Liked a comment on the item The ALL-NEW LEGO Mountain Bike 12/7/2018 2:21 PM

Very impressive, but will we see one at the EWS next year? This bike might be too forward thinking to make a race debut just yet. Definitely a contender for my next bike, though I doubt I can shred as hard as the rider in this vid

Liked a comment on the item EXT Racing Shox Introduces ARMA V3 and STORIA V3 Coil Shocks 12/4/2018 12:53 PM

What I can tell you is that they LOVE the ZA climate! Been running one on my Nomad for a little while and it is on a whole different level to anything else I've ever used.

Added a comment about press release Öhlins Racing Sold to Tenneco 11/16/2018 12:43 AM

Not true. Ohlins makes their own dampers and gets all their parts from Swedish manufacturers. The only thing made in Asia is the fork chassis. No affiliation to X-fusion. I think some originally speculated this simply because X-fusion made a fork with gold stanchions/uppers that resembled some Ohlins forks but that is totally a coincidence or X-fusion trying to mimic Ohlins.

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Added a comment about press release Öhlins Racing Sold to Tenneco 11/15/2018 11:17 PM

Why? Ohlins makes the best forks and shocks for MTB/DH in my opinion (based on many comparisons). I'm very glad they got into the market despite a few hiccups. They just need to fix the issues (which they are), not just give up and completely get out of the market.

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Added a comment about press release Galfer Bike Introduces New Colors for Their Floating Disc Wave Rotors 1/20/2018 4:28 PM

Galfer makes the best MTB rotors/pads!

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 3:27 PM

Hi everyone, nice to see so much debate arising, great to see the engagement between users.

I'll explain some of the topics as best as possible without making it too long winded or over complicated.

The springs are dual-rate, this is the precise term and is unambiguous. There are two discrete linear rate...more

Added a comment about news blog Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 10:37 AM

They've been making progressive fork springs for motorcycles for a long time and they don't expand. And if engineered and used properly, they won't bind since the spring rate is just much higher at the end. It's not relying on physical contact/binding to provide the ramp up - that would be retarded.

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Added a comment about news blog Introducing Race Only Springs 8/14/2017 9:53 AM

I think the proper term is "progressive spring" not "dual rate spring." And from the sounds of it, these are likely made by Eibach Springs.

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Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:55 AM

As the article says - Fox doesn't have a 29er 170mm fork yet. Bushing overlap would be a bit thin even if they did manufacture an air piston for the race guys. Basically, it'd be a full custom fork.

That said, I bet it'd work just fine...but yeah, you know how engineers get when it comes to...more

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:54 AM

29" DHF DH casing: 1295g; 29" cushcore: 248g. That's 1543g, plus sealant in there. Freakin beast.

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:54 AM

Plus, say, his wheelset has to be around what? 1800 grams? So that's 1500+1500+1800= 4800 over TEN POUNDS in wheels and tires! CRUSHER!

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:53 AM

The DH Casing is 2x ply. It's legit. I have a set. 1295g ea. Good thing he has huge legs to sprint outta corner with...

Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 10:53 AM

29" DH casing tires with Cushcore: heaviest enduro tire setup of all time?

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:09 PM

I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:07 PM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:06 PM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Does Curtis Keene Prefer Coil Suspension? Vital B-Sides 2/16/2017 11:55 AM

It's absolutely noticeable. You don't have to be crazy fast or have the most expensive suspension to tell either. If you can deal with a lil weight coil in modern suspension is a dream.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 RockShox Reverb B1 - Same Look, All New Guts and More Travel 3/15/2016 4:47 PM

I was hoping they'd redesign the remote too.