Added reply in a thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 6:34 PM

Wow, 4 US ladies in the top ten, great job! Bummer that Jill was the only one selected. I thought that they sent the top 5 finishers from Nat. Champs in all classes. Oh well, like you said sspomer, Jill is the only lady in the US who could be competitive ... more »

Added reply in a thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 5:55 PM

Best of luck to the Jr. Ladies representing us! But is there a reason the US Elite Ladies are missing?

Started new thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 1:49 PM

Looking at the timed training results for the elite DH women, I can't see any ladies from the USA. So, where are they?

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Added a comment about feature Sam Blenkinsop's World Champs Norco Prototype 9/6/2017 12:52 PM
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I don't think so, the compression dial looks like the boxxer charger damper dial instead of the motion control damper found in the RC, so the fork is probably the Boxxer Team.

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Added a comment about photo Olaf the Viking Gets Into Mountain Biking 9/5/2017 3:42 PM
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The Melon Stag helmet: designed to mimic a cat's whiskers, now you can know if your bike will fit between those trees! Warning: may cause spontaneous fights with jealous bucks during the rut.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Garbanzo DH 8/16/2017 11:55 AM

we (the internet lurkers) are sure it is a prototype
or at least an unreleased frame
the frame link from the on-the-market polygon enduro is on the toptube
the frame link from the on-the-market marin is on the downtube but that brace has a window
this frame has the link at the downtube but no window

so: yes
pretty sure it is...more

Added reply in a thread Changing the race format? 7/10/2017 8:17 PM

In a way, we already have a two run format, qualifying and finals. I also don't think there should be any rule changes to help reduce the chance of a mechanical failure ruining a race run. All forms of sport that require equipment (as far as I am aware) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 7/2/2017 1:19 PM

Love this stuff!

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Added reply in a thread What suspension design is my bike? 6/12/2017 12:10 AM

Check out this suspension kinematic analysis of the Genius 650b. Looks like you have a regressive to linear or falling to linear leverage ratio curve, so not a great match for a coil shock. You might get it to work if you get a high enough spring rate ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 9:28 AM

He would have a better point if he didn't end up with a time similar to the jr. women. You can ride ANY wc dh track on a hardtail, the question is how fast...

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

Track looks fine. They knew Leogang was on the schedule since last year- maybe instead of complaining the riders should practice pedaling hard?

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

exactly my thoughts on complaints and removals

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

Last year the riders complained about the man-made rock gardens, saying they were too easy in the dry, and pretty much a gamble in the wet. Well, it looks like the organisers listened to them and removed the rock gardens.
Careful what you wish for...
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Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 10:54 AM

I love this thread, gives me so much to think about and process. Many good points on both sides. That being said, one thing I haven't seen mentioned is the impact 29er DH bikes could have on DH bikes available to the public. I've seen multiple comments ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS 5/16/2017 4:12 PM

It's because we ride bikes, not people! Okay, in all seriousness, I think there are two reasons why there is not much talk about people in mountain biking, and especially with regard to the EWS. First, I think that there is a higher percentage of tech ... more »

Added reply in a thread YT USA Support & Info 2/21/2017 1:57 PM

Thanks for the responses, Large it is.

Added reply in a thread YT USA Support & Info 2/20/2017 10:17 AM

Hey YT, I'm between sizes on the Tues, at 6 ft. I'm looking for a bike with a good balance between ploughing and playing. What size would be best for me, the medium or the large?

Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER & STEVIE SMITH JERSEY - Vital OTB, World Champs 2016 9/10/2016 7:39 PM
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Added reply in a thread Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/28/2016 12:19 PM

I'm sure that Evil also mentioned how the only two models of DH bike they made were plagued with quality control issues. So much so that Evil as a company actually died, then nearly died again. I think the lack of income Evil had from DH bikes has less ... more »