Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 10:59 AM

Because you're not Loic.

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 10:59 AM

Personally I don't like how a narrow internal rim makes my tire profile bubble, but then again none of us are Loic....

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 10:59 AM

I was fortunate to ride a few Vail laps with Stiber and friends at Outlier last year. They are a fun group of shredders and certainly put this product through its paces. I've been interested in trying a set because it sounds like it is exactly what I look for in a wheel.

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 2/13/2019 11:40 AM

Funny story regarding Greg Minnaar and frame reach. My first time working with Greg as my guest coach in a downhill camp he was still on Honda. The next year he was on Santa Cruz and riding a large V-10 (which had the reach measurement of most manufacturers

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Bluegrass Legit Carbon Full Face Helmet 2/9/2019 3:51 AM

At first glance the design on the top of the helmet looks like the specialized logo....

Added a comment about photo 2019 Dodzy Memorial Enduro Race Recap and Photos 2/8/2019 12:20 AM

Haven't seen Evan Powell's name on a results sheet in a long time! Pretty impressive Evan, great effort.

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Liked a comment on the item Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 2/2/2019 10:29 PM

I love seeing all these "fixes" for Fox and RS products. More reasons I stick with DVO and the OTT.

Liked a comment on the item Vorsprung Launch Smashpot Coil Conversion System 2/2/2019 10:28 PM

As posted elsewhere: the Push kit is a really good concept - coil performance for the first 2/3 of the travel with an adjustable anti-bottoming system. Fundamentally both the ACS and Smashpot are pretty similar there, and with any given spring rate you'll notice absolutely zero...more

Liked a comment on the item Revolutionizing Carbon Bikes with Guerrilla Gravity - The Inside Line Podcast 2/1/2019 3:35 PM

Gene, you pointed out why it sucks when the ACTUAL seat tube angle is not listed in most geometry charts, and the limitations of the EFFECTIVE seat tube angle. The effective angle gets slacker as you raise the post on modern bikes where the seat tube is offset in...more

Liked a comment on the item Revolutionizing Carbon Bikes with Guerrilla Gravity - The Inside Line Podcast 2/1/2019 3:35 PM

Cool. But I wish companies would bark up a "tree that matters". Carbon vs Carbon vs Aluminum bla bla bla really doesn't matter all that much on the trail. Unlike road riding, there are so many factors that contribute to ride quality. Tires, suspension, handlebar...more

Added a comment about feature Revolutionizing Carbon Bikes with Guerrilla Gravity - The Inside Line Podcast 2/1/2019 6:34 AM

Love to see small businesses pushing the envelope, in this case with seat tube angle too. As a person who runs a 250mm seat post (from top of seat tube to seat rails) I really want to ride a bike with a 77 degree seat tube angle! Would be nice to not be sitting just forward on my rear axle. The Smash seemed perfect until I saw that the effective seat tube angle has gone down from 77 to 75.9 degrees on the XL (and with a 73 degree actual angle doesn't that mean that the longer my post the less seat tube angle?). Don't get me wrong, that is still steeper than most but it seems like XLs should have the steepest seat tube angles.

Not picking on Gorilla Gravity as it seems this happens on most bikes as they grow in size. Would love for a frame designer to explain why this happens and if there is a way to change this.

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Liked a comment on the item Four Races - 2019 USA Cycling Pro GRT Schedule 1/24/2019 2:29 AM

Saw this earlier today...Disappointing. I don't know if USA Cycling is having a hard time securing venues or they just flat out don't care about the gravity discipline of the sport. Personally I feel like it is the latter. I say that because...last couple of years at the national...more

Liked a comment on the item Four Races - 2019 USA Cycling Pro GRT Schedule 1/24/2019 2:28 AM

The best thing about retiring from racing was not giving money to USAC.

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NORBA hates you

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/22/2019 10:11 PM

Loved the Comp 32! Many of us ran it front and rear to protect our rims on rough tracks like the Mount Snow NORBA track. Michelin had the best rubber compounds in the 90s. The Maxxis High Roller is a copy of the comp 16 (or 22?).

Added a comment about product review f'ed deeply 1/20/2019 7:42 AM

Wow, wish I saw this in 2017. My post leaked all the air out the first day I used it. Contacted them through customer support on their website and was told I needed to send it in, back to Canada. I explained that it broke on the first day of use and asked if they could send me a new one and then I would send in the broken one. They said no way.

For over a year I used it manually and my students asked me about it and I told them, broke the first day, won't hold air and they want to go without my bike for two weeks to fix it (if it was their fault). Why did I do this? Because at 6'3" I need 200mm of drop, running the cable housing through my frame is incredibly hard and I would have to buy a tempory dropper post.

Finally, this May they admit to all customers that they've had problems all along and they will send me thew parts to fix it!

Had a local shop do the work for me and now it holds air for about a month. Works great.

So I completely understand Casey's review!

9point8's email: If you are happy with your Fall Line seatpost and it is working well,
then this email is not for you.


But if you have a persistent air leak
you may qualify for a FREE permanent repair.


If you have a leak, start by compressing the post down to roughly one inch and remove it from your bike. Pump up your post to approximately 100 psi and fully submerge it in a bucket of water. Take note of any air bubbles that you see and contact support@9point8.ca

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Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough's Rampage Line POV 10/29/2018 6:20 PM

That chute entrance is absolutely insane

Liked a comment on the item Brendan Fairclough's Rampage Line POV 10/29/2018 6:20 PM

Sad to see that he got freakin robbed by the judges, what a run man!!!

Liked a comment on the item How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 12:07 PM

The problem I see with above proposal is: Brendawg, (or whoever) is still gonna feel like someone #GotRobbed - because scores will still come from a single panel of judges......And keep in mind -you’re never gonna keep everybody happy either because:
1. the Freerider “purists” are gonna want to see...more