Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Joe Graney, CEO of Santa Cruz Bicycles 8/2/2017 11:33 PM

Try the new Nomad or V10. That'll give you an idea what else VPP is capable of

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Joe Graney, CEO of Santa Cruz Bicycles 8/2/2017 11:33 PM

I gotta admit, i worked for a shop that was a top 10 santa cruz dealer globally, and they are definitely a company that gets it. They understand warranty, and do whatever it takes to make their customers happy. Their design decisions were always super tight too. threaded bbs,...more

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carbon was always used for racing. aluminum tested in the off-season

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:59 PM
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One of the best things about MTB racing (XC and DH) is the lack of regulations on the bikes from the UCI. The lack of regulations is what makes MTB racing what it is, and has allowed this sport to evolve with different types of bikes, suspension used in XC races, have different wheel sizes and suspension and materials raced against each other. I don't remember any XC racers whining about 650b tubulars on a hardtail racing against 29er suspension bikes. The athlete who wins had right equipment, training and luck to take the day. Its part of racing.
Whether or not you like 29ers - there is greater danger in shaking the hornets nest. Let DH be the petri dish that is used for bike development that benefits us all.

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Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:48 PM

The way Loic is talking it's like a different sport. Lol at retiring threats and black-and-white statements. Tests (scientific or otherwise) are showing 29 can MAYBE shave a few seconds. The wheel size makes it maybe one or two percent "easier," when...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:46 PM

I'm having trouble with the argument that bigger wheels somehow offer too much control or stability, coming from a team that spends such a significant amount of effort suspension testing with a dedicated telemetry bike in practice, with the goal of...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:45 PM

Bruni sure has a lot of skin in the anti-29er game, not sure that is going to work out well for him since he seems pretty stubborn. Also his arguments have a lot of circular logic. He has said that 29ers will make the sport too dangerous and fast,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:45 PM

I disagree with the comments about the tracks changing the bikes. The new bikes will still be faster on the old tighter tracks just like in F1 where the new cars are faster around Monaco even though it is the epitome of old school. If we really want...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:44 PM

The tracks aren't getting 'easier'. They are getting more open to benefit TV coverage. More open means faster which plays into the hands of the larger wheels.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:44 PM

You sound hypocritical Loic. You're OK with the suspension constantly improving, OK with carbon prototype everything, OK with an increase from 26 to 27.5, OK with the heaps of technology that keep air inside your tires despite what you do to them,...more

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:43 PM

Thank you Sven for asking all the right questions.

Liked a comment on the item Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 9:42 PM

So, his bike isn't ready and he doesn't like the tracks. And he wants race day schedule changes for potential weather events.

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Kirt, would be stoked to have you back on a santa cruz, so reach directly anytime. joe@ goes to my inbox.
shouldn't have to come to this!

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Matt Thompson's Santa Cruz Quiver 7/10/2015 1:23 PM
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pressure washing! nice slideshow matt

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Added a comment about video What To Do When All The Dishes Are Done 6/28/2015 8:01 PM
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I'm a cynic as well. And the bike on moto picture was definitely used as clickbait for this video, it really had nothing to do with anything - but it did its job and made me click.
That said, moto bike racks are probably used by attention getting d-bags, just like anything else. But if you live in a traffic clogged area where lane splitting is legal/an option, then there is nothing like it for getting to far flung riding destinations after a full work week. In this shown case, not so much, but don't discount all usefulness.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike - The Next Gen of M 4/16/2015 9:44 PM

I really don't get what intense is thinking with there ALU frames. Do they try and make them as complicated to make as humanly possible? honestly how many separate pieces/ welds does it take to make this frame? so many points for possible failure and misalignments to...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike - The Next Gen of M 4/16/2015 9:44 PM

Super heavy, super expensive, but made in SoCal bro!

Watch out Foes......