Liked a comment on the item RockShox Unveils 2020 Suspension Lineup, Charger 2.1 Damper and the MegNeg 4/4/2019 9:44 AM

https://www.sram.com/service/rockshox/435

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Liked a comment on the item Forbidden Bike Company Launches the Druid 4/3/2019 2:21 PM

Jeff, I am equally intrigued by this bike and would love the opportunity to ride one at some point!

Liked a comment on the item Forbidden Bike Company Launches the Druid 4/3/2019 1:25 PM

haha. here's the original post from crankworx last year w/ some other info about the bike and builder https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Are-High-Pivot-Bikes-the-Future-Forbidden-Bike-Cos-Prototype-Trail-Bike,2501

Added a comment about press release Forbidden Bike Company Launches the Druid 4/3/2019 12:52 PM

I think they WILL be offering an XL (at least according to their geo chart).

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Added a comment about press release Forbidden Bike Company Launches the Druid 4/3/2019 12:45 PM

So much to like here. High pivot + scaled rear end? Man, if this bike had an extra 20-30mm I would wonder if someone had been looking through my "jeff has an idea" notebook from 2017. (how's that for pretentious?)

EDIT: The bike is even being officially launched on my birthday. Cmon~!

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Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 4/2/2019 8:41 AM

""*Results based on AIS 2 Injury (BrIC) at 6.2 m/s test at 45° comparing a standard EPS Helmet and the same helmet modified with WaveCel insert as described in detail in Comparison of Bicycle Helmet Technologies in Realistic Oblique Impacts." Though ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/29/2019 3:49 PM

A bit off topic, but I know when I weighed a few bikes of a few top US guys last year (enduro) most were above 35 pounds. I'm not top guy but even mine was between 35-40 with nothing crazy in either direction except DH tires. Now that enduro racing is ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What's Stock, What's Not - Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega for Tasmania 3/28/2019 2:55 PM

Would love if that air can was out for us norms....

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/28/2019 7:42 AM

This gets brought up constantly and it makes me cringe. Here is how I see this... A helmet ought to be able to withstand "normal use". EG, if you drop it (without your head in it) off your tailgate or similar. Outside of that, any hit that rings your ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 2:50 PM

Very good question. As far as standards changing you are assuming *way* too much. I mean that in the nicest, most "you have common sense but they don't" way possible. You'd think we'd be looking at how we ride, what we know about brain injury and build ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 2:20 PM

Sure. I know I'm being a bit hard on Trek and the helmet. I really do appreciate companies trying hard to make our sport safer! I suppose its my background (I will likely deal with a concussion the rest of my life) combined with the false sense of security ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 1:22 PM

Via the paper... "Some of the authors (MB, SMM) are co-inventors of CELL technology described in this manuscript, have filed patents, and have a financial interest in the company that owns this technology. These authors (MB, SMM) are founders and co-directors

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Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 11:25 AM

While it wasn't talked about in this "rebuttal press release", one of the huge problems I saw right away with Bontrager's claim was they are somehow able to reduce not just TBI but concussions, dubbing it a "concussion preventing" helmet. As a guy who ... more »

Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/26/2019 10:24 AM

I hear you for sure! Really where Transition 100% changed the game is geometry, specifically offset and head angle. This has made for a faster, better handling bike with less compromise IMO and the entire industry has followed them as a result.

Lots more fertile ground on that front (geo), but my ranting and raving is pretty well known there at this point

So many good bikes to chose from these days, bad for bike companies, good for us riders!

Cheers

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Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/26/2019 8:49 AM

Eh, I'm a huge fan of everything Transition has done since the first generation FSR bikes but the Sentinel and the MegaTower are very different bikes.

The Sentinel has 20mm less travel, non-adjustable chainstays and a completely different leverage ratio curve all driven by a different suspension configuration.

If you really want to pay homage to something from yesteryear, Niner released their WFO 4-5 years ago which was a 150mm 29er that absolutely rallied. Was way ahead of its time, especially if you threw an angleset in. Not saying I'd put one against either the Sentinel or the MT but it was an archetype of things to come, as were other bikes like the Specialized Enduro 29 (again, from 5+ years ago) etc.

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Added reply in a thread The First AMA-Sanctioned E-Mountain Bike Race with Kyle Warner 3/22/2019 8:33 AM

You aren't wrong here. 20+20 = not much time to move. That said, both of us are "part of the problem" if we are going downhill so fast we can't avoid whoever is around the corner ahead. Blazing by a hiker who is cowering out of the way isn't exactly ... more »

Added reply in a thread The First AMA-Sanctioned E-Mountain Bike Race with Kyle Warner 3/22/2019 6:43 AM

Yeah, it looks fun. Maybe not two stroke on the pipe GNCC fun, but fun. One thing I keep trying my hardest to do is reframe the whole e-bike question without all my previous bias. The thing I keep hearing over and over is "trail access", and honestly ... more »

Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/20/2019 8:06 AM

Looks awesome.

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Added a comment about press release DEITY Launches Full 35mm Carbon and Aluminum Handlebar Line 3/7/2019 7:40 AM

Nice.

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Added a comment about video Now You Can Hang Out in the Syndicate Pits with the Mechanics! 3/5/2019 12:59 PM

"Sources"...

https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/143823/why-are-a-motorcycles-front-brakes-more-effective-than-back
https://www.quora.com/Why-are-front-brakes-always-larger-than-rear-brakes
http://knowhow.napaonline.com/front-brakes-vs-rear-brakes-whats-the-difference/

That's just via a quick google search

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