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Liked a comment on the item RJ Ripper - The Incredible Story About the Fastest Man in Nepal 6/26/2018 6:42 AM

Such an inspirational story, and so well told. A real gem!

Added a comment about photo PROTOTYPE SPECIALIZED DEMO 29 FRAME 5/31/2018 10:32 AM
PROTOTYPE SPECIALIZED DEMO 29 FRAME

My old Santa Cruz Chameleon had an eccentric BB, to allow singlespeed setups. People would play with the position to get the BB forward, or rearward, or lower depending on their preferences. Not a bad idea IMHO.

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Added reply in a thread Would You Ride This $13,000 Downhill Fat E-Bike? 5/7/2018 9:02 AM

Have to agree with the above posts. Yes, I would ride it, but definitely NOT on MTB trails. It's a motorbike, so I'd try it out on dirtbike trails. Then I'd crash really bad and squash my ankle under the bike, and go back to my pedal rig :-P

Added a comment to Nismomike's bike check 4/30/2018 9:11 PM
Santa Cruz Hightower LT "Shrek" Light build

Nice setup! How do you like the RWC needle bearings on the LT... did it make a notable difference to you? Thanks!!!!

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Added a comment about video Fabio Wibmer's Escape 2 is Insanely Good! 4/27/2018 7:54 AM

Kinda fun. I guess it's supposed to be an hommage to Candide Thovex's 'One of those days 2'...

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Liked a comment on the item Vittoria's Air Liner May Be a Better Tire Insert, Plus the New Martello Tire - Sea Otter Classic 4/25/2018 8:40 AM

another vital shoot out could be awesome

Added a comment about feature DVO Dials in the New Topaz 2 Rear Shock and Onyx Single Crown Fork - Sea Otter Classic 4/25/2018 8:37 AM
Lankycrank

So the Topaz2 is specific to Giant's kinematics, it's not replacing the 'old' Topaz for other bikes?

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Added reply in a thread The Original (and Simplest?) Dropper Post? The Hite-Rite 4/6/2018 6:50 AM

I had one on a '91 Stumpjumper... it did not work well at all.

Added reply in a thread Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/26/2018 9:12 AM

2.3 Maxxis are fine on a 30mm internal width rim. You will get a little more square profile but probably won't even notice when riding.

Added a comment about product review Tested: DVO Topaz T3 Air Shock 3/26/2018 8:15 AM
Lankycrank

Has anyone compared this to the DPX2 yet? Curious how they compare in terms of stiction, and mid-stroke support...

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Added a comment to Stealth Rider's bike check 2/16/2018 9:40 AM
Custom Cosmic Hightower LT CC

Sweet build, I'll give those purple stickers a try as well, might look good on my Wicklow Green frame :-)

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/28/2017 10:46 AM

That is why I love Vital so much. Detailed reviews/first look, including suspension analysis (so we can cut through the marketing BS).

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 11/7/2017 6:35 AM
Lankycrank

Did you measure the numbers for "collar to rail" in the collapsed position, as well? Would be interesting to know which post has the lowest stack height, and gets the saddle furthest away from your nethers, in the 'down' position :-)

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Liked a comment on the item Long Term Tested: 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 10/27/2017 7:03 AM

Funny, I liked the GRIP damper (on a different bike). I was lucky to score some volume spacers - which helped. I too am rocking codes on a different bike, with excellent results. (watch for a review later).

Thanks for confirming my findings. Always good to...more

Added a comment about product review Long Term Tested: 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 10/26/2017 2:54 PM
Lankycrank

Great review, thanks Jeff! I've been riding an LT C-S build since July, and have made the exact same observations. Planning to swap the rear shock, soon. Anyone looking at the cheaper LT builds (C-S or C-XE) --> I would definitely recommend spending the extra dollars on the XE. The DPS shock and Fox 36 'GRIP' fork feel overdamped, and volume spacers aren't available until December '17! I also upgraded to Code RSC brakes because the Guide R's are fading on long descents.

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Added a comment about video Dream Fulfilled! A Paralyzed Martyn Ashton Overcomes All and Races Crankworx Air DH 9/26/2017 1:48 PM

Bloody brilliant innit mate!

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Liked a comment on the item Super Size Me: The 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 8/3/2017 7:06 AM

Lankycrank

I've found similar results. I've also tried the bike with a coil with interesting results which you can find in our longer term look due out later this year.

Added a comment about product review Super Size Me: The 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 8/3/2017 6:31 AM
Lankycrank

Just for the record, I found that going with a bit less than the recommended 30% sag, and a way faster rebound than I'm used to from other bikes (4 clicks instead of 7 clicks) made a big difference.

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Added a comment about product review Super Size Me: The 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 7/31/2017 8:49 PM
Lankycrank

Awesome review! After my first two weeks on a brand new LT, I totally agree on the rear shock feeling muted. I would be really interested how you tuned your shock! Right now the LT is great on DH trails, but is surprisingly hard to get airtime on jumplines (compared to my previous bike, a Trek Fuel Ex 9). Thanks and cheers!

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