Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/25/2017 9:58 PM

Didn't they hire the ex Crank Brothers CEO to run Intense a couple years ago? Seems like that move has resulted in a lot of similar problems that plagued CB. I mean, Intense was never known as a quality driven brand and their older models had their problems, but now it seems that...more

Added a comment about product review Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender 3/19/2017 3:13 PM
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word. this needs a series of lab test. thats even better. every product does the same test. then youd have numbers. Vital should hire an engineer to do product testing... some products really need this kind of approach.

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Added a comment about product review Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender 3/18/2017 3:54 PM
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make sure you have CushCore in the test...

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Added reply in a thread [Video] Rebound Speed vs Suspension Performance 2/1/2017 5:56 PM

Hey Andre- what about MTB suspension across all design puts the natural frequency at such a tight and specific number? are all bikes and wheel sizes and riders more similar than we are trained to think? thanks-

Added a comment about feature Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 7:51 AM
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Absolutely... she is at the races and having fun, 100% good vibes... friendly and approachable, please and thank you... always time to chat... and she does actually out-jump 90% of the people there male or female... and people notice that... she is a crowd favorite and people like to see her ride, both men and women... thats valuable... especially when a lot of the riders in the top 5 can be quite focused on their race and come off as aloof or rude... it takes all types of athletes on the team to accomplish the goals a brand sets out... its not all about who is at the top of the leaderboard when it comes to "results"...

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Added a comment about product review The Greatest All-Mountain Shoes with One Fatal Flaw 1/12/2017 2:59 PM
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i have these shoes as well and i am really enjoying them. Boa has great customer service and they will send you a replacement kit- maybe try to get one to put in your pack if you are enduro enough for that... i worry about a boa failure, but haven t had one yet... you can also get the Kestrel version with laces... i didnt do that because i was freaking out about the less stiff sole in that shoe not harnessing all my massive watts becuase i am pretty stupid actually... i should have got the one with laces... i think... but i like the boa... it works.. until it doesnt... in which case i will really wish i got the one with laces... but the soles are less stiff! and my watts and all that!

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Added a comment about feature How Right Were We? A Year-End Analysis of Vital MTB's What's In, What's Out 2016 12/19/2016 12:02 PM
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Enduro continues to be so hot right now... California Enduro Series participation up in 2016 by double digits AGAIN.. thanks in large part to Vital Mtb's support with page views of our results being quite high! ... so wrong, yet so right... look for live results in 2017 with live commentary...

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Added reply in a thread What Went Wrong with Interbike? Death to a Dinosaur? 9/27/2016 8:08 PM

You're about to get your wish @dstucki

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Added reply in a thread dinged rim tubeless tire 1/11/2016 10:03 AM

Dude, you are more than likely NOT screwed... you can repair rim dents pretty easily, and in fact mechanics have been doing it for decades... there is even a specific tool for the job... mechanicing is really a lost art these days... google Fixing-Rim-Dents ... more »

Added reply in a thread UCI Reduces Number of WC DH Riders, Increases Team Fees 9/26/2015 8:28 AM

This makes the most sense if they also make it easier to inscribe a race into UCI calendar. Where are the riders who are forced out going to compete? How will they score points to win their way back? At what events will they gain experience that they ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/29/2015 8:25 PM

I agree with this in general. It's really important to get straight so the sport can grow. As a person responsible for a few total Fuck ups in the way a race is run I am learning a lot. I feel that gaining consistency in officiating and the process used ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/26/2015 11:27 AM

Don't get me wrong, I agree that being in control is the key, and I believe that the extra practice time can be significant. In all likelihood we will see a good race, and crested butte practice-gate will recede. But I do expect the issue to receive ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 4:21 PM

I just look at this and think how hard this enduro thing is to manage with the growth so fast, and the officiating and rules lagging behind with so few staff to manage these fine details, and anticipate these issues, and so little experience built up ... more »

Added a comment about feature Catching Up With: Mike Jones 6/29/2015 8:06 PM
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Back then they didn't want me now I'm hot they all on me.

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Added a comment about photo DIY Carbon Gearbox Enduro Bike - Richard Goldsbury's Bike 3/22/2015 11:23 PM
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if your life is about making your best ideas real and the love you have for your kids then shit... good life... take a deep breath... its not about the bike... its about the man and his life and his work... i can relate... if a journalist told me to shut my kid up and wash the bike i would just politely end the interview... no time for that kind of BS...

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Added reply in a thread Do you use climbing-specific suspension features like lock-out? 1/13/2015 9:37 AM

i am riding a Norco Range my X fusion sweep has a lock-out i only use on the road if i am sprinting over a rise... my Xfusion O2 shock has 4 positions and 95% of the time its fully open... i only ever close it down on the road, or if i am on a fireroad ... more »

Added a comment about press release 2015 Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 11/26/2014 10:01 AM
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The UCI website will have all that info. UCI.ch

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Added a comment about press release 2015 Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 11/26/2014 8:38 AM
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Compared to travel to Europe for UCI points, it's less travel.

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Added a comment about video What Is The Most Efficient Pedalling Style? Testing Flat Vs. Clipless Pedals 11/1/2014 4:34 PM
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Most people are absolutely blown away to learn that flat pedals allow you to pedal at a lower percentage of vo2max at these lower outputs. But there is actually a lot of data from studies that show this to be true. It has more to do with lower recruitment of muscles because you are only pushing down. You get similar results from mid foot cleat placement clipped in.

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