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Reply to Rampage 2021 10/16/2021 5:05 AM

Tom's injury list reads like something out of war or a head on collision at highway speeds. He's one tough dude, and I wish him the best. Rant forthcoming... I watched that crash live (I feared the wrost), saw the injury update on pinkbike, have read ... more »

Reply to Rampage 2021 10/15/2021 12:02 PM

This feels like mountain biking's version of squid game. I hate seeing so many slams.

Reply to Rampage 2021 10/15/2021 5:47 AM

Yet again, we have athletes diagnosing their own concussions (more or less). When I was advocating for some kind of baseline testing (on the Inside Line), this is why I was advocating for it. You can have a mild concussion which is nearly impossible ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/9/2021 8:04 AM

I never meant to imply we'll see NBA sized paychecks in mountain biking; not at all. I also acknowledged the differences between ball sports & mountain biking. However, I am suggesting, hiding salaries rider to rider in fact puts the rider at a disadvantage. ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/9/2021 6:48 AM

A little bit of a derail here, but this theme keeps coming up in this thread. One thing I genuinely wonder a lot about is if we were more up front with contracts, and what riders really get paid (EG, every ball sport), would that change things for the ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/7/2021 2:54 PM

He's so good, and so precise, I highly doubt it matters. If anything, I could see the argument he'll be even better on the Orbea (not that the GT is bad). Though I haven't ridden the new crop of idler bikes, one thing that always stood out to me way

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Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/7/2021 4:51 AM

Of course, Pinkbike poached this one and ran their own "story" on it. The comments are interesting, with lots of people suggesting Tinker was perhaps not the most approachable guy. Who knows. I've never met him. What I do know is it seems a lot of athletes ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/6/2021 6:05 AM

Wow, with all due respect to Tinker, this is one of the most pretentious posts I've ever read in the bike industry. Is C-Dale just supposed to pay him indefinitely? I didn't even know he was still riding let alone "ambassadoring".

Reply to Fox 38 Grip2 very harsh/poor small bump sensitivity 9/30/2021 5:42 AM

Sorry man, I'm not trying to dunk on you here, but I'd hate for people to start to try and steepen their bike's HTA to get their fork to work better. Just a few things to point out... 1) You say you've "run into this a few times at our suspension shop" ... more »

Reply to Fox 38 Grip2 very harsh/poor small bump sensitivity 9/29/2021 2:35 PM

No way this is true for two big reasons. 1) 10mm is not very much 2) It changes the head angle by about 1/2 degree. Many bikes have a 63 and change HTA. The Strive comes stock at 65 (?? I think) Overall, yes, you may notice pushing on the fork in the ... more »

Reply to Fox 38 Grip2 very harsh/poor small bump sensitivity 9/29/2021 5:10 AM

Forgot to update this. I found the culprit of this problem on my buddy's fork (who was experiencing the exact same issue as the OP) - grease had migrated into the negative chamber of the air spring. Once we cleaned it out and relubed the air spring in ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/23/2021 4:47 AM

If people really want to discuss the value of a team & coverage of the sport, I'll make a new thread, as I find this incredibly interesting. I don't want to clog this up with such back and forth. A lot of what you are saying I totally agree with,

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Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/22/2021 4:54 AM

I'm usually well outside the loop on any of this stuff. That said, being I'm usually on the finance side of things (in other industries) I can't imagine how difficult it'd be to "sell" a WC team on an ROI basis unless you can produce results. (and even ... more »

Reply to Snowshoe World Cup Thread! 9/13/2021 7:29 AM

Bummer. Really wanted to see him pull an Amaury and get right back on the bike, crushing it.

Reply to Thoughts on buying Optibike R15c? 8/31/2021 8:59 AM

Go buy a segway/surron. Less than 1/2 the money. Faster. Or yeah, just go buy a real dirt bike. New KTM 300XC is $10.5K.

Reply to Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/12/2021 12:52 PM

As always, the peanut gallery again looks like we have zero idea what we are talking about (because, we don't). Nuance, turns out, is everything. Thanks for taking the time to update us superfans, best of luck recovering. Keep your head up.

Reply to Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/12/2021 9:22 AM

I'll probably regret asking this, but what do you mean "He and most others are going to starve next season and probably a few to come because of all this Covid crap"? The industry is absolutely crushing it...

Reply to Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/11/2021 9:05 PM

I'll just flat ask the question... With how close WCs are to Maribor, at what point does Gwin give his spot up? If he can't race this weekend, but somehow can be at full strength at WCs, more power to him. Love to see him crush it. However, that seems ... more »

Reply to Fox 38 Grip2 very harsh/poor small bump sensitivity 8/11/2021 4:07 AM

Likely bushings have migrated or something isn't totally straight. Second most likely scenario is you are using fluid that is causing seal swell. Either way, this one is going to need to go to a service center to really figure out.

Reply to Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/9/2021 12:27 PM

Apologies for the political banter. Not psyched to see Gwin perpetually lit up just because he believes something that might go against the "norm" in bike culture. Back to the topic at hand, I think this outcome is the right outcome, despite how much ... more »