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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 10/1/2015 4:23 PM

Any word on Intense? In our recent interview with Jeff Steber(Owner) he had some pretty straight forward words regarding World Cup Racing. "We're back into World Cup Racing... ...In the next couple years we have an aggressive plan and we'll be back there, on top of the ... more »

Reply to Pike fork with no rebound 10/1/2015 4:08 PM

Dude, you need to march that fork right back to the place you got it and demand a full refund, ASAP, and never set foot in there again once you have ALL your money back. They sold you a hodge podged together fork with tons of inconsistencies and deceptions. ... more »

Reply to Pike fork with no rebound 9/30/2015 5:33 PM

You should be able to adjust it with a 2.5mm allen on the drive side foot nut. And GOOO is correct, that's an OEM fork, not for individual sale. Something's wonky with this, for sure. The footnut looks wrong, too. Check it:

Plus, the colored ... more »

Reply to 2013 Norco Two50 9/21/2015 4:55 PM

Ugh... your shop sounds like a bunch of jerks. They should do the parts research, not you. As soon as they realized that a replacement OEM hub was no longer available, which is a 10 min call to Norco, they should have either worked out a replacement ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/21/2015 12:06 PM

Yeah, and if a frog had wings it wouldn't bump its ass when it hopped.

Reply to Looking for places to rent mountain bike at Portland Oregon 9/21/2015 10:11 AM

Fat Tire Farm still rents bikes, according to their website. Here's a full list of shops that rent in Portland, with their specialties listed, too.

Reply to Clipless vs flat 9/21/2015 10:05 AM

Do you really need 5.10's? No. But, they are good shoes in terms of added grip over a normal pair of skate shoes. Check it: Five Ten Impact VXi Review

Reply to Clipless vs flat 9/11/2015 3:31 PM

Happens to everyone while they're learning. Good on you for giving it a go.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/10/2015 9:58 AM

Claudio can be heard in the Champs commentary saying Neko will remain with Scott for the 2016 season.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 9/9/2015 5:42 PM

Is Gwin's contract up this year?

Reply to Clipless vs flat 9/8/2015 2:09 PM

When you first get your clipless setup on the bike, get on your bike in a hallway or somewhere where you can hold yourself up by a wall or counter, while on the bike. Practice clipping and unclipping while holding yourself up. Best to do this before ... more »

Reply to Trail Policing at Established Spots 9/8/2015 2:01 PM

"As much as I enjoyed the jumps you are talking about, they had already an expiration date written on it when there were build." - Jerome This is exactly the point of the thread, well, one of them. As stated in the OP, the spot in the example has been ... more »

Reply to Interesting Shimano Dropper Post Patent 9/6/2015 4:48 PM

It's 404 for us now, too. Looks like it was taken down.

Reply to Oil in shocks 9/5/2015 6:18 PM

Your fork's topping out > likely due to no rebound damping > possibly due to low to zero damper fluid. Time to take'er in to your LBS.

Reply to I need help coloring my saddle 9/5/2015 6:13 PM

Tape it off a spray paint? Rit won't work on most synthetic materials. Back in the day punk kids would spray paint their jean jackets black because Rit dye couldn't even get denim completely black, it also sorta helped make the jacket repel water.

Reply to G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) 9/5/2015 6:09 PM

Def one of the GROATs, that's for sure. Top 5 GROATs: Hill - Val di Sole Hart - Champery Hill - Champery Gwin - Leogang Kovarik - Fort William

Reply to What Do You Think of the Rio 2016 Olympic XC Course? 9/4/2015 6:04 PM

It reminds me of those hokey "off-road" obstacle courses in the middle of parking lots where you demo a Jeep or some other SUV. "Try it out and see how capable it is!" SMDH

Reply to G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) 9/4/2015 5:54 PM

I hate this question! Hill has always been the most exciting to watch race, IMO... well, since I started following the sport. Peaty has living legend status at this point and as someone mentioned above, has mentored plenty of young guns that have seen ... more »

Reply to Tyres 9/4/2015 5:44 PM

A softer compound tire will be your best bet. Slick wet rocks are tough, being smart with your braking will likely help, too.

Reply to All Things World Champs 9/3/2015 4:07 PM

Luca Shaw's helmet is looking pretty schweeet. [img] @luca_shaw for #sramTLDracing with his new #TLDpaint custom #d3helmet #ROOKIEoftheYEAR A photo posted by Troy Lee Designs | Bicycle (@tld_bike) on Sep 3, 2015 at 9:32am PDT [/img]