Big Bird

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Lives in: Santa Cruz, CA USA

Member since: 02/01/11

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Reply to Do tire inserts mean it's time to rethink tire design? 11/20/2017 7:19 PM

@JLBThreee I like your idea. How about using current rim and tire tech, But develop a liquid that could be introduced at pressure through a tubeless valve stem that would foam up to fill the tire. The feel of the tire, like we currently adjust air pressure ... more »

Reply to New question - weird frame spots on new Specialized... 11/19/2017 9:11 PM

A few of the Spec color ways are designed to change with exposure to the sun, or possibly in your case, UV light. They go all tie die or something. They come with a sticker on the frame that says so. Perhaps yours got taken off?

Reply to George Brannigan Bike & Wheel Flex Testing 11/18/2017 7:53 AM

He might have brought it back. I USED to do that on purpose at the dirt jumps. Get all nose down whipped, land on the front wheel at the top of the landing, let gravity accelerate your front wheel down the landing thus straightening out the bike before ... more »

Reply to Powder coat or paint 10/24/2017 7:37 AM

I've never heard of someone doing their own powder coating, or even the prep. You just pick your company, take them the frame, point out the key areas you want masked and then go back a few days later to pick it up. They'll do all the sand blasting and ... more »

Reply to 2018 Racing Rumors 10/20/2017 8:45 AM

I'm gutted. Jones was Dirt. I hope he's leaving to start a bike company!

Reply to 180mm Bike Face-off! 10/17/2017 9:25 PM

Nice one. They were one of the first "Mini DH" bikes.

Reply to Do Clipless Pedals Need a New Name? 10/17/2017 8:11 AM

Meat grinders! I once slipped a pedal gapping into a long set of stairs. Not pretty. little coils of skin everywhere.On the toe strap note... Back in the toe strap days, I used to ride in my soccer cleats that had semi soft, molded cleats. They would ... more »

Reply to Quarq Shockwiz... 10/17/2017 8:06 AM

We rent them/it out at Art's in San Luis Obisbo. That doesn't do you so much good over in Spain, but at least it lets you know that Butters is right. Happy tuning!

Reply to 2017 Rampage Bikes 10/13/2017 8:25 PM

Nice R-Dog! Gonna ride that Yamaha yellow ride? Sweet.

Reply to Cardigo has unlocked a bike's full potential! ;) 10/5/2017 8:05 PM

If theres gonna be a DH version, how does it handle the big drops. It needs two parallel plungers to handle a pot hole, let alone a bomb hole.

Reply to I want to build a clunker 9/22/2017 8:26 AM

Electra makes a cool, straight tubed cruiser with 29" wheels. Perhaps they have 27.5 now? My clunker is a '56 schwinn cruiser that I put an old Hannebrink inverted downhill fork on. I had to cut a 1" steer tube out of an OLD Rock Shox and fabricate a ... more »

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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