Added a comment about product review Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:07 AM

I personally haven’t found it to be an issue, owned on a dh rig and trail bike. The somewhat “soft” engagement on the onyx makes it pretty much unnoticeable and consistent feeling. Whereas a traditional hub with let’s say 5* engagement doesn’t always mean you get 5* of slack for pedal kick. You may get 0 you may get 3*, the later of which I feel like is honestly the worst, that’s when you get the hard catch where you can hear and feel the ratchet/pawl engaging abruptly

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Liked a comment on the item Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:02 AM

The best part of the onyx is the zero drag of these hubs at speed.

Added a comment about product review Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 10:00 AM

Very. In depth rebuild videos on their website. Just require a very specific (and not cheap) lube made by Kluber. They will sell you a “single serving” blister packet for cheap or a larger tube if you need. Doesn’t take much per rebuild though.

I would also like to make note of the amazing customer service from these guys. Dan and crew run a fantastic and very transparent business. Responses are always quick, professional, and honest. Small American business that will continue to receive my money and support. Getting ready to order my third set of hubs.

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Liked a comment on the item Amazingly quiet with instant engagement 11/18/2019 9:55 AM

Good question. For bikes that have a LOT of kickback, maybe. It depends on how sensitive to it you are, what type of pedals you're running, etc. It will also be more pronounced/audible/noticable on hubs with traditional pawls (ie not Onyx).

Added a comment about feature 2020 Norco Sight - We Ride the Radical New Geometry of this Next-Generation Trail Bike 10/30/2019 2:34 PM

Good looking rig and nice numbers. But why the two bearings on the bottom shock mount? Unnecessary weight and parts for a "pivot" that as seen in the video doesn't rotate more than a couple degrees....I'm assuming there is no bushing in that eyelet anymore and just a solid piece of alloy hardware. Combined with the trunnion mount, there is no allowance for misalignment from frame flex, and the bushings in the shock itself will be taking all of that force and deflection leading to premature wear of the shock. The bike industry's hate for bushings in the proper spots continues to baffle me.

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Added a comment about video The Canyon Flipper | Brendan Fairclough's POV from Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/27/2019 11:47 AM

He got 4th at what was probably the most competitive Rampage to date. Just to make the top 10 this year you had to have a pretty remarkable run. Not to mention the amount of media he's gotten in the last year and especially the last couple of weeks. Your comment, and the thousands of others like it across the internet, shows that he is being recognized. Not to mention his tribute to Jordie. It sucks he didn't get best trick or peoples choice, which is surprising. But I don't think Brendog needs a participation award to feel good about what he accomplished this week either. He achieved his goal of top 5 and walked away with some banger shots from his canyon gap like he was hoping for.

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Added a comment about feature Winning Runs: Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/26/2019 11:43 AM

What a year....

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/25/2019 8:41 PM

so impossible to quantify one run being worth more than another out there! would never want that job

Liked a comment on the item Atomik Carbon Introduces Berd Ultimate Wheelset Lineup 10/25/2019 10:36 AM

Finally a replacement for reliable, convenient, and universally available J-bend spokes.

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Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 9:21 AM

We are a welcoming and understanding portal, that lets the user decide what they want to see. It couldn't be easier to make sure you get to watch the race without spoilers, just don't visit news sites or social media until you've seen it - it's the easiest decision in the world. My point is that it is...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:22 AM

If I really wanted to avoid the results I'd just not visit Vital / PB until I've watched the race.

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does anyone expect the results of the superbowl to be withheld by espn, nbc, pbs, hbo, nytimes, drudge report, pennysaver and the appalachian gazette until everyone watches the game? fwiw, we don't spoil WC race results in titles or even the subtitles (text that social media picks up and could spoil)....more

Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 9/16/2019 3:23 PM

I used zip strip paint remover. I’d suggest sanding the paint down as much as comfortable before applying it though. Will make the process a lot faster. Then I sanded lightly to get the finish smooth and even, and finished with scotchbrite in one direction for the brushed look. I didn’t seal and let it oxidize to get a rougher look, aluminum won’t really corrode. You can clearcoat it otherwise to keep it clean and shiny

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Liked a comment on the item Bernard Kerr and Gee Atherton Top Hardline Qualifying Session, 14 Riders Advance to Finals 9/15/2019 8:52 AM

I was thinking something similar. There should be two events on that track, the current race and a speed and style event.

Liked a comment on the item Bernard Kerr and Gee Atherton Top Hardline Qualifying Session, 14 Riders Advance to Finals 9/15/2019 8:51 AM

Perhaps Andreu would crush?

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Added a comment about news blog Bernard Kerr and Gee Atherton Top Hardline Qualifying Session, 14 Riders Advance to Finals 9/14/2019 8:50 AM

With some of the names involved and the tricks being thrown now, this could become an insane speed and style event. The jumps are getting so big that there is no real "racer" line, and riders should get rewarded for tricking them also. Small trick, small score and minimal time removed. Big trick, big score, more time.

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