Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Force 69er 5/13/2019 10:15 AM

3 reasons. 1. because 97.5 is a radio station. B. "reverse mullet" is breaking our community apart and we need to come together. III. beavis and butthead would laugh at 69er. if we need to go to court over it, our lawyers said that the "6" could come from "650b" and we'd probably have the case thrown...more

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 5/1/2019 10:12 AM

Random fact about the heat treating, or lack thereof. The frame could have been age-hardened.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin Still Undecided on Bike Size for the Maribor World Cup 4/24/2019 7:28 PM

It's odd that the lord cant answer such a simple question for him? Maybe she's too busy having fun riding her ebike?

Liked a comment on the item Introducing the World's Lightest 80mm Dropper - BikeYoke Divine SL 10/17/2018 10:42 AM

I am sorry, but FRM Obi1 seatpost is not even available on FRMs own website.
Maybe you can tell me, why? Where can you buy it, or where can you find information about it, besides the old articles?
Also the FRM weight is for 60mm drop and 27.2 diameter.
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Added reply in a thread Are today's entry level DH bikes as good as high end of the past? 9/13/2018 9:18 AM

Geometry: even today's inexpensive bikes have better geometry than the bikes of 2010 or earlier Kinematics: same goes for kinematics. We've learned quite a bit in the last 10 years. Suspension: Low end suspension today was the high end suspension of ... more »

Added a comment about photo Air vs. Coil Shocks on the Canyon Senders 7/4/2018 1:38 PM

oh yeah I see that now. It appears to be some sort of setback to fit the air can eyelet up front.

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Added a comment about photo Air vs. Coil Shocks on the Canyon Senders 7/4/2018 10:37 AM

Imperial vs. metric rather than air vs. coil.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from Leogang World Cup Downhill 6/9/2018 6:41 PM

Tough day for Reece Wilson. Top first split to ending up not qualifying, after a podium appearance in Ft. William. Highs and lows of racing.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New 2018 Specialized Stumpjumper 4/18/2018 9:35 AM

Longer reaches necessitate taller stacks, otherwise you're stretched over the front center of the bike, with a weight bias towards the front and unable to react quickly to shift that weight back.

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Added a comment about product review Vital Rides the New Race Face Turbine R Dropper Post 4/18/2018 9:29 AM

This is the exact same post as the Fox which, so far, has proven to be one of the most reliable posts on the market.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Lenzerheide 7/7/2017 8:27 AM

What happened with Matt Walker? Also Mark Wallace is having a season; pretty damn consistent so far and the first race result in Lourdes was no coincidence.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/3/2017 11:42 AM

Hey Guys, thought I'd add a few comments on the technical details of the bike. The upper shock hardware is designed with an inner sleeve (small part #7), like a thru-axle front hub, to prevent binding if the upper shock bolt is over-torqued. I've attached a photo of the set-up. http://s61.photobucket.com/user/kperras/media/image001_zpse9wg3tvs.jpg.html

The cause of the above binding issue can come from a number of sources: the bearings are not pressed in all the way and the inner bearing races are not making contact with the sleeve, the sleeve is missing, the sleeve is out of tolerance.

Truthfully, this is the first production bearing eyelet I've heard of binding but the fix is simple: we work closely with shops to diagnose the issues and send out replacement parts quickly. All of the Slayers from our launch in August 2016 are still in use today, either under long term tests or now residing in demo fleets across North America, and no upper shock bearing eyelets have been replaced yet.

Regarding the nature of the bike, the Slayer's DNA comes from the Maiden and as such it performs best when ridden like a downhill bike. We realize that riders considering a Slayer are looking for one bike to replace both a trail bike and a downhill bike and such it was designed to climb efficiently to the top and descend with maximum capability on technical terrain. If a rider is more Trail oriented, then I would suggest the new Altitude as a suitable choice.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 2:23 PM

Sorry my last post was referring to the 2007 Champery run. Tactics did come into play then. No reason why teams couldn't do the same thing for races nowadays.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 10:44 AM

A good portion of the field knew bad weather was coming and tactically took casual qualifying runs to ensure an earlier start time on race day. DH isn't just about racing against the clock, it's about preparing the right equipment, training, and in these two cases judging the weather. All that aside, I did appreciate this post by Alan Milway on Instagram sorting out the top 10 qualifiers. https://www.instagram.com/p/BTiuffdlXBG/?taken-by=alanmilway&hl=en

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 9:40 AM

Anyone complaining about the weather could use a history lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcPfYC-h3_A

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 9:35 AM

Connor started somewhere around 12th for some reason. Probably something to do with his #5 plate.

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Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/25/2017 11:17 AM

https://dirtmountainbike.com/videos/29ers-dominate-scottish-downhill-association-round-2.html

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Added reply in a thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 8:25 AM

It's an equipment based sport. If it can make them go faster athletes will look at modifying their equipment for a technological advantage.