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Reply to Dirt Fantasy League 2017? 4/28/2017 11:46 AM

This just in from a Vital user: http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Whos-going-to-Gwin,1582 Have fun lads!

Reply to Dirt Fantasy League 2017? 4/26/2017 7:38 PM

Haha. Jones does seem to be enjoying them these days, although he's still getting after it on a big rig from time to time. That Trek 29er feature was interesting. ctfphotos, I don't think Dirt put the fantasy league together this season.

Reply to 2013 Trek Remedy 9.8 vs ? 4/23/2017 9:29 PM

Man, I'd really consider using that $2k toward something newer that could be upgraded over time. Mountain bike geometry and technology has progressed a lot in the last four years. Every year or two for the past several we've see an improvement that's ... more »

Reply to Spoke with my wallett 4/23/2017 7:31 PM

There's a reason why Five Ten shoes are so popular! Sounds like you found it.

Reply to Trouble Viewing on Ipad 4/17/2017 7:07 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Cary! I'll be sure that our developers take a look soon.

Reply to Spoke with my wallett 4/12/2017 11:05 AM

Right on! Did you score the new Freerider Pros?

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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