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Reply to Mtbs are overpriced!? 7/31/2015 8:33 AM

They say it's all in the production numbers. The more you sell the cheaper they can be. But what really are the sales numbers on MX bikes?

Reply to Missy Giove at the Windham World Cup? 7/31/2015 8:30 AM

We too have a cat named Missy. I would love to see this happen. But you know that the media will just pick up on the weed thing... Perhaps nowadays that just doesn't matter?

Reply to 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders 7/26/2015 9:47 AM

Only one American female pro?

Reply to V10 chainstay growth 7/22/2015 12:22 PM

I'd go to the Santa Cruz website and see what they spec. on complete bikes. Though I'd think that most designers keep derailleur strikes in mind and keep their designs short cage compatible. If nothing else, set it up with an old used road derailleur ... more »

Reply to Mtbike Fork Switch to DH Fork 7/22/2015 12:17 PM

At one time in my trials career, I ran a Namaiki 24" frame with a Rock Shox Judy XL with DHO lowers and the upper crown turned upside down. I think I was also running 4" travel. Do what you like. Just keep in mind that BB height. And for the record, ... more »

Reply to Shock Thrust Bearing 7/17/2015 9:05 AM

Ya just gotta love McMaster.

Reply to Road Trippin' 7/8/2015 1:32 PM

Sadly there's no time for riding. We've driven by by Black Rock, through Bellingham, Squamish, Whistler (Very smokey.), Pemberton and Kamloops. I cried on the inside as we past each one. Today It's on towards the coast at Prince Rupert before we head ... more »

Reply to What is the best suspension fork for mtb street riding 7/2/2015 8:43 AM

I haven't ridden street in a while, but when I did I rode Manitou forks. They're the easiest to modify for street use. All of the springs and damper shafts are, or at least were, interchangeable between different models of forks. You can get a burly ... more »

New thread Road Trippin' 6/28/2015 7:35 PM

You won't be hearing much from me in the coming month, which may come as a relief to some, as I'm heading off on a month long road trip to Alaska and back. We're actually taking a ferry for the last bit to see the coast and avoid the bad roads for the ... more »

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Reply to MTB INFLUENCE 6/28/2015 7:25 PM

That's an oddly worded question, but I'll see what I can do for an answer... I was a teenage roady back in early eighties in SoCal. My first MTB was a sort of a factory Klunker in the form of a Schwinn Sidewinder. It was a straight tubed beach cruiser ... more »

New thread No Love for Nyquist? 6/22/2015 6:31 PM

I guess that I was wrong to assume that Ryan Nyquist tagging along with his Haro teammate Greg Watts to Leogang Austria for the 26 Trix contest would be some biggish news? He's one of the nicest guys in BMX and now he's dabbling in MTB. There are a lot ... more »

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Reply to What do you wear? 6/16/2015 5:33 PM

If you want to ride far, you need some padded britches. Just buy the cheapest chamois you can find to start and then run them under an appropriate pair of shorts. I like Dickies work pants cut off to just above the knee. but that's just me. A breathable ... more »

Reply to Syndicate is not a trade team 6/12/2015 7:49 PM

I wonder if the turns came after the original straight trail? For ease of climbing?

Reply to DH Dual SL in the Midwest 6/8/2015 7:23 PM

I'm just a low level forum mod. I have no power over such matters. But this is the perfect opportunity for someone local to step up and provide some content for the site. Photographers (like maybe the one who took all of these fine shots.} or local videographers ... more »

Reply to DH Dual SL in the Midwest 6/8/2015 7:05 PM

Make's me wish that I had a travel budget. Well done Sirs! and Sisters! Race on!

Reply to DH Dual SL in the Midwest 6/8/2015 5:01 PM

I like the counter symmetry of the bottom of the track. Nothing I remember from a Sea Otter or any other race for that matter. I guess they do it in Speed and Style but this first in my mind for the Slalom. Keep shaping to keep those groms riding!

Reply to Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/8/2015 4:55 PM

I can't "like" your comment here, so I'll just quote you to the world... Given that road bikes run such high pressures on such tiny rims and rim makers surely use similar technology on our heavier DH rims, I don't think that the inner chamber pressure ... more »

Reply to can i jump this? 6/5/2015 6:11 PM

If there is a transition and full suspension, then both wheels at once. If it's a static drop to flat, way rear wheel first. Just watch any Danny Mac or other trials video. It all depends on the bike and the situation. Like Sspomer said any bike can ... more »

Reply to GT Sensor Vs Cannondale Trigger 6/3/2015 5:12 PM

Enjoy your new GT Sir.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 6/3/2015 5:10 PM

Perhaps he just needed a team name to sign up under and doesn't yet have a new one? He wasn't in the latest team video.