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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
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 »
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.
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!
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.
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 »
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!
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/
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."