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Reply to Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/17/2017 2:53 PM

As heard from the B-Zone and in the pits: It's not so much that "fast and straight" is bad, it's that many tracks are being over-groomed and run down machine-built sections, instead of running more raw track designs. For example, Schladming had some ... more »

Reply to DIY Carbon bike repair 12/19/2016 9:03 AM

That stuff will make really cool and durable wallets. Xmas gifts, sorted! Great post, 5-star would recommend!

New thread Yeti SB66 '14 Large $2,800 7/17/2016 9:23 AM

Looking to own a rad piece of equipment and history from a brand-of-note? Look no further! This fluorescent trail weapon needs a new home - great for the hard-charging rider or the weekend warrior, it's versatile like that! If you want to conquer KOM's

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Reply to MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 9:54 AM

Strava is fun, I enjoy it. It is a useful training tool and a fun piece of evidence from the day. I do no know what the trail(s) in question are like, nor do I intend to travel to the location to find out (AND BECOME THE KOM!!!! MUAAHHAHAHAHAA). Blaming ... more »

Reply to The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 3:23 AM

Long manuals. Like, oh-I'm-still-doing-this long; full-speed, down a steep hill (dirt or paved), just hanging off the back.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/11/2016 4:07 AM

I too want to know more about the cat. Breed/mix? Gender? Neutered/Spayed? Age? Weight? Paw PSI? Tail spring weight? Claw durometer? Hair length? Sag percentage? Leg Yaw? These are the real things that matter, I don't care what tires the riders are on. ... more »

Reply to whats with this demo swing link 1/31/2016 3:42 AM

It's the new "forum link". The main design feature is to stir up hype around The Big S's new STACKED roster for 2016, and get people all stoked up for racing during the mid-winter lull that seems to suck the life out of internet content for MTB. Said ... more »

Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 1:35 PM

This is rad. What are your Top 5 (or however many) Travel Tips for the "frequent fliers" or "globe trotters"?

Reply to Introduce Yourself 11/17/2015 6:30 PM

It's been a minute, so allow me to reintroduce myself. I'm Zach. I've been told when I ride, it sounds like the mountain is crumbling, and when I crash it sounds like a tree falling. For the past decade I've been racing DH, and that's been the all-consuming ... more »

Reply to Shock Thrust Bearing 7/17/2015 9:18 AM

I haven't ordered anything just yet (wasn't going to be here in time for the Windham test event, so figured I'd save some money for now). Went with this size/spacing so I could run the bearings on both ends of the shock, and I had to account for the

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Reply to Shock Thrust Bearing 7/14/2015 2:28 PM

Cheers - after some reading, I figured out how to size the stuff I need from McMaster.

New thread Shock Thrust Bearing 7/13/2015 6:22 PM

Does anyone know what the dimension of this bearing is here on Steve's bike?
It's an older photo, but I am having trouble finding the number's i.e. what size to fit on a DHX RC4. Any info is helpful, thanks.

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Reply to FoXXer? 5/4/2015 7:01 PM

This is one of the more interesting bike hacks posted up in a while. It would be cool to see a side-by-side of Charge/FIT (Float)/Ohlins in a 40 chassis. Keep us posted on results/thoughts, this is worth hearing more about.

Reply to FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 4/21/2015 7:58 AM

Spot test: can a dude on a dirtbike casually follow you through the set? If answered, "yes", your spot is legit. FEST this year is going to be gnarly...

Reply to Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/9/2015 3:04 PM

I guess everyone is pretty excited for the WC season to

Reply to Hydration Packs 4/8/2015 11:32 AM

10-4, thanks Spomer!

New thread Hydration Packs 4/7/2015 9:48 PM

What are people wearing? [insert red carpet joke here] Need a new hydration pack. Evoc; Osprey; Camleback; Deuter; etc. More interested in capacity and comfort as a general thought. Suggestions, feedback, have at it.

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Reply to Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/7/2015 9:31 PM

Look for some serious surprises in the first round. Rat is back, Eliot can breathe, Loic is smiling, the Trek lads are fit as, and the CRC boys are feeling it. I'm interested to see Troy on this track, as well as some of the "under the radar" guys. This ... more »

Reply to Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 3/5/2015 3:04 AM

I think this just proves that "parking lot tricks" are worth practicing, no matter how dumb you look while doing so.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/16/2015 9:17 PM

Agreed. I really wanted to see something big and badass. It is a little underwhelming, but wicked cool nonetheless - could have just been so much louder. Though, I understand that for the first time around it might have been a conscious decision in order ... more »