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Added a comment about video Champery - Still Steep as F&@k 2/5/2019 10:45 AM

That entrance into last woods with massive offcamber roots was nuts!
Part of lower section runs across some private land so they had to shut it down... Anyway the long pedal to the gondola was almost not worth it

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Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/10/2019 3:34 PM

What I've gathered from different reviews, there is potential in this design (there is an active topic on mtbr forum plus some reviews floating around internet). Performance on small bumps and corners is apparently amazing as is efficiency (you dont need to even think about lockout), big hits supposedly suck (presumably damping related). Most interesting parts of reviews were opinions after going back to normal forks, many people said that while Message is far from perfect in current state, it clearly shows how bad (or maybe I should say unbalanced) classic telescopic forks are in certain aspects like breaking/cornering. Basically telescopic fork is not able to separate inputs from wheel or rider and simply reacts in the same way to any input while this design is very capable of doing so, I can completely agree with this statement and see exactly the potential. And I do not think so because DW designed it, never really liked him as a person, always found him pompous and the release of this fork really didn't change my mind. Apparently its is also very short so it drops modern already low BB's even further, that sounds like an issue regardless of performance. Hope they also make more models with different travels. And finally the price, this one pretty much costs as much as my bike, would be interesting if alloy version can be made...

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Added a comment about feature SR Suntour Forks and Shocks at Eurobike 2018 7/9/2018 12:48 PM

You forgot to write how much of it is inspired by dvo topaz because there are some distinct similarities between two

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Added a comment about video Pro GRT Port Angeles DH Course Preview 4/10/2018 1:24 AM

This trail looks so much fun!

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Added a comment about video Seth's Bike Hack's Says No Go to the GoPro Fusion 360 Camera 12/8/2017 1:35 AM

Well there is not much they can do about the rendering, image is enormous and consequently you need a lot of raw computing power. So you might need a stronger computer... But yeah 360 cams seem fun and all but for that price...

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Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/13/2017 12:05 AM

Not really, its more like sad reality. Strava in the end is just a social network of sportsmen/women but there are way too many people nowadays who are all about likes, kudos and KOMs. For them it is not about the journey (ride, fun) but about the destination (finish of a route/trails and a digital track). I like how strava allows you to track your riding and progress (or its inverse in the offseason haha), but to go riding just to compete against other people takes the essence away. Just google that guy who complained to strava support because somebody else took away all of his KOMs - laugh ensured :D

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Added a comment about photo 2018 Ellsworth Enlightenment 4/27/2017 12:48 AM

Best looking Ellsworth ever!

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Added a comment about news blog UCI Announces 2017 Rules Changes and DHI Calendar 10/14/2016 12:49 AM

There is nothing wrong in being one because UCI... well sucks. In order to host WC you need, according to UCI, at least 410k CHF... http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/News/17/41/02/UCI-MOUNTAIN-BIKE-low-EN_Neutral.pdf
It think it is easy to assume new venues have hard time getting that sum of money and see the benefits of spending it... Ok world cup race should cost less but I've heard the number in still 5 figure. It would be interesting if someone from likes of BDS or IXS cup would tell how much exactly costs to organize such an event and to see how much is the part of the UCI... I think they also have power to shut down any possible series that would challenge them...

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Leogang World Cup 6/11/2016 12:40 PM

Gwin 3.36.34
Atherton 4.15.55

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Cairns World Cup 4/22/2016 4:13 AM

Aaron Gwin 03.28.66
Rachel Atherton 04.04.04

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup 4/9/2016 1:44 PM

Loic Bruni 3.15.42
Rachel Atherton 4.02.54

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Added a comment about feature 13 Bike Rides That Will Give You Nightmares 11/2/2015 1:15 AM

Agreed, watching the vertriders... guys are nuts!
About the XC course, while it looks awful for highest class competition like the Olympics, it really looks like nice as a training course, everything is wide, you have all sorts of objects(rockgardens, jumps, berms,...), uphills, downhills. I'd totally use such track for teaching kids how to ride bikes!

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER WORLD CUP - Vital OTB, World Champs 9/5/2015 11:39 AM

Josh Bryceland 4.43.55

Rachel Atherton 5.25.66

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Added a comment about feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Mont Sainte Anne, Win SRAM X0 DH Hubs 8/1/2015 12:23 AM

Bryceland 4.26.45
Atherton 4.50.666

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Added a comment about feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Lenzerheide, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 7/3/2015 12:29 PM

Aaron Gwin 3.01.66
Rachel Atherton 3.25.88

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Added a comment about photo Casey Brown's Bergamont Straitline 7/3/2015 5:16 AM

You have no power here (or your patents)...

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Added a comment about video World's Longest Flow Trail? 20 minutes of Pure Fun 6/30/2015 12:38 AM

Actually, when you try to resist g-forces in the berms you are mostly depending on the back muscles which start to really hurt after few runs. Most of the people who went with me experienced this problem because we don't really do any gym preparations since here in western Slovenia (with Mediterranean climate) winter is normal season and we just ride all the time:D But yeah, trail is amazing fun and would highly recommend it to anyone!

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