Added a comment to Monster Dad's bike check 11/12/2018 7:06 PM
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I was going to get a DPX2 for the rear of a Nomad as well. Does it feel better than the Rock Shox? Did you go with a needle bearing for the rear pivot? I also noticed you have the lower volume negative chamber, is there a reason for that? Thanks

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Added a comment to silvbullit's bike check 10/9/2018 8:00 PM
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Its nearly a half pound lighter now with 2.6 Maxxis Rekons. This is a light build that is pretty cheap except for the CC frame. I would think any DJ bike would be built to be bomb proof not light. Last DJ bike I had was around 35 pounds...

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Added a comment to Bizzelzzzzz's bike check 9/17/2018 6:34 PM
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Yup, I emailed them. No response. Time to get a Nomad and be done with it.

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Liked a comment on the item NS Soda Evo 9/17/2018 6:33 PM

PREACH Stevie B

Added a comment to Bizzelzzzzz's bike check 9/17/2018 6:33 PM
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Haha you know me too well!! Miss ya bud but I'm glad you are living the dream. I'm still strava whoring as the kids keep getting faster!

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Added a comment about video Incredible Hardline Course Preview with Gee Atherton 9/15/2018 5:54 PM
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Every year I see Gee's onboard and every time I nearly shit myself. Video never does DH tracks justice so if it looks gnarly here, it must be effing nuts in person.

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Liked a bike check NS Soda Evo 9/12/2018 7:54 AM
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Added a comment to Bizzelzzzzz's bike check 9/12/2018 6:56 AM
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Hell yeah! Mine is the air version and was BOTD back in spring of 2017. I still love it, just needs a slightly lower BB height and dropper post routing to be "modern" but instead they canned it without a worthy successor. Sorry NS, no 180mm do-it-all bike means I have to buy something else next time...are you listening?

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Added a comment about press release Freeride Isn't Dead - Commencal Launches the Clash 7/13/2018 11:27 AM
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I got excited about the headline expecting a 180mm travel bike. So actually, freeride is still dead at Commencal. I guess I will have to keep my NS Soda Evo or keep eyeballing a Nomad with a 230x65 X2....

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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 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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