Added reply in a thread What Enduro bike for someone new to sport? 11/29/2018 7:38 PM

The rationale for getting the longer bike and shortening the cockpit is simply to give you more room to move around on the bike, it also puts you more "in" the bike than "on top of". The distance from your feet to your hands in a horizontal line is greater ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Enduro bike for someone new to sport? 11/29/2018 10:49 AM

Glad you found that helpful! The Torque and Taniwha would both be wicked shred sleds for your neck of the woods. They are definitely a little pricier, but you'd be very sorted with those out of the box (Taniwha has build options you'd get to pick). That ... more »

Added reply in a thread What Enduro bike for someone new to sport? 11/28/2018 9:01 AM

You are in a priiiiime location to be diving into MTB! Based on your location, you have quite a few pretty dope options. If you're planning on making MTB your new priority and investing in high-grade equipment, you can really reach for some cool bikes. ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 9:03 PM
Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 2:54 PM

Referencing Jeff's comments in his latest post about "It hasn't been explicitly explained to the racers how this works, and to assume a bunch of mountain bike riders, most of whom never competed in an Olympic sport, are going to go check all their supplements ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 9:06 AM

I just meant, keep it classy. I know this is all pretty cut and dry regarding the samples - I'd actually like to know why a B sample was left out. I am not as well-versed on the rules and understanding how riders comply and/or self-govern (reading more ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 8:53 AM

Interesting news. I'd suggest reading the interviews Jared and Richie just did on the subject first. Then read about the substances. Then remember that this is all still in the early days of being dealt with - don't get ugly on here, let the process ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 11/20/2018 7:14 PM

I missed this earlier! Hot damn, finally - this is wicked news. I'll be looking out for that! @RNeves That all makes perfect sense, got it! I'd go with the CC then. It is an affordable and highly tunable shock, which also has a very effective climb lever. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Coil Shock + Trail Bike 11/20/2018 1:55 PM

Bang for buck, I'd just get a Fox DHX2 with the climb switch. I have this shock on my Zerode, and it's pretty ideal. When I was in NZ, the main trail loop I'd do was lapping up a steeeeep 20 mins tarmac climb to wicked descents. The little dial was a ... more »

Added reply in a thread FOX DPX2 or Float X2 rear shock 11/14/2018 8:16 AM

The real question: What bike is that shock going on? The Float X2 is a much more versatile shock, as it's designed for more abuse. The DPX2 is the step down from the Float X2, it really was designed to fill the gap for riders like yourself. With that ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/10/2018 12:28 PM

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/10/2018 12:27 PM

Hands down best shock I’ve ever ridden. Been running one on my TR11 most the summer, floated between a 450 and 475 spring. The clicks are easily discernible and the HBC is a super nice feature when switching springs. The small bump sensitivity of this shock is second to none while...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 3:25 PM

Zach had a different shock on the Zerode prior to this, so I am sure he is comparing how the pedal chatter felt before swapping over to the Arma. If he had pedal chatter with the previous shock but less pedal chatter with the Arma, then it would be due to the shock.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 3:25 PM

Just wanted to mention that the lack of pedal kickback/feedback is more due to the Zerode than the shock since the pedals are not connected to the rear suspension at all. Not trying to take away from the shock performance, but the credit for this should go to the right place

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Added a product review for EXT Arma HBC Rear Shock 9/21/2018 5:34 PM
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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Brook MacDonald and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Lenzerheide 9/7/2018 8:32 PM

they already qualified in their home countries. Thats all the qualification that is needed. No need to have another round of qualifiers at Worlds. No reason to cut a small handful of riders out. Just plain sucks for everyone.

Added reply in a thread What is the incentive to own a mountain bike team? 9/1/2018 8:03 AM

Two-part answer: Team Owner is just like any other job, it's a business with a product/service which anticipates an ROI. This is done though slightly different methodology relative to a business that sells a physical product a.k.a. the sponsors of the ... more »