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Added a comment about press release Fear Nothing - Forbidden Bike Co Launches the Dreadnought 2/3/2021 7:39 PM
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pumping is absolutely less effective than on non-HPP. In thinking back now, i actually stopped using pumping as a strategy, and am only slowly doing it more now - years later. My strategy became - work really hard to get up to speed, and then do everything to maintain (eg minimal braking, large apex on turns, send all jumps to flat lol)

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Liked a comment on the item Fear Nothing - Forbidden Bike Co Launches the Dreadnought 2/3/2021 7:36 PM

I think HPP bikes would be a dog to pump because the rear wheel doesn't want to stay in the same place as you pump. Hardtails pump better than full-suspension bikes, and I feel like a HPP bike would pump even worse. I don't think most beginner and intermediate riders would...more

Added a comment about press release Fear Nothing - Forbidden Bike Co Launches the Dreadnought 2/3/2021 5:30 PM
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Ive had a few HPP bikes and always found positives and drawbacks that were similar. Often the drawbacks arent discussed - changing WB in cornering requires more active body positioning and you have to learn a new method; jumps feel unusual on the lip but can adjust to it; "poppy" feeling is gone; front wheel lifting is very hard; pedalling feels inefficient. Overall i always felt it took more effort to get up to speed, but then easier to maintain. When I went to HPP though, I actually didnt go faster, when I went back to non-HPP i actually went a little bit faster than I ever did on HPP - likely due to the additional effort I had learnt to put in. Also worthy of note is im australia, where tracks are relatively flat and technical

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Updated bike check Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition 12/26/2020 3:34 AM
Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition
Updated bike check Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition 12/26/2020 3:34 AM
Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition
Added bike check Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition 12/23/2020 7:30 AM
Revel Rail Mullet ORBO Edition
Updated bike check Revel Rascal Australian Build 7/12/2020 3:57 PM
Revel Rascal Australian Build
Updated bike check Revel Rascal Australian Build 7/12/2020 3:57 PM
Revel Rascal Australian Build
Added bike check Revel Rascal Australian Build 7/10/2020 4:25 AM
Revel Rascal Australian Build
Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Commencal Meta 6/1/2020 12:27 AM

Tremendous bikes

Liked a comment on the item AMAURY PIERRON - Vital RAW 4/22/2020 10:45 PM

He almost never drops his outside foot. Seems like his pedals are level or very close in 90% of the turns. Kinda interesting.

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Ochain - A Clever Chainring Spider Designed to Reduce Pedal-Kickback 4/2/2020 2:19 PM

when you pedal with Ochain the springs is completely compressed during the whole 360 . The elastomer works to give a fluid engagement but the elastomer travel is ridiculous.

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Ochain - A Clever Chainring Spider Designed to Reduce Pedal-Kickback 4/2/2020 2:17 PM

Good question! Thin is why we can remove or REDUCED the pedal kickback. In some conditions is good to have some reactions from suspension in order to have a more reactive bike (for example when you pump the bike)

Added a comment about video The DH Battle Nobody Will Ever Forget | UCI MTB World Cup Snowshoe 2019 w/ Bruni, Pierron & Hart 3/23/2020 4:17 AM

so good, what a finish! Hart in the rocks was unbelievable!

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Added a comment about video Bruce Klein and Troydon Murison are Pinned! 1/10/2020 2:46 AM

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Added a comment about product review Tested: iXS Trigger AM Helmet 10/9/2019 10:03 PM
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these run different sizing to the RS - worth a try

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Added a comment about video The Greatest Bike Race Ever Seen | UCI MTB World Cup Snowshoe 2019 9/16/2019 6:09 AM

great video for such an amazing race!

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Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:08 PM

Interesting how many people are focusing on the DW part of the equation. Not taking anything away from the man, they myth, the legend, but I see the (much) bigger deal here being the ability for the Athertons to quickly prototype different geometries, getting a bike to fit them better than anything...more

Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/25/2019 1:07 PM

Big applause, it's a savage industry and I wish them all the best-sooo, when can we get these in USA?

Liked a comment on the item Maxxis Eastern States Cup Announces 10th Anniversary Information & Schedule 1/24/2019 1:06 PM

haha we'd always do 55378008 upside down