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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/24/2015 3:15 AM

"Every" review on Vital? Sure about that? The Slash truly does shine as an all around ripper in its class, and it climbs far better than the head angle would lead most to believe. That's why those specific statements are included in this particular review.

I encourage you to read it...more

Liked a comment on the item Leogang. Meribel. Hafjell. 1/21/2015 1:13 PM

Well, that was awesome!!

Added a comment about feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 8:34 AM
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Great article. As a bike-fitter in my previous job, I have been trying to get people to look more holistically at their geometry figures, with an emphasis on reach. The more this gets known, the better in my opinion.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Cube Stereo 160 Super HPC SL 1/8/2015 10:45 AM

Eh, fair enough I guess- to each their own. The write-up is excellent though, definitely gives enough info to make a decision even if I personally may disagree with the rating. Cheers!

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Cube Stereo 160 Super HPC SL 1/8/2015 10:45 AM

Cheers for the comment, WaffleStomp. The Stereo's overall rating is a combination of many factors. Value/price, spec, geo, weight, overall construction, and the little details are very good - better than most, actually. The ride qualities were also good on the majority of...more

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 1/8/2015 2:02 AM

While I totally agree with you that more women should be involved in our sports, especially from a sponsor's perspective, your last statement is not correct. Brendog has sold more Gamblers than Emilie has. More people follow his Instagram, watch his ... more »

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/31/2014 11:48 AM

Why you assume any mention of "green" is less than genuine is bizarre. If a company truly has have a green initiative, it should absolutely be mentioned in marketing where applicable.

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Troy Brosnan's Specialized Enduro Expert EVO 12/15/2014 1:31 AM

Yeah, well... y'know that's just like, your opinion man

Added a comment about video Little Miss Downhill - A Superstar in the Making? 12/12/2014 11:25 AM
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Booyah! Gratuliere Vali! Das ist foi geil!

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Added a comment about video Angie and Her GoPros 11/30/2014 2:48 AM
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Angie is the awesomest

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Added reply in a thread Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 11/24/2014 9:59 AM

Huh... I've seen the alu prototype before but I guess I just had my hopes up. The chainstay looks fairly horizontal with the ground in the pic and you'd think a 40 would raise it up a bit more than the 36. But, I do see the small rotor in the back now ... more »

Added reply in a thread Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 11/24/2014 7:36 AM

New Yeti SB8C on Bike Rumor: http://www.bikerumor.com/2014/11/23/jared-graves-teases-prototype-yeti-sb8c-downhill-bike-carbon-dt-swiss-dh-wheels/

Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/23/2014 1:10 PM
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Is this the same bootleg demo that was held for Interbike? Isn't that not open to the public, meaning that these were "industry" affiliated people and usually buyers for shops trying out the bikes? If that is so, many of them might be ill-equipped since they are here for the tradeshow and simply trying out bikes for their shop, rather than a sample population for potential buyers. There are many buyers who are absolute rubbish at riding bikes and this is most likely one such person.

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Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/23/2014 8:56 AM
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It is kind of funny that a lot of the American objections are based around ebikes only being used by people who are fat and/or lazy. While I am sure that those who may ride an ebike are sometimes fat or lazy, the ebikers that I see here in Europe (where ebikes are far more popular AND there are far less land usage issues) are usually older people and/or people with some sort of disability/condition that limits their aerobic activities (like asthma, for example). These bikes allow them to get out and enjoy nature when they couldn't do so on a normal pedal bike.

As for instant gratification, people could easily buy a lift ticket and ride downhill trails. I see lots of fat, out-of-shape people DHing and no one complains. Is it because it's the norm not to have to pedal up that makes it ok? In this situation, what's the difference between an ebike and a lift or a shuttle?

Ebikes are going to allow a lot of people the chance to get out and enjoy the trails that would be unable to on a normal pedal bike. This, to me, is a huge benefit rather than having them stay at home and play video games. As for North America's land-access battles (which is what I see most objections pertaining to), that is a problem of the state and not one inherent to ebikes.

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Liked a comment on the item Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/23/2014 8:40 AM

People want to ban assault rifles because they're completely unnecessary but that has nothing to do with e-bikes so why bring it up? E-bikes do produce more than enough power to easily compensate for the added weight or else chubby chub chub wouldn't see any benefit from riding one. Not to...more

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 11/20/2014 1:26 AM

Jurassic Park edition. Is it commemorating his first win at Fort Bill?