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Reply to MTB/MX pumpkins 10/31/2014 10:05 AM

haha, rad!

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/31/2014 10:04 AM

it's so interesting how the mental factor of how a rider looks and feels on the bike can be just as important as the tech features of a bike.

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/30/2014 3:03 PM

LOL, the trek is not photoshopped - view the full feature(it's flash though).

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/30/2014 2:07 PM

Syndicate's V10's from 2009 World Champs - Peaty took the win, Greg 2nd - original slideshow in flash

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/30/2014 1:56 PM

2009 World Champs in Canberra was rad because the mellow track brought out some different builds and ideas. (photos by Sven and Gary) Fabien's Mondraker (crazy setup with his oblong chainring) - original slideshow in flash

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/30/2014 9:47 AM

Giant Factory Off-Road Press Release just dropped. No Danny or Needles and Alex Marin added with Marcelo GIANT FACTORY OFF-ROAD TEAM ANNOUNCES SQUAD FOR 2015 Marcelo Gutierrez and Yoann Barelli lead an international roster focused on top DH and Enduro ... more »

Reply to giant talon 27.5 4 10/30/2014 7:10 AM

i would just ride it and see what wears out, replacing the parts as necessary. i personally wouldn't sink a lot of money into upgrading it though. i'd rather save up for a nicer trail bike (used or new). i can't tell if this fork has a 15mm axle or not, ... more »

Reply to Cane Creek Recalls DBinline???? 10/29/2014 9:09 PM

yep, it's true http://www.canecreek.com/products/suspension/dbinline/notice and http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Cane-Creek-Recalls-Bicycle-Shocks/ Product Safety Notice October 29, 2014 To our customers, At Cane Creek, we strive to make best-in-class

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/28/2014 9:21 PM

was it deleted? link isn't working.

Reply to Post your ride! 10/28/2014 9:11 AM

@rydelean...murdered out nomad! so clean and fast-looking. love the subtle golden touches too.

Reply to giant talon 27.5 4 10/28/2014 9:09 AM

hey tyler, that looks like a fun bike to help get you into mountain biking and exploring your local trails. it should be able to handle most downhills that come with a normal ride out on the trails and even some small jumps that don't have really harsh ... more »

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/28/2014 8:55 AM

yeah looks like it. that graves pic is 2012, too. #mileage haha.

Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/28/2014 8:22 AM

that's rad you got gwin's old frame. the 303 rdh proto was there on that trip to the factory and here's the 303ss that never made it anywhere either. i thought this looked rad. it was a 5" travel frame IIRC.

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/27/2014 1:49 PM

that seems possible for sure. TWR seems to value overall team performance awards. having ragot on w/ brook and neko would help in that department.

Reply to I need to know what mongoose frame this is 10/26/2014 12:31 PM

is there a serial number on the bottom bracket? if so, that could help you be certain. a quick google search for "mongoose full suspension" brought up the XR200 which looks similar. basically a "walmart" bike and probably not worth the hassle or cost

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Reply to New Era of Inverted Fork??? 10/17/2014 10:08 AM

who knows what's in the development pipeline w/ FOX and RockShox (aside from the RS-1), but since they're offering 27.5 DH forks, i'd imagine they'll continue with the "rightside up" design for consumers for a while. As for the other brands with upside ... more »

Reply to Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 4:03 PM

w/o any scientific data, i always wondered about the potential for injury/damage because of a helmet cam. either the mount/camera area pushes through the shell/foam of the helmet or the camera causes the head/neck to bend or tweak in a way it may not ... more »

Reply to Race a drone? 10/16/2014 3:27 PM

that's pretty cool. it does seem like a possible way to follow a rider through a section of track.

Reply to Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/15/2014 8:26 AM

Fabien Cousinie who manages the Hutchinson UR Team had this to say I am totally for doing a longer series with a lot more races because our sport needs to become like the Formula 1 of MTB. To become a good show that makes people dream, we need more than

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Reply to Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/14/2014 4:34 PM

Here's what Greg Minnaar had to say on the matter. My ideal WC season would be a 10-race series for a couple reasons. 10 races gives you enough time to come back after a mechanical, we have the calendar to accommodate, we have great venues that we don’t

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