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Reply to EWS and Santa Cruz 4/14/2016 8:04 AM

Like Graves?

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!

Reply to Honda G cross 3/24/2016 1:29 PM

You can think that, but more than likely its just a high single pivot bike driven by either a gear box or "derailleur in a box". Its not that special. The suspension on the other hand I bet is on par with the better DH stuff these days, though heavy. ... more »

Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/7/2016 5:41 PM

Two awful videos for everyone to see some (winter) snowking action. As always video does little justice.

Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/7/2016 5:19 PM

I think about this probably more than a healthy amount... There are a few awesome mountains to consider which have what it takes when considering proximity to a "real" town, somewhat reasonable logistics, awesome terrain and a ski lift. But there is ... more »

Reply to Are we getting fleeced? 2/11/2016 5:20 PM

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Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 3:26 PM

* Shut your yapper. Open your ears. (that includes internet forums and the likes...hence the irony to this post) * Latest and greatest probably isn't that much better. Spend money accordingly. * Take care of your noggin. You only get one. * Be less anxious ... more »

Reply to Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 2:48 PM

Interesting. Highly specific type of impact. You know me, I'm all about better technology with respect to helmets but I'm not sure this is all that "game changing" unless your helmet is currently coated with skateboard grip tape...

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/3/2016 8:31 AM

Part of me thinks "wow, this has gotten way out of hand, its JUST bike racing". Sort of feel Gwin is being arrogant with taking so long to tell us the news. It almost feels as if its a PR stunt or something to garner even more Kanye West like attention. ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 2:55 PM

One thing I thought about today, and after reading more about how the UCI sort of crumbled to Lance's demands back in the day is that the UCI may be the governing body of cycling, but its also the PR company (image) of cycling. Or at least it has that ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 1:44 PM

Couple things to add... 1) Really, who cares if she did/didn't use the bike. The bigger news here is clear. If this technology ended up in a *cyclocross* bike (the bastard child of road racing), under a *woman* (who generally get less support) in the

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/28/2016 10:28 AM

I can tell you with certainty I would be buying a similar car if I remotely had the means. Even if it was just for a short time (year or two). The cost of ownership is high but so long as its bought "right" depreciation very low (if at all).

Reply to How To Convert Your 10-Speed Transmission To 11 1/25/2016 2:07 PM

Seems like a boondoggle and a bunch of waiting for something that is more or less a "hack". Jury still out as to how well your current 10 speed stuff will work an 11 speed setting. My intuition says with exception of a select few people who will find ... more »

Reply to How To Convert Your 10-Speed Transmission To 11 1/25/2016 12:49 PM

Kinda silly to me. Not saying a shifter/derailleur isn't expensive but cassette, chain, ring, and (possibly) hub/hub body isn't exactly cheap either. Those on a budget looking for the range of the modern day 11 speed setup? One-up seems hard to beat ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/25/2016 10:56 AM

Yeah Stan!

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/22/2016 10:17 AM

Can you even buy Cube in 'Merica? Man. This wait is seriously annoying at this point.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/19/2016 8:39 AM

She's a nice girl. She really is. And a pretty good rider. Just super mega vocal about anything that pops into her head. So I guess she's sorta like me...only a girl, not a guy.

Anyway, since you asked - here is a link to her blog. (http://blog.amandabatty.com/) ... more »
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/19/2016 8:13 AM

I mean her model works without hiccup in the ski world. Squeaky wheel gets the oil (skacting, modeling, reality TV, crazy dramatic blog posts, narcissistic feature length videos about yourself...whatever)

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/16/2016 9:19 AM

What's interesting about this is how it works in the financial news world - a world in which there is far more to gain/lose regarding a press release or news story. Two thoughts here. One, it is quiet common for very reputable sources to post something

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