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One of the coolest things in MTB I've seen in a while...

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Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/7/2015 9:44 AM
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This is a bad idea for MTB. Are the stupid things fun? Of course they are... So is cocaine. So is unprotected sex with sketchy skanks from the bar. So it driving real fast on crowded streets...Doesn't mean it's a good idea. It'd also be fun to blast my KX450F up the local MTB trails... It's also fun to shuttle all of the super crowded local MTB trails on DH bikes, But most people don't (or they get a lecture and possibly a sock in the nose) 'cause it's totally a bad idea and bad for MTB. Roll down the road a bit and shuttle where it's legal (or, at least permitted) or hit the resorts...or drop the same amount of $krilla that you'd drop on a used DH bike on a used MX bike and go ride one of the various moto tracks or trails systems within and hour's drive for a 1/3 the price of a lift ticket.

What bums me out is that you guys are "kinda" promoting this. This will allow the exact people that probably shouldn't be out on the trails to get out on the trails without paying some dues and learning a bit about the way it all works. This is a motorized bike--any way you slice it--and the wrong clowns are gonna ride them on MTB trails. Especially if shops and internet sources start 'kinda' promoting them. F Specialized...

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Added a comment about video ONE Lap - Riding the Electric Specialized Turbo Levo 7/7/2015 8:37 AM
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Dirt Magazine goes out of print and now this? Jesus...

On a serious note, this is a bad idea for MTB. Are the stupid things fun? Of course they are... It'd also be fun to blast my KX450F up the local MTB trails... It's also fun to shuttle all of the local MTB trails on DH bikes, But most people don't (or they get a lecture and possibly a sock in the nose) 'cause it's totally a bad idea and bad for MTB. Roll down the road a bit and shuttle where it's legal (or, at least permitted) or hit the resorts...or drop the same amount of $krilla that you'd drop on a used DH bike on a used MX bike and go ride one of the various moto tracks or trails systems within and hour's drive for a 1/3 the price of a lift ticket.

You guys are "kinda" promoting this. This will allow the exact people that probably shouldn't be out on the trails to get out on the trails without paying some dues and learning a bit about the way it all works. This is a motorized bike--any way you slice it--and the wrong clowns are gonna ride them on MTB trails. Especially if shops and internet sources start promoting them because all it takes, apparently, is a handy and a bike to ride for the day and you got yourself a sales team!!!

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Added a comment about video How-To: Wash Your Bike 3/21/2015 8:20 PM
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...or drop a dollar at the car wash.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lars Sternberg and His Dog Roxy 2/19/2015 6:00 PM
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Roxy looks a little worked...

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Added reply in a thread Do you use climbing-specific suspension features like lock-out? 1/12/2015 12:41 PM

Use all three settings on the rear shock and use a travel adjust on the front (Currently Pike, used TALAS with Fox)... Bigger trail bikes with longer travel forks and slack angles put the rider's mass too far back behind the BB on steep climbs, thus, ... more »

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Kick ass!

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Added a comment about feature A Trail Builder's Fight 7/5/2014 3:35 PM
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Hey man, just call IMBA. They'll probably help you out. After all, aren't they the International Mountain Biking Association, fighting for trail access; the voice for all mountain bikers? Don't they offer legal aid to the MTB community, all the way to the point of going to court for trail access?

Oh, wait...your trails are steep and fun? Nevermind...

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Added a comment about news blog Jared Graves Rider Journal: EWS #3, Valloire, France 6/25/2014 1:45 PM
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26.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List, 5 Places to Ride at Least Once in Your Life According to Michael Browne 3/2/2014 8:45 PM
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IMBA designed = ZZZZZZZZZZZ...

Rad trails can be built to be safe, fun, and sustainable. Unfortunately, certain trail building "standards" are putting the kybosh on that...one trail project at a time.

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Added a comment about press release 2014 Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series Race Dates Announced 2/14/2014 11:34 PM
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Why does the dude in the yellow only have one glove on?

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Added a comment about video Prototype FOX RAD 34 Fork Testing - What The Pros Ride 12/24/2013 6:19 PM
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Seriously?...

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Added a comment about feature Jared Graves - DH World Championships, South Africa 9/4/2013 3:40 PM
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Awesome write-up! These journals are killer!

We've been through the wheel size debates, dh vs enduro bike choices...I would be very interested to see hard numbers on tire weight on track like that. Obviously DH tires offer more support and carry more rotational momentum (and more flat protection), but every time you pedal or pump (jumps, bumps, outta berms/turns), you are trying to accelerate the bike. Obviously it also depends on track surface, what type of rider you are, etc. so its not straight physics... I know I always go back and forth between heavy and light tires and usually settle on the light. But I'm also a candy-ass when it comes to pedaling.

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Added a comment about slideshow Burning Down Pietermaritzburg, 2013 World Championships Downhill Finals Slideshow 9/2/2013 11:45 AM
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For some reason, really glad a 26'" DH bike won it.

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Added a comment about video DirtTV: Mont Sainte Anne Finals 8/15/2013 7:11 AM
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Too bad Villopoto and Dungey don't drop F-bombs in their podium interviews...

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Added a comment about video CRASH VIDEO: Gee Atherton Hits the Trees at Mont Sainte Anne 8/12/2013 4:44 PM
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Its a dangerous sport...

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Added a comment about video Rapid Fire: Charlie Sponsel 5/12/2013 8:01 AM
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kid builds trail, rips with good style, and doesn't take himself or bikes too seriously? this kid's alright...

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Added reply in a thread Bar Height 5/1/2013 3:44 PM

I like the way you think, cuban B. I've actually thought of that and have had some discussions with some top bike-fit people in the industry. I'll have an article about it coming out pretty soon. One of the issues why road fit (or xc, endurance) is so ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bar Height 5/1/2013 10:57 AM

@ DThuren: yep, for sure. And, with too long of stem/too low bars, you're STARTING OUT in bad position. You won't be able to react properly, much less, actually be proactive with your riding. @ cuban B: Yeah, MTB has been about identity crisis from the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bar Height 5/1/2013 8:49 AM

The part that has been missed so far is that its not just about the bars and hands/arm, but to greater extent about the feet and weight placement. The body is a kinetic chain, follow along: Whether you chose to weight the front of the bike or not (your ... more »