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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.

Reply to The Battle Of Axle Standards! 4/7/2015 4:08 PM

RC is a sensationalist journalist. By stating that you usually believe in him, but don't this time, emphasizes the fact that what he publishes is questionable, which is how I see everything he writes. If you speak to him candidly, face to face, you'd ... more »

Reply to The Battle Of Axle Standards! 4/3/2015 8:19 PM

This is where bikes like the Banshee Prime shines as an example. Swappable dropouts allow 157x12 rear, if you want the strongest wheel, but you still have a 73mm BB. Can run a 1x if you put the chainring on the outer position on a triple. If the Fox ... more »

Reply to Benefits in upgraded pulleys 2/19/2015 5:04 PM

The more teeth it has, the less the chain has to pivot around its pins to wrap around it, therefore less friction (and a longer lasting chain).

Reply to XTR Di2 2/19/2015 4:52 PM

I'd rather have wires and have a battery that lasts for weeks, than wireless and a battery that barely lasts 6 hours.

Reply to Middle of the road, All around tubeless rim? 11/25/2014 3:52 PM

I believe Stan's and WTB are old news. They've been recommended through word of mouth for years for little more reason than being recommended by many, when compared to the latest rims. Nice to be the first thing most people think of, when someone asks ... more »

Reply to Helmet vs bar mount headlights? 10/26/2014 12:42 PM

I tried to run bar mounted light by itself and took a blind boulder roller/drop and planted my front wheel where I last remember the good line was. I painfully discovered that the line was very recently re-made to be easier to roll with a neatly stacked ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 7:21 PM

Sam Hill and Danny Hart going to Intense, paired up with Shaun Palmer... that would be the dream team. Heck, throw in Blenki and start making movies of them riding and I'll be throwing money at my screen.

Reply to Best and worst purchases 12/29/2013 3:39 PM

Best: 1-Enve DT 29 wheelset (huge upgrade over i9 enduro) 2-RaceFace NarrowWide (affordable and super clean--no chain drops!) 3-Shimano XT 786 RD shadow+ (affordable clutch rd that quiets down the bike--no chain drops!) 4-Schwalbe tires (compared to ... more »

Reply to BRAD is riding his Blur from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler 7/4/2011 7:45 AM

That bar thingee-ma-jig from April Fools that turns gravity machines to pedaling machines, after you replace your rear shock with it, might have come in handy. JK JK :D

Reply to What body armor do you wear for DH?? 3/25/2011 12:01 PM

I just started wearing a 661 Evo Pressure Suit. The small 2010 version was on sale at extreme sports protection for $135 after $100 off and a 10% off returning customer code. Fits well under all my jerseys, breaths well, and gives a decent amount of ... more »

Reply to Were You Guilty Of It: Big Seats 2/17/2011 12:31 AM

This guy looks guilty: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/G-Out-Project-Fontana,2004/Azonic,15380/sspomer,2