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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

GBR with the MTB dream team.

Reply to Extended cog ring $$$$ 7/17/2015 10:46 PM

Hard materials like 7075-T6 apparently take a lot of machining time when milled from billet. They've got to program it and run a large enough batch to make the programming time worth it (can take ~8 hours to program the machine). Time is money with those ... more »

Reply to Seeking video, cave exit on cliff wall, steep rock roll 7/15/2015 7:57 PM

Well, the one with PEF was good too.

Reply to Seeking video, cave exit on cliff wall, steep rock roll 7/15/2015 2:11 PM

That's exactly it. Maybe it wasn't a video... oh well. Thanks! Did a reverse image search on it to find the source and *now* it shows up on my google image search, on the 3rd row down.

Reply to do you flip your bike upside down to put on your front wheel? 6/6/2015 1:41 AM

Semi-related question, how do you hang your bike when doing fork servicing? I just stick another fork into the bike, since I have a spare and I only have wall hooks, feedback floor display stands, and my 1 feedback workstand. I figured I'd hook the saddle ... more »

Reply to Bike Rack on a Scion FR-S 6/5/2015 3:58 PM

Don't F up the body of your FR-S by using a trunk rack. Here's an example of someone needing to transport his bike with a FR-S, after losing their truck. http://www.imtbtrails.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15517#p15517

Reply to do you flip your bike upside down to put on your front wheel? 6/4/2015 8:07 AM

The front's pretty easy to do upright, but gets knocked over easily, doing even more damage, so I usually do it upside down with something soft like my gloves padding the vulnerable bits. Same reasons for the rear, even though cage lock makes it so easy. ... more »

Reply to Insane speed along cliffside PoV video, spain/south america? 5/20/2015 10:16 AM

I believe I found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q3LV2yyzJg Not as gnarly or had as close of a call as I remembered.