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Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 5:55 PM

Depends where you're concerned about heat. I could believe the air shocks damper running cooler because it's essentially surrounded by a giant heat sink. The issue is the air cans seals. Due to their size, they create a lot of friction. Coil shocks really ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 10:45 AM

Been discussed a bit. 3 key points keep coming up. One being that the leverage curve of on the rear suspension varies a lot bike to bike vs a fork being a 1:1 ratio. Race only springs are producing coils for forks with eibach that are pro rate. It's ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 5:52 PM

Hopefully we'll see more of a push by brands to add in a viable bottom out control to coil shocks, EXT does so with the new Arma. http://www.extremeshox.com/product/arma-hbc-downhill-racing-copy/ No short options currently though. I feel like Push could ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/18/2017 1:29 PM

If you're running shimano, you can dial it in by turning the clutch tension down to where you like. Have less tension pulling on the suspension, but still keep the cage from being too floppy.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/18/2017 1:26 PM

Got a customer running 24/50 eagle 1x on a fatbike at the moment. Thing is fricken crazy. She's doing it as a rehab mechanism for an Achilles injury.

Reply to What Went Wrong with Interbike? Death to a Dinosaur? 9/27/2016 6:59 AM

Well a good place to start, it's in Vegas....remember how SIA went to Denver. One of the most talked about topics in the halls this year, was how interbike in general is almost irrelevant now. We've seen almost everything new to come out via Internet. ... more »

Reply to Rachel Atherton on a Prototype Trek Session at Whistler 8/16/2016 6:42 PM

Not sure the bottom shock mount is floating anymore. Top seatstay is the normal flip chip, set in low/slack. Curious to see if gee is on one. Feel like the session isn't long enough for his liking, hasn't looked right all season. Reach is only 6mm shorter ... more »

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/8/2016 8:37 PM

Honestly, don't really regret any. each build has been such an improvement over the last. Always learn more about what I like in a bike each time. My single speed blindside was still one of my all time favorite due to simplicity though. Deity cranks,

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Reply to Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 12:06 PM

Go my age and double my age pretty often in feet, 25 years. Went meters or close to a couple years ago, took the bottom jump in crabapple to near flat with a tail wind.

Reply to Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/9/2016 8:08 PM

You sneak that photo acting like you were using your phone? Haha

Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 8:07 PM

Dual rate Ti Spring http://www.lite-spring.com/#!product/prd1/4292561245/dual-rate-rear-shock-springs

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 11/10/2015 10:50 PM

Rumors of a new bike from Norco in the works also. See if they developed into something. Rach just made a going away post, from GT, but them on Trek is "old" news. Brooks not tagging trek anymore, be interesting to see a trade between GT and Trek.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/13/2015 10:24 AM

UCI behind closed

Reply to Do You Really Need Gloves? 11/25/2013 9:29 PM

Only DH and trail, not DJ or slalom. Novik gloves all the way! Well made and great prices!

Reply to Moab on BMX Bikes 10/23/2010 8:30 PM

Flashbacks, so weird to watch this and see what i rode as a kid. Fuzzy knows the area but everybody else is talking about the views and how beautiful it all is and that you don't see it every day. Guess you never notice the rarity growing up in it, just ... more »