Watching the race this morning I thought how one might gain an advantage by utilization of a radio. I know, super geeky of me, but a rider knowing his splits could be incredibly useful as to knowing if he/she should push or sit up a bit. Is it legal? ... more »
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Reply to Let's See Your Man (or Woman) Cave 6/16/2016 10:59 AM
Bumping this. Just bought a new (to me) house and need to effectively use the garage space best as possible.
Reply to That Time My Bike Flew Off The Car Rack... 6/15/2016 3:17 PM
HAHAHA. I heard this story. From a certain PR company representing the brand...
Reply to slow tires 6/15/2016 2:11 PM
This. Cause there is no question that tire is faster the 'right' way than the 'wrong' way.
Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/13/2016 9:39 AM
Yeah. No offense to those who are saying "its too complicated, its just bike racing" or "its a distraction" but this is racing at the top level. We are a world apart from Formula One, I know this, but anything that can help has to be considered. Remember ... more »
Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/13/2016 8:12 AM
There we go! Thanks. I do think Brandon's idea of analog communications may actually be happening at times for certain racers. Again, its not appropriate everywhere or for every racer or every track, but I could see the advantage for certain racers in ... more »
Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 12:30 PM
It would change things but a lot of what you are suggesting is already happening, just not in real time. EG: You better believe team managers are radioing/calling/texting conditions, line tips etc to their riders up until the moment they drop. I highly ... more »
Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 11:46 AM
Not sure I follow. There would be a gain - knowing where you are with respect to splits would be an advantage - especially for the top guys.
Reply to MTB Apps/Products/Tools/Technology You Don't Need 6/6/2016 2:08 PM
Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 4:28 PM
...and therein lies the problem with a "marketing driven" sport. Your point is very well heard and obviously reflected in all "adventure sports". Cycling, in general, has skirted this issue to some extent in that it remains more or less results driven ... more »
Reply to Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 3:56 PM
Preach. I think Vital could do a lot better from a stats perspective by lowering the bar, going after click bait and attracting a less "core" demo. But that'd be bad for the sport. Hard to be a steward for something and keep a "perfectly" sound business ... more »
Reply to Loic Bruni Breaks Collarbone, Will Miss Several Races 5/25/2016 7:55 AM
Bummer. He should not be back on the bike this season with a brain bleed. No two ways about it.
Reply to Trail Dogs Rule 5/24/2016 3:52 PM
You realize there is a chance they might actually like what they are doing out there with you? Just like, say, if you have a girlfriend who rides and enjoys it just as much. Tucker gets super pumped at the site of a helmet. Like starts spazzing out running ... more »
Reply to Who's Your Local Hero? 5/12/2016 9:46 AM
Local dentist (yeah, queue the jokes). He shreds. Over 18 years older than me and I still wont touch him on any climb... CLICK HD!!
Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/10/2016 1:34 PM
I still want more one liners too... "yerrr doing it wrong", "get on the bike", "must be a rest day" are all funny but I know we can do better...
Reply to How to heckle at a race? 5/3/2016 3:33 PM
Good stuff boys. Keep it coming.
New thread How to heckle at a race? 5/3/2016 8:34 AM
I have some friends coming to a race for the first time. They aren't sure how to properly heckle so I thought I'd inspire them. Post your favorite heckler video or line here. Best line or video gets a six pack from me. (I'm not kidding)
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Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/14/2016 8:04 AM
Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/13/2016 1:13 PM
I'm wagering you see Kelly on it before Rude. Not because its not capable but because Rude is SO comfortable on the 6. Why change a winning formula? That said if the course warrants it and he's feeling totally comfortable on it, yup, he'll be on it.
Reply to Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/6/2016 11:13 AM
What is the schedule looking like? Post 'er here if you have it!