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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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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 1:43 PM

With the bike, or the psychiatrist in the video?

Also, release videos have gotten weird “AF”
Jeffsy, Slayer Tease, now this....

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 9:05 PM

Put a XX1 shifter on an XTR der and cassette...still works, all 1:1 ratio. Get a shifter you like with a der that doesn’t stick out as far and has a rebuildable clutch. Also the option of 10-45t

Edit: and b tension that doesn’t have to be measured to a thousandth of a mm to shift well....

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:31 PM

Shimano XT vs GX Cost (not including driver or crankset)
Cassette $160 - $215
Chain $45 - $33
Shifter $60 - $45
Der $115 - $125
Total $380 - $418

SLX vs NX
Cassette $100 - $100
Chain $32 - $26
Shifter $39 - $42
Der $75 - $107
Total $246 vs $275

I'd say they line up....out of time on here to list all the weights, but that nx cassette weighs almost 100g more than the SLX and has nearly 60%less range.

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:42 PM

I’m too lazy to go looking at numbers right now. But seeing as xt and slx are both in stock and ready to order. I’d prefer to see actual comparisons.
XTR vs XX1
XT vs GX
SLX vs NX

The last one seems a bit pointless as NX is one of the most junk drivetrains ever made, IMHO...

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:31 PM

The one in mention is praised as a “top tier” machine shop. Yet, some how, they couldn’t figure out how to machine a freehub body compatible with microspline? Numerous much smaller brands have done just fine, Onyx got around it, Ridefast Racing got around it, as well as white industries.
The company in mention needs to either step into the OE market like i9 did and get access to the trade mark, or be creative and put those fancy machines of theirs to use.

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Added a comment about press release Maxxis Launches the Dissector: Brosnan's Signature Tire 8/9/2019 2:29 PM

Can get 27.5 and 29 dhf in maxx grip and dd, just not exo+ yet. Not that I’m personally sold on exo+ at this point. Maybe for the front but now I’ve got maxx terra up front and maxx grip in the back....

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill 8/7/2019 8:25 PM

Marks and troys are from pit bits a few years ago. Val di sol I think. A photo of Dj’s
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/15871412/
I designed the one on Dj’s bike and had a few of them machined. Direct message me if you have any questions on it.

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill 8/7/2019 7:03 PM

Troy and Mark Wallace have both used one after canyons experiment with the locking dt ratchet. Check DJ's old mongoose dh bike as well.

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Added a comment about video Slopestyle Meets Rampage as Brandon Semenuk Plays Bikes in Utah 8/6/2019 7:30 AM

Would be curious where the mic is on Brandon or the bike. Tires are plenty loud also, wouldn’t be surprised if that’s the unedited hub noise. Maybe it seems so loud because that Hub is actually that obnoxiously loud...

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