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Is this still the "Downhill" forum?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Udi, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. mtg

    mtg Green with Envy

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    Part of the 1%, ha.
     
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  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    the 'm' in mtg stands for 'monocle'
     
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    No change, I hates the change!!!
     
  4. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    MonocleTresGrand!
     
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    I've lurked for a couple of years and just signed up. Best mtb forum on the interwebz. Cheers from the far east.
     
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  6. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    welcome! time to start complaining :D
     
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  7. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    srs?
     
  8. marshalolson

    marshalolson Turbo Monkey

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    Should this thread get renamed: "this is what's wrong with the internet"?
     
  9. Electric_City

    Electric_City The orangutans are loose!

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    Make forums great again?
     
  10. FlipSide

    FlipSide Monkey

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    My "Like" button is bigger than yours.
     
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    Bike078 Chimp

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    Thanks. I'm here for the knowledge and "epic snark" (although I do think that sometimes people try too hard to be funny).
     
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    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    I monitor this forum in wait of the day I can start DHing again. As all my friends became dad's we stopped DHing. I'm trying to stoke the fire for gravity riding in my boys. One day, hopefully, I will re-acquire a DH bike, along with a couple 24"-wheeled bikes, and be able to legitimately post here again. In the mean time, I try and glean what I can from the superior and erudite discussion that takes place here.
     
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  13. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Same here, pretty much. 2018 should be our 1st father/son DH trip now that the 10 year old is getting supersized pretty quickly. Already have a bike built up with a lot of outdated tech (AKA, 2010) ready to roll.

    While I spend most of my bike time at the BMX track nowadays or local dirt jumps/trails, I appreciate the knowledge and the potty humor that I could only get here.
     
  14. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    yo tambien, but i still get out a couple of times a year. too much fun not to. my 4yo is already riding a pedal bike. i'm hoping I can get her up to a mountain soon.
     
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    daisycutter Turbo Monkey

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    DH hill for life. I've had a seasons bike pass for 16 years running. I see nothing wrong driving for 6 hours round trip to ride for five hours, Wait what's the question?
     
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  16. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    Don't change a thing, this is the only reason I come here anymore...All the other areas of the site I used to visit are pretty much dead. Even though traffic is down in here, this subforum is still a pretty good community. Most folks know their shit in here...
     
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  17. Kevin

    Kevin Turbo Monkey

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    I like ridemonkey.

    Sub forums can be changed to General
    Political
    Gravity
    XC

    I bet not a thing would change and I would still like ridemonkey.

    On the moderating part I think RM hits the spot. Though I agree Mods should probably never get personal and let other mods handle specific cases in which it does. Were all just human beings and nobody is perfect.

    Other then that. Please let RM be RM.
     
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  18. Kanye West

    Kanye West 220# bag of hacktastic

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    Let's be honest: we're all just here to talk shit. The Internet as a whole wouldn't have a reason to exist otherwise.

    Keep it simple and in one place.
     
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  19. CheetaMike

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    NOPE!!! have not rode with one since the early 90,s , time to toughen up a bit me thanks LOL
     
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    Fuck off, Enduro
     
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    norbar Turbo Monkey

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    I don't think Steve stopped posting here only because it's not as useful for marketing. I'm pretty sure he stopped posting before Vorsprung really took off. Not to mention back in the day we also had people from established companies (hell isn't one of Santa Cruz people still active here from time to time?).

    Some people would simply want to write if the forum was a better place for discussion. I have no idea how to achieve this since most forums I know are slowly dying anyway but as a film industry profesional I still enjoy talking to people about film and I don't use it only as a marketing platform for myself so I see no reason why people who love bikes would not want to talk about them.
     
  22. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Is there really all that much left worth discussing?
    The trail tyre thread seems the busiest actual discussion on here and basically everyone's still happy using a tyre designed back in 2001.
     
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    I made this account more than a decade ago, but haven't been writing anything even though I've been lurking for ages. Leeching, one might say.

    Weird-ass forum, this. Hope it doesn't change all that much. I like it.
     
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  24. Jm_

    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Tires and brakes.
     
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  25. CheetaMike

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    personally I think all MTB related forum boards are slowly loosing their grasps on contributors . other forms of instant multimedia . not to mention companies posting their on media content daily takes away the need for message boards .
     
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    long time lurker and recent drunkposter. The archives here are super useful and it's one of the better forums for tech knowledge. Keep it as it is and just let it keep trucking. no point sticking it on the golden throne yet.

    Facebook mtb groups make me want to kill myself. Imagine RM,100x bigger but every single post is snark, the snark isn't even funny and the rare tech info that is there is useless.

