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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/7/2021 6:27 AM

If I was in the marketing dept or a team manager for a bicycle brand I wouldn’t touch Zink with a 10ft pole. Edited: because this isn’t PB and I don’t personally know the guy. And as for Alex Pro, I did some stupid shit as an intoxicated 19 year old ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/4/2021 4:33 PM

I wonder if he’s referring to the Foon skis he is taking a picture of on his feet? They are a BC ski maker.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 12/13/2020 6:56 AM

Dual uprights on the rear triangle. Size specific chainstay lengths. You seem to have some animosity towards Santa Cruz. They are not nearly as exclusive as you have made them out to be in your mind. When a bike is launched that doesn’t fit my needs ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/11/2020 2:25 PM

It’s true. Bike executives are obsessed with the comments of the 10 people who post on this obscure Internet forum.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/11/2020 1:40 PM

Everyone who thinks Vergier cannot be successful without Jordi be ready to have your minds blown: Jordi is moving to SRAM/Rock Shox. I saw it kinda implied on the Instagram of Jordi’s girlfriend. I also inferred from the Instagram of Vergier’s cousin ... more »

Added reply in a thread Ideal WC season? 12/7/2020 8:29 AM

Michigan has hosted FIS World Cup ski events in the past and likely will again in the future. Michigan also hosted NORBA races back when that series was bigger and more important than UCI. You need a variety of tracks to put on a proper UCI DH schedule. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Evolution of MTBs 9/7/2020 8:26 PM

In 1992 I didn’t think it could get any better than my Giant ATX. In 1994 I was convinced my Trek 8000 was the pinnacle. In 1999 a DBR X6 was my first full suspension bike. USA made with a Marzocchi Junior T with a QR axle. That was definitely the shit. ... more »

Added a comment about press release 2020 Red Bull Rampage is Canceled 9/2/2020 5:10 PM
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Bummer, but this was expected.

The first sentence of this article makes it sound like the Rampage has happened every year since 2001. There was no Rampage in ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘09, and ‘11 as well. I don’t know that it was ever intended to be run every single year (as great of a party as it is.)

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Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/19/2020 6:35 PM

While it's great to see a new player enter the tire market at a high level on both performance and durability fronts, their "Direct to Consumer" pricing doesn't pencil out. I can buy any Specialized tire direct from Specialized or a dealer for $60. Street prices on any Maxxis I've ever...more

Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 9:36 AM

But that is part of the issue: if these are direct to consumer, then that is the final price outside of a sale. YT and Canyon get to advertise huge bargains because when they say $3000 it is $3000, whereas all the store brands advertise a bike for a lot more, knowing most customers wil get...more

Added a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/15/2020 6:10 AM
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$65 with no middle man strikes me as kinda expensive. MAP (minimum advertised price) for most Maxxis models is less than $70. A direct to consumer cost of $45-$50 would put them on par with the wholesale pricing of the the most expensive mtb tires available.

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Liked a comment on the item Is MTB Design As Good As It Gets? The Inside Line Listener Response 3/12/2020 7:38 PM

Back in 2000 I was telling people that eventually we'd have bikes with six inches of travel front and rear that pedaled well and weighed 30 lbs. That's what we now have...and I'm perfectly happy with that. Bikes have changed a lot in the last 20 years, but they're...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/11/2020 7:22 PM

I read over on the other site that Richie Schley has joined Fezzari bicycles. Interesting move, I thought he was going to Borsche for sure.

Liked a comment on the item Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 2/1/2020 5:55 AM

I'd like to chime in with my experience. I got one on loan to demo on my own bike since I'm local to them in Utah. No doubt it takes a few rides to get used to the fork! I had to adjust to riding more forward on the bike which is a part of what makes the fork work well. It wasn't until a...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/29/2020 6:26 AM

Wow, I really just had to stop listening. I’ve never heard so much raw opinion, covered up with “just my personal opinion here”! Seriously, does nobody get that the “sport” of mountain biking is also just something people do for fun? It’s not dumbing things down, it’s...more

Liked a comment on the item KC Dean Explores the Trails of Fairbanks, Alaska 1/28/2020 1:46 PM

I live North of 60 and I can appreciate that he is absolutely flying on these trails. My home trails are similar super fast and flowy and most riders don't see the opportunities for extra air because you have to be absolutely wide open. His bike choice is perfect. To scrub some of...more

Liked a comment on the item KC Dean Explores the Trails of Fairbanks, Alaska 1/28/2020 1:46 PM

Definitely just you're opinion. Not to be the guy that's been riding mountain bikes for 30 years or anything. Not sure I see the problem with highlighting the location with some just generally pretty good riding, but I see now you hold some predetermined distaste for the rider.