Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 8:14 AM

I think Josh has a point, but your analogy to ski racing sort of misses a bigger point. Ski racing *is* interesting if you follow it, the same way mtn bike racing is interesting if you follow it. You need to pay attention to the "story of the sport" ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 8:10 AM

I'd agree to disagree with respect to big wheels for small guys... The advantages/disadvantages may be the same on paper but how you are able to mitigate the disadvantages and take advantage of the benefits are going to largely depend on how big you ... more »

Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/16/2017 8:26 AM

Don't forget, someone who is 6'2" on 29" wheels is akin to someone 5'7" on 27.5" wheels. Proportionally anyway...and I don't see the short guys saying "I need my 26" wheels back". I think the larger wheel, when built appropriately around the right geo, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/13/2017 1:41 PM

Fun fact. She's in Japan skiing right now. Such a legend.

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Added a comment about press release Ellsworth Bicycles Welcomes Brian Lopes 1/9/2017 10:23 AM
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Eh, he's getting paid. How many of us want-to-be-pros could ever say that. Jokes on who?!

The bikes may or may not suck (I haven't ridden one in a decade). He's just doing what anyone in his shoes would do, keep the gravy train rolling while he can. Not a lot of rad jobs for 40something year old ex pro mountain bike racers... In any other "mainstream" sport, Lopes would have long retired. Fringe sports require a bit more teat suckling.

One other point - you think Ibis, Intense or any other company would feel bad if they had to cut him due to financial problems? No way. Its a two way street. Its how markets work...

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 6:44 AM
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"Super short chainstays. Sure, they’re fun and playful, but we’ll take stability any day."

[Insert that heart eyeball smiley emoji here]

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Jeff Brines Races His Dog Tucker in Targhee, Wyoming 11/16/2016 10:59 AM

that brines guy is kinda lame, but tucker shreds

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Alternative Titles:

A Jeff rides a flat kinda weak trail but his dog shreds
B Tucker - The only reason we care about Jeff?
C Pimpin' your dog for 15 minutes on the internet. Pathetic or a mental sickness?

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Added reply in a thread What Went Wrong with Interbike? Death to a Dinosaur? 9/27/2016 10:10 AM

Vital. Vital killed interbike. I kid, but only sort of. Seriously, what is the difference (for most) when comparing high quality product features on Vital (or the competition) and a trade show? You don't get to ride most of what you see at Interbike, ... more »

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Just take my money already!! (ps, could have gone bigger...)

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/21/2016 11:56 AM

I hear you. Just bored at ye' ole' dayjob and took to some keyboard banging. The whole argument of "which bike is more technologically advanced" is really a "my dad could beat up your dad argument". Hence my hedge when I say "all of them". Seriously, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/20/2016 5:16 PM

I laughed. Top level enduro bike compared to a top level DH bike compared to a top level XC bike - they are all "purpose built race machines". I wouldn't argue technology is greater in any one sport. I'm happy Primoz likes EWS. I personally want to like ... more »

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Guys from The Fest are laughing.

Liked a comment on the item Massive Red Bull Hardline Step-Up Preview and Rider List 9/14/2016 9:50 AM

Massive Jeep Commercial!! Wow.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/12/2016 2:06 PM

Sounds like a way to get laid when you are burned on racing world cups...