Added a comment about video Is This the 2018 Losinj, Croatia World Cup Track? 11/16/2017 12:08 AM
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Well GoPro edits can look deceiving as we have seen in the past but this does look a bit tame but then again we had champs in cairns so what the hell at least here they dont need to fear any snake but the Snake Bite!

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Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 3:00 AM
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ebikes sure do cause some stir. Having both ridden (on trails), sold and wrenched on them my conclusion is that they are just that, a mtb. The whole "motor" discussion is from people that havent tried one, especially the more expensive ones are really gradual in their assist. That is what they are pedal assist, which only really benefits a bit on flat trerrain and a lot on the ups. The only added "trail erosion" would come from more runs made nothng else. They cant dig in like motos, not even in your wildest fantasy would you put them on the same side as motos if you have tried one. They are a bicycle that just "cheats" a bit on your effort. So either you continue to push as hard and the motor eventually stop assisting and you are in reality just hauling ass on a heavy bike or you pace it as normal and you can stay out for longer.

As with many other discussions enlightenment is key. Everyone needs to really try and feel what they are and are not.

Personally I would appreciate an eMtb in the future, but only as a trail bike since for anything else they just add way to much complexity. As of today they are way to heavy and unreliable for me to even think of owning one. Maybe in 5-10 years.

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Added a comment about feature Can MTB Spy Shots Hurt the Consumer in the Long Run? 11/2/2017 12:31 AM
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Hurt the cosumer? More like help the consumer, the more the companies know about each other the more competetive they will be which will always in some shape or form be a gain for us. Plus any hype or exposure is good for a company, it reafirms their position in our mind and pushes out another.

And come on, you take a bike to crankworx, paint it in a way that ISS can see it and complain about "spy shots"? Personally I dont think I want to buy a bike from a company that stupid and entrust them with my safety

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Giant's New Line and Shuttle Shoes 7/30/2017 4:05 AM
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Looks a lot like my 2FO shoes..........hmm I can see a lawsuit coming in a not so distant future!

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Added a comment about video Claudio's Andorra World Cup DH Course Preview with Brook MacDonald 6/29/2017 1:10 AM
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Proper track! Pretty interesting that claudio is pushing such a high hear rate that early in on run, exhaustion or scared? I know what it would be for me at least.........

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Added a comment about feature Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/28/2017 1:33 PM
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Have to like how honest he is about the sponsors products "it wasnt so good at first" etc.

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Added reply in a thread XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/30/2017 1:55 AM

Very interesting topic, in my circle of riding buddies I have been spearheading the longer bike for dh for a good 5 years now. I got the first gen carbon V10 in XL while being 6ft and everyone thought I was half mad. When everyone sat on it they just ... more »

Added a comment about video Blenki and Wyn on Rails in Queenstown 3/1/2017 3:09 AM
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And then you watch out your window and reality slaps you in the face with a solid foot of snow.........................

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Added a comment about video RAMPAGE HELMET CAM WITH CLAUDIO!!! Insanity on Two Wheels 10/11/2016 1:48 PM
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Looks absolutely off the charts!

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Sam Hill and Cecile Ravanel Win EWS Valberg 9/18/2016 9:16 AM
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Wouldnt matter is Sam went full roadie he would still be my hero and the biggest reason I stuck to dh!

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Added a comment about video Do Flat Pedals Win Medals? | Clips Vs. Flats 7/30/2016 2:29 PM
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Well how many Champs medals or WC overalls did they get between them (besides Sam), do they cover Minnarr and Vouilloz together? Nope. Sure some make a few nice hits when they get on a roll but even from that list a few ditched the flats for clips. Are flats viable to contend with, absolutely but clips make you able to ride far more consistently at the cost of a very small time defecit. Overall, flats is higher variance in your riding, clips is less. And flats only really offer an advantage when it gets really nasty and you know that you are almost 100% sure that you will need to dab, otherwise when you never take your foot of the pedal they offer no advantage.

But I guess we differ in opinion on what consistently means. Is it being on the podium 2-3 times over

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Added a comment about video Do Flat Pedals Win Medals? | Clips Vs. Flats 7/27/2016 11:58 AM
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Well if your name is Sam Hill flat pedals win medals, otherwise not so much. He is to my knowledge the only person ever to be remotely consistent top finisher on flats.

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Added a comment about video USAC Marshal Meltdown - You Screw Up Everything! 7/19/2016 1:50 AM
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sometimes I just love living in Sweden, would be so extremly rare to shit like this go down. In any type of sport or event. In this case here the timing officials would just have kept the start hut clear and shouting for the next rider. If you even tried entering from the front they would stop you and make you go around.


I do have to say its kind of strange that he even went through the front without asking and it still not acceptable to be late to your start time. But still no reason to get hammered like he got.

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Added a comment about video A Eulogy to the Front Derailleur - In Loving Memory 3/17/2016 8:47 AM
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Meaning that SRAM will not make any more after 2017? Seems like a big step if so.

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Added reply in a thread Body Armor Air Bags? 12/25/2015 12:56 AM

Looking at Mayers crash I think the added thickness added a pretty big lever for his neck to swing over. His head just whips back so hard at impact its more scary than just landing on his back. On a ski hill you almost always land on a smooth surface ... more »

Added reply in a thread No-pedal Shifting - Easy Shift from HXR Components 12/25/2015 12:46 AM

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Added a comment about video Sections 3 and 4, Five Finger Mountain, Taipei 12/21/2015 7:12 AM
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While dry everything but the first trial feature it wouldnt be much a problem for most but give it some nice slick mud and rain...........seem to atleast be fairly straight and not to much off camber

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Added a comment about photo Almost OTB G-Out Project - Lourdes World Cup 4/10/2015 12:06 PM
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Probably Isak from Norway

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Added a comment about video Lourdes World Cup Course Preview Antics with Claudio and Loïc Bruni 4/9/2015 1:23 PM
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The best as always. Claudio is fast approaching legend status!!

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Added a comment about video Remi Thirion Slays His Segment in Hexagone 12/23/2014 4:37 AM
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Missed some uber horror gaps al'a Thirion! Most insane rider of the most insane. Hope he can claw out a few more wc wins next season!!

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