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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/19/2020 6:01 AM

Hey kids. Back to rediculous team Rumours now okay?

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 10/18/2020 6:10 AM

Early next year. There's also something else coming from Norco. Kinda surprised it hasn't been talked about it yet as it was at World Champs a few weeks ago...

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/17/2020 7:26 AM

Kona will come to play in 2021 with same team setup as they would have had for 2020. They seem pretty content with the Gravity team members they currently have.

Added reply in a thread Shimano Working on a New Saint Derailleur? 10/16/2020 4:59 PM

4 years ago. Lol

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/16/2020 3:08 PM

What if it's Not Loris that the rumblings are about, but Luca Shaw? Kade steps down from racing continues with Trek but moves into a Freerider role and what not. It's not as if him and Kaos are gonna stand on the podium in DH but you bet your ass they ... more »

Added a comment about press release Reece Wilson Absolutely Smashes Wet Scottish Trails 10/16/2020 2:53 PM
stoic_machine

God bless every F'ing part of this video.

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Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/14/2020 8:06 AM

Could be a new SUNN DH bike..... The sun is pretty bright.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/13/2020 2:27 PM

Could we see the Cannondale DH bike make a return and have Danny Hart piloting it?

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/3/2020 6:00 AM

The S _ _ _ _ isn't made of the materials shown in that photo.

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/3/2020 5:33 AM

That's the new Norco R _ _ _ _ Gonna be an absolute trail smasher oh baby!

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/29/2020 6:02 AM

I bet the new 27.5 remedy in low position with a 150mm 29er fork up front would work just fine. Run a 46mm offset apposed to the 42 or 51 and I'd say you would be ready to rock.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 4/28/2020 4:27 PM

For 2021 Trek will be releasing a longer travel Slash, she's going 160/170 and this is probably why Trek has the new Zeb fork on Florins bike as it wouldn't have surprised me to see him riding a prototype before the end of the year if we were to have ... more »

Added a comment about photo THE NEW SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE V10 Downhill Race Bikes 4/28/2020 4:15 PM
THE NEW SANTA CRUZ SYNDICATE V10 Downhill Race Bikes

was just having a conversation about this actually.
a lot of full fledged enduro bikes are headed back to 170 or 180 mm of travel, and enough are going that way that the fox 38 doesn't even come in travel lengths under 160 (I assume the same for RS ZEB ) making it pretty much a dedicated system for long travel bikes... and most certainly to meet the demands of the long travel 29ers out there.

It would be nice to see these long legged 29er frames be given the necessary tech to allow for a mullet setup... especially since the industry is definitely taking sides with 29s far more than 27.5.

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Liked a comment on the item Custom Norco Sight X Gehrig Twins EWS Race Bike 2020 4/6/2020 6:24 AM

A good way of looking at it but I don't think using a dropper would additionally tire me out so much. But I definitely only use it where it makes sense. Also you can easily lower the saddle just a bit, so...more

Added a comment about photo Custom Norco Sight X Gehrig Twins EWS Race Bike 2020 4/4/2020 2:09 PM
Custom Norco Sight X Gehrig Twins EWS Race Bike 2020

Same height as you actually.
But keep in mind these are race bikes not play bikes or any of us regular joe's bikes. Just like in WC-DH the seat is almost parallel with the bars to give the riders an okay pedaling position if tired and need a quick bum sit instead of standing pedaling all while figuring out the balance between bum sit pedal efficiency and keeping the seat out of the way while descending still.

In Enduro your legs can start to go pretty quick, so not only is this giving them something to push the inside of their legs against in flat corners when fatigued, it also allows them to sit and pedal in flatter sections to rest the legs but still be able to somewhat be efficient while pedaling and sitting.

I am not sure how many people know just how tiring adding pushing a dropper post down several hundred times would be during a race if the travel length was 170 or above your are doing a full squat each time.... next time you have a chance just try squatting your own body weight couple hundred times and then go do 2000+ meters of elevation in a day, its gonna be pretty shitty lol. Its also why still not many XC racers are running Droppers, no extra leg fatigue allowed when trying to kill one another in a flat out bike race.

In racing, everything adds up against you real quick.

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Added a comment about product review Vital Long-Term Test - 2020 Norco Sight 3/10/2020 9:19 AM
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As someone who's been on the 2020 optic for some good time now and my race partner is on the 2020 sight.... The comment in the review about shifting your weight a little forward to help with traction is a key point that should be deeply focused on when riding either bike.

Don't think about getting your weight forward by going deeper in your arm bend while still keeping your hip hing set back, don't lay down on the bike. Actually shift your body a little more forward then what you are used to and it's staggering the amount of traction these bikes keep through corners.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/28/2020 3:15 PM
stoic_machine

Bryn Atkins doesn't seem to find limitations on the optic... guy nearly went to another solar system at speed he was ripping that bike.... lol

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/7/2020 5:41 AM

Yeesh about time to put this forum thread to bed till next year hey Palmer? Last two pages have been just hot trash bickering.