Added a comment about press release ​X-Fusion USA Offers 30-Day Ride-and-Try Program 12/2/2016 5:10 PM
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I am thick and don't understand your comment. Please explain

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Added a comment to Koua's bike check 11/30/2016 1:47 PM
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Good to hear that the OKLO died, haha. I know its weird that I would cheer part failure but it means i might justify a new post sooner than I thought Onyx hubs are sick btw but more bling that i think my paycheck will ever be able to pull in.

Parts aside what are your impressions of the bike? My high levels are 1) sus is great. Errs more to the planted side of the spectrum than poppy but can works well in a wide range of PSI tunes so it can move over to poppy if thats your jam. 2) sus is very independent of braking and i brake later and in the chunder more than on any of my previous bikes 3) hangs up a little more through medium to large rock gardens than my previous bike with a higher pivot point 4) pedals better than it has any right to given the weight and travel. 5) just plain fun and with a very high smiles to dollars ratio.

Cheers

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Mount Pinos with Bryson Martin Jr. and Brandon Turman 11/29/2016 11:08 AM

Snow-Cal. I love that trail. It is pretty buff with just a few sniper rocks. @Daniel_Layton Its a nice change to all the super sharp, rocky loose over hardpack that we typically ride around here.

Added a comment to Koua's bike check 11/29/2016 10:47 AM
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Nice build. I also have this bike and am not surprised to see you replaced the wheels and dropper post. I put 3 flat spots on the rear i23 before blowing up the POS Novatec hub (replaced with Hope Pro 4s laced to EX 471s) and the OKLO's return is glacial. But new dad's have a hard time justifying new parts for ones that aren't actually broken. Cheers on an excellent build and have fun out there.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Mount Pinos with Bryson Martin Jr. and Brandon Turman 11/23/2016 11:30 AM
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Is it just the camera buffing out the trail or are there really zero rocks on this trail? I love a good flow section but not 7 minutes of it.

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Liked a comment on the item Make Mountain Biking Great Again - A How-To 11/23/2016 11:19 AM

Pretty accurate pictorial of how non-mountain bikers see mountain bikers. Heck, it's how most of the outdoor industry/media sees mountain biking. ... Still.

If I had a nickel for every ad I see of a guy carrying a mountain bike across a log over a stream advertising extreme lip balm...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/16/2016 11:49 AM
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This. More of this.

I don't even ride flat pedals but I can still appreciate a well researched, well written article that does its best to quantify results instead of going purely off of feel. Props to Johan and the rest of the Vital team for taking the time to think about the task and develop solid inhouse metrics (PTA and TwP) that create real insight.

PS: and props to Vital for going out a a limb and doing product testing in a shoot out format. Not the easiest decision for a company that makes its dollars from product adverts. Seen some flack in the comments directed at Vital about some paid adverts masquerading as product tests but if that means you guys can do this sort of thing, have at it i say.

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Jeff Brines Races His Dog Tucker in Targhee, Wyoming 11/16/2016 9:01 AM

Tucker is PINNED, mang!

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Jeff Brines Races His Dog Tucker in Targhee, Wyoming 11/16/2016 9:01 AM

Alternative Titles:

A Jeff rides a flat kinda weak trail but his dog shreds
B Tucker - The only reason we care about Jeff?
C Pimpin' your dog for 15 minutes on the internet. Pathetic or a mental sickness?

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 1:30 PM

Spomer, thank you for always having my back!

The story is, I haven't had a bike sponsor for about 3 years. When budgets cuts hit Specialized marketing in 2013, my AllRide tour and Allride Jr development got dropped. I was super bummed but wanted to stay on the brand so I got a frame...more

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 1:30 PM

This is why I will always keep coming back to Vital, true reporting on the real world of two wheels bicycles that go downhill fast.

Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Announces Several Changes to Rampage for 2016 10/7/2016 10:44 AM

Great news! Bonus for Brendan and Sam R that dig money will be worth 10,000 come rampage time!!

Added a comment about photo Unior Bike Shop Starter Kit 9/27/2016 8:47 AM
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I'm with you, I just thought it was just a funny juxtapose

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Added a comment about photo Unior Bike Shop Starter Kit 9/23/2016 1:32 PM
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Spend 5K on shop level tools. Oh and also buy this hack truing option....

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Commencal Launches New Meta TR V4.2 9/20/2016 8:17 AM
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I love the old Rob. Glad they threw in a glimpse of it at the end.

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Added a comment about news blog Paul Basagoitia Rides Again! 9/7/2016 3:55 PM
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Way to go Paul. We're all rooting for you.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Andorra World Cup Berm Blasting 9/1/2016 1:26 PM
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Vital's RAW are always so good! keep up the good work!

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Added a comment about photo Overade Folding Helmet 9/1/2016 11:15 AM
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folding helmets seem like the worst idea ever

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Added a comment about slideshow Ludicrous Speed! Mont Sainte Anne DH Action 8/5/2016 11:53 PM
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I don't see how that crash could not have concussed Tracy. I hope she gets checked out by a doctor and that she doesn't race if they suspect a concussion. That looked brutal

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