Generic question for the resident Vital enduro racers out there: What format do you prefer? One day enduro vs multi day enduro. I ask this question hoping regional event promoters will take notice. Considering 95% of racers have full time jobs, I find ... more »
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Reply to 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 »
Reply to 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 »
Reply to 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 »
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/13/2017 1:41 PM
Fun fact. She's in Japan skiing right now. Such a legend.
Reply to 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 »
Reply to 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 »
Reply to 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 »
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/12/2016 2:06 PM
Sounds like a way to get laid when you are burned on racing world cups...
Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/6/2016 7:36 AM
I get the feeling Ratboy just needs a year off. He feels trapped and would rather just go get loose with his boys. Kind of like what most kids do in college. They party a bit too hard then remember "oh yeah, these are the things that really make me tick". ... more »
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/31/2016 12:52 PM
Absolutely! We all started somewhere... If you can ride most any trail, you can race an enduro. It absolutely is not an "elite only" type of sport, in fact, was kind of born out of the opposite... (everyone can go out and have fun ont he bike)
Reply to Eurobike 2016 and New 2017 Product 8/31/2016 11:17 AM
95% sure nothing you don't know there. Carbon Scout, Carbon Patrol w/metric. Everything else stays the same?
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/30/2016 2:45 PM
I see your point but this side of the EWS, a race is going to be all inclusive (pros/ams racing the same event). Hell, even the EWS is sort of inclusive of all - but that's not my point. Top level events, sure, run whatever you think will determine the ... more »
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/30/2016 1:45 PM
Just FYI, the "regular job" thing applies to most of the pro field. Some may not have a job, but likely that's due to extreme sacrifice during the other months, not due to actually getting paid much, if at all...
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/30/2016 8:25 AM
I don't agree with the whole racing blind thing. For instance, if an enduro were to be run in Jackson, I'd have a huge advantage, even if the trails chosen were more esoteric. Local advantage (or just showing up way in advance and riding as much as you ... more »
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/30/2016 8:21 AM
I hear this a lot second hand but am yet to meet any of these racers.
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 8:14 PM
Ha! I knew it was coming...
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 2:28 PM
Thanks on this. I figured a Garmin would be close enough for a "funduro" (+/- one second). Maybe not something worth traveling more than 2-3 hours for but yeah..."good enough". The Montana Enduro Series uses chips where you have to actually stop by the ... more »
Reply to Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 1:31 PM
This brings me to another question/point: Why are we still using timing systems that were born in the pre GPS era? What is wrong with the organizer putting together a series whereby everyone has to use a bottom rung Garmin (or similar) at minimum? Just ... more »
New thread Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 11:15 AM
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Reply to Older model shock/volume spacers 8/23/2016 6:49 PM
Not familiar with that shock but the answer is "likely". Back in the day we used to pull valve cores and add oil - but this can weep causing you to lose progressiveness over time. Still, I'd do the oil trick. Won't hurt anything. Start with 5ccs and ... more »