Liked a comment on the item New 2020 Trail Bike - Orbea's Fun, Capable Occam 6/17/2019 7:43 AM

That choice was actually made so that the weight of the water bottle could help offset the weight of the drive train (which is heavier than the brake on the other side).

Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 6/5/2019 5:14 PM

So many good options here. Finn and Loic were looking fast at Fort Bill even after their crashes, can they keep the pace up? Not too sure about Gwin after his massive ragdoll. Amaury is a solid choice, but I'm hoping that Troy can pull off a win and

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Added reply in a thread Majority of bikes at Taipei Cycle Show are e-bikes 3/28/2019 6:37 PM

It's pretty sad (maybe soon it will just be renamed the e-bike show?). I can't decide if it's disheartening or epic that someone is speccing Maxxis Hookworms and what looks like an awkwardly steep head angle + slack seat tube angle on a bike still. I ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/27/2019 1:49 PM

From the paper, they're using an established relationship between head acceleration and chance of concussion (it's the Brain Injury Criterion score and then the Abbreviated Injury Score, BrIC and AIS respectively). It was these data that showed the reductions ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 3/18/2019 10:20 AM

Maybe it will be similar to the 'Lyrik Ultimate' which sounds like an updated damper but similar/same chassis. I'm hoping they make it into production as I've been debating on getting a new fork and that Pike would look amazing on my matte silver/matte ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 3/12/2019 1:47 PM

They tested positive for a 'specified substance', which means that they are allowed to race until a decision is made. It's the same situation that Chris Froome was in last year. https://www.wada-ama.org/en/questions-answers/prohibited-list-qa#item-387 ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/7/2019 5:56 AM

Dropper posts were used back when Pietermaritzburg was on the circuit: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/world-cup-downhill-bike-pietermaritzburg-world-cup.html I don't think SRAM AXS would provide a racing benefit other than ease of use, the pro roadies ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/3/2019 7:42 PM

For reference to using graphene as a frame material, I was thinking more along the lines of what Vittoria are doing with their tires or what this company is doing with bikes. Video from GCN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaKl3OymFy4 From what I gather, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/3/2019 4:56 AM

My engineering friends seem to think this looks like kevlar, though my first instinct was to say graphene as that is being touted as the next 'wonder-material'. I have no idea if that is what graphene looks like, but it would in theory allow a company ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 2/9/2019 7:31 AM

I would think that crank arm length would change your 'neutral zone' to a point, but I don't know if there would be a hugely significant difference between 2 cm of feet positioning. As a rough approximation, you could try standing with your feet at 35cm ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 1/1/2019 11:19 AM

They seem to be dating according to Instagram so I don't think it goes much of anywhere

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/30/2018 4:47 AM

A different interpretation: Gwin is moving to a British brand/team with Brits? If the kettle is referring to tea.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/29/2018 5:28 AM

I believe this was in reference to the supplement industry in the EU vs North America/Australia. In NA, supplements are basically unregulated by our government departments of Health/drug and Food. Health Canada straight up says on their website that ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro Full Face Helmets 11/21/2018 1:41 PM

I am a similar situation as you (minus the number of concussions... probably) and I am also having second/third/fourth thoughts about the different helmets. One thing that I think is key in the Fox and Bell helmets is the multiple foam densities being ... more »

Added reply in a thread Unicorn Bike: Write your frame spec that doesn't exist (yet) 8/28/2018 7:52 AM

I would like to propose an addition to the title of this thread: If you know of a bike that is similar, let us know! Living in the northeast, I've always been excited for a true 'east coast mountain' bike. Since we don't have actual mountains (more like ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 8/14/2018 10:49 AM

Do we have a list going of athletes whose contracts are up for the season? I can't keep track of them all, but here's some I believe are correct with much help from previous posts: Aaron Gwin / YT MOB Loris Vergier Finn Iles / Specialized Gravity Team ... more »

Added a comment about press release Polygon Bikes Releases The New XQUARONE DH Series 8/8/2018 6:57 AM
Added reply in a thread Buying my first real mtb - 2018 Haro Shift Plus or 2017 Trek Fuel EX 8 6/13/2018 6:13 AM

To me, this is no contest - for sure get the Trek Fuel EX 8. I have a 2018 model and enjoy it, and there's nothing I really feel a need to upgrade. I do work at a store that carries Trek, but looking at the websites for both models I really think the ... more »

Added a comment about video Propain's New 29er Rallied by Phil Atwill 5/9/2018 12:33 PM

Bike looks rad and has an interesting shock layout, but why is Phil on an NX rear derailleur? And what's hanging off his bar on the right side?

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Added reply in a thread Thoughts on XC tires 4/15/2018 9:24 PM

I never raced XC, but I did own a set of Maxxis Beavers for a while in 29x2.0 on an old hardtail. To me, they performed quite well in the mud we have here (clay base, so very slick when wet) but they had quite a thin sidewall and I ended up tearing one ... more »