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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/17/2014 12:29 PM

Alex Lupato leaving Lapierre: Press Release: After 5 years of an intense relationship full of successes, in 2015 will melt the binomial Alex Lupato / Lapierre. The need for Alex to get motivated in the international arena and different marketing objectives ... more »

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/16/2014 3:05 PM

Something is brewing in Italy - http://www.triridemtb.com/esclusivo-in-italia-si-sta-formando-un-team-di-downhill-misterioso/

Reply to Mechanic Help Norco Sight shock 12/11/2014 8:32 PM

The Cane Creek will not fit unfortunately. Unsure about the Debonair.

Reply to New fork 12/9/2014 7:56 AM

Your fork has nothing to do with your suspension (leverage) ratio. Your rear shock does, however. Make sure you purchase something that has the same eye to eye and stroke measurements.

Reply to New fork 12/8/2014 9:52 PM

Yes, you can throw a 200m dual crown on there no problem. It'll raise the bottom bracket a bit and slacken the head angle by about a degree compared to the 180mm single crown it comes stock with. http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-Prototype-Specialized-Enduro-EVO-27-5,7436/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-Prototype-Specialized-Enduro-EVO-27-5,74293/sspomer,2

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/27/2014 7:58 PM

Here's some more insight into Danny's switch for you guys from Mondraker: "And about Danny Hart racing for MS-Mondraker ... amazing, right?? One really cool story is what we experienced when we met Danny Hart for some days, the week after the Worlds ... more »

Reply to Post Office Jumps to Finally Close, February 2015 11/25/2014 11:42 PM

This was the first video I ever made: Going to have to do my best to get back up there before February.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/25/2014 6:52 AM

A few more words from Jill on her blog: "It’s a bit of a different kind of year for us with more of a domestic approach, but Bryn and I are looking forward to projects with sponsors, picking and choosing our events, and having some time to be creative.

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Reply to Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 11/24/2014 9:00 AM

That's not an SB8c, despite Bike Rumor's claims. From Jared: "Woah woah woah, easy there internets... It's an SB6c with 40's. That really escalated quickly. Sorry if this comes as a disappointment, but I can assure you all it isn't a disappointment to

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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/24/2014 8:00 AM

Here's another expanding drivetrain prototype, though this one doesn't look very refined nor like it'd play well with suspension designs.

Reply to Videos : Lonestar Granite Enduro Stages 11/20/2014 8:47 AM

Nice man! Looks like a good time. Digging the trail/stage names. Good heckling too!

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/20/2014 8:46 AM

Big announcement from Norco coming soon: http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Norco-Teases-2015-Factory-Racing-Team,27461/bturman,109 Pretty sure we saw a gloveless rider in there...

Reply to Riding Giant's 2015 Reign 2 (By Go-Ride) 11/19/2014 1:58 PM

Good stuff, boys! Always rad to hear about how the performance of the super fancy carbon version translates to the most affordable model, especially with material and suspension changes. If anyone is looking for full specs/geo on the Reign 2, you can catch them in the Vital Product Guide.

Reply to Neck Brace Survey 11/18/2014 5:02 PM

Done as well. Interested to see what you come up with. Keep us posted!

Reply to Can you handle 60 Miles? 11/16/2014 1:55 PM

60 miles is a solid day, especially if it's on singletrack. Good luck Alex!

Reply to BMX discovers the shore. 11/16/2014 1:53 PM

So good! Texas Toast looks like an awesome event.

Reply to Aluminum Versus Carbon MTB Wheels 11/15/2014 2:51 PM

We actually just had our first chance to ride the Ibis/Derby wheels on Friday. They're interesting. It rained the day before so traction was pretty awesome to begin with, save a few slippery corners. There aren't many rocks where we rode, but lots of ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/12/2014 4:55 PM

While we're on the theme, here's a pump that's integrated into a seatpost. Years ago I thought about integrating a retractable lock into a seatpost. Should've made it happen. Patent # US20140308144 by Dahon Technologies:

Abstract: A manually ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/12/2014 4:44 PM

Here's a funny one. A tripod for your seat! Patent # US20140312663 by Kent Von Letkemann.

Abstract: A seating device using a bicycle seat post as one leg of a tripod seat base, employs a clamp member attaching to the seat post and receiving ... more »

Reply to Night Riding, testing 1500 vs 3000 lumens, with video!!! 11/12/2014 10:00 AM

Curious, was your camera set to the same exposure settings in both videos? Or was it on an auto mode? The first would be best for a true comparison. You make an interesting argument, but it left me wondering why don't you ride with a crummy flashlight ... more »