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Liked a bike check 2015 Bronson Carbon C "DUDE IT'S NOT PINK, IT'S MAGENTA" 1/1/2015 1:40 PM
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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 8:52 PM
Adam_Schaeffer

A few observations:

Seems like a slightly firmer spring may have helped the bb height issue and the diving you experienced on jump faces. 33% seems a bit much for all-around park riding, most brands are designing bikes to be ridden at 30% max. The fact that you had the compression all the way in and it was still soft is another indicator of too soft a spring. As Ohlins offers 25lb increments going up just one spring rate may be the solution and allow you to back off the compression (which may have contributed to the spiking incident).

Specialized's claims of a lower center of gravity seems off. The shock is clearly higher than it was on the old Demo, and as a heavy part of the frame that makes a bigger difference than lower pivot points.

Thats a lot of money for a team fork and a bunch of house branded stuff. I'm the last guy to ever complain about the cost of bikes, but for that kind of coin I'd expect more.

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Liked a comment about feature 7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me 6/16/2014 12:55 PM
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I'm tired of WC racers complaining about tracks not suiting their skillsets. F*ck off already and adapt. Variety is good, and the guys who come out on top at the end of the season are the ones who can ride everything. I can't believe guys like Hill and Brendan still haven't adapted to pedally tracks like others have. You are all racing the same courses after all.

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Liked a comment about photo Mitch Ropelato Running a Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 at World Champs 8/29/2013 8:21 PM
Mitch Ropelato Running a Specialized S-Works Enduro 29 at World Champs

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Liked a comment about news blog Enduro World Series Update: Unauthorized Shuttling? 8/16/2013 8:11 PM
andyjr77

Lopes is turning into a proper whiney little b*tch. He needs to get his head down and learn to be fast at Enduro rather than playing schoolboy "he said she said" games on Twitter like a 12 year old girl.

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Liked a comment about video 2013 Elite World Championships DH Track Pietermaritzburg 8/12/2013 2:44 PM

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Liked a comment about news blog DOWNHILL FINALS RESULTS: Gee and Rachel Atherton Win Fort William World Cup Downhill 6/10/2013 5:10 AM
sspomer

freeridewriter, if you were replied to someone's comment and they deleted the original, your comment would go away. we didn't delete anything. here's your original, FYI - First - Congrats to the Athertons! Secondly - What in the world are you talking about? Sam Hill placed higher last year at Ft. William on a Demo 8. It was pink for that matter. It's one race. Take a look at Sam's results from last year. He has been getting progressively better, remember he was injured a lot. Whoever is the better rider this year I will congratulate.

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Liked a comment about news blog 2013 UCI World Cup Downhill Schedule 11/1/2012 7:47 PM
ElVenezuelan

Its is soo stupid 6 races in Europe its should be call the European Cup of Mountain Bike, LAME!!!!!!!!! No US races, every rider in the US should sabotage next years "WORld Cup" in am tired of the french base UCI beeing soOOO LAME!!!!!!!!

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Liked a comment about news blog 2013 UCI World Cup Downhill Schedule 11/1/2012 7:46 PM
sam.nava.92

I HATE HOW THEY DON'T BRING ENOUGH RACES TO AMERICA. MOST OF THE COMPANIES ARE ESTABLISH HERE IN U.S. THEY NEED TO GO BACK TO THE 90s AND THE AMERICAN COMPANIES NEED TO START BRINGING THE RACES AND THE DOWNHILL SCENE BACK TO IT ROOTS. WE NEED TO REMEMBER THAT DOWNHILL WAS CREATED ON THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA ON THE LATE 70s EARLY 80s. WAKE UP AMERICA WHATS HAPPENING TO YOU. WE ARE LOOSING EVERYTHING.

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