Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 9:43 PM

Of course there is marketing spin from both sides. Wavecell is focusing on rotational acceleration and Koroyd is focusing on linear acceleration, both in the context of what causes concussion and brain injury. Which one is most important? Based on what ... more »

Added reply in a thread The First AMA-Sanctioned E-Mountain Bike Race with Kyle Warner 3/21/2019 1:15 PM

Looks like a LOT of fun.

Liked a comment on the item First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/7/2019 5:42 AM

...Moped world champs

Liked a comment on the item First UCI World Champions for E-Mountain Bike To Be Crowned in Mont-Saint-Anne 3/7/2019 5:42 AM

I think they invoke the rules from "Whose Line is it Anyway": The rules are all made up and the points don't matter.

Added a comment about video Why Does Loic Bruni's Suspension Work So Well? 3/1/2019 7:56 AM

As noted, Loic is a wizard of smoothness. He rides like The Alien does- so smooth it doesn’t look like he’s going all that fast and he doesn’t seem to be near the edge of control even though he likely is.

Combine that with an obsession to have a perfect setup and you have something unique- a multi time world champ who’s bike appears to work better than others with him on it.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:42 AM

Curious if you or anyone you know who has ridden the evo with a coil on it? I wonder if a nicely tuned damper with a coil around it would take care of the harshness?

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:42 AM

Interesting you mention both long shocking it and a coil - that's precisely what I've done. I'm running a 216x63 Vivid R2C Coil, 3mm off set bushing and in the low position on my 275 S3, giving the same "effective position" as the standard shock in the high setting. Stroke is limited...more

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:39 AM

Great info, Salespunk, thanks. You are one of those I was referring to above that is having a very positive experience with the Evo.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:35 AM

I own both of these bikes right now plus a HTLT. My builds are a little different since I have the SWorks SJ and have put XO1 on the Evo along with SC carbon wheels so take my comments with a grain of salt that it is not an exact comparison.

My experience is that the Evo SLAYS steep...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:35 AM

First off great review. I have both of the bikes tested plus an HTLT as well and would echo your experiences in climbing. The Evo is very underrated in this area and it absolutely crushes the climbs. I find that the steep seat tube means that I don't have to fight to keep the front...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 6:33 AM

Put a 170 fork and run it in the high position with a 55 stroke shock and you will have a long travel weapon with a higher BB

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/21/2019 1:04 PM

“Charging into new, gnarly terrain at mach chicken...” nice one, Brines.

The evo is such a unique bike for the money. It’s actually pretty unique regardless of the price. Specialized really did well with this one and there are a lot of guys with these bikes on the mtbr forum that are loving them. In today’s market, how can you argue with such a cool ride at such a reasonable price?

But alas, I am all about charging into new, gnarly terrain at mach chicken, often alone, deep in the back country of SW CO, far out of cell range, so I may wind up on something else that affords a little more room for pilot error.

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Liked a comment on the item It's Electric! SRAM's Wireless Eagle AXS and RockShox Reverb AXS Details 2/7/2019 9:59 AM

does the mounting hardware lock? a couple twists with a wrench and those things could be yanked.

Liked a comment on the item Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 2/5/2019 7:00 AM

No notchyness. The IFP is not in direct contact with your fork lowers, therefore we were able to design the o-ring gland with a little more squeeze to ensure a long reliable o-ring life. It's also a standard size o-ring that should be available at any good hardware store and is very...more

Liked a comment on the item Sedona's BURLIEST Lines with Nate Hills: "White Line is the Easy Part" 2/4/2019 7:03 AM

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Added a comment about press release Maxxis Eastern States Cup Announces 10th Anniversary Information & Schedule 1/23/2019 9:36 PM

What a calendar! Racing is clearly alive and kickin on the East Coast.

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Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 9:03 PM

Great discussion so far. Thanks to all for contributing. J Brines, when I read the rules on the EWS site that you linked, they are clear to me, although I do admit I had to read them a few times. You dodge the test or don’t comply with the testing procedures, ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/14/2018 7:26 PM

Stik, the CG vid was from a while back, 2017 I think. Everybody be cool. There has been no official information released at this time. Respect the athletes who make our sport so awesome to watch and inspire us to push ourselves. Don’t speculate or spread ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/11/2018 2:00 PM

All rumors right now at 3pm MST 11/11/18. Until we have some facts or an official statement from the EWS HQ, I think it’s better to not say any names or speculate. If this situation is real and people failed drug tests, it is a BIG deal that could end ... more »