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Liked a comment to Beezkneez's bike check 5/18/2021 12:56 PM
2021 Nukeproof Giga 29 Custom

This was maybe the biggest thing I did not like about Cushcore in that if you flat and have to put in a tube you will be wrestling with it and swearing profusely as your riding buddies or competitors disappear. Granted it should not happen much, but when it does you're FOF'd. I moved onto Huck Norris and have had no issues. I did recently shove a Nukeproof ARD insert on my hardtail's rear wheel, so we'll see if it was worth it.

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

cush core front and rear, with spare tube in case of puncture ? You just throw away your cush core while puting in the tube 🤔

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

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Liked a comment about press release ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:03 PM
metadave

Embargo scramble sounds like a delicious Cuban breakfast

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Liked a comment about press release ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:00 PM
jeff.brines

Interesting how many people are focusing on the DW part of the equation. Not taking anything away from the man, they myth, the legend, but I see the (much) bigger deal here being the ability for the Athertons to quickly prototype different geometries, getting a bike to fit them better than anything they've had in the past.

While my previous post focused on the questionable business sense of all this, as a racer, I can't think of anything better than being able to 3D print stuff that vastly alters the geometry allowing the rider to quickly go through a few iterations without new jigs/molds etc.

I'd take a single pivot that fits me perfectly over the most advanced bla bla bla suspension design that is run-of-the-mill fit.

My $0.02

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Liked a comment about feature Stories: The First Time My Handlebars Fell Off 6/18/2014 1:09 PM
fabdemaere

Nice write-up, more please!
Here is my somewhat similar story:
I used to love doing wheelies and also "working" on my bike, aka putting your bike upside down and turning the cranks with your hand, as well as the occasional oh-so-tricky removal of the wheel with the QR.
One day, I guess I had not put the front wheel back on properly (or maybe the QR wasn't locked tight), I popped a massive wheelie and my front wheel just fell out. I freaked out and instead of calmly putting my weight backwards, I panicked and grabbed the brakes as hard as I could.
I slammed with my nuts onto the top tube and with my face onto the ground. I walked away with the glorious battle trophy that is a blue sack and a couple chipped teeth.
Riding bikes is fun.

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Liked a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/17/2014 10:43 AM
BRADSHAWK

What's the logic behind the opinion that a tighter track is a more compelling race to watch?

Think about it; is a race whereby at the first split, if the rider is one or two seconds down the race is over (i.e. like Leogang); is this more or less likely to keep you on the edge of your seat....

....compared to

A track like fort bill, whereby even if the rider is one or two seconds down at the very last split they can still cross the line up and win?

With the latter example the race can be won at any point until the line, surely that's more entertaining?

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Liked a comment about press release It's True - Aaron Gwin, Mitch Ropelato and Troy Brosnan Team Up With Specialized in 2013 1/8/2013 10:31 AM
ryMY

It is about time we saw some serious money getting tossed around this sport. Not that measly pocket change these boys all make, but the huge cake that we know is available from the giants. (speaking of Giant... didn't you just open 4 new carbon production factories in Asia because of such a high demand in road, yet you can't afford to fix Danny's mouth let alone revamp the Glory for RD? haha). Sh*t or get off the pot - Time for a new era. This one is hungry for the masses (We got you NBC!!), they are tired of hearing their brothers of MX ad in that heli-pad as an extension to their back yard, while they can hardly afford the bill to their cell phone and rent for a 2 bedroom apt with 4 other racers.

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Liked a comment about press release It's True - Aaron Gwin, Mitch Ropelato and Troy Brosnan Team Up With Specialized in 2013 1/8/2013 10:29 AM
Scharney127

Dude you seem to be really concerned about this whole contract thing... Why don't you worry about yourself. Also read the link Turman posted on here, the man didn't breach a "contract." No need to get bent out of shape over something like this.

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Liked a comment about press release Developing: Trek World Racing Wants Aaron Gwin Back, Whiteley May Pursue Legal Action 1/8/2013 9:56 AM
Scott_Townes

These athletes have only so much time if they're lucky enough to get where Gwin is now. These sponsors are just companies looking to use athletes as advertisements so it's all business. The business aspect a lot of people don't seem to understand... Gwin did the right thing here, he's looking out for himself and getting the best deal so he has less to worry about what happens when his career ends. Who cares about how Trek or any other factory team feels because they'll be around way longer making bank than Gwin, or any WC athlete for that matter.

And by the details we're given so far I highly doubt Trek has any legal footing here or else they'd have something better than a letter of intent. Plus Specialized will just settle it out anyways to get Gwin. It's crazy how much sponsors will pay when they really want someone representing them.

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