Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/15/2017 9:41 PM

Just stirring the pot here, but there must have been some serious shit that went down between specialized and Sram if they dropped their sponsorship for suspension and brakes for both of their elite teams....

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/15/2017 4:58 PM

He says in the comments that its a 29er #26isstillrad

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/10/2017 7:13 PM

Xfusion? Hmmm a bit of a surprise, are you sure? theyre not the lightest or strongest either, I know someone that bent a few pairs of lowers from them, why not drop the ohlins internals into a lighter boxxer chasis? I stil think it's ohlins' own chasis ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/9/2017 3:01 PM

Really curious why the specialized team is running formula brakes now. Are they that much better than avid codes or other offerings from sram? I remember gwin tested them before signing TRP Looking forward hearing their reasoning behind the switch

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/4/2017 10:01 AM

I can see needles teaming up with Scott, him and fairclough are good homies and I think andrew would kill it on a gambler

Added a comment to F1234K's bike check 12/20/2016 11:15 PM
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Please do a review/feature on the Taniwha Vital!

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Liked a bike check Taniwha 12/20/2016 11:13 PM
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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 12/7/2016 10:43 AM

From all the online reviews it seems this linkage is the real deal and works very well .however, imho there is no way in the world that a bike that looks like this and cost that much will ever be a hit in the sales department. 2600 usd for an alu frame with a basic shock is just crazy...more

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 12/5/2016 10:14 PM

So Brendog is getting married??

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 2:15 PM
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A couple things that I have learned over the years...

When Adjusting your handlebar roll, keep your fingers off the brake levers! I see a lot of people reach for their brake levers when adjusting their bars which will rotate your wrist and may throw off the perfect roll for you. Bars first, then brakes. Also make sure your actually standing on the bike and in attack position when trying to find that sweet spot, so many people do it when sitting down on the saddle or just standing on the ground, this makes a huge difference!

As for brake lever position on the handlebar, I've found that by having the brake levers a little further inward (sliding them towards the stem) you can get your elbows out a bit more which will help you attack the trail better. Especially if your using lock on grips with two clamps, this will kind of force your hands inwards and off the clamps, thus relieving some fatigue and possible blisters. But of course, there are limits to this as shown in the diagram.

And if you are running grips with two clamps, please make sure that the allen head isn't digging into your pinkies!

Go for a brake lever angle that will keep your arm and wrist as straight as possible. Consider the terrain you ride and how far you lean back on the bike on average, this will kind of dictate how flat you should be running your brake levers.

And finally, if you do have a nice Sram shifter like the one in the photos above, take advantage of the adjustable downshift paddle and get that perfect trigger thumb position.

Can you guys tell how picky I am with my cockpit setup? Haha

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Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 11:50 AM

Kirt's attitude would fit really well on a brand like Transition I think! Sponsor this man!

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 11:49 AM

Holy cow. FIX THIS. Richie Schley has frame sponsor AND a Mercedes deathtruck, and all he ever gave us was dead sailor drops and bad tabletops. Voreis delivers the fun and skill and makes people want to ride.

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 11:47 AM

This is why I will always keep coming back to Vital, true reporting on the real world of two wheels bicycles that go downhill fast.

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - #TBT Darren Miller, 2002 11/3/2016 2:36 PM
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bike sounds like a shopping cart
damn that trail is rad!

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Added a comment about video Vital RAWk - Ludicrous Lourdes 10/22/2016 2:32 PM
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Hey Vital, it would be amazing if you guys could compile a couple raw videos of Stevie. I think the entire bike community would love to see the best moments from one if the best. #longlivechainsaw

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Added a comment about photo Graham Agassiz's Kona Supreme Operator 10/12/2016 10:58 PM
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26 inch wheels in a 27.5 kona with some meaty non-downhill tires? Sounds rad to me

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Digging this new style of edits.

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PEATY FOR ANNOUNCER 2017!

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 9/7/2016 2:50 PM

The thought of ratboy retiring or taking a break makes my heart heavy. I hope he finds what he's looking for during the off season and comes back next year swingin'. But even if he takes a year off to travel and ride with mates, I think that's equally ... more »