Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/5/2017 7:31 PM

I still can't get over how the underlying assumption that big wheels are always faster is the case. I still stand by the idea that it depends on the track, the rider, the conditions, other attributes of the bike etc.

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup Downhill Race Action Slideshow 5/1/2017 6:46 AM

Gee won in Cairns in 2014 on borrowed shoes; now Rachel won in Lourdes on wrong-size spare shoes... has anybody tried hiding Dan's shoes from him to see what might happen?

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes Track Preview with Brendan Fairclough 4/29/2017 8:18 PM

HOLY CRAP!

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes Track Preview with Brendan Fairclough 4/29/2017 8:18 PM

Holy crap is right. It's like he's floating over it and the footage has been sped up.
Crazy how that big grassy right turn at 1:25 has gotten totally destroyed since Claudio's run.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH 4/29/2017 8:06 PM

Shots = fired. I'm pretty sure Pinkbike is imploding as I type this.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, 2017 Lourdes World Cup DH 4/29/2017 8:05 PM

Part of the reason I prefer vital for race coverage is because each article title isn't a paragraph long, unlike that other website.

Liked a comment on the item The Greatest Show on Earth - Lourdes DH Action 4/29/2017 7:38 PM

You guys are on point with race coverage this year, god damn. Keep it up!

Liked a comment on the item Finn Iles' Custom-painted Specialized S-Works Demo 4/28/2017 8:26 PM

Holy shit! That is one of the best looking paints jobs I have seen in years. I am not a huge Specialized guy, but dam that bike looks good.

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup: 2017 Track Preview 4/26/2017 2:40 PM

SO sick is right.

Thought about it more, I am starting to believe the wheel size thing is less of a big deal than we think in terms of "changing the sport".

Worth noting, Brycleland had his big season mostly aboard 26" wheels (right?) when nearly every other team was on 27.5" wheels.

My point is,...more

Liked a comment on the item Epic Trails in the Land of the Lost - Tasmania Enduro World Series 4/8/2017 7:51 PM

Yeah, these pics are great, but i refresh vital 100 times a day on race weekends for the slideshow with audio!

Liked a comment on the item Epic Trails in the Land of the Lost - Tasmania Enduro World Series 4/8/2017 7:51 PM

Yeah, these pics are great, but i refresh vital 100 times a day on race weekends for the slideshow with audio!

Liked a comment on the item Toughest Day Ever? Wynner, Wynner - EWS Rotorua Race Day 3/27/2017 7:54 PM

Might have hit refresh a few dozen times in the last 2 days waiting for this slideshow.

Liked a comment on the item Transition TR500 Heritage 3/27/2017 7:15 AM

Bike of the Day March 25, 2017!

Liked a bike check Transition TR500 Heritage 3/27/2017 7:14 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill - My Way 3/25/2017 6:25 AM

I agree 100%. The Cure just made this video all that much better and it took me back to a great time in my life..the 80's. Great job Alex Rankin and Sam Hill!

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill - My Way 3/25/2017 6:25 AM

This one hit me right in the feels. Alex and Sam have made some of the best MTB clips ever IMO. But this one, with the Cure backing them up, Sam rallying the small bike on old school DH trails, his kids hanging out. All tied together with some of Rankin's best filming/editing to date, this one is...more

Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Month: Ivan's Specialized Demo 3/17/2017 7:53 PM

Stunning bike, but I find the ENVE logos a little too over powering, would look better in my eyes if the ENVE logo was just a pinstripe outline.
Other than that pretty close to perfection.

Liked a comment on the item Legit 10-foot Huck onto Rocks and a Steep, Nasty Corner? 3/16/2017 8:26 PM

I could watch Remi ride his bike all day.

Liked a bike check Evil Wreckoning - The Boss 3/16/2017 6:59 AM
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Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Nomad "Vader" 3/12/2017 7:20 AM
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