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Added a comment about news blog FOX is Going Public - Files $120 Million IPO 7/9/2013 11:23 AM
jeff.brines

Eh, not so fast. This isn't always the case. Yes, shareholders want to see earnings but we, the market, aren't so dumb as to buy shit that doesn't work. Fox knows this. Lets just hope they take the $120M and do something rad with it. 'Nuff Said.

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Added a comment about news blog FOX is Going Public - Files $120 Million IPO 7/9/2013 8:06 AM
jeff.brines

Nice post B wink Stoked to see a company raise some real money in the equity markets. Lets hope they put it to great use!!

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Added a comment about photo Jeff Brines finds a soft spot with a Teton backdrop 7/5/2013 1:20 PM
Jeff Brines finds a soft spot with a Teton backdrop

Patrick is killing the bike shots these days. Impressed.

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Added a comment about photo Kyle Dowman gets his turn 7/5/2013 1:17 PM
Kyle Dowman gets his turn

That @Kyle Dowman, so hot right now.

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Added a comment about feature Jared Graves' Enduro World Series Val d'Allos Race Journal 7/3/2013 9:34 AM
jeff.brines

What is Jared weighing these days?

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Liked a comment on the item SRAM X01 1x11-Speed Drivetrain Details, Specs & Prices Confirmed 6/27/2013 10:29 AM

You, sir, are hauling ass. I don't know many people pedaling at 25mph through the rough. Fireroads sure, but rough?

Keep in mind that they have larger rings than 32...

Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/13/2013 5:32 PM
 Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole

I know its apples to oranges but in the same way I don't grab a WC DH ski when I go ski my local mountain on a hardpack day, these guys too should be on a bigger more stable steed for what they ride compared to a "normal" DH track. I guess in some ways their suspension already mimics my "WC DH ski" analogy but still, as Plake says, long skis truck, short skis suck. Same for bikes right? At least on burly fast courses...

Hate to add fuel to the fire but if Gwin has another rough race at VDS and Brooke again finds his way to the podium that combo could be some awesome TWR (Trek) advertising. As in better advertising than if Gwin stuck on Trek and kept winning. I know, I know its too early. Just pumped for another WC!!! Woot!

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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin Switches to Large Specialized Demo 8 at Val di Sole 6/13/2013 5:30 PM

I don't get how he didn't figure this out before the season started...

Added a comment about feature Win a RockShox BoXXer World Cup and Vivid Rear Shock - Vital OTB Fort William 6/7/2013 10:22 AM
jeff.brines

Danny Hart 4:32.02
Rachel Atherton 5:10.09

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Liked a comment on the item Fort William World Cup Kick Off Slideshow 6/7/2013 8:30 AM

Yaay, it works on Android!

Added a comment about feature First Ride: 2014 FOX Talas CTD Fork and Float X Shock 6/6/2013 9:49 AM
jeff.brines

Hi Shane, thanks for the question.

I think the shock performs well on the Mojo HD. Despite all the changes made from an engineering standpoint, I find performance to be closer to what the Float "should be" for aggressive trail use as opposed to something like an air version of the DHX RC4. The Float X is light, predictable, has good damping characteristics and (so far) very consistent through a wide range of conditions and environments. Its the sort of shock that gives the rider all the tools to be fast but doesn't reward sitting in the saddle and being passive on the descents.

Fade is minimal (for such a light air shock), sensitivity better than a Float (as Vital mentioned) and I have found the air spring to suit the Mojo better (without any sort of volume spacers). Again, its the evolution of the Float for "aggressive trail use" in my opinion.

Unsure on the tune. They built it for the bike.

Full disclosure, I have buddies at Fox but in now way am sponsored/affiliated with them.

Keep the questions coming...

J

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Added a comment about feature First Ride: 2014 FOX Talas CTD Fork and Float X Shock 6/5/2013 7:45 AM
jeff.brines

"Real World Tester" checking in here -- Been on the Float X for the better part of 50K vert. I echo all of Vital's thoughts on the shock. Although perhaps not the plushest shock out there it is among the fastest. Pedals great, remains supportive through the mid stroke (tune/bike has a lot to do with this) and is light. While it may not feel as good as say, a Cane Creek Double Barrel or similar coil shock, my times are faster.

One thing, I ride a Mojo HD and it did not need any modification to fit the shock. Also, I've tested the shock on 3K long descents without near the fade of a standard float. No squeaking as it gets hot either. Great trail shock.

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Added a comment about video Get Pumped! 2013 UCI World Cup DH Teaser 5/29/2013 12:55 PM

Its back....

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Added a comment about photo Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype 5/28/2013 8:40 AM
    Pro Enduro Bikes: Matt Slaven's Kona Prototype

I like it. What patents are being violated in this design though? Its not even an FSR bike. Its a linkage driven single pivot. Nothing new there...

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Dave Ziegman 5/24/2013 10:40 AM

So Rad! Not sure Ziegman even remembers me but he was there the first day I raced at Thunder Valley and keeps charging to this day. Humble and Fast as Hell.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2013 Specialized S-Works Carbon Enduro 29 5/23/2013 6:40 AM
jeff.brines

Nice write-up Brandon. Sounds like the DBAir did the trick. Care to elaborate how it performed compared to other air offerings? What's the weight of that thing? (ish?)

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Added a comment about photo First Look: All-New Trek Remedy 9 29 5/21/2013 6:10 AM
First Look: All-New Trek Remedy 9 29

That's my only gripe...

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: All-New Trek Remedy 9 29 5/21/2013 6:10 AM

Enough with these proprietary shock sizes

Added a comment about photo #ThrowbackThursday - Dave Camp Shreds His Homemade DC Special Downhill Bike 5/17/2013 6:03 AM
#ThrowbackThursday - Dave Camp Shreds His Homemade DC Special Downhill Bike

Yeah Dave! Was this the last one you made or were there more?

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