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Liked a comment about news blog RESULTS - First-ever UCI e-MTB World Championships 8/28/2019 1:17 PM

I'll let my avatar do the talking

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Liked a comment about press release The All-New 2020 Rocky Mountain Slayer Unveiled 8/13/2019 8:47 AM

get over ya weight obsession, just get stronger ;P

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Liked a comment about press release Race Only Springs Launches Progressive Coil Shock Springs 7/9/2019 9:35 AM

Ah fair enough. I have similar issues with declaring all the world cups I've won

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Liked a comment about press release Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/5/2019 6:36 PM

As a guy who often writes too much for little-to-no reward on the internet, I appreciate the essay you've put together here

That said, arguing that people "aren't doing it right" when it comes to assessing performance is a tough sell. Though I haven't had much time on the product in question, I wasn't impressed. Most of the guys I really trust (no pun intended) also weren't impressed (one was). Yes setup was correct, and yes we were all expecting a different kind of ride.

It eats certain bumps really well. Unfortunately, its a bit of a one trick pony. Before you say "I'm doing it wrong" hear me out.

Suspension should be about traction, but control, ultimately, is the goal. I often felt like I was in less control with this product due to the way it behaves on certain types of trail & rider input. If you send something to flat, it is going to feel harsh. If you try and load the suspension, it is going to respond poorly.

Loading the suspension is a technique that is helpful in many types of trail conditions. Taking this trick out of the bag is a big negative to me. I need some kind of feedback through the bar when I am pushing down into my bike. Its a control thing.

Overall, I'm not a fan. I feel its a miss. Maybe they'll take the technology and tune it to be different (dual axle path forks anyone?! lol)

As of now I'd take any modern telescoping fork over this thing. I want something predicable, I want something I can load through the handlebars, I want something that has a consistent feel.

I know there is a ton of brain power behind this, but even the smartest guys can get trapped into some kind of echo chamber where they are deaf to product weakness.

As it stands, this type of fork design might kick ass for full on XC racing (if it was 1/2 the weight), or gravel/road type riding. (it already exists) Places where you are more passive on the bike and looking to keep traction through the same type of bump.

Active riding in dynamic terrain? Nope.

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Liked a comment about press release Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/4/2019 6:24 AM
Liked a comment to mienduroguy's bike check 5/2/2019 4:48 PM

the Pontiac Aztek of bikes!!

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Liked a comment about feature Revolutionizing Carbon Bikes with Guerrilla Gravity - The Inside Line Podcast 2/5/2019 11:41 AM

That would be an evolution not revolution.

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Liked a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's Size XL Intense M29 with Kenda Tires - Intense Factory Racing 2019 Unveiled 1/23/2019 11:34 AM

jeff steber lookin like edward scissorhands.

jeffward steberhands

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Liked a comment to Suechtiger's bike check 1/7/2019 4:48 PM

Looks better than the carbon version to me.

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Liked a comment about press release Pole Announces Enduro Squad with Matti Lehikoinen as Team Manager, Plus a New Bike 1/1/2019 1:34 PM

All Pole full suspension are short link four bar linkage and the lower link is concentric to bottom bracket. The leverage curve is progressive. Anti-squat has a falling curve to reduce pedal kickback. Around SAG, there is fair amount of anti-squat but the amount of anti-squat declines towards the ending stroke where there is no need dor support.

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Liked a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2019 1/1/2019 10:39 AM

Edit for the out section:

People saying forks instead of fork.

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