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Added reply in a thread 2014/2017/2021 Specialized Demo Alloy how do they each compare - looking to buy my first downhill bike. 3/27/2022 10:52 PM

The weight distribution of the older bikes is terrible. Very short rear centres.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/27/2022 9:47 PM

Interestingly, if you watch the footage of Finn and Loic’s runs, Loic’s bike isn’t as stable pitch wise as Finn’s. Of course it could be spring rate and damping rather that kinematics, but you can definitely see the rear suspension choking on larger ... more »

Added reply in a thread No Vaccine, No Lourdes World Cup for Racers? 1/26/2022 9:33 PM

A good common sense discussion by doctors without conflicts of interest. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=77ZLGBec9gI&t=1027s

Added reply in a thread No Vaccine, No Lourdes World Cup for Racers? 1/25/2022 3:17 PM

Of course they don’t reduce transmission, even the CDC has admitted that. Look how fast Omicron spread around world via vaccinated travellers. Reduce mortality? What evidence is there for that? And in what age group? Pfizer’s own trial of 42,000 showed ... more »

Added reply in a thread No Vaccine, No Lourdes World Cup for Racers? 1/25/2022 1:04 PM

Well I just read through the whole thread and I’m disappointed how many are following the clearly unscientific narrative. I mean, don’t basic questions like what is the point of travel mandates if the vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission? Or what is ... more »

Added a comment about press release DATUM by DIGIT BIKES, featuring ANALOG suspension 9/30/2021 12:53 PM
JCL

Great. I was just commenting that the concentric BB pivot would be more of a barrier than the proprietary shock. I’ll give your blog post a read. It’s a interesting concept nonetheless. I love that you’re prioritizing weight. Many of us are sick of riding 30lb bikes regardless of travel.

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Added a comment about press release DATUM by DIGIT BIKES, featuring ANALOG suspension 9/29/2021 10:38 PM
JCL

Well suck was maybe a little harsh. I’ve never owned a bike with one, just worked on them. It’s the friction from the large seals, the service hassle, contamination potential, narrow distance between bearings. You’ve likely optimized it but it would still make more hesitant to purchase the bike than the proprietary shock.

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Added a comment about feature Wheel To Wheel Comparison - Reserve's 30|SL VS Roval's Control Carbon 9/27/2021 9:57 PM
JCL

I have three sets of Roval Carbon wheels, although not this particular model. I choose them due to the lateral compliance as I’m 67kg and find a lot of carbon wheels too stiff. I think the compliance mostly comes from the straight spokes and lack of spoke contact at crossover. J-bends are, especially DT, are very firmly secured at the hub. If you’re a bigger guy maybe go with the SC wheels but then there’s a Roval wheel with J-bends etc that are heavier but apparently stiffer than anything. These wheels are one of those things that, love or hate them, Specialized does really well.

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Added a comment about press release DATUM by DIGIT BIKES, featuring ANALOG suspension 9/27/2021 9:44 PM
JCL

I really like the majority of the concept apart from the BB concentric main pivot. They always suck.

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Added reply in a thread Move From Pinkbike 7/14/2021 11:48 AM

Hey Vital staff. Start investing in new staff etc now. Shits about to get very real for you guys if you move fast enough.

Added a comment about feature Eddie Masters Thinks the UCI Is Suffocating Downhill Racing 10/27/2020 10:04 PM
JCL

I have no idea about the UCI but I totally agree regarding tear-offs. I was watching worlds with my 6 year old and she spotted a rider chucking one and asked her usual “why?” question. I didn’t really know what to say so I just said someone comes and cleans them up after (likely bullshit).

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Liked a comment on the item Maxxis Wide Trail XC is Here 4/11/2020 9:48 PM

Now if I could just get the Minion SS in 29" EXO+

Added a comment about feature Chris Canfield of Suspension Formulas - The Inside Line Podcast 3/5/2020 12:12 AM
JCL

Kyle did a pretty good job here. I agree with both regarding compression damping.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 210mm Dropper Post v2 from OneUp Components 12/8/2019 5:06 PM
JCL

It’s a great post but I do wonder how long they’ll last for heavier guys and slack SA’s. IMO anything over 170mm should be 34.9mm and have a proprietary sized stanchion.

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Liked a comment on the item How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 5:57 PM

Ok... Boomer.

Added a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 5:57 PM
JCL

They weren’t cool or uncool, just crap.

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Liked a comment on the item How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 5:56 PM

Green day were cool once?!?

Added a comment about product review Rethinking Cross-Country Capability - Norco Revolver FS 1 120 Bike Review 11/7/2019 11:06 PM
JCL

That would be a test I’d like to see too.

When the Pinkbike review complained that the Top Fuel didn’t have a enough anti squat I knew it would be a bike I’d love.

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Liked a comment on the item Rethinking Cross-Country Capability - Norco Revolver FS 1 120 Bike Review 11/7/2019 11:02 PM

Nice work Spomer! I want to do a cage fight between this and the Trek Top Fuel I've been on.