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Reply to Red Bull Lawsuit Means You Could Get $10 Cash or $15 in Red Bull? 10/16/2014 8:00 AM

I want to know more about this Benjamin Careathers character. He sounds like a real piece of work. What was his series of emotions that lead him to finally file suit against one of the largest companies in the world? And what was the "the final straw" ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/15/2014 3:45 PM

^I'll admit that's a funny comparison, but fwiw, Carter was always on point a solid coach/manager. Look at how the boys did this year, clearly he knew how to help keep them focused and motivated (granted Troy and Aaron are two of the most motivated and ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/9/2014 8:42 AM

...is that seat mounted on a water bottle cage? Hmmm.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/20/2014 8:51 AM

Stik, always hidin' the ace up his sleeve! (And the interest builds...) But, with that said, if there is such a division between KTM Moto and KTM Bike, does this mean there is no correlation with the speculation?

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/19/2014 10:34 AM

On a serious note, I agree. I think they are going to do it right, as there is now a good market for more boutique brands at a consumer-friendly price point. Being a leader in the moto world, and their platform of being able to work on their motorcycles ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/19/2014 9:22 AM

I heard that too - it's my understanding they will be revamping the Krate for XC/AM and Stringray into their 650b carbon fiber Enduro line, and the Speedster and Middleweights will come back as a new Al freerider and a carbon fiber 650b DH'er. There ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/14/2014 8:10 AM

Team Rumors, URGENT NEWS : "Downhill racing for 2015 has been cancelled. After giving and interview, Gee Atherton helped the sport officially jump the shark when he voiced his interest in have DH racing be a part of the Winter Olympics . At the time, ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/9/2014 8:34 AM

*you're (just kidding, but really) I think the only other conclusion to be drawn [#rimshot] from this is could be Beer to Sunn, Heart and Dale to KTM and just Cole on YT. Look at the trends of the teams on there, and consider who likes to hangout with ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 10:00 PM

Cole and Beer to YT Heart to Sunn Neko to Intense Troy to Sram/TLD Ragot to Scott Blenki to Norco Dale to KTM Needles to Mondraker How'd I do?

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 9:45 AM

This story was the second incident that prompted me to write about this issue. I excluded it only because I didn't want rampant guessing and hyperbole to flame up regarding the outcome of a potentially disastrous clash between riders. I was glad to hear ... more »

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/7/2014 10:07 PM

Thanks Spomer! Glad it's on-point, and relatable. I am interested as well to hear people's thoughts. Also: WAG: Wives and Girlfriends BAH: Boyfriends and Husbands (HAB is also acceptable)

Reply to Online vs. Bike Shops - Inevitable Change? 5/29/2014 8:19 AM

This is on point. ^ I think the point people are missing is that direct sales is taking off in the high-end bike market. Local shops can't afford to stock a whole floor with $3000 bikes, it's just not economical. That's why for years you'd see "That ... more »

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/22/2014 8:54 PM

Brains > Balls. Nico would win the single-run race. Work smarter not harder, and he knew how to pick a trail apart. HIll's voracious speed and love of slashing corners is most certainly fast and entertaining, no doubt about it. However, only one of ... more »

Reply to 2014 Team Updates - Who's In, Who's Out? 1/31/2014 12:42 PM

I am very curious to see what they have up their sleeve. Main stream brand? Boutique brand? Up-and-coming brand? Doc McFly? Huffy? *DUNDUNDUUUUN*

Reply to 2011 Specialized Demo 8 Frame Med. $1600 7/3/2013 12:28 PM

Sold.

Reply to Bar Height 4/30/2013 5:48 PM

Something else to keep in mind: with the old geo, most bikes rode pretty tall bc the fork legs were slammed in the crowns to add rake/decrease head angle, and in the process, the ride height of the bars increased - so slamming the bar/stem step helped ... more »

Reply to SOLD 4/18/2013 7:06 PM

SOLD

Reply to The UCI - The Empire Strikes Back? 4/11/2013 9:10 AM

It is great that a solution has been found for the mean time, but this conversation is far from over. Europe and the US have very different race scenes, and I don't see the American contingency stepping aside on this rule. Pass the popcorn.

Reply to The UCI - The Empire Strikes Back? 4/9/2013 12:57 PM

I've been following all of the blow-back on Twitter and facebook (and forums to a degree) and I am very pleased that pros and industry folk alike have stood their ground so firmly. It's about time riders and the actual people involved had a real say ... more »