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-273. hahaha.

That was amazing. Well done Vital. This stuff is great.

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Added a comment about video YT - Tales of the Mob - #4, Cairns Race Recap 4/25/2016 9:35 AM
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Unreal. Angel crashes. Doesn't remember the crash and they start looking at his hand?! Obviously no idea how much more diagnostic stuff they did but sure looks like there wasn't much attention to something far bigger...

Seriously, someone needs to raise the concussion question as these events. Culturally, it has to get a bit more attention and understanding from everyone involved.

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Added a comment about slideshow Qualifying Action from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 11:31 AM
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Is Graeme Mudd on flat pedal shoes on mallets?!

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Added a comment about slideshow World Cup DH Action from Cairns, Australia 4/22/2016 7:57 AM
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Your logic is a bit off here. Putting on a world cup is already incredibly expensive. The checks the athletes walk away with his hardly a reflection of the total cost to run such an event.

Two things

1) Though a neurologist would be ideal, any medical professional trained in post concussive management would work in this situation. The testing protocol Jonty was suggesting is widely used in a number of sports (including HIGH SCHOOL - where the checks are non existent) and far from expensive to implement. Once you have an objective baseline you don't need a specialist to say "yeah, you need to go to the hospital, your tests are way off".

2) The costs of whatever program is decided, spread over all athletes and teams wouldn't be material.

Again, I'm not sure you understand the importance of this problem. I, unfortunately, live it more days than I care to admit.

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I'm with Oz_Taylor. Not saying either will win but Mik and Troy can both lay power down when they need to. Troy seems to always be fit. Mik waivers with the years but has the potential to be one of the most fit athletes in the sport.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying from the Cairns World Cup Downhill 4/22/2016 7:31 AM

Gonna have to call you out on that one. Mik is one of the most powerful guys on the circuit...2nd at Pietermaritzburg in 2014 proves that. Brosnan has shown he's not lacking in power...1st in Fort William 2014 with the infamous 'motorway' section.

Added a comment about slideshow World Cup DH Action from Cairns, Australia 4/21/2016 10:43 AM
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Jonty Neethling nailing it. There are way too many un-diagnosed concussions out there. Its the rest of your life you are playing with. UCI wants to ban disc brakes from road racing but won't bring a neurologist to the races? Sounds about par for the course for the most ass backwards organization in sports.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2016 Yeti SB5.5c 29er 4/14/2016 2:47 PM

You make a good point here - a lot of people forget that Boost isn't just about wheel stiffness. Having that extra space in BB/Yoke area (small though it may seem to non-engin-nerds) is a pretty major ingredient in what allows us to shorten the CS's and add enough material/structure to...more

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Follow up: Indeed you are right - it was a 125mm dropper. I do agree a 150mm would be more fitting. Look for this feedback (and more) when I do my longer term review.

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Added reply in a thread EWS and Santa Cruz 4/14/2016 8:04 AM

Like Graves?

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I'm wagering you see Kelly on it before Rude. Not because its not capable but because Rude is SO comfortable on the 6. Why change a winning formula? That said if the course warrants it and he's feeling totally comfortable on it, yup, he'll be on it.

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I would happily post my gimbal setup but honestly I can't recommend it. I've broken so many!

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Great question. I'll know shortly! I felt as though it was a 150mm but I could be mistaken. If it is a 125mm, I do fully agree this should be 150 (or greater) in the XL size.

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Great stuff.

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PIT VIPERRRRRR!!!

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Also a good point on your end. I've always been more of a VW GTI/Subaru WRX type of guy vs. a 911. The reaction was as much because even $5600 is well out of my budget. It's even more difficult when you have bikes like the Salsa Horsethief that you can buy complete with X1/XO1 for almost...more

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Thanks man.

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: 2016 Yeti SB5.5c 29er 4/13/2016 8:11 AM
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To add to Sspomer's post, one needs to open their mind up a little bit. There will never be "one bike" (or wheel size) that is "better". Better for me? Maybe. Better for where I live? Sure. Better for the type of riding I do? Absolutely.

Take a nod from other "tool oriented" sports such as surfing or skiing. There is no "best" set of skis or surfboard.

Though it may be overly hard to decide which bike is best for you, I give Yeti kudos for making so many different bikes aimed toward real riders on real trails.

Put another way, watch the EWS coming up - I'll bet you see their team on every bike they make through the season proving there is no "best bike". Just most fitting. Its up to you to decide which one will compliment your riding style

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