Added reply in a thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/11/2016 8:58 AM

Great advice. Also, I'd tell myself to feed some starving children, read moar books, and most importantly, only date people of an equal or greater social standing to myself.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 2/11/2016 8:55 AM

...So them taking something (1x11) and making it less expensive is bad?

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Really? It is so bad to be able to use standard wheel/driver body if you want? And at a lower price? I see, I see, you said 'triggers', which means you mush shift with both hands. That must be so difficult, I know I'd lose my mind as well if I still had to use both thumbs to shift.

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Added a comment about video Vice Versa 2/9/2016 1:34 PM
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Pretty awesome that car companies are getting back into MTB. Will there ever be a challenge to this vid with Gwin and Audi?

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Liked a comment on the item Pastrana Stomps World First on MTB 2/9/2016 11:21 AM

I can relate.

Added reply in a thread Pro DH Bikes from New Zealand - Brook, Blenki and Chapman 2/5/2016 7:00 AM

Brook and Blenki are dead to me. They swapped from flats to clips, and they aren't as fun to watch. Their best results were on flats as well. Bah.

Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower 29 and 27.5+ 2/2/2016 7:52 AM

Was there any discussion about running 27.5+ rear and 29 front? Just curious what kind of ride this might produce...? Great write up btw!

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Psyched to see Griz riding so well.

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Commencal Meta Trail 650b 1/30/2016 7:03 AM
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Which frames did you crack? I think bikes are pretty good these days compared to just a decade ago.

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Spoken like a true armchair engineer.

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Added a comment about video When Moab Had a Chairlift and DH Racing 1/29/2016 10:50 AM
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Tiny looking bike + fastest turnbar in history = Matt Thompson's race run.

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Transition Smuggler 1 1/24/2016 5:29 AM

An excellent and honest review of this bike Vital. Based on my experience aboard my "Snuggler", I think you nailed it.

Quick tip to cut down on internal cable noise, instead of trying to keep them 'taught' as you did, push them into the frame as much as you can, so they are always in...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions Bike Abuse on Geronimo Trail 1/22/2016 7:32 PM

Yeah, I like what you guys are doing and I want to see more! haha

If people are going to spend a lot of $$$ on a bike they want to see the bike in action. Not just some fancy edited video or a group of guys discussing it. To see a damn good rider actually testing...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions Bike Abuse on Geronimo Trail 1/21/2016 7:37 PM

How come no other bike mag or website has video's like this? This was awesome however, I would love it if they made videos of all the bikes like this. Add some commentary etc. would be perfect. A lot of work I know but would be a dream come true though.

Liked a comment on the item Just The Bangers - 2016 Vital MTB Test Sessions Photo Gallery 1/21/2016 7:19 PM

Our typical test loop was to pedal up Javelina, up Mormon, up National past the parking lot, blast down the top part of Holbert, pedal back up to Geronimo and rally down. Have fun!

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Scrub a dub dub!

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Mountain Bike Product of the Year - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/31/2015 7:43 AM

stiingya, what you're describing is what's been available for years.....rear shocks that lock you into specific settings. With ELEVENSIX you can have it as a climb/descend, fast flowy/chunder, trail/traction, etc. Simply adjust the external settings to define...more

Added a comment about video 2015 RIDER OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/31/2015 7:35 AM
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Bruni probably had the lowest average race time if that makes you less upset.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 RIDER OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/31/2015 7:34 AM

It's "rider of the year" guys, not "most winning rider of the year". 2015 ranking already tell us who has the most won, thanks.