Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:01 PM

THIS ARTICLE SUCKS! J/K, but I do agree with "Peter" with the exception of the click bait stuff. This sport is different than most in the sense that most people who are fans, actually actively participate in the sport. I don't want to devote my day to watching an event inside. I'd rather actually go...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:00 PM

Yup. Vital posts spoilers in their headlines. Pinkbike doesn't. Which means I'll visit Vital in the days leading up to an event (because Vital Raw vids are the tits), but once the event has happened, I stick to Pinkbike until I've learned the results on my own terms.

Shrug. It's no skin off my back....more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:00 PM

I’m in the don’t post the results in the headlines camp. I avoid Vital from race morning until I’ve gotten to watch the race, which could be days later, and visit PB instead. That way I can keep enjoying all the other bike related stuff but not have the race semi ruined for me.

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:00 PM

You can fiercely defend your position all you want. The reality is spoiling races is going to pull traffic away from your website. And posting an inflammatory defense of the strategy and telling us we're all babies for wanting to both enjoy the suspense of our favorite sporting event AND still get to...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 11:59 AM

It wouldn't be that difficult to make the headline read "race results here," Instead of "Bob Bitchin' wins the race," would it? I mean, that way, the various editors of the news outlets can continue to make the world a better place for Peter. And the rest of us would be clicking the link anyway.

Added a comment about photo Got Tubes? 9/5/2017 5:55 PM

I think these are actually those new tires that pseudo-tubular: That tube is actually integral to the tire, if I'm right.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Light Suspension Products from ND Tuned 9/1/2017 10:12 AM

yes, weight is without spring.

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Light Suspension Products from ND Tuned 9/1/2017 8:15 AM

Keep in mind this shock weight is probably quoted without spring, like most coil shocks (because different springs have different weights.) So add between 300 - 450g vs an air shock. It's light, but it's not magic.

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Added a comment about feature What's New on the 2018 Specialized Enduro? 8/25/2017 10:42 AM

Is the post 34.9 only? Curious if because A: is this the reason they made the 2017s have 34.9 seat tubes & used a shim, & B: they said it will be available aftermarket, but if it only comes in 34.9, that's not going to be so useful for folks not riding Specialized...

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Added a comment about product review THE SMASH! Riding Guerrilla Gravity's New Rock Crusher 7/18/2017 9:00 AM

What was the fork offset, & did it change when you swapped forks? This sounds like a bike absolutely tuned for the newer short offset 29er forks. Might explain the handling snafu with switchbacks.

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Added a comment to sworkdemo8's bike check 7/14/2017 9:14 AM

How does it ride with the coil?

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Liked a comment on the item Trek's 2018 Mountain Bikes Feature Shocks Unlike Anything You've Seen Before 7/12/2017 1:17 PM

Both Mono tube and Twin tube shocks have to have an IFP to compensate for the oil displaced by the shaft as it compresses.The difference between them is the way the oil flows through the damping circuits.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 3:24 PM

Which of those are different based on rider height? Different gear for riders on different teams/brands=discrimination based on skill level or talent at sponsorship deal making. Different gear for different riders based on height=discrimination based ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 1:18 PM

If you think the amount of money in DH is anywhere near what Moto has, you're on crack. Let me assure you, Yamaha isn't losing money on any bike starting with YZ. Contrasted with DH, where if Canyon really hasn't sold more than 1000 Senders, they're ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 12:17 PM

He has 2cm of extra travel, not 1. That's enough to define different market segments anywhere else in the sport. Could we please not let facts become victims of winning arguments? Second, I'm not making any conclusions. I merely making the point that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 10:44 AM

I would argue the fact that Greg gets more travel on his bike already tilts the argument towards "it probably does disadvantage shorter riders." I would argue there's a burden of proof in proving that the extra travel doesn't provide an advantage, or ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 10:06 AM

Sigh... Did you really have to take this to a political argument? Since you've decided to frame this in the "libertarian vs socialism" brouhaha, let me just point out that a market that purely exists as halo product for other markets, is, by definition, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 8:25 AM

I think my biggest issues go beyond that a little bit: 1: How will this affect smaller teams? Canyon come into a sport in their first year, only to find they have to redesign a new bike before the season even starts. Transition's work on their 27.5 prototype ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 12:43 PM

I'd rather buy a Liteville 601 mk 4