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Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/12/2017 3:16 PM

Not sure why my photo didn't work in my post above, but here it is again.

Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/12/2017 3:13 PM

I saw this bike at the Mountain States Cup race at Angel Fire in 2007. I don't know the guy, but we were parked next to each other and he asked to borrow a tool and we got to talking. Naturally I had some questions about the bike, how it rode and so ... more »

Reply to Which bike do you regret buying? 7/19/2016 8:27 PM

2016 Banshee Spitfire. Bought as a frame not complete, it was crooked out of the box (both the shock mount and the rear triangle). Banshee refused to do anything about it. Regarding the crooked shock mount, Banshee said the side loading to the shock ... more »

Reply to Wrenches / Shop Employees, What's Your Biggest Pet Peeve? 4/30/2016 6:20 PM

Forget dirty/muddy bikes, how about bikes covered in cow shit? I've had this happen multiple times. (customer) "Why did the tune up cost more this time?" (me) "It was an extra $15 for the bike wash". "But I didn't ask to have it washed". "Yeah well, ... more »

Reply to Videos That Make You Want a Fat Bike 3/9/2016 11:32 PM

Adam Craig, in disguise, racing everything at Sea Otter on a $200 Mongoose fatbike from Walmart. https://youtu.be/Dq0-drRmvNM

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 11/9/2014 5:58 PM

Hello, I have watched, and re-watched the video many times. At least 20 times, often stopping at starting it quickly trying to figure out what I was supposedly missing. I finally got it figured out and see what you mean. I also figured out why you are ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild Mountain Bike Inventions 11/8/2014 9:05 PM

Both this one and the other one you are thinking of use the same concept of moving part of a segmented chainring into the chainline in order to switch gears, same as the Browning. Actually Browning had a 2 speed BMX unit on the market 30 years ago. One

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Reply to Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/15/2014 9:21 PM

Round 1: Australia or New Zealand? Round 2: Japan? break (3 or 4 weeks) Round 3: Europe? Round 4: Europe? Round 5: Europe? break (3 or 4 weeks) Round 6: Colombia? Round 7: Brazil? (one week break to hang out at the beach and rest, or go to....hell I ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/19/2014 2:55 PM

Only Gwin and Kintner? Overlooking Neko Mullaly and Luca Shaw maybe?

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 7:21 PM

Luca Shaw.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 2:21 PM

Everyone seems to automatically assume these are meant to represent only the elite men. Perhaps consider that these rumors might include females or even juniors? For instance, the "stitched guy" looks a bit like a rag doll to me. Emmeline Ragot maybe? ... more »

Reply to List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/29/2014 2:46 PM

1987 Raleigh Grand Teton (Gotta start somewhere). 1989 Specialized Rockhopper (Still have as grocery getter). 1992 Bridgestone MB-3 (Unfinished project). 1994 Specialized M2-FS (First bike w/suspension fork. Broke frame riding the DH race course at Big

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Reply to Dents/Scratches on Stanchions 6/28/2014 1:24 PM

What everybody else was already said, however if there are any rough edges I prefer using an ignition file to fine grit sandpaper. Makes it easier to more precise, plus they are super cheap and a handy addition to your tool box. ignition file

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/23/2014 6:09 PM

@Euskafreez, The way I wrote that was meant to be facetious. According to Google that translates to facétieux. I hope that is correct. Being serious, I agree. Nico Vouillouz is the best ever men's downhiller in my opinion. Clearly no one beats Nico's ... more »

Reply to Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/23/2014 3:45 PM

We all know Nico's numbers. Three Junior & Seven senior/elite World Championships, Five World Cup overalls and Sixteen individual World Cup round wins. But since you can't really go on numbers alone (you know different times, different tracks, different ... more »

Reply to Do You Really Need Gloves? 11/26/2013 4:45 AM

Raced Bmx for years, hated wearing gloves. That is until that one time I pulled up for a jump and my hand slipped off the grip. Got broken ribs. Don't hate gloves anymore.