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    a few Red Bull pictures

    So my girlfriend and I headed to Vegas and then Redbull and then Vegas and then home - it was great trip! It also fun to drive when the speed limits are 75mph, so I was cooking along around 90-5mph for much of it - woohoo!

    This was a our first time to Red Bull Rampage, because we were going to Vegas, etc - I didn't deal with bringing bikes. We arrive at the parking and have a 4 plus mile hike to the event (and then 4 plus mile on the return). I overpacked I brought my camping backpack, which was the first mistake, because you tend to fill it -a bunch of drinks, food, ice, snack, binoculars, camera, and chair. Made it to the site soaking wet.

    It was awesome to see much of this event up close. Bascially you are on the course and moved around like cattle - mooo - for the various lines for different riders. Because of the all of obstacles and just the setting - it was surreal!

    These riders are amazing, the upper mountain and some of the lines are just downright nuts. The crowd was into it - cheering everyone. You couldn't see everything, but you could hear the crowd cheer when they made it and gasp when they crashed.

    Coolest part of the event -seeing Aggy jump for joy when Sorge nailed his second lap.

    Judging was suspect as mentioned by many others. Since I couldn't see everything, I will hold my comments.

    Interesting - we beat our buddy back to the car lot, who had a bike. You had to check you bike in and there was a long line to get your bike back.

    The event ended early so we swung by Over The Edge bike shop to hopefully throw my leg over the new Endorphin, but its was out being ridden - darn it - oh well back to Vegas for a much needed jump in the hot tub.

    Here's a few pictures Tyler, Will, and 2 of Doerfling and the neon green Podium - granted these aren't like the pro photo folks.....haha and 1 vegas shot
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    I'm surprised that this was the winning run:
    Red Bull Rampage 2012 USA The Winning Run -- Red Bull.com Videos -- Red Bull

    In 2010 that wouldn't have even came close:
    The Finals - Red Bull Rampage 2010 - YouTube
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    I LOL'd when I saw this pic on pinkbike.

    Dusty gives a mean stinkeye!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch_Surfer View Post
    I LOL'd when I saw this pic on pinkbike.

    Dusty gives a mean stinkeye!

    My first thoughts
    1. Dusty should have used sunscreen
    2. Diversity

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    Quote Originally Posted by dulyebr View Post
    My first thoughts
    1. Dusty should have used sunscreen
    2. Diversity
    It's the hue off my shirt! Or the neon lights! Or both! I was very well protected all weekend...

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    "Interesting - we beat our buddy back to the car lot, who had a bike. You had to check you bike in and there was a long line to get your bike back. "

    yeah, i spent all of friday and most of sunday checking bikes as a "volunteer", i was so tired of it by 2 sunday, i took the shuttle down and headed home. 20 hours of volunteer work and i got to see about three qualifying runs on friday. nothing like driving 9 hours each way for event to be working. at least i met some good people.

    so red bull, you owe me!!!

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    some ride time...

    At least you got a bit of ride time in on Saturday. The post-ride bourbon/beer fest made Saturday a memorable day for sure...at least as far as I remember

    Great to meet you all,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    "Interesting - we beat our buddy back to the car lot, who had a bike. You had to check you bike in and there was a long line to get your bike back. "

    yeah, i spent all of friday and most of sunday checking bikes as a "volunteer", i was so tired of it by 2 sunday, i took the shuttle down and headed home. 20 hours of volunteer work and i got to see about three qualifying runs on friday. nothing like driving 9 hours each way for event to be working. at least i met some good people.

    so red bull, you owe me!!!
    Sorry to hear that.....doesn't sound enjoyable at all.

    I would guess that 90% of the people were on bikes or got the shuttle.

    On the way back, the walkers did all b-line through the desert brush as oppose to the road and that helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch_Surfer View Post
    I LOL'd when I saw this pic on pinkbike.

    Dusty gives a mean stinkeye!

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I cam across that photo.

    I missed the rampage, but found some REALLY fun non-ramage-esque trails near my place that I will be sharing with a few close friends.

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    Jamie...were you there on Saturday to see the "camapult"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skins View Post
    At least you got a bit of ride time in on Saturday. The post-ride bourbon/beer fest made Saturday a memorable day for sure...at least as far as I remember

    Great to meet you all,
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    I couldn't help but notice Kevin NOT pushing this chili up the rock face...wtf...I want a refund.

