iceman2058's Forum Activity

Reply to Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 4/30/2016 2:19 AM

Well I don't work in a shop, but I do a lot of wrenching, and here's my word of warning to anybody with a well-equipped workshop and the know-how to fix bikes: don't tell the neighbors.

Reply to Hey Bike Shop Employees, Show Off Your Bikes! 4/26/2016 8:45 AM

Y'all may know a thing or two about wrenching but that is the most impressive collection of badly taken photographs I have seen in a long time. LOL! Keep shredding!

Reply to 2016 World Cup Fantasy Vital MTB Mini-League 4/13/2016 9:02 AM

It looks like it's taking them a lot of time to update all the points. Maybe because it's the first race. Give a couple of days to see if it sorts itself out.

Reply to Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 2:19 AM

Nico Vink has an 80-footer at LooseFest. Send it deep and you could still make it!

New thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 1:37 AM

Jumping your age in feet can seem trivial to some, but depending on when you got into MTB, it could be a proper old challenge. Say you started riding at 30, you're now staring at 30+ feet to join this somewhat illusive club - and it only gets longer

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 3/21/2016 1:38 PM

From TLD: "Not sure what the politically correct thing to say here is, but, we are a pretty open and honest brand, so here goes. Having Sam Hill in another brand of gear...sucks. Sam has been with us for over a decade, and when we lost him in gear (2014) ... more »

New thread AutoShock - Linking Your Dropper To Your Shock 3/19/2016 11:25 AM

We spotted this interesting device out in the wild today...all we know is that it links your shock's lockout or climb mode switch to your dropper post. When you drop your post, the shock opens, and when you raise your post, the shock locks out. The inventor

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Reply to 2016 World Cup Fantasy Vital MTB Mini-League 3/18/2016 3:34 PM

The more talk the better!

New thread 2016 World Cup Fantasy Vital MTB Mini-League 3/18/2016 12:25 PM

It's almost time to go racing again! And even better news, after a brief hiatus for the 2015 season, Dirt's rad Fantasy League is back for 2016! As a team manager, pick your riders wisely and watch them score points in each round. Make sure you stay ... more »

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 3/18/2016 10:10 AM

News from Morpheus with the creation of a couple of DH teams and signing up Dakotah Norton: There's nothing more exciting than seeing a rider on the come up. We root for the underdog because we see something special and wish for them to challenge the

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New thread Wait What? A Compressor on the Wheel? 3/17/2016 4:40 AM

Genius or madness? We're not really sold on the idea of mounting a compressor to our front wheel, but the portable aircan thing could be a viable replacement for the pump in your pack, if you charge it at home. What do you think?

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Reply to US To Raise De Minimis Level for Import Taxes 3/9/2016 8:34 AM

Because people in the US can now order up to $800 of goods from big overseas retailers and not pay import taxes when the shipment enters the US. Before, the limit was $200...

New thread US To Raise De Minimis Level for Import Taxes 3/9/2016 8:04 AM

Back in February of this year, US President Barack Obama signed a bill that aims to simplify import and export of goods to and from the US. Perhaps the most interesting issue for us in the bicycle industry is the increase in the de minimis value for

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Reply to What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/26/2016 1:03 PM

Brake levers and handlebar, both the angles of the bar itself as well as the rotation in the stem. Other than that, I often try to just ride what's under me on the day to see how many issues come from me sucking as opposed to failure to twist some dial.

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Reply to Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 12:58 PM

I've been playing with gradually rotating my levers flatter and flatter, and it feels more and more natural to do so. I really do like the feeling of bent wrists and more pressure on the palm area. I also find it helps when riding really steep terrain, ... more »

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/24/2016 10:51 AM

I spend about 20-30% of my riding time goofing around on my local freeride/jump trails, for lack of a better word (home made bike park?). The rest, AM/Enduro/trail...basically going places where I can either climb to get some fun runs in, or to longer ... more »

Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 9:26 AM

I *could* pedal to a couple of riding areas without too much trouble, but I live on the top of a hill without any trails on it so that just adds a road climb to the end of any pedal-out ride. The good spots are anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour away ... more »

Reply to Dual Crown Question 2/19/2016 11:42 AM

Hi! Since you are talking about a DC fork, I assume you are considering getting into a bit rowdier riding? This bike was not really built for much in terms of burly tracks and/or airtime, but it will allow you to get out and learn and have fun on the ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/16/2016 9:21 AM

Here is the full list of teams and riders registered for the 2016 UCI MTB DH World Cup season, with a little discussion and analysis thrown in for good measure: http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/2016-World-Cup-DH-Team-Publication,952.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/12/2016 5:31 AM

Not racing per se, but confirmation of one of mountain biking's biggest names staying where we've always seen him. TBH, it's hard to imagine him wearing anything else by now... PRESS RELEASE: Troy Lee Designs and Brandon Semenuk are happy to announce

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