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Reply to Do you ride with a pack? 1/25/2015 6:50 PM

CO2 can be so hit and miss. If you get the valve wrong and loose all the CO2 you're screwed. Leave it for racing. I always keep a pump on hand, even if it's a tiny Crank Works one and takes ten minutes to fill a tube. I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/15/2015 8:38 PM

That ... graphic was supposed to look cool like a waterfall. Didn't work. back to work! What's wit KTM?

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/15/2015 8:34 PM

So what's the damn deal with the real KTM team? I'm drooling... ... ... ...

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/15/2015 8:29 PM

Adam. The whole point of Team Rumors is that HE/or SHE knew some rumors at the beginning of the silly season and made a well anticipated and well received graphic depiction thereof. In years past there have been timely updates, but this year, due to ... more »

Reply to Vimeo Video. 1/15/2015 9:05 AM

Perhaps it is my connection. We're on Ranch WIFI which is a signal beamed up from the coast to a ridge and then across the valley to a dish on the roof. They claim high speeds though.

New thread Vimeo Video. 1/15/2015 8:46 AM

I'm trying to figure out why Vimeo videos don't play properly on my computer. I've just updated to Yosemite and updated Safari but I'm still having problems. It's mostly an issue of buffering. It lags and the video starts skipping around, and when I ... more »

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/15/2015 8:27 AM

Thanks Gorgonzola. Back on topic. How 'bout them KTMs? Thanks to FCTRY we have the original post up on this page. Who's left?

Reply to Craziest Encounter Ever 12/31/2014 10:16 AM

Along with Cocain, alcohol is a hell of a drug. He might have been that messed up to be tied up in his own wire. Even if this film is fake, I bet it has happened somewhere, sometime.

Reply to Craziest Encounter Ever 12/31/2014 9:00 AM

I've personally disarmed a trip wire on the Hwy. 9 trails in Santa Cruz. And recently met a young Russian couple in Santa Cruz that made it clear how much Russians love their wild mushrooms. Thanks goodness for vodka, or the guy might have been more ... more »

Reply to Do you think a World Cup DH career debut like Gwin's is possible anymore? 12/30/2014 3:23 PM

I believe Shaun is right. BMX racers are fit and great at riding nice smooth tracks. Mike Day has been racing DH off and on for years and hasn't become a major contender. Fast guy, but not a contender. If it happens again it will come from the Moto world. ... more »

Reply to True freeride bikes 12/27/2014 8:14 AM

http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/freeride Check out the Product section at the top of the page. You don't have to look past your own name. A Scott Voltage would be a sweet option.

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/27/2014 8:10 AM

The stiffness of the fork is a pretty personal thing. Some ride almost locked out and some allow a lot more suspension movement. I pretty much always had coil spring forks, so I'd put in the heaviest spring available and give it a bit of extra compression ... more »

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/25/2014 8:14 AM

You should rename this post hard tail build help. So a freewheel like the 13tooth in your link contains the entire ratcheting mechanism and the single gear. Those thread on to a BMX style hub that's just a body bearings axle and flanges. The Chris King ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/23/2014 6:02 PM

I say he should be a groundbreaker and be the first to be a multiple energy drink sponsored rider. He could claim that only a mixture of Monster, Rockstar and Red Bull can satisfy his immense need for energy.

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/23/2014 5:56 PM

I believe those 13 tooth freewheels are made to thread onto the small side of a flip flop BMX hub, which the Hope will not accommodate. Unless you know a very good machinist. The Hope hub has a standard MTB Cassette shape originally developed by Shimano ... more »

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/23/2014 7:59 AM

I always rode 180 Profiles for dirt jumping abuse. And I wen't through a few pairs. I'd say go with the steel Deitys.

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/21/2014 5:40 PM

Yeah. Any old BMX or MTB brake cable and housing. You could go super fancy colorful teflon coated BMX cable and housing, or just go down to the local and get some basic black and lube it well. All brake cables are pretty much the same size and strength. ... more »

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/21/2014 8:54 AM

Nope. Just standard cable and housing. How bout those cranks? Shimano? Profile? standard? nano?

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/20/2014 9:37 AM

I always ran a two to one ratio on my dirt jumpers, but al LOT of riders, at least riders in Aptos, use heavier ratios. I'm a bit curious. Are you going to run some BMX cranks or MTB?

Reply to Hardtail setup help (dirt jump) 12/19/2014 5:32 PM

11 tooth is the smallest that you can run on a standard MTB cassette hub. Chris King makes a killer stainless steel one that is worth the extra money at twenty five bucks or so. I used to run a 22-11 set up with one for years. My friend Jason discovered ... more »