- Bike Checks
Is that a foldable helmet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
Agreed, chalk it up as a loss and get some new rubber. If you want to roll the dice and try to patch it, at least put it on the rear (if it's not already). Riding out a rear blowout is one thing but doing the same on the front is a different kind of ... more »
Vail could pull it off easy with the terrain, space for crowds and pits and its close to denver for easy team travel. I do like the idea of the frontside of telluride. That would be wild but theres no room for a finish area if im remembering right... ... more »
I don't know about coolest ever but I just had a good high speed rip down a fairly wide trail with some buddies. All jockeying to be in the lead; laughing and giving each other a hard time. Sometimes it's about the company as much as the trail.
I'll play, since I'm nerdy enough to log my rides into a spreadsheet. Over the past 4 years my breakout is 54% DH bike parks/shuttles and 46% trail rides. Plus I'm lucky enough to live close to work and can commute by bike so there's that too.
Get in to trail-building Stop resisting the urge to buy a DH bike, you can thank me/yourself? later
I could see staying on a demo frame except he wouldn't do it for free. A smaller slice sure but Gwin will get sponsors for everything down to the powerlink on his chain if possible. It makes more sense for him to change frames as a company eager to get ... more »
That pump & bottle trick looks cool, as does the new floor pumps with the burst capability. I'll probably go that direction once my trusty pump dies but I'm in no hurry as the nearby gas station has a nice compressor and free air 24/7. Here's a few ... more »
Mongool, please draw some stick figure cartoons. I'm better with pictures than words.
It's the same venue this year as last and Oct 17th is a Saturday so unless you have class then you should be good. Rampage is the best!
I've been on mine for nearly a year now and have nearly all positive things to say about it. It's almost as capable at a bike park as the 2011-13 sx trail but is so much more pedal friendly on the trails. I can't say I know much about your trails or ... more »
Your plan sounds fun. Part of what comes into play is which day of the week you are starting. Steamboat closes down at 4pm Sat-Tues and 7pm on Wed-Fri so your idea of starting early is good. The day at steamboat might be short but that's fine as there ... more »
One that hasn't been mentioned, but comes to mind is mtb specific clothing. $100+ for a pair of shorts? $75 for a jersey. I'll pass. Thankfully deals can be had on clothes. I agree with Bigburd on chain guides being a bit steep for what it is.
starting somewhere around 1993... Scott fully rigid (thanks Dad) Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail Lenz Revelation Maverick Durance Maverick ML8 Commencal Supreme 6 Transition Bottlerocket Yeti SB66 Specialized SX trail Knolly Chilcotin currently riding: ... more »
I like to keep mine as slim as possible but I ususally have: Water or gatorade phone multi-tool spare derailleur hanger tube (for a quick-fix on my tubeless setup) hand pump (no luck with CO2 in the past) pins for Shimano chain