Big Bird's Forum Activity

Reply to Tyres 9/4/2015 7:41 PM

Tires can only get you so far. I grew up in Southern California, so I feel a bit strange saying this to a Brit, but wet riding is all about balance and staying centered on the bike. Let the bike slip where the trail tells it to. And then try to flow ... more »

Reply to Cesar Rojo's New Carbon DH Bike 9/3/2015 7:14 PM

Ah, so I see. The letter Dee. Thank Yee.

Reply to Cesar Rojo's New Carbon DH Bike 9/3/2015 5:54 PM

Are you allowed to race both Masters and regular World Champs? Or is he just there as a coach?

Reply to What Do You Think of the Rio 2016 Olympic XC Course? 9/3/2015 5:51 PM

There were some pretty scary rocks on the side of the course. Looks Enduro worthy. How's the Olympic DH track?

Reply to G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) 9/1/2015 8:05 AM

John Tomac

Reply to Cesar Rojo's New Carbon DH Bike 8/31/2015 5:15 PM

He's retired and not roped in to any contract. He can use whatever he wants. Just like you.

Reply to RESULTS: 2015 Masters World Champs DH from Andorra 8/27/2015 6:21 PM

I once camped out in the parking lot at the Park City National next to an old geezer who made a lasting impression. I knew him only as Frenchy, as he was French, and he was a cook in the casino dungeons of Las Vegas. He showed up at the race with one ... more »

Reply to Favorite bike brand? 8/25/2015 5:09 PM

He's a guy named Willy who runs the warranty department at Santa Cruz.

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 8/23/2015 11:40 PM

Here's an idea that perhaps YT could pull off... ...perhaps... What if a Vital member could get exactly the type of frame they want, with the cockpit and butt perch they want, the drivetrain and brakes they want and most importantly, the suspension that ... more »

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 8/23/2015 11:16 PM

I want some more YT news. I can't take away your thumb tack for being boring, but at least brag about Missy or something... Bad ass... Keep it slack... ...Hashtag, Er something...

Reply to Favorite bike brand? 8/23/2015 11:05 PM

I've got my principles. It was held together by Locktite. I felt very sorry for Willy the warranty guy. Like I said, the new guys have it right

Reply to Favorite bike brand? 8/23/2015 8:34 PM

I've lived in Santa Cruz for over half of my life and I'm pretty sure that I served as an unpaid product tester for quite a few years of that. (One day/frame, they just stopped breaking anymore. I went through four or five Hecklers, four or five Chameleons ... more »

Reply to parts swap? 8/23/2015 8:00 AM

That is going to depend on a few standards lining up. As long as the new frame uses the same sized wheels, head tube and bottom bracket you're good to go. The seat tube size is another factor, but seat posts can be had fairly cheaply... ...I almost forgot, ... more »

Reply to Giant Trance front wheel removal 8/23/2015 7:56 AM

So your bike seems to have a Rock Shox with a 15mm Maxle. It should have a quick release looking lever on one side, that when opened should be able to slot into a notch in the axle itself. Open it up, slot her in and you should then be able to unthread ... more »

Reply to Brake Squeal/Noise from Trek Session+Saint 8/18/2015 6:53 PM

Gotta love that spacer science. Good find. It used to be fun in the first days of the Boxxer.

Reply to Anyone riding 27.5+ at Rampage? 8/18/2015 7:49 AM

Those silly over sized tires are designed to run at lower pressures. They would simply roll or pinch flat upon landing.

Reply to The 'Best' material for frame construction of a mountain bike. 8/15/2015 4:42 PM

Done. As I said in the comment section there... I wish that I had your focus when I was your age. Go and Get it. Now help me on my World Cup team pole.

Reply to Which WC team would you be on? 8/13/2015 7:11 PM

We've already been over that. You're too slow and too out of shape. Pretend you're the latest up and comer. Which team then?

Reply to question please reply asap 8/12/2015 1:26 PM

That's a rad hardtail street looking thing. Looks like the kind of mongrel that I used to sometimes ride. I'm not an expert on Black Market, but It's the right shape and has less machining than the new ones. I might say it's OG.

Reply to Which WC team would you be on? 8/12/2015 9:23 AM

Absolutely! I may have spoken too soon regarding the fun levels.