Liked a comment on the item Lay of the Land - Enduro World Series 3, Tweedlove, Scotland 5/29/2015 10:41 PM

I can't believe they are complaining about the stage? Its the same for everyone and if you put in the hard work in the offseason you should be loving it. Graves would be grinning ear to ear right now. racing is racing it doesn't matter if the course...more

Added a comment about feature What a Difference 5 Years Makes in MTB 5/4/2015 10:16 AM

i remember when i was hoping to buy a trek 8000. didn't have enough money at the time, but looking at it now makes me nostalgic for high-posting steep singletrack on my aluminum 26" hardtail... good times.

after three years with a dropper post, i sometimes wonder what would happen if i tried to go back.

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Added a comment about press release SRAM Introduces the New RAIL 40 Wheelset 5/1/2015 4:03 PM

first thought when i saw "SOLO SPOKE": [LINK TO IMAGE]

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Liked a comment on the item SRAM Introduces the New RAIL 40 Wheelset 5/1/2015 3:59 PM

Trade Mark it All, We Did Not Actually Change Anything, Who Are These Kooks, Branding By a First Grader

Added reply in a thread The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/28/2015 8:05 AM

"...it's obvious people are hooked on the simplicity and clean look of 1X systems, so making them more accommodating of a larger range of riders (fit or otherwise) is clearly a priority for all the brands." SRAM deserves credit for their marketing department. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 5:35 AM

If you're still struggling to climb with a 40t or 42t, get a damn 2x, you chain slapping hipster

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 5:35 AM

I wonder if the patent covers "extreme flex and sub standard shifting" ?

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 5:35 AM

is there some type of boy/girl scout merit badge being offered nowadays in the MTB world for riders who are "strong" enough to run a single ring or something??? JUST USE A 2X SYSTEM.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 5:34 AM

By the time you get these lard-ass cassettes bolted up and then you realize that your barely-worn single ring WILL need a chainguide in order to pound rock gardens with any haste without tossing a chain you will have saved no grams over...more

Started new thread The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/27/2015 2:35 PM

OneUp just released a 45t cog for Shimano cassettes. For the most part, I think, 'Why not?' If somebody wants to spend the cash to install a chainring-sized cog, and that helps them have fun on a bike, who am I to judge? On the other hand... Does anybody ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item QUALIFYING RESULTS, Port Angeles ProGRT / NW Cup 4/26/2015 3:43 AM

someone should sponsel him

Liked a comment on the item Prototype Ellsworth Moment 27.5 4/23/2015 3:30 AM

Way to resurrect the Joplin for the 2016 prototype build.

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/29/2015 1:45 PM

As much fun as that is to imagine, I think he's just using SRAM Matchmaker.

Added a comment about photo Prototype Michelin Tire 3/28/2015 4:40 AM

color looks like the old panaracer fire XC. i wonder what the the reasoning behind the choice is?

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill with his new Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/26/2015 1:30 PM

didn't realize that; my mistake. guess i just haven't seen them from this angle.

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill with his new Nukeproof DH Bike and Five Ten Shoes 3/26/2015 5:42 AM

looks like that section of the frame in front of the rear wheel is actually closed off. interesting move there. mud protection?

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Added a comment about photo Specialized SWAT Under Seat Storage 3/26/2015 5:36 AM

looks slick, but seems like you'd be guaranteed mud/dirt all over the threads of that CO2 cartridge. i also wonder whether there's any flexibility in this system for some of the things i used to put in my saddlebag, especially small bits like patches and a spare chain link.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/24/2015 5:16 PM

Pinkbike scoped out the custom link that Gwin/Brosnan have been running: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/aaron-gwins-troy-brosnan-specialized-demo-prototype.html Basically, the WC pros wanted slightly more progression in the suspension, so Big S CNC'd up some custom links.

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/23/2015 2:18 PM

Looks a lot more like the Sunn DH frame of a couple years ago, to me.

Obviously not an exact match, but the Canfield is a short dual-link design and this looks like a high single pivot with a pull-to-push linkage, a la the Sunn. (I know pull-to-push ... more »