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New thread 2011 BMA Film Night at the Boulder Theater 4/14/2011 11:05 AM

It's that time of year again... The Boulder Mountainbike Alliance is hosting our 4th annual Film Night Fundraiser! This year we'll be showing Pedal Driven and Life Cycles on the big screen at the historic Boulder Theater. It all goes down on April 26th

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Reply to offset shock bushings for slacker head angle 3/16/2011 8:56 AM

awesome indeed, I've been looking for a good way to run a 2.75"stroke shock on my nomad without raising the bb height, 6mm is ~0.24" so just about perfect for bumping up from 2.5 to 2.75 stroke (and 8.5 to 8.75 i2i), increasing travel from 6.5 to 7.1" ... more »

Reply to Least Appealing Bike Of All Time? 3/9/2011 10:04 AM

Brooklyn Machine Works... Race Link. The opposite end of the gearbox spectrum from Zerode (which is a dope looking bike).

Reply to Is 4X dying? 2/11/2011 11:44 AM

The new Valmont Bike Park in Boulder has slopestyle runs, dirt-jumps, and a DS track. They made a wise choice to forego the 4x track in favor of DS...

Reply to Flats On Your Trail Bike? 2/9/2011 10:22 AM

Flats on everything, including my road/city bike. Speedplay Drilliums on my Nomad, looking at going to Point1 Podiums or similar..

Reply to Home Made Bike- Swiss Edition 2/2/2011 9:44 AM

Wish they had shots of the linkage... curious about how well the suspension works, it looks like a nice compact and probably pretty stiff design...

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Reply to WOOD LIPS 1/29/2011 5:31 PM

Thanks for the numbers and pictures, super helpful... I ended up going with a 10' radius and kept it small, around 4'6" tall. The landing is mulch, piled up behind a rock wall (don't come up short!!!). It's also a little bit of a step-up so the landing ... more »

Reply to your ideal trail bike head angle? 1/26/2011 7:18 AM

66... love it. it weaves a bit on steep climbs, but is perfect when things get rough and fast

New thread WOOD LIPS 1/16/2011 1:50 PM

I now have a nice step-up mulch landing in my yard, and I need to build a decent wood lip to go with it... Does anyone have plans or just basic numbers for good wood lips, like the kind at AT showdown? ..maybe not quite that large, but any plans will ... more »

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Reply to 2011 Lapierre Bikes and Kits 1/14/2011 11:32 AM

Cam, Sam and Nico? On these bitchin' bikes? I will have my eye on Team Lapierre next year....

Reply to trail bike stem length? 12/30/2010 9:27 AM

I'm 6' and run 50mm BlkMrkt stems on all bikes. I swapped to an 80mm for about three days this summer, and just couldn't deal with it. How did I ever ride that 140mm control tech back in the day???

Reply to Fat grips or thin grips? 12/21/2010 11:31 AM

Thin. Ruffian MX waffle on my trail bike (best grip ever) and smac lo-flange grips on the DJ. I like the width of the smacs a lot.

Reply to Dear Santa... 12/18/2010 7:42 AM

I'd like a Fox 36 Talas 180.

Reply to All-Mountain Drivetrain Setup? 12/13/2010 11:58 AM

you need the gold ano backplate for this


Reply to All-Mountain Drivetrain Setup? 12/13/2010 9:43 AM

SC Nomad (Alu) w/Coil DHX5 & Float36, flat pedals, wide-ass bars and a 50mm stem. I run a 34 single up front with a truvativ chain guide, no bash. 1x9, 34:12-34 For some longer climbs or steeper sections a 32 in front would be nice, and I was interested

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Reply to new home-made gearbox bike thing 12/9/2010 9:06 AM

This design doesn't use a derailleur, hence "gearbox". The disc mount can be positioned from a simple template. I can't tell from the picture of this one if the mount is welded to the swingarm or bolted to a rail (which would allow for an adjustable ... more »

Reply to new home-made gearbox bike thing 12/8/2010 9:30 AM

any advantage or disadvantage to using a 110mm wide hub on the rear?

Reply to All-Mountain Tires? 12/6/2010 10:43 AM

The ardents are pretty good, but not quite enough on the local mountain trails... I run those on my DJ. The all mountain rig runs Maxxis DHF 2.35" and High Roller 2.35" treads, never anything else. Nevegals just don't cut it in my mind, and the WTB treads ... more »

Reply to Love Where You Live? 11/25/2010 9:15 AM

I'm seriously considering trying out New Zealand for a while... to all the Kiwis out there, how much does your home kick ass? From the land of "open-space" parks, where bikes are totally off limits on some amazing terrain, NZ looks like an unbelievable ... more »