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Reply to The Best Component Upgrade for a Mountain Bike? 3/31/2020 12:06 AM

The best upgrade for my MTB was me. upskilled in terms of doing my own maintenance: bike lasted longer, and performed better for longer. upskilled in riding skill: all that money spent on suspension and tyres didn't mean jack until i learnt to ride the ... more »

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/19/2020 7:33 PM

perhaps even social media and bottle content manager

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/10/2020 12:49 AM

The true Jack of all Trades

Reply to New high-end MTB brand: undomestic 12/29/2019 1:34 AM

What was Undomestic's design objective(s), and what's the company's raison d'etre?

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/20/2019 7:44 AM

i'm sure they'd like to expand that roster of world champs braggin rights, How about vali holl? not sure if she's already extended her contract with SRAM TLD.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/30/2019 10:23 AM

Well, with so many deep pockets invested in the Intense team, i'm sure that by now, they feel very motivated to finally get some champ material..

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/20/2019 9:56 AM

Sonofbovril was posing a suggestion. You seem shocked. care to explain/mansplain why you make it sound like it's a problem a multibillion dollar industry cannot resolve?

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 8/23/2019 12:42 AM

hot damn that was a beautiful response. and necessary

Reply to Would You Pay to Watch More World Cup DH on Red Bull TV? 6/2/2019 7:46 AM

What would the fee be used for? Increased prize money as a primary objective, coupled with increased venues, better coverage etc? There has to be a better value option on the table to the viewers than simply paying for the current state of affairs.

Reply to Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/3/2019 10:03 AM

i wouldn't get too excited about graphene: they haven't yet found a commercially sustainable way of producing long chains of the stuff, much less fabrics of it. In industry, it's typically in short length form, and mixed in with other components. Given ... more »

Reply to Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/2/2019 9:52 AM

quite possible. But worth looking at some typical strength numbers: One can observe that the tensile strength of the flax yarns (72±7 MPa) is significantly higher than the one of the hemp yarns (45±5 MPa) and this for equivalent yarn fineness and torque ... more »

Reply to Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/2/2019 8:53 AM

I wonder how far that statement by EnE regarding the use of flax composites in non-structural applications,extends to structural aspects of a bicycle, especially an MTB. And it costs more than CF. Ouch. like we need to pay more for bicycles as it is. ... more »

Reply to Rampage 2018 10/26/2018 11:02 PM

was very surprised that Andreu didn't score higher given how he twice linked difficult moves in quick succession. Seems he could trick every darn obstacle and still not win. Case in point: Ethan Nell's run.

Reply to Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/13/2016 9:11 PM

Don't see their usual ISM shaping around the nipples, so perhaps their first carbon MTB offering?

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/6/2016 11:44 AM

placement of the logo on that seat stay resembles that of the placement on the old Intense M9:

New intense M16 logo placement on the seat stay is quite dissimilar ... more »
Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/23/2016 8:53 AM

well there it is: AGR AaronGwinRacing, sponsoredby XYZRBKTMVWGIntense

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/10/2016 2:45 AM

any chance Gwin is going back to MX instead of DH?

Reply to Is White is the New Black? 1/5/2016 7:56 AM

i think they normally leave that sorta color arrangement as a roadside memorial to a cyclist who succumbed to a vehicular accident while out riding. But for any other reason, that person must have succumbed to poor judgement.... ew.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/1/2016 8:23 AM

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/1/2016 8:22 AM

perhaps still riding his spesh enduro?