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Reply to Wild Looking 2017 FOX 32 SC Fork 4/1/2016 3:51 PM

There's been news on floating around for a while. The new race (weight weenie) class step down cast 32. Boost, without the wider stance, and crazy light. I think around ~1400g. Performance Elite has a slick black ano stanchion finish, in between the ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/30/2016 4:19 PM

Regarding the VP cassette patent, it's interesting, but not sure how that supposed to be any more affordable than a GX cassette, when everything's still pinned, but just less hollowed out. Does leaving the cogs excessively long contribute to anything? ... more »

Reply to Did my LBS rip me off? 3/26/2016 6:27 PM

Is this what you used? http://www.amazon.com/Helicoil-5546-6-Metric-Coarse-Thread/dp/B0002KKPXK

Reply to AutoShock - Linking Your Dropper To Your Shock 3/19/2016 2:35 PM

Sounds like what Fox intended with the CTD. I'd speculate they had their reasons for not linking the dropper to the suspension, and why mfgs, besides Rocky Mtn and Scott, didn't link the front and rear susp settings together. I don't use lockouts for ... more »

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/7/2016 2:12 PM

Frankly, I like vids where I can see fine details of everything from rider technique to how the trail's built. I prefer slow-mo vids where I have more time to notice details. I have a peeve against speeded up video at the "good parts". I generally like ... more »

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/29/2016 8:03 PM

Bar height. I find hard to adapt to a bike set up with an upright-position. High rise bars, lots of spacers under the stem, stem rising upwards... the horror! I will admit that I'm more leg than torso though.

Reply to How Big is Too Big? 39-inch Wheels on a Mountain Bike 2/17/2016 1:30 PM

Make it real and ride it!

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/3/2016 3:29 PM

Well, that's one way to get discs into the peloton... but it makes their bike less aero!

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 9:45 PM

There is a production model that offer settings to provide 250W of power for up to 30 mins,100W for 1h, 50-75W for 1.5h. A higher end model runs silent (ceramic) and hide its batteries better. If you're like me, that's hardly any less than my own body's ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 12:51 PM

Also, don't forget that CX racers can have a bike swapped as sort of a pit stop thing, such as if one's overly covered in mud, often with a very similar, if not identical setup.

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 12:42 PM

Yes, let's not forget how easy it is to wrongly accuse people of "mechanical doping" out of ignorance. That poor guy not only got wrongly accused, but also had his bike run over (destroyed) by the motorbike (heavy, carrying 2 people).

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 1/27/2016 1:13 AM

Strava in the electronic revolution, more than just GPS, the future of mtb racing as envisioned by Fox Factory: http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20151112ptan20150321084.php

Reply to Foes FFR Dual-Damper Seen at Bootleg 1/16/2016 2:33 PM

I remember seeing this at Sea Otter too. 230+70mm of travel, I heard. I'm more interested in their Mixer and hope to hear Vital's post-trail-thrashing opinion on it sometime soon.

Reply to Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 1/6/2016 7:55 AM

Just ride with others that are faster and more skilled than you. No real tricks to it, other than getting the necessary info to lay out a path to improvement and showing up to follow it.

Reply to Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/27/2015 7:51 PM

You fall under the "show up to blow up" category.

Reply to Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/24/2015 5:51 AM

I've written about this subject before in detail and summed it up as Enduro being almost the same as AM, but the main difference being that select DH sections are timed as a race. It's technically AM-Race, for those wanting to take their AM riding to ... more »

Reply to As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/18/2015 6:59 PM

I like the intros to each rider, their physical stats (weight, fitness, height, inseam), riding styles, biking background, and such. If I find one that has similar beliefs to me, I might just follow them, and would like to know what their personal rankings ... more »

Reply to As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/18/2015 6:43 PM

I look for comparisons, shoot-outs, and references to current popular choices. I also like a bit of myth/misconception busting, and like challenges to current "king-of-the-hills" when it comes to a certain category. I like claims/statements to be backed ... more »

Reply to World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 1:19 PM

Can confirm that this is accurate. National Championships are worth quite a bit of points, while some national series races aren't worth that much in comparison to a World Cup. UCI points don't matter that much anyways, as fans and media aren't following ... more »

Reply to World Champs DH Entries 8/27/2015 12:15 PM

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