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Reply to Getting into trails/dirt jumping 5/22/2016 8:12 AM

Right on! I'd suggest you grab yourself a 50mm length stem and some bars with a decent amount of rise. This will make the transition back and forth between the BMX and MTB a little easier. I run these but cut down to ~750mm width: http://www.jensonusa.com/Spank-Spike-800-Race-50mm-Rise-Handlebar?cs=White ... more »

Reply to Trail Dogs Rule 5/20/2016 11:19 AM

This is Strider. He's a catahoula leopard mix and needs a solid eight plus miles a day or he's bouncing off the walls. Occasionally we'll throw a GPS tracker in his pack to see how fast and far he goes (loves those bunnies and squirrels). Tops out at

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Reply to Heads Up Colorado Riders: Spikes Found on Buffalo Creek Trails 5/19/2016 1:13 PM

More details: http://www.westword.com/news/mountain-bike-hate-nails-planted-point-up-on-popular-biking-trail-7922517 "The nail strips were found on the Little Scraggy Trailhead. Investigators also received two other reports of sharp objects being left ... more »

New thread UCI to Pay Tribute to Steve Smith with Memorial Run at Fort William 5/19/2016 10:29 AM

Following Stevie Smith's unfortunate passing, word began to spread about the possibility of a ghost-lap in his honor. The idea was first dreamt up by Pinkbike user Hwulex and quickly made the rounds among pros and fans alike. Today the UCI confirmed that this will happen at Fort William. We'll ... more »

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New thread Heads Up Colorado Riders: Spikes Found on Buffalo Creek Trails 5/19/2016 10:22 AM

"Booby-traps were discovered on the Little Scraggy Trail in the Buffalo Creek Trail System located about an hour west of Denver. The hazard wasn’t just nails on the trail, but metal spikes lodged in concrete blocks that were buried along the trail with

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Reply to Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 5/15/2016 1:24 PM

This rig serves as a workhorse for us, pulls our house around North America, and the massive bed comes in handy from time to time. That's 17 rides loaded for transport from Test Sessions.

New thread Who's Your Local Hero? 5/11/2016 4:39 PM

In every town/riding spot there are local riders who absolutely crush it on a bike, but because they don't want to race, never made the right connections, or have never filmed a widespread video part, chances are pretty good many of us have never heard

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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 5/11/2016 1:25 PM

Shimano to enter the dropper post game? Looks like it!

USPTO Application # 20160121952 by Shimano Inc.: Bicycle seatpost assembly A bicycle seatpost assembly comprises a first cylinder, a second cylinder, and a positioning structure. ... more »
Reply to Do You Even Drift, Bro? Learn the Sacred Art from Some of the World's Best Mountain Bikers 5/8/2016 1:14 PM

BOOM! Good one for sure. These boys get loose.

New thread Do You Even Drift, Bro? Learn the Sacred Art from Some of the World's Best Mountain Bikers 5/5/2016 8:40 PM

Ah yes, the drift. If you can do it, you're the man. If you can't, you wish you could. We're talking about the two wheel slide. No brakes. All glory. 100% badass. Let these photos and videos serve as a visual inspiration and how-to guide, because those

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Reply to MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 11:56 AM

Here's the button you all should be clicking:

Reply to Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 8:35 AM

I travel often, and the only plus bikes I've seen in the wild have been in the Santa Cruz area under test riders (home to a few large bike companies), and as demos in various locations during MTB festivals or events. In my experience they have yet to ... more »

New thread Faking It - BikeBiz Investigates Knock-Off Bicycle Products 4/27/2016 1:25 PM

If you've ever strolled through a crowded marketplace, you've likely seen a vendor or three hocking what appear to be designer handbags, Nike sneakers, or Oakley sunglasses for prices that seem too good to be true. Chances are good that these products

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Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/26/2016 9:58 PM

One of the raddest ever: Almost 2 years ago that this happened! @pedalersfork | @iamspecialized @deitycomponents #pumptrack #mtb A video posted by Marshall Mullen (@marshallmullen) on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:34am PDT

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 4/26/2016 8:46 AM

The Belgian rider was just banned from UCI events for six years: http://cycling-today.com/mechanical-doping-femke-van-den-driessche-gets-6-year-ban/

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 4/21/2016 1:11 PM

Here are a few video tests to consider. I don't feel like either of them were conducted in a way that provides conclusive data, but worth watching nonetheless.

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/20/2016 9:37 PM

Looking good, Shirley!

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/20/2016 9:36 PM

What?!! So rad.

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/20/2016 9:32 PM

Looks like some great dirt!

New thread Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/20/2016 6:15 PM

The backyard pumptrack can provide hours and hours of fun, a chance to get really creative in a small space, and one heck of a workout. Plus it's a rad way to entertain your riding buddies. If you've got one, post a photo. If not, post one that you wish

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