Big Bird

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Lives in: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Member since: 02/01/11

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Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 3/20/2017 7:45 PM

They need to just put a pull shock in there and save a couple of linkages. Rock Shox was gonna go full bore pull shock before the whole Enduro craze came up. I drew up a really nice frame design before they ended up canning plans. It's waiting. C'mon ... more »

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 3/20/2017 7:41 PM

Just No. I think that's for a different website.

Reply to Suspension Help 3/14/2017 7:25 AM

A different feel on the bike. More on it, less in it.

Reply to Suspension Help 3/13/2017 7:42 PM

Any more travel that you add to your bike is going to raise your bottom bracket hight. Offset shock bushings can help a bit, but only so far.

Reply to 27.5 or 29er for baby seat 2/27/2017 7:46 PM

If we're talking 27.5 vs. 29 like the subject says, then a 29 inch wheeled bike should smooth out the ride by a bit for the little one. Well done in starting her young! If we're talking a plus sized 27.5 tire (27.5+) then the young-un should also have ... more »

Reply to 2005 santa cruz bullit vs. 2006 Jamis Diablo 2/21/2017 7:49 AM

I'd go with the Bullit. That nice simple single pivot has just two easy to replace sealed bearings. Who knows if you'd be able to source parts for the Jamis if its worn out.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/20/2017 7:44 PM

Nice find! By "Ream rumors." they could well mean Remmy rumors.

Reply to Best dirt jumper stem? 2/20/2017 7:42 PM

I could check my collection. I'm not sure if its on a bike right now but I have an S@M Redneck that I heavily machined out (Lightened.) and bored out to 25.4. We'll see.

Reply to YT USA Support & Info 2/20/2017 7:38 PM

I say Large frame, playfully short stem. But I'm just some tall guy.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/16/2017 8:26 AM

So kind of like a Scott but with a high pivot?

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 2/15/2017 8:05 PM

A more rising rate. Curious about the wheel size.

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 1/30/2017 7:40 PM

Norco is the Schwin of Canada. They have as much money as they want to throw at a team.

Reply to Apple widget. 1/30/2017 7:24 PM

I don't really know how to do a screenshot. But I was looking at Vital on my phone and a little screen came up at the bottom saying Get the Vital Widget on your home screen! So I clicked on it and definitely got a Widget that says Vital MTB... under ... more »

Reply to University DH Race Series? 1/29/2017 6:30 PM

Yes. It's financed by the schools just like any other sport. Except that the bikes might need to be supplied by the athletes. I'd volunteer to build a bike or two for local use.

Reply to University DH Race Series? 1/29/2017 9:41 AM

Here in the US we have both university level teams and competitions as well as teams at the High School level.

Reply to 2020 Worlds to Leogang 1/28/2017 7:27 PM

Well and quite neutrally said. Speak truth.

New thread Apple widget. 1/28/2017 10:10 AM

I got the new apple widget when it was suggested on my phone. But when I press it, it takes me to Vice.com, not Vital.com. I like Vice and all, but not in my Vital. Strange.

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Reply to Help build a new clothing line - Singletrack Supply Co 1/26/2017 7:55 PM

Perhaps with the no chamois trend going on, do Merino wool shorts too?

Reply to Help build a new clothing line - Singletrack Supply Co 1/26/2017 7:53 PM

Good, cheapish, slightly baggy Merino Wool jerseys like Swobo. In tall sizes. No neon, I've lived through it once. The suffering is twice as bad this time.

Reply to The Internet Was Wrong: Short Chainstays Suck* 1/26/2017 7:45 PM

Nice frame dude! I'd ride that. I'm still stuck in the short mind set. My home made DH frame uses a Santa Cruz Bullit swingarm and gets 9 1/2" of travel with 16 3/8 chain stays. I rode it for the first time in a long time and I still love it.