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Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 10/20/2017 6:00 PM

TEAM ROBOT IS ALIVE. With so much kindling on the ground, I'm hoping for a tremendous conflagration. That's all the news we needed.

Reply to 2017 Rampage Bikes 10/15/2017 7:20 PM

Cool to see Marz getting a second chance under the Fox umbrella. The sport had a weird empty feeling without The Red M charging down the hill.

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/13/2017 10:42 AM

Which did you feel worked better using an audio interview, air or coil? I've found that when I'm talking to people, I like to fidget with the preload on the coil. But being it's kind of heavy, so an air shock usually works better for super long convos, ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/12/2017 9:56 AM

We are well away from the era I'm about to reference, but this is what Foes sort of did with their enormous 4.5in stroke Curnutt shock that debuted in 2006 (I went to their site just to fact check that I'm not misremembering). These beasts were based ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/11/2017 10:20 AM

The DELTA link is my all-time favorite design. Rode Evil's Al and C DH bikes, that suspension design is second to none. We ran coil DHXs on those. Really progressive end stroke. Coil would be amazing on any of the new bikes, I think a lot of people just ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 2:58 PM

Well well welllllll...! This ought to be neat!

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 11:14 AM

Solid feedback! That curve is veryyy close to the Scout's too. I think we'll start to see a lot of those set-ups next season!

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 10:30 AM

I might chuck some more spacers in there, but I think I'm just going to go for it re: the coil. Coming from a DH racing background, I really prefer coil. When I finally got back into trail riding and all my bikes came with Float rear shocks, I just never ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/10/2017 7:55 AM

Ah! Good clarification. That's something I was particularly curious about.

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 7:58 PM

Ah, interesting. I was curious if that was that case and what ratio is really deemed "progressive". Looking at a Knolly Endorphine (a very close proxy to the Scout), it's megaaaa progressive, which I think threw me a bit as I was using it as a barometer ... more »

Reply to Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/9/2017 5:36 PM

Jeff: quite on point. I ended up spending about 2 hours on Antonio's linkage blog aka Mr Blackmore's Corner (in the forum) looking at leverage curves. I like to know the how and why when it comes to frame design and spec. Being super picky, I tend to ... more »

Reply to Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 10/8/2017 7:17 PM

Antonio, your site is so sick. I'm using it currently to compare leverage ratios of a couple bikes, as I'm trying to figure out shock tunes and whether or not a coil shock will work on my new trail bike. It's interesting to see the how some of the ratios ... more »

New thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 10/8/2017 6:59 PM

Ok Vital Think Tank, I've got a topic I'm interested in exploring: Coil Shocks on Trail Bikes, more specifically, short-stroke coils on 150-or-less travel bikes. I have a coil on my 160 adventure mobile, and it's sublime. That much I know, and as we've ... more »

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Reply to Cardigo has unlocked a bike's full potential! ;) 10/5/2017 1:38 PM

I'm getting a South Park flashback, though this is much more mild...

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 10/4/2017 8:47 AM

For those wondering, that photo is from a looooong time ago, like '13 or '14 when Casey was still racing DH and on the Bergamont team.

Reply to If Jared Graves is Coming, You Better Step Back 10/3/2017 3:53 PM

Say what you will about rocks and faces, but that kid had the Squid angle dialed and that [hopefully a video] is likely a sick shot. Start 'em young!

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/28/2017 8:53 PM

...that makes me nervous. Jerry needs to chill.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/27/2017 5:50 PM

This feature would be very helpful in this game: Click here to waste a lot of time. I wonder why someone thinks this would be a necessary addition to the "bike". Do they really anticipate such novice riders to be that over-confident when using their product that they need to ... more »

Reply to Does the New UCI President Really Care About MTB? 9/21/2017 9:47 AM

I wrote a 3 paragraph response, but realized a succinct, "No" would suffice re: the title question. For DH to flourish, it needs to be out from under the UCI, plain and simple. The reason Enduro is under the banner is a longer answer. Things like this ... more »

Reply to World Champs Sucked 9/10/2017 7:29 PM

I think you're confusing a carnival game with World Champs. No one got ripped off, Myriam got 2nd - if they hadn't corrected her time, that'd be an issue. If there had been a big ol' fan blowing wind at Gwin on the final straight, that would indeed be ... more »