Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 8/23/2019 4:39 AM

At some point she did stop riding a Juliana and switch to a "normally" branded Santa Cruz V10, and she is often in the Syndicate pits. Could be a thing.

Added a comment about photo Universal Derailleur Hanger on the 2020 Trek Fuel EX 8/22/2019 1:38 AM

to be fair, their standards have greatly helped simplify things moving forward, and manufacturers are giving them more business because of it. They are being rather smart with this.

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Liked a comment on the item Profile Racing AC-2 Hubs - Dual Angular Contact Bearings 8/22/2019 1:27 AM

There are limits to everything. They probably got too many returns at 200. Engineering = physics = production = warranty = better product.

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 7:46 AM

So that's why Jolanda lost, Luca was late for the start.

Liked a comment on the item Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 7:45 AM

Love this. Really hope other XC bikes follow suit. As I get older, I sign up for a handful of XC/"Ultra XC" events per year. I wouldn't mind adding a 115-130mm bike to the quiver, but I don't want something overly heavy or with lame road bike geo.

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Added reply in a thread Why Do So Many People Think the New Enduro Looks Like a Nomad? 8/18/2019 10:41 AM

@sspomer - mainly because people are lazy and when they see a small resemblance (which to be honest, the front triangle does have a bit) they say the whole thing was copied. Haters jumping on the fact the Specialized shock goes through a tunnel above

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Liked a comment on the item New Specialized Enduro 8/18/2019 2:44 AM

Carbon doesn't dent...

Liked a comment on the item iXS Introduces the World's Lightest Full Face Helmet - Trigger FF 8/18/2019 2:34 AM

Other products where weight isn't your primary concern: "Lightest in-car airbag available," "Lightest parachute," and of course "World's lightest condom."

Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 10:28 AM

...and with that, Jeff had fallen in love. #want

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 4:18 AM

Sigh. Now for the third time I have to remind people I'm not suggesting the top end stuff sucks, but that in my eyes it needs to bring something new to the table or do something materially better to be worthy of the coveted 5 star rating. Just my opinion. Again, I'm not saying...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 4:18 AM

Lol.

For the second time, did I say it sucked? I just said I'm *not sure it deserved the 5 star rating*. Simple.

I never said Shimano shouldn't make 12 speed. I never asked for 14 gears. I never suggested a pizza worthy 60 tooth was the answer to a problem I never...more

Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/13/2019 4:17 AM

Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to...more

Added a comment about press release The All-New 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Unveiled 8/13/2019 2:40 AM

@Erotomania90 - Well, Rocky doesn't have it under their "Enduro" category- it's in big mountain and they explicitly refer to it as a freeride bike.

@Christopher - I think the weight is there to prioritize it's durability over uphill pedal-ability. If you look what they are putting the bike through in their image gallery, it's definitely intended to be in a burlier category than the Nomad or Ransom or Torque.

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Added a comment about press release The All-New 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Unveiled 8/13/2019 1:18 AM

But it's a freeride bike, not an enduro bike. The enduro athletes all race on shorter travel options, like the Altitude.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 11:05 PM

Put a XX1 shifter on an XTR der and cassette...still works, all 1:1 ratio. Get a shifter you like with a der that doesn’t stick out as far and has a rebuildable clutch. Also the option of 10-45t

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Added a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:01 PM

You're assuming that SLX lines up to NX, when I don't think any brand is claiming that. These groupsets don't neatly line up to one another and simply ranking them in descending order and claiming they line up isn't accurate.

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Liked a comment on the item Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 11:52 AM

I know I'm going to get some flak for writing this, but I don't see how this can be a 5 star product.

Reviewing anything is obviously a relative thing. You have to compare the product to other products, either directly (compared to _____) or indirectly (by not mentioning a...more