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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/20/2017 8:52 PM
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Looking at our suspension analysis (now above), it's clear this bike will ride best for most with an air shock.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/20/2017 8:50 PM
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It's slightly progressive, actually. We added a suspension analysis to this feature after it went live.

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Added a comment about video MOTIVE is Now Available 11/18/2017 10:23 AM
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Saw the full video live at Crankworx. SUCH a good one! Will be snagging it on iTunes for sure.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Bontrager's High-Value Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheelset 11/14/2017 8:19 AM
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Thanks for the feedback, BergMann. You'll note that we clearly indicated the weight as "claimed" for full transparency so as not to take away from the objectivity of said review. We'll weigh more products in the future. Our focus has been and will continue to be actual ride quality and product longevity.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Bontrager's High-Value Line Pro 30 Carbon Wheelset 11/14/2017 8:17 AM
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Great question. We've updated the review to contain warranty details.

The wheels are backed by a 30-day unconditional guarantee ("think of it as a 30-day test ride"), two-year warranty, as well as a discounted Carbon Care guarantee. Read more here: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/inside_trek/warrantied_for_life/

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Added a comment about feature Why Are E-Bikes Such a Touchy Subject in the U.S.? 11/11/2017 10:47 AM
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Related, IMBA has just updated their position on e-bikes. It now reads:

IMBA is supportive of Class 1 eMTB access to non-motorized trails when the responsible land management agency, in consultation with local mountain bikers, deem such eMTB access is appropriate and will not cause any loss of access to non-motorized bikes. IMBA recognizes that changes in design, technology and the numbers of eMTB users is evolving, and believes these bikes can be managed in a sustainable way for both the environment and other trail users.

“First and foremost, we advocate for access for traditional, non-motorized mountain bikes. IMBA does not advocate for access for eMTBs. But, IMBA and mountain bikers need to be at the table for all conversations that discuss access for eMTBs to non-motorized trails that are open to bikes,” said Dave Wiens, IMBA Executive Director.

“Currently, the US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are clear that they are managing all eMTBs as motor vehicles. But for countless state, county, municipal and other parks and open space trails, there is much uncertainty and confusion. Our position reflects the importance of having local land managers and local mountain bikers involved in decisions to allow eMTB access to non-motorized trails and underscores the importance of maintaining access for traditional, non-motorized bicycles. This topic is being driven by rapidly evolving technology and we recognize that everyone involved needs to be engaged, prepared for challenges and solution-oriented.”


Read more: https://www.imba.com/blog/supporter/imba-updates-emtb-position-statement

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels 11/9/2017 3:15 PM
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Added a comment about product review First Look: Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels 11/8/2017 10:25 AM
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From the Santa Cruz website:

Lifetime Warranty
Lifetime. No gimmicks. Not limited. If you do actually manage to break our rim while out riding, we'll replace it for free. And probably high five you in the process! If it gets run over by a truck we'll help you out with a low cost accidental 'crash replacement', because life's too short to argue. We know riding time's too precious to keep you waiting, so we'll do our best to sort you out fast.

Never Miss A Ride
If you buy a set of our wheels, or they come as stock equipment on a bike you buy, they're covered by a lifetime warranty. If you break a rim, just fill out the warranty form, and we'll get a replacement headed your way within 24 hours. Simple as that. If you're on vacation, we can even ship a new wheel to wherever you're staying.

If you break a wheel through some momentary lapse of judgement, just get in touch with our warranty department and we'll still help you out. We stand behind our products, and we want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're ever unhappy, give us a call or shoot us an email and we'll try to make it right.

Make sure you take a minute to register for your warranty so that we can process your claim as quickly as possible if the need ever arises. We'll keep that image of your receipt on file so you never have to worry about proving that you're the original owner.

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Added a comment to briceps's bike check 10/31/2017 12:59 AM
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My man! Thanks for doing all that research.

Mind if I ask your weight and spring weight?

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Added a comment about product review Long Term Tested: 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 10/26/2017 6:51 PM
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Some thoughts on the Jeffsy that may help your decision: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/YT/Jeffsy-CF-Comp-1,18083#product-reviews/2662

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Added a comment about product review Long Term Tested: 2018 Santa Cruz Hightower LT 10/26/2017 1:30 PM
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Jeff's take on the Yeti: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Yeti/SB5-5c-X01,17297#product-reviews/2455/expand

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Added a comment about product review THE SMASH! Riding Guerrilla Gravity's New Rock Crusher 10/26/2017 10:48 AM
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Cameron, in that configuration the bike requires more of a spin-to-win climbing method.

"Pedaling up a technical and steep rocky road to access Ridge Trail, Snake Charmer, and Medicine Man we noted a big increase in rear wheel traction on the loose soil. The added suppleness of the coil shock kept the wheel glued to ground. Switching to the shock's firmer climb setting was too firm, however, and it lost the compliance that made it so good. Settling back in the open mode we adopted a spin-to-win climbing strategy and it worked well with the bike's relatively high 345mm (13.6-inch) bottom bracket helping to avoid any crank spikes as we ascended through the chunk."

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Added a comment about product review Testing the Ultra-Convenient Yakima Dr.Tray Hitch Rack 10/26/2017 5:43 AM
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The most popular style of fender (Marsh Guard, etc) will be fine with this design. Those that stick out in front of the fork a ways may have interference issues.

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Added a comment about photo enjoy Autumn 10/24/2017 2:14 PM
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Nice photo!

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Added a comment about video You've Got to Bring Your Balls! See How Carson Storch Prepped for Rampage in 'Hometown to Hucksville' 10/24/2017 2:37 AM
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That's a spacer used on the Rocky Mountain Maiden when rocking 26-inch wheels. Learn more here.

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Added a comment about photo SLAYERIZED 10/16/2017 2:14 PM
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Very cool!

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Added a comment about video Sun Up to Sundown - An Incredible C3 Video with Casey Brown 10/6/2017 3:18 PM
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BLASTING!

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Added a comment about product review Rocky Mountain Instinct Carbon 50 10/3/2017 10:43 AM
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Solid review effort, Owen! Thanks for submitting it.

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Added a comment about video Back in the flow: Dan Atherton's Red Bull Hardline Finals run on GoPro 9/29/2017 1:58 PM
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We just added Craig's run to this post for another (clear) view. Pinned!

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Added a comment about feature End Trail Hanger! A Taste-Tester's Guide to Sports Nutrition from Interbike 2017 9/29/2017 1:02 PM
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Good advice. Luckily you can with many of these!

Though a bit harder to come by than the items featured in this article, lately I've been a fan of Tailwind Nutrition's drink mixes. It's basically human rocket fuel you can drink.

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