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sambs827 briceshirbach's article
Jan 8, 2015 at 15:05
Jan 8, 2015
A United State of Downhill
The rocky mountains are a big rock to climb out from under.....
sambs827 pivotcycles's article
Jan 6, 2015 at 9:07
Jan 6, 2015
Pivot Cycles Signs Freeride Pioneer Aaron Chase
For Christ's sake, it's ColOmbia. Not ColUmbia.
sambs827 parisgore's photo
Dec 11, 2014 at 11:03
Dec 11, 2014
The first time I rode Crap Chute I knew this tree would be a line for something rad.....this is exactly what I had in mind.

sambs827 scottsecco's article
Dec 1, 2014 at 11:06
Dec 1, 2014
Movies For Your Monday
How to lose your credibility: by spelling "Lose" with two O's.
sambs827 mikelevy's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 22:39
Nov 11, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
I got a set of RS on my bike 6 weeks ago. Cut the lines upon install, and didn't even have to bleed. Excellent! I'm running Avid HS-X heat-shedding rotors. Setup was super easy. got my reach adjusted to where I wanted it and started riding. No turkey warble (although oddly enough the same cannot be said for many Shimano brakes I've ridden lately.....). I've ridden in 90+ heat, and in low 30's with rain, snow, sleet, and slop. Performance on both fronts has been excellent. As Levy said, the modulation of SRAM has always been great. Power was good enough. Consistency was dubious by today's standards. The Guides still have great modulation. And they have plenty of power. And feel the same at the bottom of big brake-burner descents as they do at the top. Oh, and no more wild turkey.
sambs827 mikelevy's article
Nov 11, 2014 at 22:30
Nov 11, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
Did you read the instructions before trying? I know it sounds dumb, but a valid question. I thought mine were wonky until I saw that you actually push the lever out from the bar to allow the reach adjust to move. Actually a smart move to prevent the tweaking of knobs while sitting around on the bike at trail intersections.....
sambs827 Mdcbiking's article
Nov 5, 2014 at 10:04
Nov 5, 2014
sambs827 Eastern-States-Cup's article
Oct 1, 2014 at 15:16
Oct 1, 2014
POC Eastern States Cup DH: Two to Go and Three for the Money
"Leave the leaf raking for another day and come spend some quality time in the saddle before snow flies this weekend at Jiminy Peak and the following weekend at Plattekill." Because it's Plattekill, where snow can be expected at any time of the year. Heh!
sambs827 redbullbike's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 10:15
Sep 29, 2014
Red Bull Rampage 2014: Qualifying Run 2 Action
Dear Red Bull: Please hire commentators who know what the hell they're talking about. Bonus points if they actually pronounce names correctly. Also spell athletes' names correctly in edits.
sambs827 briceshirbach's article
Sep 29, 2014 at 10:03
Sep 29, 2014
East Bound and Down: The World Cup Q & A
The two times I went to the Windham WC I had an hour-long drive. Perfect-that's just in my back yard. Most people I met there drove 8+ hours to watch and take part in the citizens' races. A couple flew in from across the country or down from Canada. They had the 4X race the first time the WC was at Windham, but it cost way too much money for them to do it again the subsequent years. And yes, the 4cross race was a giant hillside party.
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