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Liked a comment about press release Guerrilla Gravity Launches 2018 Updates 1/9/2018 11:10 AM

you must be fun at parties...

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Liked a comment about video RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/19/2017 1:34 PM

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Liked a comment about video RIDICULOUS! Brandon Semenuk Continues to Redefine Slopestyle 7/19/2017 1:33 PM

Because that video is perfection EDITING whereas slopestyle is real time life unfolding. All of the tricks are crazy good, but the during is so seamless that we enjoy it as a flawless run. They spliced together however many takes it took to get it right and made it look fluid.

Would.love to see a follow cam just to see if he could actually pluck all of those tricks out in a single run. That would be unreal.

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Liked a comment about feature Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/10/2017 7:41 AM

Think he put his gf's jeans on by mistake

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Liked a comment about feature An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 7:13 AM

I can't even take the rest of this article seriously after your Moab introduction. So lets look into my crystal ball... You decided to pedal the whole Porcupine loop instead of paying for a shuttle = amateur. Based on your dehydration, I can assume you brought maybe a couple water bottles on a 30 mile desert loop = double dangerous amateur move. Ironically your lady was doing better in the hydration department so I bet she a actually brought 3 liters in a Camelbak and despite her insistence you told her you'd "be fine" with less, and then tried to save face when you were facing severe dehydration and heat stroke. Yah, totally Moab's fault.

Here I'll start a review of a DH bike in a similar spirit: "I had to go back to Whistler, a place Id sworn never to return - the first time I went the experience was terrible! We took our XC bikes up A-Line and almost got landed on multiple times! When we descended, it was awful - my Fox 32 and 300g rims snapped in half after airing phat to flat, and my new lycra kit got torn up. I nearly broke my jaw wearing an aero helmet and my knees were all cut up. Not sure why everyone raves about Whistler, after limping to my car and realizing I sliced a sidewall on my 300g XC racing tires, I packed up and left Canada never to return. Anyhow, now Im back to do a review on Diggler mountain scooters!!"

Although this comment will likely go unread, let this be a lesson for anyone new to Moab:

1. "Desert miles count double" - this is a general rule when we go, and it seriously holds true. A 20-mile ride on your local familiar trails is not the same as 20 miles in the desert (even if you lose 3000' vert and its 'mostly downhill'). Prepare to get destroyed riding ledges.

2. Dont be the dumbass that tries to pedal up Sands Flats Road - buy a damn shuttle. The 90's is over and there is nothing to prove by doing the whole loop, everyone who passes you in the shuttle is not impressed. You could also pedal your bike up Whistler instead of buying a lift haul ticket, but why??!? This rule doesnt apply to if youre german and pedal up Burro Pass and then ride Sands Flats back to town.

3. Slickrock is the worst ride in the entire Moab area. Seriously, any other trail is better.

4. Bring a minimum 3 liters water, half ice, plus a bottle or two of Gatorade, plus 2 more energy bars than you think youll eat. People are skeptical but typically we go through all the water and food and after one ride they understand. Better to finish with an extra liter than have a story like the one above.

5. Only Specialized (the Walmart of the bike industry) would be dumb enough to 'test' e-Bikes here - Im sure skipping all the epic trails like Porcupine singletrack and Ahab to compete with rock crawlers on blown out 4x4 trails was great.

Nothing personal to AJ, I just see people do dumb things in Moab every trip and it drives me crazy. You should have me write a Moab prep article, lulz.

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Liked a comment about feature Tested: e*thirteen TRS Group 3/7/2016 12:17 PM

"coming it at 507g with a 32t direct mount ring. This compared to the other offerings on the market is very competitive, coming in roughly 40g lighter than another key manufacturer's carbon crank"

Really?? More like 60 grams heavier than the benchmark!




Better options abound....

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Liked a bike check Donkey Rig - CBB Fruita - MRP Transition 2/22/2016 7:36 PM
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Liked a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 2/27/2015 9:32 AM

this is a good review, and sure looks like a sweet bike. When I read that one of the reviewers had one though, I knew it was going to say its a great bike. Anyone that owns something usually does the same - to a point of over-commitment or over glorification. It reinforces your purchase. So the review was alwys going to say it was good. On the flipside, the reviewer has to own their own bike, and like anyone else theyd choose one they like. So damned if you do and damned if you dont right?

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Liked a comment about video First Ride: Cruel and Unusual Trail at Trestle Bike Park 6/16/2012 10:05 PM

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Liked a comment about video First Ride: Cruel and Unusual Trail at Trestle Bike Park 6/16/2012 10:04 PM

I believe they rate difficulty mostly based on the man made features. So a mandatory drop or gap automatically is rated pretty high on difficulty. Gotta think about all the less hardcore mtb'ers that rent a demo bike for the day.

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