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Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/29/2021 3:05 AM

It's not just price of raw materials that's causing issues with bike pricing, it's the way the entire industry is set up. Every component has so many steps before it gets into the consumers hands that the price increases exponentially if there's an issue. ... more »

Reply to old schwinn klunker 11/27/2021 9:42 PM

If you don't have a rear brake mount, run a Sturmey drum brake. I run them front and back on my old Klunker and they have a ton of power over the other options. They have one with an HG freehub body.

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/25/2021 12:38 AM

Luca to team pool boy

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/23/2021 9:38 PM

Any more murmurs on Connor or Miranda leaving Kona and going elsewhere? Anyone else filling their spots on Kona if they are leaving?

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/18/2021 12:26 PM

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/9/2021 11:18 PM

I heard Huffy was swooping in last minute to buy both in a hostile take over move

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/6/2021 8:37 AM

Extremely forward lower link and hidden rocker pushing the shock? Like a vpp layout or am I wrong?

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/5/2021 10:20 PM

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 11/5/2021 7:15 AM

The Fret-full fruit loaf is my vote

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/2/2021 9:57 PM

This is a long, jumbled thought but, are they actually running Kenda tires at races? Or black out other brand tires like other teams? I don't think anyone on that team has been where they were before moving to Kenda, although I think Jack had Moir going ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/1/2021 11:17 PM

Who needs sources? This is for rumors, gossip, hearsay, innuendo, buzz, scandal, fuss, intimate intelligence, lowdowns, juicy morsels and tittle tattle. Sources just ruin the fun. We have two more months before good byes and welcomes start so fill'r ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/30/2021 1:19 AM

Pretty sure Kona the company is based out of a shared Vancouver/Some where in Washington situation, although i may be wrong and they've completely gone Mr. Smith. Kona team wise, I'm pretty sure Connor was in Bromont for a few years training in his off ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/29/2021 6:19 PM

the team yes?

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/28/2021 1:04 PM

Wow, you are right. 2020 is so blocked from my head I almost said no he was on intense last year.

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/26/2021 10:03 AM

I've heard rumors of one of treks brands going DTC, but nothing I can offer proof of other than a friend working at another shop mentioning it when we were out for a beer. But their packaging patent does point to it. I don't think large companies will ... more »

Reply to Shimano XTR M9200 10/25/2021 9:18 AM

Shimano is likely still licking their wounds a bit after the 12spd release/supply issues/scylence hub issues they had when XTR was released and won't release a top tier group without having everything perfect this time around. I also don't think Shimano ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/25/2021 8:35 AM

Interesting point, I haven't seen much in the way of hints or slip ups by industry people, even Warner kept his stick on the Ice at the last race but maybe there wasn't much to report. Last year bwe had all sorts of drama going on with Danny, Jack and ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/25/2021 12:13 AM

Guys..... There's not nearly enough talk about Huffy's new DH team in this thread. Someone knows, spill the beaaaaaaaaaaans. Who's on it.

Reply to Go with SRAM or stay with Shimano? 10/21/2021 1:16 PM

Fyi, after some desperation when parts weren't available this summer, local riders who just wanted to be able to ride just asked me to get their bikes going with whatever. This is when I found out that Shimano 11, 12 and eagle are all to a certain degree, ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/20/2021 11:01 PM

Just the tip