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New thread Changing the race format? 7/9/2017 4:54 PM

Seeing how often mechanicals and crashes take out riders in World Cup races, what would you guys say about a format that allows the top 8 protected riders and the top 8 fastest riders that day to have a rerun to try and throw down a better run? Here's ... more »

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Reply to Folding Paper Helmet? 12/20/2016 10:29 AM

Is that a foldable helmet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Reply to sidewall blues... 3/16/2016 4:13 PM

Agreed, chalk it up as a loss and get some new rubber. If you want to roll the dice and try to patch it, at least put it on the rear (if it's not already). Riding out a rear blowout is one thing but doing the same on the front is a different kind of ... more »

Reply to What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host? 3/5/2016 9:59 PM

Vail could pull it off easy with the terrain, space for crowds and pits and its close to denver for easy team travel. I do like the idea of the frontside of telluride. That would be wild but theres no room for a finish area if im remembering right... ... more »

Reply to The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 9:11 AM

I don't know about coolest ever but I just had a good high speed rip down a fairly wide trail with some buddies. All jockeying to be in the lead; laughing and giving each other a hard time. Sometimes it's about the company as much as the trail.

Reply to How much of each discipline do you ride? 2/23/2016 4:47 PM

I'll play, since I'm nerdy enough to log my rides into a spreadsheet. Over the past 4 years my breakout is 54% DH bike parks/shuttles and 46% trail rides. Plus I'm lucky enough to live close to work and can commute by bike so there's that too.

Reply to MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 8:47 AM

Get in to trail-building Stop resisting the urge to buy a DH bike, you can thank me/yourself? later

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/4/2016 3:52 PM

I could see staying on a demo frame except he wouldn't do it for free. A smaller slice sure but Gwin will get sponsors for everything down to the powerlink on his chain if possible. It makes more sense for him to change frames as a company eager to get ... more »

Reply to Share Your Tubeless Tips 11/30/2015 12:47 PM

That pump & bottle trick looks cool, as does the new floor pumps with the burst capability. I'll probably go that direction once my trusty pump dies but I'm in no hurry as the nearby gas station has a nice compressor and free air 24/7. Here's a few ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 10/27/2015 1:37 PM

Mongool, please draw some stick figure cartoons. I'm better with pictures than words.

Reply to RAMPAGE!!!! 9/17/2015 1:44 PM

It's the same venue this year as last and Oct 17th is a Saturday so unless you have class then you should be good. Rampage is the best!

Reply to 2015 Specialized Enduro Comp 650b? 7/23/2015 12:15 PM

I've been on mine for nearly a year now and have nearly all positive things to say about it. It's almost as capable at a bike park as the 2011-13 sx trail but is so much more pedal friendly on the trails. I can't say I know much about your trails or ... more »

Reply to Best Colorado Bike Parks 7/13/2014 4:00 PM

Your plan sounds fun. Part of what comes into play is which day of the week you are starting. Steamboat closes down at 4pm Sat-Tues and 7pm on Wed-Fri so your idea of starting early is good. The day at steamboat might be short but that's fine as there ... more »

Reply to Overpriced MTB products? 7/7/2014 1:43 PM

One that hasn't been mentioned, but comes to mind is mtb specific clothing. $100+ for a pair of shorts? $75 for a jersey. I'll pass. Thankfully deals can be had on clothes. I agree with Bigburd on chain guides being a bit steep for what it is.

Reply to List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/29/2014 3:32 PM

starting somewhere around 1993... Scott fully rigid (thanks Dad) Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail Lenz Revelation Maverick Durance Maverick ML8 Commencal Supreme 6 Transition Bottlerocket Yeti SB66 Specialized SX trail Knolly Chilcotin currently riding: ... more »

Reply to what do you carry in your hydrapack? 12/13/2012 2:11 PM

I like to keep mine as slim as possible but I ususally have: Water or gatorade phone multi-tool spare derailleur hanger tube (for a quick-fix on my tubeless setup) hand pump (no luck with CO2 in the past) pins for Shimano chain