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Started new thread What is this from? 5/26/2015 9:55 PM

I like to think I've seen most mountain bike videos that have graced Vital over the past few years, but I cam across a GIF that I cannot place; and I feel like I should be able to given the events in it. I don't recognize the rider either. Does anyone ... more »

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Liked a comment on the item Emerald Enduro Corner Carnage 5/26/2015 2:39 PM

the guy at 2:17... whoa

Liked a comment on the item Emerald Enduro Corner Carnage 5/26/2015 2:39 PM

This raw footage of tricky corners is up there with my fav footage of any racing !

Added a comment about news blog Greg Callaghan and Tracy Moseley Win EWS Ireland 5/26/2015 9:14 AM
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Typically, event video coverage releases many days after the event -- it takes that long to review, edit, and upload the video. Are you really trying to avoid learning the results for that long while visiting bike websites that cater to providing that coverage?

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Liked a comment on the item All Systems Go - EWS Emerald Enduro, Wicklow, Ireland 5/26/2015 8:51 AM

While I missed the usual music a bit, the Irish music was spot on.

Liked a comment on the item Kelly McGarry Crashes Hard in China 5/26/2015 7:42 AM

It looks like the guys in blue are ignoring him, but they are actually quite a ways away farther down the stairs and across the platform. There's a reverse angle floating around that gives a bit more perspective but I'm not posting it as it's just gratuitous.

I'm not sure a wheel set...more

Added reply in a thread Only one w/out dropper post????!! 5/22/2015 12:17 PM

Good point. He needed to rephrase it to this: "In short, for the absolute vast majority, your life will change forever (and for the better) after a dropper." His original statement, which was originally true, became untrue as soon you posted your disdain; ... more »

Added reply in a thread Only one w/out dropper post????!! 5/22/2015 9:59 AM

Haha! You need to spend some time at http://www.reddit.com/r/punchablefaces/

Added reply in a thread Only one w/out dropper post????!! 5/22/2015 9:57 AM

ScotCove Dropper posts are a fad,and built for the pampered MTBers of today. The exact was said about suspension when it first showed up. What a fad that has turned out to be. bturman In short, your life will change forever (and for the better) after ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pike RC convert to RCT3 5/20/2015 5:12 PM

It looks like the Pike Service Manual is on the site as well and can be found here. It also contains an exploded view for both the RC and RC3 cartridges so you can see the differences. This should make it pretty clear that you will want to swap ... more »

Added reply in a thread Pike RC convert to RCT3 5/20/2015 5:06 PM

If they mean exchanging the RC damper cartridge with an RC3 cartridge, that is a very easy swap. If you remove the fork, fixture it in a bikestand horizontally, and carefully remove the lower leg, you may not have to add any oil to the lowers before ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Gee and Rachel Atherton Win BDS 2 in Fort William 5/18/2015 10:42 PM

I think we have a troll on Vital. Please don't let it turn into PB.

Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 650B & 29 5/18/2015 7:50 AM
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It looks like the fork matches the secondary orange that surrounds the more prominent color on the front triangle. At first glance I thought the same though.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2016 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 650B & 29 5/15/2015 7:37 AM
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When I first heard Specialized was integrating tube, pump, and tool compartments into the frame, and already being one who forgoes a pack whenever possible, I started drooling over the concept. Now that I see it implemented, I really want one of these. Well done Specialized.

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Liked a comment on the item Thinking Outside the Box - 13 Glorious Gearbox Bikes 5/12/2015 8:20 AM

Yep- Any bike with more than one chain, an idler pulley or an ig hub is going to feel soft and slow. I'm guessing the derailleur is gonna stay around for a long long time.

Added a comment about photo Nicolai Ion 20 for Vital member Solidautomech 5/11/2015 8:09 PM
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I'm a sucker for the classic DH look -- just before the hydroformed thing caught on, when DH bikes were finally long, low, and slack, but still used straight round tubes. This bike does it for me.

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Liked a comment on the item Richard Goldbury's Carbon Home-made Gearbox Bike 5/11/2015 8:05 PM

Hey, why don't you put down your kid and clean up your bike you family loving own bike making lover of generally good times. You're making us all look bad.

Added a comment about photo Richard Goldbury's Carbon Home-made Gearbox Bike 5/11/2015 8:05 PM
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Before you guys downvote Gigantic Poultry to oblivion, you should know the reference he's making. In Richard Goldsbury's interview, his son could be heard in the audio and that really pissed some folks off, so he's mocking those haters.

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Added a comment about video How Wide Should Your Mountain Bike Handlebars Be? 5/10/2015 3:21 PM
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This. Being 6'4" as well and pretty wide in the shoulders, the wide bar trend was one of the greatest things that ever happened for my comfort and control. 780mm with 9 backsweep is my sweet spot.

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