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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/15/2014 9:17 AM
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@EJThomson did you read the whole review and only remember the two "negative" points? No bike is perfect for every rider in every situation. The Low BB has an advantage in many many situations and is a trade off in others, and if you reread the article the extra length of the cranks seemed to be more of an issue than the BB. Same goes for suspension, and where it falls short in one isolated scenario (in one particular shock setting) it shined in every other situation. Super light weight, spot on geometry and predictable suspension through the majority of terrain in a place like Whistler makes me happy. If you are looking for "exactly perfect" as you put it, I'm not sure that any bike will fit the bill.

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Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/13/2014 12:26 PM

I'm with Neethling on this one. We absolutely need more high level events. 8 races out of 52 weekends is hardly enough to make a season. Look at Super cross with 14-16 events for example. Ideally I would like to see a 10 race series plus World Champs. ... more ยป

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Awesome stuff. Thanks for sharing, Gary.

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Epic section of trail there. Hopefully got an equally epic shot with all those flashes

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Added a comment about feature It's in the Bag - A Look at the Photography Gear Sven Martin Uses at the UCI World Cup and Enduro World Series 4/7/2014 10:18 PM
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I've only had to open my bag once in about every 10 flights and it was a smooth operation. Maybe I'm just lucky.

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Added a comment about feature It's in the Bag - A Look at the Photography Gear Sven Martin Uses at the UCI World Cup and Enduro World Series 4/7/2014 8:28 PM
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Shit happens and shot breaks, all the equipment are still tools for the job. I just broke my 70-200 two days before three weeks of work which stings a bit to replace on short notice. One of my fisheyes is full of dings from roost but the resulting shots were worth it. I would equate it to buying a top end DH bike and them hitting the World Cup with it. Things will wear out and break but with proper use and maintenance it will still be a winner. I've had good luck on planes as I carry lenses and bodies as carry on.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Guerilla Gravity MEGATRAIL 3/27/2014 11:11 AM
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What @noahColorado said....

5 stars means, pretty much perfect in every way. I wasn't blown away by the suspension in the trail mode, though some of that may have been the rear shock needing a bit of tweaking, and one day/ride isn't enough to dial it in. Standover wasn't the best simply because they want to be able to fit a water bottle, which in the end is a fair trade off. Weight would be another issue as it isn't the lightest thing out there, but this is offset by price and solid construction (the saying "light, strong, cheap... pick two" comes to mind).

I did however feel the geometry and suspension in "gravity mode" are some of the best I have ridden.

Add that all up, weighing the good, the bad, and the things that could be improved and a 4 stars is pretty damn good.

Just about every single top end bike these days is amazing so it takes something really, really, really special to be considered perfect.

Cheers.

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@pininator there are a few somewhere on my instagram account if ya look hard enough

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Added a comment about slideshow Vital Capture - Dave Trumpore's Off-Season Adventures 3/19/2014 9:32 AM
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haha, @pininator we had all had one or two too many and had been messing about doing tricks on the minibike for the camera for quite some time before that shot, hence the bleeding. However, Joey had no clue he was getting covered in beer on this one and it's just one take, spur of the moment goofing around.

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@Nicholast thanks for the good words. We had a similar experience on Elbert with hikers and I recall pulling over to stop on the descent when I came up on a large group trying to be courteous and not knowing what their reaction would be. One guy in the group actually gave me shit for stopping because he was trying to take a video of the riding. They were all pumped on bikes, which isn't always the case with hikers in Colorado that's for sure.

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Added a comment about video 2013 Mountain Bike Product of the Year - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/29/2013 5:49 PM
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I think part of the reason you have not heard tons of accolades from other media outlets in regards to DVO, is because very few have been able to test one. Vital was granted one of the most (and only) in depth test sessions to date.

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Added a comment about slideshow Australian Downhill Race Action - Thredbo Cannonball DH 12/10/2013 3:43 PM
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TBS back in action !!! Hope that femur is all healed up and you're out shredding again.

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