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Added a comment about video Champery - Still Steep as F&@k 2/4/2019 11:01 PM

Flyin'...respect!

However it is sad that the bottom part is no more open.. or it is? It's good 4 years I visited this track and well, that was some serious carnage down there smile

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Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 4:33 PM

Interesting. I draw parallels to other industries where an athlete partners with someone to start a brand. Thing I can't really figure out is if the volume of bikes produced through a company with a model like Robot Bikes is significant enough to float a WC race team. Yeah, yeah, speculation I know,...more

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/5/2018 11:52 AM

Ford has serious troubles with sale numbers in Europe so not sure if they are going to throw some fat cash into the sport. Also they basically have no car to promote on European market... we do not do trucks and with ongoing (and stupid) ban on diesel ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/15/2018 3:09 PM

So by your logic, unless the UCI is involved, everyone is 'roided up' and/or using electric motors? Does UCI somehow have a monopoly on drug testing and sniffing out mechanical cheating? In addition endless non-UCI events happen in my area (Colorado) and they do just...more

Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/14/2018 8:31 PM

I’m with you on this. The “partnership” may seem like a necessary evil but we all know in the end that prize money will be lower and less venues will want to “host” EWS events because of the UCI tax...

Liked a comment on the item What Does the EWS and UCI Partnership Mean for Riders? 11/14/2018 8:20 PM

I respect Chris Ball and all he has built with EWS. I believe most of his intentions on the partnership are positive. That said, handed the rule book over to the UCI (yes he said 'partnership' but we all know how heavy handing the UCI is) and adding more bureaucratic...more

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/9/2018 3:06 PM

The medium suited me well. Bikes over the 460mm reach mark are hit or miss for me. Many feel a bit like seesaws in steppy sections, so I tend to stay in the 440-460mm range.

We do have a Stumpy EVO review video in the works for the coming months.

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/8/2018 7:39 PM

I wish it was easy to find demos.

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/8/2018 3:14 AM

I recently test road the S2 and S3. I’m 6’ and can say I could get along with either size. The S3 is big but I managed just fine. Loads of stability. I ride a 2018 Scott genius and compared to that the stumpy evo doesn’t climb near as well. Downhill the evo is awesome but honesty...more

Liked a comment on the item Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/8/2018 3:14 AM

I rode a size medium at 5'10" tall, and I honestly never felt as though the absence of a piggyback shock hindered the Ransom.

Added a comment about product review Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/7/2018 4:09 PM
Kusa

Btw what is your camera setup? Im so pumped by watching that video. Missing riding bike so much!

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Added a comment about product review Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/7/2018 4:00 PM
Kusa

Would you go for L size or not? I think about 29" for a new bike and Im afraid of loosing the playfulness but even more I'm not even sure what sizing to take. I was looking at Stump EVO (any review plans?) S2 or S3 or recently on newly launched Radon Swoop 29" enduro. I prefer longer wheelbase bikes but shorter reach which seems hard to get these days (I rode L Banshee Rune with 170 fork at 1220 wheelbase). I'm just 176.5cm.

As for the shock, well that is mostly because our Fox service in Czech is extremely poor and it is the last thing you want to have on your bike. sad And that especially counts if its custom shock for a bike. So always good to know I can put on bike something else.

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Added a comment about product review Versatile Destroyer: 2019 Scott Ransom Reviewed 11/7/2018 1:59 PM
Kusa

Cant find what size you tested? Also curious if possible to fit any different shock with piggy back? Amazing review anyway wink

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Liked a comment on the item SPOTTED: Electronically-Actuated RockShox Reverb Dropper Post 10/31/2018 9:55 PM

Who's down to prototype test wireless brakes?

Added a comment to j.deledicque's bike check 10/30/2018 2:51 PM
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO

Thanks! Kinda feel like i should stick to S2 wit my height 175cm).

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 10/30/2018 2:50 PM

Hi, I'm 186cm tall. The bike has a long reach, but low stack, so it doesn't feel "that" long.
Used to ride a Large Spe Enduro 27.5, very fun and responsive, but lack of stability at high speed (I'm between L and XL...). Now it's way better with my EVO S3, more stable, but very still good in turns (big surprise,...more

Added a comment to j.deledicque's bike check 10/30/2018 4:37 AM
Specialized Stumpjumper EVO

Can I ask you how tall you are? Im struggling to find the right size for me (175cm tall). Before I rode 27.5" Banshee Rune with long wheelbase due to 170mm fork (1220mm) and I loved it, but dont want to end up with too long reach.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 10/16/2018 5:10 AM

If you zoom enough to the polished area on the floor, you can see the logo of frame maker in the reflection...

Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/16/2018 2:10 AM
Unchained Commencal 29

Maybe I ride differently but even when I do downhill I still shift my weight... and I would say I do it pretty often. Its not only about cornering. Shifting body weight does not mean i have to turn my cranks or vice versa. But definitely not having my legs locked around same position allows me to shift my body weight better. I think that is a big difference to moto, where the power comes from a different source and also how you handle whole thing, where your legs are, where you sit. I think being able to have one leg upfront and one back actually gives me opportunity to relax more instead of pumping with both in the same place.

No hating here. I did not ride it. Totally curious. Good for you if you enjoy it more wink

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Added a comment to gabs's bike check 10/15/2018 5:46 AM
Unchained Commencal 29

What is the advantage? Being able to move with cranks I can shift my body weight where I need. Also does not feel like having my feet just on BB keeps me well balanced on bike as normally I would have one leg way far in front and one behind. And I kinda feel being able to move my pedals around the axle, I can actually stick more to bike better (better grip between shoe / pedal). Probably someone will say this is a moto style, but they have a completely different seat and weight distribution over it. Maybe i'm wrong and this will be a norm next year smile

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