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Added a comment to Beezkneez's bike check 5/18/2021 12:55 PM
2021 Nukeproof Giga 29 Custom

I'm with ya on that. That's the reason i went with DH tires and aluminum rims. I want bulletproof, worry-free race runs. Hopefully the only time i use my tube is when giving it to another racer.

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Added a comment to Beezkneez's bike check 5/18/2021 10:42 AM
2021 Nukeproof Giga 29 Custom

Depends how much of the race is left. If I can get down to the end of the stage just riding it flat on the cushcore, then I'll do that and get a new tire put on in the pits. Otherwise I'll have to rip out the cushcore, slap in the tube, wear the cushcore around my neck, and get down to the pits.

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Added a comment to Beezkneez's bike check 5/18/2021 8:05 AM
2021 Nukeproof Giga 29 Custom

Ole!

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Added a comment about press release ENVE Composites Introduces No-Questions-Asked Lifetime Incident Protection 6/27/2019 11:23 AM
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Sounds like somebody's sales are dropping...

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Added a comment about press release ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 12:59 PM
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It doesn't even sound like just the Athertons. It sounds like as part of the direct 2 consumer business model, they will be modifying the geometry slightly to your specs by modifying the carbon tube lengths. That's going to shake things up a bit.

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Added a comment about video Through my Eyes: Cedric Gracia in Whistler 10/2/2015 3:32 PM

Love the X-up at 2:54. Don't see that trick much in a video.

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Added a comment about video Dust Apocalypse! 7/28/2015 1:37 PM

BAD A$$

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Added a comment about photo Steve Smith Getting All Captain Morgan for Sven and @madmonkeyboris 6/12/2015 5:29 PM
Steve Smith Getting All Captain Morgan for Sven and @madmonkeyboris

Yea backlit photography with sun-overpowering flash. Boris looks like a man-child in those skinny jeans, shoes and salt n peppa beard.

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Added a comment about photo Ryan Nyquist Backflips his Mountain Bike at 26Trix 6/12/2015 5:22 PM
Ryan Nyquist Backflips his Mountain Bike at 26Trix

Finally graduating to them big boy wheels.

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's Super Clean Specialized S-Works Demo for Leogang 6/12/2015 5:16 PM
PIT BITS - Aaron Gwin's Super Clean Specialized S-Works Demo for Leogang

Those are not electric. They just velcro vinyl covers to keep grips from getting wet and dirty until you're in the start house. No greasy mechanic's hands will be touching those grips either to contaminate the rubber.

That Trek link has more to do with suspension than handlebar grips... Many teams have experimented with shock warmers to keep the shock oil near 25 deg C.

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Added a comment about slideshow Windham World Cup Race Insanity 8/11/2014 1:01 PM
Windham World Cup Race Insanity

Sam loves cut spikes. He used them at Schladming for two wins. He uses them in deep, loamy wet dirt as well as in deep, moon dust dry tracks. Helps him slide on those inside lines.

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Added a comment about video Epic, Epic FAIL: Guy Jumps Huge Ramp with No Landing 7/18/2014 9:38 AM

Must have been trying to win a Darwin award.

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All 7/3/2014 11:28 AM
We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All

Check out this Fox pdf to see the innards.

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All 7/3/2014 8:28 AM
We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All

A simple explanation is that the oil damper controls how much the spring is allowed to move. The oil has two pathways (HSC or LSC) when the fork is compressed and each of these pathways has a "valve" so to speak to regulate when the oil is allowed to take each compression route. Each compression pathway has a separate rebound pathway back to the main chamber which can be regulated (HSR and LSR).

When the shock moves slowly over a small bump the low velocity/impulse/force moves the oil through the low speed compression route. Usually this is stiff on the compression to resist movement (of the spring) and free flowing on the rebound to allow the spring's force to quickly get the shock back to its resting position ready for the next bump.

In the high speed compression situation the high velocity/impulse/force allows the oil to move via the high speed compression route. This route requires that the high speed velocity threshold to be surpassed. Once it is surpassed, the spring is free to move during the compression to soak up the huge drop, but will slowly rebound to resist the spring snapping back to its resting position and bucking the rider.

To answer your question, the high speed and low speed are separate situations and the fork will behave differently according to which path the oil flowed through. No, the LSR doesn't take over from HSR once the damping slows the fork's movement. When the fork is bottomed out the slow rebound damping is taking place because the oil has taken HSC and HSR oil routes.

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Added a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/17/2014 10:10 AM
Beezkneez

I'm with you.

The UCI could host Downhill races on a pavement slope--no turns. The race would be really tight. It also wouldn't come down to skill so much as to the tires, aerodynamics, bike weight, etc. for the win. Keeping it difficult and fast will make sure those who win won because of skill and fitness not because they had 29" vs. 26" wheels.

Everyone seemed to like the Andorra course and Schladming, why can't UCI learn from rider feedback and try to incentivize these type of locations into hosting WC races?

On a different note, any rider who complains in an interview is makes me want to turn the video off. I don't see how sponsors can have these riders flying their flag when they talk negatively on camera. Just makes me wonder how much crap they are talking when the camera if off. You're riding your bike (and getting paid or free gear). Be happy!

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Added a comment about video #OnTheHunt Episode 1: Team CRC/Nukeproof Pietermaritzburg 4/15/2014 1:16 PM

So badass when that music kicks in at 2m22s!

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