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 ยป

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Added a comment about photo $600 Open-Mold Trail Bike Frame 10/21/2019 5:14 PM

Santa Cruz lawyers are so turned on right now. Just praying for some dumbass to slap their name on it and offer it for sale.

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Added a comment about video VITAL RAW REDUX - BEST OF WORLD CUP DOWNHILL 2019 9/28/2019 10:29 AM

The UCI takes a lot of shit (sometimes for good reason), but I gotta say the 2019 DH schedule was a fantastic variety of tracks. The new venues combined with the addition of more raw/tech sections at the existing stops made for near superhero/video game level performance. I know a lot of people still call for more races, but the fact that we can watch this degree of talent tackle such challenging courses for free is still amazing to me. Can't imagine what next year will look like.

There always needs to be a flat out/grass turn track (like Les Gets) in the line up. The high speeds and loose riding are edge-of-the-seat stuff that the riders seem to enjoy as well.

Danny's manual through the rocky left hander after the Steve Smith drop at MSA is still one of the coolest moves from the year. Sure there were harder/trickier moves, but the way he executes it so casually just oozes style.

Bring on the offseason rumors!

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Added a comment about press release Cane Creek Releases Limited Tie-Dye eeWings Cranks 9/27/2019 9:36 AM

Perfect. Now everyone who just finished building their AXS wireless dream build gets to drop another 1k because there's no WAY they can live without these to tie it all together.

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Added a comment about video Sam Hill: Running the Game 9/26/2019 10:24 AM

It seems like he has always had an obsession with carrying as much speed as possible but in context of the entire run. Using subtle body english to extract maximum speed in non-pedaling situations. A sixth sense of grip in all conditions and the courage to never submit to the crash until hes actually on the ground. His fluidity and intuitive understanding of vehicle dynamics appear to allow him to ride more on instinct then calculation. Meaning less hesitation which is where hes making up all that time.

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Added a comment about video 15,000 Feet of Descending in a Day! 2019 Enduro World Series Course Previews, Zermatt, Switzerland 9/20/2019 9:34 AM

Media squids manualing through town against traffic with a full camera pack onboard may be the most confident move I've seen

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Liked a comment on the item GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE EVER. Snowshoe World Cup DH Finals 9/9/2019 5:00 PM

Best WC final ever but also best reporting right here...
Thank you VitalMTB and all the squids.