Added a comment about video Jingle bells, tubeless smells... BOOM! 12/25/2019 10:21 AM

My first ever attempt at tubeless went like this, on a college dorm balcony no less. It's still funny.

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Liked a comment on the item Jingle bells, tubeless smells... BOOM! 12/25/2019 10:20 AM

Until you've done it to yourself this is funny.

Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/6/2019 11:55 AM

They need to add more travel and progressivity to the warranty... my bikes cracked after 11 months and I’ve been refused warranty On a blatant manufacturing defect .. they’ve had the cracked bike since March and I still don’t have it back....

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Added a comment about feature Is There a New RockShox Lyrik on the Way? 2/21/2018 11:02 AM

Rockshox have a history of changing the offset by moving the axle closer/further from the lowers. The original 26er Lyrik was almost a straight line from the steerer through the crown to the lowers, with the axle stick out the front. Looks like they've gone back to that design philosophy.
In my ideal world it'll ditch the Torque Caps nonsense, have 20mm boost and proper high/low speed damper adjustments. More like the old RC2DH Lyrik/Totem than the bigger Pike the current Lyrik is.

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Added reply in a thread Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/9/2016 10:06 AM

I have never regretted selling a bike. I'm one of those weirdos who rides a bike until it breaks. I deeply, deeply regret snapping My Prophet MX though. That thing was just right, exactly right on all the angles.

Added a comment about video Stevie Smith Memorial Run - Fort William 2016 6/5/2016 3:02 PM

Well I take it back. UCI had a very fitting memorial today in what would have been Stevie's protected run.

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Added a comment about video Stevie Smith Memorial Run - Fort William 2016 6/3/2016 1:10 PM

At the risk of sounding like a complete jerk, why the Hell they doing this in front nobody on Thursday afternoon instead of Saturday or Sunday when the crowds are present to cheer for Stevie? That doesn't seem right to me.

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 11:22 AM

That's been said before.
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I have a set of TRS+ rims on my hardtail, had them four years now, light, tubeless, stiff, gorgeous. Really, really good rims, laced to King Hubs because the E13 ones crapped out, got replaced under warranty, crapped out again, got replaced a second time, crapped out again. The King hubs are a decade old, one freehub bearing and new axles to fit the bike when rebuilt are the only spares in that time.
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The rims are fantastic quality, but if you buy some do yourself a favour and lace them to Hope, DT or King hubs and save yourself a lot of trouble down the line.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Maxxis Aggressor 1/23/2016 7:00 AM

Great news, something to look forward to when I need new tyres.

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Added reply in a thread What's Your Opinion on Downhill in the Olympics? 1/16/2016 1:52 PM

File that under 'Oh Hell no,' for the following reasons. 1) Most proponents of Olympic status for any sport aren't really trying to grow the sport, they've got their eyes on dollar signs. DH is already the most expensive form of MTB racing and it's much ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:03 AM

I can't see how the risk of death or serious life changing injury will ever outweigh the reward.

Look at Jules Bianchi. An F1 driver, wealthy and supported in a sport where driver safety is number one priority and he still paid the ultimate price.

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Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 7:45 AM

Bianchi's accident demonstrates how wrong Red Bull have it. When Bianchi crashed, nobody in F1 tried to pretend that everything was OK and the race did not carry on as though nothing had happened. There was no attempt at a media black out and F1 doesn't make journalists sign NDAs so they won't show the world what happened.
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Even more to the point, when the extent of Bianchi's injuries became clear, the treatment he would get and that it was all paid for was never even questioned. The FIA, Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari (Bianchi's primary sponsor) and chums, for all their problems they have plans and finances in place should the worst happen. What they don't and won't do is shrug and claim 'he knew the risks' as they leave someone to rot, it's their event and they take responsibility.
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Of course it took F1 a long time to get there, 51 drivers have been killed at the wheel of a F1 car, many more crippled and for the longest time the FIA and F1 took the exact attitude Red Bull does now, drivers were disposable. If they didn't like it there were hundreds of other willing to take that seat. F1 drivers took extreme measures in the end, it took them unionising and legends like Stewart, Brabham and Ickx flat out telling them all not to race before any notice was taken. It took races being cancelled as entire fields of cars sat silent in the pits.
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I wonder if there's anyone in MTB who commands that kind of respect, or if the riders respect themselves that much. They've got the power to bring the Rampage to it's knees if they wanted, the situation isn't going to change until they do.

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