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New thread Fire Threatens Olympic Mountain Bike and BMX Courses 8/15/2016 7:58 PM

Yikes. Looks like things are heating up in Rio, but not in a good way. The mountain bike and BMX course are in jeopardy due to a nearby fire. It's apparently "under control," however, so the events may continue on schedule. "A fire was threatening the

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Reply to Suggestions 8/15/2016 6:00 PM

Rad ride. It's difficult to tell if you have a clutched derailleur or not, but if not consider one. It'll quiet down chain slap a lot. If it wasn't done recently by the previous owner, consider a suspension service. Beyond that, ensure your spring rates ... more »

New thread 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 7/27/2016 11:26 PM

Here we go again! Before you know it September 6-11 will be upon us, and a fresh set of UCI Downhill World Champions will be crowned in Val di Sole, Italy. Let this forum topic serve as a place to see and post teams from across the world. Up first, the

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New thread It's Always The Little Crashes That Get You - What's Your Story? 7/27/2016 4:45 PM

Why does it seem small crashes are some of the worst? One day you'll be casually riding along at a trailhead, on smooth section of singletrack, or a trail you've ridden dozen of times when "WHAM!" You're on the ground without a clue of what just happened.

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Reply to How will #Brexit affect mtb races and the mtb industry? 7/25/2016 9:22 AM

Brexit leads to bike price hikes with Raleigh leading the charge:

Reply to What Tool Couldn't You Live Without? 7/24/2016 11:47 AM

Who know a simple bent spoke could prevent so much frustration? I can't do without this tool.

Reply to #do you even drift bro t-shirts? 7/24/2016 11:41 AM

BAM! Don't buy them all. I want one too.

New thread Is Ray's Indoor MTB Park in Milwaukee Closing? 7/22/2016 2:18 PM

Rumors abound about the potential closing of Ray's Indoor Mountain Bike Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ray's parks feature a wide variety of wood features, including skatepark sections, pumptracks, skinnies, cross-country loops, and more. Many see them as an incredible way

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Reply to Plugs for bontrager rhythm plus grips 7/20/2016 1:01 PM

It's difficult to tell what type of plugs are included with the Rhythm Plus grips by looking at photos online, so I'll cover the basics. Most bar plugs get pushed into the bar. Sometimes it's necessary to whack it with a mallet.

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Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/20/2016 12:53 PM

They may reduce the number of times it would occur, though it'd still happen due to mechanicals and the lack of qualifiers in beginner/intermediate/expert classes. Pros often get a full minute or more, depending on the venue. If everyone got a minute, ... more »

Reply to Which bike do you regret buying? 7/20/2016 12:39 PM

It wasn't long after I got this rig that I felt Cam Zink's pain:

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 9:44 AM

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 7/13/2016 5:34 PM

Yeti Cycles is at it again. This time they're considering moving your hub bearings to your frame.

USPTO Application #20160194050 by Steven W. Hoogendoorn / Yeti Cycling - Outboard axle bearing structure for a bicycle or ... more »
New thread Ways to Become a Better Mountain Biker 7/13/2016 4:34 PM

Tackling a new trail feature or pushing your limits on a mountain bike can be intimidating, but there are several ways to make the process of learning easier. Looking back over the 15+ years I've been riding mountain bikes, several things stand out as

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Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/8/2016 9:31 PM

My SuperCo, but I recently got it back and am PUMPED to rebuild it.

Reply to Steve Peat's Crazy New V10 Paint Job 7/5/2016 1:41 PM

Another angle:

Reply to If You Could Learn One Trick, What Would it Be? 7/1/2016 12:27 PM

I've always been a fan of a nice sideways whip to a table on the way back down. So sick.

Reply to How will #Brexit affect mtb races and the mtb industry? 7/1/2016 11:46 AM

Dirt reached out to several bike brands to get their take. Read up:

Reply to How will #Brexit affect mtb races and the mtb industry? 6/27/2016 10:50 AM

And another perspective:

Reply to How will #Brexit affect mtb races and the mtb industry? 6/25/2016 8:46 AM

It'll be interesting to say the least, though it's all speculation at this point. Here's one stab at how things may shake down: In summary: - The cost of US imports into the UK ... more »