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Reply to need help getting started. 7/31/2015 12:04 PM

For your budget, I'd look for a used bike that's a few seasons old. You'll likely get more bang for your buck. Start looking locally, so you can check the bike out in person before purchasing.

Reply to V10 chainstay growth 7/26/2015 4:11 PM

Short cage with a 1x setup on the V10 will be fine, just make sure to mind your chain length when you cut the chain (as you would with any bike).

Reply to medium or large 7/20/2015 2:40 PM

At 5'9 you're more than likely a med, unless you like really big bikes.

Reply to Newish to MTB/ New to Racing 7/17/2015 9:43 PM

Well get out there and race! The Enduro Evo is a capable bike for sure, even if it's not a full blown DH bike. If you get more serious about it after a season pick up a DH bike. For now, just find a local(ish) DH race and enter. Not much else to it than ... more »

Reply to Riding Trail / XC without a chamois? 7/17/2015 9:21 PM

EXOFFICIO UNDERWEAR WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Seriously though, best $25, yes... $25 I've ever spent.

Reply to Newish to MTB/ New to Racing 7/13/2015 10:51 AM

What kind of help are you looking for specifically and what kind of racing do you plan on doing? There's a Enduro race series in AR, info on that here. Start off in beginner or sport depending on where you think your skills would place you and go ... more »

Reply to X01 deraileur problem 7/12/2015 12:05 PM

I'd take it into your LBS and tell them what's going on and see if they can warranty it though SRAM. This is a known problem I've seen in the past so they should take care of you.

Reply to Enduro My Bike? 7/10/2015 7:57 PM

356mm

Reply to Enduro My Bike? 7/10/2015 5:24 PM

All about the proper geo IMHO. Slack angles and a nice long top-tube.

Reply to medium or large 7/9/2015 10:04 AM

Can't give you any insight specifically on the 303 regarding size other than... well... the large will be longer by about 25mm for the reach. How tall are you?

Reply to Your History in Mountain Biking - Photo Edition 7/9/2015 8:55 AM

Dude, 3 bikes in only a year and a half! Killin it! I dig the Raleigh, kinda makes me want to build up a hardtail trail slayer for myself!

Reply to manualing a 29er 6/18/2015 8:14 PM

You could always try this:

Reply to Jumping big and small ramps and Obstacles 6/18/2015 8:01 PM

Check out this quick tutorial on jumping. Start small and work your way up is my best advice to you.

Reply to Biking injuries 6/18/2015 5:40 PM

After reading peoples lingering injuries also being missed w/ no doctor visits, I'm now blaming that on my lingering pains, not age. I've missed a broken elbow, finger, hand, ribs and separated shoulder... all of which still give me problems. Funny story ... more »

Reply to Biking injuries 6/16/2015 12:39 PM

I'm not really old yet, only 31 years young but I've already noticed lingering injuries the past 5 years or so. Seperated my shoulder about 7 years ago, which now pops when I rotate it. Same with my knee walking down stairs, pops every stair. Wrists, ... more »

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 6/11/2015 1:34 PM

You guys spoke and YT listened. Check it out: YT announces the Capra AL1 will soon be available in XL - http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/YT-Industries-Releases-the-Capra-AL1-in-Extra-Large,1184

Reply to Too rough for carbon? 6/2/2015 9:24 AM

What kind of rim was it that you cracked? We've been interested in the durability of the "less-expensive" carbon hoop varieties out there now and just might have to buy ourselves a set, for science of course.

Reply to What rims? Dj 6/1/2015 4:44 PM

I'll "3rd" this post. The same 721s have been on my DJ bike since before I even owned it. They have to be like 7 years old by now.

Reply to Noob Here.. Need advice.. 5/20/2015 5:31 PM

Both are good bikes with decent specs so if it were me making the decision it'd come down to price and age. I wouldn't let frame material sway you either way. There are also some pretty big differences in geo, as you mentioned, specifically in travel ... more »

Reply to FEST Series Awesomeness from Aggy's Reunion 5/15/2015 3:24 PM

Video of that first shot you posted of Makken. This vid speaks for itself. Makken wins the recovery of the day hands down....INSANE! Smart camera work @brettpower#Whiskeyshotoftheday #InFESTation Posted by Farmageddon on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ... more »