I just looked at the first 25 topics listed here. 21 are about equipment. Less than 20% of the content of the forum is actually about riding.
Yeah, I like to have good equipment as much as anyone, and I knmow I've posted my share of equipment threads in the past, but I haven't even been a member here for very long, and I'm already getting bored, because all I see over and over again is "what X should I buy?" (where X can be bike, fork, brakes, etc).
Does anyone have any ideas for how to improve the content of this forum? Maybe some riding technique threads (like, say, how to ride switchbacks, or techniques for braknig without wearing out your hands on long downhills). Or even something about using equipment rather than buying it - the best way to set up suspension, for instance.
I know, I should try starting some threads like this and basically "practice what I preach", but it jsut seems like it needed to be brought up.