Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 8:51 AM

Once on San Juan back in January. I think it was a Scott. I was jealous actually, it was slimy that day, it might have been the ultimate bike for that particular day. Then maybe two other times in Laguna. One of those was on an ebike, so that might not ... more »

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Needles and Blenki business whipping, dipped front end.

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Added reply in a thread Red Bull to Continue Coverage of World Cups for Additional Three Years 4/4/2016 4:34 PM

Awesome. Clear select weekends for the next few years.

Added reply in a thread Where will we be in ten years? 4/1/2016 8:47 AM

Hopefully the trend for more trails everywhere continues. The last 10 years have seen new trails explode across the US, hopefully this momentum grows.

Added reply in a thread Best MTB Apps 3/17/2016 5:20 PM

I'm a big fan of MTB Project. You download an area or state so all the trails are in your phone. Then you can fairly easily use it on the ride for turn-by-turn directions if needed. It was key to me linking a good ride in Sedona recently.

Liked a comment on the item Matt Hunter Rides the Turbo Levo FSR 3/15/2016 4:39 PM

Man, I see it as a re-birth for some. Take my boss for example, Troy Lee. The dude loves mountain biking, A LOT. But almost 2 years ago he had a horrific motocross crash and shattered his hip. He has been recovering ever since and MTB for him while still one of his greatest...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 5 Places Dain Zaffke Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 3/9/2016 1:35 PM
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It is a good list. Oakridge, Oakridge, Oakridge, everyone is always talking about Oakridge the last couple of years. Don't mind me, I'm just jealous I haven't made it there yet.

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Added a comment about video Grip It and Whippet 3/7/2016 4:20 PM
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So awesome. Thanks ODI.

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Yep, that's big. I'm in, currently throwing my credit card at the computer screen.

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Liked a comment on the item New 2017 Shimano Drivetrain Additions with 11-speed 11-46t Cassette, New Chainring and Chain Link 2/29/2016 9:17 AM

11-46T? Holy balls, that's an actually bold move from the captains of conservative design.
And thank you Shimano for getting rid of the atrocious sub-pin design. We aren't roadies, we need easy to remove chains.

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List - 6 Places Nate Riffle Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 2/24/2016 6:51 AM

Everyone's an expert. Sheesh. Having ridden 5 of the 6 recommended, I can confirm everyone should go ride there. Some truly great riding. Must be winter time and people are looking for something to bitch about. Go change your damper oil, whiners.

Added reply in a thread How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 9:17 AM

It's all a drive for me. 20 minutes to good stuff in Laguna. 30 minutes to San Juan. The dream is pedal from the house one day to good dirt, but the dreaming slipping away...

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 2/11/2016 9:53 AM

Really? It is so bad to be able to use standard wheel/driver body if you want? And at a lower price? I see, I see, you said 'triggers', which means you mush shift with both hands. That must be so difficult, I know I'd lose my mind as well...more

Added reply in a thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/10/2016 2:01 PM

Boy this guy is a fun one. With a name like that not sure I'd expect anything else. I'd go with ride more new places more often. These are the rides you'll remember. The 50th time down your second or third most ridden trail start to blur.

Added reply in a thread Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 2:51 PM

What's a deckal? OK, now that the ugly American comment is out of the way....this is interesting. Not sure I'd buy it and put it on my helmet, but I like seeing helmet innovation. Just this morning I was reading a story on NFL guys and all of their head ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Drones Are Coming 1/26/2016 3:19 PM

If riding ever gets too hard, there's always drone racing.

Added reply in a thread What Would You Do for MTB if You Won the $1,300,000,000 Powerball Jackpot? 1/8/2016 2:49 PM

Revise your dream players, jackpot is up to 800 million.

Added reply in a thread What Would You Do for MTB if You Won the $1,300,000,000 Powerball Jackpot? 1/8/2016 9:59 AM

I like dreaming. And I'm in the game since I dropped 10 large (that's $10) on Powerball last night. I'd build lots of trails all over the country. Easy ones, hard ones, pump tracks, natural, bike parks. This would be the bulk of the spending. IMO trails ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2016 1/4/2016 5:09 PM

I'm a liberal tree hugger.

Added reply in a thread No-pedal Shifting - Easy Shift from HXR Components 12/23/2015 1:28 PM

Yeah, I don't know. What's the point of needing to shift if you're not pedaling? Plus the chain is moving all the time now. That's more chain/cog wear for an upside that I'm missing.