jeff.brines's Forum Activity

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/25/2017 8:42 AM

SUCH a good piece! Going to be a fun race next week eh!? Imagine the turmoil if a 27.5" bike wins

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/24/2017 8:48 AM

dang. And with the UK talent it'll probably be hard for him to make the team at this point...

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/24/2017 8:11 AM

Threadjack (sorry) but does anyone know Gee's expected recovery time? Out for season? Was psyched to see him rally the big wheeled Trek this year!

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/11/2017 8:10 AM

Those Commencals - WOW! High pivot 29ers. Quick, somebody check and see if they kidnapped Ale Morgan! (In all truthfulness I bet those things eat chunk like no other.)

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/10/2017 1:58 PM

Off topic but... #glorydayzzzz

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/4/2017 1:25 PM

^^^ Good stuff!

Reply to When did downhillers turn into drama queens? 5/4/2017 10:20 AM

Love it!

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/3/2017 10:41 AM

...I think you kind of nailed it in the first part of your post. I don't foresee 48" wheels being all that fast the same way a 12" wheel wouldn't work very well (but I would be all for Warner riding down Fort Bill on a 12" wheeled bike though...makes ... more »

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/3/2017 10:34 AM

Touche, I remember reading in the forums way back when "I don't need full suspension, this is what arms and knees are for" etc.

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/28/2017 8:18 AM

So there are only 3 29"ers being raced in France right? Only one I haven't seen is Trek...

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/27/2017 1:38 PM

If I had to bet, I'd say 27.5" bikes stay the norm for most downhill applications. At least for those under 6' and especially for those who "just ride park". Racing isn't the only reason to ride a DH bike and outright speed not the only thing that counts ... more »

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 4/27/2017 10:10 AM

I say keep it the wild west. I truthfully believe racing is where ideas are developed. You need to let companies and riders push the technology of the sport. We all benefit, and sanctions/rules/classes retard this to a degree. Because I'm a skier, another ... more »

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/13/2017 8:48 AM

Eh.....not so sure on this one. I think we'll see a mix for a long time, and maybe you are right, maybe most of the riders will prefer 27.5". It really just comes down to being comfortable on the bike. Even if the wheel size is faster, if the rider isn't ... more »

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/12/2017 1:12 PM

this time is also known as "the glory days". (edit, to me!)

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/12/2017 10:38 AM

As a guy who rode one of his bikes I can tell you, that man was not appreciated in his time...

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 4/5/2017 9:26 AM

Most aren't going to have the background you do in car world. I know cars to a degree that would put me in the "just enough to be dangerous" category (EG, I'm a blathering idiot). I do however know skis, and I know them well. So that's where I can (and ... more »

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 4/5/2017 7:33 AM

" "Nerds" that do mass research, have very few (but very close) friends, don't know much of anything else but their passions, constantly pick fights over "trivial" things are to be avoided, and any measure of their success can be ignored, since almost ... more »

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 4/5/2017 7:19 AM

Head angle changes during compression for sure. However, often times your front and rear suspension compresses at the same time minimizing this effect. I would also argue this is why it is so important to setup your suspension properly. Maybe someone ... more »

Reply to XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/29/2017 1:44 PM

Its interesting. Probably one of the biggest factors in going fast on a bike, and not played with nearly enough. One more vote for aluminium! (jigs are easier to shift than making new molds) I know I annoy a lot of Vital's faithful when I cite what skiing ... more »