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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
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
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 »
Reply to 2011 Specialized Demo 8 Frame Med. $1600 2/12/2013 2:55 PM
Price Drop, asking $1600 obo.
Reply to Camera Packs 10/22/2012 9:17 PM
After owning the Reload for close to a year now, I can confidently say, pgore said it all. It's massive, so athletics with it are not really an option e.g. riding and skiing - but hiking and walking it is fine. You'll get in shape hauling it around fully ... more »
Reply to SX, Specialized 2007 10/14/2012 6:47 PM
Reply to minnaar's sew up maxxis DH tires 5/6/2012 10:10 AM
Mickey, always with the solid tech answer - thanks that actually made sense and informed me. 1 point for the internet today. BeigeWolf, is that a pup in your pic? What happened to the murder-loving beast of the past? Also, 1 point to you bc ... more »
Reply to minnaar's sew up maxxis DH tires 5/1/2012 5:13 PM
So, that is an XC casing, mated to a DH tread, glued to the rim?
Reply to SX, Specialized 2007 3/25/2012 10:53 PM
Update Frame: $300 obo comes with headset and seat collar.
Reply to Hot or Not- PMB 3/22/2012 8:28 AM
I think he had most of that pretty well pegged. I was expecting more "NOTS" and a few more mentions of the women like Tracy and Jill. I was surprised he didn't riff on a few other guys, namely some big contenders who finished outside of the Top10. But, ... more »
Reply to Race Talk: Pietermaritzburg World Cup 3/14/2012 2:00 PM
@sspomer, thanks for posting the bag check, I was trying to find that a couple of weeks ago. Also, this opening round is going to be something special, more than in years past I think due to the shake-up last year.
Reply to SX, Specialized 2007 3/7/2012 9:07 AM
Reason for selling: I'm too big for this rad machine at this point in my life. It hurts to sell, but I'd rather see someone getting sideways on this bad larry than seeing it hanging in the garage.
Reply to Camera Packs 2/26/2012 12:19 PM
Reload pack is awesome. Large, that is for sure, but very comfortable and fits all the necessary gear. Looks sharp too. I'm stoked on it.