Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, FRANCE 5/14/2018 7:44 AM

The level of commitment needed these days to have a top100 at EWS is unreal.

Added a comment about photo Into Insanity - Losinj World Cup Track Walk 4/18/2018 10:53 AM
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The course marshals are going to run out of orange spray paint.

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Added a comment about video Cannondale Trigger or Jekyll? Bike vs. Bike 3/23/2018 8:17 AM
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You had me at the tooth sparkle.

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Added a comment about product review How Much Fun Can the New Santa Cruz Blur XC Bike Be? Vital's First Ride 3/21/2018 7:49 AM
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Yas! I did the same. All trails become fun with a short travel aggro bike.
It's like rally car vs baja truck.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Fun Can the New Santa Cruz Blur XC Bike Be? Vital's First Ride 3/21/2018 7:46 AM

Could not agree more about finding the limits of a bike and how much fun that is, that’s why I recently swapped from a Patrol to a Scout and am very happy I did. Great review BT

Added a comment about photo Yep, That's a 29er! Thomas Lindup's Santa Cruz Hightower LT, XXL 2/7/2018 4:14 PM
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Are those 26 inch wheels?

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Added reply in a thread Body armor 1/31/2018 8:09 AM

I wear light pads on almost every ride I do. I've been doing it for years, and visiting the ER for years... I've found that pads are really good for protecting skin from cuts and abrasions, and perhaps a busted kneecap or elbow. But pads and armor don't ... more »

Added reply in a thread Current Enduro Bikes, One bike to rule them all, or all hype? 1/29/2018 6:31 PM

Enduro bikes are perfect for riding balls out, downhill, in rough terrain. And, for me, an absolute bore on less steep, less technical and less outing of the balls. Enduro bikes are designed to race on near DH level terrain. Just as enduro bikes have ... more »

Added a comment about photo Gee Atherton's 2018 Trek Session 1/28/2018 2:15 PM
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Trek's brand identity is red and white. When anyone around the world sees the bike, the goal is for the person to say, "That is a Trek". To paint the bike space kitten with laser eyes, as cool as that would be, will defeat the brand communication and sponsorship communication. For example, when you read; "Looks like a Session" in a review of another bike = branding dominance.

Then there is; red pops in race photographs in a shadowed forest. Black/dark/complicated designs disappear. This will have been thought out. There is a ton of money invested by Trek to get this bike seen in photographs on websites and magazines.

That said, hearing people thinking the red is now boring, should be heard as a communication point and folded into the design on some level. There are ways to do all of the above.

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you must be fun at parties...

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
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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Liked a comment on the item Greg Minnaar Speaks About his Santa Cruz Syndicate V10 29er 4/27/2017 11:36 AM

Year of the Twenty Ninnaar