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Reply to Shimano... Magura... Shigura Brake Setup 10/14/2021 6:08 PM

Don't you pine for the four finger braking days? I figured that I was a better rider than most because I could hold onto the bars with my thumb and forefinger and do my braking with only three. Never quite went pro...

Reply to Rampage 2021 10/14/2021 5:59 PM

Read Spomers' post above with the Red Bull communiqué. I'm pretty sure that the drones are part of the show.

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/14/2021 8:53 AM

Goes well with the new helmet.

Reply to Shimano... Magura... Shigura Brake Setup 10/14/2021 8:38 AM

Ali Clarkson made a YouTube video about doing this a while ago. He liked it.

Reply to Rampage 2021 10/7/2021 3:50 PM

I've always dreamt of seeing a rider do a tail whip on a triple clamp bike. Hand to hand style like some riders do bar spins. Kick it to lock, guide it around, grab the other grip and stomp it. it's always seemed simple enough in my mind.

Reply to sign and support new MTB trail system in Big Bear 9/29/2021 6:21 PM

I whole heartedly agree.

Reply to Fox 38 Grip2 very harsh/poor small bump sensitivity 9/29/2021 6:16 PM

Maybe it's just me, or that pesky physics thing, but when I "test" a fork on the showroom floor I typically grab a small bit of brake and push slightly forward on the way down. And when riding most forces push back a little. It's not all flat landings. ... more »

Reply to Lets be honest... (Ebike related) 9/29/2021 6:10 PM

Modern mountain bikes are expensive enough. Not everyone, you accepted of course, can afford to buy a second e-bike to make practice easier.

Reply to Lets be honest... (Ebike related) 9/28/2021 9:51 AM

"Its unfortunate that the promoter did not address this in his rulebook. Even though he does mention no shuttling during training (unless provided as part of the race) and that only one bike must be used for the event." I think that says it right there. ... more »

Reply to Snowshoe World Cup Thread! 9/10/2021 4:23 PM

Shouldn't we be talking about that wooden feature on the course? Surely by now they've reviewed the tapes of Briceland and decided that such a crux move at such speeds might not be best? Where are the Lawyers?

Reply to Sram Guide brake issue 9/7/2021 8:01 PM

That's a tough one Mate. There was the whole "Don't call it a recall." thing where they sent out thousands of replacement levers (Or perhaps hundreds of thousands.) a year or two ago. So one would think that those bad parts are finally out of the system ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/8/2021 9:25 AM

Hopefully it's just that and not their version of live valve. (Or whatever Fox calls it.)

Reply to Anyone ever worn a hole in a crank arm? 7/27/2021 7:48 PM

Going straight to steel Profiles seems pretty extreme. There are plenty of alloy cranks out there that are more appropriate. I love Profiles and have them on several bikes. But not a trail bike.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/27/2021 2:05 PM

Can someone just start a BICKERING ABOUT GEOMETRY thread so that we can get on with TECH RUMORS here?

Reply to Anyone ever worn a hole in a crank arm? 7/19/2021 4:00 PM

JRA a very long way!

Reply to Move From Pinkbike 7/14/2021 7:45 PM

There is a Buy/Sell section of the Forum. Hopefully it won't get you ripped of like I did on Pink Bike.

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 7/14/2021 8:53 AM

Please Gordo, please. Don't let Vital become another Pinkbike. If it becomes a shit show like that my future here is uncertain.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 7/9/2021 2:19 PM

And take their magic tires!

Reply to Starter Complete Bike 7/5/2021 10:43 AM

For dirt jumping I'm a huge fan of steel frames. So consider the Metropolis if you're set on an NS.

Reply to Les Gets Road Gap Carnage : ( 7/4/2021 6:49 PM

If he had tucked foreword and ridden it out for the win we would have all had to shut up and go home and never expect better. So for that I'm glad that he crashed and even more glad that he's not terribly hurt. Thank him for taking one for the team and ... more »