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Reply to 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 5/12/2020 6:29 AM

rumor has it that DVO shock is made in Wakanda and the spring is made from Vibranium

Reply to 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 2/26/2020 4:25 PM

Boxxer is listed at 5.76 lbs and Bartlett is 5.7 lbs so it’s 27 grams lighter, which almost an ounce. The Bartlett has a boost 15mm axle whereas the Boxxer is boost 20mm, so if you go with the Boxxer, you also need a different wheel.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/22/2020 6:26 PM

Cody Kelley to Specialized

Reply to 2021 Fox Racing DH X2 Prototype ?? 11/10/2019 12:49 AM

I love lamp

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/25/2019 12:37 PM

Sounds like your memory of that Avalanche shock is fairly accurate, Mr Brines. I recently procured a used Nicolai G13 with an Avalanche Woodie (long stroke to bring travel up to 148mm) and revalved DHX, they both work better than any stock shock I've ... more »

Reply to Tires and inserts 6/29/2019 2:49 PM

No inserts yet, just stans race sealant with some not so secret extras. Going to give cushcore a try soon, although I am skeptical because people are still burping or losing tires with them. Might have to try some of that glue/sealant Marsh was using ... more »

Reply to Where is the Head Angle Sweetspot for Enduro/Trail? 2/19/2019 9:59 PM

same as the preferred underwear of choice for the elderly... depends

Reply to Name Atherton Bikes first DH Sled 1/29/2019 7:32 PM

Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy

Reply to Jared Graves Diagnosed with Brain Tumor 9/17/2018 10:41 PM

fuck yeah, dood rocks. Kill that shit Jared!

Reply to Are today's entry level DH bikes as good as high end of the past? 9/13/2018 7:53 PM

Better and if you are taller than 5'10 they are moar betterer

Reply to Nathan Rennie Vs Dwayne Johnson 3/31/2018 2:24 AM

I call this the "magic rock theory" Personally, I blame all my shitty race runs on outside influence. This allows me to maintain fragments of my fragile ego. I could go into examples but the tears would short circuit my keyboard.

Reply to Rear tyre - fast rolling, good cornering - Aggressor, Minion SS, Rock Razor 3/26/2018 12:03 AM

Just run the E13 tire till it rolls faster and then replace it when the trails get wet again

Reply to Is there a safer way to crash? 2/9/2018 7:50 AM

full ragdoll: extend all your limbs and let them go limp, so as you cartwheel down the mountain you willl have "limb shox", which protects vital organs. Also, helps to have a drink of some strong spirits mid-air as you get ejected from your vessel.

Reply to All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/12/2017 5:57 PM

Do you really think people will go thru that just to Downhill faster?

Reply to When did downhillers turn into drama queens? 5/6/2017 11:01 PM

TL:DR "DH'ers" have been drama queens since V-brakes and suspension.

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 5/3/2017 11:10 PM

Why not split the diff and make 650 (597mm) wheels a new standard?

Reply to All Things Lourdes World Cup Downhill 2017 4/29/2017 4:09 PM

Trek using a wide flanged/short cassette body, centerlock DH hub, spotted in the Dave Trumpore slideshow on PB. It's been a long time since there has been a Saint revision, could this be a new Shimano hub?
Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/19/2017 1:06 PM

Thanks Spomer, Here's a shot of their previous 29er proto along with a couple shots of the LP linkage -

Judging by another photo on their Instagram, they are designing an aluminum 29er trail bike Does B'ham have something in the water ... more »
Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 4/18/2017 7:52 PM

I spy an interesting looking steel 29er under Brian Davidson (#23)

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Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 4/16/2017 7:11 PM

https://youtu.be/3SIdVMxvGR4