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New thread the ultimate enduro weapon to get squids out of your way? 9/16/2014 1:29 PM

how many times have you been stuck behind or heard about someone being stuck behind a slower racer, only to have them ruin your run? w/ some creative loading, those pesky riders who won't get out of your way could be a thing of the past.

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New thread Overpriced MTB products? 7/2/2014 9:44 AM

Are there bike-related products that you feel are just way over-priced?

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New thread Bike storage: how do you do it? 7/1/2014 7:31 AM

I have the bike I access most hanging from a hook in a joist and the rest are leaned against a wall. how do you store your bikes in your home or garage?

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New thread List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/28/2014 8:29 PM

it'll be fun to see the journey everyone has taken through the years (or the journey you may just be starting!) what's funny is that before getting into MTB media, i blew my paycheck and swapped out parts, frames or bikes every chance i coud (MTBR ruled

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New thread What makes a good trail? 6/17/2014 8:46 AM

What elements on a trail stoke you out? Ideally, every trail would have those dream pieces of singletrack, loam, tech, gnar and flow, but if you have some favorite trails, what makes you love them the most? I get really stoked on flowy, buff singletrack ... more »

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New thread All Things Fort William World Cup 6/4/2014 12:55 PM

This is the place to bench race about the Fort William World Cup! We've just popped up the Vital Power Rankings and will be adding to this forum post when we hear news. Get warmed up with the 2013 Fort William race slideshow here Who's going to win? Are you stoked? Bring on the World Cup!

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New thread What do you think about electronic MTB components? 5/31/2014 7:17 PM

We've seen electronic assist in suspension for a little while now (remember the Noleen Smart Shock) and one of our latest test experiences with the new technology was positive. Now Shimano has let the cat out of the bag about their XTR Di2 electronic shifting components. I had the chance to ride the prototypes pictured below at

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New thread Police Use High-Tech Lures to Reel in Bike Thieves 5/28/2014 7:01 AM

There's a cool article on the New York Times site about the police in SF using GPS and bait bikes to wrangle up bike thieves. here's a rad quote- "Recently, for example, a thief took a $1,500 bicycle from outside a train stop and pedaled off into the ... more »

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New thread What's your bike maintenance schedule like? 5/28/2014 6:49 AM

i always feel guilty about the lack of bike maintenance i perform on my bike. thankfully i'm not riding in harsh elements very often, so keeping the drivetrain lubed, checking bolts and keeping pressures dialed is what i do on a regular basis. i'm curious ... more »

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New thread So this exists... 5/27/2014 9:18 AM

This piece of "ingenuity" hit the inbox this weekend thanks to bturman. We couldn't find much info on it, but it's worth examining.

I know without experimentation and concepts, the status quo can't be pushed or challenged, but some ... more »

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New thread Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/22/2014 7:08 PM

Bench racing is fun, so let's throw some meaningless theories around. Imagine Nicolas Vouilloz and Sam HIll are both in their prime at the same time, racing against each other. When I think about Sam's World Champs run at Val di Sole (yeah, i know he ... more »

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New thread Let's see your old mountain bikes 5/19/2014 1:20 PM

i stumbled across some photos from 1999. man, i loved that "beer can" super 8. manitou expert carbon fork, deemax wheels, hayes discs. all gleaned from MTBR classifieds or Supergo mail order for the most part. suburban freeride at flatirons crossing

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New thread So, what about the Strava Heat Map? 5/17/2014 11:08 AM

I'm not a Strava person, but when I saw the Strava heat map for the first time, I was pretty floored. At first it was a "good floored", then it was "bad floored." I was stoked to see the activity in my personal region and also regions I wouldn't expect

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New thread Why are flat tires something we still see these days? 5/14/2014 1:06 PM

Do any of you ever wonder why there hasn't been a solution to flat tires, especially for the likes of World Cup DH and XC teams? While watching live feeds of PMB Cairns and seeing the Fort William BDS photos, I couldn't help but wonder how a flat tire ... more »

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New thread 2014 World Cup Downhill & Enduro Bikes, News and Photos 2/12/2014 11:25 AM

Silly season is well upon us w/ the team news thread, but there's plenty more news about the bikes all the riders will be using. Brendan Fairclough tweeted that he'll be on a Scott Genius LT 27.5 trail bike at World Cup #1 in Pietermaritzburg.

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New thread There will be Enduro Racing at Sea Otter 2014 11/26/2013 9:41 AM

Just a heads up, Enduro is on the event schedule for Sea Otter in 2014. We're not sure of course details or anything, but it's fun to speculate about racing 7 "stages" down the DH course while riding back up the road, haha. Sea Otter notes ... more »

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New thread 2013 World Championship Team Selections 8/7/2013 10:26 AM

A handful of countries, including the U.S., have issued their 2013 World Championship rider selections. Here are the lists so far. Note 4X will be held in Leogang, Austria on Sept. 20-21, separate from the Pietermaritzburg DH World Champs. ... more »

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New thread Tips for Minimzing the Rat's Nest? 5/13/2013 10:48 AM

do you all have any tips for organizing cables on modern trail and enduro bikes that have remotes all over the place? don't say ride a rigid singlespeed coaster brake bike either haha.

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New thread Show Your Movember 'Stache 11/30/2012 4:07 PM

So, did you make it the entire month of Movember? I did. Ned Flanders would be proud. Show off your 'stache!

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New thread Longest Day of the Year, What are you doing? 6/20/2012 10:08 AM

how are you taking advantage of the longest day of the year today?

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