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New thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/6/2021 8:09 AM

Anyone have any beta? DH team is... Downhill Elite Men: Austin Dooley Charlie Harrison Neko Mulally Nikolas Nesteroff Dakotah Norton Luca Shaw Dante Silva

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New thread Should the UCI do more double headers? (in non-pandemic years) 10/15/2020 3:49 PM

Curious what everyone thinks of the format this weekend. Personally, I love it. I can watch Friday at work, then get to watch again Sunday. As a rider, I always wished I had another crack at a track right away. This gives that opportunity. More racing. ... more »

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New thread Honor & Enduro Racing 8/4/2020 8:04 AM

Before I even get into my rant, I want to point out that I'm well aware Robot and a number of others are going to make fun of my title. Hell, even I want to make fun of it. I just don't have a good enough handle on the English language to find a better ... more »

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New thread Kerr Denied License, won’t race A1 - Tweets; anyone confirm? 1/3/2020 5:00 AM

Various tweets including PulpMX’s Steve Matthes saying Kerr was denied his license. Is it true? Any hope for him to still get in? Lame!

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New thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/18/2019 1:40 PM

In case everyone missed it, Specialized is one of hundreds of other companies closing their doors on Friday in the name of climate change. While I'm sure there are others in the industry doing the same thing, the Big S is the only manufacturer of that

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New thread Tire Compound: What are top enduro guys running? 8/26/2019 7:30 AM

Figured someone else has already dug around on this one. What are the top 30 EWS guys running when it comes to tire compound? As a Maxxis guy, I love MaxxGrip stuff, I've never been competitive in any regional race when running that stuff. MaxxTerra ... more »

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New thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 6:05 AM

The question I'm posing: What are you more reliant on in your setup, the fork's spring or the fork's damper? This may sound like a goofy question, with most people going "well, duh Brines, BOTH!". However, there does seem to be two schools of setup, ... more »

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New thread World Mountain Bike Overall Ranking System 6/6/2019 1:25 PM

Slow work day, lack of race coverage, rain and being stuck in the office has me circling back to an old idea... Wouldn't it be cool if we could aggregate an overall ranking for gravity disciplines across multiple levels of racing? While I think chasing ... more »

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New thread What is the incentive to own a mountain bike team? 9/1/2018 7:11 AM

Question for the masses... I often hear "he owns the team". Why do this? What is the incentive? Is the idea if you have enough sponsors and a successful enough race season you can take a salary? I don't see these teams as something that can be 'bought ... more »

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New thread Unicorn Bike: Write your frame spec that doesn't exist (yet) 8/28/2018 7:24 AM

A few years ago I was fairly convinced we'd hit the upper end of what was possible with bike design. I still (sort of) feel that way as the changes really are more incremental. Especially if you are 5'10" and ride a medium/large bike. I can explain why ... more »

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New thread Dual crown forks in enduro soon? 8/24/2018 10:25 AM

Just a thought for the masses. With the direction of enduro racing, and the lack of barspins/x-ups among most of the trail crowd, is it reasonable to think we will see some dual crown forks aimed at trail use? As a bigger guy, I can absolutely feel a

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New thread How would you stop Richie from flatting? 8/15/2018 7:05 AM

Fun question regarding what has to be some soul crushing moments for Richie. How many times has he flatted over the last 10-15 EWS rounds? It has to be more than any other competitor. I believe he's running DH casing + CushCore. While that would stop ... more »

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New thread The Business of Bikes - Fox Factory Reports Q2 Earnings (nerd out here!) 8/1/2018 2:15 PM

Most people who know me know I'm a financial analyst by day. Figured a few fellow nerds would like to take a look at Fox Factory's (FOXF) Q2 results and guidance... At first I put the takeaways below the meat and potatoes of the earnings release. Then

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New thread Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 7:16 AM

Was listening to the Eric Saunders Inside Line today, he mentioned a bike I hadn't thought about in years, the Schwinn Homegrown. I owned one of these in ~2000. This got me thinking, how many bikes have I owned? Can I remember them all? Thought some

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New thread The Mystery of the Bead Monster 6/17/2018 7:54 AM

Riddle me this one Vital Audience... In the last 24 hours I've had two bead failures. Out of 20 years of riding/racing bikes, I've never seen a bead fail to the point where it is "stretched" and the tire unusable. Now I have two examples in a short amount ... more »

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New thread Mountain Bike Racing on CBS: Crossfit Games Fail 8/3/2017 9:04 AM

Please tell me I wasn't the only one who caught this. Where oh where is Team Robot when you need him? Just your friendly reminder, when you tell your coworkers you like to "go mountain biking" this is what the believe you go do...

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New thread Question for enduro racers: One day vs Multi day 8/29/2016 11:15 AM

Generic question for the resident Vital enduro racers out there: What format do you prefer? One day enduro vs multi day enduro. I ask this question hoping regional event promoters will take notice. Considering 95% of racers have full time jobs, I find ... more »

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New thread Backyard Pumptrack Building: Help me Design... 8/8/2016 10:57 AM

Truth is, I've never built a backyard pumptrack. As opposed to me hacking up my relatively nice backyard for something less-than-fun, I'm turning to the collective for help. Attached are a few stills of the property. I'll be focusing efforts on the circled

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New thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 7/18/2016 11:18 AM

The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* ****Disclaimer - Full on bike geekery below - eyes *may* glaze over while reading*** First, a story. Many years ago the bike world was convinced the shorter the rear end of the bike, the better it would ... more »

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New thread Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 10:25 AM

Watching the race this morning I thought how one might gain an advantage by utilization of a radio. I know, super geeky of me, but a rider knowing his splits could be incredibly useful as to knowing if he/she should push or sit up a bit. Is it legal? ... more »

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