bturman's Forum Activity

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 8/7/2017 8:29 AM

Mixing dirt types typically doesn't work very well as they don't always bond together like you'd hope which can lead to the finish surface chunking off. If you do go that route, ensure that your screened dirt finish layer is a solid 6+ inches thick.

Reply to What Went Wrong with Interbike? Death to a Dinosaur? 8/3/2017 10:22 AM

Interbike moves to Reno, Nevada for 2018: http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Interbike-Moves-to-Reno-Nevada-for-2018,1732 Can't wait to rally some e-bikes down Northstar.

Reply to Fox 40 cracked crown 8/2/2017 9:07 AM

Sounds like it's time for a call to FOX or your local bike shop!

Reply to 2017 World Championship Teams 8/1/2017 12:52 AM

Australia's Junior Team has been announced: The team includes Junior National champions Baxter Maiwald (VIC) and Ellie Smith (NSW) and Oceania Champion Joshua Clark (NSW), as well as a number of world championship debutants. In the lead up to the world championships, a number of the squad ... more »

Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 7/28/2017 8:36 AM

USAC is promoting DH race coverage and details through various social media feeds, which is a big improvement over previous years. https://twitter.com/usacycling https://www.facebook.com/usacycling/

Reply to Skinwall tyres 7/28/2017 8:34 AM

There is no difference in tire quality.

Reply to Skinwall tyres 7/27/2017 10:45 PM

I dig 'em. How rad do these bikes look?!

http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/mattstaggs,20941/setup,34987 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Schilly,10252/setup,31258?ptab Just photoshop a pair on your bike. Haha! ... more »
Reply to Products to review 7/26/2017 12:07 PM

We have not, but we'll put it on the list of shootouts to consider in the future. Cheers.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 7/26/2017 12:04 PM

Here's an interesting chain design from Shimano that would, in theory, provide similar chain retention to a narrow/wide chainring:

USPTO Application # 20170191547 by Shimano, Inc. - Bicycle chain According to a first aspect ... more »
Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 7/26/2017 11:57 AM

Shimano continues to push ahead with development/patents on electric dropper posts:

USPTO Application # 20170203814 by Shimano, Inc. - Electrical bicycle operating system, electrical derailleur, and electrical seatpost assembly An electrical ... more »
Reply to Need Advice on Hydration Packs 7/26/2017 9:06 AM

Hey write4bike, welcome to Vital. You can find several hydration pack reviews in our Product Guide that dive into the details of each. I don't personally feel a spine protector is needed, but many enjoy the added sense of security they bring. Trying several packs on will help you identify ... more »

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/25/2017 6:07 PM

Another viewpoint:

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/25/2017 6:04 PM

Anything you can do to encourage blood flow is good. Not likely that you're wearing armor, but if so, loosen up any straps that wrap around your arms or shoulders. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. Put on some thinner grips and gloves. This is a ... more »

Reply to specialized p3 or??? 7/25/2017 5:52 PM

The P3 is a solid ride and would likely treat you well. In fact, just about any dirt jumper will. They're all bombproof and pretty similar in the geometry realm. Personally I prefer steal dirt jumpers for the slight amount of give they offer over an

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Reply to New to enduro: who wants to answer some questions?? 7/13/2017 1:39 PM

You bet. Be sure to check this thread as well for advice to another moto guy turned mtb rider: http://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/Lost-Newb,9745

Reply to New to enduro: who wants to answer some questions?? 7/13/2017 11:46 AM

Congrats! The switch from the Fuel to Remedy will open up new possibilities for you on the descents (aka the funnest part of

. You chose well. Consider a 50mm length stem if the bike doesn't already have one for added control. Unless it's ... more »
Reply to Front derailer...I know... 7/12/2017 9:38 AM

Watch a few videos here and you'll get the gist of it: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=adjust+front+derailleur

Reply to Front derailer...I know... 7/12/2017 9:13 AM

You can take it off, but it does provide *some* chain security by acting like a guide. Until you're able to make the move to a dedicated 1X setup, I suggest taking your front shifter/housing off and using the front derailleur limit screws to find a spot ... more »

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 7/6/2017 10:41 AM

Troy's Winning Run:

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 7/6/2017 10:41 AM

Agreed. His bike seems noticeably more composed than the vast majority of his competitors. So quiet over the gnar.