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Added bike check $400 Yeti Build 7/2/2015 2:31 PM
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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - ProGRT # 3, Angel Fire, New Mexico 6/23/2015 11:16 AM
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Define "beefed up Yeti trail bike"? SB5c? Somehow I doubt that... I'm betting SB6c (purely AM), mod'ed slacker with longer travel; damn near DH... still, always fun to hear, let's just be a little more realistic. On another note, I was at AF last week, kinda wish I'd stuck around for the racing now.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: Easton Heist 30 Wheelset 5/1/2015 6:02 PM

No 26" version and no 20mm axle? The world is over.

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 2/5/2015 5:42 PM

That is an awesome photoshop. Don't hate.

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 2/5/2015 5:42 PM

At $2,900, you are in the entry-level tier pricing from many OEMs and with a superior spec than the entry-level offering. Impressive. Let's just hope buyers do a better job at assembly than you did in Photoshop.

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 2/5/2015 5:41 PM

First off - good on you for writing this article. But, what about the used 26" bike market? That's what we need to be talking about. I don't see any of the main stream bike sites talking about this. The real steal and story is top tier spec'd Nomad C's, Ibis HD's, V10 carbons etc...more

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 2/5/2015 5:41 PM

Good one Vital! Who would pass up a Yeti SB66 at $999? wheels. Snap up the bargains boys and girls while everyone else is drooling over 27.5" bikes they've been brainwashed into buying for a very slight difference in rolling and cornering. If Graves won an Enduro World Series on a...more

Liked a comment on the item 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 2/5/2015 5:41 PM

Even better, Graves won an EWS on the SB66 in 2014! And in 2013 he took that bike to bronze at the DH World Championships.

Liked a comment on the item Snowbird's Big Mountain Trail: 2,900 Vertical Feet Over 7.5 Scenic Miles is One Tram Ride Away 11/18/2014 8:21 AM

Bummer, sounds like it's another increasingly typical "Flow" trail Fail. So much work goes into them and 95% of the time they suck. What ever happened to making singletrack???

Liked a comment on the item Snowbird's Big Mountain Trail: 2,900 Vertical Feet Over 7.5 Scenic Miles is One Tram Ride Away 11/18/2014 8:18 AM

Are you guys seriously complaning about a 7.5 mile DH? It looks pretty raw and not so buffed out! Nice tight switchbacks. Sounds like you guys skills can't handle simple things like this then. Aren't you riding Mtn bikes? I say yes to chunky switch back. Fast sections with baby heads. You...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Specialized Enduro Shredding with Mitch Ropelato and Curtis Robinson 11/18/2014 7:42 AM

BOOM!!!!! Yeah Lady SoMo showing proper tech riding!! Need more companies testing their bikes out here. If it survives a full month here it's survive anywhere in the world!!! Oh and that was pretty cleaned up than the norm….hahaha…....more

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Specialized Enduro Shredding with Mitch Ropelato and Curtis Robinson 11/18/2014 7:42 AM
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Yes! SOMO has the best trails on the planet, but don't tell anyone...

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Liked a comment on the item Shut the Front Door! First Ever Tsunami Flip in a Contest 9/11/2014 8:39 AM

I quit.

Liked a comment on the item G-Out Project - Breezer 9/10/2014 9:44 AM

There is so much wrong with this pic...

Liked a comment on the item Urban DH Game For iPhone/iPad To Be Released at the End Of February 2/14/2014 8:41 AM

Will players will be able to unlock 50mm stems?

Added a comment about press release Urban DH Game For iPhone/iPad To Be Released at the End Of February 2/13/2014 12:51 PM
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I like a little more up-sweep to my bars.

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/11/2014 7:37 AM

This might sound a little harsh, but why would a job that most people would love to do, is not super skilled, requires little education and would never require working unsociable hours be high payed?
I was a bike mechanic for 6 years up until last august and not once did i...more

Liked a comment on the item How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 8:26 PM

This economic reality is why I went to grad school and don't work as a mechanic anymore. Wages is the intersection of supply and demand, and there are a lot of pieces that go into that beyond the skill or difficulty of work performed. There definitely is more skill...more

Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 8:06 PM
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No flawed system; I was in the same boat, but there came a time when I became an expert in my field realized that I could be the one charging the bigger bucks on my own... then I found out how much it costs to be the business owner, with all of the overhead, etc... it's still better, but not that much; sometimes I do miss the days when all I had to do was clock-in, clock out, collect a check...

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Added a comment about feature How Much Money Does a Bike Mechanic Make? The Answer May Surprise You 2/10/2014 8:01 PM
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Good mechanics eventually end up with their own shops, teaching what they know to the next crop of good mechanics/future shop owners... the others either finish college or live in an old van with a $8k bike they built with their discounts...

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