OneUp just released a 45t cog for Shimano cassettes. For the most part, I think, 'Why not?' If somebody wants to spend the cash to install a chainring-sized cog, and that helps them have fun on a bike, who am I to judge? On the other hand... Does anybody ... more »
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Reply to Let's Build the Most Expensive TRAIL Bike Ever: 2/5/2016 7:25 PM
How about a custom ENVE build? M60 HV on DT Swiss 180 hubs, plus a bearing upgrade from Ceramic Speed: total cost $3750, according to WheelBuilder.com. (I don't think I can share specific builds from their site, but if you plug in all the same options ... more »
Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 2:36 PM
Shane Stokes at CyclingTips had the most interesting piece of context so far: "Meanwhile Van den Driessche’s father has, predictably, insisted upon her innocence. [...] His words will likely be viewed with some scepticism, as her brother is currently ... more »
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/12/2016 12:21 PM
Boohoo, Aaron Gwin doesn't love us enough... This is the most popular thread on Vital right now, and every other comment on anything Gwin-related is asking who he's riding for. People are having fun speculating, and he knows it, and he's just egging ... more »
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/5/2016 4:24 PM
Your step uncle's best friend is right. My former roommate's ex-girlfriend's dentist was sitting behind Bruni and Vergier and Brosnan in an Arby's last week, and he said everything here is true.
Reply to What Did You Get for Christmas? 12/26/2015 8:45 PM
I got a GoPro. Good motivation to put on those fresh tires I've been saving under the bed, get some new brake pads, and go ride that one trail that scares me... do it for the shot, right?
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/20/2015 2:46 PM
Hot off the Gwinstagram: All this talk about teams and sponsorship changes next year and we're just out here like... @juanhall #spoileralert #herodirt #ilikebikes A video posted by Aaron Gwin (@aarongwin1) on Dec 20, 2015 at 1:21pm PST
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/16/2015 10:12 AM
Graves to Specialized: it's Pinkbike Official now. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/jared-graves-specialized-team-2016.html
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 10/26/2015 10:47 PM
Oh, this is fun. "In the Look for" = ? "Hole in the mountain" = Canyon? "the eScobar" = Specialized? "a system of down under guy" = Somebody Australian or from NZ?
Reply to The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/28/2015 8:05 AM
"...it's obvious people are hooked on the simplicity and clean look of 1X systems, so making them more accommodating of a larger range of riders (fit or otherwise) is clearly a priority for all the brands." SRAM deserves credit for their marketing department. ... more »
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/29/2015 1:45 PM
As much fun as that is to imagine, I think he's just using SRAM Matchmaker.
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/24/2015 5:16 PM
Pinkbike scoped out the custom link that Gwin/Brosnan have been running: http://www.pinkbike.com/news/aaron-gwins-troy-brosnan-specialized-demo-prototype.html Basically, the WC pros wanted slightly more progression in the suspension, so Big S CNC'd up some custom links.
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/23/2015 2:18 PM
Looks a lot more like the Sunn DH frame of a couple years ago, to me.
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/15/2015 4:04 PM
Looks like whatever Brosnan's got going on back there, Gwin's got it too. I thought I was imagining it when I first looked at this shot but now I'm more convinced. https://instagram.com/p/0LHTxMFSpm/
Reply to CX is Xtreeme. 3/14/2015 10:05 AM
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/13/2015 10:13 AM
So, what happens now? I have to assume that at least one or two people at the UCI are intelligent enough to realize that preventing the Syndicate from registering would be a bad decision. Is there some sort of appeal process?
Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/7/2015 9:17 AM
Neko/Scott publicly confirmed. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/gstaad-scott-welcomes-neko-mulally-2015.html EDIT: The video somebody mentioned is public now too.
Reply to Do you think a World Cup DH career debut like Gwin's is possible anymore? 12/30/2014 11:19 AM
I want to say yes, but my perception was that the top of the game changed after Gwin made everybody look silly for a season. Seems like the serious factor got turned up another notch (in terms of training, diet, etc). It's not impossible that somebody ... more »
Reply to Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 5/14/2014 4:01 PM
As far as I see it, it's pretty easy to set up your bike so that you won't get any flats. Throw in some nice, thick tire liners, a pair of heavy-duty tubes--maybe even some sealant in the tubes--and pump those suckers up nice and firm. Flat-free! But, ... more »
Reply to UCI World Cup Rumors via @TeamRumours 1/24/2013 10:58 PM
Gwin confirmed SRAM drivetrain but Fox suspension today. A rare combination. Apart from Lapierre I can't think of any other teams running that set-up.