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Reply to UCI grant Discovery WC rights from 2023 to 2030 2/21/2022 9:32 AM

There are ads during peacock's live broadcast of the supercross races too. However, they only air commercials between heat races, last change qualifiers and 250/450 main events, not during actual racing. Sure, they could be interviewing people or do ... more »

Reply to No Vaccine, No Lourdes World Cup for Racers? 1/21/2022 3:45 PM

Whoa there, let some of us answer your question first.... No, this thread hasn't changed my mind. Mind bomb.

Reply to Can we get battery-less electronic components on bikes? 1/16/2022 8:31 AM

In the angling world, Shimano has what they call "DC" braking for baitcaster reels. It's basically a tiny magnetic power generator that also uses the magnets to to activate braking during a cast (to control line speed.) You can watch a short youtube ... more »

Reply to MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 1/12/2022 4:50 PM

How does one in the US get anything from Chikadeehill?

Reply to How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/14/2021 4:27 PM

Visionary marketing does lead the market because visionary marketers understand the true needs of the market. They see an unspoken and unfilled or unsatisfactorily filled demand in the market. Back in Henry Ford's day, I bet most people didn't even say ... more »

Reply to How to make the industry more sustainable? 11/14/2021 9:48 AM

No industry in the world makes a change before the market has a demand for that change. If a large enough piece of the market wants bikes that are durable, user-friendly and easily repaired then some company in the industry will do it. If a bike like ... more »

Reply to 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/18/2021 5:57 PM

I wonder if there are so few rumors due to most teams deciding the re-sign their current racers. Perhaps with how crazy the supply chains have been, they don't want any more "uncertainty" by signing new racers.

Reply to Farewell Mick Hannah thread! 9/18/2021 5:46 PM

Mick surely is a fan favorite, and has had an amazing career. I still remember pictures of him doing Sui-No-Handers over finish lines were my favorite part of race coverage in the 2000's. Though, I'm not sure he will do much for up and coming Aussie ... more »

Reply to Handle bar rise and stems 6/10/2021 4:45 PM

How tall is a "taller" rider?

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 3/10/2021 5:35 PM

Just Listened to the Downtime Podcast with Aaron Gwin. Very near the end he mentions new sponsors for this year. He's still on Intense, so what could he have changed up? Maybe he is back with Onza Tires or a new drive-train?

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/15/2021 4:06 PM

Yesterday, Cam Zink's Instagram story featured a KHS dh bike, could that be his new frame sponsor? Sorry, I didn't get a screenshot in time.

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/11/2021 5:39 PM

Swing and a miss for me. Whitley ran 23 Degrees. And to think math was my strong point in

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Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/11/2021 9:28 AM

Wasn't Martin Whitley's athlete management company called 21 Degrees Racing or something like that? Maybe he is the owner of this Commencal 21 team. If so, will he still be involved with the YT Mob?

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/1/2021 6:02 PM

True. I was looking at the Specialized Gravity team's Facebook page before I posted, and none of the Bruni photos I saw had a good view of his google strap. Most had his arm covering them. All the pics with a clear view of a google strap were of Finn ... more »

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/1/2021 9:54 AM

Specialized was on Fox last year for eyewear and clothing. So either the team changed to match Vali, she is going somewhere besides specialized or staying put with a new frame sponsor.

Reply to 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/23/2020 8:50 AM

Fox surely wants to promote both brands, but not as competing brands. Seems thier approach is to promote Fox for racing and Marzocchi for freeride.

Reply to 275 Downduro machine or slightly off balance mullet? 12/18/2020 3:07 PM

Well, if you worried about balance, and willing to fork out the money to get a new fork, why not just buy a coil shock that will give you the same travel as the air shock?

Reply to Knolly Suing Intense, Claiming Patent Infringement 12/15/2020 8:41 PM

As I understand it, the patent refers to the relation between the bottom bracket and where the axis of the seat tube meets the down tube, not the seat tube angle. See my illustration (red shows the angles and placing that is protected by the patent.

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Reply to Does Reach = Hip to Shoulder Length? 12/13/2020 10:15 AM

Where on the shoulders? Is it on the ends or next to you neck? Are you shrugging to any degree, trying to just relax them, or push them toward the ground (I've also heard that motion referred to as "packing.") I don't think reach is a number to focus ... more »

Reply to Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/7/2020 3:44 PM

I've read the book "Dialed" by Lee McCormack and have taken what he details there and his website https://www.llbmtb.com/ to compare bike geometry/set ups to find what bikes will fit me the best. At 6'0" (but with dimensions that make me fit bikes more like I'm 5'10",) ... more »