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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 6:18 PM

Can we call it the "Stern Croissant"?

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/3/2020 9:15 AM

All that text and nothing about the seat angle? Steep seat angles for enduro bikes are game changing because hanging off the back of the bike of a steep climb is energy sucking and makes the bike handle like crap going uphill. Was that 76 or 75.6 SA actual or not? I think all reviews...more

Added reply in a thread What happened to Jasper Penton? 8/23/2020 5:40 PM

Not sure why he's stopped posting things, but that dude came out of nowhere with some of the most incredible bike handling I've ever seen. I was surprised he wasn't put on the Cannondale Waves team with Bryceland given he rode one of their bikes and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/19/2020 3:03 PM

I have definitely wondered if jumping a mullet would be easier. I'm about 5 foot 9 with pretty short legs, and I think it would be easier to move on the bike with a bit more space. That said, I think that would be helping on the margins, the main thing ... more »

Liked a comment on the item CushCore Prototypes & Development History 7/21/2020 10:52 AM

Super interesting video. Trial and error leads to great products. 10/10 riding cushcore for life.

Liked a comment on the item CushCore Prototypes & Development History 7/21/2020 10:51 AM

If you’re chasing down air leaks at the spokes, it’s because you did a crap job on the tape or the valve. Tubeless isn’t brainless yet, so if you haven’t been through the wringer yet learning the hard way about tape and valves, it would be easier to learn tubeless without the added...more

Liked a comment on the item ROMAIN PAULHAN: ONE-TRACK MIND 4/9/2020 2:23 PM

When the last day of Trans Cascadia was canceled due to snow, Romain and a few others still wanted to ride. I was struck by his otherworldly bike handling, his genuine excitement to ride, and his ability to do a surprise ~20 mile ride in the snow with no supplies but a smile and a pocket brimming with stoke....more

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This dude is such an underrated shredder.

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Added reply in a thread 35mm Carbon Bar Flex 4/7/2020 2:17 PM

I have a set of One Up bars (35mm/780mm wide) and I definitely did notice the extra compliance when I first mounted them. I went from a 35mm/780mm RaceFace Affect aluminum bar and right away I could feel a difference. I was a bit surprised, as I expected ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 7:13 PM

The reduction in arm pump is huge, too, i feel like i have much better brake control at high speed.

Liked a comment on the item Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 7:13 PM

We totally agree, longer runs and more runs would have ultimately shown the difference. We may have tried to pack one too many things into this whole feature, which ultimately did not leave us enough time to do a proper timed test. If we had...more

Added a comment about video Custom-Tuned Versus Stock Mountain Bike Suspension - Vital MTB Advanced Class 3/20/2020 9:19 AM

I am normally one to put a fair bit of stock in timed runs, but watching this footage there is no doubt in my mind that the tuned set up would be faster over 4+ minutes. That much additional composure in the bike is going to be so much less fatiguing on the body. The heart rate spikes and additional death gripping that happens when your body gets bucked around, plus the increased chatter on the non-tuned set up would likely add up to a lot of fatigue over longer runs and big days. While timed testing on a longer track has its challenges (line choice, increased levels of rider fatigue over multiple runs, pacing, etc), I would bet the tuned set up would start really shining in that environment.

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Added a comment about feature What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/4/2020 5:08 PM
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Out: Companies speccing $6000-plus bikes with shocks that don't have compression adjustment.

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Liked a comment on the item Ibis Launches the Mojo HD5 9/24/2019 4:20 PM

Who even rides 27.5?

Added a comment about slideshow GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE EVER. Snowshoe World Cup DH Finals 9/8/2019 11:54 AM
GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE EVER. Snowshoe World Cup DH Finals

Whoever gave Amaury the Jean Girard race suit should be inducted into the MTB Hall of Fame!!!

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Liked a comment on the item Richie Rude vs. The OneUp Office 8/22/2019 7:42 AM

radical, and also holy crap dangerous. Glad no one wrapped themselves around a tree mid-pass.

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni Interviews Brendan Fairclough - Outspoken Episode 7 8/15/2019 10:36 PM

Yay!!! Finally someone openly talking about the 29 versus 27.5 wheel feel. And it being The Freeracer makes it feel far more genuine than anyone else. He didn't try to sell me anything. Completely new level of respect for him. Great insights on his passion to...more

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 9:11 PM

Finally Specialized makes a bike that fits me! With a seat tube angle that won't put my butt over the rear axle. Wonder if I can test one here at Crankworx, walking to the pits now ...

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When in Italy...

The Van Halen paint job - the best ever?

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