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Reply to Minion dhf wt aired up dimensions 5/8/2017 10:15 AM

On a 29mm rim, it's roughly 65mm wide and 60mm tall. Keep in mind I said roughly, this was eyeballed with a ruler and not measured with calipers.

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/4/2017 1:54 PM

In a Dirt interview w/ Martin Whiteley, Whiteley pretty much said the UCI doesn't want to standardize MTB and have a commissaire standing at the finish line with a tape measure checking every bike. This was in regard to when Gary Fisher first proposed ... more »

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/4/2017 1:18 PM

Ben Walker (of Scott Bikes) has a 29" Gambler, so maybe we'll see some under the team at Ft. Bill? Here's what he posted up on ridemonkey regarding the bike: "I have one and it's real fast. My butt touches my rear tire sometimes and it's terrifying ... more »
Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/1/2017 12:17 PM

From this interview w/ Rob Roskopp from Dirt (FF to 13:32):

Reply to All Things Lourdes World Cup Downhill 2017 5/1/2017 11:19 AM

Interesting post by Loic Bruni (and a few comments from other elites in the comments): "Normally they Are amazing but after yesterday I can't swallow the taste of that day : Thanks for ruining our first race with keeping the schedule even though we knew ... more »

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/29/2017 7:11 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqly5V8CDXc Kinda wild. The new V10/29 might be available as quickly as 9 months according to Rob Roskopp.

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 9:48 AM

Like Dave just said above, more fuel to the fire with Dirt's latest article.

Photo: Steve Jones // Dirt
Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/11/2017 8:35 PM

I'm with you on Minnaar, he always seems to want a bigger bike and he's one of the taller guys on the circuit.

New thread How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/11/2017 3:32 PM

Bonus if you list the rider names. {poll:309} So, let's hear it - Do you think this will be the year we start to see wagon-wheels in WC DH?

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Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 4/11/2017 2:14 PM

Troy Brosnan's whip is looking mighty fine. Dirt Mag w/ the bike check.

Reply to Do you like grippy seats? 3/31/2017 10:58 AM

I think you need tighter fitting riding shorts. I've never seen the point of traction bumps on the top of the saddle. Sure, a lot of riders sit down mid race run to save some energy (even the WC guys), but I've never really thought those saddles were ... more »

Reply to XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/29/2017 2:28 PM

Interesting that one of the complaints of the WC last year was straight, wide-open, high-speed sections (I'm remembering this correctly, right?) and one of the most known "long bike" hold-outs was Bryceland, who bowed out of full-time racing. I'm personally ... more »

Reply to derailer 3/28/2017 10:07 AM

I'm confused...You need a SRAM derailleur but can't seem to find one? Here's a link to an X9 rear derailleur: http://www.jensonusa.com/Derailleurs/SRAM-X9-9-Speed-Rear-Derailleur

New thread Isn't That What Instagram Is For? 3/17/2017 4:49 PM

Nah... post up a recent photo of you or one you took, just cuz you're stoked on it.

I never shoot vertical but was messing around and got this shot of Luca Cometti. I think I'm going to start shooting vertical more often.

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Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 3/10/2017 10:55 AM

Seeding results from the 2017 Windrock Pro GRT are in: Pro Men: 1. Neko Mulally 2. Greg Williamson 3. Kiran Mackinnon 4. Kyle Grau 5. Joshua Rodgers 6. Jason Schroeder 7. Shane Leslie 8. Tanner Stephens 9. Maurico Estrada 10. Walker Shaw Pro Women: 1.

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Reply to Bought bunk brakes 3/8/2017 4:44 PM

Ask him nicely for a refund and offer to return the brakes because he misrepresented the brakes in the ad. If he doesn't respond or comes back saying you're in the wrong, not him, hopefully you paid with PP or credit and can contest the payment. Maybe ... more »

Reply to That Time We Nearly Lost A Motocross Star 2/23/2017 12:46 PM

A while back there was some GoPro footage of a dude going over that cliff...sketchy section for sure if you overcook the roll-in.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/3/2017 10:27 PM

The official PR from Intense: INTENSE CYCLES ANNOUNCES 2017 FACTORY TEAM  

February 3, 2017 - Temecula, CA. Intense Cycles proudly announces its 2017 Factory Race Program.  Returning to the team this year are Australian riders Jack Moir (22) ... more »