Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Eddie Masters // Reece Potter // Skyline MTB Park Madness 2/11/2016 6:38 PM
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That rock at 1:14 in the middle of the berm...

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/3/2016 3:29 PM

Well, that's one way to get discs into the peloton... but it makes their bike less aero!

Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower 29 and 27.5+ 2/3/2016 12:21 AM

nope .. they are lupins.

Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: 2016 Santa Cruz Hightower 29 and 27.5+ 2/2/2016 2:34 AM
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I hope that's not a field of poodle dog bush that the photog's standing in (purple stalks).

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Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 9:45 PM

There is a production model that offer settings to provide 250W of power for up to 30 mins,100W for 1h, 50-75W for 1.5h. A higher end model runs silent (ceramic) and hide its batteries better. If you're like me, that's hardly any less than my own body's ... more »

Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 12:51 PM

Also, don't forget that CX racers can have a bike swapped as sort of a pit stop thing, such as if one's overly covered in mud, often with a very similar, if not identical setup.

Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 12:42 PM

Yes, let's not forget how easy it is to wrongly accuse people of "mechanical doping" out of ignorance. That poor guy not only got wrongly accused, but also had his bike run over (destroyed) by the motorbike (heavy, carrying 2 people).

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 1/27/2016 1:13 AM

Strava in the electronic revolution, more than just GPS, the future of mtb racing as envisioned by Fox Factory: http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20151112ptan20150321084.php

Added a comment about photo 17 Bikes Tested - 2016 Vital MTB Test Sessions 1/19/2016 2:47 PM
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Orbea and Turner looked so smooth (have a bit of trouble with that Commencal? ). Jamis's crank seemed to almost stay perfectly level--wonder if that right amount of kickback was designed in, or if it were just coincidence. Was paying attention to cable routing on some of them, and Turner has the most locked down setup of them all.

I can speculate why you had so many chain drops with NW setups... mainly because I have had the same prob with my RF NW rings.

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Added a comment about video Helmet Cam from Bootleg - Nevada State Champs DH with Kevin Aiello 1/16/2016 7:44 PM
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Gwinny's version from last year...

http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Aaron-Gwins-GoPro-Helmet-Cam-Run-from-Bootleg-Canyon,28431/sspomer,2

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Added reply in a thread Foes FFR Dual-Damper Seen at Bootleg 1/16/2016 2:33 PM

I remember seeing this at Sea Otter too. 230+70mm of travel, I heard. I'm more interested in their Mixer and hope to hear Vital's post-trail-thrashing opinion on it sometime soon.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Race Face Next SL Crankset 1/14/2016 1:26 PM
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This is marked discontinued. Any more details on that?

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Added reply in a thread Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 1/6/2016 7:55 AM

Just ride with others that are faster and more skilled than you. No real tricks to it, other than getting the necessary info to lay out a path to improvement and showing up to follow it.

Added a comment to Kooliner7's bike check 1/2/2016 12:53 PM
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How did the stock slaughter tire handle that kind of terrain, assuming you rode it before swapping to a Butcher? :D

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Added a comment about video BIKE OF THE YEAR - 2015 Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/31/2015 5:59 PM
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How do you say it pedals compared to other trail bikes? None of the glamour shots show any sort of pedaling, which might turn off some of those into 3hr rides with buddies going both up and down mountains and backcountry stuff.

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Added reply in a thread Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/27/2015 7:51 PM

You fall under the "show up to blow up" category.

Added reply in a thread Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/24/2015 5:51 AM

I've written about this subject before in detail and summed it up as Enduro being almost the same as AM, but the main difference being that select DH sections are timed as a race. It's technically AM-Race, for those wanting to take their AM riding to ... more »

Added a comment about video Danny MacAskill's Cascadia 12/16/2015 11:41 PM
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Watched it the first time on the edge of my seat scoping out his mind-blowing lines and riding skill, and the 2nd time taking in the environment while laid back.

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Added a comment about video #faceplantfriday - Downhill Crash Chaos in Peru 12/16/2015 11:31 PM
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DH mtb must be viewed as some sort of spartan sport down there.

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Added a comment to JMHV's bike check 12/12/2015 8:18 AM
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I expected lighter, but then again it has real tires and a dropper.

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