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Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 3:31 PM

The mechanical shifter system is not additive energy. There is energy loss, mostly through friction, in the system. The mechanical shifter rider input energy is higher than the output energy due to system friction loss. Not the case with a battery powered drive motor that is directed through a lower energy rider input tap on the E shifter control and E boosted by a higher energy output at the derailleur.

One of or a combination of E drivetrain, E braking system and E dropper post could have a net total of additive energy to reduce overall rider energy output to become an actual additive energy advantage over riders using E unassisted bikes - and not just E assist at the pedals.

All LBS and mechanic job security aside. This was more an inquiry into the line between E and traditional MTB.

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Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 11:49 AM

RE: The Critics

Does electric shifting also count as "E" mtb? Additive energy to a part of the bicycle system formerly and purely rider powered. Minimally, but literally, adding energy to a system that has historically been purely rider energy powered.

Seriously. Additive energy to shifting system is OK? Just not the drive system? Brake and dropper post systems may be next. Increasing the additive energy.

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Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/19/2019 11:58 AM

It's a competitive time to be a bike designer (these guys are all for most part no longer manufacturers). Santa Cruz bikes are smartly designed and super solid.

The next few years are going to be a very interesting time in the bike industry. Better bikes. More choices. Competing pricing and distribution strategies.

Hightower LT for sale! Mint!

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Added a comment about video Loose Dog's Santa Cruz 5010 2/15/2019 9:13 PM

Santa Cruz = Super solid frames. Quite happy with mine. And I'm really picky. Great to see your vids, Josh!

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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin, Jack Moir and Neko Mulally Riding the Intense M29 1/28/2019 8:44 PM

Just scrolled down to say this. Exactly on point.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lew Buchanan is Not Nice to His Bike 1/28/2019 8:11 PM

Well that was some OG MTB DH fun.

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Added a comment about feature NATHAN RENNIE - The Inside Line Podcast 1/10/2019 7:29 PM

Remember The Rennie Beast showing up to Downieville in 2007? And knocking it out on flat pedals and launching a huge powerful backflip huck off of the river ramp. Memorable. Beast.

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Added a comment about video Northeast Raw 100 MTB: Winter Cometh 11/27/2018 5:58 PM

Superb.

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Added a comment about video Connor Fearon in GAMBLE - Full Segment 8/31/2018 11:47 AM

Like a religious zealot physically proselytizing the full power of his religion to those berms. Power.

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Added a comment about product review Yeti's Biggest 29er Yet: Meet the All-New SB150 8/27/2018 9:18 PM

Built in frame flex. Most companies design that out, Yeti designs it in.

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Added a comment about video Steve Peat - GAMBLE Segment 8/7/2018 7:45 AM

@ 1:50 ! Great to see Peaty's still got it!

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Added a comment about photo Salmon Bruni 7/30/2018 6:48 AM

BOSS boost.

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Added a comment about video YT Jeffsy Suspension Analysis 4/8/2016 8:03 AM

My early IBIS HD with coil shock had the best balance of pedaling, sensitivity, bottom out resistance, stability when moving around on the bike, braking performance and square edge roll over than any bike I've owned - and I've owned a lot.

Would like to see how this early DW design (with coil) measures up against today's rides. Please?

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Added a comment about video 2013 Val di Sole World Cup DH Practice Quick Clip 8/19/2015 10:06 PM

DH bikes were noisy in 2013.

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Added a comment about video Josh Carlson Rippin' Down Stage 1 of the EWS in Whistler 8/17/2015 8:47 PM

Worst helmet cam footage ever?

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Added a comment about video Kovarik vs. Tree Port Angeles 4/28/2015 8:17 PM

Ropo vs tree - by Cameroan Sloan

https://instagram.com/p/19u9_7sXnI/?taken-by=camsloan

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Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 7:28 AM

Dirt and Bike mag are (were) the only to print magazines worth paying for. Too bad.

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