Liked a comment on the item Training Average Joes and Super Pros with Science - Halo Sport Neuropriming First Look 10/21/2017 12:34 PM

Certainly! It will be interesting to see how it plays out, both with the review and potential future uses. I think I'm just a little cynical, especially when there are pro athletes putting stickers on their frames to dampen vibrations and wearing magnetic bracelets that are...more

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I agree with what you're saying - a scientific conclusion can't be made. You're bang on that there are too many uncontrolled variables. That said, we've got a few years worth of data to compare to for either rider, their training programs won't differ much from previous seasons. If their long-term improvements are more significant we can infer or suggest that it had something to do with HaloSport, but we can't prove it.

Either way, there is evidence from a number of studies to suggest this is worth checking out. Worst case scenario, it won't make a difference. Best case scenario, it works.

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Added a comment about product review Gunning For The Top - Meet The 2018 Intense Carbine 29 6/29/2017 6:25 AM
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So far so good, even after a few days of rock flinging in the bike park and a few shuttles. Peeling will take time, but I'll update if anything appears.

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I went for a large and it fit me perfectly. I have a +3" ape index.

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Good list - thats about 95% of my trail riding there...

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The follow cam is from Kamloops, BC.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/8/2017 11:12 AM

Had the slash a month everything I thought about it has been said in this review, I even converted the forks to float as didn't think there was need to use talas. The bike is just fast!!

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Cool. I'd start with a 150mm Pike. The 160mm airshaft is not a big change if needed. I don't ride Prevost, but Forbidden is one of my favourite places to ride. I'm currently on a 160/155mm Pivot Mach 6 and I'll keep that bike as my winter ride.

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I'd say you're on the right track if you're after a super capable daily driver. It would excel in places like Prevost and Forbidden, but will still be fun on easier trails. If you're familiar with Squamish: I pedal up to Cakewalk, Angry Midget, etc. comfortably. 160mm didn't feel like 'too much' to me - you might prefer it if you end up at Mt. Washington. If I lived on the Island I'd still run 160mm/150mm without travel adjust.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/7/2017 6:27 AM
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The 150mm Drop Line is 50mm longer overall than the 125mm version on this particular test bike. I was able to drop the post 50mm and then some as I had that question myself.

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That's pretty much it - I find that most frame designs are pretty solid these days, but each one has a unique feel, area where it shines, riding style that it favors, etc. The Slash allowed me to drop my heels and go fast, the Yeti offered a little more rider feedback. Both great, just different.

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I have ridden the SB5.5 only once, so can't say definitively. My initial sense is that the Trek mutes the trail a little bit more than the Yeti - not a better or worse feeling ride, just different. Both are extremely capable and I would have a tough time deciding between the two.

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I didn't get out a tape measure to get exact numbers, but I had more than enough room to drop the post an additional 2" and then some for bike park duties.

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Thanks for making me want this bike even more

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Yep! Bang on. Tons of options from other brands out there too.

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