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Lives in: Jackson, WY USA

Member since: 05/08/10

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Added reply in a thread Mountain Biking in Wilderness Areas Closer to Reality: USA House Committee Passes Bill 12/14/2017 11:31 PM

Not all wilderness areas are "prestine". A wilderness study area can have some of the best trails in the country on it. If the study moves up to a wilderness area, we lose said trails. Why should we lose those existing bike only trails, the very few ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why hasn't this broken the internet yet? 12/1/2017 12:48 PM

Been getting a lot of attention on IG lately. Thing looks dope. Concerned about the lack of a linkage to help guide the seatstay though. It's like a massive yoke driven shock currently. Feel like it's going to put a lot of unnecessary loading on the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Want to Buy One of Colorado's Most Fun Bike Parks? SolVista / Granby Ranch is for Sale 11/15/2017 11:41 AM

Wow. Hope it works out for the best. Have a lot of great memories there. Post rain silky laps, and the larger features on buck and cougar. Be sad to see it go away.

Liked a comment on the item Frames of Mind | Matt Jones Pushes the Envelope 11/14/2017 4:22 PM

Fresh dirt on the take off and landing for every shot? Holy crap that's next-level pro.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Kiran MacKinnon & Warren Kniss 11/5/2017 9:22 AM

Your daily reminder that there's no substitute for an actual downhill bike.

Liked a comment on the item Hope Cassette 11-48 10/30/2017 8:58 AM

SRAM.

Added a comment about feature TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/13/2017 9:25 AM
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http://linkagedesign.blogspot.com/search/label/Young%20Talent

Try here. List of bikes on the right of the page. May or may not be on here.

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Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 5:55 PM

Depends where you're concerned about heat. I could believe the air shocks damper running cooler because it's essentially surrounded by a giant heat sink. The issue is the air cans seals. Due to their size, they create a lot of friction. Coil shocks really ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 10:45 AM

Been discussed a bit. 3 key points keep coming up. One being that the leverage curve of on the rear suspension varies a lot bike to bike vs a fork being a 1:1 ratio. Race only springs are producing coils for forks with eibach that are pro rate. It's ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 5:52 PM

Hopefully we'll see more of a push by brands to add in a viable bottom out control to coil shocks, EXT does so with the new Arma. http://www.extremeshox.com/product/arma-hbc-downhill-racing-copy/ No short options currently though. I feel like Push could ... more »

Added a comment about photo New Formula Nero R DH Fork 8/27/2017 1:04 PM
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Curious about that Arma....will we be getting a vital review?

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Liked a comment on the item Kaos Seagrave's Transition TR11 at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/5/2017 9:24 AM

I think, the best looking dh bike out there at the moment.

Liked a comment on the item Kaos Seagrave's Transition TR11 at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/5/2017 9:24 AM

What a great looking bike

Liked a comment on the item Focus JAMc 7/27/2017 9:38 AM

Yeah, I'm kind of unsure of the math involved, because theoretically when it's helping the most is when your pedals are vertical, and the force is 0 Newtons, which theoretically you'd want to skip that point altogether. I don't really know the power output of cyclists or anything, but an oval chainring is an...more

Added a comment about press release Convert Your FOX 36 Fork to a Coil Spring with the PUSH Industries ACS-3 Kit 7/19/2017 9:59 AM
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Check out how a bottom out system on a trophy truck works. Pneumatic bump stop that is adjustable. Obviously meant to take a beating, but this is just a slimmed down version. As long as there is very little stiction on the air shaft assembly, you shouldn't feel it hit.
http://www.ridefox.com/filter.php?m=offroad&t=shocks&f1=type&v1=Bump%20Stop&ref=topnav

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Liked a comment on the item ROCK-SMASHING DH! Vital RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup 7/7/2017 10:58 PM

We have never stopped doing one-a-day RAW...? Are you saying you would prefer less content from World Cups? You could always just not click the stuff you don't like?

Added a comment about product review Hope Cassette 11-48 6/20/2017 5:22 PM
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While not as offset as the SRAM upper pulley, the new XTR is an offset system that is designed to clear bigger cassettes. The b-tension was not maxed out and cleared the 48 comfortably. Without touching the b-tension from the Hope setup, the Sram cassette works flawless throughout the higher gears, where I experienced the problem on the Hope cassette. We've run this same setup on other bikes with the 9-46 E*13 and had zero issues, other than it being minorly clunky. The difference between the aluminum cluster and the steel cluster is also night and day on the Hope. Zero problems in the aluminum, yet as soon as it's in any one of the steel cogs, it fails. So either I have a cassette that is out of tolerance on the machining, or Hope's design is far enough from the "standard" which everybody else uses, that it doesn't work. The lack of help in resolving this problem is part of what prompted the review and quite frankly bums me out. I absolutely love the brakes, minus not getting a set of barbs or olives with them, and having to cut them back out of the hose in order to shorten my lines. The pro 4s on my DH bike perform like expected from Hope.

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Added a product review for Hope Technology 11 spd Cassette Cassette 6/20/2017 11:00 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol 6/17/2017 12:09 PM

yo, lucky sod!