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Reply to downtube shifter 11/11/2009 9:43 AM

You can also go the route of a hose clamp. What frame and shifter are you using? The ones on Cam and Brandon's bikes were specifically designed into the frame itself and a special mount was made for their shifters. They are using Shimano or Sram road ... more »

Reply to Azonic Outlaws 11/8/2009 7:02 AM

Fctry pretty much summed it up. Either go with something like these that you can run for a season or two, replace the bearings once a year, or go for something like a set of Hadleys that you replace the rims on as needed

Reply to colorado freeride 11/1/2009 9:54 PM


Reply to best dirt jumper 10/30/2009 2:22 PM

Just because "everyone" has one, does not make them bad bikes. Spez is one of only a few companies offering up a complete 26" wheeled dirt jumper for less than $900

Reply to best dirt jumper 10/27/2009 9:57 AM

Black market has their completes for pretty good prices, as does Specialized with the P line up. they have cromo and aluminum options I am loving my transition TOP

Reply to best dirt jumper 10/26/2009 3:36 PM

Complete or frame? MTB or BMX?

Reply to Best 8 inch fork 10/24/2009 3:05 PM

For? Which year? Which model? Why bike? What kind of riding? I have run the 2007 66RC2X and it was great for freeride, for DH, not great.

Reply to ranchstyle 10/24/2009 5:22 AM

There were guys on DH bikes and guys on hardtails. I rode my Transition Double. It depends on what you plan to do. If you are looking to hit the big stuff and not spin or flip, bring a bigger bike, if you plan to spin or flip bring a short travel...slopestyle ... more »

Reply to queston 10/23/2009 4:39 PM

You dont have to spend $6000 on a DH bike to get into racing and start having fun. While your Kona isnt the best race bike, it can be used as one. If you want to get serious about racing DH on a budget, look into a year old race bike or a complete bike ... more »

Reply to Best 8 inch fork 10/23/2009 4:36 PM

Plus they come with a 3 year warranty.

Reply to Best 8 inch fork 10/22/2009 7:43 PM

That is certainly a valid concern. While it will step over your $1000 price point, you can get a BoXXer Team for about $1200 and be a much better fork than the BoXXer Race. If you are racing go for the new BoXXer, freeriding or bike park riding, go Totem. ... more »

Reply to Best 8 inch fork 10/22/2009 8:39 AM

If you are looking into a sub $1000 fork you are not looking at the best in production. The Totem has the exact same axle to crown and ride height as the Boxxer. If you are looking into those 3 forks, the Boxxer Race would be the lowest end by far, look ... more »

Reply to Best 8 inch fork 10/21/2009 5:22 PM

For DH racing? Freeride? What is your budget?

Reply to Totem 10/21/2009 11:57 AM

If I have it back in my hands I will bring it along. I have a coil and an air kit for it, thinking of trying the air. My Boxxer WC feels great!

Reply to XC Trail riders unite! 10/19/2009 5:32 PM

I love trail riding, mine is a bit on the longer travel side, but getting out and pedalling is where its at! There is nothing quite like flowing trail and earning your descent

Reply to bars 10/16/2009 4:16 PM

Get a wide bar and cut them down to size, but cut them a bit at a time till you have the width you like. I am a big fan of the Deity dirty 30, low rise and wide. Shimano is coming out with some Atherton and Vanderham bars soon too with a variety of widths ... more »

Reply to Totem 10/16/2009 4:14 PM

Totems are amazing forks. I will be back on one next year. Spending a bit of time and money to get them tuned will only make them better. Lets not turn this into pinkbike and start claiming products suck with simple one-liners. Your personal issues with ... more »

Reply to What's up with my chain?!?!? 10/13/2009 11:40 AM

multiply your number times 2. Just lay your two chains next to one another and cut them to match lengths. Your current chain is 111 links.

Reply to is there a 10/11/2009 10:11 AM

Utah is really the best place. Colorado has too many land usage issues to try and do something like a big contest. We have some more freeride/big bike type of spots, but no where a contest could be held in colorado.!!!.html ... more »

Reply to is there a 10/10/2009 8:14 PM

There arent really any big mountain freeride comps anywhere. The Ranch in Grand Junction has a slopestyle every year, crankworx colorado, slopestyle, Teva games in vail, its mostly a DJ contest no big mountain stuff anywhere really aside from Rampage....when ... more »