Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/18/2017 8:39 AM

440mm and 40mm on the AM. 430mm and 50mm on the Trail. 174cm. Would probably like 10mm more on both but would rather have that 10mm on the rear centre on the AM.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Oton and Ravanel Win in Italy, Sam Hill Crowned 2017 EWS Champion 10/1/2017 7:17 PM

Not to discount Gwin's World Cup wins, but where are all of his World Champ jerseys? Sam was consistent in the overall race series and also consistently won Word Champs - twice as a Junior and 3 times in Elites.

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Damien Oton and Cecile Ravanel Lead EWS Finale After Day 1 9/30/2017 1:16 PM
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Probably worked out it was going to remove a lot of drama from the event...

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Added a comment about slideshow SLIDESHOW: Down-Under Dust Destruction - World Champs DH 9/7/2017 6:00 PM
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Just imagine if Sam won DH Worlds and EWS Overall.

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Nuts isn't it. I have three Megaforce 2 stems and two Vector bars. Bought them all from Universal Cycles in Portland I think.

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Probably my favourite bike component brand. All their stuff is well engineered, light, and understated.

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Liked a comment on the item Greg Minnaar Speaks on Breaking His Bike Then Qualifying 2nd an Hour Later at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 8:36 PM

The guy is a machine. Also HUGE props to Sven and Vital with the scoop in real time. We're absolutely spoiled with the coverage we get.

Liked a comment on the item Greg Minnaar Speaks on Breaking His Bike Then Qualifying 2nd an Hour Later at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 8:36 PM

How about some huge props to Marshy, frame swap to race ready in under 45 min isn't impossible but its still damn impressive.

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Yet again the UCI...

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Liked a comment on the item Loris Vergier on Why He's Running 27.5 at Val di Sole 8/24/2017 8:31 PM

Can't, UCI still has a stupid rule requiring same wheel size front and rear. It's an old carry over from TT bikes, but there has been rumors that it may be up for consideration. I agree that 29 front/27.5 rear would be the ultimate DH race setup. The big front wheel gobbles up...more

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He should run 650b rear only.

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Liked a comment on the item What's New on the 2018 Specialized Enduro? 8/24/2017 9:21 AM

Specialized made the claim that it's "effectively" 150mm of travel when you consider the saddle tilt. I'm used to a 150mm dropper and would agree that my ability to move around the bike was similar to a post with that amount of actual travel, though the center of the saddle may be just a bit higher...more

Liked a comment on the item So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8/23/2017 6:54 PM

I am in the same boat. I'm 6'4". My current bike has a reach that is 2 inches longer, and a seat tube that is an inch shorter.

Looks pretty, but I think they made a big miss on the geometry.

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Yeah such a shame the forks are still 51mm offset.

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Liked a comment on the item What's New on the 2018 Specialized Enduro? 8/23/2017 6:52 PM

glad to see J bend spokes on a high end complete...

Added reply in a thread Cecile Ravanel to Race Val di Sole World Cup DH 8/22/2017 7:11 PM

I'm betting she'll be about 5 seconds down.

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I couldn't ride one. I'd need the reach of the large but then I'd only be able to run a 100mm dropper.

Seat tubes are miles too long.

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Liked a comment on the item So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8/22/2017 8:44 AM

I don't know, it isn't being marketed as a new "standard," moreso a piece to the compete package. I'll never say never, but I'd be surprised if other manufactures jumped on board with it.

Besides, us Hope fanboys are just fine with not having other hub options.

Liked a comment on the item Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 7:51 AM

They're all worthy, for me it's hart's champery run, the legendary commentary adds to it and his margin of victory, age, and fact that its world champs in conditions as gnarly as anything I've ever seen (maybe with exception of lourdes this year, that was...more

Liked a comment on the item Greatest Run of All Time? Aaron Gwin's Miraculous Win at MSA 2017 8/6/2017 7:50 AM

These best runs ever always forget Kovarik at ft William in 2002. Over 14 seconds!