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    Whos that dude w that orange frame ? ......Team rider ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aedubber View Post
    Whos that dude w that orange frame ? ......Team rider ?
    that is none other than Mr Dusty Bottoms himself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skins View Post
    At least you got a bit of ride time in on Saturday. The post-ride bourbon/beer fest made Saturday a memorable day for sure...at least as far as I remember

    Great to meet you all,
    Jeff
    thanks Jeff, is was a good day that made for a tough drive off the mesa and getting to the venue by 7 am.

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    don't suppose you are going to sell any Knolly t-shirts? nice and simple t's with a quality logo.

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    Is that a 125mm or 150mm KS Lev on Dusty's bike?

    What post are you sporting Mr. Farrell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatwheeled View Post
    don't suppose you are going to sell any Knolly t-shirts? nice and simple t's with a quality logo.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dude! View Post
    +1
    LOL. I asked the warehouse mgr a few weeks ago about hats/tees..."We're concentrating on making bikes right now" Dusty musta busted out the stencil @ home.

    Great pics, and Dude! looks like a great trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatwheeled View Post
    don't suppose you are going to sell any Knolly t-shirts? nice and simple t's with a quality logo.
    +3 Just sent an email to Noel asking about that as well. Couldn't find anything on the website.
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    Maybe Noel can get a deal if we put a group order together.

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    Been a while since we had a thread going regarding some Knolly softgoods! If it weren't for the SAPA fiasco I'm sure we would have seen more long ago but unfortunately they've been stuck in the focus on getting bikes to market mindset for quite a while (and rightly so). I can't wait for some Ts, a hoodie, hats and maybe a 3/4 sleeve jersey though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Is that a 125mm or 150mm KS Lev on Dusty's bike?

    What post are you sporting Mr. Farrell?
    i'm rocking an old school thomson, and my girlfriend uses the lever action joplin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Is that a 125mm or 150mm KS Lev on Dusty's bike?

    What post are you sporting Mr. Farrell?
    I've had a 150 LEV on my Chilcotin for a few months, and a 125 LEV on my Endo. Both have been working flawlessly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    I've had a 150 LEV on my Chilcotin for a few months, and a 125 LEV on my Endo. Both have been working flawlessly.
    For almost $900 MSRP in seat posts, that should be the case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Bottoms View Post
    I've had a 150 LEV on my Chilcotin for a few months, and a 125 LEV on my Endo. Both have been working flawlessly.
    Thanks for the info, Dusty. I noticed that you have the post inserted all the way which I'm guessing doesn't allow you full leg extension while pedaling. For stronger riders like yourself that's not a big deal.

    I have a 125 LEV on my Chilcotin but I have the maximum seat height set to make pedaling the easiest possible (i.e. road bike leg extension). In that configuration I have the post at the minimum insertion line and when I put the seat all the way down my butt sometimes drags on the back of the seat as I move to the back of my bike. I've never got hung up on my seat, but it makes me wonder if I should have gotten the 150 LEV.

    I'm switching my 90mm stem to a 40 or 50mm stem for other reasons, but hopefully the shorter stem will make moving my butt back a smoother experience. If not, I will be selling a slightly-used, already-been-crashed, KS LEV 125mm at a price that is much lower than msrp and buying the KS LEV 150mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Thanks for the info, Dusty. I noticed that you have the post inserted all the way which I'm guessing doesn't allow you full leg extension while pedaling. For stronger riders like yourself that's not a big deal.

    I have a 125 LEV on my Chilcotin but I have the maximum seat height set to make pedaling the easiest possible (i.e. road bike leg extension). In that configuration I have the post at the minimum insertion line and when I put the seat all the way down my butt sometimes drags on the back of the seat as I move to the back of my bike. I've never got hung up on my seat, but it makes me wonder if I should have gotten the 150 LEV.

    I'm switching my 90mm stem to a 40 or 50mm stem for other reasons, but hopefully the shorter stem will make moving my butt back a smoother experience. If not, I will be selling a slightly-used, already-been-crashed, KS LEV 125mm at a price that is much lower than msrp and buying the KS LEV 150mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSC View Post
    Thanks for the info, Dusty. I noticed that you have the post inserted all the way which I'm guessing doesn't allow you full leg extension while pedaling. For stronger riders like yourself that's not a big deal.

