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Reply to Robin Williams Collected More Than 100 Bikes, 87 Are Up For Auction 10/21/2016 5:53 PM

still a childhood hero of mine. i knew he was a cyclist, but didn't know he was also into mtn bikes. looks like dude knew his parts too - m952 cranks, judy sl, anodized ringle stuff. everything except the saddle bags, but it was the 90s so i'll let it ... more »

Reply to The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:43 PM

i'll admit i don't wear elbow pads all the time, but i do at least wear a long sleeve for those scrapes with trees and the occasional tip over.

Reply to The Enduro "Craze" and Safety 4/4/2016 5:13 PM

yup a full face is mandatory at the CA enduro series race at china peak. but i agree it's probably a fad just like the DH guys who wear only t-shirts and no gloves or elbow pads... but with knee pads and a full face.

Reply to Yeti SB 66, 575, Santa Cruz Butcher or Nomad? 7/11/2013 11:32 AM

they are all great bikes, but just remember that Yeti tends to run about one inch longer top tubes than santa cruz in the same sizes, so that might help your decision in terms of sizing.

Reply to Tips for Minimzing the Rat's Nest? 5/13/2013 4:22 PM

amen to that. i do the same. no CTD or lock out remotes either - three cables total. super clean. keeps the complete bike weight down too. like PaucH said above, if you're racing you wont realize anyway.

Reply to Bar Height 5/1/2013 4:27 PM

@filthyanimal. Fundamentally, the utility of a road-like fit would be a logical starting point because of orthogonal power transfer, leg extension while seated, etc., but I think for mountain bikers there should be a few more considerations because of ... more »

Reply to Bar Height 5/1/2013 11:15 AM

good constructive discussion going on here. unlike other mtb sites

i keed i keed. its definitely true that modern parts and geometry reflect popular riding styles and formats. I think the point that filthyanimal made in his first post - in ... more »
Reply to Bar Height 5/1/2013 10:21 AM

In the 90s, DH racers used to have super high bars. makes sense because it's more comfortable and you can get farther back on steeps. Then in the aughts (early 2000s) everyone went to low or even no rise bars. I want to say mainly because it looked cool ... more »

Reply to Intense 27.5 4/29/2013 11:29 AM

love the carbine 27.5! are you doing the Black Mtn enduro this sunday?

Reply to Worst Trail Find Ever. 9/20/2011 2:12 PM

LOL totally caught that, and immediately thought the same thing, "i wonder how many people actually know what he's talking about." then i felt like a true mtb dork.