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Liked a comment on the item MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #1 1/11/2021 3:37 PM

Great advice and insights, plus a reality check. Excellent way to start a Monday! Keep these coming!

Liked a comment on the item MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #1 1/11/2021 3:36 PM

"Jeff Bezos has two feet and two hands, but he isn’t a human being." Top notch. Maybe the toppest of all conceivable notches.

If I may offer a pared-down version of the answer (knowing full well that I am likely to be roasted and then have the charred flesh torn from my bones,) the suck comes from an...more

Added reply in a thread I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/18/2020 8:10 AM

Business Plan: So with this loan we will totally acquire some sick steeps and an old jeep road, and we will cut in like totally natural gnarly trails -- just man and bike my dudes! All my buds will get to ride for free, of course. And we gotta keep it ... more »

Added reply in a thread I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/17/2020 1:56 PM

Not to argue, just highly skilled riders are the numerically smallest interest group (with the exception maybe of trailbuilders) in all of mountain biking. Fewer than less skilled riders, fewer than non-bike trail users, fewer than stakeholders involved ... more »

Added a comment about photo Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/17/2015 12:16 PM
Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike

Good for Logan Peat...? There is a balance to strike between factory works parts that catch your attention with their exclusivity and radness, and production equipment that one can imagine oneself buying. A pro rider on one-off valving is interesting. A one-off frame is as irrelevant as his or her dining set. I'm sure it's nice, but since I'll never sit there...

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Liked a comment on the item Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/17/2015 12:07 PM

Come on SC, give the people what they want. We want it.

Added a comment about product review Tested: X-Fusion Sweep HLR 4/1/2015 5:44 PM
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I will take a zip tie over tiny threads tapped into soft metals (Mg, Al) any day of the week. Pure foolishness making the zip tie out to be something lesser that needs to be improved upon by frame and fork manufacturers.

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Added a comment about photo Specialized Ambush Helmet 3/26/2015 9:24 AM
Specialized Ambush Helmet

A1mbush looks nice. Is that $270 NZD?

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Added a comment about photo Taipei Cycle Show - Stealth Dropper Post from Marzocchi 3/18/2015 10:49 PM
Taipei Cycle Show - Stealth Dropper Post from Marzocchi

I like the Marzocchi LEV Integra

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 1/6/2015 9:59 PM

The majority of the bikes I'm seeing on the trails in the SF Bay Area are 5k at a minimum. Many are closer to 8-10k builds on carbon frames. Ibis Mojo, Ripleys, Santa Cruz, and Specialized seem to rule the trails in the area. Wide variety of owners. Everyone from military (me),...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: SRAM Goes Hookless on New RISE 60 Wheels 8/22/2014 8:08 PM

More like SRAM is about 5 years behind with that 21mm inner width.
Looks like they are on the Mavic Euro roadie plan....

Added a comment about feature First Look: Specialized Boomslang Flat Pedals 8/13/2014 1:04 PM
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Maybe the company trendwatchers know there is some new demand for high-end flats, like a segment of the middle-aged lunch ride crowd is about to give up clips after reading some article, but speaking as a member of the existing flat pedal market, we like bling (whether color, conspicuous tech, or branding), but are pretty price-conscious. $180 is XTR full retail.

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All 7/2/2014 10:16 PM
We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All

Hey Fox or any lurking experts: are high-speed rebound and low-speed rebound really speed-sensitive, or is this terminology just used as an analogy with HSC and LSC, which the public presumably understands or feels comfortable with? I'm having trouble picturing a graph of rebound shaft speed vs spring force. When the shock is bottomed, spring force is maximum, but in that moment of transition between compression and rebound, shaft speed is zero. Then it will rebound very fast in the absence of damping. After a small hit, less spring force is released. But if you have heavy damping, then shaft speeds are slower even deep in the travel, with high spring force. So does the HSR affect the first fraction of a second of a rebound event, and then LSR takes over? Or is it simpler to think of it as position-sensitive? Thanks in advance. This was a rad article.

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Liked a bike check A Girl's TR250 - Custom 4/16/2014 9:03 AM
A Girl's TR250 - Custom
Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

Be right back........gotta go drop 5 grand on a new bike with different whlz before I can use your 60 dollar tire.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

Yeah i was going to sign up for one ,but no 26 !!!

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 6:18 PM

these definitely look like a better fast rolling and cornering rear than the purgatory. too bad no 26".