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Reply to Does the New UCI President Really Care About MTB? 9/21/2017 1:04 PM

Been talking about this for a decade plus eh?! EWS shows us its possible. Who is the overlord to make this change stick?

Reply to Loris Vergier has a 27.5 and 29er Santa Cruz V10 at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 11:07 AM

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Reply to Loris Vergier has a 27.5 and 29er Santa Cruz V10 at Val di Sole 8/25/2017 10:06 AM

Sorry but anytime someone equates what happens in a crash to bike strength would be like saying "tesla's suck" because something major broke when hitting a tree at 40mph. These aren't bumper bikes. They are race machines. A crash this side of tipping ... more »

Reply to Cecile Ravanel to Race Val di Sole World Cup DH 8/23/2017 7:16 AM

Mayweather vs McGregor Atherton & the women's field vs Cecil All these athletes crossing grey lines should make for a good sporting weekend

I hope she wins. Predict she's top five.
Reply to Cecile Ravanel to Race Val di Sole World Cup DH 8/22/2017 1:10 PM

OOOHHHH man. Rad!

Reply to 2016 Trek Fuel EX7 or 2017 EX8?? 8/14/2017 2:58 PM

You certainly get a lot more bike for $1000. Any reason you are set on Trek? $3K is sort of where you get 90% the performance of a $10K bike. Another option (if you are a medium...) https://www.yt-industries.com/en/detail/index/sArticle/1248/sCategory/508 ... more »

Reply to RIP David Klaassen Van Oorschot 8/14/2017 8:40 AM

Ouch. He was such a pinner. Sorry for prying, but what was he fighting? Maybe not appropriate to ask but I am wondering. RIP.

Reply to Prototype Polygon DH Bike at Whistler? 8/10/2017 3:15 PM

Nailed it.

Reply to Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/9/2017 4:03 PM

I'd pay something for the Redbull coverage, especially if it got better (more cameras on course, qualy coverage etc)

Reply to Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/9/2017 6:46 AM

Considering "mainstream TV" is on the outs, I think Redbull TV is poised to do well... (it will be more and more mainstream as people cut the cord...)

Reply to Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/8/2017 7:10 AM

Just to clarify, its cool the crossfitters (sp?) gave it a go. I'm merely suggesting its a bit of a bummer, especially with mr. gwin's performance this weekend, that *this* is the limelight shone on the sport. This is to mountain biking what celebrity ... more »

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 8/7/2017 9:14 AM

Thx! Guessing I can't get a 70/30 clay sand mix without paying a ton for it. So it'll just be a screened finish dirt of whatever the local stuff is. Hope mother nature helps with some water over the next few weeks. Probably won't finish this till September ... more »

Reply to Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 8/7/2017 7:40 AM

Just throwing this out there - pump track dreams coming together but felt like I took a big step back this weekend with a delivery of clay that turned out to be super hard to work with as it was largely in huge chunks that all the water and tamping in ... more »

Reply to Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/7/2017 7:37 AM

Did you watch it? Though DH is by far my favorite discipline to watch, I still have a ton of respect for a good XC race. So its not the type of riding I so badly hated about this. Instead, it was: 1) They called it mountain biking, then they called it ... more »

New thread Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/3/2017 9:04 AM

Please tell me I wasn't the only one who caught this. Where oh where is Team Robot when you need him? Just your friendly reminder, when you tell your coworkers you like to "go mountain biking" this is what the believe you go do...

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Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/26/2017 1:54 PM

Nice! I used to do some forearm work, but I swore it made it worse. This is different. Climbing too is something I know would help. Not sure the culture would accept me though

Fun side point, I've noticed arm pump is usually greatly reduced ... more »
Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/26/2017 1:24 PM

Maybe send one to me for testing

In all seriousness, I'll certainly consider one. I do note going from 35mm to 31.8mm to be a big benefit for my hands.
Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 4:11 PM

Learned this one this year. And yeah, if my bike is fitting properly (long enough), I liked it. Conversely, if my bike is too small, I hated it, and found myself rotating my levers more downward.

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 3:38 PM

I'd like to give them a go. If they were cheaper, I'd ring the register but $60-90 for grips? I have to be more certain it'll help...(though if it did, I'd absolutely pay it)

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 1:48 PM

Great suggestions! Only thing I should add is I am about as OCD as they come when it comes to fork/suspension setup and maintenance.