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  1. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
    Hey everyone, so I'm going lift-access mountain biking for the first time on Sunday. I consider myself to be an intermediate rider. I'll be taking my 26er '08 Giant Trance X0 to Highland Bike Park in NH this weekend and am wondering if the tires I currently have on the bike will fare well on the...
  2. Downhill - Freeride
    Hey everyone, so I'm going lift-access mountain biking for the first time on Sunday. I consider myself to be an intermediate rider. I'll be taking my 26er '08 Giant Trance X0 to Highland Bike Park in NH this weekend and am wondering if the tires I currently have on the bike will fare well on the...
  3. What Bike to Buy
    Hey, a friend of mine is selling a Bergamont kiez slope (2016) for 450€ and i was wondering if it would be a decent downhill bike? I was thinking to replace the original fork with a used boxxer down the road when i can afford one. Help me out please.
  4. Downhill - Freeride
    Hey, a friend of mine is selling a Bergamont kiez slope (2016) for 450€ and i was wondering if it would be a decent downhill bike? I was thinking to replace the original fork with a used boxxer down the road when i can afford one. Help me out please.
  5. Beginner's Corner
    Hello, So I bought a cheap Walmart bike named mongoose ledge 2.1, and I had the idea of upgrading the bike to a full downhill bike, because I really like the bike's frame, it's really heavy but the frame's geometry is pretty neat in my opinion, so I have an idea to buy completely new downhill...
  6. Downhill - Freeride
    Hey, I tried to search for a similar topic because im sure its been asked to many times already but had no luck. Iv heard a lot of people recommend that if you live close to bike parks and plan to frequent them then you should get a full downhill bike because its the safest on the bike and your...
  7. Downhill - Freeride
    Hi there, i am rebuilding my summum after a long time being dissasemled. I have two upper crowns, a taal one and a short one. I know all about assembling both of them, but i know nothing about how it affects the riding. Tall one brings bars closer to you so maybe the bike is more stable, but not...
  8. Beginner's Corner
    Hey there, Im in need of some EXPERT assistance in my questions! My apologies in advance for the way this is typed. Many years ago i bought my first bike - a 2006 Kona Scrap - Orange - it was stolen a year or 2 after purchase. i rode the absolute **** outta that bike! Jump to present - havent...
  9. General Discussion
    Has anyone heard of bike patrol and NSP? National Ski Patrol (NSP) is a nonprofit that sets medical training standards for ski and bike patrols across the country with over 31,000 members. Their flagship certification is Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC), which is similar to EMT, but more flexible...
  10. Full Suspension Bikes
    I just bought an 09 Specialized Stumpjumper, while it’s an older bike it’s super clean, except the rear shock is completely blown, I’ve read reviews that the triad sucks, I need to find an easy replacement for $200 or less, I’m not sure what to find, but I need to be able to ride soon, I got the...
  11. Massachusetts
    So when they reopen for the summer I was planning to go to some lift-served downhill near/within Massachusetts and the two contenders are Thunder Mountain and Highland. Thunder is closer overall but I've heard great things about highland. What do all of you think?
  12. Shocks and Suspension
    I was thinking about making my way to keystone bike park this summer (if they open). But was wondering if 140 travel would be enough?
  13. Apparel and Protection
    The All-new Sidi Dimaro When I think of Sidi shoes, I think carbon, cross country, road, and enduro, downhill really never come to mind. All that changed this week when Sidi released the Dimaro a shoe it says is designed specifically for the demands of today's downhill, enduro, and all-mountain...
  14. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Kate Courtney became the first U.S. women to win the elite XC world title since Alison Dunlap in 2001. It was a good year for Kate Courtney and Finn Iles. After making the full time jump to the elite ranks in 2018, both riders found success on the senior circuit, culminated by Courtney's...
  15. General Discussion
    IIes races the Crankworx Downhill in Rotorua, New Zealand, earlier this year. Finn Iles catapulted himself into the men's downhill elite with a superb 2017 junior season where he won six out of seven UCI Mountain Bike World Cup races. The Canadian, who rides with Loic Bruni on the Specialized...
  16. General Discussion
    Kade Edwards of the Trek Factory Racing Downhill team is a colorful character and a rising star on the downhill racing scene. Edwards is a true bike rider who enjoys all kinds of bikes, all the time, every day. It consumes him and has obsessed him since he first started competing as a...
  17. News & Reviews
    Editor's Note: An overview of the best Maxxis tires is available HERE. What is it Greg Minnaar worked with Maxxis during the past two years to create a tire of his exact specification. Its charter: mitigate "moments" on unsettling terrain. The initial product offering was pointed directly at...
  18. 29er Bikes
    Only 15 of these M29 FRO models will be available to the public. Southern California's Intense Cycles and their M-Series downhill bikes have a long legacy of on the World Cup downhill circuit, starting in the mid 1990s with Shaun Palmer. The latest iteration of the M-Series is the M29, a carbon...
  19. 29er Bikes
    Canadian manufacturer Norco is proudly displaying their latest innovation at Sea Otter 2018, the Aurum HSP, a full composite 200mm travel downhill rig with a high single pivot design, available in both 27.5 and 29er wheel sizes. After a year of testing, riding and racing on the UCI World Cup...
  20. General Discussion
    Pivot frontman Chris Cocalis set out to update the Phoenix downhill bike for 2018, but the geo numbers and suspension design are still spot-on for the World Cup circuit, so new colors are the 2018 highlight for this competition-ready machine. When Pivot debuted the Phoenix Carbon DH, the bike...
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