Post anything about mountain biking. Ride reports, new technology (more on that, stay tuned), cross post pics from the NON trials stable thread, your favorite tires, Retro rigs, ANYTHING RELATED TO MOUNTAIN BIKING (that isn't trials, derp). Mostly I made this thread because I'm bored here and I just wanna go home and ride all my bikes. Please contribute. In the last few years mountain biking has progressed (or regressed, depending on how you look at it) by huge strides. New 35mm standard for stem/bars 650b 15mm thru axle, thru axle rear, etc 10 speed Fox's CTD stuff There is a bunch of shit happening and it blows my mind how different a bike from 2005 will look and ride compared to something from 2015. OTN mountain bikers, what's your take on all this new stuff? Personally, I've only ridden one 10 speed bike and it was 1x10. I can't really comment with such limited experience. Apparently that stuff wears out faster? Did any goo when they first rode 10 speed? 650b seems silly. If you don't like how a 29er feels and you can't hang with a 26er, you probably should just stop riding. Mountain biking isn't meant for you. All this thru axle stuff is awesome. Almost looking forward to replacing my frame in a couple seasons just to ride TA.