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Added a comment to TheRage43's bike check 10/9/2020 7:34 AM
2020 Canfield Balance Limited Edition

Thanks iceman!

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Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/11/2017 10:20 AM
TheRage43

Loss of trail access is the big ticket. The various trail user groups throughout the US are very heavily anti-MTB. Mountain biker advocacy groups across the US have fought a long hard battle to get what little access we have. As of late, the fight has been going very well, mainly due to the advocacy groups showing that we, as MTB'ers, are willing to work WITH the other trail users and pay attention to the trail restrictions and regulations. Bike companies pushing their agenda with E-bikes and purposely making them nearly indistinguishable from regular mountain bikes just makes the fight harder for the entire MTB group. Keep sneaking these motorized vehicles onto non-motorized trails and watch as everything the MTB advocacy groups have done over the last 30 years get unwound and ALL trails will be hiking and equestrian ONLY.

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Added a comment about photo Airing it out on trail 2/22/2017 9:45 AM
Airing it out on trail

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/22/2017 8:08 AM
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All these great bikes but you left the best out? No Canfield Bros? Where's the love? I know they're not a large manufacturer, but they typically make designs a few years ahead of the pack that the big guys usually catch up to a few years later. Case in point, the CB Riot. Super progressive design from 2015 that these 2017 bikes are just beginning to adopt.

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Added a comment about video BacksideTrestle: It Keeps Getting Better 9/15/2016 6:28 PM

Trails are OK... Lift is only open on the weekends, and it can take only 2 bikes per 6 chairs so the line backs up quick! Looking forward to next year!

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Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Tubeless Conversion 5/9/2016 9:05 AM
TheRage43

Another Pro-Tip: Consider the layers of Gorilla Tape around the valve hole, imagine how thick and heavy the tape is when layered. If you start 1" away from the hole, wrap twice, and end 1" past the hole in the other direction... You now have 3 layers of tape around the valve hole. Coupled with the weight of the valve stem, you now have enough weight in that one spot to throw off the rotational balance enough where you can feel your wheels wobble in the air. This also creates a thickness difference in the tape and how the tire will sit against the rim, directly at the valve stem. To help counter-act these effects, I start my wrap at 180 degrees opposing the valve stem, 2 full wraps and end the second wrap directly at the position where I started. This gives you a nice uniform wrap with no bulges or weight imbalance, while still retaining a full 2 layers over all of the holes.

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Added a comment about video Homemade Hoverbike 4/30/2016 5:01 PM

Super cool! Until you stick a limb into one of those blades....

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Added a comment about feature An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 9:31 AM
TheRage43

Thank god someone else said this!

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Added a comment about feature An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 9:29 AM
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Added a comment about news blog FOX Buys "Certain Assets" of Marzocchi MTB 10/19/2015 3:57 PM
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Bummer...

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Added a comment about news blog The 5 Top Scoring Runs From Rampage 2015 10/18/2015 9:27 AM
TheRage43

Yep, and explains why Lacondegay and Faggy went all "get off my lawn" on the other riders... Competition is stupid now.

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Added a comment to AndrewR's bike check 9/30/2015 3:00 PM
2014 Nomad 3 XTR Di2-ENVE

This build doesn't look expensive, not at all...

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Added a comment about photo Flower Jump 9/8/2015 6:22 PM
Flower Jump

I require....


A shrubbery!

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Added a comment to TheRage43's bike check 6/25/2015 7:01 AM
2015 Canfield Jedi 650-BOS

Thanks!

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Added a comment about video How-To: Wash Your Bike 3/22/2015 7:34 AM

I take issue with this description.. If you use a MRP guide, they recommend against using anything citrus related to clean your chain. Also, if you lube your chain directly after cleaning it, the cleaning agent will immediately begin breaking down the lube you just applied. Truthfully you DO NOT need to buy any fancy cleaners or bike-specific products. I use a light mixture of of a soft soap like dish washing liquid over most of the bike. IF my gears and chain are gunked up badly, they get completely removed and cleaned with a hard cleaner like Simple Green, then they completely dry before going back on and getting lubed.

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