Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/16/2017 3:51 AM

...that tire looks like it'd be pretty damn awesome.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/16/2017 12:14 AM

It's like in Alpine ski racing when a skier can feel the difference in 1 or .5 degree change in their edge camber.
Minnaar is legendarily fastidious with his setups, from tire psi to suspension, just ask Jordi Cortez. Brandon Semenuk too, with bike geo - there's a story about...more

Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 5:24 AM

Happy to field any questions from the audience if any queries arise.

Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 5:24 AM

"NZ, France, Austria, and here at home" sounds like he has been living the dream and following the seasons for the last 3 years.

Added a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 5:21 AM
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Truth
(edited: I had a little heart icon planned, but it didn't make it)

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Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/3/2017 5:21 AM

Perhaps so, I'll be hard to miss!

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 9:53 AM

That she's not tall enough to need a longer dropper?

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 9:53 AM

Absolutely... she is at the races and having fun, 100% good vibes... friendly and approachable, please and thank you... always time to chat... and she does actually out-jump 90% of the people there male or female... and people notice that... she is a crowd favorite and people like to see...more

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 9:53 AM

In our GT bicycles world, "Fun is serious business". I am GT bicycles ambassador for Portugal and I don't even race! Is not all about races and get the best results.
Go Rachel, you are the best! We are GT Bicycles!

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Why do you (Vital) continuously refer to her as "Throop" when her name is now "Strait"? Seems kinda weird that you acknowledge it, but then continue to call her by her old name... Just curious.

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Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 9:40 AM

I totally agree with you but don't blame the rider, blame the industry. Rachel can't help being pretty and into racing mountain bikes.

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - Rachel Throop's GT Sanction & GT Helion 2/1/2017 9:40 AM

Why do you care? is it stopping you from getting sponsored? she is making a living from what she loves and using her talent and looks to promote herself and the brand she represent,nothing wrong with that.

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Holy shit this is insane... well done.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Worlds to Leogang 1/30/2017 12:50 AM

Quoting for truth. At least the view isn't bad...? :/

Added a comment about news blog 2018 Provisional World Cup Schedule Preview 1/28/2017 10:31 AM
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#VisiblyLameGiftHorse

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Liked a comment on the item 2018 Provisional World Cup Schedule Preview 1/28/2017 10:30 AM

Two things: 1. Why is Ft Bill still here? 2. Why is Leogang still here?
The former is a tired, beat up track with no lodging options, no cell service, and godawful wifi.
The latter is a track riders do not like, and there are multiple better options, "just up the street"...
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Liked a comment on the item Long Term Tested: SRAM X01 Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain 1/27/2017 1:41 PM

The final sentence calls out the pricing. Yes, it's expensive. So are the hours of CNC time it takes to make that incredible cassette so it doesn't weigh five pounds, the team of engineers it took to come up the improvements, and on and on. The price will no doubt improve as...more

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Ohlins RXF 34 Fork 1/18/2017 7:46 AM

What a perfect username.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/8/2017 7:06 AM
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I was curious about that too... I don't think this is a Metric-standard shock or frame (?).

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/8/2017 7:05 AM

"Metric 230x57.5mm"
Huh? Thought the whole point of metric shocks was more even shock sizing intervals, such as 45, 50, 55mm travel