Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 5/7/2019 10:28 AM

Its been said before, butcher does not exist in 29"... yet?

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 5/7/2019 10:27 AM

They don't have 29" in DH casings yet, so there is that

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 5/7/2019 10:27 AM

Lots of pros doing it irrespective of wheel size. Wheel Balancing is the new vibration sticker.

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 5/7/2019 10:27 AM

world champion, 2018.

Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 4/28/2019 10:13 PM

*And I'd assume since he has to run DHF 29 tire, he wants the same casing and rubber compound for his rear tire so they have the same feel. Hence the DHRII

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/25/2019 12:56 PM

Loic has some version of the Hillbilly out back. However, sideknobs slightly different than current Grid/Black Dymnd design. Interestingly Specialized doesn't have a DH version of the newer design hillbilly on their website. However, I think this tire ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/3/2019 9:09 PM

"Wasn't Max Commencal against carbon??" Ha, going to have to walk that back "FRO", "Found a good environmentally friendly factory" etc. Maybe had his racers clamoring for it and watched sales of carbon bikes...

Liked a comment on the item Introducing SRAM G2 Disc Brakes - A Guide Evolution 3/28/2019 11:21 AM

more material to disperse heat and better thermal properties. Also, no riveted union with the center section that has terrible heat transfer.

Added a comment about press release DEITY Launches Full 35mm Carbon and Aluminum Handlebar Line 3/11/2019 11:52 AM

Looks great, but all those bars and no flat bars??

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Added a comment about press release First Look: 2019 Niner RIP 9 v3 3/8/2019 10:53 AM

Love when video guys just keep the camera on the person's face when they're showing features or demonstrating things on the bike. Way too common in cycling industry promo/info videos.

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Liked a comment on the item What's Stock, What's Not? Charlie Harrison and His Trek Session 3/7/2019 11:26 PM

Schwalbe tires, No G5's?

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 11:32 AM

Correct but this 29er DH bike has been in the works for years. And they're a tire company nearly as much as they're a bike company. Seems odd there aren't a ton of working sample/prototype tires given this bike would likely be ridden at Crankworx in ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 10:22 AM

What I find intriguing again is another Specialized gravity rider running Maxxis Minions. Note the DHFs on the front of both Bruni and Finn's bikes. Graves was also running a minion.

Added a comment about feature It's Electric! SRAM's Wireless Eagle AXS and RockShox Reverb AXS Details 2/6/2019 10:49 AM

The chains are designed exactly for the chainrings and cassette. Look at a SRAM Eagle chain and look at a KMC 12 speed chain. Not same design. This is also why Eagle chains and chainrings are lasting 2 years. Mate a KMC chain to save $20 and eat away your rings and cassette faster.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/30/2019 8:57 AM

Interesting tire for the Specialized rider...
Added reply in a thread Edited: Road Bike with Electric Motor Hub Catches Fire in Australia 1/15/2019 9:22 AM

Not really an "e-bike". A road bike modified with a sketchy e-bike aftermarket wheel. Yes, likely an overheat in high temps, sun, getting worked on the steep climb.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/3/2019 10:13 PM

Since Gwin is still seen riding a YT on 01/03... Possible scenario: -YT delivered the 29er DH bike to him because it was stipulated in the contract that he would get a 29er. If they didn't deliver it could be breach of contract. He jumped on the bike ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/2/2019 2:58 PM

Yea, my earlier point is that Neko is off YT (published fact), but everyone shouldn't just automatically assume he is a package deal with Gwin. He's not necessarily following him to Intense (or where ever).

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/2/2019 1:09 PM

Why is everyone so sure Neko is going where Gwin goes? Quite possible, but don't think it's a given. Neko was on YT largely because of Gwin (Martin). Gwin off YT, so YT may have just cut Neko as well. Which would leaving Neko out in the cold. It's certainly ... more »