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Reply to Fender bender freakout 10/7/2010 9:47 AM

watch this... the girl just brushes it off 'it's OK, I was a sloth'... I think I love canadian women...

Reply to Fender bender freakout 10/7/2010 9:45 AM

Yeah the rider in this was way too apologetic... you hit her, but she slammed on the brakes in the middle of the trail with riders behind her... what did she think was going to happen? "...going a hundred miles an hour..." HA

Reply to Personal Airbags for DH 8/24/2010 5:24 PM

I don't know about all of you, but I tend not to rag-doll when I have a get-off... I like to be able to spot my landing and guide my fall... depends on speed tho, I guess my high-speed crashes are more about just hoping there's nothing sharp or cliff-like ... more »

Reply to No cameras allowed on race run @ Sol Vista MTB nationals 7/21/2010 9:17 AM

video producers have their own aesthetic reasons for disliking the helmet cams, and for them there are plenty of other riders who don't use cameras... none of the Pros wear them anyway. The idea that wearing a camera will make someone ride dangerously ... more »

Reply to cheap rear 8 speed hud 7/17/2010 7:19 AM

I like Hope Pro II hubs, they are hella noisy but nice. ~200 12x135, just get a 12-10mm conversion axle.

Reply to History Lesson: Cap D Ail 5/20/2010 4:29 PM

haha, Grundig! It does look incredibly awkward riding those tall skinny short travel bikes, but I guess for comparison all you have to do is watch a current XC race. Downhill has changed for the better!

Reply to Minnaar's Carbon Team Nomad Stolen 5/20/2010 7:32 AM

It's obviously not anyone involved with the bike community... stealing these one-off factory bikes has got to be the dumbest move ever, so it stands to reason that whoever took it had no idea it was unique and just thought "dang, sweet bike"... if they're ... more »

Reply to Fabien Barel breaks femur, sustains head injury 5/19/2010 8:28 AM update on Mondraker's website...

Reply to Sam Hill's new Demo 5/13/2010 6:53 PM

Enough with the carbon... it's black, but there are welds visible on both the rear swingarm and front triangle. Alu, thru and thru. It's the same bike as ever, even if the geo is tweaked. meh.

Reply to 25 random/cool bikes 5/7/2010 8:44 AM

I want one.

Reply to 25 random/cool bikes 5/6/2010 2:50 PM

This is this year's winning "moonbuggy" entry from a German school. The comp is put on by NASA every year to get engineering students to design a light weight and mobile vehicle powered by two 'pilots'. Some designs feature four wheel drive ... more »
Reply to Hand Brake 4/9/2010 8:38 AM

Gnarly. just.... damn. GNARLY.

Reply to New Nichelino Brumotti Vid 4/1/2010 2:03 PM

I know the magura is light, but not exactly designed for this... I'm not surprised it snapped. "Crikki-Crokki" That guy has a death wish riding those sea-cliff rails, I'd want a belay!

Reply to School project. need help! 3/30/2010 11:13 AM

RE: Education: Sure, any highschooler can learn to wrench on a bike... or kindergartner for that matter... Do you need a PhD in fluid physics or material science engineering to work at a bike shop? Nope, but think about the people actually designing ... more »

Reply to Tony Kornheiser thinks you should be run over 3/27/2010 4:32 PM

Fair enough... I stopped listening after the first time he said "Run 'em down!"

Reply to Tony Kornheiser thinks you should be run over 3/27/2010 10:22 AM

Who cares if he said he's sorry!? Him saying he's sorry was an afterthough most likely brought on by fears of being sued or fired for inciting vehicular assault. I'm guessing his kids (if he has any) don't ride bikes... otherwise he would never have ... more »

Reply to The Next IT-Color. 3/14/2010 4:09 PM

Splash Ano... reminds me of mid 90's components from Kooka, etc

Reply to cant handle the snow!! 3/10/2010 7:59 AM

Boulder dirt-jumps are mostly dry and people have been outside digging while things were soft... spots should be good.

Reply to Short Films for Boulder BMA Film Festival 3/3/2010 9:22 AM

A follow-up to the previous post: Film submissions are due April 1st, 2010. Email for questions or submissions. Submissions will be accepted digitally or by DVD (Zone1, NTSC). The best format is in an AVI, MPEG, or QT (MOV) file, ... more »

Reply to What's in your ears? 2/28/2010 12:55 PM

I don't usually use headphones when I'm trail-riding or downhilling (too much distraction, want to hear the tires and mech noise) but I definitely listen when riding or digging DJ's. For digging it's a must. I'm hooked on the Love Grenades, I like some ... more »