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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Cairns World Cup 4/24/2014 5:25 PM
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Mick Hannah 3:59:52
Rachel Atherton 4:42:42

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Cool to see Carter up there. Palmer's ego & trash talking is pretty amazing.

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we can. 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

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Wow....I don't know if you believe in angels, but surely there was one watching over you this weekend! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

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So no Mitch in the finals?

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Gwin: 3:59.58
Carpenter: 4:34:33

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Added a comment about feature It's in the Bag - A Look at the Photography Gear Sven Martin Uses at the UCI World Cup and Enduro World Series 4/8/2014 11:33 AM
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Unreal job on this

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Added a comment to ron.sanchez.14's profile 1/6/2014 12:56 PM
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Awesome!! I just may take you up on that!!

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ron.sanchez.14 left a comment 1/6/2014 12:30 PM
ron.sanchez.14

Onr last thing Jeff,
If your ever in Nor Cal and want to ride let me know. Look up The Dirty Sanchez Enduro in the videos on the site. It is an annual race I run on my property on trails that my kid and build. Hit me up if your in the area and i'll break out the Polaris Ranger and shuttle you for some runs. If you want to get an early season race in, the race this year will be May 2nd thru 4th. Love to have ya.

Added a comment to ron.sanchez.14's profile 1/6/2014 9:57 AM
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Oh, and as far as sizing, you'll be happy on a large.

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Added a comment to ron.sanchez.14's profile 1/6/2014 9:57 AM
jeff.brines

Yo Man

Its a marked improvement in a few ways. One, you'll have gobs more traction. Two, I do believe Niner's system works very well as far as pedaling goes. However, what really made it a climbing machine was the traction increase.

Remember though, turning over a larger wheel can be a bummer on really long-steep climbs where you never get the bike "up to speed" to take advantage of the inertia a 29er creates in climbing situations.

Overall, I never found the WFO to be a bad climber but never found the VPP stuff to be all that bad either. I run a pretty firm setup to begin with...

J

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ron.sanchez.14 left a comment 1/5/2014 7:44 PM
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Jeff,
About to pull the trigger on the WFO. In your experience, will the WFO be a marked improvement climbing over my SC carbon Nomad. Been riding SC forever, this being my third Nomad as well as my V10 and I have never thought the SC VPP pedaled well. Always loved the slack feel and the you sit in it, not on it of the Nomads but sacrificed when it comes to earning your turns. I am 5'11", 200 pounds. Sizing charts show as a tweener between the med and the large. All my SC's have been large frames. Thoughts?

Added a comment about product review Tested: 2014 Niner WFO 9 - Cake Gnomin Good 11/22/2013 1:34 PM
jeff.brines

Having ridden the Enduro briefly I can say they are similar animals through and through. However, as Brandon noted, the WFO seems to pedal slightly better whereas the Enduro felt slightly plusher. Really, we are splitting hairs however. In the end I'd go with what fits best and what makes you most excited. Can't go wrong either way IMO.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2014 Niner WFO 9 - Cake Gnomin Good 11/21/2013 4:26 PM
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It has been brought to my attention that my concluding paragraph may be confusing. Let me attempt to clarify. In my eyes, the WFO can mix it up with the best of enduro rigs. It is a very strong performer and I'd wager under the right pilot capable of winning at the sport's top level.

Deciding whether the bike is for you has more to do with *fit*, *riding style* and the *type of terrain* you want the rig to excel in more than it does "good" or "bad". Taller riders looking to carry as much speed through open bits and able to deal with a larger bike through corners will be hard to keep up with no matter what the chase rider is riding.

Clear as mud? Good.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2014 Niner WFO 9 - Cake Gnomin Good 11/21/2013 2:44 PM
jeff.brines

Naw. Tucker is FAST.

In all seriousness, it's a concern but it's pretty dead up there in the late fall. Also, if you do come across him and he's in your way the command "BEHIND" (or a front wheel to the arse) will move him no problem. He's a good (great) trail dog. Hits some of the jumps even...

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Added a product review for 2014 Niner WFO 9 11/20/2013 4:05 PM
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