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Rider's Throat Apparently Sliced by Barbed Wire Across Trail - July 10, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Agreed - I would at least take it down pending further details.  There is a very real chance that this is a scam.

1) Injured rider has a history of other Gofundme pages and similar sites to gain him money.

2) Injured rider discarded the barbed wire, and it could not be recovered.

3) There are no pictures of the barbed wire on scene.

4) Rider went to media, did not approach police (he was subsequently contacted by police).

5) Rider claims his dog was in his backpack for his ride and was thrown from backpack in crash (who rides with a dog in their backpack?)

6) Rider claims incident happened on a VERY popular trail (Merlin View) between 8 and 9 PM.  Strava data indicates multiple parties were on the trail at this time, and no reports from other parties about meeting this rider.  (This trail is also a fairly short loop, ~ 45 minutes for most riders).

7) Rider is asking for considerably more than replacement cost for bike on Gofundme.

2016 Trek Shremedy 29 – Long Term Review - June 2, 2016, 10:05 p.m.

Good review - is that BB measurement accurate? " With the slightly longer fork the BB height measures 358mm in the low setting" ? That is really, really high, and a deal breaker for a lot of riders.

Click to Buy… Your New Bike - March 2, 2016, 8:24 a.m.

I think a lot of the changes we are seeing are coming from a conscious decision on the component manufacturers part to encourage cyclists to buy whole bikes new instead of holding on to old bikes, and upgrade them over time. The rapid proliferation and changes to standards (wheel sizes, axles, BBs, freehubs, etc) pushes riders to hold off on upgrades, and just buy a whole new bike instead (if you are thinking of buying a fancy new wheelset - what do you think the odds you can use it on your next bike are?). This puts pressure on shops in a number of ways. One, stocking components is a risky endeavour - if you don't sell it this year, it might not be compatible with next years bikes. Secondly, if consumers are looking for new bikes more frequently they are going to be extra price sensitive - helping the online brands even more.

Supreme DH Testing in California - April 1, 2015, 11:53 a.m.

Because it uses such a pivot. If you pause the video, you can see the bike is a single pivot with high pivot placement. The upper pulley reduces weird chain feedback issues.

2015 Rocky Mountain Sherpa - April 11, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

I'd really like to try this bike out, minus the front hub. 2.8 tires on wide rims, could be sweet.

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