Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Approved on National Park Trails and Likely BLM Soon - Thoughts? 9/11/2019 11:09 AM

Good question, but I tend to disbelieve conspiratorial motives. It could be the case, but remember that if the goal is to eliminate all forms of recreation, going through this particular exercise might be a lot of effort for dubious, unmeasurable results. ... more »

Started new thread E-Bikes Approved on National Park Trails and Likely BLM Soon - Thoughts? 8/30/2019 2:08 PM

I don't want to post a link to that other website, but apparently the Secretary of the Interior has opened up e-bike access to federal lands. Here are a few quotes: According to a statement from the United States Department of the Interior, eBikes, including ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How do you watch an Enduro/DH race? 8/18/2019 9:33 PM

If you know the mountain well, watching from multiple sections is the only way to go! Find some gnar and watch it get shredded. Then move around and find more gnar.

Added reply in a thread New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/13/2019 11:41 AM

Scoop! (OK, not exactly a scoop, hahaha): https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Full-Details-Released-Specializeds-Brand-New-Enduro,3045

Added reply in a thread damn derailleur 8/13/2019 11:36 AM

Man, I love those Park Tool videos. Calvin seems like the kind of guy I'd like to sit around the campfire with and download some info from.

Added reply in a thread New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/6/2019 2:34 PM

I'd be all over it. The bikes in the photo look gnarly.

Added reply in a thread First mountain bike here’s my first purchase 7/30/2019 3:12 PM

Just looking at the spec that I can see, that's a fine choice for a 1st bike. Definitely capable for off road.

Added reply in a thread How many pros CAN'T manual? 7/30/2019 3:09 PM

Probably none. I think it's a requirement to be a pro! I'm not embarrassed to admit that I cannot manual, either. I can barely wheelie.

Added reply in a thread New ripper needs used bike HALP 7/7/2019 4:27 PM

Great deal for your first bike. Ride the thing for a year or two and see if you need anything better. I too come from the moto world and I've found MTB to be a great new frontier. Still lots to learn!

Added reply in a thread Bike Hire in Leogang, Lenzerheide, Morzine and Vallnord 6/1/2019 7:13 PM

Surely Commencal has demos at Vallnord? I could swear I read that somewhere.

Added reply in a thread Help me decide! I'll appriciate it. 5/6/2019 2:54 PM

Since you are on a budget and the KTM isn't bad, that's the route I'd go. Use the funds you save for upgrades.

Added reply in a thread UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/26/2019 10:59 AM

Question: When was the first e-bike race inevitable? Answer: As soon as they made the 2nd one. Someone should create an e-bike outlaw series with a bigger purse so all athletes concerned can tell UCI to go pound sand. Problem solved. (Easier said than ... more »

Added reply in a thread Engine or Motor 4/19/2019 3:53 PM

Yet, we motorcycle guys almost always refer to our engines as "motors."

Added reply in a thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 4/8/2019 11:30 AM

I'm 48, so no thank you. I might be tempted to do something really gnarly these days, but that kind of gap is a big no. On a motorcycle, I've got a few years to go before I get too old for my age in meters, however; I've done some BIG gaps on one of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/22/2019 5:31 PM

You throw a 29" front and a 27.5" rear on a specially-made frame. And it has an all-new hub standard to go with a new BB size.

Added reply in a thread The First AMA-Sanctioned E-Mountain Bike Race with Kyle Warner 3/21/2019 2:55 PM

I like it. I still don't quite understand the hate for e-bikes. I mean, I understand the argument against them and I'm willing to concede that they are technically "motorized cycles," but to compare any e-bike to a true motorcycle is a big stretch, at ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized Goes Sort-Of Direct - Click and Collect 3/18/2019 2:28 PM

Specialized is keeping their brand in the online game and also allowing shops to have a crack at that customer. Selling direct would have been a kick in the nuts to a shop owner, but at least this way he gets a shot at upselling that buyer or getting ... more »

Added reply in a thread Jump Style 3/14/2019 9:56 AM

Nice. He's just checking the traction on the course tape.

Added reply in a thread GoPro 7 with HyperSmooth - game changer for mtb? 3/6/2019 11:53 AM

I had a GoPro way back in the day. (When they were called "GoPro." This was even before GoPro HD, GoPro 3, etc.) Even then, you could orient the footage on that camera if necessary. I'm sure there's a setting for that on the new ones.

Added a product review for Troy Lee Designs Stage Full Face Helmet 3/3/2019 2:36 PM