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Added a comment about feature Rob Warner - The Inside Line Archives 6/29/2022 8:24 AM
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I would do this too

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Added a comment about feature The State of Brendan Fairclough 3/24/2022 9:39 PM
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Awesome interview. Sven’s relationships with the riders makes for such good insight.

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Liked a comment on the item Laurie Greenland's Santa Cruz V10 - Pro Bike Check 1/24/2022 3:25 PM

But then again he’s got the reach adjust headset on there, so maybe he’s more fussy than he lets on. Sure seems to need the height just so…

I just realized something: whenever you see a rider visualizing a course, eyes closed, hands out in front; their hands never look...more

Added reply in a thread The best “what could have been” race runs in WC DH history. 1/16/2022 8:07 PM

This is a good one, seeing that crash it’s insane he still had a podium time. Hill was on another level in that era. If memory serves, he had a huge one at Fort Bill shortly after and that was the start of some injuries that hurt his consistency. Another ... more »

Added reply in a thread The best “what could have been” race runs in WC DH history. 1/15/2022 10:17 PM

Good call, and Reece Wilson snapping his chain at Snowshoe! Miriam’s run at Snowshoe is also a major “what could’ve been”.

Added reply in a thread The best “what could have been” race runs in WC DH history. 1/15/2022 7:24 PM

One of the runs I had in mind was Brendan Fairclough, Schladming 2007 (?). He was up on Sam Bill’s split before having a massive wreck and having to run back up a steep slope to collect his bike. I think he still ended up in the 20s. I believe Blenkinsop ... more »

Started new thread The best “what could have been” race runs in WC DH history. 1/14/2022 9:53 PM

A few days ago I was listening to the most recent episode of Andrew Neethling’s podcast with Matti Lehikoinen and Matti brought up that before having a massive crash, he was actually up on Sam Hill’s race winning split time. I’d never heard that stat ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/14/2022 9:44 PM

Closest I can think of is when Danny, Laurie, and Flo Payet went 1,2,3 at World Champs. Same bike but not the same team.

Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/6/2021 6:53 PM

All the talent scouts better be scoping out Evan's stellar heel drop.

Added a comment to MTByNOT's bike check 10/5/2021 1:10 PM
The "Black Pearl" Norco Range

Cool to know that one works, I thought I saw something on their website about sizing only working within + or - 2mm, I guess 2.5mm isn't that far off, haha!

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Added a comment to MTByNOT's bike check 9/30/2021 4:01 PM
The "Black Pearl" Norco Range

Oh wicked! Which Springdex are you running? I looked at the compatibility page on their website and I didn't see one that fits the 205x62.5mm shock that comes with the bike. Do you have a different shock in the bike?

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Added a comment to MTByNOT's bike check 9/30/2021 9:18 AM
The "Black Pearl" Norco Range

Is that a Springdex in there? I have ordered a Range and I've been considering getting a Springdex for it, but I wasn't sure if I would be able to adjust it given there is not a ton of space around the shock on that frame. Let me know if that's what I see on your shock and if so, how it is!

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Added a comment about video Break Your Frame Mid-Race? Grab Some Tape. - Let's Go Racing - Episode 7 9/29/2021 8:35 AM

That incredibly long, skinny wood bridge is an absolute abomination and should never be in a race course, but the pace Brian carried on that was really impressive

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Added a comment about feature Wheel To Wheel Comparison - Reserve's 30|SL VS Roval's Control Carbon 9/24/2021 7:35 AM
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I’ve broken 3 Reserves over the past 3 years (one front and two rears within a month of each this summer). I’m pretty sure each of those failures also had some element of side impact, as well as just hitting very sharp rocks very hard in compressions (both rear wheel failures happened with Super Gravity casing tires and CushCore). Otherwise the performance of those wheels has been pretty solid, and I’m sure I would’ve gone through far more aluminum wheels/hoops during that time. I did have one issue with the warranty where Santa Cruz/Reserve essentially forgot about my warranty claim for a month or two and didn’t send me a replacement wheel. When they did, they sent a rear instead of a front. However, after emailing them, they let me keep the rear wheel as a spare and sent me a replacement front, so I don’t really view that as a customer service failure, haha. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the wheels and their lifetime warranty.

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Added a comment about video Let's Go Racing - Episode 6 - Bike Tweaks and Europe 9/9/2021 8:39 AM

This series is great. I love the bit where Shawn Neer is like "did you black out or did you not go hard enough?". Even just racing regional and national enduros, I feel like the level you have to push yourself physically is pretty dang high, so I can't imagine how hard the top EWS guys are going.

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Added reply in a thread Snowshoe World Cup DH Finish Feature 8/26/2021 10:15 AM

As a life-long wood feature hater I am against this both on a principled basis and on a case specific basis, haha. Wood features are bad generally, and this wood feature looks especially bad. This is a WC downhill track, not a slopestyle course, and ... more »

Added a comment about video Pivot Phoenix DH Bike with a Singlecrown and AXS Dropper for Enduro? Let's Go Racing - Episode 3 7/18/2021 9:01 AM

According to Pivot's website, the STA on the stock Phoenix is 76 degrees. Assuming this is with a 200mm fork, this 'enduro' version probably has a steeper seat angle, as the front end is probably lower (although long travel SC forks can have a pretty long axle to crown). I'd wager the steep STA is a big part of why this bike can pedal uphill decently at all. While suspension design matters, in my experience, being in the more biomechanically advantageous position that comes with a steep STA makes a huge difference on steep climbs.

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