Added reply in a thread Safe Sunglasses 11/26/2019 8:32 AM

I'm currently using Oakley Jawbreakers. Where I ride, temps are usually 27-34°C and 70-90% humidity. It's comfy and has good ventilation, lenses tend to bubble and peel over time, though. I've also heard good feedback in my area regarding the Oakley ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/25/2019 9:17 AM

As I mentioned a couple pages back, my hunch is it's Richie Rude.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/20/2019 8:05 PM

Lucas Cruz moves to Elite in 2020. And, if memory serves, still under contract with SRAM TLD Racing.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/14/2019 4:04 PM

I hope he qualifies. It's a lot harder to get points these days. I wonder if Eliot Jackson is training this off-season.

Liked a comment on the item What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/13/2019 3:55 PM

I DON'T WANT SOLUTIONS, ONLY OUTRAGE!

Added reply in a thread Semi-Dumb Question: Most "fun" XC race bike? 11/12/2019 7:14 PM

Bike looks good. How much travel does the dropper post have?

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/12/2019 3:22 AM

I think it's more likely that Richie Rude joins Intense (Factory Racing not Collective) instead of Pure Agency (Specialized). He's bros with AG and also trains under Tom Schumlick. This will also give him a chance to race World Cup DH as well. Orbea ... more »

Added reply in a thread Three-Quarter Lids: Gimmick or Cool? 11/11/2019 10:38 PM

Interesting. Do FF helmets need to have crumple zones, or should the impact force be dissipated/distributed throughout the whole structure of the helmet?

Added reply in a thread Overcoming Fear - How Do You Guys Do It? 11/11/2019 10:20 PM

I couldn't afford a decent mtb until my mid 30's so that was the only time I could finally get serious with cycling. I crashed pretty hard soon enough (fell about 20 feet down a ravine and landed on a tree) and absolutely lost confidence on even blue-level ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 11/10/2019 6:02 PM

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/shimano-gearbox/ It's posted everywhere so might as well post it here. This is the link to the Shimano 13-speed gearbox patent which was first reported on bike radar.

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Added reply in a thread Fork oil discussion - brands, cold temps 10/22/2019 9:41 AM

All the RockShox Ultimate forks now use Maxima Plush Fluid, choosing it over their own RS-branded suspension fluid.

Added reply in a thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/14/2019 8:43 PM

Finally, a full lap of the Izu Olympic course courtesy of Sergio Mantecon: https://youtu.be/DUIqbTG4hKE

Added reply in a thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/10/2019 1:24 AM

Catharine Pendrel's POV of one of the rock gardens should give you some idea how tough the course is: https://www.instagram.com/p/B3QRJF-lx_t/

Added reply in a thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/10/2019 1:20 AM

More photos: https://canadiancyclist.com/races19/Tokyo_XCtest/TokyoXCORace/content/index.html And official event photos here: https://readysteady.tokyo2020.org/ja/galleries/detail/gallery-of-ready-steady-tokyo-cycling-mountain-bike/

Added reply in a thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/10/2019 1:19 AM

Elite Women 1st. Jolanda Neff 2nd. Sina Frei 3rd. Anne Terpstra The womens race was basically Jolanda Neff dominating a roster decimated by injuries. Many of the top riders fell during practice and the race itself. And these weren't light crashing ... more »
Added reply in a thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/3/2019 9:43 PM

Emily Batty and MvDP couldn't make the trip. Today's weather has been really weird, a tornado warning was issued in the early morning and it was raining real hard. The original forecast was a torrential downpour up until early afternoon. Then at about ... more »

Started new thread Ready Steady Tokyo - Tokyo 2020 MTB Test Event 10/2/2019 5:35 PM

https://readysteady.tokyo2020.org/en/news/detail/cycling-mtb-about/ Venue Izu MTB Course (Izu, Shizuoka) Schedule Sunday, October 6 11:00 – 12:30: Women Competition 12:40 – 13:00: Women Award Ceremony 14:00 – 15:30: Men Competition 15:40 – 16:00: Men ... more »

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/30/2019 8:10 PM

Any insight on privateers/non-factory team riders making the leap to a trade team or full factory ride? Off the top of my head: Downhill: • Camille Balanche - 7th overall this season • Nina Hoffman - everyone is saying the Syndicate but is this confirmed

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Added reply in a thread Three-Quarter Lids: Gimmick or Cool? 9/29/2019 8:24 PM

I can imagine it being somewhat useful in the more temperate regions of the world. Out here in the hot and humid tropics, it's really more of a fashion-over-function gimmick to me.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/26/2019 7:27 PM

If you look at the results of the Commencal team before and after their 29" bike came out, you can easily tell why it's a privateer's favorite. Riders on the Scott Gambler also have jumped up the rankings from 2018 to 2019, it is clearly a far more capable ... more »