Liked a comment on the item When Roadies Do MTB... Meet the Pinarello Dogma XM 7/12/2013 7:26 PM

Onda Curve Assemetric and integrated RAD system. Thank god they didn't have a phobia of symmetry.

Liked a comment on the item When Roadies Do MTB... Meet the Pinarello Dogma XM 7/12/2013 7:23 PM

Let's be fair, they are really killing it in the acronym department!

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Chase Rides Hellion BRAKELESS 7/5/2013 5:11 PM

I'm sure there will be an A Line version out soon. Those crazy kids are probably taking their brakes off right now.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/13/2013 9:56 PM

If Gwin wins...

I'm going to sell my current sized frame and get a larger one.

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Liked a comment on the item Dave Weagle Sues Giant for Patent Infringement 5/6/2013 8:25 PM

Copying actually stifles innovation in the long run, and in your proposed model shifts the balance of power to those already at the top (Giant, Trek, Specialized, etc... anyone with the capacity to copy and produce on a large scale at low cost and with substantial marketing force). Dave did...more

Liked a comment on the item Dave Weagle Sues Giant for Patent Infringement 5/5/2013 7:49 PM

Please read the suit before typing anymore. It answers all of your questions and assumptions

Liked a comment on the item Dave Weagle Sues Giant for Patent Infringement 5/5/2013 7:48 PM

Patent trolling? The man owns the patents and is defending himself against what he feels is theft from the largest bike company in the world. Good for him.

Sure the lawsuit (which it appears you likely didn't read) is the DW vesrsion of events as it should be, but one does not wisely take...more

Liked a comment on the item Dave Weagle Sues Giant for Patent Infringement 5/5/2013 7:45 PM

The lawsuit is an interesting read. Especially the timeline of events. Comparing the 2 designs (Maestro and DW link) I think most of us would agree they don't feel exactly alike. As much as I love the way Maestro rides, it seems like Dave is in the right to get what he wants.

Some good...more

Liked a comment on the item Dave Weagle Sues Giant for Patent Infringement 5/5/2013 1:59 PM

So a guy invents a completely new suspension system, files and gets patents on it, then some company steals his work and decides to string him along for years while pretending to negotiate around licensing the design, until the point where he's had it and decides to sue. And not only that, it...more

Liked a comment on the item Redalp Downhill and Enduro Bikes 2013 4/17/2013 10:05 PM

More like still-born by the looks of it

Liked a comment on the item Redalp Downhill and Enduro Bikes 2013 4/17/2013 10:05 PM

The chain system is a good idea, but that's about as far as the good goes on this bike. If this design is ever going to go anywhere other than uphill, that shock has got to be moved to provide for seat hight adjustment. It's really, really ugly too. Not the kind of Swiss design that I'm used...more

Liked a comment on the item Josh Patton's Airborne Pathogen 4/9/2013 5:04 PM

Bike of the Day April 9, 2013!

Liked a comment on the item Josh Patton's Airborne Pathogen 4/9/2013 5:04 PM

Congrats Josh! Thanks for the photo plug too

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Added reply in a thread Best freeride bike for 2500 and under 1/29/2013 6:32 PM

Specialized Status 1 is $2500.The Specialized Enduro Comp might be more what you're looking for, but it's $3,500. Maybe a Giant Reign 2, $2,400. If you're looking to pedal more than DH/FR I'd look at something like the Reign.

Liked a comment on the item The Coolest Kid's Bike Ever? Meet the Full Carbon Tramontane Cycles Mini-Frenzie 1/27/2013 8:14 AM

and went nowhere with it. You make one.

Liked a comment on the item #ThrowbackThursday - Josh Bender's Deer Valley Huck 1/24/2013 10:32 PM

Moar shimz. To he credit, Bender was a wildman and is a really nice dude.

Liked a comment on the item Airborne Bikes Signs Caroline Buchanan, Leaks New DH Bike 1/5/2013 9:30 PM

Transition made an awesome Ventana Cuervo. So yeah, it's been copied. Crabill rulz!!! ;-)

Liked a comment on the item The Evolution of the Morpheus Carbon Downhill Prototype 1/3/2013 6:33 PM

I think you have the wrong approach! using a shock to counteract a flawed pivot placement design sounds pretty dumb to me. Why not have a properly designed pivot location in the first place. Also no matter how good your shock is it can't change the crappy rear wheel path...more