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Added reply in a thread Bentonville, Arkansas, Trademarks *Mountain Biking Capital of the World* 7/1/2020 12:10 PM

“TEAM ROBOT stakes claim that headlines like this are officially considered clickbait.”

Liked a comment on the item #USDH National / NW Cup Tamarack Day 1 Video 6/29/2020 5:38 PM

Back in the day at Norba Nationals and World Cups at Big Bear and Mammoth, the euros would come over to race and have no clue how to handle the moon dust. It's fun to watch pros flail sometimes. Especially when you're rooting for an American.

Liked a comment on the item Turpen's High-Pivot 29er Prototype 6/25/2020 10:12 PM

Nice one Evan. I didn't know you could weld. Josh Walters here. We used to know each other back when I lived in Santa Cruz. I've made four of my own., two hardtails and two suspension bikes. The hardtails are dirt jumper/trials bikes and the suspension ones are a slopestyle bike and a DH bike based on...more

Added a comment about press release Commencal Launches the New 2021 Meta AM 29 6/23/2020 9:03 PM
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The weight sure doesn't help you if you have to climb 5000+ vertical feet in a day, but weight isn't the only variable. The reason pros ride heavy bikes is that they aren't willing to make the tradeoff for lighter-weight tires, suspension, brakes, wheels, tire inserts, and handlebars. Sure, pedaling an extra 5-6 pounds takes its toll, but how much does not having traction slow you down? What about worrying all the time about pinch flats? What about not being able to slow down? Everything is a tradeoff.

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Liked a comment on the item Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/23/2020 9:59 AM

Real world it goes back to the old school thing with Ned Overend & Tinker Juarez on stand up climbing versus seated. Your heartrate while seated climing is an average of 10 beats slower and efficiency over distance is not just cumulative, but has an exponential effect where you're...more

Liked a comment on the item Are Flat Pedals Less Efficient? 6/22/2020 8:51 PM

From what I have read in studies so far over the years, flat pedals are either the same or more efficient (when mountain biking).

I think there is some misguided opinions on this Just like when high pressures in tyres was thought to be a good thing when mountain biking (because it worked...more

Added reply in a thread When was the last time you had to hack a mountain bike repair? 6/22/2020 8:44 PM

One time I borrowed 8 rotor bolts off a wheelset and forgot to put them back on before a ride, leaving 2 rotor bolts per wheel. I rode for maybe 2 hours before my bike started to make a horrible knocking noise and pulsing when I braked. Turns out I'd

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Added a comment about photo Dak Gap at the Pumptrack 6/22/2020 2:43 PM
Dak Gap at the Pumptrack

I bet this looks even gnarlier in person.

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Liked a comment on the item Building a Bike Park 6/16/2020 6:24 PM

Luckily for snow summit they won't even have winter loading soon.

Liked a comment on the item The New Santa Cruz 5010 V4 vs. the Old 5010 V3 6/16/2020 6:23 PM

you're on to something. we kept it on the DL as much as possible, but definitely rode by plenty of people who didn't notice anything.

Liked a comment on the item The New Santa Cruz 5010 V4 vs. the Old 5010 V3 6/16/2020 6:22 PM

nah. Cushcore is the only way to support those things if it's really the tire one wants to run. Around here we call em the EXOonooooooo for a reason :-)

Added a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 6/15/2020 1:37 PM

I finally tried this and it took no time. I was just barely able to do it without removing my brake caliper. Fork feels better, and I think the total time needed was maybe 5 minutes. Feels like cheating, and I don't know why this would be a bad idea.

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Liked a comment on the item MEGA Range: SRAM Eagle Goes to 52 Teeth 6/13/2020 9:56 PM

42-52 wtf?!?!

Added reply in a thread is more expensive stuff worth it ? 6/13/2020 9:00 AM

Great list, Jeff231. I totally agree. Beyond those products, it all becomes tuning the parts on your bike for your personal preference, like bar width and angles, bar height, stem length, which brand of pedals you're comfy on, which saddle you like, ... more »

Liked a comment on the item MEGA Range: SRAM Eagle Goes to 52 Teeth 6/12/2020 9:26 PM

Smoother shifting would be nice but I'm not gonna go jam a cat into an ATM machine for a wider albeit gappy-er cassette.

Liked a comment on the item Brett Rheeder Starts Title MTB - A Mountain Bike Components Brand 6/9/2020 7:45 PM

"Since I wasn’t excited about the options that were available to me, I decided to design the parts myself." So I decided to design the most boring looking components I could.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Downhill Southeast Windrock 6/8/2020 3:57 PM

So we get NO explanation about why the empty shuttle truck & trailer are down the bank in the ditch? Wild times.

Liked a comment on the item eeBrake El Fuego - The Latest Baller Bike Part From Cane Creek 6/4/2020 5:55 PM

Tremendous stopping power