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Added a comment about video Passes Left & Right! Sam Hill's First Megavalanche on the New 2018 Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon 9/21/2017 6:40 PM

Sure.
Louvre this marketing BTW. Opening me a can of EJ10, firing up the ol' Internet and enjoying the Sand Which Is.

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Added a comment about video Passes Left & Right! Sam Hill's First Megavalanche on the New 2018 Nukeproof Mega 275 Carbon 9/21/2017 4:49 AM

Actually- the article states since 1999 the race has been synonymous with AM riding.

Before that - 1995 'til then - kinda alike. Possibly waiting for a future article showing the period when infamy was attained. I don't know.

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Added a comment about feature Greg Minnaar Speaks on Breaking His Bike Then Qualifying 2nd an Hour Later at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 5:22 PM
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E-Bikes must get a re-design. Greg Minnaar is now 'that guy' at all E-Bike war rooms.

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Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 3:32 PM

What is instant reversion upon the many many 'endgame' scenario to racing DH with 29" wheels is that the advantage to the larger-diameter wheel is something able to be repeatedly attained on paper. Or, the Giant Bicycles two-page ad at the front of most ... more »

Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/3/2017 2:51 PM

An invention of the Internet - Formula 1 as being comparable to DH MTB. Regardless the composition of an F1 racecar, in-house Merc', Ferrari or akin to Williams/Honda, this product and vehicle share identity to a Safety Regulated Industry having minimum requirements to keep the core of brand identity & continue sales to further expand the Customer Base. There are countless parameters needing to be met and not-exceeded in order to have the F1 car be allowed onto a GP Course. And, DH racing is nothing if not ultimately removed from this concept in structured competition. What was a clan of core riders is now the struggle to keep hold of the sport. The internet is doing no service upon maintaining recognition.

There being such a discrepancy upon wheel size and never the forethought by UCI to keep competition on a level-plane is ABSURD. The reason so many teams are now jumping on the banned-wagon wheel is because NO ONE IS TELLING THEM NOT TO. There is a need for a baseline upon what lines up at the start hut and, if the bike is too-big or too small then perhaps - perhaps there is a need for Rider Classification.

No one is BMX is forced to race 20". Some race both. (I did when just a spout) Some race just 24". And, some can and do race 26" and 29" in the cruiser class. And only the cruiser class; no riders on the gate in 20" on anything but.

Such the loophole in one element of Bicycle Racing does not cast aside any form of responsibility code upon the sport of competition and therefore into DH. Sorry - F1DHMTBMonsterBullRidingRockstarCondensationBillyIdol'sToothpaste. Sweat it out.

Exploiting the physiology of a particular rider by means of mechanical advantage instead of making this choice of such the altered-construction an option is nothing short someone being silly when not needed. It is kinda no longer bike riding at this point - instead Team Kits, gas guzzling Vehicles, and Catering with free internet.


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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/2/2017 5:10 AM

Oh.

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 4:50 PM

Cars would not be faster. Nearly all suspension sensation is the Tires on these cars. The linkage-driven dampers have duty placed upon them while cornering, braking.
The analogy lends itself to the extremes of one sport to another, not upon underlying sentiment upon the confines of the two. From where Loic emulates the analogy is sound however.

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Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/27/2017 11:27 AM

For Enduro, having the Law of Gravity extrapolate an advantage upon mechanicals is not as much of a rigid factor as with riding Downhill . Like - Uphill Racing and E-Bikes. ...oops, this is out of a VitalMTB thread from March 2020. Time to upgrade servers, ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/11/2017 6:12 PM

Do you?

Added reply in a thread Do you like grippy seats? 3/31/2017 3:06 PM

Well - I have to buy one now.

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill - My Way 3/24/2017 3:34 PM

I agree 100%. The Cure just made this video all that much better and it took me back to a great time in my life..the 80's. Great job Alex Rankin and Sam Hill!

Added reply in a thread Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/27/2017 3:36 PM

QED

Added reply in a thread Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/23/2017 4:43 AM

Is 26" to be included?

Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/16/2017 5:03 AM
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5mm. This is the length of a sharpened no.2 pencil lead - until perception becomes reality you're to be underutilized I guess.

'Throwing' parts onto bikes - never seen this done in each and all of my years - yet it will create a better bike only one individual has ridden and that is not you. Again - that perception becomes reality thing of yours...

Is there a slow down button on this life thingy? #emotional

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 4:30 PM
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Tracer with a mid-rated climbing score will climb better with a bigger fork - I fail to see the logic here. Both bikes will pedal like human dogshit should the ability to spin the cranks never materialize; where does an increased 10mm front travel provide pedaling to the tune of DW*Link ride quality?? This bike looks nothing more than a underweight DH bike a bunch of mid-rated DH riders will wander into trail networks with, troll the Internet afterwards about how wrong other bikes are.

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Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 1/26/2017 5:29 AM

Common adjustment is: handlebar and stem on a somewat comfy frame - it works best as a one-and-done approach on a bicycle, really.

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 1/26/2017 4:12 AM

The rear center of a bike is for weighting the rear wheel - since we're talking pedal power here, body weight shifting toward the back will have to include a bend at the knee. So, it is all relative to how much front center + stem length is made a combination. ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/22/2017 2:51 PM

Having that minutia-scale quantifier be the rule which decides a wheel diameter still has open-ended areas to be addressed - Be it Pro or Open Amatuer there is no class for weight, and there is no bike minimum weight. Or Rider weight... For a small rider ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/22/2017 1:07 PM

The music analogy refers to there still being something in-need to control the use of the Guitar; string gauge on the top E string has to be increased w/ Dropped D to preserve string tension (and feel) and the entire set needs to change out for C#. If ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 1/22/2017 12:44 PM

Motorcycles on dirt still possess the blistering acceleration of a streetbike, are built however to take on the challenge of off road; the suspension does not have as much intricate duty as on a Mountain Bike. Bicycles with sliding dropouts have limited ... more »