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Reply to Favorite Winter Tire Combo? 11/30/2020 11:26 AM

My favorite winter tire combo has always been running the same tires I run in the summer. Right now I'm on an Assegai DH MaxxGrip front and a DHF DH hard compound rear. Works a treat.

Reply to Share Your Local Trail Advocacy Group 11/20/2020 9:36 AM

In Washington we're ridiculously spoiled. Most of Washington: Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Eight local chapters include Cascade to Sound (Seattle Area, obviosuly the biggest and most active), Kittatas (Ellensburg), West Sound (Kitsap County), Southwest ... more »

Reply to I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/16/2020 3:20 PM

I'd like to take an unpopular position for a moment to defend flow trails. Flow trails aren't inherently bad. In fact, I can think of a few flow trails I've ridden that are phenomenal. Whoops in Bend, Crank it Up in Whistler, and Silky Johnson at Sol ... more »

Reply to I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/16/2020 9:40 AM

Hey StudBeefpile, this is Charlie Sponsel. I live in Silverdale and I'm on the board of Evergreen Westsound. I'm helping lead an Evergreen work team to "flowify" the trail Derailed right now, and I'd love to hear your feedback more in detail. Our goal ... more »

Reply to Sram Guide RSC lever upgrade? 11/15/2020 6:31 PM

I've always thought one of the best tips for bleeding SRAM brakes was throwing them in the garbage and buying Zee's.

Reply to Scout vs SB140 vs similar bikes 11/9/2020 2:53 PM

Welcome to Washington! I think you've got the right idea when it comes to amount of travel, but I would highly encourage you to not spend that much money if you're riding the green and blue lines at Duthie. I'm a former pro downhill racer and I would ... more »

Reply to Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/29/2020 7:09 PM

As someone who has zero volume reducers in their 170mm Fox 36 and still can't get full travel, I'm thoroughly curious about the Secus. Steve at Vorsprung is playing it unusually close to the vest with HOW the Secus works, but it sounds like it opens ... more »

Reply to Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/27/2020 1:40 PM

If you’re wondering if you can get away with a Snakeskin or EXO tire in the back, you absolutely cannot get away with a Snakeskin or EXO tire in the back.

Reply to Are Global DH Bikes Sales Falling? 10/20/2020 11:03 AM

Dave Camp, this will be a real product within 10 years. Including the built-in selfie stick.

Reply to Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/15/2020 7:57 PM

Best upgrade: DH tires on enduro bike. Worst upgrade: carbon rims on anything other than an elite-level TT bike.

Reply to Bike Magazine Shut Down? 10/4/2020 10:05 PM

Hey, remember 9 posts ago in this thread when we were bummed that Bike Magazine was going out of business? Or the part where we were grateful for decades of great MTB content from so many amazing contributors, editors, photographers, and writers? That ... more »

Reply to Lets talk mullet bikes! 10/3/2020 10:03 AM

You’re welcome!! Adding 5-10mm of spacers under your bar can make a surprising difference in how a bike rides. If you want to mess around with your current setup, I’d also recommend adding 5 psi to your fork, or even pulling a token and adding 5 psi. ... more »

Reply to Lets talk mullet bikes! 10/2/2020 1:47 PM

Hey Rockchomper, you're allowed to look into whatever bike setup you want, my reality check is just trying to help you draw accurate conclusions on the way. You said you borrowed your friends mullet Capra this summer and loved it. There are about 100 ... more »

Reply to Lets talk mullet bikes! 9/30/2020 4:17 PM

Reality check: Wheel size is 324th on the list of mountain bike variables that affect performance, and it's definitely behind suspension setup, BB height, head angle, and tire size on that list.

Reply to All (North) American Bike 9/19/2020 8:45 PM

I think you could get pretty close to a full North American build if you were building up a singlespeed cross bike. Velocity rims, Paul brakes, Paul and White Industries drivetrain. You can get a road-nerd carbon one-piece bar and stem from "Predator ... more »

Reply to Damn, Fire in Santa Cruz and points North 8/20/2020 4:16 PM

I take great comfort in knowing this is all just seasonal variation and climate change is fake.

Reply to Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/19/2020 1:28 PM

Full suspension mountain bikes kinda suck on steep jumps, regardless of wheel size. If you're hitting jumps that are steep enough for BB drop to be a significant factor, I think you're going to be more bummed on your 2.5" super tacky tires at 25 psi ... more »

Reply to Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?? 8/18/2020 11:15 PM

"Would a Mullet bike set up make hitting jumps easier?" No.

Reply to Fox and Slik Graphics 7/27/2020 2:55 PM

Two thoughts: 1) If Fox offered this product Slik wouldn’t have to. They're filling a market hole in the market that Fox refuses to. Do you know how much of a pain in the ass it is to get ANY aftermarket replacement decals through Fox for a fork that’s ... more »

Reply to Bentonville, Arkansas, Trademarks *Mountain Biking Capital of the World* 7/1/2020 12:10 PM

“TEAM ROBOT stakes claim that headlines like this are officially considered clickbait.”