Added a comment about press release USA Cycling Announces Launch of National Team 12/15/2017 9:39 AM
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it appears most of these athletes are competing in Olympic disciplines (although not sure about CX). Zink & Straight don't really race. Good point on Gwin though- USA has a pretty solid DH contingent- Gwin, Shaw, Mullally, Klein, Norton etc and having them train together would probably be beneficial.

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Added reply in a thread Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/17/2017 8:56 AM

I'd like to see at least an option for heavier tires made of normal cheap materials. 1500 gram tire with normal rubber (not sticky DH rubber) would be pretty indestructible on the trail bike, roll fast enough and not wear out too quickly. Pressure could ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Is World Champ Loïc Bruni Faster Than 400 Riders? | Red Bull Foxhunt 10/12/2017 11:29 AM

when he rides that rib in between the two ruts and crushes the red guys...nuts!

Added a comment about video Is World Champ Loïc Bruni Faster Than 400 Riders? | Red Bull Foxhunt 10/11/2017 10:21 AM
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amazing that he can take a worse line than the guy in front of him and still pull enough to make a pass in 1 corner.

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Liked a comment on the item The 2018 U.S. Open of Mountain Biking Will Be Held at Killington, Vermont, Aug 1-5 10/11/2017 7:57 AM

Resurrect the Mount Snow NORBA DH course madness at Killington

Liked a comment on the item MUST-WATCH Vital RAW - Matt Orlando in the PNW 10/9/2017 1:34 PM

Entertaining as always guys. I like how the fork and shock o-rings are bottomed in the photos.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Junior DH World Champ, Matt Walker Ripping His Trail Bike 10/4/2017 7:18 AM
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wow

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 10/4/2017 7:04 AM

I'm surprised they want Eddie to race World Cup DH and EWS and the full Crankworx Series. Seems like that is a recipe for fatigue and burnout. Wouldn't the sponsors & the racer want to focus on doing well at less events vs hitting all of them at ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Fasthouse to Enter Mountain Biking in 2018 9/13/2017 7:57 AM

Truth. Just ride the damn bike and have fun.

Anyone else think Guy Fieri after reading/viewing this PR post? This dank donkey sauce nacho gear is off da hook!!!!

Added a comment about feature Three New 2018 Bikes: Introducing Kona's Second Generation Process Lineup 9/12/2017 12:51 PM
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I think it's a good thing... Transition is also making their new bikes stronger/heavier. People are riding trail bikes harder because the geometry and suspension is allowing it.

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Added reply in a thread New links, Old Chain? 8/29/2017 9:29 AM

you should* replace the entire chain when it breaks. new chains every so often helps the rest of your drivetrain last longer. *but there's only one way to find out if the noise will go away...

Added a comment about feature Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 2:08 PM
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some companies are making 42 offset. it's real nice

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Added a comment about video Broken Bikes and Busted Bodies - Val di Sole Qualifying Day Action 8/25/2017 2:06 PM
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anyone else impressed that his front wheel (29") didn't taco?

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Liked a comment on the item Broken Bikes and Busted Bodies - Val di Sole Qualifying Day Action 8/25/2017 2:05 PM

Bru signs an autograph in the second video. That's pro.

Added a comment about feature Loris Vergier on Why He's Running 27.5 at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 8:42 AM
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looks like a #1 plate and those weird maxxis tires... probably Greg?

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Added a comment about video Transition Teases Four New 2018 Mountain Bikes in Hilarious Video 8/22/2017 7:51 AM
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probably not, but it looks like they share tubing, forgings etc to look very similar. I doubt you could share the same front triangle and get the right geometry on all 4 bikes.

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Liked a comment on the item So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8/22/2017 7:48 AM

another hub size? disappointing

Liked a comment on the item Manon Carpenter Retires from Downhill Racing 8/17/2017 8:12 AM

Good call. If your heads not in the game time to move on. Thanks for the awesome displays and i hope you stay involved in the mtb bike scene.