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bravesdave added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
Thanks for the reply John. I was asking about other companies, not just Yeti. I didn't make that clear. Yetis...
3 days ago
 

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bravesdave added a comment on News: Yeti Releases New SB5c 27.5/650b Trail Bike with New Switch Infinity Technology
It seems I remember a couple of other bikes with the switch type rear suspension/shock set up. Does anyone know...
4 days ago
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Review: Mountainsmith Bike Cube Deluxe
Makes me think one plays for a traveling hockey team. LOL.
1 week ago
 

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bravesdave added a review of Morrison / Shinglemill Creek

My favorite part of the two trails is from the junction of the CT and Shinglemill (a little south of...
2 weeks ago
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Race Report: Taxing High Alpine Climbs and Punishing Descents During BME Durango, Day 1
Looks like a pretty nice tire. It caught my eye in your photos. At 1140 grams Is it maybe a...
2 weeks ago
 
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Race Report: Taxing High Alpine Climbs and Punishing Descents During BME Durango, Day 1
I meant to also say that the Breakout and the Nevegal look like they are quite similar at least in...
2 weeks ago
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Race Report: Taxing High Alpine Climbs and Punishing Descents During BME Durango, Day 1
Great write up Greg. Really enjoyed it. Components question for you. What tires were you riding on in Durango?
3 weeks ago
 

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bravesdave added 3 photos.

 
3 weeks ago
 

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bravesdave added a review of Zaisan Chutes Trail

In the Chutes it's a 1350 ft descent in 1.25 miles on virgin forest trail in Mongolia -- soft and...
on May 29, 2014
 

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bravesdave added 14 photos.

 
on May 29, 2014
 

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bravesdave added Zaisan Chutes Trail
The trail runs through a mixed conifer forest of Siberian Larch, Siberian White Pine and Spruce. The entire trail consists...
on May 29, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on The Top Mountain Bike Trails in the USA, State by State
Hey ST friends. Could you someday share with us your algorithm for calculating your best trails rankings. Of course there...
on Apr 28, 2014
 
 

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bravesdave added a comment on The Top Mountain Bike Trails in the USA, State by State
I would love to see a ranking of the top three or five trails in each state by category of...
on Apr 28, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on The Pros Weigh In: "What's Your Favorite Trail?" Part 1
Awesome idea skibum about talking the decision-makers. After the big rain event in the Springs and CO, I ran up...
on Mar 26, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on The Pros Weigh In: "What's Your Favorite Trail?" Part 1
Wow, it's really cool that Jacks got such accolades from some of these top riders. I was really surprised. It...
on Mar 24, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on News: New purpose-built trails being constructed at Buffalo Creek, CO
Wow, awesome to hear that some gnar will be added to Buff Creek. Thanks for the write up Delphinide. I've...
on Mar 20, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a review of Palmer Park

Lots of gnar out there. Pretty much any rider can find something at Palmer to challenge himself or herself. Lots...
on Feb 13, 2014
 

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bravesdave added 4 photos.

 
on Feb 13, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Best Trails for Winter Mountain Biking in Colorado
Just to add to the list, oftentimes, Stratton Open Space in COS is snow-free in the winter. Very flowy trails...
on Feb 7, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Review: Hincapie Arenberg Zero Jacket
Perfect ... ... except the price. =)
on Feb 5, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Fat Biking 101: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Biking in the Snow
Where I'm riding this year, I'm happy to say the wolves are out in force in numbers. Got to see...
on Jan 19, 2014
 
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Fat Biking 101: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Biking in the Snow
Ironhead, I'm riding outside the US this year, but the great thing is that the wolves are making somewhat of...
on Jan 19, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Fat Biking 101: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Biking in the Snow
Fun article and good stuff ... ... especially bears eating you when they are hibernating. =) In those conditions wolves...
on Jan 4, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a review of Treasure Mountain Trail

Does anyone know the damage done to Treasure Mountain Trail due to the West Fork Complex Fire last summer? I've...
on Jan 3, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Year in Review: Best Singletracks Articles of 2013
This article also got me thinking about one of my all time fav ST articles. It was the one Jeff...
on Jan 2, 2014
 
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Top 10 Bikepacking Routes in the US
What a bummer. I see that the Ozark Highland Trail in Arkansas is not open to MTB. Oh well. At...
on Jan 2, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Top 10 Bikepacking Routes in the US
I should have said for (2) above "the Ozark Trail and the Ozark Highland Trail in MIssouri and Arkansas". This...
on Jan 2, 2014
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Top 10 Bikepacking Routes in the US
I want to post here today to possibly draw some readers' attention to this article which was written back in...
on Jan 2, 2014
 

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bravesdave added 2 photos.

 
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Year in Review: Best Singletracks Articles of 2013
I really enjoyed Skibum's Spring break tour through the SW. Also, really enjoyed the articles about those training for the...
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Winona Lake Trail

Fun little trail with lots of little techy areas. Kind of a typical midwest ride, nothing epic, but a fun...
on Dec 31, 2013
 
 

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bravesdave added a review of Charlie's Cutoff

Tons of flow with big chunks of slick rock to play around on ... pretty sweet combination.
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Waldo Canyon

Was just remembering Waldo Canyon this evening. It was one of the first trails I ever rode. Fun ride. Very...
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Palmer Trail / Section 16

Yes, "entertaining" is a great way to describe this trail. Very entertaining. =)
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Palmer Trail / Section 16

One final thought. The main description classifies this as an "out and back" config. I don't agree. Palmer alone would...
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Palmer Trail / Section 16

P/S16 is a trail of two tales. Palmer is buttery smooth and makes for a nice climb. With very little...
on Dec 31, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a review of Scott Ransom 20

Super agile, responsive, eats up everything DH, begs to be pushed to the limit,
on Dec 15, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a comment on Opinion: Response to "Wilderness is more important than thrill rides"
As a forest ecologist and avid wilderness adventurer of many interests who has worked in land management for years with...
on Dec 15, 2013
 

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bravesdave added a photo of Turner Six Pack
My bike
on Dec 13, 2013
 
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