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Reply to Pike RC convert to RCT3 5/20/2015 6:24 PM

Rock Shox and most other manufacturers (Manitou!) are really good about making a chassis that many different dampers will fit in. It just makes good financial sense given how much a fork lower mould costs. A simple free cartridge swap, compliments of ... more »

Reply to Insane speed along cliffside PoV video, spain/south america? 5/20/2015 6:16 PM

I'd say that's still pretty gnarly for that kind of speed. The drop off the right side seemed worse at the beginning. That left hand hill crest turn had me on the edge of my seat. Given that, the White Line trail still wins. Or that one in Switzerland? ... more »

Reply to Noob Here.. Need advice.. 5/20/2015 6:10 PM

I'm not sure which bike is which, but I'd say go for the 180mm travel with the 65 deg HA. (Santa Cruz fan, Spec detractor, but I'll stick with that statement assuming it was Santa Cruz that got it right.) Just about any bike can get you up the hill, ... more »

Reply to DH Dual SL in the Midwest 5/16/2015 6:58 PM

Just private message the dude. Hover and click on his avatar and ask him what you want to know. Or else type what you just typed and wait. I guess... Imma' do it, just to beat you to it.

Reply to DH Dual SL in the Midwest 5/15/2015 4:15 PM

Sweet! You're making me regret living here in Central California.

Reply to FEST Series Awesomeness from Aggy's Reunion 5/14/2015 5:58 PM

That berm to berm looks amazing. I wonder if they'll have enough speed to gap the transition?

Reply to Better riding in Medford or Portland, OR? 5/14/2015 5:51 PM

My housemate and I went and rode out along the river once when I lived in Portland in '94 '95. The trails were pretty crazy tech. Like trials sections. We rode for a couple of hours and probably went a couple of miles and back. Perhaps we found the hardest ... more »

Reply to World Cups too Redundant?? 5/13/2015 8:24 AM

I agree that things are a bit redundant. I like having one or two "Classics." like Fort William but I too would like to see more new venues. As a fellow American, I find it particularly annoying that our only American World Cup race is held in a tiny ... more »

Reply to Better riding in Medford or Portland, OR? 5/12/2015 5:19 PM

If you are a park environment jumper skilled type I would definitely try to get to Black Rock. It looks amazing. I've never been there myself, but some friends of mine had a hand in it, so I know it's good.

Reply to North Shore riding on my Santa Cruz Nomad 5/11/2015 5:45 PM

Sweet! good to see that some of the old trails are still viable. I got to ride some of the elevated wooden greats of the shore on an awesome day guided by Jay Hoots. Good times. I rode it all on my Santa Cruz Super 8.

Reply to FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 5/9/2015 7:04 PM

Here's another story from the CruzFEST... Apparently Greg Watts' dad used to race motorcycles on a professional level. So he showed up and ran through the course. Boosting and stylish as I heard it. Until the last jump after the jump over the car, after ... more »

Reply to Specialized p2 conversion to bmx cranks 5/8/2015 8:50 AM

I should point out that axle/crank overlap is of key importance to the strength of your BMX crank set up. A standard BMX spindle generally won't cut it. Profile makes a slightly longer one for general MTB use, as well as the crazy long one for DH. I'd ... more »

Reply to Specialized p2 conversion to bmx cranks 5/7/2015 8:28 AM

I used to run Profile cranks on my street, trials and dirt jump bikes for years and years. Almost every BMX crank maker offers a threaded euro BB. Check out Dan's Comp. The only hard fit I ever did was Profiles on my Santa Cruz Super 8. But it wasn't ... more »

Reply to FoXXer? 5/1/2015 6:15 PM

Bad assed! Hack that sh?t. Did he have a reducer custom made or does the Fox part have the right thread? I do wonder...

Reply to GKC Fest Madness! 4/29/2015 5:12 PM

This is gonna be a great movie if Clay does a whole FEST feature film. I'll buy the DVD.

Reply to GKC Fest Madness! 4/29/2015 9:07 AM

It's just as well I wasn't there. I'm not capable of partying that hard.

Reply to GKC Fest Madness! 4/28/2015 6:51 PM

Clay Porter was at CruzFEST to capture everything with his RED camera. Expect epic RED cable cam shots. Hopefully he made it down to the party too.

Reply to GKC Fest Madness! 4/28/2015 6:10 PM

I got up to Santa Cruz from the Paso area just in time to miss CruzFEST and then all the boys were headed straight down to where I came from. At least I enjoyed my yearly day at the beach and rode a bike for the first time in almost a year.

Reply to GKC Fest Madness! 4/28/2015 8:44 AM

Was that the post CruzFEST party that happened in Paso Robles?

Reply to Where do you usually ride? 4/26/2015 10:38 PM

Boosh! I rode today for the first time in almost a year. The last time was just as I was recovering from my first attack of MS. It's been half a year at least and I was a bit amazed at how much "Flow" I have lost. I survived two push up runs on Hill ... more »