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Roots_rider

Lives in: Jackson, WY USA

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New thread Actofive’s newest bike 9/19/2020 9:49 PM

This needs to shared, surprised it hasn’t been posted on Vital yet. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPiILEHANt/?igshid=110rpys8g7s6k

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Reply to Best and Worst World Cup DH Tracks? 4/6/2020 11:18 AM

Best - easily Andorra for me. Worst - Leogang probably

Reply to Best front AND rear tire 3/29/2020 10:37 PM

How long did the tire sit in a warehouse though? Think it was Troy’s mechanic who was checking tires out of the package, to see if they had hardened. For same tires. I’ve run magic Mary’s, and generally liked them. I’ve run convicts front and rear for ... more »

Reply to Former Trek Executive's Open Letter to Bike Industry About E-Bikes 2/7/2020 12:42 PM

An eMTB may not do as much damage per compared mile, but more per compared time. Say you have a 1hr long lunch to go for a ride. On your normal ride on a normal bike, you’d do one loop. Now on the eMTB would you be able to fit two laps in during that ... more »

Reply to Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 8:05 PM

This....I can’t really answer the pole to either side. Lately I feel like I’ve been bumping pressures up and -1 spacer while mainly removing some lsc, hsc has only been backed off a very slight amount. if I go too far out with the hsc I still feel the ... more »

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 7/8/2019 1:28 PM

Not saying he is or isn’t out. But, to say he was on a “winning pace” is a bit gratuitous...I mean, yeah he managed to ride really well for that first 10-15 seconds of a 4:40 minute race.

Reply to Tires and inserts 6/26/2019 8:46 PM

Dh bike on Dt Swiss ex511’s Huck up front with wtb tough, Cush (with some material removed) in back with a vee rumba I’m playing with in gravity core. Normally wtb tough though. Usually 25-27psi up front, and 27-30 in the rear. I’m 155lbs rider weight ... more »

Reply to Would You Pay to Watch More World Cup DH on Red Bull TV? 6/2/2019 7:58 AM

This. Not paying to wake up at 4:30-5am. Especially for Red Bull media. More races a year, more in the America’s, and a more stable platform to watch it on than red bull media player (which has gotten better, but still sucks in reality). All of that, ... more »

Reply to Discussion: Sped up and manipulated MTB footage 5/28/2019 9:01 AM

Obviously speeding up footage is lame as shit, and is someone giving in 100% to ego. Regarding your comment about camera frame rate and editing timeline, I do feel like I’ve seen a lot of edits done over the years by less professional riders/editors ... more »

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 5/21/2019 8:23 AM

Same, e*13 is fine going under the bus, they’ve not been the king of quality over the last few years, or ever....Hall on the other hand has built a reputation as a wrench that only does high quality work. And of course the fact that nobody cares about ... more »

Reply to World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 4/27/2019 8:53 AM

Pretty sure some are labeled on the bottom as water, only for athletes at large events. At other events I’ve been to, I’ve seen redbull get dumped out and replaced with water, far from cameras obviously.

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/24/2019 8:18 AM

In which case all the comments and titles of “Two Shocks” would be inaccurate. Technically still only one shock “ie shock absorber” and a spring. Our common thought of what a Mtb shock is, has just been broken into two separate parts. They could add ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/23/2019 6:45 PM

Looks like a couple varieties of air shock being played with also. Curious to see where this goes. Wonder if there’s any damping going on in the upper “shock?” as well or if it’s purely spring. Can we still call it a shock if it’s not handling damping

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Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:29 PM

Cigarettes only?

Reply to UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:27 PM

Two divorced parents taking their anger out on the kids. Why the fuck are riders being punished for this?

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/25/2019 9:40 AM

Still looks to me like like a standard shock. Rocker pivots and pushes back down on it. I think his leg is hiding the upper and lower mounting points for the other shocks mounting bracket. Think they just left a standard damper with no spring on it in

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Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

Aesthetically, shock in downtube looks so much better. Possible twin damper setup is interesting, but seems so unnecessary now a days. Looking at other pics floating around, it’s hard to tell if the upper shock has a reservoir. Would make sense for the ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

*sorry, double post

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 6:23 PM

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-neko-mulallys-275--29-frankenbike.html Link to his last build on yt. He did some experimenting back in the Scott days also. He says he only noticed minor differences between the two in most situations, but had gotten ... more »

Reply to 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:15 PM

Shhh, don’t tell Neko Mulally. He seems to like the combo in certain situations. Mainly steeps over the back wheel.