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## Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock + Enduro?

Hi Lee, I have an 05 Enduro and want to upgrade to a coil shock, from the 5th Element Air. In particular I’m interested in the new Cane Creek Double Barrel shock. I was wondering through your contacts if you have heard any reports or tried this shock on the new Enduro frame.

## Pedaling in the steep and rough

Hey Lee,

I was just wanting some riding advice, how do you ride fast through rough, and/or steep stuff. When i pedal i push forward and that seems to be pushing me over the handle bars when it gets steep or rocky. What is the way to manage it? I do have your book but a mate of mine stole it and i havent seen him around to steal it back.

## GT Avalanche vs. Specialized Hardrock

In the battle of entry-level hardtails, who kicks whose ass?

## Formulas for building jumps

Lee,

Is there a formula for figuring out the best height, length, curvature and angle of a jump to achieve the longest distance and height? And what would be the differences if you had the angle of the take off at say 35, 45 and 55 degrees?

## Good XC/Super-D bikes

Lee,

Looking at possibly purchasing a Yeti 575. I am 5’8″ and a mid aggressive rider. I like to descend and climb Cross Country and Super D type riding. What else should I look at for comparison? Pros and cons?

## Benefits of flat pedals

Question: Should I practice with flat pedals? Answer: Yes.

## Drops: Calculating landing force

A mechanical engineer wants to know how I calculated the impact forces for a bike drop. Yikes, here goes …

## Software for diagraming tracks

A reader wants to know which software I use to create my snazzy track diagrams. It’s the same one I’ve used to create award-winning newspaper infographics.

I was wondering what you need to do to advance from expert to semi pro? I couldn’t find the information anywhere in the norba book. I know in BMX you have to place 1-10 nag.

By the way your site is great. keep up the good work.

## Trail building info

I live in a town where just about nobody bikes. I was wondering if you could give trail building tips.

– Aaron

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The IMBA site has tons of info. Check it out.

I hope to post stories about building jumps, rollers and berms. Stay tuned.

— Lee

## 4X and slalom start questions

Hey Lee, how do you know what the rules are for mt cross & dual slalom gate starts on what is legal and not legal. I couldn’t find any info on the usacycling website.