Added reply in a thread Holy Crap Bernard Kerr! Caution Crash Content 6/20/2017 3:34 PM

Holy shit. Is he okay? You know my thoughts when I see something like this. Ugh.

Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/19/2017 7:19 AM

Have a blast man!! Excellent choice.

Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/17/2017 6:23 AM

Hey Zach, Good question, and an overwhelming one. As a newer rider, the options are dizzying. Your moto background makes this question a bit more interesting. How tall are you? What is your budget? Sounds like you get a military discount with Giant eh? ... more »

Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 6/17/2017 6:13 AM
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Well would you look at that (maybe it shifts now?)

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Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/12/2017 11:11 AM

Reminds me of baja. Some people just want to see Class 11 (VW bug) just ragged, loose and not going nearly as fast, others want to see trophy trucks, arguably far more in control at much higher speeds. Unlimited technology vs highly limited technology. ... more »

Added reply in a thread ALL THINGS LEOGANG WORLD CUP 6/9/2017 2:44 PM

Wow. One of my greatest fears (brake locking up - specifically my front one) - at speed. Unrelated, and sorry Spomer if this isn't okay to post but some interesting banter here from the riders on 29ers, course selection and Leogang

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/9/2017 10:24 AM

Be fun to poll the Vital audience as to the cool factor of 29" DH bikes. To me, they are super rad. Skinsuits? Not so much. At its core, a lot of this debate comes down to what people think is cool, some of this based off real world experience, some ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/9/2017 9:05 AM

^^^...slow clap from me

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/9/2017 7:12 AM

FWIW, this has been touched on. I think the thing that has long been coming is less and less companies investing in DH, this is independent of the whole 27.5 or 29" thing. DH isn't going away. So long as there is a demand (and there is), SOME companies ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 10:01 AM

I'd argue its making people pay closer attention to the sport than ever before. Nobody is going to turn off the race because there is this thought in the back of certain viewers minds riders aren't getting as rowdy as before. And again, if that is in ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 9:14 AM

I always thought the fact XC guys go 29" not 27.5" was surprising for similar reasons. Climbing is really just constantly accelerating. I always figured a 27.5" bike would climb faster, at least on the steeper tracks, than 29"...clearly I'm wrong however. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 8:59 AM

Yeah, Keene does full time, Cody is more into the 5.5c (though he isn't near the top yet), Graves does too right? Plenty of top dudes do, and plenty of top dudes might if they had the option. Dailly, Maes, Melamed, Wallner etc. What is interesting is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 8:49 AM

Except for this dude who is leading...also named Greg.

Plenty of 29" bikes near/at the top. Its a mixed bag on all tracks.
Liked a comment on the item gordo's Stumpy 29 with SRAM GX Eagle 6/8/2017 8:17 AM

haha. long-time dream finally reality w/ a backyard track. been running since winter. i have a feature on it in the works.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/8/2017 7:07 AM

Funny how much of this keeps coming back to the tracks, not the wheels... Those are two separate arguments IMO.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/7/2017 10:17 AM

Those two riders have *always* had extremely different styles. Rat will look more lose on 29" wheels than Greggy on 24". Just sayin...

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/7/2017 7:44 AM

1) Its a fairly big assumption to think only an XXL bike can be built around that amount of travel. Remember, Santa Cruz isn't even using a modified front triangle for the bigger wheels yet... 2) There is a school of thought that implies bigger guys ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 12:51 PM

Only quoting this because this is far more articulate than I'll ever be. #nailedit.

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 11:40 AM

Clear bias? I don't know about that. The argument more travel makes for a faster bike too is one without much merit. Comes down to track, location, rider, style etc. Didn't Vergier qualify higher than Greg at Lourdes (the race that never was)? Greg has ... more »

Added reply in a thread Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/6/2017 10:31 AM

I'm trying to boil this down to something based on principals, not simply this "one instance". I'm also trying to find something quantifiable when I can. On principal I'm arguing technological progression has long been a cornerstone of the sport, despite ... more »