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Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/27/2016 8:15 AM

I'm very picky about the rise speed of my seatpost. I have exactly 23psi in my Command Post. Any more or any less and it drives me (my) nuts. Too fast and your balls get smacked off; too slow and that extra microsecond you're waiting for the post to ... more »

Reply to Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 3:53 PM

Haha, SWAT Hate. That should be a proper term! Let the haters hate, they're the ones missing out. I always hear, "Specialized is all marketing." Well, if their marketing department is the one actually engineering the SWAT stuff, keep on marketing it. ... more »

Reply to Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 3:51 PM

Only for rides that are 3+ hours. For all else, I use the Specialized SWAT stuff to carry what I need on my person.

Reply to What do you think about electronic MTB components? 6/1/2014 10:52 AM

This is awesome. I can't wait. Cyclists are a strange bunch—they cherish 19th-century bike technology, love old school stuff, idolize handbuilt, worship V-brakes, yet arrive at the trailhead in 2015 BMWs wearing polyester clothing (and not cotton overalls ... more »

Reply to Specialized 650b tires 2/21/2014 9:36 AM

Specialized must cave in to the whiny din of internet forums. I'm starting a movement that they release a unicycle. I mean, how's that any different--logically and rationally speaking--from the 650b movement? The 650b movement was borne out of boredom ... more »

Reply to mountain bike injuries down 56-percent 2/9/2011 10:24 AM

In unrelated news, the number of trails closed to mountain bikes has increased 56% in the last 14 years.