Big Bird


Lives in: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Member since: 02/01/11

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Reply to Does the New UCI President Really Care About MTB? 9/21/2017 6:53 PM

How about we forget the 4XWS and just have a DSWS.

Reply to 2017 World Champs Bikes 9/5/2017 8:19 PM

Crazy right? A link instead of a pivot! Genius! Or Folly! Who knows? Perhaps it adds a bit of "Back and roll over." action like a high pivot does? A more supple rear end because it can react differently to different vectors?

Reply to Toolkit that mounts on the bike 7/18/2017 7:24 AM

Stylish man. Nicely done.

Reply to Lost Newb 6/19/2017 8:12 PM

ZachOT, your story is inspiring. I love your former sport and appreciate your timely exit from it. You're doing your homework and making quality decisions. Enjoy your new bike and treat it well. By which I mean ride it hard and keep it nice. Welcome ... more »

Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/11/2017 5:08 PM

I saw no boringness. All riders on both wheel sizes went as fast and ragged as they could. One size won. Another shows yet more promise. Neither were boring.

Reply to More of these please so there is less of 5/28/2017 7:06 PM

So that's why we didn't see you out for opening day. Sad to see. I've been over a hood or two, but never like that. Heal up man. And yes, more well marked bike lanes.

Reply to Dream Rider/Course combo? 5/24/2017 8:07 AM

Andreu Lacondiguy on any WC course.

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/23/2017 8:04 AM

Bring it on.

New thread New Revel vidio. 5/11/2017 8:05 PM

I assume it will be here soon, but I just watched a video on another site that asked, Is Brandon Semenuk as good on a BMX as he is on a mountain bike. Seems that he is.

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Reply to How many riders in the 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH Top 10 will be on 29ers? 4/11/2017 7:47 PM

I think yes. We've heard enough rumors and hints and it's time. I call Minar. Plus others. Commencial, KHS, Intense, Nicholai, Trek, YT?

Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 4/7/2017 8:02 AM

Given what Peaty said in his 17 Questions, I bet the Syndicate is testing them.

Reply to XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 3/30/2017 8:08 PM

I'm just waiting for that Triple X. Yeah, I'm a freak. Perhaps I just need to make a front triangle with a 30" Down tube. That's how I measure. Screw reach and whatever. Feet to Hands. Done. Mine is currently 27" Go measure yours. Retraction! I was tripping. ... more »

Reply to LOL Loic Lands in the Pond at Rotorua 3/30/2017 8:04 PM

Down to earth, and under water even for the World Champ.

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.