Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/9/2017 2:45 PM
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Nope. Can't rotate the grip. The inner plastic casing of the grip is the exact shape of the cut. There is a cutaway picture of the inside of the grip and bar right above your comment. Take a look and you'll know why.

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Added a comment about video Curtis Keene Rips Trinidad on His Enduro 29 2/9/2017 5:18 AM
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That trail is also in a Palmer Project video. In sunnier, drier conditions. I like how Keene was using all racer lines. High and tight, not having anything to do with the wide drifty stuff.

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Added a comment about video 10 Year Old Erice Shredding Her MTB 2/9/2017 5:09 AM
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Yup. Pin it. Skid it. Huck it. Skid it.

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Liked a comment on the item 10 Year Old Erice Shredding Her MTB 2/9/2017 5:08 AM

Its actually her older brother, he shuttles, takes her riding and teaches her!

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 3, Craig Stikman Glaspell 2/9/2017 5:06 AM
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The 3 most enjoyable parts of it were perspective on our sport that young people or new folks to the sport wouldn't know.
1. Kids gravity bikes still in their infancy along with bike parks so lots of potential for growth
2. Troy Lee product started out in MTB
3. The role of Big Bear shutting down DH in hampering corporate sponsor access to our X Games appeal

Oh, and the Lance effect was massive. Robin Williams himself was in our bike shop in Asheville the day I built up my 1st Intense Uzzi DH. He agreed to sponsor me that day on the spot. For those that don't know, he road in the US Postal support car at most TdF's.

And you are not a downer. You're honest.

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/9/2017 4:51 AM
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Read my review of the WTB Commander. My best argument for them is this. They are improvement over dual lock or even plain single lock (including Ergon) grips. If you had them on your bike and a shop tried to sell you something else on the market, you wouldn't see any benefit in switching back.

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 6:58 PM
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Every bike shop has a Park Tool saw guide. What's your point?

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Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 4:39 PM
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@Oz_Taylor not true! The Padloc can go on any bar. The part from Park Tools is only $15 and my shop bought it and had it in shop 2 days after I requested it. It slides right into the existing Park Tool bar cutting jig. Takes 5 minutes to cut the bar down max. Even the first time you do it, no prior experience.
There's a video on the WTB site that shows how. I just reviewed the Padloc yesterday and got the email from Pivot announcing their version of the grip as I was writing it. http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Grips,41/WTB/Commander-PadLoc,18146#product-reviews/2622

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Added a comment about feature Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews 2/7/2017 2:23 PM
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Tried to post a review of the WTB Padloc grips. No luck figuring out how.

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Added reply in a thread How/Where do I start a product review 2/7/2017 2:19 PM

I've been riding the WTB Padloc grips for a few months and wanted to post a review. Any help?

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@bturman I've been riding the WTB Padloc grips for a few months and wanted to post a review. Any help?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 2, Brian Lopes 1/29/2017 5:06 PM
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Dammit Spomer. You guys touched on the biggest hurdle Lopes ever had. He and Gracia were forced to ride the most dangerous, useless pieces of crap on earth at Cannondale and made mention on occasion like he felt his life and health were being put at risk being made to be a real life race destination dummy for total crap.

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Added a comment about feature From the Workbench: At-Home Tubeless Conversion 1/25/2017 9:38 AM
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Just found the tried and true Deore disc 135x10mm hub with Rhyno Lite rim new on Performance shipped for $80. Had won some Trucker Co. Valve stems and sealant at a race and decided it was a good time to try the worst combo ever. Mounted a brand new Specialized Butcher Grid 2.3" tire to it using the Gorilla Tape method. Bead seated perfectly, was able to put it on by hand no less. Not a drop of fluid has come out yet. Aired up using a portable air tank just in case to 30psi and finished it off at 40psi.

Did it for the heck of it not expecting it to work. Seems fine. Nothing is ever fine with my install of anything though. Tick...tick...tick....

Literally my first ever attempt at tubeless.

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Added reply in a thread The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 1/24/2017 7:36 PM

From Orvan posting boobs on Ridemonkey to posting pics of him (a boob) on here, I'm getting all warmy and fuzzy feeling.

Added a comment about video Project Punt - Loosedog Lewis, Craig Evans and Crew 1/23/2017 8:08 AM
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Dude riding with the ramp on his back has a great hooligan's howl of desperation.

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Added a comment about press release Nukeproof Introduces the Horizon Clipless Pedal 1/22/2017 7:07 PM
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Too much reading jargon. Does the cleat tilt up in front like Shimano so that you can actually click into it quick or is it rigged mounted like the HT?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 1, Eliot Jackson 1/21/2017 7:36 AM
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@sspomer Copple suggested interviews while they are relevant and can give perspective.
1. Mick Hannah - he came through at a time of transition from NORBA Nats being King to now only World Cups having relevance all while the equipment was taking exponential leaps
2. Voreis - just have him explain a month in his live at the peak of going from World Cup racer to "celebrity spouse" to NWD star to road show
3. Sean Heimdall - because "from the ground up"
4. Rennie & Kovarik on teleconference. I don't care about the quality of the audio. Just want all that rowdyness in one interview.

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