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 Fort William World Cup Thread 6/2/2016 10:28 AM
Reply to Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 5/14/2016 12:52 AM
Reply to MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 5:49 PM
Zero participation in the meeting. There is a very good reason for that, NO ONE rides the trails except for the people who Strava'd it and helped to get the rich ass local hikers and equestrians to them shut down. And Dirty Booger is right too, those ... more »
Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 9:25 AM
45 mins to Santa Cruz, 7 mins to Carlmont, 20 mins to Skeggs. Prefer Santa Cruz, so up and over 17 every weekend. Worth it. Spring/summer weekday rides post work are great at Skeggs.
Reply to Are we getting fleeced? 2/12/2016 2:15 PM
Complete bike, I think I lead this thread down a rat hole by leading with that comment. I barely know the guy, friend of friend that I met once on a ride. I don't know any specifics about the entire setup, i.e. where the frame started its life, etc. ... more »
Reply to Are we getting fleeced? 2/11/2016 5:40 PM
Didn't mean to focus the post on the dude who got an awesome complete bike for cheap as chips, but that was what got me thinking. Especially since I was just starting to get myself comfortable with throwing down retail for a new whip... Valid points ... more »
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.
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
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
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 »