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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/9/2016 1:19 PM

According to a BRAIN article, "a federal appeals court has upheld a tubeless rim patent held by Stan's NoTubes, which has been the subject of a long legal dispute with Specialized. The Federal Circuit decision upholds a previous ruling by the Patent

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Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 2/9/2016 10:05 AM

Morewood is back in action thanks to Richard Carter and Victor Momsen. It'll be interesting to see if they bring anyone to the World Cup scene. New suspension platform promised for later this year.

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/8/2016 12:43 PM

SRAM is pushing lawsuits against Race Face, Praxis Works, and Wolf Tooth regarding their narrow/wide rings: https://search.rpxcorp.com/lit/ilndce-319499-sram-v-race-face-performance-products https://search.rpxcorp.com/lit/ilndce-319507-sram-v-praxis-works ... more »

Reply to [DIY] FREE Suspension Data Acquisition (Video) 2/8/2016 12:13 PM

Another excellent episode, Andrextr!

Reply to USA roadtrip - rental cars and mountain bikes 2/8/2016 11:43 AM

Out of sight, out of mind. Be sure to cover your bike with a blanket or sheet if possible, and bring a lock for inside the car just in case. When I road tripped through NZ last year, we stopped at a local thrift store to pick up a cheap used blanket ... more »

Reply to [Video] How to CORRECTLY setup rebound damping 2/8/2016 11:35 AM

Andrextr, excellent overview of the curb method and a great contribution to the Vital forum! We appreciate your efforts to educate other riders. For those tinkering with their rides, here's an additional resource from FOX that might be helpful. They ... more »

Reply to [Video] How to CORRECTLY setup rebound damping 2/8/2016 11:28 AM

Hey Jakers, No, we didn't use ShockWiz during Test Sessions. It's something we're curious about, however, and hope to investigate in the future.

Reply to Trail Closures San Diego County 2/5/2016 11:58 PM

Pedaled up Anderson for a night ride. Bummer.

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Reply to Newbie 2/5/2016 1:32 PM

Welcome, goos3! Be sure to check out Vital's collection of 2015 race coverage from the World Cup DH Series and the Enduro World Series. The 2016 season kicks off in March/April.

Reply to Which Component Do You Drop First? 2/5/2016 1:29 PM

Singlespeed as well. Man legs!

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/3/2016 3:17 PM

Two rather funny ones in this week... so hot.

USPTO Application #20160025164 by Shimano Inc. - Rotor cover, rotor cooling apparatus, and temperature-level indicator "A rotor cover comprises a cover portion and a mounting portion. The cover ... more »
Reply to All About Footwear 2/3/2016 2:23 PM

After goofing up my ankle several years ago, I typically look for something with good ankle support. The high top Five Ten Impacts were a favorite for a while, for example. I also like a hard toe as smashing them into rocks can really hurt, but have ... more »

Reply to MTB guide 2016 2/3/2016 2:21 PM

Wow. Nicely done! Here it is embedded. Click to enlarge.

Reply to New Trails dirt jumps 2/3/2016 2:19 PM

Nice! Good to see someone out with a shovel. Keep up the good work.

Reply to Just how big is Crabapple Hits? 2/3/2016 2:18 PM

All that length and still just a few very brief seconds of hang time. Impressive that the best in the world can get it so sideways and straighten it back out in that amount of time. 45 to 50-ish sounds about right for the largest one.

New thread Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 1:52 PM

I recently stumbled across some pretty interesting new helmet technology. It's essentially a sticker with multiple slip layers designed to reduce rotational acceleration during a crash. Check it out:

Applies to pretty much any helmet, ... more »

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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 1/27/2016 10:32 PM

Good find, Varaxis! Here's something drivetrain related from Shimano. Looks like they're taking into account a ton of factors to spit out that final optimal gear. Patent application #US20150321084 by Shimano, Inc:

Bicycle setting calculating ... more »
Reply to How/Where do I start a product review 1/22/2016 2:26 PM

Nice! Here's a link to the frame listing in our Product Guide. Simply click the review tab below the frame photo and fire away. http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Frames,7/Evil-Bikes/The-Insurgent,16916

Reply to How/Where do I start a product review 1/22/2016 9:04 AM

We really appreciate you wanting to contribute a member review! In the coming days we'll add the bike to our Product Guide. Do you have a specific build kit from Evil, or are you hoping to review the frame?

Reply to Trail Closures San Diego County 1/21/2016 3:58 PM

Some more details... http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bikes-Confiscated-for-Riding-on-Military-Land-365700071.html