Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/21/2017 2:31 AM

How did they break? please tell me the shock snapped in half?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/20/2017 5:26 AM

The Athertons didn't design anything. Saying "a little longer here" and "a little slacker there" isn't designing, its feedback. They were payed to sell the bike and that's what they did... likely with the help of anglesets and suspension tech nobody ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/17/2017 4:42 AM

Do you mean instead of the hook like configuration connecting the swing arm to the "pull" link?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 2/14/2017 5:02 AM

Dont know about world cups, but id be willing to bet my house on him racing the champs. He just has to make the USA team, which depending on their criteria could be as simple as "Richie, we know you'll do well so you're on the team regardless"

Added reply in a thread Help build a new clothing line - Singletrack Supply Co 1/27/2017 3:27 AM

I think i could add some thoughts here, i dont feel any brand truly offers the clothing range i personally want so here goes; - A simple product range with easy to select gear; summer gear- light, breathable and winter gear- warm, waterproof, hard wearing, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is straighter and faster really that bad for a World Cup track? 1/18/2017 3:28 AM

A straight line section or 2 fair enough, but why not tape some flat turns in there to make it interesting? I dont think adding or removing fast sections would make me watch, but taping sections wider would, every section taped as wide as reasonably ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 6:23 AM

haha, i think this everytime i see a pro bike for sale. I did a weekend thing with the athertons once and Dan was showing how to do a road gap on his 150mm travel AM bike, he was purposefully casing the 10/15 foot gap to make the corner. I wouldn't take ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 11/11/2016 6:16 AM

The Syndicate stuff i think is all but confirmed, as is the Manon to Radon rumour. Brosnan to Canyon i think will happen, plus another two riders if they're looking to make a splash with the new bike (possibly Macdonald and a female?) Hart to Trek just ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/21/2016 5:09 AM

Dint do 5+ years at uni on what is commonly ranked as the 3rd hardest course to complete to avoid giving my profession for fear of "being that guy". Its the ones who aren't and claim to be that are the real clowns- you fit boilers, you're not an engineer! ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/5/2016 12:47 AM

I know Ratboy has met with Intense, and that he "dislikes" racing world cups to put it lightly. That is racing, not riding, this guy would be out having a time on his bike whether sponsored or not. Regards to his focus and training? Don't be fooled, ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 8/3/2016 8:06 AM

exactly, its all about proportion, CS should increase with reach. How well would a human work if the legs never grew proportionally with torso length?

Added reply in a thread The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 8/3/2016 5:10 AM

Not read anything else in the thread, was kind of skimming through to see if anybody mentioned hardtails. I bought a Kona Explosif with adjustable dropouts earlier this year and despite the fact i dont believe shorter=better, i slammed them to the front ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 6/1/2016 4:22 AM

Surely the reality here is that no PRO rider is being payed to ride a bike, they're being payed to advertise a product. Therefore why shouldn't social media interactions be monitored just as much as racing results? To be payed to do anything, someone ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 5/4/2016 4:36 AM

In my final year of university and had already done about 4 years in industry on shopfloor, i was working part time wrenching and a guy returned a brand new bike claiming the front chainring teeth had snapped off- they were the shift teeth, he then claimed ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 5/1/2016 12:31 PM

I "wrenched" for 6/7 years whilst at uni and honestly the thing that annoys me the most (and this wont be popular), is bike mechanics who think this is some sort of god given talent and that good customer service isn't required because you can build ... more »

Added a comment to Todd Schumlick's bike check 3/8/2016 4:52 AM

More pedal bob and a more active rear end. It wont effect the axle path, as thats tied to the length of your chainstays/seat stays.

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Added a comment about news blog Peaty Still Chasing Points 3/8/2016 4:44 AM

10 of the top 20 riders at the Portuguese nationals are British with all but 2 of the rest foreign as well. Thats crazy.

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Added reply in a thread What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/29/2016 4:08 AM

Silence with regards to chainslap and creaks. And the distance from brake lever clamp to grip. the few times ive flown ive had to mark my bars up with a sharpie so im not messing about trying to get them where i want them.

Added reply in a thread Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/28/2016 9:15 AM

tried this today (thought trying it may actually give me more of an idea than blindly speculating on a web forum.. crazy right?). fairly long ride with steep rocky technical descents, i was quite surprised at how natural it felt, its a really similar ... more »

Added reply in a thread do you workout? 2/19/2016 12:15 AM

Ha, knew that was coming. The way i train might not match up with a textbook, but its worked for me, thats all i was stating. Now i didnt spend a weekend getting my personal trainer cert, so im no expert, but if i do those "wrong track" excercises and ... more »