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Added a comment about feature Race Report: 2013 Enduro Cup #1, Moab, Utah 5/8/2013 6:49 AM
Krispy

While it's easy to point out the lack of vertical descending one must understand it's still spring. At first i wasn't too interested in attending either..but of course, spring rolls around and everyone is signing up and ready to RACE! I had a great time despite the courses being pretty pedally. Great camaraderie, fun trails and an excellent overall event. Remember, there is a MBE race in moab that has 7000' of descending late summer when the high mountains dry out!! The Enduro Cup at Canyons Resort had 1500' of climbing and 3000' of descending last year with one gondola ride and 2 climbs. I think America gets it.

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Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Ibis Mojo SL-R 5/1/2013 3:27 PM
Krispy

I have no affiliation with Ibis but i think they're a cool company. The geo is definitely old school with the high and tight ride. Thanks for the 15 minutes of entertainment!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Avid's New Elixir 9 and 7 Trail Brakes 4/16/2013 11:03 AM
Krispy

Come gain ajax? I'm a big fan of my XTR brakes, but i must admit the XO Trails i have are lighter and more powerful. A little grabby but that is low on my concern list.

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Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Yeti SB66 Carbon 4/12/2013 7:15 AM
Krispy

Ahh man, i work in a shop and we talk about it every day. It sounds like BS..but i find it to be quite noticeable. If a alu bike is light then it's flexy which is BAD. In the case of the Yeti, the alu is stiff, but a bit on the heavy side. Even stiff alu bikes flex, and when they do they spring back into shape afterwards which is like a shock with a blown damper. Carbon will flex but shoot back straight again without the reverberation so the bike stays straighter when pinging through rock gardens and out of tight corners. Off camber roots are one of the more noticeable areas where the bike tracks straighter so you can hold the line with less distraction. Quiet light and fast! It's a lot easier to identify on a rigid bike, go try a carbon road bike for a mile or two. Incredible acceleration but with a smooth ride at the same time.

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Liked a comment on the item 2013 Test Sessions: Yeti SB66 Carbon 4/12/2013 7:09 AM

Just checked my 34- no oil over the air piston. Added 15cc and it feels like it should. Thanks for the heads up.

Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Yeti SB66 Carbon 4/11/2013 9:00 AM
Krispy

The Fox 34- if any of the vital members have read into the 40 Float, the air spring is similar to what is in the 34. There isn't, however, the air volume adjust under the top cap like the 40. The 34 is extremely linear out of the box. I have had great success by raising the oil level on top of the air spring by as much as 20cc's. It comes stock with 5cc's of Float Fluid. Adding oil adds progression, and therefore allows lower air pressure as well. Fox offers air volume reducing spacers for the rear shock and we have had good luck there too. Same deal, reduce the volume, lower the air pressure, get great suppleness and better bottoming control. Since it didn't seem to be an issue perhaps one of the volume spacers is already in the shock. We had to do some massaging to the RP23 but the CTD seems better out of the box.

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Liked a comment on the item 2013 Test Sessions: Yeti SB66 Carbon 4/11/2013 8:53 AM

We agree completely agree with the comments about the Shimano drivetrain. We updated our spec to the new clutched derailleurs and a double crank on the Race and Pro kits as soon as we could, unfortunately the bike we provided for this test had last years Race kit. The clutch...more

Liked a comment on the item USAC HATES YOU EVEN MORE - All UCI-Licensed Riders Subject To Fines & Suspension For Racing Non-Sanctioned Events 4/6/2013 7:01 PM

As far as we're aware, USAC is the only national body indicating that they intend to enforce the rule. The relative ease of permitting an event really has little to do with it.

Liked a comment on the item USAC HATES YOU EVEN MORE - All UCI-Licensed Riders Subject To Fines & Suspension For Racing Non-Sanctioned Events 4/6/2013 6:58 PM

UCI ruling from their tiny little thrown... suck it!

USAC you little puppet you are... grow some balls!

You guys should go drink some wine and eat some cheese with our UCI LICENSE money MTB will have its own governing body soon enough, and...more

Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 4/4/2013 2:53 PM
Krispy

Wow. The first 5 star rating so far. At $6400 they must have REALLY been in love with the handling considering the cost, performance fork, X9/X7, cable routing, and narrowish bars.

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Added a comment about video Matthew Slaven Rips Up Sandy Ridge 4/4/2013 7:04 AM

Shock shuttle, mid size american made rims. cool

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Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Scott Genius 720 3/31/2013 8:28 AM
Krispy

Any idea of the eye to eye on the shock? Can a fox or similar shock be mounted easily?

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Added a comment about photo The Claw Rides a 29er! 3/29/2013 11:37 AM
The Claw Rides a 29er!

The seat angle is 75, must have a set back post i'd say! The bike is on a funny angle though. Maybe he likes 30 mile rides and wants to smoke fools on strava once in a while?. And, Yes Specialized has become what they are today by making decent bikes, advertizing the hell out of them by sponsoring key riders and selling bikes for $$$

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Added a comment about photo Crank Brothers Mallet DH Pedals 3/29/2013 11:00 AM
Crank Brothers Mallet DH Pedals

I love the fact that his parts actually show wear.

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Added a comment about photo Specialized Butcher DH 2.5 Tires 3/29/2013 10:59 AM
Specialized Butcher DH 2.5 Tires

Tubeless valve?

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Added a comment about photo Cockpit 3/29/2013 10:56 AM
Cockpit

This was a couple weeks ago, before the launch of the 40 float.

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Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy XR 3/28/2013 12:01 PM
Krispy

Quite surprised this isn't at least 150mm travel.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Inside the 2014 FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 and DHX RC4 3/26/2013 4:34 PM
First Look: Inside the 2014 FOX 40 FLOAT RC2 and DHX RC4

Pretty much everything we've wanted. A more compliant, tunable, 40 with all the little imperfections FIXED! The 2013 air system on the 34 is much like what's coming in the 40, and i am a big fan.

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Added a comment about product review 2013 Test Sessions: Diamondback Sortie 3 29 3/23/2013 6:56 AM
Krispy

Yet another 29er with mediocre geo,flex, and a slow ride. It's no wonder most of us trail shredders have had bad experiencees with them. There are only a handful of big wheelers that are done right, like the Yeti for example that are stiff, short and fully thrashable. No wonder people think I'm a wacko when I say I actually like two niners!

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