DH Bike - Adam Brayton's Prototype Nukeproof 1/14/2019 5:28 PM

Curious as to which offset crowns he's running on the fork. Roomy reach and a not-super-slack headangle paired with a short offset fork is really giving me the fizz lately. Keeping the stem length slightly longer than the offset gives idiot proof grip on the front tire.

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Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/10/2019 3:12 PM

I've been discussing the theory of this product with some my customers who are interested in potentially buying one. I think the real challenge is putting it on the right frame. Because the headangle doesn't change as much through the stroke, you don't need a slack front end. If anything, a longer stem and steeper HA seems like it would provide better action. It seems like it was tailor made for bikes like Evil Following, Pivot 429 Trail, Tallboy, etc. I know they want to sell to as many customers as possible, but Trust saying that it will cover travel range from 110-150 seems off base. Even if it rides high in the travel, your bb will drop significantly, wheelbase shortens, stack lowers, etc. Other concern is for dynamic riders who use their suspension to pump/pop/preload off trail features. If it works best absorbing impacts from below but maintains a firm platform from body input, seems like it won't offer as lively of a response as a telescopic fork. As a suspension/linkage/mechanical/Lego nerd I'm in love with the idea, but it seems like it will only be effective for a pretty small segment of the market in its current guise.
If they expand their product line, I'd love to see them execute a dual crown version ala the carbon Maverick DUC32. One piece legs/lower crown, with a machined alloy upper crown. It would look amazing having a straight line from bar to axle, and it probably wouldn't have to be much heavier. With the amount of material built up around the steerer tube, I'm sure they could make that way lighter if the forces were distributed between two crowns.
Just my two cents

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/8/2019 3:43 PM

Maybe I missed it, but it would be interesting to note the order that each of you raced the bikes in. I'd imagine that fatigue had to play a role at some point.

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Liked a comment on the item EXT Racing Shox Introduces ARMA V3 and STORIA V3 Coil Shocks 12/6/2018 2:49 PM

We're checking clearances right in these days with v3 Bronson..let's keep in touch

Liked a comment on the item EXT Racing Shox Introduces ARMA V3 and STORIA V3 Coil Shocks 12/6/2018 2:49 PM

Also waiting for this answer :D

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/13/2018 10:43 AM

That's the only UCI WC I've been able to attend (thus far). That was when I first met Shaums March (who would have a really bad wreck in finals IIRC). John Kirkaldie let me bounce on his Turner DHR. I was wearing shorts/t-shirt when a huge, ominous cloud ... more »

Added reply in a thread FOX Moving to Georgia and Reno 11/1/2018 11:22 PM

I get annoyed by strangers on the internet using logical fallacies in an attempt to disprove an 'argument' I wasn't even trying to make. I made an objective observation about the way the world is . It's not my opinion that California has some of the ... more »

Added reply in a thread FOX Moving to Georgia and Reno 11/1/2018 10:24 AM

Highest tax rates in the country, high minimum wage, tons of regulations, terrible traffic, super expensive real estate - what could possibly have motivated them to leave? Huh, its like states can compete against each other in a free market of business ... more »

Liked a comment on the item How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 3:42 PM

I think the current format is pretty good, personally. my thought is a much more subtle change -- just get rid of 1-100 point scores entirely, and rank each rider against everyone else without a point score attached.

Brendan would've been in first after his first run down, and the judges wouldn't...more

Added a comment about video The Claw Scopes New Rampage Builds 10/24/2018 9:22 AM

Love the way Canadians say the word 'homies'. Reminds me of Mike Myers/Dr. Evil in Austin Powers 2: "One for me, and one for my homies."

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Added a comment about feature YT Industries Rampage 2018 Bike Checks 10/23/2018 9:43 AM

I love the SS setup on Andreu's bike, but Zink's got the best overall kit IMO. Colors remind me of the leathers that the flat-trackers wore during the On Any Sunday era. Plus his parts are pretty dialed, signature Onyx hubs FTW

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces 2019 Bike Range, ARD Tire Insert and Lightweight Coil Springs 10/20/2018 11:09 AM

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/nukeproof-super-light-steel-spring/rp-prod146964

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces 2019 Bike Range, ARD Tire Insert and Lightweight Coil Springs 10/18/2018 10:27 AM

"For more information, including prices, specs, bike geometry and more, head on over to: www.nukeproof.com."

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 9/27/2018 4:42 PM

The press release on PB says Rat will stay with SC Reserve wheels. Interesting that switching frames made sense but keeping the wheels is cool. If I were a frame sponsor I wouldn't want wheels with a Santa Cruz logo on my team riders' bikes. Whoever ... more »

Liked a comment on the item A $15,000 MTB? Interbike Day 2 - The Crazy and the Cool 9/19/2018 10:18 AM

Utah, gimmie 2!

Liked a comment on the item Incredible Hardline Course Preview with Gee Atherton 9/14/2018 10:52 AM

Geez.

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Liked a comment on the item WORLD CHAMPS DOWNHILL - VITAL RAW! 9/6/2018 4:44 PM

Quick response by the medic to pop his head back on