Added a comment to Bouba's bike check 9/25/2018 3:05 PM

Any issues with the seals on the coil shock? I have a Mach 5.5 and a Phoenix DH bike. I would like to try a Fox DHX2 on it but Pivot seems against coils on their DW Links

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Added a comment about video Elevating MTB Wheel Design: See the New Roval Traverse Lineup 9/25/2018 2:58 PM

I am pretty much a hub/wheel purist (J bend spokes, not proprietary hole patterns or hole #'s). I've been building wheels since 1994. That said, the actual hub flanges her intrique me a bit.

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 9/20/2018 5:00 PM

Maybe to you. But a vast majority of sponsors disagree with you. The numbers don't lie

Liked a comment on the item Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 9/18/2018 12:44 PM

'Democrats, or Republicans' was not mentioned. I hope you do see the relevance of the cost of cycling goods to a cycling site though. News that will most likely affect everyone should just be seen as that, news, not bias. Plus, this article had good arguments...more

Liked a comment on the item Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 9/18/2018 12:44 PM

An example would be the cotton gin and how it eliminated the need for the hard labor aspect of picking cotton. The bike industry is hopefully headed for it's cotton gin type of technological leap soon.

Liked a comment on the item Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 9/18/2018 12:44 PM

Industrial automation is the next big shift in technology. Jobs just change. When it comes to welding and milling again raising prices force technological innovation. We went to Asia for many aspects of manufacturing due to lower labor costs. If we can replace...more

Added a comment about video Built for Speed: Dakotah Norton on the Devinci Wilson 29 9/13/2018 4:04 PM

The demand is completely there, especially for taller guys (I am not one at 5'-8"). Many guy I know who shred hard are ridding newer gen 29" trail/enduro bikes and a few have 29" DH bikes. They love them . Devinci provides both 27.5" and 29" Great day for choices. Racers play with flip chips a good bit depending on the courses...even average racers.

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Added reply in a thread Are today's entry level DH bikes as good as high end of the past? 9/13/2018 10:26 AM

I am 44, raced expert/semi-pro NORBA and regional stuff mid 1990's to 2002 or so. The entry level YT just released is better in every way than bikes of that era. Brakes, geometry, tires, suspension, sifting, chain retention, etc. Bikes 6-10 years ago ... more »

Added a comment about video Built for Speed: Dakotah Norton on the Devinci Wilson 29 9/13/2018 9:48 AM

Crap. I was up at Whistler a few weeks ago. Let's just say me going thru the D1 line isn't quite as smooth and steezy as Dakotah's. Haha!

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 9/12/2018 12:20 PM

Thank you for the logic and intelligent response onenerdykid*. What the cameras didn't show was he was talking to a few folks out of picture as well. Later he is sitting there chilin like the rest of them

Added a comment about press release The $2,699 DH BIKE - NEW YT TUES AL 9/12/2018 10:17 AM

I've never seen a Canyon DH bike in the wild and I see a good many DH bikes out here.

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Added a comment about photo WINNING BIKE - Rachel Atherton's Trek Session 9/10/2018 7:50 PM

I know a lot of riders who prefer slightly worn grips to new ones.

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Rachel Atherton's Trek Session 9/10/2018 7:50 PM

Props to Sven, he had a hard job keeping that bike standing. How do you photographers deside who has to do it? Do you draw straws?
PS, I guess if I was Rachel I would have asked for new grips at least by Saturday. Those things...more

Liked a comment on the item POV - Luca Shaw at World Champs Downhill 9/8/2018 4:43 PM

Dear Santa (Cruz)
Thank You, this was so much better than the part Shaw/ part Minnaar edit you put out at La Bresse

Added reply in a thread 2018 DH World Championships Bikes 9/7/2018 10:59 AM

She is so Rad and so far ahead of all other juniors it's embarrassing almost. Such a lack of competition in the women's junior field or is she just a phenom?

Liked a comment on the item The Fight for the Rainbow Jersey on Red Bull TV 9/4/2018 1:35 PM

WTH!!!!!! They haven’t got this sorted yet. How can they show world cups all year then not show the world champs? They can’t show it in Canada? Again? Ya no one in Canada rides a mt bike. Ridiculous/rant

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 8/28/2018 3:13 PM

Haha! Yes! Be really cool to see whatever custom bike Gwin wants/needs painted up with 'Factory Strider' similar to the way other bike companies 'painted' up Intense frames 20 years ago.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin Discusses Racing His New 29er DH Bike 8/22/2018 4:00 PM

Maybe. Lets look at this (Whistler EWS)

Sam does count and 100% could pick the Mega 290. He picks the 275.
Martin has a 130mm 29er to pick if he'd like. Word is its easy to long stroke to 140mm (same travel as a lot of other 29ers)
Eddie was on a 29er
Nocolai was on the Torque (27.5)
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