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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.

Seriously, I get that there are certain races born out of multi day radness (transprovence, some EWS level stuff) but again, at the local to regional level, it just seems ... more »
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

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 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 »

Reply to Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/9/2016 10:54 AM

Not a bad Idea. I could just run the perimeter of the property. Nobody will say shit. My neighbor was out shooting his compound bow in the cold-a-sac at various targets.

Reply to Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/9/2016 10:53 AM

Who be this?! And soowwwy...

New thread Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/8/2016 10:57 AM

Truth is, I've never built a backyard pumptrack. As opposed to me hacking up my relatively nice backyard for something less-than-fun, I'm turning to the collective for help. Attached are a few stills of the property. I'll be focusing efforts on the circled

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Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 8/3/2016 6:14 AM

That last bit is what I'm getting at. 16.x" stays on a small probably feels great! 17.9" on an XL probably feels pretty semi-truck ish and, well, shit. I'm not saying we need the longest stays on every bike to go fast, but I am saying when looking at ... more »

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/20/2016 8:29 AM

I do like Norco's method of changing the rear center for every size. However, I'd like to see more growth to keep everything in proportion as, in my opinion, the change isn't enough to make the difference I'd want to see. So...here is the point to this ... more »