Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/20/2017 7:16 PM

I don't think there is such a thing as an "only measurement that actually matters" in bike geometry. As for the BB to Steer length, it also can't give you the Reach/Stack ratio. Lets say you have a 440mm reach with a 610mm stack, the BB-Steer would be ... more »

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 11/18/2017 9:51 AM

I have an unproven theory that the proper reach for a person on a given category and style of bike can be found by an arm measurement and some math. This theory is based loosely on snowboard sizing, where you Measure to a certain points on your body ... more »

Added reply in a thread POLL: Do You Also Use Your MTB To Get Around? 11/12/2017 7:03 AM

I use my bike to commute on occasion, when my destination is within ten miles, I have the time and I feel like braving the crazy unaware local drivers. I used to commute on my 2009 Commencal Furious VIP every day to work, but I stopped after moving to ... more »

Added reply in a thread Cardigo has unlocked a bike's full potential! ;) 10/5/2017 10:31 AM

Next they need to develop a wheel that changes between 24 and 29, you know, to go with the on the fly geometry adjustment. #itsthebikenottherider.

Started new thread Cardigo has unlocked a bike's full potential! ;) 10/4/2017 12:42 PM

Cardigo, the inventors of nothing you have ever heard of, have unlocked the full potential of the bicycle. Check out this video for the most seriously impressive bike you eva seen, lol! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=SuqZdN5jsZI ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 6:34 PM

Wow, 4 US ladies in the top ten, great job! Bummer that Jill was the only one selected. I thought that they sent the top 5 finishers from Nat. Champs in all classes. Oh well, like you said sspomer, Jill is the only lady in the US who could be competitive ... more »

Added reply in a thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 5:55 PM

Best of luck to the Jr. Ladies representing us! But is there a reason the US Elite Ladies are missing?

Started new thread Where are the US Elite DH Women? 9/9/2017 1:49 PM

Looking at the timed training results for the elite DH women, I can't see any ladies from the USA. So, where are they?

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Added a comment about feature Sam Blenkinsop's World Champs Norco Prototype 9/6/2017 12:52 PM
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I don't think so, the compression dial looks like the boxxer charger damper dial instead of the motion control damper found in the RC, so the fork is probably the Boxxer Team.

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Added a comment about photo Olaf the Viking Gets Into Mountain Biking 9/5/2017 3:42 PM
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The Melon Stag helmet: designed to mimic a cat's whiskers, now you can know if your bike will fit between those trees! Warning: may cause spontaneous fights with jealous bucks during the rut.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Garbanzo DH 8/16/2017 11:55 AM

we (the internet lurkers) are sure it is a prototype
or at least an unreleased frame
the frame link from the on-the-market polygon enduro is on the toptube
the frame link from the on-the-market marin is on the downtube but that brace has a window
this frame has the link at the downtube but no window

so: yes
pretty sure it...more

Added reply in a thread Changing the race format? 7/10/2017 8:17 PM

In a way, we already have a two run format, qualifying and finals. I also don't think there should be any rule changes to help reduce the chance of a mechanical failure ruining a race run. All forms of sport that require equipment (as far as I am aware) ... more »

Added reply in a thread Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 7/2/2017 1:19 PM

Love this stuff!

Added a comment about press release Vital is Hiring: Data Entry Clerks 6/15/2017 6:17 PM
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Added reply in a thread What suspension design is my bike? 6/12/2017 12:10 AM

Check out this suspension kinematic analysis of the Genius 650b. Looks like you have a regressive to linear or falling to linear leverage ratio curve, so not a great match for a coil shock. You might get it to work if you get a high enough spring rate ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Leogang World Cup Track on a Hardtail | Phil Atwill 6/11/2017 9:28 AM

He would have a better point if he didn't end up with a time similar to the jr. women. You can ride ANY wc dh track on a hardtail, the question is how fast...

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

Track looks fine. They knew Leogang was on the schedule since last year- maybe instead of complaining the riders should practice pedaling hard?

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

exactly my thoughts on complaints and removals

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/10/2017 11:08 AM

Last year the riders complained about the man-made rock gardens, saying they were too easy in the dry, and pretty much a gamble in the wet. Well, it looks like the organisers listened to them and removed the rock gardens.
Careful what you wish for...
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Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 10:54 AM

I love this thread, gives me so much to think about and process. Many good points on both sides. That being said, one thing I haven't seen mentioned is the impact 29er DH bikes could have on DH bikes available to the public. I've seen multiple comments ... more »