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Reply to MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 9:54 AM

Strava is fun, I enjoy it. It is a useful training tool and a fun piece of evidence from the day. I do no know what the trail(s) in question are like, nor do I intend to travel to the location to find out (AND BECOME THE KOM!!!! MUAAHHAHAHAHAA). Blaming ... more »

Reply to The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 3:23 AM

Long manuals. Like, oh-I'm-still-doing-this long; full-speed, down a steep hill (dirt or paved), just hanging off the back.

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/11/2016 4:07 AM

I too want to know more about the cat. Breed/mix? Gender? Neutered/Spayed? Age? Weight? Paw PSI? Tail spring weight? Claw durometer? Hair length? Sag percentage? Leg Yaw? These are the real things that matter, I don't care what tires the riders are on. ... more »

Reply to whats with this demo swing link 1/31/2016 3:42 AM

It's the new "forum link". The main design feature is to stir up hype around The Big S's new STACKED roster for 2016, and get people all stoked up for racing during the mid-winter lull that seems to suck the life out of internet content for MTB. Said ... more »

Reply to Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 1:35 PM

This is rad. What are your Top 5 (or however many) Travel Tips for the "frequent fliers" or "globe trotters"?

Reply to Introduce Yourself 11/17/2015 6:30 PM

It's been a minute, so allow me to reintroduce myself. I'm Zach. I've been told when I ride, it sounds like the mountain is crumbling, and when I crash it sounds like a tree falling. For the past decade I've been racing DH, and that's been the all-consuming ... more »

Reply to Shock Thrust Bearing 7/17/2015 9:18 AM

I haven't ordered anything just yet (wasn't going to be here in time for the Windham test event, so figured I'd save some money for now). Went with this size/spacing so I could run the bearings on both ends of the shock, and I had to account for the

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Reply to Shock Thrust Bearing 7/14/2015 2:28 PM

Cheers - after some reading, I figured out how to size the stuff I need from McMaster.

Reply to FoXXer? 5/4/2015 7:01 PM

This is one of the more interesting bike hacks posted up in a while. It would be cool to see a side-by-side of Charge/FIT (Float)/Ohlins in a 40 chassis. Keep us posted on results/thoughts, this is worth hearing more about.

Reply to FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 4/21/2015 7:58 AM

Spot test: can a dude on a dirtbike casually follow you through the set? If answered, "yes", your spot is legit. FEST this year is going to be gnarly...

Reply to Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/9/2015 3:04 PM

I guess everyone is pretty excited for the WC season to

Reply to Hydration Packs 4/8/2015 11:32 AM

10-4, thanks Spomer!

Reply to Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/7/2015 9:31 PM

Look for some serious surprises in the first round. Rat is back, Eliot can breathe, Loic is smiling, the Trek lads are fit as, and the CRC boys are feeling it. I'm interested to see Troy on this track, as well as some of the "under the radar" guys. This ... more »

Reply to Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 3/5/2015 3:04 AM

I think this just proves that "parking lot tricks" are worth practicing, no matter how dumb you look while doing so.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/16/2015 9:17 PM

Agreed. I really wanted to see something big and badass. It is a little underwhelming, but wicked cool nonetheless - could have just been so much louder. Though, I understand that for the first time around it might have been a conscious decision in order ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/16/2015 3:45 PM

Thomas (new Sunn rider) just liked some of my Instagram photos right as I was reading that press release. #Illuminati Unrelated, I think Jerseygate has been beaten into the ground at this point gang - bigger fish to fry: Look, RRP has a cool female rider! ... more »

Reply to New Carbon Iron Horse Sunday Front Triangle 2/11/2015 7:23 PM

Cool idea. Geo/price? If it's updated geo, that's cool. But this still seems to be a little late (2-years old or now, either way). Any further info? Just curious to know more.

Reply to Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 3:16 PM

I've gone the old school route a la Tinker Juarez and started riding with a backpack full of rocks. I think it's really helped me hone my packanimal skills, and I have learned a lot about bike maintenance and the varying ways a rock can fix and unfix ... more »

Reply to Do you think a World Cup DH career debut like Gwin's is possible anymore? 12/30/2014 4:13 PM

While skill will get you in the gate, mindset gets you down the track. Gwin changed the game with his headspace. His skills are exceptional, and his abilities went unmatched for two season, but it had less to do with physical prowess than it did with ... more »

Reply to Calling All Kiwis! 11/14/2014 7:00 PM

Aye Fab, check your PM's!