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slcrockymountainrider RichardCunningham's article
Dec 3, 2011 at 10:28
Dec 3, 2011
Pinkbike's Burning Question - Will the 29er Replace the 26-inch Downhill and All-Mountain Bike?
My god Cunningham, couldn't you have left this stupid debate with that rediculous rag you left? Seriously, how many 26'er vs. 29'er 'Shoot Outs' have you got hiding under your wings and what good have any of them done other than fill space where you couldn't think up or cover anything more pertinant? To be honest though, I'm surprised it took you this long to publish this crap with your new employer.
Nov 30, 2010 at 11:54
Nov 30, 2010
thanks, im looking at getting a spitfire or a rune not sure yet
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Nov 28, 2010 at 13:31
Nov 28, 2010
hey how did you like your spitfire? im thinking about geting one
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slcrockymountainrider brule's article
Nov 26, 2010 at 9:03
Nov 26, 2010
What comes to mind when you think about ‘Follow Me’ these days?
I held off on Follow Me until a couple weeks ago. After a myriad of the same junk being replayed in v.32 it had become pointless to purchase, let alone watch and get stoked with much of what came out after 2007... besides the Earthed series and Clay Porter's race dvds. But I have to say that Follow Me, in particular the last section with Gee and Smith, was a nice change. I think guys putting out MTB films in the future need to get a bit more creative, simply for fear of mediocrity. I'm not talking about pushing the riders any harder, so much as having their work say something other than being an outlet for new music.
slcrockymountainrider LifeCycles's article
Nov 19, 2010 at 15:54
Nov 19, 2010
Life Cycles - Vancouver Premiere Tonight
Hmmm saw this at the premiere last night in Salt Lake with one of the film makers, Ryan Gibb present (those of you past puberty may remember him from Thor Wixom's 'Down' series). For mountain bike porn it's beautiful from a cinematic perspective. However, I don't know what's with the monotone Clay Porteresque diatribe about how mountain biking is going to save the world? We already know that. Mute that out and you've got a killer film.
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Nov 11, 2010 at 8:49
Nov 11, 2010

Banshee Spitfire w/Fox Float 150/extra's Size XL

$1850 USD
Banshee Spitfire Frameset (Price includes UPS Ground Shipping-within the US.) Size: XL Color: Gray Anodized Rear Shock: Fox RP23 Fork: 150mm Fox Float FIT RLC QR15, 1-1/8” (cut to accommodate Sunline stem and 20mm of spacers). Headset Lower: Cane Creek XIIX reducer, blk. Headset Upper: Cane Creek 110, red Front Derailleur: SRAM X9 (9 speed) Stem: Sunline All Mountain, 65mm Bars: Sunline V-One 745 riser (brand new) Post: Banshee brand (brand new) Quick Release: Banshee brand (brand new) Includes (everything brand new): Two complete sets of bushings/linkage hardware, machined derailleur hanger, shock pump, misc. Banshee sticker pack. Frame Condition: There are two tiny sratches on the BB shell, most likely from a rock flipping up. Other than that there is no other damage to the frame. I took the time to cover all wear areas with clear protective tape and Frame Wrap. The only other real issue is that I had a couple of stickers on the top tube which blocked the anodizing from slightly fading with the rest of the frame. It would take about a week out riding in the sun to get rid of it. Fork Condition: One side of fork got scrapped along the original sticker. It looked like crap, so I peeled the sticker off and replaced it with a couple of Fox factory stickers. There are some very minor scratches from everyday riding, but nothing out of the ordinary after a season of riding. Stanction tubes were untouched. Price Includes Ground UPS Shipping within the continental United States. If you live outside of the US price and carrier will need to be negotiated. I accept Paypal and have been a verified member for years. Of course, email with any questions.... (be patient, I'll respond). NOT INTERESTED IN TRADES OF ANY KIND...thanks.

slcrockymountainrider robot's article
Sep 30, 2010 at 7:26
Sep 30, 2010
Maxxis Aspen tire review
Actually, I dumped my 29'er and am just riding a Banshee Spitfire now. But, I am running the Maxxis Minion 2.5 Exo's set up tubeless. The Exo sidewalls make setting up those non-tubeless tires even easier with a bit of Stans. I would have been a bit nervous doing that with the Aspens.
slcrockymountainrider robot's article
Sep 29, 2010 at 8:46
Sep 29, 2010
Maxxis Aspen tire review
I ran an Aspen (lighter, 2nd generation) on the rear of my 29'er hardtail earlier this year. It hooked up decent, not superb, but was super fast. My only real gripe with it was that like the Larsen TT's, it has a super thin sidewall and it tends to wear faster than the actual tread. However, if I had to choose between an Aspen and a Crossmark I would probably reach for the Crossmark as it seems to last quite a bit longer. Think of it more like a pinner version of the Ardent where you have to lean the bike quite a ways to get the side knobs to hook up.
slcrockymountainrider home-team's article
Feb 19, 2010 at 7:49
Feb 19, 2010
Five Ten Freerider Shoe - Review
I bought a pair of these and had the same problem with the lining around the bottom of the sole's coming off. Can't say I was happy about throwing down that much $$$ to have the sole's come apart after walking around town a couple of days. IMO, these are nowhere near as confortable as the Impact 2's. They look really good, but I think they need a bit of work.
slcrockymountainrider mikelevy's article
Jan 8, 2010 at 10:05
Jan 8, 2010
Specialized Command Post - Review
You're right to a degree, but if you're on a trail that undulates frequently from a steep, technical descent to a steep climb you ruin the flow-but that's just a personal preference. I've been lucky to not have a Gravity Dropper break on me, but I have had two QR seat collar bolts break in years past. That's not saying that GD's are indestructable. Like any component, if you don't take care of it you'll run into problems. For $15 plus return shipping I send both of mine back to Gravity Dropper once a year over winter. They completely clean it and upgrade anything they've changed since the previous year, swap out the cables/housing with a new set and send it back ready to ride.
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