bturman's Forum Activity

Reply to Newbie 2/5/2016 1:32 PM

Welcome, goos3! Be sure to check out Vital's collection of 2015 race coverage from the World Cup DH Series and the Enduro World Series. The 2016 season kicks off in March/April.

Reply to Which Component Do You Drop First? 2/5/2016 1:29 PM

Singlespeed as well. Man legs!

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/3/2016 3:17 PM

Two rather funny ones in this week... so hot.

USPTO Application #20160025164 by Shimano Inc. - Rotor cover, rotor cooling apparatus, and temperature-level indicator "A rotor cover comprises a cover portion and a mounting portion. The cover ... more »
Reply to All About Footwear 2/3/2016 2:23 PM

After goofing up my ankle several years ago, I typically look for something with good ankle support. The high top Five Ten Impacts were a favorite for a while, for example. I also like a hard toe as smashing them into rocks can really hurt, but have ... more »

Reply to MTB guide 2016 2/3/2016 2:21 PM

Wow. Nicely done! Here it is embedded. Click to enlarge.

Reply to New Trails dirt jumps 2/3/2016 2:19 PM

Nice! Good to see someone out with a shovel. Keep up the good work.

Reply to Just how big is Crabapple Hits? 2/3/2016 2:18 PM

All that length and still just a few very brief seconds of hang time. Impressive that the best in the world can get it so sideways and straighten it back out in that amount of time. 45 to 50-ish sounds about right for the largest one.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 1/27/2016 10:32 PM

Good find, Varaxis! Here's something drivetrain related from Shimano. Looks like they're taking into account a ton of factors to spit out that final optimal gear. Patent application #US20150321084 by Shimano, Inc:

Bicycle setting calculating ... more »
Reply to How/Where do I start a product review 1/22/2016 2:26 PM

Nice! Here's a link to the frame listing in our Product Guide. Simply click the review tab below the frame photo and fire away. http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Frames,7/Evil-Bikes/The-Insurgent,16916

Reply to How/Where do I start a product review 1/22/2016 9:04 AM

We really appreciate you wanting to contribute a member review! In the coming days we'll add the bike to our Product Guide. Do you have a specific build kit from Evil, or are you hoping to review the frame?

Reply to Trail Closures San Diego County 1/21/2016 3:58 PM

Some more details... http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bikes-Confiscated-for-Riding-on-Military-Land-365700071.html

Reply to anyone know what happened to "superfan" from the mid-2000's NORBA days? 1/21/2016 3:45 PM

SUPERFAN! Loved that guy. Always stoked.

Reply to Trail Closures San Diego County 1/21/2016 3:12 PM

Yikes. They're really cracking down, huh? Thank you for the heads up. Heard a rumor that upper Anderson was plowed for a fire break?

Reply to need help building dirt jumps 1/11/2016 10:25 PM

I typically stack dirt with a spade, then switch to a flat head shovel for shaping and packing. When it's time to pack, the dry dirt technique can work well as Spomer mentioned, but also try smacking and smearing the dirt at the same time. You kind of ... more »

Reply to Used DH bike questions 1/4/2016 3:56 PM

Specs and photos of the bikes would be helpful, just so we can see their current condition and give you a more accurate opinion. Welcome to DH!

Reply to What Do You Think of the Rio 2016 Olympic XC Course? 12/23/2015 2:45 PM

The plot thickens... From Canadian Cycling Magazine: Did corruption lead to the construction of Rio 2016 BMX and mountain bike venues? "Brazil’s attorney general is investigating charges that a construction company paid bribes to a legislator to secure contracts to build ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 12/23/2015 2:03 PM

Looks like SRAM is working on some more durable chainring technologies: Patent Application 20150362057 by SRAM, LLC http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20151217ptan20150362057.php Clad chainring - "A bicycle chainring, including a generally annular body formed

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Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Craig Stikman Glaspell, International Marketing, Bicycle at Troy Lee Designs 12/17/2015 9:50 PM

Explain your Rampage podium shot technique:

Reply to Where Would You Live? 12/5/2015 11:51 PM

Sign me up for New Zealand. So good.

Reply to Ice Skating 12/5/2015 11:50 PM

*Moved to "Off the Bike" forum