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Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Bronson CC 1/22/2021 4:43 PM
Santa Cruz Bronson CC
Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/21/2021 4:24 AM

I just pulled my Vital 2020 calendar off the wall, I'd forgotten about the picture on the back and Laughed Out Loud. Maybe someone with the image can post it instead of me taking a crap phone photo. Seems a sure bet the frenchies like screwing with each

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Liked a comment on the item A Saddle with Shock Absorbers? Vital MTB Gear Show 1/20/2021 2:09 AM

That's my boy Nils, he crushes the manual game! Compensates for my complete ineptitude at said game...

Liked a bike check Mojo HD5 1/20/2021 2:05 AM
Mojo HD5
Added a comment about feature Maxxis Dissector Tire Reviewed by Top Member Reviewer and Jenson USA Award Winner 1/12/2021 3:10 AM
Bob Chicken

Yeah, but which tire would you like in the back if things get loose or steep or wet?

I came here to complain about the Dissector, I live in Australia obviously, so this should be my ultimate tire. Makes me feel a bit unpatriotic posting this, but anyway. I've got no complaints about grip in loose dusty stuff, but part of the reason I like Maxxis in Australian conditions is they hold up... second ride on the Dissector (EXO+ MaxxTerra) I saw a bunch of these weird growths of sealant where it looked like the middle knobs had been ripped and sealant had plugged it up. Several rides later and I'm wondering how long some of the side knobs will stay attached to the carcass. I suppose that's not Troy's fault, more Maxxis so maybe I can sleep well tonight.

The knobs are tall, even compared to an Assegai, I wonder if this contributes to the ripping. I don't slide much unless I have to stop in a hurry, so it seems kinda strange that I'm going to kill it pretty quick, when a DHR2 or a DHF or a Griffin would hold up fine. I've enough half used ones stashed in the garage to attest to this.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #1 1/12/2021 2:41 AM

Have you studied how much weight reduction improves suspension? I'm not 100% convinced that reducing unsprung mass makes the bike go noticeably faster. If we are splitting hairs on descending performance why not chase the lost watts while climbing? I guess you could walk up and coast down with no...more

Liked a comment on the item Maxxis Dissector Tire Reviewed by Top Member Reviewer and Jenson USA Award Winner 1/5/2021 3:49 AM

MaxxTerra version here. Tread was mostly roasted, especially center lugs in 6 weeks. Still running Assegai front some 8 months later.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/5/2021 2:17 AM

$5 Dollarbucks he's still chilling at home this year, the way WA travel restrictions are. Still prefer Sam Hill's trolling to endless "Let me black out the frame I'm riding next year until I get enough youtube/insta likes". Maybe he's trolling them instead. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/3/2021 11:39 PM

You can't get back into Western Australia without mandatory quarantine, even from most states in Australia, never mind overseas. So he's probably decided to stay home and enjoy life as others have said, it's just too hard to get back in once you leave. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Ibis Ripmo V1 12/31/2020 5:28 AM

yes, indeed I still have the same shock. Seems like it's an 2018/19 problem. I've got the shock serviced and they used higher quality (than regular Fox) grease. Hope it'll be OK now. Seems like the 2020 X2s are better

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/21/2020 3:50 AM

Pretty sure it's a given she's moving to Absolute Absalon, since they are together and Julian is running his own team now etc. I could be wrong, but watch the RB video with Rob Warner and it seems kinda obvious.

Liked a bike check Antidote Carbonjack 29 Grigio Silverstone Metallic 11/26/2020 10:37 PM
Antidote Carbonjack 29 Grigio Silverstone Metallic
Liked a comment on the item ENVE Announces Alloy Mountain Stem 11/21/2020 4:18 AM

I find it so ironic how enve is trying to be more pocket friendly now... they used to be like” we’re the best so give us your money” now they’re like “we’re not the best anymore but please buy this cheaper stuff so we don’t go out of business, oh also our competitors make the same stuff for...more

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/19/2020 1:10 AM

Normally this team rumors thread gets trolled by SC Syndicate themselves, but they are suspiciously quiet...

Liked a comment on the item Flying Squirrels and Radical Rippers, Bellingham's Premier Riding Club Fosters the Next Generation of Mountain Bikers 11/6/2020 7:07 PM

That's Rad. There should be a branch in every town. Spread the love.

Liked a bike check CRTV Nomad 10/30/2020 2:06 AM
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Added reply in a thread Taking YT to the Better Business Bureau? 10/28/2020 3:56 PM

Not sure how things work in the US, but you could always lodge a dispute with your credit card company if you paid for it that way...

Liked a comment on the item Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/27/2020 3:13 AM

Well said. A few years ago I got 5th at US Nationals and qualified for my first World Cup. I now work my ass off as a traveling nurse- often on call and overtime and get usually get up at 5 am, train, and then go work a 10 hr shift. Not at a desk. In surgery. Lifting more heavy...more

Liked a bike check Ibis MojoHD 5 10/19/2020 2:29 AM
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Added a comment to Bob Chicken's bike check 10/11/2020 11:49 PM
Ibis Ripmo V1

Thanks! Yeah it has, figured it was just mine, didn't realise it was was other peoples too. It doesn't lose heaps but it needs checking regularly . I've serviced the air sleeve a few times, I just figured I had a leaky valve. Still have the same shock?

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