Added a comment about news blog Kelly McGarry Has Passed Away in New Zealand 2/1/2016 4:11 AM
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Terrible news. Heck of a nice guy. Gonna miss seeing him around Colorado in the summer. Damn.

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions - Aaron Gwin 1/28/2016 7:22 PM
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He's a cool guy. The haircut works. He kick's the world's ass at downhilling. He's got my vote.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions Bike Abuse on Geronimo Trail 1/22/2016 12:56 PM
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From the last segment, it looked like Steve's bike was slower than Brandon's.

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Added a comment about photo e*thirteen 10 and 11-Speed Wide Range Cassette 1/3/2016 1:30 PM
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OK....main question: Is a 44t chain ring actually bigger than a 180mm disc?

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/14/2015 7:55 AM

It will be a bummer not to spot Graves around the Front Range and at Keystone. I hope Yeti can hold onto Richie, at least! As to riders doing both World Cup and EWS series, yeah...no way. The grind of doing EWS alone is too much. I'm sure a few guys ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 9:09 PM

You are chipping in every time you click a redbull article or link, they will make plenty of profit out of this event to cover these costs but choose not to.

Redbull doesn't need anything more from us than what we already give, whether it's clicking links...more

Added a comment about feature Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 9:08 PM
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I dunno, Bigburd...aside from the RedBull feed and the annoying RockBand advert you have to watch to see anything on Youtube, I'm not sure anyone is getting rich off of marketing this stuff. And more importantly,there are a lot of comments on here that seem to say: 1. No one will insure this type of event, with a 20% chance of catastrophic injury. 2. If someone other than the riders / riding community steps in, there's going to be all kinds of rules about safety and restrictions on rider freedom, which basically would suck. It seems to me that if there were some kind of third party charity that people and industry could donate to (Trek, YT, Spec. etc. popping in 20g each), and money off the top of the live feeds, we might have something viable. A "Rider's Trust Fund" of sorts, that could be overseen by some of the pros, some of the industry people, and some of the individual donors. The money could sit there until needed in these events....FMB particularly. That way there's something out there, at least a start, that might cover some costs for people like Paul Bas.

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Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:55 PM

Would a bigger prize purse actually help ?

Or would people take even greater risks, still get horribly fucked up and come away with nothing but a huge medical bill ?

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:52 PM

I hope you all read this because it's something of a "fact". I write insurance, some pretty crazy policies too sometimes, and one thing to understand is that THERE IS NO INSURANCE POLICY FOR THIS TYPE OF EVENT!!! Sure, you race a USAC bike race, you get...more

Liked a comment on the item Opinion: When Does Risk Outweigh the Reward? How Red Bull Rampage Changed Our Perspective 10/19/2015 8:05 AM

What about charging $5 for every live feed? Have that money go straight to rider safety and secondarily to better purses. Red bull gets to splash their logo on everything and we pay the riders something for their risk. Honestly, I'd feel better watching...more

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Anyone know if this is legit? Brandon? I saw it on a link from Teton Gravity. www.gofundme.com/supportforPaulB

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Added reply in a thread Why has no one won an EWS on a Santa Cruz Nomad? 10/3/2015 9:54 PM

I'm only 5'8'', so I'm definitely looking forward to dropping down from my 175mm cranks to 170s or even 165. Also, I'm looking forward to experimenting with a more adjustable suspension next year, probably a Vivid Air instead of the Monarch Debonair. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why has no one won an EWS on a Santa Cruz Nomad? 10/3/2015 9:49 PM

I just saw the Vital slideshow on Finale Ligure. Something about Richie and Jared not being on the same team next year. I have no idea what that is about, but it's been fun to see these two riding around some of the local spots thanks to the Yeti sponsorship. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Why has no one won an EWS on a Santa Cruz Nomad? 10/3/2015 6:48 PM

Yeah, I figure it's mainly talent at this point. I wish we could put Richie on one and see what happens. Ha, ha...but Santa Cruz has already hurt Yeti enough, haven't they?! It might be too cruel to swipe the best Enduro guy in the world right now.

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Added a comment about video Trackside: 2015 Red Bull Hardline 9/13/2015 10:35 AM
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I hope this crazy track gets at least a proper edit and some more go pros. It looks mental. Is this an invite-only kind of thing or is the low-rider count because...it's mental?

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Started new thread Anyone riding 27.5+ at Rampage? 8/16/2015 7:02 PM

I just watched some of the Scott Genius 27.5+ test here on vital. Aside from it being a Scott Genius test, it was an interesting piece. Given the larger "contact patch" of 27.5+, I'm wondering if anyone at Rampage is ramping-up to the bigger tires? Gaining ... more »

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Added reply in a thread Which WC team would you be on? 8/16/2015 6:43 PM

What is wrong with you dudes? ...GT / Atherton because...RACHEL.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Enduro World Series Whistler, Stage 1 Chaos 8/9/2015 11:36 PM

Will never replace downhill raw

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/27/2015 6:53 AM

Full disclosure: I rode in Crested Butte last weekend. That brought my total days riding in Crested Butte to 5, in my life. I have no idea if any of what I rode is in the race. The two days I've spent at the bike park are a safe bet, but I'd be willing ... more »

Added a comment about video Top 10 Mountain Bike Riders Of All Time – Who Is The Greatest Mountain Biker Ever? 6/23/2015 2:31 PM
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Graves seems like he's next to Tomac in crossover talent. Only a few guys have arguably been competitive in both cross country and downhill, Graves, gracia, minnaar, Tomac, obviously. Was Furtado on the list? Lopes should be on the list as well.

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