    I have a 125 LEV on my Chilcotin but I have the maximum seat height set to make pedaling the easiest possible (i.e. road bike leg extension). In that configuration I have the post at the minimum insertion line and when I put the seat all the way down my butt sometimes drags on the back of the seat as I move to the back of my bike. I've never got hung up on my seat, but it makes me wonder if I should have gotten the 150 LEV.

    I'm switching my 90mm stem to a 40 or 50mm stem for other reasons, but hopefully the shorter stem will make moving my butt back a smoother experience. If not, I will be selling a slightly-used, already-been-crashed, KS LEV 125mm at a price that is much lower than msrp and buying the KS LEV 150mm.
    You have a keen eye.

    Actually, the post is in that position for a very specific reason:

    I'm almost 6'3" and usually ride the 150 LEV without about 4 inches of lower post showing. However, we were riding Gooseberry Mesa that day which is mostly flat with a lot of grunt/power climbs with occasional degree of technicality to them. On those climbs I don't like my saddle at "full XC fire road" climbing height because the bike can feel 'tipsy' at the crux of the move, and I want to be able to put a foot down easily if things get weird. I also don't want to micro-manage by leaving the post at full height and then have to lower it an inch at the remote every time. I'd rather just slam all the way up, and all the way down.

    Honestly, if KS ever makes a 7" version, that would be my preference. I asked Rick(of KS) about this at Interbike, and he said it's not outside the realm of possibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dusty bottoms View Post

    honestly, if ks ever makes a 7" version, that would be my preference. I asked rick(of ks) about this at interbike, and he said it's not outside the realm of possibility.
    +1,000,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by catch22 View Post
    Been a while since we had a thread going regarding some Knolly softgoods! If it weren't for the SAPA fiasco I'm sure we would have seen more long ago but unfortunately they've been stuck in the focus on getting bikes to market mindset for quite a while (and rightly so). I can't wait for some Ts, a hoodie, hats and maybe a 3/4 sleeve jersey though!
    Seems like all we'd need is a good quality jpeg of the Knolly downtube sticker and/or head tube "K" and we could make our own. Get a group together and just order them from a T shirt company (with Noel's blessing, of course). Sell 'em for cost plus shipping and hassle to whoever heads it up.

    Anyone want to take this up?

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    I've been waiting for a FR jersey as I discussed with Noel a couple of years ago.
    They were in the works, but like was said, the world got in the way.
    I have an older Knolly T-Shirt, but it is getting thin.
    Would love a Hat, Tee, and a FR jersey.

    If Noel gives his blessing I'm in.

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    While there hasn't any been any new shirts made recently, it might do you some good to e-mail the knolly info box if you are an XL or a small in size. There is a few sitting up in the office in Vancouver that could use a home.

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    I owned a screen-printing business when I was 18. I don't have the equipment but I'm not afraid to take on the task.

    If I do it, I will do t-shirts first. If they work well and there was enough demand then I would look into doing the other products. I will farm most of the work out and use my LBS as the sales arm. Also Knolly deserves some money for brand creation, so the t-shirts will probably be $20+, not including shipping (whatever USPS charges).

    If Knolly OKs it then I will start a thread on it with more details.

    @ Knolly: If this is acceptable (hopefully one of you reads this) then PM me and we can work out the details. I plan to go kiteboarding in Cancun for 2 weeks in November and then go back their for 2 weeks around the time the world supposedly is going to end (Dec 23rd). If I can get approval and designs quickly then we should able to ship pre-orders before Christmas. LMK!

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    Hey nice pics. Hey nice shirt. Gimme a Knolly shirt! In xtra fat size please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greasemeat View Post
    Hey nice pics. Hey nice shirt. Gimme a Knolly shirt! In xtra fat size please.
    I never got a response from Knolly, which I think is reasonable. When you have a brand you should be responsible in managing it. I'm sure they will get around to making some Knolly accessories when they get the time.
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    I am a dealer in BC, and was just bugging Noel, Chris, and Kevin about shirts. The word is, if enough specific demand (ie order) is there, they may do a run of T's. I also asked about getting some made here, and that was a "no-go". So, tell your dealers what you want, and lets get an order going!

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    Nice. T's are good, tech T's are better, u know look & wear like Ts but are anti-stink or whatever for ridin
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