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Reply to Utah freeride 12/9/2011 9:03 AM

Your best bet this time of year is to ride Eagle Mountain. Start with the Flintstone trail, and start looking around from there.

Reply to Utah freeride 12/8/2011 2:35 PM

How Freeride?

Reply to offset shock bushings for slacker head angle 3/16/2011 9:07 PM

The bushings we tested were proto (as in prototype: rough, scragly, unfinished), but those things look prodo (as in production: clean). Like VW, I'm surprised no one has gone prodo with these earlier, as they really made a nice difference on a number ... more »

Reply to Industry Job's? 1/20/2011 6:13 AM

If you want to get paid, earn an engineering degree and learn to speak Chinese. If not, keep trusting in all that bullshit our hippie parents fed us about living your dreams, and doing what you love, and trusting in your path, and having faith in the ... more »

Reply to Mitch Ropelato on Steve Peat Syndicate North America 1/5/2011 1:01 PM

Mitch went to the World Cups last year on his own dime, did all his own wrenching, made all his own arrangements, found all his own food, figured out all those other languages, etc. Imagine doing all that, and then trying to race at an elite level. Mitch ... more »

Reply to stripped screw 10/25/2010 10:50 AM

That is a really tricky bolt to remove, since cutting a slot in the head of the bolt requires almost surgical precision with the dremel. To cut said slot, you are going to need a well-worn (smaller diameter) cutting wheel, so it fits into that tiny space ... more »

Reply to School project. need help! 3/30/2010 8:29 AM

What is the history of this career? -Bike Mechanics have always had grease in their finger nails, which will clash with top hats and tuxedos. What education do you need to perform this career? -Formal education for a bike mechanic is not necessary. However, ... more »

Reply to OK, HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE HIT A PARKED CAR ? 2/8/2010 1:50 PM

I was pedaling with my hands off my drop bards by the University. I was looking all fit and manlyish in my spandex super-hero suit, when I saw a group of fine-looking young ladies enjoying a spring afternoon on their porch. I stuck out my chest a bit, ... more »

Reply to XC racing how to train for it???? 2/4/2010 7:21 AM

Also check out Joe Friel's "Mountain Biker's Training Bible." It helped me a ton with setting out a training schedule for the year, breaking down when to do what to peak strategically for chosen races. If you're just starting out, ride as much as you ... more »

Reply to I read it in a magazine-oh 2/1/2010 10:51 AM

We recently started selling BIKE magazine, made by the same guys who put out POWDER. They don't focus too much on DH racing, nor free ride in general. They seem to focus more on destinations, and great experiences on bikes. My favorite part is the complete ... more »

Reply to your perfect jump? 1/29/2010 2:50 PM

I am really scared of short, steep landings. I am also scared of steep lips. Actually, I'm pretty much scared of leaving the ground in general. If I have a jumping style, it is to keep my tires on the ground as much as possible. Age may be a state of ... more »

Reply to what are your 2010 biking plans 1/19/2010 1:43 PM

I don't even know if I can call myself a mountain biker any more without having been to Whistler. I really want to go to Whistler. Probably won't happen, though.

Reply to hey everyone, freeriding is legit now! 12/18/2009 4:33 PM

Now every local bike shop will have as many freeride bikes as they do road bikes, and every shop employee will know as much about chainguides and suspension as they do about plastic frames and climbing wheels. Viva la revolucion!

Reply to You can never have enough shims 11/24/2009 10:37 AM

I've heard that once you experience nigeian shims, you will never go back.

Reply to You can never have enough shims 11/21/2009 8:00 AM

I got an e-mail about how I could have more shims in just three to four weeks, increasing the performance of my suspension, and thus gaining the love of my otherwise-disappointed girlfriend. I was so tempted by the promise of more shims that I opened ... more »

Reply to lowering a 2010 boxxer team, can it be done? 11/21/2009 7:56 AM

The spring in the Fox 40 is made specifically for the 180mm mode, and the spacers, when placed above the spring, allow the fork to travel 203mm. When placed below, the spacers limit the travel to the intended 180mm. Unlike the Fox 40, the Boxxer Team/Race/WC ... more »

Reply to Behind The Zion Curtain-Utah Roll Call 11/17/2009 11:31 AM

Ryan has anger...and time..and a sweet avatar.

Reply to lowering a 2010 boxxer team, can it be done? 11/17/2009 11:16 AM

Unfortunately, the spring is still the same length, so you would either have to cut the spring, or find a shorter spring from another fork that would give you the same rate. Both options can put you in serious danger if you don't know exactly what your ... more »

Reply to fav post ride beer.... 11/11/2009 5:14 PM

That Dale's Pale Ale they make outside BoCo is damn refreshing, and packs a bit of a punch. For pure hydration, PBR.

Reply to Wheres the best place to order parts from? 11/9/2009 4:37 PM

I like go-ride, but I'm biased. I like us because there are four of us. We sponsor our local DH race series, as well as a handful of local DH racers, as well as regional riders around the country. When you spend $ with us, the money doesn't go to some ... more »