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Reply to Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 3/4/2015 9:32 PM

That's in slo-mo, too. I'm beyond awestruck.

Reply to Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 10:52 AM

Always wear a backpack - no bladder though. Just bottled goods...it allows for variety. Even riding park/shuttles, I'll rock a Camelbak just to carry tools, tunes, etc. I'm old-school like that.

Reply to Clearly The Silliest Bike Helmet Ever Made 11/15/2014 9:51 AM

...and it only weighs in at a manageable 17lbs!!!

Reply to World Cup in the USA? 8/6/2014 11:18 PM

Snoqualmie Pass, WA '98...Peaty's first WC win!

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 6/6/2014 9:42 AM

Nooooooo!!! Healing vibes.

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/22/2014 9:59 PM

Gotta side with Teamrobot on the Gwin addage. That aside, I think Hill would win on the wetter/sloppier courses while Vouilloz would fare better on the fast and dry tracks. Maybe.

Reply to So, what about the Strava Heat Map? 5/17/2014 9:38 PM

The one thing that heat-map is telling me is there's some trails out in the Atlantic Ocean directly east of Georgia and south of Nova Scotia. Atlantis???

Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 5/14/2014 10:40 PM

I never seem to get flats and I'm a tube guy. The only time I seem to get them is when I forget to pack a spare tube/patch-kit. Btw, $2 is the wholesale cost of your average-grade inner-tube. Essentially, if your LBS is charging more than $6 for a tube, ... more »

Reply to Best and worst purchases 1/2/2014 10:16 PM

Best: 1) Kenda Small Block 8's for the slopestyle rig. 2) ODI Vans grips for slopestyle and dh bike. Grippin'!! 3) Giro Jacket flat-pedal shoes. So nice, I bought 'em twice! 4) Hope Pro II Evo hubset and Stan's ZTR Flow EX rims. 2-for-1 deal on this

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Reply to The UCI - The Empire Strikes Back? 4/11/2013 11:49 PM

So.... They still want to suck the life out of mtb racing - but not just yet. They want to do it slowly. Something like that?

Reply to UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 1/8/2013 10:16 PM

Seriously, I'd bet a few whips happened.

Reply to UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 11/8/2012 9:01 PM

Not to mention Gwin seemed a little more than just happy for Brook when he won that WC round this past season...almost as if one of his own team-mates had won.

Reply to XC Helmets 8/12/2012 7:53 PM

Fair enough...I've seen a couple around town, but didn't have a chance to talk it up with the owners. I would only consider one for TRUE XC/AM riding...nothing else. As-is, I'll stick with my Flux. I am probably going to get one of these for ... more »

Reply to XC Helmets 8/10/2012 6:26 PM

Anybody have any experience with this one? http://www.met-helmets.com/index.php/products/119-parachute I find it intriguing...in a good way.

Reply to XC Helmets 8/9/2012 11:56 PM

Also a fan of the Fox Flux. I've taken a good header and it didn't even flench. My only knock on it would be it's TOO breathable (read - any bug flying in the general area of the helmet seems to wind up stuck to my sweaty dome). Visor is removable if

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Reply to Oh, how things have changed... 10/10/2011 9:11 PM

Even the sidewalls have tread!!! Also before my time...at least in regards to my exposure to mountain biking, let alone downhill mountain biking. I'm old enough to where I should have known, but I was living in Florida back then. btw, that thing looks ... more »

Reply to where are you riding this weekend? 9/30/2011 11:11 PM

Stevens Pass, WASHINGTON!!!

Reply to 2011 Vital MTB Audience Survey Results 9/22/2011 10:30 PM

Holy sausage-fest, Batman!!

Reply to End of my Pro GRT campaign... but there's more to come! 9/1/2011 10:21 PM

Thanks for your work with ProGRT - definitely a step in the right direction with that. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!!

Reply to World Cup pace rising 7/12/2011 9:21 PM

Definitely not questioning those that actually race, but on a short course such as Windham, even the smallest hesitation on even a 1/2 pedal stroke will cost you 5-10 spots in the results. With that minimal margin for error, you're going balls-out or ... more »