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Added a comment about product review Using a Specialized Turbo Levo SL e-Bike to Train for Mountain Bike Racing 1/9/2021 7:39 AM
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As someone who raced pro downhill and has coached a lot of top pros I highly recommend ebikes for part of your training. I wish they were available in my racing days.

We have a short two minute downhill in town with about 500 feet of climbing (or shuttling per lap). It takes about 15 minutes a lap to shuttle and you spend most of than time sitting down in the shuttle truck. On my Kenevo I can do five laps in an hour and 15 minutes and get 5 intervals in by standing up and smashing the road climb each time.

What a great workout for r a racer with a full time job! Especially if you don't live near a lifg serviced hill.

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Liked a comment on the item Using a Specialized Turbo Levo SL e-Bike to Train for Mountain Bike Racing 1/9/2021 7:28 AM

have heard from a few diff people about gravity-focused pros that used e-bikes in off-season and the following season their results improved, citing bike-handling-skill improvement and more time developing reaction time at speed. do you think w/ a levo sl-type...more

Liked a comment on the item Using a Specialized Turbo Levo SL e-Bike to Train for Mountain Bike Racing 1/8/2021 9:52 AM

why is that your only takeaway? do DH racers only use a DH bike for all of their DH training workouts? no. does any serious athlete only use a single tool for training? no.

Added a comment about press release Dakotah Norton Signs with the YT Mob 1/7/2021 4:54 PM
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"which will be built up with all of the top components run by the team' sounds like they have lost some sponsors and haven't found new ones yet. Wonder what's up and what's in the works?

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Added a comment about video Loose Riders Sign Former Skateboard Pro Mark Partain at 57 Years Young 1/6/2021 11:52 AM

Rad! I remember him from my 70's skate magazines!

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Liked a comment on the item Loose Riders Sign Former Skateboard Pro Mark Partain at 57 Years Young 1/6/2021 11:51 AM

Very cool!

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/10/2020 1:07 PM

I've been studying bike setup for 25 years and coaching for 21, these are my thoughts. Precise handle height is more important than I realized! Many of my students' handlebars are too high and often we lower them 10-50mm, to get them in a better, more ... more »

Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 11/1/2020 10:53 AM
WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10

Do not question Sven the all knowing!

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 11/1/2020 10:52 AM

If I say it’s so. It is so. Trust Mongopedia not Wiki or Warnerpedia.

Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 10/31/2020 8:15 AM
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Haha, too funny! I thought Warner said he was 39! Your right, he's 38, 39 in 13 days!

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 10/31/2020 7:10 AM
WINNING BIKE: Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10

Pretty sure Greg is 39! Thanks for the bike check, can always learn a lot from Minnaar.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Maribor World Cup Qualifying, Race 2 10/17/2020 6:35 AM
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Wow, Bruni showing that he has the best mental game in the business! Impressive after a very un-super year for him so far. Daprela looks like he is ready to take over the French domination, scary fast for a first-year elite! Good to see Gwin back in touch.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - World Champs DH Seeding Day 10/9/2020 6:30 AM

Loïc over the stumps was bananas. For anyone who doesn’t speak French, the quote from the dude immediately following is: ‘Go bring a bottle of champagne to Öhlins. And say thank you. Motherfu....’

Added a comment about feature Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/2/2020 6:40 AM
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What did you think of the size of that bike Brian? I haven't ridden a bike with a reach that short in over a decade! I find bikes with 500mm+ reach measurements much more fun and faster. The longer reach enables me to hinge like Rennie and Gwin and gives me a bigger sweet spot with all my weight on my pedals.

Oh, and how fun is that old track?!

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Added a comment about video Old World Cup DH Track Still AWESOME! Durango / Purgatory POV 8/25/2020 12:01 PM

Yes, I rode it yesterday and I had forgotten how gnarly the Deer Valley NCS track was!

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Liked a comment on the item Old World Cup DH Track Still AWESOME! Durango / Purgatory POV 8/25/2020 11:59 AM

Thanks for the good memories. Makes me want to do a road trip. Those drops were gnarly... I remember having to choose a spot to land between the rocks in the landing. That was a good time.

Added a comment about video Old World Cup DH Track Still AWESOME! Durango / Purgatory POV 8/24/2020 11:50 AM

At the World Cup they had duel back then. The track started separate like a dual slalom but then merged for a head to head battle. I recall Cedric Gracia putting a sweet pass on Brian Lopes for the win at the WC there.

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Liked a comment on the item Old World Cup DH Track Still AWESOME! Durango / Purgatory POV 8/24/2020 11:47 AM

What was the dual racing that was going on? Did they also do 4x too back then? Why are those not happening these days? I just got into mountain biking 4 years ago, so I missed out on all of this.

Liked a comment on the item Old World Cup DH Track Still AWESOME! Durango / Purgatory POV 8/24/2020 11:47 AM

What was the dual racing that was going on? Did they also do 4x too back then? Why are those not happening these days? I just got into mountain biking 4 years ago, so I missed out on all of this.