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Reply to Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 3:19 PM

I've only seen one, a Hightower under a shop guy who works for a SC dealer. Pretty sure the managers there get a bike a year from the shop, so I don't know if he bought it or not.

New thread Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 4/29/2016 2:50 PM

Working at a bike shop was definitely one of the most fun jobs I ever had. Most of the time we had a rad crew of employees, the job was rewarding and at a few shops we'd all enjoy a couple beers once the doors were locked and just shoot the shit. We'd

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Reply to What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 3/25/2016 7:35 PM

We were too scared to try the spoke method... only two beers each to get those photos. Still a good excuse to have a couple before 5pm.

New thread What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 3/25/2016 5:11 PM

Bikes and beer go together pretty well I think. But sometimes you forget your bottle opener on the trail... and that sucks. Post up some different ways you've figured out how to pop open a cold one without using a bottle opener. Here's four we've used

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Reply to Raceface Chester Pedals. Are they worth the money?? 3/23/2016 4:53 PM

Stay tuned, we're currently testing a set and will have the article up sometime mid April.

Reply to Ostrich Chases Cyclists 3/9/2016 4:08 PM

Dude needs a stiffer setup, he can't even hold a line on asphalt.

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/6/2016 7:09 PM

Showing someone a MTB vid who's not into the sport vs. what those of us who're completely immersed into it, IMO, are two totally different things. Showing them that Motorhead edit of Brannigan they won't get how insane that riding is. They could watch ... more »

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/6/2016 10:29 AM

Personally, I prefer old school skate-style filming. But, I have to admit, the stuff that Revel Co's is doing with the past few Semenuk edits is pretty unreal. Here are the Brannigan video's you referenced: Video 1Video 2

New thread What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 4:47 PM

Pretty much says it all in the title. If you could pick one venue to have the World Cup either return to or host for the first time, where would you pick? I'd personally like to see Champery come back... or Angel Fire. (anywhere in the western U.S. really, ... more »

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Reply to Snake season 2/29/2016 11:50 AM

Ugh... when I'm riding solo here in SoCal all I can think about is running up on a rattler. I've seen so many over the years and have had a few very close calls. I went down pretty hard after gooning a ravine gap. Was gonna go nose heavy on the landing ... more »

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/29/2016 11:32 AM

It doesn't matter how perfectly I set up my seat height on a bike, within 5 minutes of pedaling I swear my legs get a tiny bit longer... It's so weird and annoying as hell.

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 5:48 PM

Lol

Reply to Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 12:26 PM

Interesting... arm pump is an issue for me at bike parks. I wonder if this could be of help.

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 12:17 PM

Before every ride?

Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 12:16 PM

Actually that's one of mine, too. I like them to practically pull to the bar but stop a cm or so before. I feel like it helps with arm pump and hand fatigue during long park days.

New thread What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 9:56 AM

It's a question we always hear when the pro's are interviewed, but we never get asked ourselves. Curious, what are you guys, or gals, most picky about regarding bike setup? Personally, for me it's a few things: I'm a big guy and any noodley components ... more »

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Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/26/2016 9:32 AM

No big bike trails in Bend? I still haven't been but it's on the list this year.

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/24/2016 12:36 PM

It used to be 90% DH and 10% *road... and it was awesome. Now it's: 10% *road 60% trail 30% DH I'd much rather it be 45% DH / 45% trail / 10% *road, though. *Road - quick 1-15 mile ride to local brewery or 20-30 mile "6-pack" night ride.

Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/23/2016 4:27 PM

Start it!

Reply to Properly Bedding in Brake Pads 2/23/2016 9:25 AM

Likely won't be your cure-all but sometimes sanding down the leading edge as well as the bottom of the pad to round them off a bit has been the trick for stubborn setups that just won't stay quiet.