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Reply to 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?

Reply to 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 »

Reply to Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 7/2/2017 1:19 PM

Love this stuff!

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to EWS 5/16/2017 4:12 PM

It's because we ride bikes, not people! Okay, in all seriousness, I think there are two reasons why there is not much talk about people in mountain biking, and especially with regard to the EWS. First, I think that there is a higher percentage of tech ... more »

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 2/21/2017 1:57 PM

Thanks for the responses, Large it is.

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 2/20/2017 10:17 AM

Hey YT, I'm between sizes on the Tues, at 6 ft. I'm looking for a bike with a good balance between ploughing and playing. What size would be best for me, the medium or the large?

Reply to Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/28/2016 12:19 PM

I'm sure that Evil also mentioned how the only two models of DH bike they made were plagued with quality control issues. So much so that Evil as a company actually died, then nearly died again. I think the lack of income Evil had from DH bikes has less ... more »

Reply to Time to Say Goodbye to USAC? 7/16/2016 3:11 PM

Is USAC responsible for ensuring an acceptable level of safety for both event participants and spectators? And is this responsibility expressed in the agreement that racers sign when they purchase a licence?

Reply to Which Bike Do You Regret Selling? 7/8/2016 4:56 PM

I regret selling my 2009 Commencal Furious VIP. I had that bike so dialed, and I have ever yet to get my current ride to feel as confidence inspiring.

Reply to What Bike Feature is Most Important to You? 7/1/2016 12:26 PM

I obsess over the geometry of the bikes I dream of owning, but then reality reminds me that I don't have much of a clue on what the "best" geometry for me is. I have some general numbers that I pretend to myself are a good fit for me, but I have yet ... more »

Reply to That Time My Bike Flew Off The Car Rack... 6/15/2016 4:16 PM

I had the tailgate of my truck pop open while driving down a dirt road. It dumped all four bikes onto the road. Luckily, nothing was damaged on any of the bikes. But man, I felt sick while watching the bikes tumble.

Reply to Radio Use in WC DH? Legal? 6/12/2016 8:37 PM

I don't think that knowing if you are up or down at the splits would be helpful at all. Let's say you are a racer who is on a team that will radio riders with their split times mid run. Right out of the gate you are giving 100% of your skill and speed ... more »

Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/8/2016 2:56 PM

Expand the Crankworx world tour to 7 stops! Those guys could do far better for mountain biking as a whole than the UCI.

Reply to What do you want to see from an MTB edit? 3/7/2016 1:42 PM

I don't know a whole lot about filming and editing techniques. I have no idea what some of you mean by "old school skate videos." What I do know is that if it takes more than 20 seconds to get to riding, I'm very likely to stop watching the video. Please, ... more »

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 3/1/2016 9:54 PM

Thanks for the info, YT. I'm sure Brakes that can stop Zina will have no problem stopping me.

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 3/1/2016 1:46 PM

Hey YT, In your experience, are the Guide RSC brakes speced on the Tues CF Pro really powerful enough for DH? I've seen many other companies doing the same thing, but I am still skeptical that they can compete with Shimano Saint, Shimano Zee, Hope Tech ... more »

Reply to How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 3:10 PM

I drive for 30-40 minutes to get to the trails. I used to just go a few blocks to ride, but since moving I am farther away than I like to be from any trails. Sigh...Hopefully I can change that in a few years!

Reply to Let's Build the Most Expensive DH Bike Ever 1/12/2016 1:49 PM

The Bos Void shock has an $820.00 MSRP according to Jenson USA.!k5Qssemujsbpbpp45!aQDw!/Bos-Suspensions-Void-Rear-Shock?utm_source=FRGL&utm_medium=organic&gclid=CIefsfefpcoCFROTfgodv5cJKw what else do we need?