Added reply in a thread MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 10:58 AM

If there were any question about trail use then you should definitely be keeping your rides PRIVATE.

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Added a comment about press release ​BRG Sports and 360fly Unveil Action Sports Helmet Industry’s First Line of 360-Degree Video Integrated “Smart” Helmets 1/6/2016 11:44 AM
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As long as they keep it under $600 I can see this working. Beyond that I think there is a lot of competition. I like where it's going.

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Added a product review for Maxxis Ardent Tire 1/2/2016 10:42 AM
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Ardent 29x2.4 folding

Rating:

The Good: As long as the bead is FOLDING they set up nicely tubeless, weather or not the tire is tubeless specific. Long wear life. Handle rocky conditions well without getting tread rips or sidewall damage. Come in a gumwall. Lot of volume. Predictable drifting in corners if you can't hold your line because you came in too hot.

The Bad: The really don't have a BAD point.

Overall:

This is a great all around tire. I have a big list of positives I've listed and can't find a weakness. I'm riding Utah with sharp rocks and square edges and the 2.4 is on every bike from single speed rigid to Transition Covert 140mm FS.  The knobs roll well, off road hook up is perfect.  I'll go through a set every 700 miles and then they are some really nice handmedowns to my buddies.  One additional bonus for the weight weenie is that they are fairly light for a tire that can take some serious punishment at 695-805 gram depending on the model.  I've used the IKON and don't feel that the extra money is worth it.  Maxxis is my brand.   This review is only for the 29x2.4

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Added a comment about photo Klein Designs Prototype Pedal Concept 9/23/2015 3:01 PM
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some shoe-goo and rectangle foam and I can run my own pedals. JK cool idea.

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Added a new photo album KONA UNIT 2015 9/11/2015 10:37 AM
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Added a comment about video 999 Steps down Skygate Mountain 8/19/2015 4:12 PM
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It is a job. Your sponsor just put up a four day travel plan and your job is to ride it. Sure it may look dumb but it is time to get to work and make it look fun and steezy.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lee Jackson Whacks Whistler + Norco Aurum Bike Check 7/23/2015 11:12 AM
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Amazing riding.

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Added a comment about feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Lenzerheide, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 7/2/2015 10:02 AM
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Gwin 3:02:50
Atherton 3:39:50

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Added a comment about video 10 Year Old Jumps 10 Meters - Bodhi Kuhn on Joy Division 6/19/2015 4:47 PM
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Nice riding

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Added a comment about photo Cody Kelley Blasting his Marin Attack Trail 5/7/2015 1:01 PM
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Good looking shot Cody. Zag gap.

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Added a comment to dave-m's bike check 4/3/2015 12:11 PM
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great looking build. I like the idea of the bike of the day being something a couple years old with some new parts to freshen it up. Great call Vital.

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Added a comment about video Victor Smith Rocking the Wagon Wheels in Dawn of the 29er 2/19/2015 12:37 PM
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great riding

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/22/2015 3:05 PM
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That was some good riding. I like to see the almost OTB parts. Solid riding for a test...POV always makes it look smoother than real life. That test right there counts in my book.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Patrol 871 DH Bike 12/4/2014 11:11 AM
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would have like to have seen more of that freak flag mullet. Cool bike but the music was a questionable choice especially for someone who looks like Joe Dirt, I'd a thought some classic rock would have fit better.

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Added a comment about video Man Gets Chased by a BEAR! Every Mountain Biker's Worst Nightmare 12/2/2014 10:02 AM
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That's why you take your dog riding. Dog confronts bear while I keep riding and they work it out.

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Added reply in a thread Small Business Saturday - Share Your Favorite Local Bike Shop 11/29/2014 9:55 AM

https://www.facebook.com/pages/RatKing-Bikes/370258059710366 RatKIng Orem, UT

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Specialized Enduro Shredding with Mitch Ropelato and Curtis Robinson 11/18/2014 10:13 AM
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Mitch, you are looking strong. Nice riding.

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Added reply in a thread Magnetic pedals instead of clips? 11/18/2014 10:08 AM

there have been a couple of failed attempts at this in years past. I wish them luck but just don't see myself leaving Shimano with their multi-release cleat, adjustable spring tension and light weight. Pacific has a bunch of brands that might consider ... more »

Added a comment about video Verbier RAW 11/17/2014 12:01 PM
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Great riding. Not one frame of slo-mo Really liked the riding around 1:30. Solid

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