Big Bird's Forum Activity

Reply to Have You Gone from 27.5 to 29er But Then Back to 27.5? 12/13/2017 6:49 PM

Stuck on 26s. I was thinking about this today, and I've also never had; a clutch derailleur, narrow wide chain ring, boost spacing or more than nine gears. Oh, and anything less than a 20mm front through axle.

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 12/12/2017 6:31 PM

This. It's team rumors folks. Go hang out on Pink Bike if you want an argument.

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 12/6/2017 6:44 PM

I know. Bret Tippie over Neco? WTF?

Reply to Why hasn't this broken the internet yet? 12/3/2017 2:59 PM

Good point on the cooling. Vents on the shock housing? Or ram air intake in the head tube?

Reply to stuck between these two bikes. 12/3/2017 2:47 PM

I vote for the Scout. Fat and Plus sized tires are for the slow folks, looking to make going slow more exciting with squirmy flat tires that make boring rides life threatening. Come to the fast side...

Reply to Enough of that RAW bullshit, where is great cinematography? 12/3/2017 2:42 PM

No Bullshit. I like the RAW. Some certainly aren't as good as others, but a well made RAW video just captures the true riding experience better than anything else. Imma' call out Clay Porter. He listens to me, I think, kinda, a bit, since I schlepped ... more »

Reply to Why hasn't this broken the internet yet? 12/1/2017 7:04 PM

Yes! That one was awesome! That was one of those situations where I had literally drawn out that exact design two days before I saw it. Any way, it seems to me that the answer to side loading would be a very robust, like an inch long at least, bushing ... more »

Reply to Coil forks. Yay or nay?! 11/30/2017 7:37 AM

Coils? What's that? My elastomers are working just fine.

Reply to Kirt Voreis Always Winning 11/20/2017 10:49 PM


Reply to Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/20/2017 7:19 PM

@JLBThreee I like your idea. How about using current rim and tire tech, But develop a liquid that could be introduced at pressure through a tubeless valve stem that would foam up to fill the tire. The feel of the tire, like we currently adjust air pressure ... more »

Reply to New question - weird frame spots on new Specialized... 11/19/2017 9:11 PM

A few of the Spec color ways are designed to change with exposure to the sun, or possibly in your case, UV light. They go all tie die or something. They come with a sticker on the frame that says so. Perhaps yours got taken off?

Reply to George Brannigan Bike & Wheel Flex Testing 11/18/2017 7:53 AM

He might have brought it back. I USED to do that on purpose at the dirt jumps. Get all nose down whipped, land on the front wheel at the top of the landing, let gravity accelerate your front wheel down the landing thus straightening out the bike before ... more »

Reply to Powder coat or paint 10/24/2017 7:37 AM

I've never heard of someone doing their own powder coating, or even the prep. You just pick your company, take them the frame, point out the key areas you want masked and then go back a few days later to pick it up. They'll do all the sand blasting and ... more »

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 10/20/2017 8:45 AM

I'm gutted. Jones was Dirt. I hope he's leaving to start a bike company!

Reply to 180mm Bike Face-off! 10/17/2017 9:25 PM

Nice one. They were one of the first "Mini DH" bikes.

Reply to Do Clipless Pedals Need a New Name? 10/17/2017 8:11 AM

Meat grinders! I once slipped a pedal gapping into a long set of stairs. Not pretty. little coils of skin everywhere.On the toe strap note... Back in the toe strap days, I used to ride in my soccer cleats that had semi soft, molded cleats. They would ... more »

Reply to Quarq Shockwiz... 10/17/2017 8:06 AM

We rent them/it out at Art's in San Luis Obisbo. That doesn't do you so much good over in Spain, but at least it lets you know that Butters is right. Happy tuning!

Reply to 2017 Rampage Bikes 10/13/2017 8:25 PM

Nice R-Dog! Gonna ride that Yamaha yellow ride? Sweet.

Reply to Cardigo has unlocked a bike's full potential! ;) 10/5/2017 8:05 PM

If theres gonna be a DH version, how does it handle the big drops. It needs two parallel plungers to handle a pot hole, let alone a bomb hole.

Reply to I want to build a clunker 9/22/2017 8:26 AM

Electra makes a cool, straight tubed cruiser with 29" wheels. Perhaps they have 27.5 now? My clunker is a '56 schwinn cruiser that I put an old Hannebrink inverted downhill fork on. I had to cut a 1" steer tube out of an OLD Rock Shox and fabricate a ... more »