Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/24/2018 4:31 AM

Cheers man, thanks. A few of the media squids had the same impression with a few kits and branding. Fox really seems to have it sorted out with bright blocks of colors and large, bold logos and graphics that are instantly recognizable. A few others are ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/24/2018 12:42 AM

I was told it's the Alta bike/ski/board shop in Queenstown (they rent Mondraker DH bikes) , but can't confirm if that is true or not.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/23/2018 3:19 AM

All the team gear looks pretty similar, but Brooke is actually the only guy in Alpinestars kit (which looks a lot like the Dainese kit they were in last few years). Jones had been wearing 100% at some pre-season event but he and Brage are both now in ... more »

Added a comment to titic999's bike check 4/10/2018 12:13 AM
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You can also get an even lower profile axle direct from Yeti for $20
https://www.yeticycles.com/gear/parts/yeti-bolt-on-148x12-boost-rear-axle

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 3/26/2018 12:36 AM

Scott has been moving this way with the rest of their bikes for a while now. With the redesigns of the Spark and Genius it was probably just a matter of time. This one's still a bit rough around the edges being mated to a stock Gambler front triangle, ... more »

Added a comment about feature Introducing the Updated 2019 RockShox Lyrik and Super Deluxe 3/22/2018 4:43 AM
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I like the unpainted rims.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 3/17/2018 2:40 PM

Ah,thanks for the info I hadn’t seen it before. I did double check their website first but all I found were pics of the original design. Has it not been updated or am I just looking in the wrong place?

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 3/17/2018 7:28 AM

With a new season about to kick off there's sure to be no shortage of strategically released prototypes and new parts out in the wild. Maybe it's time to start a seperate forum topic? Bikeyoke Revive w/ toolless bleed?

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2018 Orbea Rallon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/17/2018 5:49 AM

Yes, we feel this one would be best off with an air shock. I updated the bottom line to eliminate any confusion.

Either that, or the coil with a bigger/custom bottom-out bumper to provide some more support near the end of the travel.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2018 Orbea Rallon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/17/2018 5:49 AM
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To the point of a bigger bottom out bumper, I have a rather linear sb5.5 fitted with an elevensix that has exactly that. I won't claim it's an equal substitute for a bit more progressive spring curve, but it's amazing how a seemingly low-tech solution goes a long way to changing the ride characteristics (though Darren from PUSH tells me it's actually not as low tech as it might appear). Do I max out the travel a bit more? Yeah I'm sure I do, but I can't feel it so I don't notice. Didn't Rockshox have a two-part tunable bump stop on the orivinal Vivid coil for the same purpose? I've always found the Fox bumpers in particular to be fairly firm, like they are there primarily to prevent damage more than anything else. Would love to see more coil shocks with larger, open-cell type bumpers that offer a bit more progressive cushion. Anyway, loving this new in depth video review format, might work great for a multiple air/coil rear shock comparision now that there are about a dozen options out there.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 8:12 AM
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I know both Brandon and Steve can rip on just about any bike, but I'd be curious to to see a 'base line' time put down on their own personal bikes (even if they don't necessarily fit the spec of the bikes on test). The actual brand/spec could remain anonymous, just give the wheel size/travel figures and the time. While the actual race times for each bike is a just one piece of data among many, and I wouldn't want to give it undue weight in determining a bike's capabilities, I would be curious to see the difference in time one side or the other compared to their own bikes that presumably they are most comfortable riding. Also I think Spomer should be get in on the racing action, at the very least to put down a marker for the everyman 'dad-with-two-kids-and-a-desk-job' demographic.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 3/4/2018 1:30 PM

Another new fork?
Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - 1992 Yeti ARC vs. 2015 Yeti SB6c 1/18/2018 9:38 AM
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That's what it measured at consistently. I'm fairly certain the rear shock/bushings are stock spec, but the longer travel, different volume tires, imperfectly level floor, imprecise reading with the angle finder, difference in lower headset cup height, variance in axel-crown length, etc all can result in published numbers not always matching up in the real world. Both bikes were measured several times in the same way in the same spot so relative to each other they should be reasonably accurate, but we can't claim the figures are perfect.

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Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - 1992 Yeti ARC vs. 2015 Yeti SB6c 1/17/2018 11:43 AM
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This version of the ARC AS was 92-94 I believe (the first production Judy was released in '94), and in the last year also overlapped with the ARC AS/LT that was developed for downhill team. LT = a whopping 3" travel. Some of the parts may have been sourced at a later date to rebuild the bike but it's still an an accurate example of a factory level ride spanning the early 90's.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/12/2018 9:02 AM

'the chick from sram' also goes by the name Elayna Caldwell. She's SRAM's Brand Director for MTB

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/11/2018 8:45 AM

There's definitely a new Boxxer chassis floating around....

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/9/2018 8:53 AM

Roots and Rain. You can use the drop down menu to limit what results are displayed.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/8/2018 12:31 PM

I'm not sure the change to GT 'claimed' anyone. I was actually surprised to see how relatively few podiums Brook has been on in his career, I definitely would have thought it was more than five (1,2,4,4,5). And on two tracks I'd expect to see him do

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/7/2018 2:15 AM

Hint: at least one of these observations is incorrect.

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/5/2018 9:51 AM

I was referring go Noga, but not YT