Added reply in a thread Sea Otter is having an e-MTB race 11/6/2015 9:23 AM

See ya there.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Trek Stache 9 29+ 11/5/2015 10:03 AM

More and more I find myself thinking about what's the one bike I'd like to own. Modern trail bikes in the 5-inch range cover a pretty wide gamut in ability, and it's the bike I find myself riding the most these days.

There will always be a need for niche bikes (dh, dj, and, yes, even true fat bikes), but is a 29+ hardtail really a niche if it's just a $2500 different experience to ride your local trails? Or would you truly consider it a replacement for a full-time trail bike?

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/21/2015 8:18 AM

Great race to end the season. That track, man...

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Added a comment about video Sven, SRAM and Steeze - Steps to the Top with Our Favorite Photographer 8/17/2015 9:20 AM

Credit where it's due. You can see Sven's influence everywhere.

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Added a comment about slideshow Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill Action 7/31/2015 7:03 AM


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Liked a comment on the item LEOGANG RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW 6/15/2015 1:30 PM

I miss the music.

Added reply in a thread Another Procore Failure - Discuss 6/8/2015 11:29 AM

Lots of stupid hucks into rocks planned too, in the name of science. Approved.

Liked a comment on the item FORT WILLIAM WORLD CUP RACE ACTION SLIDESHOW 6/8/2015 11:15 AM

Wow, $$$$$ shot of Blenki! Beauty.

Added a comment about news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Final Results 6/8/2015 6:09 AM

No American juniors is kind of a bummer.

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Added a comment about photo Aaron Gwin's Specialized Demo Linkage 6/4/2015 2:28 PM

I heard (or didn't hear) the bike was quiet as a couple of bunnies going at it (you know, because of their cotton balls) at the MCBP progurt.

Hope we get some trademark violated Vital Raw footage of it silently banging its way through FT. Bill.

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Added reply in a thread do you flip your bike upside down to put on your front wheel? 6/4/2015 11:25 AM

Flippity doo dah.

Added a comment about feature What a Difference 5 Years Makes in MTB 5/5/2015 10:56 AM

Here is how it is being trumpeted on another internet mountain bike web site, one I do not frequent but get spammed by constantly, and whose link about this bike I clicked on because of this Vital story:

"...there’s a growing flock of riders who’ve traded their racing numbers for huge backcountry exploration, and often find themselves in primitive, nasty terrain wanting the operational simplicity of a hardtail with the comfort of a full suspension bike. I can’t think of a more capable, and – most importantly – fun bike for the job of backcountry exploration than the Stache 29+.

It brings together the best aspects of a full suspension bike, a hardtail and a fat bike into one extremely functional machine that can swallow terrain whole while allowing its rider to cover huge mileage. If the trend of riding continues in the direction backcountry exploration, then bikes like the Stache might well be game changers."

There you have it. A "backcountry mountain biking" bike. The answer to a question no one (or at least a very small, micro-niche of people) is asking.

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Added reply in a thread FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 4/21/2015 10:49 AM

Much better than any Sea Otter anything. 'cept maybe DS.

Added a comment about news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/31/2015 9:28 AM

You said it all, Gordo.

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