Added reply in a thread Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/15/2017 9:03 PM

For what it is worth, I am running Maxxis Minnon 2.5 WT MaxTerra (3C/EXO/TR) on a 34i rim at 18f/23r psi and love it. I'm 190, but don't ride as hard as you, but do ride hard and in shale environments. What stops me from going lower psi is fold over ... more »

Added reply in a thread Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/15/2017 3:25 PM

I see a couple of issues: - Carbon rims crack instead of bend - Carbon rims are probably less elastic than aluminum and absorb less force Inserts seem a temporary solution to a not fully mature technology. And a solution to the problem brought on by ... more »

Added reply in a thread Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/15/2017 2:55 PM

Tires have had anti-pinch inserts for over a decade. They are a material that wraps around the bead and up to about 20mm into the casing. They disappeared outside of DH tires as "tubeless make pinchflats a thing of the past(!!!)"

Added a comment about feature We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/18/2017 9:11 AM
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Someone smarter than me wrote that the spring controls the mass while the damping controls the spring.

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Added a comment about feature We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 12:36 PM
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Wouldn't a way to get "pop" back into the coil, would be to go up one spring weight?
25 pound differences in springs can allow a tuning like this.

But it would add the implications of less sag, more support, more bottom out resistance, less rock vacuuming, and all the riding characteristics that goes with those.

Dig the article. Thanks.

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Added a comment about video Broken Bikes and Busted Bodies - Val di Sole Qualifying Day Action 8/25/2017 1:25 PM
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Nice to see the post broke the bike and not the total destruction of the trail Minnaar was laying down.

Also glad to see he is not seriously hurt! That's going to leave a mark.

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Added a comment about video Kirt Voreis: Galbraith Mountain 6/15/2017 2:55 PM
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When the title says "Voreis", I have to set aside a few minutes of my day.

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Now officially primed for the weekend!

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Year of the Twenty Ninnaar

Added a comment about feature Lourdes World Cup: 2017 Track Preview 4/26/2017 5:32 PM
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Great coverage. Helps me understand the track and it's challenges.

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Added a comment about photo Winning Bike: Wyn Masters' GT Sanction 3/28/2017 8:56 PM
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Does anyone else love that this winning bike is aluminum and a GT? It's like underdog + underdog = Hong Kong Phooey!

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Added a comment about photo Trevor Boldi 3/12/2017 9:33 PM
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That is such a great visual of DH mountain bike geometry. The bike is almost neutral over that rock.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: e*thirteen TRS+ Dropper Post 3/3/2017 8:25 AM
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Mechanical? Reliability? Sign me up! I have a 10 year old Gravity Dropper that works flawlessly, and I've ridden it for the last 9 years.

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shred!

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Classic.

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Added a comment about feature Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/9/2017 1:59 PM
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You are correct, sir.

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Liked a comment on the item Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/9/2017 1:59 PM

Except they are Ardent Races...

Added a comment about feature Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/9/2017 11:46 AM
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Amazing those Ikon tires can hold up to the speed Duncan was putting down. We set a CHP (yes. The CHP!) speed trap on 3rd Divide, and Duncan was the fastest, radar had him at 40 MPH!
https://www.facebook.com/DownievilleClassic/posts/837725699695595

We had the CHP give him a ticket on the podium...

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Added a comment about feature Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/9/2017 9:49 AM
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Hero material: Duncan took a FireBall hand-up at the top of the lung busting 3rd Divide climb on race day 1!

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100mm travel weenie 29er over an aggro hardtail with a dropper? Whaa...? Smoking the pipe must still be in. Ha! The demise of the hardtail has been on these lists every year since 1993, and the hardtail has to be put back on the list in every year into the future as they will always rip!

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