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Reply to Manitou swinger 4-way rear shock specs? 2/20/2017 11:12 PM

Mountain bike shocks have two main measurements called "eye-to-eye" and "stroke" that are typically written like 9.5x3.0-inches, respectively. The stroke is the distance the shock can compress. Is this the number you're after? If so, this chart lists

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Reply to That Time We Nearly Lost A Motocross Star 2/20/2017 10:35 AM

He's just enlightening those pups.

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 2/20/2017 10:33 AM

I'm 5'10" and really enjoyed the medium. If I were any taller I'd be on that large though! YT also has this on the Tues product page:

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Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 2/19/2017 12:01 PM

Press Release: The US Open of Mountain Biking Returns for 2017 The iconic US Open of Mountain Biking will make its long-awaited return to Mountain Creek Bike Park on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 - 28, 2017. The US Open was last held in 2011 and is now being ... more »
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/18/2017 9:18 PM

Check out Cedric Gracia's Santa Cruz Hightower as seen at Andes Pacifico. Pretty rad!

Reply to Best dirt jumper stem? 2/18/2017 7:43 PM

Are those old 25.4mm diameter bars? Hard to tell from the photo. If so, your options may be very limited as everyone has moved to 31.8 or 35mm. Might be able to find some used stems for cheap, though!

New thread That Time We Nearly Lost A Motocross Star 2/18/2017 10:49 AM

Dean Wilson had an oh sh*t moment while riding one of the rowdiest trails in SoCal. Luckily Shimano's Joe Lawwill and crew were there to catch him: Big props to Supercross rider Dean Wilson on dropping in on this super sketchy drop today!!! @deanwilson15 @rideshimano #shimanomtb @iamspecialized_mtb #enduro @brianlopes @chrisfillmore11 @joelawwill @spencerrathkamp A post shared by Joe Lawwill (@joelawwill) on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:03pm PST Then, later that day,

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New thread Andrew Cho Takes His First Steps! #GotChoBack Updates 2/18/2017 10:23 AM

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Reply to Banshee Spitfire Ordering Experience 2/18/2017 10:01 AM

Communication is always key during delays, and it's a bummer Dirt Merchant didn't do that for you. It's pretty common for new models to be behind schedule industry wide. It's possible things are held up somewhere in shipping to the shop (and in turn ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/16/2017 10:03 AM


New thread New Michelin Tires Coming Soon 2/14/2017 8:23 AM

If they're anything like the Wild Rock'R2, we may be in for something good...

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Reply to XT- SLX, Magura Mt2 brakes? 2/10/2017 7:30 PM

The SLX brakes are very good on trail and they come at a great price. They'll treat you well and work reliably.

Reply to Suggest tents for Bike touring 2/10/2017 9:55 AM

I've always thought these were pretty clever:,10498/Topeak-BikePacker-Tent,110206/iceman2058,94

Might be a bit snug on space though. ... more »
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/8/2017 3:28 PM

Rad video. Embedded for ease:

Reply to Tuesday Tunes with Vorsprung Suspension 2/7/2017 10:42 PM

The Tuesday Tune Episode 13: FOX's "Budget" FIT GRIP Damper It seemed like only a matter of time until one of the major manufacturers developed a light, cheap, reliable fork damper with true shimmed valve performance. FOX's primary trail bike offering,

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Reply to Tuesday Tunes with Vorsprung Suspension 2/7/2017 10:33 PM

The Tuesday Tune Episode 12: Leverage Rates Mountain bike frames have various forms of what we broadly refer to as suspension design, but more specifically could be termed kinematic design. Kinematic design refers to the ways which each member of the

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Reply to How/Where do I start a product review 2/7/2017 4:52 PM

Got you covered! Pick your grip here, then click the "Review" tab.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/1/2017 6:22 PM
Reply to Apple widget. 2/1/2017 9:57 AM

BigB, I think a few wires got crossed in there somewhere. Give this process a try with Vital:

Reply to [Video] Rebound Speed vs Suspension Performance 2/1/2017 9:24 AM

André, you're right. Perhaps your best yet! Thank you for the detailed explanation and excellent visuals. Suspension nerds, this is a must watch. Here are some key screenshots for easy reference:

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