btablak RichardCunningham's article
Feb 9, 2018 at 9:04Feb 9, 2018
Opinion: Does Downhill Have Nowhere Else to Go?
I think there is merit to this article but not from the rider perspective or machine. In our short time as a sport, we have gone from hauling ass on a beach cruiser to launching massive cliffs in the Utah desert on the latest in technology. Where the sport needs to improve is in the type or racing and more importantly the filming of those events. As proof, adding Enduro to the mix increased sales of bikes, participation in competition, and general excitement (as is witnessed by the coverage in the media and on forums). As further proof, the video coverage of enduro is brutal. You cant watch enduro from the far side of the planet like you can DH races. 4 cross and Speed and Style races are barely mentioned Does 4 Cross even exist anymore? You wouldn't think so based on media coverage. Skiing on the other hand has incredible coverage - from the air, from the ground, on the web. Also, skiing has great production around many different disciplines - free ride, slalom, dh, cross, etc. In the mountain bike world we can claim great coverage in DH and major events (e.g. Crankworks), and then okay coverage in other disciplines or non-existant in some. The more people that watch a sport, the more want to participate, the more chance we continue to see progression. R-dogg watched videos of the Claw and got motivated. Storch watched the brothers McCaul and all of us (whether you like him or not) watched Lopes on TV. There are a few innovations that hopefully will change this and grow both awareness and participation: Drones - follow-me technology seems pretty advanced. Why isnt it used in enduro? It would be incredible to watch Rude, Graves, et al from a follow-me shot. The Internet - turns out, distributing content is pretty easy these days. :) In summary - more variation in events and better coverage. I'm going riding now...
Feb 4, 2018 at 7:50Feb 4, 2018
This is a 4th bike for me so it has literally just a handful of miles. Frame is in immaculate condition and looks brand new. All of the components are nearly brand new too. Here are the specs: Frame : Santa Cruz 5010 C Large (boost) Shock : Fox DPS Performance (upgraded) Fork : DVO Diamond Boost (set to 150mm - can run from 130mm to 170mm) Cranks : SRAM XX1 carbon 175 (34T Chainring) Bashguide : Oneup Shifter & Derailleur : Shimano XTR (1x11) Brakes : Shimano XT Seatpost : X-Fusion Manic Dropper (125mm) Wheels : Ibis 741 wide aluminum Handlebar : Spank Spike 800MM Grips : Sensus Swayze Comes with water bottle holder Pictured but not included - pedals, trail bell and gear strap Note - colorway is slightly different on rear triangle due to a recall replacement. It is only in one small spot and unless you stare closely, you cant notice and it is literally brand new. WILL ONLY CONSIDER A TRADE FOR A YETI SB5.5 SIZE LARGE. NO OTHER TRADES CONSIDERED PAYPAL only. I pay paypal fees, you pay shipping.
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Feb 4, 2018 at 7:33Feb 4, 2018
btablak pinkbikeaudience's article
Jan 8, 2018 at 10:49Jan 8, 2018
Anneke Beerten and Cody Kelley Sign with Alchemy Bicycles for 2018
Not to add fuel to the fire, but Ellsworth is suspiciously missing from Lopes' "Sponsors" section on his Web site. http://brianlopes.com/
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Jan 3, 2018 at 10:34Jan 3, 2018
Jan 3, 2018 at 10:28Jan 3, 2018
This is a Fox 34 Factory with BOOST SPACING. It also included the MRP Ramp Control. This was the fork for my size large Yeti 4.5c. The steerer is cut to just short of 7 inches (6.75). I removed it after about 100 miles so it has low riding hours and is in perfect condition. No marks on the stanchions, even the lowers are in near perfect condition. About the MRP Ramp Control ($140 upgrade) - Adds speed-sensitive ending-stroke control and bottom-out force adjustability Just 55 g! Lighter than most air-spring assemblies with more than two tokens. Isolate and tune bottom-out with minimal changes to initial and mid-stroke. Bring your tuning to the trail and out of the workshop!
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Dec 28, 2017 at 9:26Dec 28, 2017
Dec 25, 2017 at 13:54Dec 25, 2017
This frame has seen two rides. The shock is the upgraded Factory version. The frame is the lighter / stiffer SL model w/ carbon upper link. It is covered in protective tape already. Comes with bottom brack and HOPE headset. Happy to add more pictures but the frame is in excellent condition.
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Dec 25, 2017 at 13:52Dec 25, 2017