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taldfind

Lives in: Blackfoot, ID USA

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Added a comment about photo Enduro 2/28/2022 7:23 AM
Enduro

And even more flex from this Lyrik, dang these riders are hitting hard!

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Added a comment about press release Gwin, Dakotah, Breeden and Sherlock - Intense Factory Racing 2022 1/15/2022 9:50 AM
taldfind

As an artist, I can tell you that your statement is both true, and false. Yes, some people have a greater combination of natural ability and practice than others, and given the same paintbrush they will always create a more pleasing picture. But, not all paintbrushes are the same, and low quality paintbrushes, or even high quality brushes with the wrong construction make it harder or even impossible to take the image from the mind and put it on canvas.

Same thing applies to bikes, especially when loosing even one second is the difference between winning a race and missing the podium entirely and therefore missing out on that nice bonus check from the sponsors and UCI.

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Added a comment about press release 'Don't Define Me' Featuring Rachel Strait 1/5/2022 9:34 AM
taldfind

Everything about this hits home for me. My kids are the best things to have happened in my life the last 10 years. Marrying my wife is the only thing that tops 'em.

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Added a comment about video The Story Behind Dean Lucas Paying $10,000 on a Private Jet to Get Back to Australia 11/19/2021 9:06 PM

Well, now you know how your family really feels about your "conversations" during the Holidays...wink

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Added a comment about feature Rampage 2021 Winning Runs 10/16/2021 8:53 AM
Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Snowshoe #2 World Cup Downhill 9/18/2021 5:53 PM
taldfind

That was the most exciting end to the Women's season I have ever seen! And the Men's was just as exciting as the end to the 2019 season, had us on the edge of our seats over here! MTB DH really is the best sport in the world.

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Added a comment about press release Spinergy Launches New MTX Wheel Line 9/14/2021 12:37 PM
taldfind

According to thier website, the PBO spokes are a "Flexible High-strength Zylon Fiber." Basically something similar to a small diameter rope. I've heard good things about them, but I haven't had the chance to try them myself.

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Added a comment about feature $3,499 YT Tues Comp Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 9/6/2021 8:37 PM
taldfind

Even with the same reach, the slacker head tube angle of the dh bike will put the front wheel farther away than and enduro bike's wheel, which could make the dh bike feel bigger. And if the dh bike has more stack, the handlebars could be farther away from the bb on the dh bike than the enduro bike, which will definitely feel bigger.

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Added a comment about feature $3,399 Canyon Sender 6 Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 8/14/2021 2:51 PM
taldfind

If you buy consumer direct, "...you're indirectly telling a bike shop to pound sand..."
Well, by selling a low spec bike for $6,699 and the high spec bike for $13,099 (like the new Pivot Firebird) bike shop manufacturers are telling new, low income and young riders to pound sand. And any shop that won't work on a bike because "it's consumer direct" or "we don't carry that brand" deserve to go the way of the T-rex.

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Added a comment about feature Why Are Bike Prices Going Up? And Up? 6/18/2021 7:33 AM
taldfind

I had been wanting to get a new bike for a few years leading up to the pandemic, but the money just wasn't there. Last summer I decided the only way to raise the cash was to sell both of the bike I currently had. They haven't really sold according to plan, and other life expenses kept eating the money I was raising from selling the bike parts.

Then this spring with with rumors of huge lead times and increasing prices, I decided that if I wanted to have a bike to ride at all,I needed to buy sooner or have to wait until much later. With a combination of stimulus money, tax return and credit card, I had enough to get a RM Altitude A50 that was in stock at a dealer in a neighboring county.

Now I'm just waiting for a new shock pump (my old one croaked) so i can finish setting the bike up before it's maiden ride.

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Added a comment about feature MTB ADVICE!! with Team Robot - ANSWERS #2 2/11/2021 4:15 PM
taldfind

To be clear, you are referring to onX correct?

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Added a comment about feature REVIEW: Cascade Components Linkage Upgrade for Transition Sentinel and Kona Process 1/29/2021 10:13 AM
taldfind

Steve at Voorsprung Suspension takes about the difference between HSR and LSR in one of his Tuesday Tune videos on YouTube. He even puts a Float X2 on a dyno. I bet the answer to you question is there.

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Added a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 10/1/2020 8:26 AM
taldfind

@sspomer is going to be a thief again this year! Redbull TV's coverage of World Champs is geo blocked in the USA again!

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