Added a comment about photo Installing Cushcore with a Smile 3/8/2020 11:32 AM
Installing Cushcore with a Smile

Please tip your installer generously!

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Added a comment about video Making a Carbon Fiber Bike Frame - From CAD Design to Downhill Race 3/5/2020 11:33 AM

Amazing level of effort and commitment required to complete this from start to finish. Can't imagine how many late nights were involved sorting out fine details. Huge props to Vlad for having the vision and drive to pull this off!

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/25/2020 11:02 AM
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I have this conversation with a lot of customers. In the PNW, these are 2nd/3rd/etc bikes. If you want one rig for everything, most of these brands offer a 140mm 29er, which seems to be the sweet spot. Unfortunately, the 140mm completes typically come with a spec that is burlier/heavier, almost the same as their 160mm counterparts. What I've been doing lately is custom building the 140mm platform with a build kit that is closer to the 120mm builds. Pike, 27mm rims, 2.3 or 2.4 EXO tires, etc. Keep the weight under 30lbs but have enough travel to back up what the geometry is encouraging. In essence, a true all-mountain bike. Remember those?

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Added reply in a thread Why are there still no 200mm+ Enduro bikes? 2/25/2020 10:30 AM

The guy who designs/machines Cascade Components links has his Nomad at 190mm rear (DHX2 coil) with a full 200mm Boxxer WC up front. He pedals it everywhere.

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/20/2020 10:54 AM

Oh please let it be. Then we just need Santa Cruz to release the longer travel Bullit ebike and we'll be in nostalgia heaven

Liked a comment on the item A Legend Reborn | Troy Lee Designs D4 First Look 2/12/2020 12:18 PM

We came to the decision that for this type of helmet-was not the right system. We had it on early protos-but the Athletes did not want it on a competition helmet, very vocal about it. We had a different visor and completely different padding system as well, but the athletes were adamant about...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/30/2019 11:51 AM

To clarify, the Cascade Component link only voids the warranty if the frame fails in relation to it. A customer called and asked SCB, and that's what he was told. Lengthening the rear-center adds enough tire clearance for the travel increase. The fact ... more »

Added a comment about product review First Ride and Deep Dive: Zipp's Wild 3ZERO MOTO Wheels 12/18/2019 6:26 PM
Adam_Schaeffer

Not an employee but I have installed and sold lots of them. They aren't for everyone, but the performance improvement is undeniable. I have got to the point where I only need levers if Im installing them on DD or DH tires, EXO and EXO+ I can install by hand. Removal can be tough for some, again its something I'm used to. You still need to select the right casing for your needs, as they won't do anything for punctures. Sometimes going to a thicker casing by itself is a better choice. I've put them on many WeAreOne rims with no issues. A well-built wheel made from quality components that are appropriate for your riding will always be the best starting point, followed by the right tire size and casing. But Cushcore can enhance the ride quality in a unique way that other products don't seem to match.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride and Deep Dive: Zipp's Wild 3ZERO MOTO Wheels 12/18/2019 12:51 PM
Adam_Schaeffer

Cushcore isn't expensive, when you consider the benefits it offers over cheaper imitations such as Rimpact. Its not some spongy foam that fits loosely on the rim, which only offers basic rim protection. Cushcore is more difficult to install because the insert is stretched over the rim to create a sprung effect against the base of the tire. It forces the tire into a shape, so it doesn't roll on the rim, giving you lots of support in high speed scenarios. The foam itself is much more dense, so it can not only protect the rim but also damp vibrations coming through the wheel. Its also one formed piece as opposed to a strip of foam that's been joined together with a sticker hiding the joint. To the layperson they may look like competing products but the real-world performance differences are vast. Especially if you buy the Rimpact Pro, current exchange rate means its only $50 less than Cushcore. Cushcore is based in Bend, OR, and the inserts are formed in Canada. They were developed by a seriously smart and detail-oriented suspension engineer who grew up riding MTB before switching to moto. They are used by countless top pros including current DH World Champ and DH WC overall winner. If you haven't ridden them then its pointless to talk about it. It was never about rim protection, that's just a bonus. Its all about letting the tire do its job more effectively so the suspension can be more supportive to preserve geometry.

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Added a comment to BigMac's bike check 11/26/2019 8:59 AM
Identiti Mettle

Trim ya cable

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Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill: Running the Game 11/14/2019 6:23 PM

I think you just described what all the elite DH and Enduro guys are doing.

Added a comment about video Sam Hill: Running the Game 11/14/2019 6:23 PM

Fair play, I don't remember writing this and it hasn't aged well. Pretty damn obvious observation upon rereading. I guess my inner fanboy got caught up in the hype.

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Added a comment about product review Refinement Over Revolution: Orange Stage 6 RS Reviewed 10/31/2019 10:23 AM
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https://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/stage-6-rs/2020

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Added a comment about product review Refinement Over Revolution: Orange Stage 6 RS Reviewed 10/31/2019 10:19 AM
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Bummer you guys couldn't get the new 2020 to test. They've updated most of their frames with more aggressive geometry, metric shocks, etc. It answers a lot of the concerns you mention.

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Added a comment about photo Don't Let the X-Cobra Get Ya 10/21/2019 5:27 PM
Don't Let the X-Cobra Get Ya

X-Cobra gon give it to ya!

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Added a comment about photo Emfiss Leather-Wrapped Cone Wrench Set 10/21/2019 5:26 PM
Emfiss Leather-Wrapped Cone Wrench Set

These may very well be the gem of the entire show.

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Added a comment about photo Allite Super Magnesium vs 6061 Aluminum 10/21/2019 5:21 PM
Allite Super Magnesium vs 6061 Aluminum

Almost wouldve been more effective to show same weight difference in volume.

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