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Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/26/2017 1:54 PM

Nice! I used to do some forearm work, but I swore it made it worse. This is different. Climbing too is something I know would help. Not sure the culture would accept me though

Fun side point, I've noticed arm pump is usually greatly reduced ... more »
Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/26/2017 1:24 PM

Maybe send one to me for testing

In all seriousness, I'll certainly consider one. I do note going from 35mm to 31.8mm to be a big benefit for my hands.
Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 4:11 PM

Learned this one this year. And yeah, if my bike is fitting properly (long enough), I liked it. Conversely, if my bike is too small, I hated it, and found myself rotating my levers more downward.

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 3:38 PM

I'd like to give them a go. If they were cheaper, I'd ring the register but $60-90 for grips? I have to be more certain it'll help...(though if it did, I'd absolutely pay it)

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 1:48 PM

Great suggestions! Only thing I should add is I am about as OCD as they come when it comes to fork/suspension setup and maintenance.

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 9:18 AM

At your weight, (like me) a DH brake is absolutely the ticket. I'm not a brake expert, but the idea of a 4 piston brake is partially surface area, partially how you can get the brake to come "on". End of the day, you can only make a 2 piston brake so ... more »

Reply to Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 8:56 AM

How much do you weigh? Where do you ride? Most DH brakes I've ridden don't overwhelm you with "bite" but do offer far more power once things start to heat up. Sounds like you are on the right track. As a side note, I've been super impressed (though my ... more »

New thread Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/24/2017 8:15 AM

Hey VitalMTBers Anyone have any arm pump and/or hand fatigue tips & tricks? I've tried the normal stuff, but still battle at the end of longer descents. Figured I'd lob the question to the masses to see if anyone else has any tips/tricks. This weekend's ... more »

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Reply to ALL THINGS LENZERHEIDE WORLD CUP 7/5/2017 2:27 PM

claudio helmet cam http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Claudios-Lenzerheide-World-Cup-DH-Course-Preview-with-Gaetan-Vige,34024/sspomer,2

Reply to Hardpack Tires 7/5/2017 8:15 AM

Kenda Small Block 8. (just kidding, what David said is probably the best non-mud, non blown out, tire combo I can think of)

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/30/2017 10:07 AM

A good question. I know Syndicate played with this to some extent. In fact, its fairly well known Greg has played with fork offset a fair amount, especially back in his Honda days (correct me if I'm wrong) Fork offset is nothing new, it just is a bit ... more »

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/28/2017 2:34 PM

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/26/2017 3:08 PM

semiserious question - could he in theory race? Does he have points from last year or are those expired now?

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/26/2017 2:09 PM

Steep, technical and muddy... ...that's my bet.

Reply to 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.

Reply to Lost Newb 6/19/2017 7:19 AM

Have a blast man!! Excellent choice.

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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

Reply to 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 »