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Reply to Would You Ride It? 7/30/2014 4:36 PM


Reply to Start of the Downhill Family.... 7/29/2014 9:05 AM

Welcome to the family Mike. I'm gonna say to stick with a 26 inch bike. Given your experience on 20's, any added roughness is gonna disappear under the suspension, and the 26's will be stronger for a beginner to bash on. You'll also be able to find way ... more »

Reply to Specialized Enduro 650B vs. Devinci Spartan 7/17/2014 3:56 PM

Like His Dudeness said, I'd hold off and go to Canada with your current bike. That way you could actually try them both on at the local Canadian bike shop. And the price may well be lower without our steep tariffs.

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 7/17/2014 11:11 AM

Well shit. What a kick in the nuts. It turns out that the crash wash't the cause. After MRIs and MRAs, the neurologist says I either had a small stroke or I've got MS. Spinal Tap soon to really find out. I do still plan on wearing a neck brace if I ever ... more »

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 4:16 PM

BeezKneez. Great idea about encouraging the racers themselves to help marshal courses. Great idea Mr. P. on setting up the buddy system. Maverickdh005, what you said. Twice. I was tempted to correct some of your spelling errors, but they just add to ... more »

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 8:47 AM

As far as I know, course marshals are always WAGs BAHs or LRPs (Local Retired People.) and are not hired for the event. A lunch and a t-shirt aren't always enough to inspire a day of standing in the sun blowing a whistle. Perhaps making the request for ... more »

Reply to 2010 Boxxer Compression 7/6/2014 8:37 AM

Check out this even better option. http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/RockShox-Tech-Pills-BoXXer-Charger-Damper-Upgrade-kit,26276/jasonvelocity,91

Reply to dave wegle and ohlins colabreation 7/6/2014 8:33 AM

I'm for it. With Ohlins' lawyers, he might be able to hold on to one of his designs.

Reply to 2010 Boxxer Compression 7/5/2014 8:06 AM

Yes, you should really have compression damping adjustment. It may have broken as set by him and rides well for him, but you are the one who has to ride it now. But don't fret. A cartridge should be available from Rock Shox and their forks are much easier ... more »

Reply to Overpriced MTB products? 7/3/2014 9:28 AM

Neck braces. Though I understand that it's in large part due to liability insurance.

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 7/1/2014 5:30 PM

How about this one? We could go full storm trooper. http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Neck-Braces,94/Evs-Sports/EVS-RC-Evolution-Race-Collar-System,4288#product-specs

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 6/30/2014 6:56 AM

I'm leaning towards the Atlas mostly because there are two supports in the back, on either side of the spine,as opposed to one down the middle like on the Leatt and A-Stars. But I will do some more research D. Thanks for the input.

Reply to Air Dog 6/25/2014 6:25 PM

I'm truly honored to get my first front page article/forum.

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 6/25/2014 6:08 PM

Again, not looking for a pity party, (Check out "Puddles Pity Party" on YouTube. Pretty fun/funny.) but things have been getting worse. I was improving, but then more fingers started getting numb and then more and more the rest of the left side of my ... more »

Reply to Air Dog 6/25/2014 5:52 PM

The Hexo Copter is more along the lines of my idea. Why bother with the remote signal thingy of the Air Dog when almost everybody has a smartphone with GPS? But as I was typing that, I realized that smart phones don't generally like water. So having ... more »

Reply to Air Dog 6/25/2014 5:41 PM

Hey, I thought I was the old man around these parts. Yeah the sense and avoid aspect is the final hurdle. But some day, imagine taking one of these to Whistler and being able to fly on a bike through the trees with your camera flying through them behind ... more »

Reply to Air Dog 6/25/2014 12:27 PM

I much prefer this solo shot video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE03EesFY9M#t=32 Waves are made of curves...

New thread Air Dog 6/25/2014 9:23 AM

Some smartypants Euros have had one of my "Million Dollar Ideas" and made it a reality. Pretty cool. http://dirtmountainbike.com/news/airdog-ultimate-bit-kit-ultimate-action-sport-selfie.html#!3K8wo

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Reply to Swapping shocks on Specialized demo 6/20/2014 7:37 AM

It needs to be pressed out, preferably with an actual press or a vice. Failing that careful use of a hammer can work. You'll need a cylindrical pressing tool just smaller than the opening in the shock, but bigger than the bushing as well as another cylinder ... more »

Reply to Newbie lady here to help other ladies 6/18/2014 9:27 PM

I am a gentleman sir, as well as a boon friend of many of the very top female MTB skills instructors including Tammy Donohough, Kat Sweet and Lisa Tharp. Mountain biking is way too much of a sausage fest and needs a more balanced field. Once again, well ... more »