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Reply to Flats On Your Trail Bike? 6/3/2014 6:59 AM

Bob, welcome back! -Nobody uses toe clips anymore. -Flats means grippy flat pedals. -Trials riders can bunnyhop up a loading dock on flats, it's all how you manipulate the bike. -It's all a matter of what you're comfortable with. In super techy downhills, ... more »

Reply to Maverick ceases operations 1/19/2012 5:52 PM

I blame Sarah Palin.

Reply to History Lesson: Trials in Japan '94 10/25/2011 11:49 AM

Peter Kraus FTW, can't believe Ot took the dab. Love the porny champagne scene. Somewhere I have a VHS of "Super Rider IV" which was a Japanese gameshow for trials riders, think MXC with bikes. I think Ot Pi and Cesar Canas are in it, and some amazing ... more »

Reply to Oh, how things have changed... 10/10/2011 9:22 PM

Those were the Specialized Umma-Gumma soft compound tires. They would lose about half their tread by the second ride. For EXTREME racing only. Oh, and is that The Stig?

Reply to Oh, how things have changed... 10/10/2011 8:36 PM

Woah...It's like Zap Espinoza threw up all of the '90's issues of MBA.

Reply to Leg Brake 8/20/2011 12:01 PM

Brakes are dangerous, maybe the hipsters are on to something. Ask Gully how he removed a finger with a brake rotor.

Reply to BRAD is riding his Blur from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler 7/5/2011 7:00 PM

Yep, lots of awesome people out there for sure, but if you want to find the sh!theads, ride a bicycle on the road. Glad the trip has gone safely.

Reply to What do you do with a tired old frame? 7/4/2011 12:46 PM

You got it walti.

Reply to BRAD is riding his Blur from Santa Cruz all the way to Whistler 7/4/2011 8:16 AM

Awesome mission! Love that he brought his guitar too. I've driven that route and it takes a while but it's beautiful.

Reply to What do you do with a tired old frame? 7/2/2011 12:37 PM

Heh heh, yeah that sounds hectic. Would be a good chance for me to practice a bit of machining. I agree with you on the climbing, I have climbed tech sections on the S8 that I haven't been able to touch on any other bike. Counterintuitive but true.

Reply to What do you do with a tired old frame? 6/27/2011 11:50 AM

For f**k's sake, you broke a BMW? You savage. Big Bird gets cred for the beach cruiser idea. He was the original owner, so dude if you're listening you have first crack at it.

Reply to Flats On Your Trail Bike? 2/10/2011 4:59 PM

For the last 10 years, I rode flats only, but I started riding clipless recently since I got a singlespeed cross bike. With one gear, you can get up steeper hills. Then I put them on my trail bike, definitely faster climbing, but it's got to be flats ... more »

Reply to Santa Cruz featured in Product Design Show 1/10/2011 3:25 PM

huh huh...she said "deeper in the stroke".

Reply to Moab on BMX Bikes 10/23/2010 10:05 AM

No brains, no headache!

Reply to History Lesson: Old Stuff. 8/26/2010 11:03 AM

So good to see the roots!...back when the only thing I knew about the shore was from a Norco review in MBA..I didn't even know where BC was. Don't forget these guys were dragging around a big honkin' VHS camera or at best Hi8. Now try to figure out what ... more »