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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

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

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

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

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

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

Great riding. Not one frame of slo-mo Really liked the riding around 1:30. Solid

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Added a comment about video Andrey is a Beast 11/17/2014 11:38 AM

low life rider... nothing to see there

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Added reply in a thread Front Chainring Size for 1x10 on 27.5" 11/11/2014 10:05 AM

Woody I think you are headed the right way. 34T on 27.5 would make sense. I'm running a 32T on a 29er and it's fine. Also if you're really worried buy a cheap ring to try or ask your riding buddies to try a ring for a week. Most riders have enough parts

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Added a comment about video How Enduro Should Be - Ludo May, Fireworks Extravaganza 10/27/2014 11:03 AM

That's an expensive ride. Forrest fires suck! Hate riding on the moon (burn scar).

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Added a comment about video From BMX to MTB - Mike Day Crosses Over 9/13/2014 10:36 AM

I think Mr. P is on to something. My pops has been trying to piece together a light XC mountain bike for my little sister 7yrs old. Something sub 20lbs. rigid fork, ankle bitter wheelset, 7 speed, tubeless. 24" with disc.

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Added a comment about video Thursday Night Ride 8/25/2014 4:39 PM

night riding is awesome! It can get a little looser in the corners...

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Added a comment to Solidautomech's bike check 8/9/2014 10:41 AM

great job GO RIDE!

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Added reply in a thread Best site to buy parts from? 8/8/2014 10:28 PM

jensonusa.com has been great for stuff that is hard to find at local shops and their sale stuff is crazy cheap. Sale gloves are in every order I've done. Love fresh riding gloves.

Added a comment about feature Vital Power Rankings, Mont Sainte Anne World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 7/31/2014 1:49 PM

A new bike always rides fast. I got a feeling it will be a good race because it seems like half the field is on a new ride.

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Added a comment about photo Jared Graves' Prototype Long-Travel Yeti SB6C with Switch Infinity 7/25/2014 12:23 PM

Looks like a sweet bike. I could pedal that thing around the parking lot. I'd be tempted to even go in the dirt with her. Yeti's always had a nice bike. I'd ride it.

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Added a product review for Race Face Charge Leg Guards 7/21/2014 10:48 AM

Great XC knee guard for those just in case moments for riders who usually don't have catastrophic starfish moves coming off the bike in the trees at speed.


The Good: Fit is right on according to RF sizing. The don't move down the leg while riding. They aren't too hot in the summer. Minimal protection for those not needing or wanting to wear Goalie gear.

The Bad: None yet. They are NOT a DH impact guard!!!


I got these pads earlier this month from my LBS and they have been just what I was hoping for. I consider myself an aggressive XC rider...Not enduro or DH. I usually don't have catastrophic starfish moves coming off the bike in the trees at speed :)  That being said I did come off the bike last month and have been nursing some knee issues ever since.  These pads have really hit the mark if you are looking for something that you can ride in for a couple hours in 90 degree weather and wear them just in case.  These are perfect just in case guards for your knees.  They have some minimal knee protection that is being represented as second skin type protection and I'll give it that.  It is actually a bit more than second skin.  Plus you get some knee joint support and warming effect without overheating issues.  Like a leg warmer on steroids.  It's a pad for those that may or could go without but who recognize the value of having a little something.  They are easy to wear, comfortable and don't get in the way or look stupid even with spandex.  I docked it a half a star because it is light protection.  I had also considered similar products of gform, xsi flow and fox enduro all of which are in this same type market.  I went this way because it is a JUST IN CASE pad.  I may not have worn those pads every time as they are bulkier, heavier and offer more protection but at a cost.  Picking the tool for the job.

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