Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Rampage Releases 2018 Wild Card Athlete Roster for Rampage 8/12/2018 6:39 AM

We must not have been watching the same Sorge runs...

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Do it overnight yes. It allows for larger volume behind the pistons and in theory the bubbles will float up. Pro trick, take your wheel out and clamp down on a dummy rotor, rubber band and leave over night. In the morning, while holding the lever closed and removing the rubber band, use the rotor to push the pistons back into place and allow that pressure to extend the brake lever against your finger. Helps push any bubbles up. Shimanos are usually done with the bleed cup on over night.

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Liked a comment on the item GT Introduces the New Fury 8/10/2018 10:42 AM

Well Damn! First GT I am actually interested in riding/testing out in 20 years! Kudos

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We’re going to be seeing a lot more of this kid over the next few years, shredder for sure

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Added reply in a thread Purgatory Pro GRT Race CANCELED 8/3/2018 1:55 PM

Minnaar looked like a circus bear on a tiny bike during that ds race

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Added reply in a thread Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 9:41 AM

Big bikes started in 06ish Gen 1 Demo 8 Gen 2 Transition Blindside Cove Hooker Deity cryptkeeper no.1 Transition TR250 Transition TR450 Gen 2 Devinci Spartan Gen 1 Deity Cryptkeeper no.2 GT Fury, current generation Transition Patrol Carbon (metric) Transition ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Norbs Has a New Ride! Meet the 2019 Evil Wreckoning LB 7/25/2018 9:07 AM

sorry but disagree. The seat angle does need to be updated, yes, but so does the pivot design. I had the main pivot constantly coming loose and the upper bolt is tightened directly onto the carbon. The carbon would compress and lead to play. This is a known problem that they have not...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/23/2018 7:17 PM

i understand all of what you're saying and agree with the changing landscape. since you're new here (at least based on your sign-up date), dig into our past reviews. there are times when, despite being wined and dined at camps, products don't come away with glowing...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/23/2018 7:16 PM

the first sentence of the article says "trek invited us to mammoth." i feel that's pretty transparent. like grambo mentioned, they hosted us. this is a long-time practice in any industry unveiling a new product for editorial consideration. additionally trek is NOT a current...more

Liked a comment on the item Norbs Has a New Ride! Meet the 2019 Evil Wreckoning LB 7/20/2018 10:40 PM

I doubt it. Mr. Dawson bases his opinion on the fact that he tried his own "sbg" project on a Nukeproof 29er with an angleset and reduced offset fork. Since it didn't work for him and he didn't care for it - Transition bikes are gimmicky. And I don't doubt that the Nukeproof didn't...more

Liked a comment on the item Norbs Has a New Ride! Meet the 2019 Evil Wreckoning LB 7/20/2018 7:36 PM

Upvoted for truth. The seat tube angle is 10 years old. I have seen several guys running their seatposts backwards to get a decent riding posture.

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What Dirtworks said...at 5’9” I shoot for a combined reach (stem and frame) between 500-510. I’m on a large TR11 and just ordered a new patrol in Large also. I used to ride around the 430 mark on frames, feels tiny and unstable now. One of my biggest concerns about sizing up was how the bike would handle in tight corners, I laugh at myself now looking back at that...the only “gimmick” was Giant and other brands that followed suit telling us that we needed longer offset on slacker bikes a few years ago. Now at least we have options. If you want to size down and run longer offset, have at it, at least it’s now a decision you can make.
I live in Jackson WY btw, we have every variety of trail from highspeed straights to super sharp corners. The “newer” has yet to feel cumbersome to anybody weve sent out on it around here, S-XL riders all alike, the gain in stability at speed on the other hand...

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Liked a comment on the item Norbs Has a New Ride! Meet the 2019 Evil Wreckoning LB 7/20/2018 2:45 PM

Serious question, have you ridden a modern Transition for more than a day? Just like wheelsizes, getting them lined up in a tight corner takes a little different approach but once you adjust your riding, they are fine...and then you get the benefits of carrying some serious speed in...more

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“Refined” still only clears a 2.4 out back, reach is truthfully a size short, seat tube is still 1-2* too slack as well as 1”+ too long, and if they’d dropped a degree off the head angle they would have opened up better doors for shorter offset forks....bike still hits the target but is def no bullseye

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Liked a comment on the item Reece Wallace Goes HUGE on the North Shore for Rampage 7/20/2018 10:55 AM

Fuckin' Rights Reece - Way to give'r

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Time for a new spring??

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Andorra World Cup Downhill 7/14/2018 10:33 AM
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What an incredible race! Stoked for Loris To take his first win on home soil, and on such an amazing track!

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Alien jizz???

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Liked a comment on the item New Transition Patrol Carbon with SBG 7/9/2018 11:05 PM

I wonder if the good folks over at Santa Cruz have ever laid eyes on Toyota's color schemes?