Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650B 1/26/2016 2:54 PM
C50

Damn SRAM, did you make that cassette out of tin foil?

http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/109/photos/101322/s1600_IMG_6934.jpg?1453838731

Watch out for that bottom rung SRAM stuff Sloan, it'll come back to bite ya! This ain't a Walmart bike (yet).
Hope Speshy didn't pay more than $10 OE for it.

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Added a comment to intro's bike check 1/21/2016 3:29 PM
C138_dsc01373

Looks like Specialized, Pivot and Devinci had a nasty malt liquor lubricated orgy.

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Added a comment about feature Inside the Industry - COMMENCAL USA 1/18/2016 1:47 PM
C50

Many broken promises and lots of waiting for frames/parts the last time "Commecal USA" was attempted in the early 2000's. The main USA guy was a joke, talked big but disappeared when you had a problem.
They "sponsored" a local for Pro DH, he ended up having to re-pay the bike shop full retail for the frames

But now they have Lyle!
Hopefully all is better.....

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2015 YT TUES CF Pro 1/14/2016 10:54 AM
C50

C'mon Gwin, you can use your real name here!

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Added a comment about product review First Look: Ohlins RXF 34 Fork 12/23/2015 9:48 AM
C50

The elusive 3rd chamber finally sees the light!

Way to go L man!

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/16/2015 4:46 PM

Keene is about as in bed with Specialized as you can be short of putting a ring on the finger of Sinyard's daughter.... He is bro bro with all the mtb product managers and has been for many years. The American Dream is good guy to have on your team, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/14/2015 9:08 AM

Siick, can't wait to see Grubby ripping around the local trails. If Specialized is for sure that is..... There will a new Enduro for MY2016 (new SJ last year, new Enduro this year). The new carbon frames usually start showing up for testing Dec/Jan. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 2:41 PM

You may have set the record for shortest career with Speshy. I think it was less than a week? How involved were you with bringing Sam on board with Specialized? Did they just boot you after he signed? Were you bummed, or did you try and steal him over ... more »

Added reply in a thread Are You Getting a New Bike for 2016? 10/30/2015 3:01 PM

Yessir! Bringing back the DH with a Turner DHR. Bargain of the century right now! Feel free to send me all your 26" DH tires......

Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 2:00 PM
C50

Question: "When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward?"
Answer: When you have to crowd source money to pay the medical bills as a result of said risk.

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Added a comment about video Kyle Norbraten & The Coastal Crew Part Ways 10/5/2015 9:25 AM
C138x104

Wow, slow day at Vital or what??

I dropped a big dump this morning, in case you want to put up the official announcement.....

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Added a comment about video Getting Serious With Team Robot // Gravity Components 9/24/2015 1:26 PM
C138x104

Fixed 106/64 spider?
200 grams heavier than RF SixC??
Almost $700 with BB and tool???

How dumb do those robots think we are?
I guess they gotta pay Chuckles sombrero expenses some how....

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Added a comment about video Red Bull Hardline POV with Gee Atherton - So GNARLY 9/10/2015 4:49 PM
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I like the high speed death stump section!
Gonna be carnage.

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Added reply in a thread Interesting Shimano Dropper Post Patent 9/3/2015 3:17 PM

Shimano gets 10 or more patents granted each month. Most of them are for stuff they will never even prototype, they just want to be sure that no one else can. I bet they have more people in their "patent department" than most bike companies have design ... more »

Added a comment about press release SRAM Goes Steel With New X-SYNC 1x Chainrings 8/25/2015 2:35 PM
C50

Steel is about 2.5X heavier than aluminum.
This ring is pretty minimal, I would bet about 80-90g for the steel 32t.

Alloy 32t is about 40g.

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look, First Ride: 2016 Rocky Mountain Maiden Carbon Downhill Bike 8/6/2015 11:06 AM
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"Pressfit BB 107", bummer.....

There is a reason why other mfgs kept threaded BB's (Santa Cruz), or are going back to threaded BB's (Ibis, another "S" company).
Pressfit BB in carbon shells on long travel bikes is a bummer.
Keep that crap on your super weight weenie XC rig!

Hope RM is making like 3X the amount of front triangles for warranty fun when the creaking starts!

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Timed Training from Mont Sainte Anne World Cup DH 7/30/2015 3:08 PM
C50

What about Gwinners mechanical?
What broke?

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Added a comment about feature First Look: RockShox Lyrik and Yari 7/7/2015 11:29 AM
C50

Aaaand no 20mm thru!

SRAM
Stupid Random Acronym Machine

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Trek World Racing 7/2/2015 12:39 PM
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You need to meet a Pro mechanic. They have boxes and boxes of "old" parts.

Most of it is sold to supplement meager salary after the season is over....

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Praxis 11-40 Wide Range 10-Speed Cassette 6/22/2015 6:27 PM
C50

Yes, I have used this cassette with a medium cage 10 spd SRAM deray.
Works great!

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