Added a comment about feature Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 12/2/2016 9:33 AM
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Those little cable hooks are made by jagwire, & they really do help with the reverb hose's unwieldyness: https://www.amazon.com/Jagwire-Rotating-S-Hook-Box-4/dp/B0029LMU1U they make a few different ones as well, including shift housing sized: http://jagwire.com/products/small-parts/rotating-s-hook

Also, if you've got a problem spot with rubbing, the 3G tubetops aren't bad: http://jagwire.com/products/small-parts/tube-tops

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 11:45 AM

see the caption under the pic w/ hands on the levers

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 10:49 AM

based on this...you didn't really read the whole thing did you

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 10:04 AM
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Pretty awesome guide for getting a neutral cockpit, which is where everyone should start. Usually people will deviate somewhat(I prefer a little bit of forward roll, & flatter levers are pretty popular right now) but starting from a neutral point is best.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/22/2016 12:56 PM

E13 make pedals again mine are dead

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 11:20 AM

yea can you believe they didn't get every flat pedal made from every manufacturer? it's almost like they tried to get a sensible subset of the market to let us know their thoughts and comparisons. this clearly shows they don't care about american manufacturing.

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 6:20 AM
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Yea, no worries, like I said, I had no idea they'd discontinued them. Hopefully they're working on a new pedal that can be included in the test at some future date.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/16/2016 1:42 PM
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Huh. Weird, they were there a few months ago when I had to confirm that they sold two different revisions(newer had smaller pins.)

Guess I need to stock up on parts so I can keep my two pairs running as long as possible. Kinda not stoked to go back to pedals without spin control, & that I can't freshen up for $10 when they get beat up.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/16/2016 12:02 PM
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A little disapointed the E*Thirteens didn't make the cut for the test. They're comparable in platform size with the biggest here, & I bet they'd compare well on some of the measurements you chose, especially with the 7mm pins. I certainly haven't even considered running those, more than enough grip with the 3mm & blank pins in the middle.

None of these pedals offer blank pins, composite wear plates, or spin control, either. I get it though: despite good reviews & lots of anticipation during testing, the MTB worlds seems to have forgotten the pedals exist.

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Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/15/2016 12:19 PM

Kirt, would be stoked to have you back on a santa cruz, so reach directly anytime. joe@ goes to my inbox.
shouldn't have to come to this!

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/15/2016 12:19 PM

And I'd like to add that his wife Lindsey makes Kurt an even more desirable person to have on their squad. I had the good fortune to meet and ride with her for a bit as my wife took one of her clinics a few years back in Moab. Just the nicest person you could meet and a fantastic mtb...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Convict Tire 11/15/2016 7:10 AM
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How much wider are the knobs than the casing on your mounted one (mostly asking if it's a significant difference, rather than caring about an exact number.)

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Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Convict Tire 11/15/2016 6:46 AM
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Anybody have an idea how these compare, real world actual size, to the e*thirteen 2.35"s, or the maxxis WTs? Not that I'd opt for these tires living in a place where loose over hard is our default conditions, but I'm curious how they compare size-wise.

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Liked a comment on the item Seven Sick Rides You Can Have - Jenson's Custom Collection 11/7/2016 6:31 AM

Good God V-MTB. Little overboard on the paid advertiser focus.

Liked a comment on the item Seven Sick Rides You Can Have - Jenson's Custom Collection 11/7/2016 6:31 AM

So now advertisements get to pretend to be "features"? How long before the racing rumours thread has every rider riding for Jensen?

Added reply in a thread Next Level Trail Sabotage 11/1/2016 8:29 AM

Oh, there's no obstacle to bringing the Law into this, provided the laws are similar to the US:. Mantrapping is illegal, even on your own property.

Liked a comment on the item 11 Downhill E-Bikes That Will Give You Nightmares 10/31/2016 11:03 AM

I think pedal assist e-bikes are cool but when you can twist a grip and do a burn out that is not what mountain bikes are about. Get a dirt bike it you want to do burn outs.

Added a comment about feature 11 Downhill E-Bikes That Will Give You Nightmares 10/31/2016 10:01 AM
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some of them have throttles. might actually be faster. but one of the big justifications I saw was that it allows you to self-shuttle. Which is admittedly is something I wouldn't mind. Let me pedal up the hill under electric, & then lock out the motor for the trail. Since it seems like we are going to see them everywhere whether we like it or not.

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Added a comment about feature 11 Downhill E-Bikes That Will Give You Nightmares 10/31/2016 9:16 AM
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Along those lines, I'd be stoked to try out one of those electric freeride motos KTM gave dannymac. But, y'know, not on nonmotorized singletrack.

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Added a comment about product review Slick Honey 10/28/2016 12:16 PM
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The tube works with a finish line grease gun too, it's great for controlled application. also useful for squirting it down shift housings, which is probably my favorite use of this grease.

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