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Added a comment about video Noisy Bikes, Small Bikes - Vital RAW - 2010 World Cup DH 4/27/2020 12:42 AM

I have a completely unsubstantiated theory that the equipment back then wasn't up to today's speed: wheelsize, suspension and tyres in particular have come a long way. Not sure the grip was good enough to handle the speeds that a longer bike would have allowed.

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Added reply in a thread Brake bleed isn’t working 4/23/2020 12:09 AM

Nice to see I'm not the only one losing my mind during the lockdown

Added reply in a thread When/will enduro racing become as intense as DH? 4/20/2020 12:32 AM

Disagree entirely with the premise: Top guys in enduro are either guys who have won a DH WC race: Hill, Maes, Rude; or guys who grew up full enduro: Nicolai, Dailly, Tordo. Maybe there are some guys in the EWS top 20 that started riding pro late, and ... more »

Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 8:56 AM
Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 6:31 AM
Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 6:27 AM

$65 with no middle man strikes me as kinda expensive. MAP (minimum advertised price) for most Maxxis models is less than $70. A direct to consumer cost of $45-$50 would put them on par with the wholesale pricing of the the most expensive mtb tires available.

Added reply in a thread is more expensive stuff worth it ? 4/13/2020 6:11 AM

To answer your title question: not beyond mid-range GX/XT. Similarly for full bikes, I always go for the lowest or second lowest build and upgrade little by little. Regarding your actual points which are with regards to destroying rims and derailleurs. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best and Worst World Cup DH Tracks? 4/9/2020 8:37 AM

I never understand the Leogang hate, almost every year it provides a memorable race (Gwin chainless, Gwin tyreless, Gee VS Chainsaw, almost first win for Fearon, Josh vs Bruni, last corner crashes from frenchies) AND produces some of the best vital RAW ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ugliest MTB kit? 4/9/2020 5:48 AM

Although I found Tahnee's version of the zebra/cow pants pretty cool. Then somehow they decided to pair those ugly pants with their female cycle to work top for the champ:

Before then just giving him a regular old high viz commuter jersey, ... more »
Added reply in a thread Ugliest MTB kit? 4/9/2020 5:47 AM

One of my favourite riders and favourite companies, but this was horrendous: [img]https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/files/styles/scb_natural_1440_auto/public/leo19_m1_2092.jpg?itok=Y7ZeYi9e[\img]

Added reply in a thread The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/31/2020 5:29 AM

I agree with the crowd, if you just bought an entry level bike: 1) Dropper post, ideally 150mm or more. 2) Tyres, 1kg of more for 29er tyres for proper riding I disagree with a comment above about SRAM brakes, I have the entry level levers on both my

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Added bike check YT Capra 29 - Loco Lockdown edition 3/30/2020 12:57 AM
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Added a comment about video Lousa World Cup DH Course Preview with FrixFrix and Estaque 3/16/2020 4:08 AM

Hard to judge from a follow cam prior to any WC though right? Once 100 WC guys start walking and practising the track, surely more lines would develop? Looks really nice either way, you could almost yourself into thinking it's rideable by us mere mortals...

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Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - Loris Vergier, #5 - 2019 World Cup Downhill 3/14/2020 11:32 PM

I'm in the same boat, the issue is that as a junior Loris had some horrendous crashes which set him back from what was originally a progression curve that looked even higher than Bruni.

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Liked a comment on the item VITAL RAW - Loris Vergier, #5 - 2019 World Cup Downhill 3/14/2020 11:29 PM

I wish his results supported my conviction that this lad is better than Bruni. Love his style.

Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/20/2020 4:12 AM

tsk, tsk, tsk, pencil neck. I know who Jackson Pollock is too & don't like his stuff either. SCRIBBLE.

Liked a comment on the item Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler 2/20/2020 4:11 AM

Bike of the Day, February 19, 2020!

Added a comment about video Double Your Fun With Double the World Champions on a Run! Vali Höll and Myriam Nicole in France 2/11/2020 8:08 AM

Nice! Hill posted a run of this test day on instagram during the week. His speed on the enduro bike has been blowing more than a few minds considering how horribly harsh that track is.

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Added a comment about feature Stay Warm! Fox Racing Cold-Weather MTB Gear Review 2/6/2020 6:22 AM
Eoin

I have the flexair pants pictured above and have been blown away at how light and comfortable they are, better than many shorts i've owned. I'm riding the 30"waist and am 178cm high, no issue with inseam, but the ankle width is unnecessarily tight when putting on and taking off.

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