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MARZOCCHI 66 SL ON AN ENDURO?

Lee,
Just found your site, its very informative. I was wondering if you could answer the following question:

I am buying a large S Works Enduro (‘06) with a DHX air and have a spare Marzocchi 66 SL. Will this fork be too much for the Enduro? (fork height & travel).

Cheers

Glenn

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December 31, 2006 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (2)


BRRRRRR … I MEAN GRRRRRR!

BRRRRRRRRR!

Tons of work, crazy life issues and multiple blizzards mean I’ve been shoveling, lifting, running and riding the trainer, but—DUDE —I need to get out and rip. Oh man. The Enduro SL is hanging there, and two Hondas are sitting there, and we just got another foot of snow here in Boulder.

Hmm … huge copy deadline on Wednesday, but it’s 40° and sunny in Fruita … four-hour drive each way … ride MTB one day then write … ride moto the next day then drive home … do the math … no way.

GRRRRRRRRR!

December 30, 2006 : Posted In: Uncategorized : Comments (7)


NOMAD VS. SX TRAIL?


Lee,
Can you do a comparison between the Specialized SX Trail and the Santa Cruz Nomad??? I have gotten out of DH ( too many injuries), sold the DH rig and want an all-mountain that will still be solid. I don’t know how many epics I will do but I will be limiting my drops to only around head high. Inseam is short 29 inch, I am 5’6” and built like a tree. so which bike do you oh guru of the bike suggest??? For right now I am living in the Midwest Wow I never thought I would say that! West coast transplant! – John

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December 29, 2006 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment : Comments (5)


4X/DS BIKE FOR TRAIL RIDING?


Hi Lee,

I’ve been looking at different four cross/slalom type bikes that can cross over and be used for general singletrack riding. Given your experience with Specialized, how do think the SX (4.2” travel) would work out?

Thanks
Jason

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6’4″ RIDER: DH BIKE SIZING (AND TECHNIQUE)

Dear Lee,

First let me start off by saying how sorry I am to hear about your recent family trouble. My heart goes out to you.

Now onto less pressing albeit still important issues. I’m in the market for a new frame and have been checking out the Transition Gran Mal. My issue comes from deciding what size frame to get, Gran Mal is offered in 2 sizes. The difference between the sizes are Short = 22.5 eff.Toptube/ 45.75 wheelbase or a Long = 24” eff. toptube/47.25 wheelbase. I’m 6’4” and currently ride a large 03 Big Hit, which feels somewhat unstable on straight choppy fast trails (ala: Reaper at Bootleg Canyon), but doesn’t seem to corner all that well on tight sweeper (probably my bad technique). Anyhow looking for some insight from someone with more knowledge than I’m able to muster.

BTW, I tend to ride Bootleg alot, race at Fontucky and ride alot of different SoCal areas (telonix, san juan, etc.) Thanks for your time and keep your head up, our prayers are with you.

Sincerely,
David

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December 27, 2006 : Posted In: Ask Lee,Equipment,Skills/training : Comments (4)


BETWEEN THE TAPE

Clay Porter’s newest flick is due out this spring. His work gets more refined every year, and Between The Tape looks like a heaping dose of World Cup adrenaline.

Check out the trailer:

www.betweenthetape.com

And say BRAAAP.

December 25, 2006 : Posted In: Uncategorized : Comments (1)


MORE WEIGHT = HARDER LANDINGS

In the comments for “Can big riders jump?” someone asked about the effect of body weight on landing force. You know I love this stuff, so …

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MERRY HAPPY EVERYBODY!

I hope you’re enjoying the day with your family, friends, puppies and everyone else who gives you joy. How about family, friends and puppies on a sweet ride?

Santa says BRAAAP!









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2007 MOUNTAIN STATES CUP SCHEDULE

MSC’s venues, organization and scene have been the best in the country, and the guys at Bigfoot Productions are turning the dial even higher. This year we’ll enjoy Cross Country, Gravity, Super D and the return of the Roostmaster: XC vs Gravity racers on a course that favors no one. Whose kung fu will prevail? We’ll find out soon.

www.racemsc.com

December 22, 2006 : Posted In: Events : Comments (3)


THIGH-DEEP IN WHITE

This week’s blizzard left 29 inches of snow at my house. Crazy! Riding is off for now, but I’ve been getting a great workout: the Crystalized Dihydrogen Monoxide Workout.

So far I’ve moved about three tons of crystals—what an excellent way to build strength, endurance, stability and patience.

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