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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 7:02 PM
bambam

Sorry, my point was I dont ever take my bike to the shop to cut the bars and now I have to get a jig or shop it. Its adding cost or hassle to something I can do with a hacksaw in 10 minutes for standard grips.

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 6:36 PM
bambam

So after you buy the $65 Park tool saw guide you can buy the $15 adaptor to cut bars on an angle for a problem we didnt know we had? Sure.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/16/2015 2:35 PM

Theres 2 things that make the Santacruz ruling a farce. The first is that their Jerseys look more like each other than last year and apparently the UCI was ok with them then. The second is that the UCI is quite happy for team Astana to race this year ... more »

Added a comment about photo Lars Sternberg on 2015 Shimano XTR 9000 11-speed at Enduro World Series 4/18/2014 12:55 AM
Lars Sternberg on 2015 Shimano XTR 9000 11-speed at Enduro World Series

Exactly! If Graves isn't being given the new XTR why the hell not? Did no one at Shimano notice his performance last year?

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Added a comment about feature Jared Graves - DH World Championships, South Africa 9/4/2013 6:12 PM
bambam

Well Graves raced the XC and DH at the Aus nationals this year and placed 7th and 2nd. Tomac was a legend no doubt about it but I the racers are more specialised now than then, Tomac probably did both races on the same bike.

Lets not forget Graves also raced BMX at the Olympics

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Fox D.O.S.S. Adjustable Seatpost 11/3/2012 7:47 PM
bambam

I like the idea of the 3 positions rather than infinite adjustable travel, the simplicity of just throwing a lever and knowing where your seat will be appeals to me a lot, in fact I was looking at a Command post for this exact reason.
Having said that I havent bought an adjustable seat post yet, I think ill wait for the Thomson in the end and im pretty sure thats infinite travel.....

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Added a comment about news blog 2013 UCI World Cup Downhill Schedule 11/1/2012 7:02 PM
bambam

I think you missed the point I was trying to make. I think there should be a round in the states and Canada too, I think it grows the sport having WC rounds there. Theres a huge existing and growing fan base in countries with massive populations whats to lose by having rounds there?

I was having a crack at some of the comments on here moaning about a conspiracy against Gwin with the choice of champs venue and the big moan about juniors in the US by pointing out that everyone is in the same boat. Im not putting Gwin on a pedestal but the people who think the UCI are conspiring against him certainly are!

The Sth Africans, Australians and Americans all do a truckload of traveling.

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Added a comment about news blog 2013 UCI World Cup Downhill Schedule 11/1/2012 4:12 PM
bambam

The South African world champs was announced LAST SEASON if people had been paying attention so this idea that Gwin didnt win there so Whitely convinced the UCI to put it there is just ridiculous. Just because Gwin is killing it doesnt mean that the USA deserve preferential treatment for World Cup rounds.

How many World Cup rounds did Australia get when Hill, Kovarik, Rennie, Hannah etc etc were smashing everyone? 1.Was it ongoing? Nope.

How do Aussie juniors get a chance to improve and showcase their talent? Same way they always have, they go to Europe and race, which is what the Americans and EVERYONE ELSE will have to do too. Is it expensive? Try flying to Europe from Australia some time.....

Is the race season too short and too close together? Absolutely! Would I like to see a WC in Canada or the USA? Certainly. Is the UCI trying to sabotage DH in the US and is involved in a conspiracy to stop Gwin? Of course not, grow up.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2013 Specialized P.Slope - Ready For Anything 8/20/2012 1:47 PM
First Look: 2013 Specialized P.Slope - Ready For Anything

Hmmm its probably been said but looks like a Dobermann

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ozf_vjd4cPg/SM7HdeeLvxI/AAAAAAAAAeM/4FOh8T6qFdM/s1600-h/2009flyerLepink.jpg

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Added a comment about feature Tested: Easton's Havoc 35 Bars and Stems - Is Bigger Really Better? 5/21/2012 5:14 PM
bambam

SO if the 31.8 version is 'bombproof' and Easton recommends it if you want to cut your bars down below 750mm why do we need this bigger bar?
- He was unnerved getting back on his old bars. Was that because of all those bar failures you'd suffered from with them?
- No, it was because (according to the reviewer) when your bar flexes, it returns at the same rate. Which is why your bars shake perpetually when you flex them, even after you've stepped off the bike and gone to get a drink. You come back the next week and there they are still shaking. The rate never diminishes. Bigger bars don't do this because the extra money you pay soaks up the vibration. Isaac Newton proved this.

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Added a comment about video UCI Mountain Bike 4X World Championships Highlights Video 9/5/2011 2:34 PM

Graves had a flat tyre, hence the bike cursing. I dont think he would have won with a flat somehow.

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Added a comment about photo Jill Kintner, First Place Overall at the Triple DHip 6/20/2011 1:38 AM
Jill Kintner, First Place Overall at the Triple DHip

I cant find any other races that pay equally because none of them do(and im sure you knew that), im not attacking this race in particular I just think its a big pay margin between the 2. For what its worth the amount that this race pays and how far down the line it pays is awesome (down to 12th I think) I just wish the womens field in general was a little closer to parity.

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Added a comment about photo Jill Kintner, First Place Overall at the Triple DHip 6/19/2011 8:58 PM
Jill Kintner, First Place Overall at the Triple DHip

So Kintner wins every stage of the race and doesnt even get as much cash as third place in the men? Seems fair......

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Added a comment about video World's First 'Special Flip' by Special Greg 3/31/2011 3:06 AM

Its official, its now gymnastics with bikes.

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