Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/24/2020 10:57 AM

This is true. Just the other day I went to ride my bike with dual 650b wheels. As I reached for the bike it suddenly whipped me in the face, told me that it was "too old for this sh!*" then told me to get off the lawn. I went back inside feeling hurt, ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Yakima Acquires Road Shower, the Rooftop Water Tank System 12/6/2019 9:07 AM

Yeah, but it's protecting rare and precious cargo. It's not like water falls out of the sky.

Liked a comment on the item Trout 9 RDO 12/4/2019 7:27 PM

Thanks and yes it is!

Added a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 9:55 AM

I just didn't watch it. I wasn't going to pay for an event experience that would be essentially the same as previous ones that I've enjoyed for free, and I certainly wasn't going to pay money for the lesser experience National B**lsh*ting Company was selling.

Hopefully sometime in the future World Champs DH will be held close enough to me (Western USA) that I can afford to go. I'll gladly pay money to be there in person.

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Added reply in a thread Why are so many "MTBers" A*holes when new things happen? 11/10/2019 10:23 AM

A*hole mountain bikers certainly make the sport less enjoyable. And similarly to dirtyberd, I have somewhat distanced myself from the community. There are even times where I have considered selling all my bikes and gear. That said, I stay for three reasons. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 2:11 PM

Your article was enlightening. I have been struggling to understand the antipathy towards e-bikes and I think you've highlighted it - culture. There would appear to be a feeling that e-bikes don't fit an idealized notion of mountain bike culture and might bring people to the trails who aren't like “us" - who...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/20/2019 3:20 PM

From what I've seen, there are less women racing at the world cup level because there are less women racing at the local level. I participated in a race that was called the "Trail Bike Downhill." Think of it as a one stage enduro, before the EWS existed. ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/12/2019 9:27 AM

Shops can, and frankly already should, be informing customers about trail etiquette. As for the industry donating 1%, read BetteRide.net's post above.

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/12/2019 7:02 AM

And bonus, the more we mountain bikers contribute funds to land managers, the more likely they will be to listen to our concerns, making not only better trails, but opening more access (maybe some wilderness?) I mean who would you rather appease, the ... more »

Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/12/2019 6:56 AM

There is a funding solution to get more money to land managers with an increase in use. In the US, there is an "excise tax" paid by manufactures of certain kinds of hunting equipment and fishing tackle. It is a percentage of the sales price. The funds ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Race Only Springs Launches Progressive Coil Shock Springs 7/9/2019 3:12 PM

Ah fair enough. I have similar issues with declaring all the world cups I've won

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/25/2019 4:37 PM

Umm, you guys think RR got of easy because he is a big name on a big team and is from the US? How big a name does he have? Well I asked my co-workers if they knew who Richie Rude is, to which I got silence. I asked if they know who Jared Graves is, and ... more »

Added a comment to Emilio's bike check 6/25/2019 4:36 AM

Galfer floating disc. https://galferusa.com/products/bike
Scroll down a bit to see it.

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Added reply in a thread Budget downhill bike? 5/31/2019 7:38 PM

Try pinkbike.com. While I much prefer vitalmtb for content and community, I believe pinkbike has the best bike classifieds on the web. Just be sure to get help from an adult who is experienced with buying from online classifieds to avoid scammers or ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freeride Yeti 303? 5/22/2019 3:18 PM

Good for x-ups, or good in general? The handlebar width has a huge impact on if you can do x-ups or not. Too wide and you end up hitting you knee or front of the saddle. A longer bike can have a wider bar while still doing x-ups. And a longer bike might ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freeride Yeti 303? 5/19/2019 5:23 PM

It might be okay, but the closest Bos service center to the US is in Mexico, so you will have to do pretty much all service and repair work on those yourself. If you really want to do X-ups, then get a single crown, but don't rule out forks like a 180mm ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freeride Yeti 303? 5/19/2019 10:17 AM

I just looked up the Axle to Crown lengths for the Boxxer and Totem, I didn't find numbers for 2007, but found them for 2008 and I don't think either fork changed between those years. The Totem is 3mm shorter than the boxxer, so there won't be much of ... more »

Added reply in a thread Freeride Yeti 303? 5/18/2019 6:33 PM

What geometry adjustments do you want to make?

Added reply in a thread 2019 Elite Racer Social Media Stalkings 4/11/2019 6:43 AM

They have one, her name is Kathy Sessler. To the best of my knowledge, she is the only woman who manages a WC DH team, meaning the Syndicate is way ahead of the curve.