Added reply in a thread 26 vs 29-inch wheeled DH bike comparison photo 6/19/2019 3:52 PM

I recall greg saying recently that he thinks modern frame geo and sizing makes a bigger difference than wheel size. Says a lot coming from the guy that basically brought 29 to DH.

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Tamarack Pro GRT / NW Cup 6/17/2019 2:05 PM

Special paint, just like stock ones.

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/13/2019 3:46 PM

It's a prototype. Vast majority of manufacturers use Alloy for quick, cheap(ish) prototypes. Get he geo set, ordre up a $15k-$35k mold for the carbon. Each material has it's place and pros/cons.

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/13/2019 3:45 PM

If you don't think a carbon version of this bike is in the works, you're most likely mistaken. When the Demo went from 26" to 650b (the bike Troy won Ft Bill on), it was made in aluminum first. I'd bet dollars to donuts that this bike will be commercially launched in carbon. These bikes...more

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/11/2019 8:57 AM

AL is here definitely for quicker testing. Same with Stump EVO which arrived first in AL to test the market. As for other parts, maybe just the preference of riders / what is available by their sponsors / what makes most sense for DH race. I can image that AL bars are here in case of...more

Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/11/2019 8:56 AM

Do you really think loic can just tell specialized what to make his frame out of? LOL! he rides whatever spec gives him and i bet in a year or so this proto bike will be made from carbon too. Also carbon definietly has a weight and dampening advanteges or companies wouldn't invest. I get it you like ALU but lets look at actual facts instead of the ALU hype that seems to be the new trend lol

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/11/2019 8:51 AM

It almost feel like that Demo is designed with that wheel size in mind while Saracen was butchered from original 29" so there is a bigger gap – wheelbase (visually).

Also some interesting info – wheel size X rider height

1st place – 29"/27.5" – 180cm (Loic)
2nd place – 29" – 190cm...more

Liked a comment on the item Who Scrubbed It Best? Leogang World Cup Poll 6/10/2019 1:54 PM

Bare in mind these were not “for the camera” just functional proper scrubs. I’m going to have to go with Mitch for the pure violence and Finn for the finesse and precision

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH 6/4/2019 1:46 PM

Dude, if you come to a mtb website you are going to get the latest mtb content. If you haven't seen the race then you should stay away until you have and then you won't be disappointed. Simples.

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Fort William World Cup Downhill 5/31/2019 12:25 PM

Quite a clever trick / tip to use the phone + app to get both brake levers at the same angle!

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Fort William World Cup Downhill 5/31/2019 12:25 PM

First I've seen of it. Looks way more refined, and I imagine stiffer and lighter. The solid dropout/brake mount is a big improvement. And it looks like they've finalized the pulley location after the last few years of testing on the team bikes.

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Fort William World Cup Downhill 5/31/2019 12:25 PM

No mention of the completely new Commencal rear triangle, or am I just late to the party?

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 5/27/2019 2:48 PM

nice work peteB but isn't that basically the same as fox live valve?

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes Are Zero Fun - Ed and Wyn "E-Masters" Ride All Over Queenstown 5/25/2019 11:26 AM

STILL NOT GETTING ONE!

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes Are Zero Fun - Ed and Wyn "E-Masters" Ride All Over Queenstown 5/25/2019 11:26 AM

Not drinking the Kool Aid.

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes Are Zero Fun - Ed and Wyn "E-Masters" Ride All Over Queenstown 5/25/2019 11:26 AM

I'd say there are fun too if someone was paying me.

Liked a comment on the item Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/3/2019 3:07 PM

What a punch in the face for all innovators that bought the fork when it launched...

Liked a comment on the item Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/3/2019 3:07 PM

I don't want to be a dick about it but it still costs twice as much as a grip 2 fox 36. I remember when hope decided to knock thousands of pounds off their hb160 they refunded the difference to customers who'd paid the initial rrp, surely anyone who bought the...more

Added a comment to RidewithJo's bike check 5/2/2019 12:33 PM

pretty big for an all mountain? how so? these new nomads pedal really good.

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