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Candide Thovex – Behind The Scenes - Jan. 20, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Wow. That's all.

Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes? - Jan. 18, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

FFS. Some people just liiiiiiiiive to be offended. This article was clearly meant to draw attention to the experience of women in mountain biking, by switching the gender roles to showcase the challenges they face in participation and outfitting. Satire, and effective satire at that. If that is enough to send the Offendibots into a short-circuit frenzy, then they've got some bad programming. It's as if they couldn't come up with this themselves, so they need to be offended to reclaim the higher ground. Good grief.

Do We Need Man-Specific Bikes? - Jan. 18, 2017, 9:43 a.m.

I'm offended by this article. I'm soooooo sick of having to ride a man-bike that is really just a woman's bike with a different paint job, wide bars, and a narrow saddle. This is the kind of condascending crap that prevents more men from participating.

Kyle Mears gets Next Level Steep - Jan. 3, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

Weird. He doesn't seem to build up as much speed as I expected. It would be interesting to see a profile shot so that the actual slope can be viewed. From the descent rate, I get the impression that the slope is not as vertical as it appears head on. Still, that is one of the craziest lines I have seen ever. Incredible control. Would be interesting to know his set up - tires, suspension, brakes, underpants.

Specialized & the E-Bike Dilemma - Dec. 22, 2016, 8:52 p.m.

If they gave half a crap about people with mobility issues, they would build more green easy access trails and adapted needs parking at the trail heads. This is an absolutely garbage argument, and the money-grubbing ebike sell outs are trying to hide behind a few people with medical problems to push their motors down our throats. Any person that can handle a hard-access black or blue trail, can easily pedal closer and easier stuff. At what point do we simply build an escalator to the trail head? There might be a small number of people with special medical situations that can and want to tackle the gnarl in the outback. If that is a legitimate problem, then they should be able to secure medical professional approval to ride their motorized device as needed, no different than letting certified assistance dogs on transit = not just any hack with a pitbull - you catch my drift? This idea of ebikes to free the differently abled is offensive to people with actual disabilities who don't even have an accessible green space they can enjoy.

Specialized & the E-Bike Dilemma - Dec. 22, 2016, 8:47 p.m.

Worst comparison ever. Horseturds. Snowboards have no motor. The idea this will help trails is so perversely unfounded and speculative, you simply cannot make such as a statement. If you look at any type of motorized vehicles on trails, you immediately see they bring increased trail impact. You will have a minority of e-bike sell outs doing more than their share of damage, and very possibly giving NOTHING in return. Help open NEW trails?Are you serious? Are you invested in the stock or something? Do you have any clue how hard it is to get trail permits the way it is WITHOUT ebikes. Another total BS point is that ebikes will draw in people that don't bike. Puh-lease! They are marketing this DIRECTLY at current riders as replacements for their bikes. Pretty much every point you make is wrong, or a load of fabricated garbage.

Night Skiing Singletrack - Dec. 5, 2016, 10:04 p.m.

Um yeah. I wouldn't sell this guy life insurance.

Send Sean to the Shore - Nov. 29, 2016, 10:02 p.m.

Good on folks for stepping up. Nice to see NSMBA folks already setting out the welcome mat.

The Line of No Return - Nov. 12, 2016, 9:24 p.m.

Meh. Yes it's dangerous, and no I wouldn't try it. However, Gopros always distort the crap out of everything, and make even gentle slopes look like the cliffs of Navarone.

Dylan Stark Three Brutal Bails - July 13, 2016, 3:11 p.m.

Might want to go again. I think a few brain cells got away unconcussed.

Running Roughshod - July 12, 2016, 11:29 a.m.

All that wreckless horse-chasing is going to bring PETA down on us and MTB will be outlawed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Crankbrothers Highline Dropper : First Look - June 20, 2016, 3:59 p.m.

Sounds great, where can I buy one? -- Arthur Stimpson

Crappy Wheels and Cherry Cranks - June 7, 2016, 1:14 p.m.

I bought a Tallboy from Colorado Cyclist about 5 years ago. Chose every single part on the bike. Maybe the real reason there aren't as many companies doing this is that consumers are generally lazy and easily led. There simply aren't enough finicky detail-oriented knowledgeable riders for the major manufacturers to bother with a build-to-spec system. They can just keep churning out flashy decalled bikes with an xtr derailler upgrade with performance level shocks, non-TR tires, and ass-reaming saddles, and focus on how many thousand units they can ship out each season….way more efficient that customizing the supply chain, setting up shipping, and so forth. Simply put, easier to send generic bikes to shops to distribute, than deal with that unsanitary and inefficient customer relationship in the flesh.

Dorking Up MTB - May 4, 2016, 10:20 a.m.

That top pic….looks like High & Dry in Squamish. Yes?

Why Aren’t Mountain Bikers Ambiturners? - Feb. 16, 2016, 9:36 p.m.

What about internal organ considerations for picking a forward foot? If you pile into the back of your seat, ribs first, you are more likely to injure your liver if you're a rightie, and your spleen if you're a leftie.
You liver can pretty much regenerate from a scrap if you smash it to bits, whereas a badly lacerated spleen generally needs to be removed, and can require some additional drug therapies throughout life. That being said, a spleen can be more problematic for rapid bleed-out. I really cherish my liver (it has such an important job), but I think if I had to obliterate one of them, I'd probably prefer to protect my precious spleen. Right foot forward all the way! Goofy foot power!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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