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Added a comment about press release NEW TRANSITION SENTINEL 4/29/2020 1:12 PM
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anyone know what bottle cage they're running?

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Added a comment about feature What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/6/2020 1:37 PM
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On the topic of underbiking... no question they're great fun. but as a daily driver, the mismatched intent will lead to breakage sooner rather than later. As a result, you'll be punishing your buds who have "overbiked" in the name durability, as they'll have to wait around for you while you fix your shit, or will have to tow you out. But you'll sure look "core" in the parking lot when you let onlookers know that you're better than everyone else, which is why you can ride a shorter travel bike...

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Added a comment about product review Tested: iXS Trigger AM Helmet 10/9/2019 1:08 PM
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I had an IXS Trail RS. I really liked that helmet because of price, fit, look, and colour. But a crash led it to early retirement. Since then, I've not bothered with helmets that don't have a slip plane/concussion reduction system of some sort. I'd get another one of these in a heart beat if they offered it with that technology. There's just too many helmets offered with it, at competitive prices, to pass it up.

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Added a comment about photo World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/3/2019 12:41 PM
World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29

I'm also go out on a limb and claim a few things:
- narrower rim = lighter.
- narrower rim also allows you to run narrower tires, which also = lighter.
- wider tires = higher volume. if you think of tires as suspension, higher volume equals more linear spring rate; ergo narrower tire = more ramp up (similar to adding tokens to your air spring). [Higher volume only = more grip at slower speeds.]

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Added a comment about photo World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/3/2019 12:36 PM
World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29

I believe DH bikes are generally much shorter in reach and TT length than enduro bikes. in part because they don't need to pedal for long distances. geometry is optimised for one direction (down) rather than up, down, and all around.

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Force 69er 5/14/2019 7:20 AM
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Full-on DH casing, or SuperGravity?

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Added a comment about press release WTB Vigilante Tires Now in 2.8 Width 10/15/2018 12:15 PM
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e-bike specific?

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Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Jerome Clementz's Cannondale Jekyll 7/19/2018 1:52 PM

So Clementz is using the enduro version of the etap rear mech.

Sorry but I don't get the hype surrounding etap. The pros in road racing don't like it at all. I wrench for a Continental Pro team so I know what I'm talking about.

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Added a comment about feature 2019 Mountain Bike Tire Offerings from WTB 7/9/2018 1:49 PM
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Here's what I'd buy, in a heartbeat, if it were made:

2.4 Judge, light casing, grippy compound for the front tire.
2.3 Trail boss, 'enduro' (as in DD or blk dmnd) casing, fast rolling compound. 2.4 would be ok too I guess.

They almost nailed it!

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Added a comment about video EUROBIKE VIDEO - The Crazy and The Cool, Day 1 7/9/2018 12:35 PM

Thanks for the content... two comments about format:
1) me personally, I'm not a big fan of video for this type of content. I can't quickly scan through to see what inerests me or not, and I'm not keen to open a video on my phone when not on wifi.

2) might be connected to point 1), but it could be helpful to post links to the products? took me a while to find the makers of the rockband...

2)b. I like the miniratchet toolkit. I used to have the Topeak version, and have been bummed since I lost in on my first trip with it. I wonder how this version compares. Test?

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Added a comment about press release FOX Racing Announces All-New Flux and Flux Mips Trail Helmet 2/9/2018 11:47 AM
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I like the look of this helmet. It's high on the list of possible replacements for this coming season. One thing I have not seen mentionned, and is not listed on their site, is go-pro mounting options? I'm not interested in mounting a camera, but rather a light... any info on that?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 1/30/2018 5:57 PM
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I wonder how much the Nobby Nic is responsible for the rim damage... not much support there from that tire. Might an EXO, GRID, or DD casing have held up better?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 11:02 AM
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can you add the ETRTO to the list of specs plz?

am eagerly awaiting the "trail" version. Any reviews of the FRC casing?

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Added reply in a thread Do Clipless Pedals Need a New Name? 10/16/2017 8:08 AM

you spend too much time on pinkbike. Hittheshowers has explained why they're called clipless. enjoy knowing more about the history of your sport than others, and move on. sheesh.

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 9:39 AM

bturman - How does the new Patrol handle at slower speeds in tight technical trail sections? Also any noticeable differences in climbing? Ive been on the Patrol since its release and absolutely love the bike, just wondering if the new changes make less of a trail bike and more of a...more

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol vs. Patrol - See How the 2018 Compares 8/25/2017 9:39 AM

bturman - Can you give us an idea of how does the Patrol compares to the Devinci Spartan and SC Nomad 4??

It would be nice to see a comparison between the 3 bikes

Cheers

Added a comment about feature Richie Rude's Racing a 29er at the Aspen EWS 7/27/2017 9:53 AM
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29" DHF DH casing: 1295g; 29" cushcore: 248g. That's 1543g, plus sealant in there. Freakin beast.

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Added a comment about photo Ti Bolts 7/2/2017 1:24 PM
Ti Bolts

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega Carbon G-ed Out 5/31/2017 4:47 AM
Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega Carbon G-ed Out

Could be optics, could be forces... But that hub does not look to be in the centre of the front wheel.(referring to the Lapierre picture)

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