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Reply to Transition Patrol Alloy GX Vs. Norco Range A1 8/20/2019 8:14 AM

The alloy GX build is the best-value buy on the market right now. $1200 get's you a whole lot of bang for your buck - you're buying tech, not hype.

Reply to New Specialized enduro? Potato cam 8/5/2019 8:35 PM

Anyone else things a "Prototype" paint job as an actual consumer option would be hilariously cool? Do it as a water-transfer, so each one is a bit different... Also, those beasts look ready for full sending, Spesh is on one for 2020.

Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/8/2019 6:05 PM

I'm glad that powertools are the prize. That's a good tongue-in-cheek move. I am more interested in the yet-to-be-annouced-but-someone-has-to-talking-about-it Unlimited Class a.k.a. Group B MTB. That's where things will get exciting..

Reply to 2019 Elite Racer Social Media Stalkings 4/8/2019 2:33 PM

... one job to do! ??‍♂️

Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 10:29 AM

The LOLZ ROLFCOPTER has landed. French v. Swiss - "It's a bold strategy Cotton. Let's see if it pays off for him." Good stuff. I propose a duel. No matter the result, no one loses, as the FIM and UCI are equally hated by those who have to endure their ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/20/2019 10:37 AM

SS DH is highly underrated, provided your tracks aren't too flat and/or your local race series has a proper start ramp. If the Sturn is a little pricey, but you're keen to give it a whirl, here's your answer. or the more expensive German-made option)

This is what I managed to set ... more »
Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/14/2019 11:27 AM

Nothing ground breaking, but a good tip for this season, as it sounds like it might be a wet year out there on the hill. Really puts the "Ass" in Assegai...

Also, further evidence of just how muddy Windrock was, if you didn't already know.
Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/7/2019 5:41 PM

Steve Bell keeping the Giant gent's bikes quiet... seriously, they are silence and it's erie.

Jacob is on the bush bashers. Pretty "handy" [l.o.l.] here at Windrock as there are some tight lines this weekend. ... more »
Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/6/2019 6:34 PM

Mark Wallace sporting some fun doodads at Windrock. I was asked to not shoot the fork in detail [I specifically asked first, but still...hint hint], so the front isn't shown, but it also had fun sensors. There was a freelap chip on the fork too... the

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Reply to Name Atherton Bikes first DH Sled 1/29/2019 12:41 PM

The Dynasty

Reply to Stripping...Paint Off A Frame 1/10/2019 8:27 PM

Hot damn! Well, that is super helpful, thanks!

New thread Stripping...Paint Off A Frame 1/10/2019 3:51 PM

Winter in NH isn't dialed right now, so I have the time to strip a frame of some unwanted paint. BUT, I cannot find any good suggestions for paint stripper for aluminum frames. Vital hive mind - what do you suggest for paint removal? And any fun tips? ... more »

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Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »