Added a comment about feature Introducing the All-New 2019 RockShox BoXXer 4/18/2018 8:54 AM
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So the OEM base fork got MORE expensive?

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Added a comment about product review First Rides: The Reborn 2019 Marzocchi Bomber Z1 Fork 4/10/2018 8:21 AM
Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Rob Warner 4/4/2018 8:15 AM
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Funny that he openly stated why he moved on from Commencal. Most would just take the P.C. route and say something bland. Spomer, if you'll let me know before you quiz someone next time, I'd love to offer up a few extra topics to toss around. With Warner, there were a few I'd love to have him talk about at length because there's got to be some insane stories and golden bits. For example, the bikes at the time he was racing, it wasn't so much the fastest rider winning, but the rider who's bike didn't explode. Also, his quirk about refusing to change kit or let his mechanic wash his bike after qualifying...I really wanted to hear his in depth reasoning behind that superstition. Another thing I'd love for him to touch on was the difference in the tracks at that point being more fitness oriented than todays, with the beatdown the riders took and the larger volume of sprinting, even CLIMBING, on those tracks. Tracks back then seemed way more fitness and pedaling intensive than anything on the circuit these days.

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Added reply in a thread UCI Rule Changes for 2018 4/4/2018 7:52 AM

,This change is a RedBull influence and not necessarily a good influence. They're pulling top 80 to condense the live show gap from women to men. It also cuts out the opportunity for small manufacturers, smaller teams & advertisers (who ironically ... more »

Added a comment about press release Zerode Announces Sponsorship of Sam Shaw for 2018 4/3/2018 6:56 PM
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A single 2 hour plus ride with tons of short switchbacks and up and downs all over a place called Bent Creek. I fully understand that you might can figure out when to guess to pre-shift that tranny, but no one actually knows for sure exactly when they need to shift. You can successfully actively pedal and downshift on any modern drivetrain EXCEPT this one. I didn't say "Nobody buy it". You wanna ride or race on that tranny and guess the right upshift before you need it without putting pressure on the pedals, go for it.
Sure, I got back to the shop and said "only gotta lube the chain" but I'll take any other shifting option and whatever flaws it has OVER this with what is a massive issue. ZERO ability to upshift into easy gears while pedaling.

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Added a comment about press release Zerode Announces Sponsorship of Sam Shaw for 2018 4/3/2018 2:36 PM
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Oh so you're saying I made the article about me and my experience, Mike Levy's experience and every other person that was at the bike demo with me's experience instead of The Stoke for this kid. My apologies. But if anybody is going to spend that kind of Loot on that bike all of them need to put in way more time to make sure it's actually worth way more money

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Enduro World Series Colombia Race Day 4/3/2018 2:29 PM
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Ironically, you are 100% right. My guess is that Graves is getting too old and just riding haggard is why he's breaking stuff. I know that's what happens to me these days. (Not being serious in the slightest Grubby)

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Added a comment about press release Zerode Announces Sponsorship of Sam Shaw for 2018 4/3/2018 2:03 PM
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You should read the article on Pinkbike about how it shifts and it explains it better. I found myself stuck like a statue on a bike in a track stand with NO ability to change gears. As long as you have a decent load on the pedals going uphill the easiest 3-4 gears aren't accessible at all. You try to turn the shifter and NO amount of force will shift it. You have to pre-shift well in advance, meaning you have to KNOW what gear you want, not just pedal and continue to downshift as you find what gear your legs can handle. You can't feel out the torque needed on a Pinion gearbox like you can with a standard drivetrain. I can't stress enough that pedal pressure going uphill at slow speeds on this bike is a virtual LOCKOUT at the shifter. You can't turn the shifter at all until you float a pedal backwards (because you can't COAST UPHILL).

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Added a comment about press release Zerode Announces Sponsorship of Sam Shaw for 2018 4/3/2018 12:35 PM
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Zero ability to panic shift on sudden uphills. For everything else, works.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Enduro World Series Colombia Race Day 4/3/2018 12:33 PM
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Graves damage got me to thinking about how to salvage a weekend of riding if you snapped your shifter and I found a somewhat useful tip. Pin the bolt . Set the chain on a gear you can use, pull the cable out the front of the shifter housing and pin the cable down to a bolt on the bar/frame acting as a pinch bolt to keep tension on the derailleur. Then you'll have a single speed. Tune with the barrel adjuster to the gear and enjoy. Sounds smart in theory, tough to execute in reality probably. Is Graves able to have a new one installed at the liason?

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Added reply in a thread Nathan Rennie Vs Dwayne Johnson 3/31/2018 10:23 PM

If you pause it once you can see the uphill slope of the course, that spectator was 4 feet off trail and that had the be on purpose because that rock was flying when it went in front of Rennie. It would have to rolled from way up the hill to get that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Nathan Rennie Vs Dwayne Johnson 3/31/2018 10:18 PM

A single rock at the National DH race at Sugar Mountain neutralized something like 6 of the top 10 pros during finals. After a quick rock chute, there was a small roller out on to the ski slope you pumped/sprinted off (a sort of dip). A really wide rock ... more »

Added a comment about slideshow DAY 1, DUSTED - RACE ACTION AND INTERVIEWS - Enduro World Series, Lo Barnechea, Chile 3/25/2018 10:06 AM
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Sunburn in every turn. Looks so drifty. @svenmartin did you actually walk that 18 minute stage top to bottom???

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Added a comment about product review The Champ’s New Pads: We Ride Sam Hill’s Signature 7iDP Knee Protectors 3/19/2018 10:34 AM
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I didn't like that about the TLD Speed Knee. The upper sleeve just drooped right down. The Raid has a more rigid material on the upper part so it doesn't just sag or bunch off the crease of my knee/quad area. Make sense?
Also, you can't chat me.up on here and ignore all my emails.My skull will explode.

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Added a comment about product review The Champ’s New Pads: We Ride Sam Hill’s Signature 7iDP Knee Protectors 3/19/2018 10:31 AM
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In the photo where he has his leg up pulling them on, the lycra/spandex portion and cuff of the retention sleeve only go to the smallest part of his quad. Any leg warmer or knee pad I have ever owned; that material immediately slides down off my quad. If that sleeve does not extend at least PAST the thickest part of my quad/thigh, it works it's way off the same as if you had a pair of socks that don't stay up on your calf, yet a ski sock extends PAST the largest part of your calf & stays put.
I've bought socks that if they sit at the middle or just below the middle of my calves, they work down as I move and I hate them.
I realize the pad will not slide down, I'm just talking about the sleeve.

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Added a comment about product review The Champ’s New Pads: We Ride Sam Hill’s Signature 7iDP Knee Protectors 3/17/2018 6:43 AM
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The fitment looks like knee warmers, which on thicker thighs, slide right down unless they are ppinned to your thigh by a liner short.

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Added a comment about photo 2018 Giant Factory Off-Road Team Bikes - Marcelo Gutierrez's Giant Glory Advanced 3/15/2018 2:03 PM
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I'd ride it like I stole, which I'd have to...

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - RACE DAY, Windrock Pro Gravity Tour 3/12/2018 11:15 AM
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...and every time we rode there, we'd always say "This place is World Cup level".
Big props to the crews that bled this place into existence! Have ridden there since 2000 I think & always amazing me that until this year, every inch was cut by hand.

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Added a comment about photo Yellow Prototype GT DH Bike 3/9/2018 4:32 PM
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External cable routing! Sweet

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Added a comment about photo The Syndicate's DH Wheels 3/9/2018 4:29 PM
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Schraeder valve. Sweet

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