DrewB's Forum Activity

Reply to What's the Best Spot You've Ever Ridden? 7/30/2016 8:38 AM

Would have to agree with you here. Moab may be the cliche answer, but it is a 'mecca' for good reasons. The landsape is incredible, you have to work to get to the viewpoints which makes them even sweeter. The entire experience - long desert rides that ... more »

Reply to Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 8:53 PM

Just got back from Moab yesterday, saw a handful in the wild out there. A Spec Stumpy plus bike (they call it 6Fattie because they are Speshal, but they are also the Walmart of the bike world), and a Hightower in plus shoes. Honestly not sure if they ... more »

Reply to What's Your Favorite Tool & Bike Part to Open a Beer? 3/25/2016 8:16 PM

Wedding ring. Seriously. Its titanium and easy as pie, I open beers for everyone now with it.

Reply to Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/13/2016 8:03 PM

Its called Razzle Dazzle you nOObs, they used it in World War 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage "the intention of dazzle is not to conceal but to make it difficult to estimate a target's range, speed, and heading" so it makes sense for ... more »

Reply to US To Raise De Minimis Level for Import Taxes 3/9/2016 8:19 PM

Bravo. Seriously, that's PhD level discussion right there. I could not add anything further to this discussion that would compare to your comments.

Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 9:30 PM

With you 100%. Love Keystone - just need to invest in a proper WC DH track top-to-bottom. Where is Vail Corp on this??? Seriously could you imagine straight down River Run @50mph+ through the finish!?!

Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/4/2016 9:28 PM

Please ANYWHERE in the US west of Denver. So many mountains and they have New York.... Thats like wanting to ski and saying "Alaska? Nah lets go to Minnesota"

Reply to What's Your Race Weekend Routine? 2/12/2016 6:19 PM

I've got some insight into Enduro, also picked a lot of this up from big mountain freesking comps in my former days. Enduro is fun because there is a lot more pacing and strategy going on than a DH race where its one-and-done, and this suits my style ... more »

Reply to whats with this demo swing link 1/30/2016 8:35 PM

Its proprietary. And co-developed with Ohlins to make everything better about the bike. Its available from your local dealer for a $649. And its proprietary. And it will be changed on next year model, with no aftermarket support or manufacturer support ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/29/2016 8:17 AM

Methinks thats a different chase car - they look to their ~2'oclock while saying "got eyes on you" and Kirby Chambliss plane approaches the Audi from the rear. Voice at 0:55 sure sounds Gwin-ish. Damn, got all excited I might have internet sleuthed out ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/29/2016 7:49 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmBvgs-qqPY Just saw this Red Bull colab video drop. Big production, been out over a week. Who do you think is rally-driving that Audi in the beginning? Gwin (0:45 eyes, 0:55 voice), even though he isn't in the credits ... more »

Reply to What's Your Opinion on Downhill in the Olympics? 1/15/2016 3:50 PM

I'd be into it. I wouldn't expect the tracks to be gnarly, but certain venues could make it happen. 1) More exposure isn't a terrible thing, and it could 'legitimize' more downhill type trail building. Instead of some fringe sport you might be able to ... more »

Reply to Let's Build the Most Expensive DH Bike Ever 1/12/2016 11:04 AM

Oh yah, I'm pretty sure you could program XTR Di2 shifter/derailleur for 7 shifts on the X01 DH cassette... And ceramic bearing BB

Reply to Let's Build the Most Expensive DH Bike Ever 1/12/2016 11:01 AM

Chris King hubs with Ceramic bearings are way more MSRP than DT 240s. Don't forget the direct mount chainring for the SixC cranks from Wolf Tooth / One Up / Absolute Black

Reply to dinged rim tubeless tire 1/10/2016 8:26 PM

Touche - I meant 'hammer it out' as a figure of speech; depending on how/what the rim is bent/dinged you could use a hammer and/or pliers and/or wrench to bend it back to a more useable position. Just depends on the damage!

Reply to dinged rim tubeless tire 1/10/2016 5:08 PM

If the ding is causing enough deformation of the tire bead when seated that no amount of sealant will help, then yes you are SOL. If it is just gurgling a bit and sealant is leaking out, you may be able to seal it with more sealant. If that is the case, ... more »

Reply to What Would You Do for MTB if You Won the $1,300,000,000 Powerball Jackpot? 1/8/2016 5:04 PM

Ok first off we need to clarify that $700mm Powerball = ~$400mm immediate pay cash value - 40% capital gains tax mean you are actually pocketing ~$300 million from this jackpot, and that is consider you are single winner (likely there will be multiple ... more »

Reply to Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 12:49 PM

Take the winter off-season to do something off the bike, get strong squatting in the gym, do yoga, roll out on the foam roller, play another sport. I'm shocked how many bikers don't ski and vice versa - they are very complimentary sports (you are facing ... more »

Reply to slack, long-travel, pedal-able 29ers? 11/22/2015 10:03 PM

I'm all about slack, but how much slacker can a 29er get before its a floppy sack of turds? Honestly with 51 offset 65-66 is reasonable when comparing to 27.5 trail & flop calculations. I just not sure if the 'perfect' 29er with that much travel ... more »

Reply to slack, long-travel, pedal-able 29ers? 11/22/2015 9:56 PM

Well, yah, duh... Of course SC is 'redesigning' the Tallboy LT - it is the oldest frame in the lineup to not have a major redesign in the last few years - it will of course receive the new linkage treatment = shorter CS, longer TT, steeper SA, slacker ... more »