Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 12:20 PM

Looks like a Norco Aurum to me

Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 11:12 AM

Pinkbike coverage was weak, came to VitalMTB, was not disappointed.

Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 11:12 AM

Once again, vital destroying with the coverage and info.....

Added reply in a thread 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/25/2017 1:13 AM

But he'll probably be able to join the British Cycling team, like Peaty did? Not sure how many points are needed for that, but it seems like the only real option?

Added reply in a thread 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/22/2017 4:20 AM

With the move to 29" wheels, you will most likely see companies make bikes with 200mm or less, not the other way around. Despite Minnaar's bike, I think this will generally be true once companies make dedicated 29" frames. But regardless, why does it ... more »

Added reply in a thread What makes the price of aluminum change? 5/20/2017 1:08 AM

1. Different grades of aluminum have different costs associated with them. 2. Time is money, and long processes need to be accounted for. A sheet of aluminum has a far minimal labor cost associated with it than cold forged or hydroformed or 5-axis CNC ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 5/18/2017 10:41 AM

Looks rad! And also unique, which is a very good thing. I was honestly a little disappointed with the M16 looking too similar to the V10.

Added a comment about product review First Ride: TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes 5/17/2017 12:40 PM
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These brakes do look rather sexy...

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Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/14/2017 10:24 AM

Damn... Loic only a second and a half back. Despite the track, I am super looking forward to the WC race in June. Gonna be good racin'!

Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/12/2017 1:19 PM

Danny Hart had leg & arm extension surgery immediately after Lourdes. Same torso, but there was only a limited amount of time the doctors had...

Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/11/2017 12:10 AM

^You are partly right, partly wrong. The money is there (look at ski racing), the motivation simply isn't. I'm lucky to call Schladming my home track and I work in the ski industry. Places like Schladming make money hand over fist promoting ski events, ... more »

Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/9/2017 1:04 PM

The food. I knew that would get you.

Added reply in a thread All Things Fort William World Cup 2017 5/9/2017 12:30 PM

Duder - from someone who has been there, is this track as boring as it looks? I know it's mega rough in spots, but there just appear to be so many boring 1-meter wide kitty litter sections or fire road-type sections that it's hard to see how this track ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 8:31 AM

I read this all the time too and have to scratch my head a bit. I've really seen no evidence of this at all other than than the odd section like what was done to 100m of MSA last year (and if anyone can remember back to the old MSA start straight from 2007'ish...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 8:29 AM

i keep hearing this argument, but are they really straightening out the tracks? aside from leogang which could never replace schladming, what track on the WC circuit doesn't reward cornering skill? i know MSA had the controversial section last year, but that...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/6/2017 8:28 AM

The problem is if you limit the wheel size you are then giving the advantage to the smaller and lighter riders who fit the 27.5 platform better. What is next limiting everyone to flat pedals because clips give you more power, everyone has to run 165mm cranks and...more

Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 5/3/2017 1:13 AM
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Would have been nice to see bike checks from Finn's and Rachel's bikes too! Especially since Rachel's Session is a new Session (even if it's not the 29er version from the Dirt write up).

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 5/3/2017 1:11 AM

Also want to point out that before the conditions were terrible, and some of the top riders were only really wind affected at the top (pre rain), none of them could put a dent in Fayolle's bottom section. It wasn't like they were losing time at the top but then clawing it back in the bottom half...more

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup Downhill Race Action Slideshow 5/2/2017 2:17 AM

So......skinsuits. I don't care because they look way more reasonable and functional now that mountain bikers have their own race specific style of it (hybrid moto/spandex) that's more durable than roadie stuff. I don't mind the insanely tight kit now. I think...more

Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 5/1/2017 9:25 AM

My god, I had no idea people would go to such illogical lengths to defend their passionate feelings about wheel sizes. This is hilarious! So it's OK to make a bike go faster, but not by using a different wheel size? And 29" wheels are going to make the racing boring, despite making the bikes go faster? They...more