hurricanejoel's Forum Activity

Reply to Are today's entry level DH bikes as good as high end of the past? 9/13/2018 8:32 PM

I would ride my current trail bike over what I raced on at MSA in 2000 as a U19 racer. I can recall riding behind another athlete and always joking that our bikes flexed so much... we went through derailleur hangers routinely just from all the lateral ... more »

Reply to Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/4/2015 6:30 AM

I use a wide variety of setups depending on what we're working on (i.e. short vs. long radius, off-camber vs. flat, traction vs. slippery). The most basic terms of what we're trying to achieve is: B - braking before entry A - angulate the bike, not body ... more »

Reply to Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 4:51 PM

If I'm investing time in my skills I'll do one of two things: - Pump track motos - Cornering drills using cones In my experience, doing these two things on a weekly basis in the off-season can produce significant gains, even in outstanding riders.

Reply to Are You Riding the Right Bike? 11/28/2015 7:28 AM

For me it comes down to how I'm riding, more than what I'm riding. Mostly when it comes to trail bikes however - DH tracks can be ridden on XC bikes and vise versa, but it's not too enjoyable. i.e. this season I had a Kona Hei Hei and a Process 153DL. ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 4/23/2015 6:01 AM

It'd be a bummer if the MTB division goes too. Some great products recently and they've provided a huge amount of support to up and coming racers in BC.