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Liked a comment on the item What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 8:12 AM

Surprised at the average household income of vital readers...I thought we were a bunch of knuckledraggers...

Added a comment about feature 2020 Norco Sight - We Ride the Radical New Geometry of this Next-Generation Trail Bike 11/2/2019 10:37 AM
Mo(n)arch

So to me that bike looks more of a „short travel“ enduro then a trailbike. Am I completeley wrong with that?
When I look especially at the geometry of the 29“ version, I see a rather agressive race bike. The size large has pretty much the same numbers as the Specialized enduro and 150mm rear suspension has proven to be able to win the nastiest of EWS races.
Really interested on this bike as an allmountain weapon for the alps. Definitely a fan of the geometry. Waiting for a long term review.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Ride Concepts Powerline and TNT Flat Pedal Shoes 10/18/2019 1:16 AM

Well if you can spare 5 minutes, it's still worth reading the rest. Yes, it's not quite as sticky in terms of pure surface grip, but once you have just a bit of pressure on the pedal, it digs in. I'm pretty sensitive to having my feet move around on my pedals, if I...more

Liked a comment on the item Enduro World Series launches EWS-E! 10/8/2019 8:30 AM

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/26/2019 12:57 PM

Is Sam Hill‘s contract up?

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/18/2019 8:18 AM

Ha! The key to aging with grace is looking terrible from a young age... then the bar is already low. You too bud, you know where to find me when you have a minute to ride.

Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/16/2019 1:21 PM
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The coastal two made a vid. Much better.
https://vimeo.com/353248154

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Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/16/2019 1:12 PM

Weird and expensive. For every enduro sold how much is going to that ridiculous video? On a unit to unit basis, its more than $1. Over produced. Next to no riding. The story sucked.

Give me some raw ripping and fun-having. Leave the "I hope I get to produce the next Stranger...more

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 12:47 PM

The right way would be to get the fork upside down and loosen the bolts, so that build up air pressure can exit. Some do it by sticking a cable tie between the stanchions and the dust seals. Not recommended though.

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 12:32 PM

Serious question: Did you release built up air from your fork? Riding hard day after day causes higher pressure in the fork which rellay is affecting the performance. That‘s why the Fox40 has these pressure release knobs on their casting. Apart from ... more »

Added reply in a thread New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/5/2019 11:11 PM

That thing will obviously be released during Crankworx. Current Stumpjumer EVO geometry is the basis I think. Looks very much like I want to have it honestly. ;-)

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 11:41 PM

My last DH bike had an Idylle air that worked with very high pressure, I rode it with 180-185psi to be exact. Setting it up was a little tricky though as you had to compress every 10psi for balancing out the negative air chamber with the positive one. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Les Gets World Cup DH 7/15/2019 2:42 AM

Work 22 hours. Shoot 5000 photos. And fake clickbait photo gets all the attention (monkey hand over eyes emoji) lol

Added a comment about slideshow RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Les Gets World Cup DH 7/15/2019 12:44 AM
RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Les Gets World Cup DH

Probably the speed police. ;-) Bruni was also "arrested" by the French police. According to the 'gram the cops are rather big fans of DH, taking pictures with Peaty, Minnaar etc.

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Added a comment about product review A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/10/2019 2:49 AM
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Are they actually running shorter chainstays? I was assuming, that the better weight distribution together with the more progressive rear end on the new rig gave Bruni the stability to perform more consistent. The same seemed to happen when Troy went on the Sender from Canyon, which actually has a lot in common with this bike (progressive, longer CS). Visibly less bouncing around (rodeo moves) and more hovering with a very stable chassis was achieved.

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Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/10/2019 2:46 AM

The ass of Loic’s pants at the end of his Andorra run would despite Benedict’s assertions. Not only a big skid mark from the preferred 27.5 but also a preferred shorter chainstays on both Finn and Loic’s bikes

Liked a comment on the item Race Only Springs Launches Progressive Coil Shock Springs 7/10/2019 2:23 AM

Ah fair enough. I have similar issues with declaring all the world cups I've won

Added reply in a thread What's up with Ridemonkey forums 6/25/2019 2:47 AM

Hehe, that way I'd be an important politician in Italy (near Austria, therefore German speaking) fast. We can't afford it though and I am actually pro EU, so very out of fashion at the moment. Thanks for the help!

Added reply in a thread What's up with Ridemonkey forums 6/25/2019 1:54 AM

Well, that's a bit drastic it seems. Any of you guys have a workaround for europeans?