Added a comment about photo Iago Garay and Mark Scott 3/28/2017 5:46 AM
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So I see weird rims with a raised spoke bed I've not seen before, zip ties stuffed in the crank arm as spares for the race? Then the well hidden gorilla tape on the seat post collar for patching a flat? And J bend I9 hubs?

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Added a comment about press release Northwest Tech to Make Custom Bike Apparel Spring 2017 3/23/2017 10:12 AM
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Mt stumpy legs and super long torso desire such custom currently gear yet my wallet will forever decline the invitation.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 11:50 AM
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I think the one thing that surprised me (but Spomer isn't drama like me..and it would cause drama) was why he didn't follow up the pay question with: "Well, if you think payscales should be public, let's hear it. What are they paying you these days?"
I know that when Palmer showed up at Nat's with a BUS and Lopes was burning laps in a Porsche, kids got so stoked about bikes.
The follow up question is if he said "No, I'd rather not say"...then ask "Is it because there are contractual obligations that prevent you from disclosing it?" "Have you been advised by Martin not to for specific reasons"...stuff like that. And my wanting to know isn't me wanting to nose into Gwin's business. It's me wanting to understand the mindset of the people in the industry who keep it secret and who it benefits to do so. Thanks. I'll be over hear being a fanboy ----->>>>>

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 11:44 AM
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When I heard that, I was like: "I can totally get behind that"...because nothing I saw ever comes out right without needing backstory or an in depth explanation of the thought process that led to my response. Ask Turman and Spomer...damn did I start shlt!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/22/2017 11:26 AM
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The ankle protection is a big plus of the Impact because of the haggard nature of racing. I've destroyed ankles (not broken but lots of agony) so much that I love the raised inner cuff of the Impact and my Shimano AM45's.

But I get why this shoe is made, because the biggest load of complaints over the years from the bros has been the lack of cool looks and feeling like an actual shoe.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/22/2017 11:24 AM
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Dang it. I know who this is, but can't remember your name. Race promoted a bit, ran a team a bit, big stack of tires??

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 9:59 AM
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Spomer: "that's...fascinating" at about 11:30-11:45 into it. Bwahahhahh

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Added a comment about video Calibre Beastnut 3/20/2017 10:29 AM
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Screw the bike. I want the trail!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/20/2017 8:35 AM
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So you wouldn't want to race DH in these because the differences are...what?

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2017 Troy Lee Designs Apparel Range 3/16/2017 11:36 AM
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Want the SRAM jersey, but not the SRAM logo. They don't pay my bills.

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Added a comment about video 2016's Most Underrated Shredit 3/13/2017 1:51 PM
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Pennywise...and shenanigans. This is good stuff Spomer!

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Added a comment about feature U.S. National Downhill Racing is Back 3/13/2017 10:01 AM
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Man...if you could see the parking lots below the DH on a weekend and all the monster off road things. And there is the broadcast speaker out in the parking lot of the church that broadcasts the sermon into the lots on Sunday morning.

Awesomeness!!!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 3/13/2017 9:59 AM

Hearing from Mr Riffle warms my cold black heart as a total SRAM fan and the fact that he comes off as a consummate professional while being a complete freak.

Added a comment about feature Pro GRT Windrock DH Action - Crushing Coal Country 3/10/2017 11:37 AM
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The hole in the tape on the left of the track right after the tabletop in the helmet cam video...worst place to go off that track. Hope the breaker of tape is OK. It's something like 30 feet straight down to a rock gully.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Pro GRT Windrock, Tennessee with Nik Nestoroff 3/10/2017 7:59 AM
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Nope. Course is just that steep. Those 180 turns he's doing are on pretty much a nose manual. Rain is gonna make that a hard day's work! Excited

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 3/10/2017 7:49 AM
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When I was racing East Coast Nationals and Deer Valley, I'd run into Riffle at the Michelin tent a lot. Whether or not he realized who I was each time, he sure as hell acted like he knew me. Solid dude. I'll say this and I love if he'd confirm it, but his facial expressions when we'd chat always seemed to belay that he was holding back an epicly sarcastic reply and that his more humane side was delivering more genuine replies with sincerity instead. But underneath the surface, he had some really good one liners stashed.
Maybe I just think that because I secretly wish I could hold back some of my sarcasm. Either way, winning
Mt. Snow that year was awesome. First day of semi-pro practice I twisted my lowers on my Boxxer in the mystery rock and never even wrecked. Just slamming through hidden boulders. Beast of a track..Michelin 2.8's all the way baby!!!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 3/10/2017 6:58 AM

I didn't think I could listen to an hr and 20 minutes, but this was awesome and can't wait for more!

Added a comment about feature World Cup Caliber? Pro GRT Windrock Track Walk 3/10/2017 4:10 AM
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Nope. Using something else. Says it's unrideable if it rains. Spooky.

I must be mental...makes me want to ride it even more

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Added a comment about feature World Cup Caliber? Pro GRT Windrock Track Walk 3/9/2017 7:08 PM
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My prediction is that at least one top pro will get injured badly. Not because they can't ride the place but because the smallest wreck there is always wicked. At pro race pace, even more violent

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Added a comment about feature World Cup Caliber? Pro GRT Windrock Track Walk 3/9/2017 10:17 AM
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If you read the above post he makes it sound like they aren't running the pro track for pros. What I think he means to say is the Amateurs are racing Snake rock with a few tweaks and pros are racing the fresh new pro trail?

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