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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/16/2017 12:08 PM

Praxis Works to get into the derailleur game? This one is pretty interesting!

USPTO Application # 20170066501 by Praxis Works Llc: Belt-aligned derailleur A derailleur may include an electric motor configured to ... more »
Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/16/2017 12:04 PM

Why not reverse the thinking? Chains with a narrow/wide inner profile are also in the works by Shimano:

USPTO Application # 20170067535 by Shimano Inc: Bicycle chain A bicycle chain comprises a first outer link plate, a ... more »
Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/16/2017 12:00 PM

Shimano is working on shiftable narrow/wide chainrings:

USPTO Application # 20170066500 by Shimano Inc: Bicycle sprocket and multiple bicycle sprocket assembly A bicycle sprocket has a sprocket main body, a plurality of ... more »
Reply to MTB and Motocross Cornering Tips (video) 3/15/2017 7:20 AM

Good stuff, Gary!

Reply to Suspension Help 3/14/2017 4:58 PM

No. While they do add a bit of cushion, plus tires are squirmy when pushed hard (like you'd need to do to make all the jumps on Rainmaker). If it were me, I'd opt for the 160/150mm bike with regular 27.5 wheels and tires.

Reply to Suspension Help 3/14/2017 3:31 PM

You can easily add ~10 to 20mm of travel to the front of just about any bike without issue. It'll ride a bit differently, as Big Bird mentioned, due to a higher bottom bracket height and slacker head angle. Rear travel is pretty much fixed on every bike. ... more »

Reply to Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/28/2017 9:23 AM

Here's another freshie to add to the lineup. Could the bottom image be the new Slaughter? its time for 3 fresh rubbers from @specializedde maybe the new #gamechanger tires @iamspecialized #thankyouspecializedgermany #specialized #iamspecialized #destinationtrail A post shared by Moritz Brüggemann (@moritzbrueggemann) on Feb 26, 2017 at 1:42am PST

Reply to Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/27/2017 11:03 AM

Keene is at is again. Could this be a new Specialized Hillbilly?

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 2:33 PM

Good guess

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 1:36 PM

Yup. Click the "read more" link below the photos.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 10:35 AM

Based on this public patent application, Specialized is working on a new dropper post that automatically adjusts the angle of your saddle as it lowers. We all know a saddle is best when angled up slightly when it's lowered, just like a downhill bike.

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New thread Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/22/2017 12:50 AM

This just in from Curtis Keene's Instagram storyboard:

Looks meaty! Will be interesting to learn about the jagged knob design if/when Specialized officially releases it.

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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:

Enjoy it buddy. It's a kick ass bike. ... more »
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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