Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/25/2019 12:10 PM

It's not always true that slower rebound equals more traction, is it? Faster rebound can imply the tire more quickly returning to the ground in choppy sections, and should also imply more force directly into the ground after compressions (assuming the ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/24/2019 9:55 AM

I'm in a comparable boat with my 36 RC2, which is actually the biggest reason I haven't done the Grip2 damper upgrade. I'm 155-160lbs with 61psi, one token, HSC 2 clicks from fully open, LSC 5 clicks from fully open, and rebound as fast as I can get ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Elite Racer Social Media Stalkings 4/11/2019 6:57 AM

Maybe they let Ropelato tag along. Didn't he say he was going to give the World Cup a shot this year?

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/4/2018 2:13 PM

Amaury was picked up by Monster at the end of this year.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/3/2018 1:50 PM

Given Ford is about to start selling the new Ranger in direct competition with the Tacoma and Colorado/Canyon, you may really be onto something. If you look on the Ford website, they are explicitly marketing the truck as the vehicle for "extreme" sports ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/3/2018 10:59 AM

Been to a trailhead lately? Their name was plastered across this sport for free!

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 12:59 PM

If that's the size you are interested in and you want a 27.5, you're welcome to try my Ibis HD4. It's 153 rear, 160 front. I've been wanting to ride near Fayetteville anyways.

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 12:56 PM

Can't blame you on the price of the Yeti. To me, Mojo really is worth the drive. The owner is super helpful about sales, service, advice, and warranty issues. If you really want two bikes and want to keep price low overall, your best bet may be a direct ... more »

Added reply in a thread Help me choose! 11/8/2018 11:19 AM

As an NWA resident, I'd say go to Mojo. They have a lot better selection (Evil, Intense, Transition, Ibis, and Orbea), are friendlier, and are more likely to cut you a deal. As for bikes, the Transition Smuggler, Ibis Ripmo, Ibis Mojo HD4, Evil Offering, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Rampage 2018 10/27/2018 6:18 AM

Maybe this is the solution: hook up ten mountain bikers to heart rate and breathing monitors, and make them watch each run. Whichever participant creates the greatest variability in heart rate and breathing, in standard deviations for the specific individual, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tires for Outerbike in Arkansas 10/18/2018 8:21 AM

Get some double downs. I prefer an aggressor in the rear and Minion DHF in the front for here. Rocks are particularly sharp here, so you will want some legitimate sidewall protection. I have yet to flat on double downs, and I moved here four months ago. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Kevin Menard, Co-Owner of Transition Bikes 9/26/2018 12:43 PM

Great podcast from a great bike company. As a Deity fanboy, I was pleasantly surprised by the ANVL stuff that came stock on my new Patrol: first bike I have ever owned that I didn't need to switch the bars/stem out. Radical bikes from a rad group of people.

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Kevin Menard, Co-Owner of Transition Bikes 9/26/2018 12:43 PM

Can you guys load this up to Youtube to listen to? Work is blocking the player on here for some reason and it's buggy on my phone for some other reason.

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Kevin Menard, Co-Owner of Transition Bikes 9/26/2018 12:43 PM

it should be in google play, itunes/apple podcasts etc. i'll get it to youtube soon. here it is on stitcher too - https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/vital-mtbs-the-inside-line

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Kevin Menard, Co-Owner of Transition Bikes 9/26/2018 12:42 PM

I demoed a Sentinel at REEB ranch in Brevard last year. I went straight back to the Transition tent after my first descent on the bike, and informed them that the Sentinel was the best-descending trail bike I'd ridden (still stand by that). My stoke got them stoked, and they ended up giving me a beer, Transition socks, and a Transition shirt for the feedback. These were owners, riders, and designers giddy because some random dude was giddy about their bike. I've met no other company like Transition.

I lived in St. Louis at the time, and didn't feel like the Sentinel was right for those trails. However, those are still my favorite socks and shirt, and my next bike will be a Smuggler!

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Added reply in a thread All Around Bike Recommendation 5/2/2018 8:47 AM

Ibis Ripmo is another great bike you can get within that price range, as well as an Evil The Following. Regarding places to ride, Sunbridge Conservation Area in St. Joseph, MO (~2 hours away) has some pretty great 250-300ft river bluff descents. Also, ... more »