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New thread Let's See Your Man (or Women) Cave 5/27/2016 5:57 PM

The garage, the basement, anywhere you store your bikes and tools... it's a sacred place... and one people often put a lot of work into. For the past few months, I've been working hard on my garage. Slowly converting it to my own service, storage and

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Reply to Sideways rear wheel movement... 5/25/2016 11:36 AM

Nice. Glad you got it sorted.

Reply to How do you store your bikes? 5/25/2016 11:30 AM

Check out this thread that was posted awhile back. Some pretty rad ideas in there. I've been doing a lot of work on my garage lately, and regularly have to store upwards of 10 bikes (for 3 people). I use a combination of hooks hanging from the rafters for ... more »

Reply to Sideways rear wheel movement... 5/24/2016 11:08 AM

Did you end up taking your bike in? I'm curious what was going on.

Reply to Troy Lee Designs / Shock Doctor gear review (ride and crash tested) 5/24/2016 11:04 AM

What body armor you choose to go with can really vary depending on where you live, how much protection you want and or need, and how much you're willing to spend. My best advice to you is take into consideration what you want and what you'll be riding, ... more »

New thread Trail Dogs Rule 5/20/2016 10:44 AM

Going on a ride with your best friend is always a blast, especially when that friend has four legs and fur. I've been lucky enough to have two trail dogs over the years, Bowser and Goose. We got Bowser when he was already 6 years old. He's an old man

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Reply to Sideways rear wheel movement... 5/19/2016 2:33 PM

To me, that sounds like your non-drive cone isn't quite tight enough. It might be worth checking with Nukeproof regarding the exact torque spec for that nut, as if you over tighten it there is a chance of stipping the threads or cracking it. But if you're ... more »

Reply to Sideways rear wheel movement... 5/19/2016 1:44 PM

When you snug up the locking cone on the non-drive side to the axle, grab both cones (drive and non-drive) and see if you can replicate the play by hand. If so, tighten that non-drive cone down more. You basically want it to be as tight as possible without ... more »

Reply to UCI to Pay Tribute to Steve Smith with Memorial Run at Fort William 5/19/2016 12:51 PM

Thank you UCI... That might be the first and last time I ever say that.

Reply to Heads Up Colorado Riders: Spikes Found on Buffalo Creek Trails 5/19/2016 12:44 PM

How does someone even get to that point? Pure evil.

Reply to Sideways rear wheel movement... 5/19/2016 9:24 AM

I'm not super familiar with Nukeproof hubs having never worked on them personally, but from what I can see on their site the hub cones do have flats for a cone-wrench. Are you sure you're properly tightening down the cones? They should be snug enough ... more »

New thread Show Us Your Shuttle Vehicle 5/13/2016 11:20 AM

I'm pretty sure a lot of you have bikes that cost more than your vehicle... I know that's been the case for me for a long time, until I recently picked up my YT Tues. I've had trucks, hatchbacks, sedans, etc... but this is by far my favorite shuttle

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Reply to la costa denk mtn/ first upgrade to new bike 5/10/2016 5:03 PM

A good set of flat pedals and some sticky shoes will definitely help you out in the slippage department. Check out Flat Pedal Shoe and Flat Pedal section to get some ideas and first hand reviews. I'm sure other riders will chime-in with what they prefer, as ... more »

Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/10/2016 4:55 PM

Screaming "You dropped your water bottle!" has always been a good one.

Reply to MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 1:13 PM

This just means your account is private and no one but your friends can view your rides. Your rankings are still recorded and listed on the leaders boards. To prevent that, you have to select the padlock (I think) after you finish every ride. This prevents ... more »

Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/4/2016 7:10 PM

ProGRT How To Cheer from Transition Bikes on Vimeo. Just posting that ProGRT video Zuestman linked. Soooo good.

Reply to Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 5/4/2016 7:00 PM

The salty disgruntled wrench is my favorite character by a long shot.

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.

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