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Added a comment about video Ruben Alcantara, Garrett Byrnes on Homemade Full-Suspension, Fat-tire BMX Bikes 1/28/2020 8:38 AM

The legend. Can’t wait to see more!

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/7/2020 6:22 PM

Want some more time still to have a better comparison and write something more “formal”. But so far it’s similar to my previous experience having them on separate bikes. The EXT has a slightly sharper feel, as in you know what you’re riding over on the trail, but without it feeling harsh. It feels slightly poppier because of this. The dedicated climb switch performs a bit better as a pedal platform, and the hydraulic bottom out is huge improvement over the standard design.
The push is still incredibly smooth and has a very planted feel. I’ve always been impressed by how the push handles big hits also, it is super controlled. the dual circuit damper isn’t as true of a climb switch, but it does make bracketing and dialing in your shock super simple. You can make changes and easily test back to back. I did actually find it super useful this fall, as I was riding a lot of flow trail and jumps we are building, then switching back to a more trail friendly setting. You can still make it poppy and jump friendly but it will come at the expense of some of the smooth suppleness this shock is capable of. And if you need the switch as more of dedicated climb switch, you lose the real benefit of the dual damper.

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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/7/2020 6:00 PM

That’s man!

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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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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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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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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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Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 9/15/2019 8:48 AM

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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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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Transition's New TR11 Also Goes to 11 9/12/2019 1:24 PM

Interesting. Glad to hear the differences, just got the new frame to build up. Was wondering how it would compare to my older one. Cool to see a 56/56 headset finally being used, as well as the proper sized rear shock.

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Added a comment about press release Stan’s NoTubes Introduces Flow and Baron CB7 Carbon Wheels 9/3/2019 7:18 PM

The Ibis S28 measures in at 28.6mm wide and 405g. So the flow appears to be a bit different. The claimed weight on the Baron is also slightly more than the S35, but not by much, so that ones harder to say.

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Added a comment about member blog Jackson Goldstone Blitzes the Whistler Bike Park | #IRIDEENVE 8/30/2019 9:40 AM

Steezus Christ. Kid has gotten so damn good, can’t wait to see where he goes.

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Added a comment about feature Intense Launches the 2020 Primer in Three Wheel Size Options 8/20/2019 7:19 PM

If you're going to "buck" the long reach trend, which these aren't exactly short. 460-470 reach is fairly common on larges these days. You should probably still jump on the short seat tube trend.....which they kinda did on the XL? Rest could lose an inch still....

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Added a comment about photo Backflip 8/17/2019 3:16 PM

Pretty sure that’s DJ

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Added a comment about press release FOX Releases Updated FIT4 Damper and New Bearing Shock Hardware 8/14/2019 7:18 AM

Anybody running 32s and 34s...that upgrade has been long over due...

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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 5:29 PM

Donnie Darko vibes for sure

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