Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Aaron Gwin's YT TUES at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/6/2017 8:24 PM
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The RC2 damper doesn't seem to make it into any pro's forks anymore. DH, or enduro.

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Added a comment about press release Convert Your FOX 36 Fork to a Coil Spring with the PUSH Industries ACS-3 Kit 7/18/2017 3:49 PM
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Perform basic air spring maintenance clean and lube, remove volume reducers. Plush, linear feel. Boom. Saved $400.

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Added a comment about video Growth 6/13/2017 12:47 PM
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Maybe I am worrying too much but I assume that cuttting trails this deep and skidding everywhere isn't really an issue where this trail was made? It looks fun and all but I can't shake the thought of videos like this being shared by hikers and equestrians at trail access meetings to illustrate what we do to trails. We understand this is a minority and in a very specific location but others do not and kids might see this and how "rad" it looks and go bust the same moves on their local trails. I feel like vids like this might bite us in the ass.

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Added a comment about video Leogang 2017 Practice Highlights 6/10/2017 8:23 AM
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This creates quite a dilemma for dh bike sales though. Probably the bulk of dh bike sales are for fun park runs and not racing the clock. Most of the 26aintdead folk are dh and park peeps. It will be a tough sell for them to cough up dough for a double wheelsize bump. Especially a size generally thought of as reserved for xc.

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 10:40 AM
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I don't know why you got negative props there, they obviously didn't research the Liteville.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 10:40 AM

I'd rather buy a Liteville 601 mk 4

Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 10:39 AM
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What a great, thorough review. Thanks Vital. I struggle with the notion that 170mm+ travel bikes can't be everyday rides. Where I live, the Enduro races are usually DH courses with a novelty climb thrown in the mix. This bike and bikes like it are the ticket and always have been despite the push for short-travel bikes. Even on tighter, moderate trails, I am often faster aboard my 32lb. NS Soda Evo 180mm travel rig than my 27lb. 5010 with a slightly longer shock stroke for about 143mm of travel. The NS just plows through stuff and holds the ground better through corners. On tighter trails I would say the 5010 is a little more fun to toss around but not necessarily faster. If my 5010 was the same weight as my NS I would never ride it, I would take the NS every time.

I think magazine/web reviews and the industry as a whole try to pigeon-hole bikes and categories but the usefulness of these bikes are far beyond their categories.

If two bike are the same weight, but one has more travel, I choose more travel every time unless the geometry is super-wonky.

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Added a comment about photo Guess Who's Back, Guess Again 6/2/2017 10:20 AM
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Aluminum, external routing: There is hope.

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Added a comment about photo Gwin's Cockpit 6/2/2017 10:16 AM
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Look at that beautiful external routing. Lets get back to that.

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Liked a bike check NS Surge EVO 2017 + BOS Deville FCV 5/31/2017 9:25 AM
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Dope. Lovin my NS Bikes too

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Added a comment about photo Richie Rude's Yeti SB6c G-ed Out 5/31/2017 9:20 AM
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This looks like the ideal spot for a bottom-out and alot of these guys are not getting full travel. That is puzzling. Why ride with so many volume spacers that you can't get full travel? It effectively shortens the travel of the bike but makes it ride high in the travel. Don't we want some drop travel so the tire tracks the ground for better traction to carry speed through rough corners, etc?

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Added a comment about photo Dan Wolfe's Transition Patrol 5/26/2017 6:53 PM
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Argggh! Bottle! Dammit! Read a physics book!

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Added a comment about photo Marin Wolf Ridge 5/26/2017 6:52 PM
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Stop with the water bottles on mtbs already!

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Added a comment about photo Push Elevensix Shock 5/26/2017 6:50 PM
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That bottle would be desecrated in the first 1.5 miles of my local trails.

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Added a comment about photo OneUp Components Tool Storage 5/26/2017 6:48 PM
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I will just cut and paste a comment I literally just wrote on Pinkbike: "BIKE: bobbing and weaving and whippin and generally floating around as light as can be.....RIDER: trying to be as smooth and fluid and efficient as possible (not moving nearly as much)......which makes the most sense to attach a bunch of weight to? Hint: refer to laws of physics.

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Added a comment about video Downhilling, Fire, Booze and Mayhem - #vanzacs 4/18/2017 3:02 PM
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Thanks my sort of debauchery right there.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions - Rob Warner 4/14/2017 11:38 AM
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My apologies, I must reply to misinformation when it is put out there. Myself and everyone in my world --self employed contractors, plumbers, electricians, used car dealership owners, farm equipment repair business owners, bike shop employees, physical therapists, nearly all self-employed, all have better, more affordable healthcare coverage than my wife who works at a Magnate hospital. She would get better coverage for less if she could opt out of her employer's healthcare. Before Obamacare her policies were getting increasingly worse year after year. I had zero coverage because I am self employed and it was way too much to add me to her policy. Her policy options through work haven't gotten any worse since Obamacare yet everyone with Obamacare plans that we know have saved immense amounts of money for better coverage. This ranges from healthy twenty-somethings to self employed retirement age therapists with pre-existing conditions. It's not perfect, but it it better than the past trajectory.

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Added a comment about slideshow The Tasmanian Devil's in the Details - Enduro World Series Race Show 4/10/2017 7:21 AM
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These slideshows with Sven interviewing are great. The more I hear Sam Hill the more he rules. No clips, power meters, or geeking out. Just quietly shredding and enjoying himself in the woods. Rad.

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