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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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Reply to What The?! This Bike Is The Best Ebay Find Ever 4/20/2016 5:43 PM

Ha! Someone bought it!

Reply to 2016 World Cup Fantasy Vital MTB Mini-League 4/20/2016 10:13 AM

Top 15 in the Vital Mini-League after Lourdes:

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 4/12/2016 7:14 AM

The boys at Descent World have assembled enough rumors to fuel a massive bonfire. Dig in: http://www.descent-world.co.uk/2016/04/12/true-or-false-rumours-heard-at-lourdes/

New thread What The?! This Bike Is The Best Ebay Find Ever 4/9/2016 10:47 PM

So ridiculous it's kind of awesome. It can be yours for £1,600. KONA STINKY CUSTOM DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401101800893#viTabs_0 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MAIN COLOUR ARMY GREEN MIXED IN WHITE & RED CUSTOM PARTS 18" FRAME 26"

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Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/8/2016 12:19 PM

At that level, those guys will surely pick the bike that they feel best suits the course or their riding styles. Risking race results isn't worth it for a photo or two, imo.

Reply to Quick question 4/8/2016 12:10 PM

It certainly is! The voter winner is picked randomly.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 4/6/2016 12:38 PM

Haha, here's a fun one! This serves as both a bike pump and an exercise machine. The resistance can be adjusted for "better muscular training."

USPTO Application # 20160090972 by Kun Yuan Tong: Dual function bicycle air hand pump The dual function ... more »
Reply to Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/6/2016 10:20 AM

A quick look back at last year with Bruni and Warner:

Reply to What is the best bike for enduro 4/6/2016 12:48 AM

bbd, be sure to check out the Vital Product Guide, which contains reviews of dozens of enduro bikes. At $3,000 the best bang for your buck may be with a company that sells direct (YT, Canyon, etc), though I'm unsure who ships to Australia.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 4/5/2016 8:02 PM

The VP patent states this method was devised to reduce manufacturing costs. Given the size of each cog, there's no way it'll be as light as X1/XX1 unless it's made of unobtanium.

Reply to What next!??... 4/5/2016 2:20 PM

Welcome! I moved your thread to "The Hub" so it'll get some more attention. Nice ride. Are you having issues with your Pike? What do you want out of your next fork? Answers to those questions will help us make some suggestions.