    Trailside banter with people who know their shit, vital and RM are best ime. Pinkbike's good for buying and selling shit, the actual articles aren't worth anything to me but i'm not their target demo anyway.
     
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  27. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    can’t we all just get along?
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  28. kidwoo

    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    I'd say it amplifies the need for open forums more than ever.

    I don't give a shit what maxxis says about their tires or trek about their bikes.
     
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    'size Turbo Monkey

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    there are 2 continually stickied threads here. they both have DH or downhill in the title. we're good.
     
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    Jm_ Turbo Monkey

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    Wait until you find out about Endurocross.
     
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    yeah but I bet you give a shit when one of them leaks a in house image of a new tire or bike .

    in the past it was a rare image at a secluded testing spot that someone happened to get a snap shot of that helped keep forums active . now companies instantly leak their stuff so the need for a forum or magazine is much more limited , and with consumers moving too that format old school forums suffer .

    this forum and the hald dead nsmb are the only two forums I am truely active on . and that being said it can be days before anything really peaks interest , yet with the hand held app based stuff , it,s a constant trickle
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    You'd lose that bet. :D

    Pics of that dh michelin don't mean squat to me if I can't buy one. Besides I rarely buy anything brand new/just released unless it's a minor tweak fixing a known issue. This sport's gotten too expensive to do that.
     
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    ChrisRobin Turbo Monkey

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    If there was a change to the name, something with "gravity" would make sense.

    I joined when everyone here had DH bikes and all you did was drive out to the nearest ski hill every weekend. Compared to other sites, the level of technical knowledge was unreal here. It still is, which is why people continue to bring their DH, AM and enduro questions here.

    Hmmm... I wonder what my buddy Matt (aka zedro) is up to these days.

    And can I still get one of those Ridemonkey t-shirts??
     
  34. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    I agree with Sandwich's "less = more" moderation, and this wasn't a crack at him at all.

    My point was merely (in example form):
    • If you don't ride enduro, don't post in the EWS thread about how boring enduro is to watch, how it's lame, etc
    • If you don't ride downhill, be conscious that people (who buy a season lift pass every year - still many of us here) may be looking for a level of traction / performance / etc beyond what you consider adequate for your own personal riding
    • If you don't care about finer technical details of braking, leverage curves, etc, don't make fun of those who do and destroy useful and active threads in the process (many good threads have devolved into 10 pages of arguing for this reason - makes it pretty hard for people/lurkers who are looking for precise answers). This happened in the brake thread recently with some "DH vs. Enduro: which is moar extreme" BS. @kidwoo was 100% right, for the record.
    I agree we don't need to segregate things further.
    I also wouldn't have posted this thread if there wasn't a problem.

    Perhaps if we could all take something away from this discussion, the forum can remain exactly how it is, and be a better place at the same time. I certainly have been guilty of this stuff myself, hardly an innocent party.

    Yes, stop blocking all Jm_'s sweet bomber girl posts, true freeride content shouldn't be restricted in the freeride forum! :D

    Could I get some tips from you on this? :)
     
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    and standards. new standards.
     
  36. Gary

    Gary "S" is for "neo-luddite"

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    Accepting views other than your own would be a start.
     
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  37. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    This describes me. I have started to ride WR again now that I don't have to run it in my free time and I have thought about getting another DH bike, but as well as my Yeti SB6 descends I'm not sure I can justify it with everything else I have going on.

    Call the forum what you want, I think it's the people in the forum that counts. If I need ask a question about brakes, I'm doing it here. The responses in this forum would come closest to answering considering how and what I ride.
     
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  38. Udi

    Udi RM Chief Ornithologist: “I Brake for Birds”

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    Pot / Kettle

    With that said, I enjoy your posts tremendously, even if I sometimes disagree I still find them hilarious.
    It's always nice to hear perspectives from those much (much) older and wiser.
     
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    Bike078 Chimp

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    It would be sad if you fucktards let this forum die. I'm a below-average rider who likes the downhills more than the ups and a big fan of world cup dh. And because Sam Hill. Being a third-world monkey means I'm still on an old 26" trail bike but I enjoy reading about gravity-related mtb stuff and I think this is the best place for it rather than say, Mike Levy and Mike Kazimer. You crusty bastards make this forum what it is. However, thread derailling is annoying so some self-policing would be appreciated.

    Onwards and upwards.
     
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  40. slyfink

    slyfink Turbo Monkey

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    you mean you're a bona-fide shithole monkey?! flinging poo must come naturally then!

    :monkey: