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Reply to Video: Point of Neil 3/31/2015 5:34 PM

That was a whole lot of fun. Thanks and keep it up.

Reply to Off the Bike Literally. 3/26/2015 8:00 PM

We have black bears here locally, But that's a great idea, why claim deer when bear is a possibility. Until further memory, I ran into a damn black bear on my motorcycle!

Reply to Off the Bike Literally. 3/25/2015 6:56 AM

Thanks man, the scabs are starting to come off.

Reply to 2014 Kona Operator Carbon - Large - Brand New 3/24/2015 6:05 PM

It''s that scary tank... and the current economy... and the lack of a current ripper racer or freeride pro riding Kona I guess. She's a sexy beast.

Reply to My new bike! Opinions? 3/24/2015 5:48 PM

If nothing else, it looks faster. I like the alternate triple triangle design.

Reply to Is xcbiker a bad name? 3/24/2015 5:45 PM

I got my eye on you you crazy eyed scoundrel... Ride on.

Reply to Is xcbiker a bad name? 3/24/2015 12:49 PM

See ya soon. You can probably just change your name on the current account, so that there aren't two of you.

Reply to Is xcbiker a bad name? 3/24/2015 8:59 AM

Oh now I believe that I've replied to a post before. But you could be on to something. XC isn't exactly the primary focus of this website. Perhaps SuperBadassedEnduroStar might garner more attention. But screw that. Be true to yourself.

Reply to Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 4:48 PM

I'm a big fan of the simple single pivot. I'm proud that at least one major company still embraces it. Thank you Orange. And at some point I decided that I could fit 650s in a 26" swing arm, so the design is based on that assumption.

Reply to Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 4:33 PM

OK. So here are all of the numbers for my next bike to build. A lot of it is my own theory, but I really got the go ahead to realize it after the DirtMag Dan Atherton interview where they give some of the numbers on his personal bike. This one is based ... more »

Reply to Big Bird's Bikes 3/20/2015 10:30 AM

I do use flats with no problems. On a typical XL frame with standard geometry, I end up with the seat so high and as a result back, that I end up doing wheelies up climbs. I have a drawing for a trail frame that I haven't been able to build yet, that ... more »

Reply to Big Bird's Bikes 3/19/2015 4:25 PM

Well done Sir! Sometimes the obvious eludes me. I went searching on the DirtMag site. And in terms of the short rear end, it helps it turn very quickly. I was going to say "Turns on a dime." but you probably don't have dimes in SVN. As I said in the ... more »

Reply to Big Bird's Bikes 3/19/2015 12:06 PM

Damnit. Didn't work. At least you get the geometry. It's a single pivot based on a gen 2 Santa Cruz Bullit swing arm, but with the main pivot moved up the Cro-mo down tube to shorten the cahinstays.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/19/2015 12:05 PM

That Hill helmet is rad. Is that meant to be little Bam?

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/19/2015 12:04 PM

It's a bit off subject, so I put them here. http://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Big-Birds-Bikes,8465

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/15/2015 6:35 PM

It's probably just a new lighter machined part. It might also give the shock a slightly different angle of attack leverage wise. And Primoz, mine are 412mm. With 9.5" travel. But that's custom made by me.

Reply to Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack 3/15/2015 8:58 AM

I'd like to claim the idea as my own, but my brother showed me. Try it with a good peaty whisky and you'll taste the ocean.

Reply to Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack 3/14/2015 5:20 PM

On a slightly different note. Anyone ever heard of a Whisky Cloud? No? Here's what you do. Take a two liter bottle and put a dram of your finest whisky in there. Only use the good stuff, because you end up tasting every molecule of flavor. Then you get ... more »

Reply to CX is Xtreeme. 3/14/2015 5:10 PM

Sweet!

Reply to CX is Xtreeme. 3/13/2015 5:51 PM

I was sort of hoping to see him jumping his cross bike. But that works too.