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Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 5/21/2019 8:23 AM

Same, e*13 is fine going under the bus, they’ve not been the king of quality over the last few years, or ever....Hall on the other hand has built a reputation as a wrench that only does high quality work. And of course the fact that nobody cares about ... more »

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 4/27/2019 8:53 AM

Pretty sure some are labeled on the bottom as water, only for athletes at large events. At other events I’ve been to, I’ve seen redbull get dumped out and replaced with water, far from cameras obviously.

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/24/2019 8:18 AM

In which case all the comments and titles of “Two Shocks” would be inaccurate. Technically still only one shock “ie shock absorber” and a spring. Our common thought of what a Mtb shock is, has just been broken into two separate parts. They could add ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/23/2019 6:45 PM

Looks like a couple varieties of air shock being played with also. Curious to see where this goes. Wonder if there’s any damping going on in the upper “shock?” as well or if it’s purely spring. Can we still call it a shock if it’s not handling damping

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Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:29 PM

Cigarettes only?

Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:27 PM

Two divorced parents taking their anger out on the kids. Why the fuck are riders being punished for this?

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/25/2019 9:40 AM

Still looks to me like like a standard shock. Rocker pivots and pushes back down on it. I think his leg is hiding the upper and lower mounting points for the other shocks mounting bracket. Think they just left a standard damper with no spring on it in

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Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

Aesthetically, shock in downtube looks so much better. Possible twin damper setup is interesting, but seems so unnecessary now a days. Looking at other pics floating around, it’s hard to tell if the upper shock has a reservoir. Would make sense for the ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

*sorry, double post

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 6:23 PM

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-neko-mulallys-275--29-frankenbike.html Link to his last build on yt. He did some experimenting back in the Scott days also. He says he only noticed minor differences between the two in most situations, but had gotten ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:15 PM

Shhh, don’t tell Neko Mulally. He seems to like the combo in certain situations. Mainly steeps over the back wheel.

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:13 PM

Temp and pressure sensors most likely. Seen on a few other bikes, namely Danny’s if I recall correctly

Reply to Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/2/2019 8:38 AM

Curious to see how strong flax can be in this situation. Looks like Porsche is using it for non structural parts such as panels and wings. It’s been used in the ski industry as a “more eco friendly” version of fiberglass. Never heard anything about the ... more »

Reply to How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 2/13/2019 9:14 AM

When I first really started to understand what I was doing on a bike, 8-9 years ago. Everything I rode was sub 400 maybe a touch over. Next two bikes were 430-435. Now 453 and 470. I find a stem and reach combined around 500-510, currently feels like ... more »

Reply to 2019 Racing Rumors 9/11/2018 4:20 PM

Doubtful. He’s on his old rampage bike, probably more comfortable to hit big jumps on than the newer bike and suspension. Fully destickered lowers also

Reply to Purgatory Pro GRT Race CANCELED 8/3/2018 1:55 PM

Minnaar looked like a circus bear on a tiny bike during that ds race

bikes have changed a little.....
Reply to Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 9:41 AM

Big bikes started in 06ish Gen 1 Demo 8 Gen 2 Transition Blindside Cove Hooker Deity cryptkeeper no.1 Transition TR250 Transition TR450 Gen 2 Devinci Spartan Gen 1 Deity Cryptkeeper no.2 GT Fury, current generation Transition Patrol Carbon (metric) Transition ... more »

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 1/14/2018 11:39 AM

Be crazy to see if Geoff leaves Rocky....won't feel right

Reply to Crystal Ball: Who will be the next DH Winner? Nerd Alert. 1/4/2018 9:19 AM

Loris or Laurie I think. Moir is a good bet also. I'm personally rooting for Connor. Been soooo insanely close and still not had it.

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 12/22/2017 5:01 PM

Old and not current on geo are kinda the same thing in my mind. It's reach is now about a size off. The current LG would be a MD or even a short MD to a lot of companies now a days. The BB is sorta high, seat tube was pretty steep for the time, and HA ... more »