Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 2:04 PM

You don't want the tracks to get gnarlier?

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 1:31 PM

I agree, I didn't think I would hear that from Niko. Didn't he essentially go out on his own and create the V-process because he wasn't happy with other frames. He had radical geometry and technology that was ahead of everyone else and won a ton of races. Seems like a pot/kettle...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 1:27 PM

It is not certain that larger wheel sizes are less beneficial for shorter riders.

Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 1:26 PM

I don't think it's as big an issue as people make out. I never got buzzed but I only had 150mm travel, Luca said he got buzzed but didn't seem to give two shits about it, same as getting muddy - just a fact of riding a bike

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 12:20 PM

What's the wheelbase of gregs bike? Is he not already at an unfair advantage by your logic? I mean Brosnan isn't gonna be able to pilot that thing 29" or not. Gregs height means he can utilise a more stable bike than shorter guys, he should be banned from competing cus he's too massive.

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Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 12:16 PM

Wow. I'm pretty shocked.

I figured both Nico and Fabien would love the bigger wheel as they both seemed to do whatever was needed technologically to eek out more speed.

Larger riders have disadvantages in places, advantages in other places. Bigger wheels will be the same way.

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 12:15 PM

That's the worst point that keeps cropping up. The exact same thing happens whenever a new innovation or improvement hits the circuit - carbon frames and components, somebody develops a glue-like tyre compound, somebody develops a super controlled damper (that smooths out terrain just like a 29er wheel btw). Etc etc, eventually everyone develops (copies) their own carbon frame, their own tyre, their own dampers and everyone's back on the same page...until the next thing comes along. It's precisely how competition drives innovation.
Besides that your (and Brendan's and Loic's) argument assumes that a 29er wheel will be faster and we simply do not know that it will in competition. Getting the right combination of wheelsize and bike set up for a given rider on a given track is what's fastest, we don't know that will always be a 29er for every track and every rider.
Good Santa Cruz. Would you rather nobody tried because "29ers are..."

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 12:06 PM

I'm 5'6" and never had an issue riding a 29er. I don't k ow why everyone assumes that small riders can't ride them or even why tall people think they fit them better than a shorter rider.

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Added a comment about feature Rob Warner's Commencal Meta AM V4.2 4/18/2017 1:29 AM

This is one of the best things ever, can't believe there aren't more comments. Dunno why but Warner's BS is very enjoyable to listen to. And can we have a check on his TR too? Surely he doesn't run 203s on that as well? Probably does actually thinking about it

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Liked a comment on the item Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc Trail Bike 4/4/2017 1:03 PM

i am surprised to see an ardent on there in the exo casing. i am no where near the rider peaty is and not his size and i tear that tire on local trails; i can't imagine that tire lasting long under peaty

Added a comment about feature Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc Trail Bike 4/4/2017 1:01 PM

NOT a short stem

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Added a comment about feature Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc Trail Bike 4/4/2017 1:00 PM

I think he's used the Ardent on the back for a long time now. Guess he just got used to it and likes it and doesn't read many comments sections ;-)

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Liked a comment on the item Iron Horse Sunday! 4/1/2017 6:53 AM

Too short cord :c

Added a comment to Jaca o_x's bike check 3/31/2017 7:39 AM

Classic. Dubious brake line routing. But very cool nonetheless.

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Liked a comment on the item Iron Horse Sunday! 3/31/2017 7:37 AM

When you slackwn head angle,angle goes down , not up (eg. 67 to 65) so yes, -2 would be right

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Colour matching is a crime.

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Added a comment about feature Pro Bike Check: Josh Bryceland's Santa Cruz V10cc 3/1/2017 8:41 AM

I thought he liked his suspension quite soft?? Don't remember where I read that but guess I was wrong?

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Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Josh Bryceland's Santa Cruz V10cc 3/1/2017 8:39 AM

bike check for his 5010 please, thank you.

Added a comment about feature Pro Bike Check: Josh Bryceland's Santa Cruz V10cc 3/1/2017 8:39 AM

Just tell me where I can't get the saddle damnit

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