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Added a comment about feature Spank Shut-Up and Whip Photo Contest #spankwhipoff 4/1/2015 7:16 AM
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Winners?

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Added a comment about photo whip color 3/30/2015 1:11 PM
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Thanks Iceman!

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Updated photo album March 2015 3/30/2015 12:51 PM
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Added a comment about video Can Aaron Gwin G-Out His Downhill Bike? 3/9/2015 3:41 PM
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Needs some help from Huck Wizard...

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Liked a comment on the item Cyclist towed into MX jump - Barry Nobles 3/6/2015 1:07 PM


just sayin'..

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Added a new photo album February 2015 2/19/2015 6:35 AM
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Added a comment to jon.martin.1610092's bike check 1/4/2015 7:51 AM
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Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/2/2015 1:22 PM

Chainguides. Your narrow-wide ring isn't that good.
"If you never drop a chain, it's because you suck." - Team Robot

Liked a comment on the item What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/2/2015 12:14 PM

Proof that if you hold out long enough everything eventually goes full CYCLE, well except for gearboxes...

PS: I will continue to wear my hydration pack since it carries a lot more than water, and is VITAL for building "interesting, sustainable trails."

PSS: The feed on Team Robot concerning...more

Liked a comment on the item World Cup Downhill and Dual from Durango, CO 2001, Alpha Project 12/13/2014 11:28 PM

It's a damn shame that Purgatory did away with everything DH related. I'm from Durango I was born here in 1998. It is both awesome and frustrating to see the super rad DH course I've been laying ski tracks over since I was five. As an aspiring pro racer I can...more

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Added a comment about feature Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/12/2014 8:03 PM
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First, NOT going to complain about word count. Nice to read some thought out, articulate expression instead of a 250 word caption. Thank you.

As for wants - better bikes for less money?

How about maybe just the same bikes for less money? Bikes are pretty fancy nowadays, and besides wheel size and carbon, not changing a whole lot. I don't want more, I just want normal at a reasonable price. More trails would be nice, but there's many caveats in there... More races? No. Enduro and Urban DH has about sewn that up. RedBull is taking care of the rest. More WC level DH races in a season might be cool though.

More content... really? I can hardly keep up with all the websites anymore, let alone instafacetwitterbookgram... We have enough of a LOT of things (but I can't seem to get enough of Vital! haha)

Maybe we need to learn to appreciate more? Savor what we have.

As for Rampage, it was mishandled - should at least have had qualified commentators, that could have tried to include the uninitiated and define some things, level of difficulty, rider bios... The visuals were great though, however giving it to NBC was a mistake. Even the Wide World of Sports days suffered from un or mis-informed commentary. Network TV is going down, and thinking or planning on future big 3 broadcasts is waste. Neflix it, or HBO, or invent a new outlet. RedBull is big enough to develop something like that, if they're interested. But expecting a network broadcast of Rampage to bolster the sport is naive.

(I don't for one second believe that more outside sponsorship or attention will bring bike or component prices down. I don't believe anything will. Companies charge more and more every year.)

"Mainstream" and it's importance is going to evolve in the next decade, perhaps dramatically. Cycling in general has got it goin' on right now, on a strength. Room for improvement - yes. Room for appreciation - definitely.
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Totally agree with the last paragraph, right on. Great read.

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Liked a comment on the item Merci Jerome 12/9/2014 9:01 PM

I have to say this guy elevated Mavic's 24 and 20 spoke wheels from looking terrifying for any sort of aggressive riding to looking legitimate.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 11/25/2014 7:03 PM

The NORBA series used to be as important as the World Cups. It's about time it came back to where it needs to be. With that said, neither the UCI and our current national cycling federation have really proven themselves of late. I hope all goes well for everybody, especially the...more

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Specialized Enduro Shredding with Mitch Ropelato and Curtis Robinson 11/17/2014 8:02 PM
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nose manual between the little doubles... sick riding, that place can be a little rough...

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Race Face Khyber Women’s Knee Guard 7/20/2014 4:29 PM
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Nice review. I'd just like to say that the same size issue may exist in the men's version of these pads. My 661 Kyle Strait pads, and other 661 pads were always size large. However, the size large RaceFace pads were are just a bit ... snug. I can still wear them as they articulate so well once I have them on. But I IF I ever buy them again (which is likely, I love these pads), I will go for the XL size.

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