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Added reply in a thread Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/21/2020 1:57 PM

In the past several years of riding mountain trails, shuttle trails, and the occasional bike park, I have not come across many trails where I believe a full on DH bike would be demonstrably faster than something like the new Enduro, Geometron G1, etc. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item SuperMega 10/19/2020 2:14 PM

Tremendous tremendous ride you've got there.

Added reply in a thread is more expensive stuff worth it ? 10/19/2020 2:13 PM

Impressive list, who did your service? I'm surprised you recited it verbatim last week.

Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/19/2020 1:07 PM

I don't understand why people think being in the air or on the ground makes a difference for going out of the course, nothing in the rules states or suggests this matters. Same with the people considering "advantage" gained or not. That is in the old ... more »

Liked a comment on the item USA Cycling Names 2020 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams 9/20/2020 6:09 AM

Umm...pretty easy. You get tested at airport on arrival. US ski team has been in Austria for a couple of weeks. Luca Shaw has been racing and training in Europe for a couple of months.

Added a comment about feature Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/1/2020 2:16 PM

That off line mishap with the 29 was worth at least 4.5 seconds given the long flat afterwards. This was a great video, hopefully you guys do more of the back to back stuff with timing in the future! Maybe a Sender vs. Demo run on WC in Durango?

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Liked a comment on the item Privateer's E-161 E-Bike is Coming 8/31/2020 10:54 PM

Don’t be dumb

Added reply in a thread Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/18/2020 1:20 PM

What sort of jumps are you talking about? If you are dirt jumping in the traditional sense, a hardtail 26" or BMX bike are going to be best and make a really big difference for your comfort and ability compared to the Sentinel you're riding (not that ... more »

Added a comment about feature 11 Mountain Bikes Under $3,800 6/2/2020 7:35 PM

The nomad has paper tires that need to be replaced before a parking lot test. The Ibis looks awesome.

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Added a comment to Gsteder's bike check 5/26/2020 8:10 AM
2020 Transition Scout

Because of the very uncomfortable Vans grips?

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Liked a comment on the item The Rockiest Course Ever - Sam Pilgrim Previews the Losinj World Cup DH Track 5/13/2020 10:42 AM

Not defending it but he was able to pedal to the top, no uplift. Try that on a traditional DH is the point.

Added reply in a thread 2.3mm rotors on Shimano brakes? 5/6/2020 10:34 PM

I would like to know this answer as well! ^ I don't enjoy how much throw there is until pad contact and it forces me to run my levers farther out than I would prefer.

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 9:47 AM

65 should be seen as 'about average' for any mtb in 2020. You wait, in 2022 the Reactor Mk2 will have this 'revolutionary' new geometry.
Face, palm...

I've actually got a Vitus Mythique and it's great now I fitted a Superstar -2 angle set.
At least you used a 44/56mm head...more

Liked a comment on the item Nukeproof Introduces Limited Edition Reactor 290c ST 4/27/2020 9:46 AM

Yet another brand new high end bike that requires an angle set straight out of the box. Why are we still obsessed with near-vertical head angles?
It's 2020, I thought we'd been through this?

To be clear: 66.8 is not, has never been, and will never be what should be considered...more

Added reply in a thread Bike upgrade suggestions 3/26/2020 6:25 PM

New tires, brake pads and/or rotors, or a new seat if the current one is not comfortable for 1hr + rides. Brakes are the things I am most particular about and new pads can completely and positively change the feel of your bike. A good set of Galfer metallic ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Updated With New Dates - 2020 Sea Otter Classic Rescheduled 3/10/2020 8:54 PM

The races have less than 10,000 entrants between all disciplines. They see more than 75,000 additional spectators. I’m suggesting that they hold the races as scheduled, but postpone the trade show where people are clamoring over each other for free stickers and funnel cake

Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: U.S. National DH Windrock Elite Race 3/9/2020 8:17 PM

Don't forget Charlie's 4th at Maribor and Gwin's 5th at Leogang! Also Amaury's run at Les Gets was one of the best I've ever seen, the left hander he jumped into alsmost missing the rut in the top half was just insane (along with every other corner on the hill). It was hands down the most French race run ever given Bastille day, being in France, and being so, so commited.

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Added a comment about press release Results - Trophy of Nations 10/1/2019 11:06 AM

They are all combined times, it's just that stage one was the longest, between 1.5 and 2.5 times further distance than the other stages.

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Liked a comment on the item Pit Puzzle - Greg's V10 with New/Longer Rear End 7/8/2019 7:17 AM

Kiran MacKinnon (works for SC) using the same idea: shorter reach, backwards buzzworks and longer stays. He and I talked about it at Tamarack and he thinks it's all relation of body weight/position to BB. he also thinks longer reach is yanking riders too far forward these...more

Liked a comment on the item Pit Puzzle - Greg's V10 with New/Longer Rear End 7/8/2019 7:17 AM

477mm rear end, and interestingly they got rid of the Buzzworks headset to make the front end 8mm shorter. All my life I've heard how short chainstays corner better, but Greg seems to be doing fine on the limousine. I hope all the engineers at SC talk to each other, because...more