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Liked a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 7:50 AM

I think it was cheaper for me to use a VPN subscription for 1 month and watch via Canada. What a joke. Good idea sending the letter.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/15/2019 11:03 AM

"Be a fun piece to really get into where someone should spend their money on their bike."
You're looking for the min-maxing articles over on NSMB.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 4:53 PM

Having ridden this stuff myself, albeit short-term tests only, I disagree with the statement that it "doesn't do anything better." The shifting performance under load is impressive, far better than Eagle, and it does also offer 1 extra cog of range. It also seems less sensitive to getting knocked around, the Eagle derailleur is notoriously finicky to set up and will start having trouble with shifts once it gets a bit beat up.

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride and Deep Dive: Zipp's Wild 3ZERO MOTO Wheels 8/9/2019 9:07 PM
Liked a comment about video The WORLD CHAMP Interviews the G.O.A.T. - Loic Bruni and Greg Minnaar Get Personal 5/31/2019 9:08 AM

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Liked a comment about video The WORLD CHAMP Interviews the G.O.A.T. - Loic Bruni and Greg Minnaar Get Personal 5/31/2019 9:08 AM

Loic is dating a World Cup XC rider, if I recall correctly, hence the ribbing from The Goat.

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Liked a comment about video FINALLY! Atherton's New Downhill Bike Fully Revealed 3/7/2019 7:15 AM

With Gee's comments on rebound and Bruni's interview, are we seeing riders moving towards softer suspension settings (maybe more progression) and faster rebound? I think an early inside line podcast talked about this a bit (can't remember who). I tried this myself and the traction is awesome in the rough but you do miss a little on smoother tracks for pumping/playfullness

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Liked a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT Jeffsy 29 1/15/2019 9:09 AM

I have personally not ridden the Smuggler, so I can't help you there.

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Liked a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/11/2019 11:00 AM
Liked a comment about feature SPOTTED: Electronically-Actuated RockShox Reverb Dropper Post 10/31/2018 6:10 AM

That bike is pretty bad ass.

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Liked a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/30/2018 7:13 AM

Establishing the "Line Score" prior to the riding is the best idea I've heard (Don't they do this with diving?)

This does two things:
1) You could have a "Best Dig" award for the highest line score with prize money that goes to the Rider's dig crew, who clearly put in so much work to make Rampage happen. Additionally with the broadcast, you can highlight the dig team and that process more (plus this gives them content for down time during the live feed).

2) This brings the start to much needed detail to the scoring; 25 points for Line, 25 for tricks, fluidity, and speed. To spommer's point, the judges definitely know their stuff and love the sport so some more detail would allow us and them to explain their thoughts more.

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Liked a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 1:31 PM

I just can't agree. I watch the event every year live and while I certainly appreciate and have a decent idea how big this stuff is overall, I (like everyone else who isn't actually out there on the hill) have no clue of the nuances of each line. Everyone loved Fairclough's line at home but maybe it didn't score well because it really wasn't as cool as we thought. Canyon gaps and that big rock play well visually on social media, but were they really that difficult relative to what the other riders were doing? I wouldn't know, but the judges do. Also, fans are just not objective. Everyone has favorites and people they would like to see win. Having fans vote count would turn the whole event into a hype driven shitshow.

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