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  1. No vipers were harmed during the filming, they just watched from the woods with their tiny bowls of popcorn. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Yeah, me either. Still no idea what grabbed my front wheel on that one. Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  3. I rented one of their full face and put it to good use on the first blind run down Vipers Den as can been seen at 7:40 in this vid: If I don’t buy one before the next trip I rent again, no doubt. They are nice helmets too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  4. It was dry as a bone this afternoon.. go get some. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  5. For me it was definitely worth the money for a day plus I rented a full face ($15) and bought a shirt ($30 or 35). Lift wait times were a non issue even toward the end of the day the lines moved well and you get plenty of runs.. we could have done a lot more had our mechanical and physical gear held up a bit longer. That said I wouldn’t go too frequently until there’s more variety and the dirt is in better shape. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  6. It was a good time, and I agree with your review pretty much. I wasn't really feeling the green, too much pedaling to maintain speed and didn't really find a flow on it.. I'm not the target audience I suppose. Loved Stinger and really enjoyed Viper's Den.. even had a crazy crash first run down that one, glad my full-face was a rental! Sticky Icky was ok, but man so blown out. Speaking of the dirt, man it was generally pretty sketchy and it took me a while to figure out the grip, just lots of fluff. I'm sure that will all settle and pack in with time, rain and traffic. That said, I'm a bike park noob and it took me half of the day just to get my rebound dialed down to the point where I wasn't sketchily springing and pinging off everything.. it was just a different type of riding for me. My rear brake also took a shit early on and caused me some terrifying moments, but I still feel like I got my moneys worth. I definitely had a great day but probably will wait until they get some more content before considering a season pass.
  7. I think the perception of harshness is personal preference + terrain related as well. Assuming that the stock tune is going to work for everyone and faulting the frame if it’s harsh isn’t realistic IMO. I wouldn’t worry about their stated warranty.. their philosophy is really “if you buy one of our frames we’ll take care of you fairly”. That said, the real world durability of their carbon tech is still TBD.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Thanks Seth! I’m like 5’7.5” so your large Smash would be huge for me.. I ride a small GG.. medium everything else. No doubt the X2 will be much better, I had the DHX2 on my Nomad and it was great. I like the frame enough to invest a little more to get the rear end dialed in. Been thinking about getting the Super Deluxe tuned also.. I think I’m going to do an 230x65 X2 to run in Megatrail mode and get the RS tuned at some point to have a dialed spare/trail shock. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  9. If you are considering a GG bike/frame, here are a few things you should know: The level of precision and quality adhered to in the aluminum frames is impressive. If they apply this same standard to the carbon frames they will be built really well. My experience with their customer service has been beyond reproach. From all the questions, ordering, etc, they are fast, friendly and very helpful. With the one “issue” I’ve had, their warranty process was fast and painless... I had a new part in hand within like 3 days. This surprised me because my frame took 2 months to receive even though I was told 3 - 4 weeks. Shit happens in small shop manufacturing, but it gave me time to decide I wanted a different decal color than originally ordered. The really steep seat tube angles they use are a compromise. It works as advertised in keeping the front end more planted on steep climbs, but you may find it more difficult to pop the front end up and over stuff in wheelie like maneuvers. That front end wants to stay planted when seated all the time. This can be tuned by moving the seat back further. I’ve heard others others complain about stand over clearance. Even with the “humpback” aluminum frame I have never noticed it to be an issue, and I am not a tall long legged dude by any stretch. The carbon frames improve on this anyway. Unfortunately I have NOT been impressed with the sensitivity of the rear suspension. I ordered with the Rock Shox Super Deluxe and in general when I have the shock set up with the sag/support that I want, the rear end is harsh. If I get rid of the harshness, it’s not supportive enough. Until I prove otherwise I’m chalking this up to the stock tune of the rear shock and am currently leaning towards a Fox x2 as a replacement for its tunability. The guys at GG generally favor coil on these bikes and I’m staying open to that but like the versatility and ‘pop’ of a good air shock. There is nothing particularly sophisticated about the kinematics of the GG suspension design. It’s a solid Horst link implementation and works fine, but there are fancier designs being used by other brands that are probably a bit more refined. The main trait that annoys me about the GG Freedom Linkage is the amount of pedal kickback.. there’s a lot. It’s especially noticeable around here if you put some power down though chunkier sections. It works fine overall though. I greatly prefer the frame in “gravity” mode, even for trail riding. Unfortunately the BB is a bit too low in that mode for me around here. I’m running 165mm cranks and have to be pretty careful with pedaling.. I got a little complacent a couple days ago and had a pretty good high speed pedal strike/ejection. The angular contact bearings do require attention here and there. You’ll need to maintain their preload and develop a feel for that or you’ll end up with a creaky mess. Greg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  10. No.. I ordered it last April and got it in June. I don’t recall knowing you were doing the bamf thing when I ordered it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I’m on Tapatalk and it doesn’t show up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Sure, why not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. God damn... it’s these fuckers that should be shamed into paying for the signage Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  14. I don’t understand why prominent signage wouldn’t be acceptable to the county. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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