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Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/10/2016 10:33 PM

Relax into lips of jumps, drops and entrances to berms. Visualize. Always have cold beer and chips and salsa in the cooler waiting after a ride.

New thread Are we getting fleeced? 2/10/2016 5:45 PM

I dug through some of the forum pages briefly and found this dead thread - http://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Mtbs-are-overpriced,8653 - but it went down the moto comparison route too quickly. Recently went on a ride with an ex entry level employee ... more »

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/5/2016 10:42 AM

Would have been awesome if we cut out 150 posts prior to this one and then opened the thread to actual team news. Hopefully Laurie steps up Hart's game this year, good to see them on Fox and Maxxis. I always liked the look of this bike, looks mean as ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/11/2016 7:38 PM

Kiwi boys stepping it up in 2016, Wyn and Sam. This is so good for the sport and exactly what I want to see develop over the years. The scheduling is essential to get this type of overlap and glad Ball is the visionary that he is to consider the logic ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/7/2016 11:23 AM

Nice little summary of what has gone down thus far over on dirt http://dirtmountainbike.com/racing-events/movers-shakers-downhill-racer-team-changes.html#D0DV1PG4PgTP4ojZ.97 Gwin on...

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/5/2016 5:23 PM

Blinky on the new SC enduro team? Edit: damn, you gotta admit that looks more like Blinky than Gwin. Thought those stickers and back of jersey were just Bell for bell helmets.

Reply to 130mm Travel 'Quiver Killer' Bikes 1/5/2016 2:16 PM

I ride a 2012 NomadC with 36s up front. It is an amazing bike, can take it on big pedal days and shuttle with it. I have recently demo'ed the new 5010 and the SB5C. It is amazing what these bikes can do. Both are lively, pedal really well, and bomb almost ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/3/2016 1:19 PM

Okay, Ski/MTB/Audi convo should get onto a new thread. Mark Scott mentioned the Santa Cruz enduro dream team. Anyone know if this is a new team or existing Nomad riders?

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/1/2016 6:22 PM

Safety meetings.

Reply to Introduce Yourself 12/3/2015 10:41 PM

Howdy, Hittheshowers13 here. Good game out there, way to leave it all out on the field, hit the showers. Always loved two wheels from the moment I ditched training wheels at 4. Worked two summers ages 11 and 12 mowing lawns in Cape Cod to buy my first

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 11/16/2015 2:56 PM

That's actually an old pic. They had about 12 bikes all lined up in the corners. I can't find it for the life of me. Definitely the sickest display of legendary hardware I have seen.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 11/16/2015 1:34 PM

That corner was showcasing all of the Syndicate's race V10s over the years. Assuming those bikes are going back to their owners (Doug) and they are updating the pics on the walls. Not huge news but interested to see what's going on those walls next!

Reply to Are You Getting a New Bike for 2016? 10/31/2015 9:13 AM

Demoing the new Bronson next weekend to see if it rallies as quick as the SB5C. If I love it, I may pull the trigger but my 2012 Nomad is still so much fun I will need to really love that Bronson to step up to that amount of scratch...

Reply to Biking injuries 6/18/2015 1:28 PM

Gnarly. Hopefully he fully recovers from that. You can also get paralyzed, maimed, and die from mtn biking as well. I definitely respect the gravity, rocks and trees a bit more after crashes that I can walk away from. Lots of people aren't so lucky, ... more »

Reply to Biking injuries 6/18/2015 1:07 PM

Haven't really come across many people with the vertigo. It is fine now but it was totally shit. Especially since that 5 days was spent at the rental house in Santa Cruz for vacation where I planned on riding every day. I go to a DO, Dr. of Osteopathy, ... more »

Reply to Biking injuries 6/18/2015 10:58 AM

Ruptured AC - Level 5 in 2005 at Mini Dream Track in Queenstown, that's the biggest time off injury I have had, 6 months full recovery, sore shoulder, no surgery. 95% functionality now. I went to the Orthopedic Surgeon for the All Blacks when that happened, ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/2/2015 2:11 PM

I really hope he races World Cups as well.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/19/2015 5:35 PM

Bell helmets announcement shows a couple changes to some teams. Looks like Bergamont only has Masters returning on the men's side, added Max Warshawsky and Rupert Chapman. And Slavin no longer riding for Kona, looks like he is on Devinici. Been a Kona ... more »

Reply to Do you use climbing-specific suspension features like lock-out? 1/12/2015 10:58 AM

I use all 3 features on my Float X, Climb, Trail, Descend on every ride. I also drop my Talas on climbs, every ride. 2012 Nomad C with 2015 Fox goods, the suspension features change the bike significantly when climbing.

Reply to Prototype 2015 Specialized Demo? 7/24/2014 10:48 AM

Any more pics or insight into the new V10?