Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega Carbon G-ed Out 5/31/2017 4:47 AM
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Could be optics, could be forces... But that hub does not look to be in the centre of the front wheel.(referring to the Lapierre picture)

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Added a comment about photo Sam Hill's Prototype Carbon Nukeproof Mega Bike 5/25/2017 5:15 PM
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Isn't he the team manager? Wouldn't he have had to approve the expense? Either way... Nice kit.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 10, Elayna Caldwell, Brand Director of MTB at SRAM 5/23/2017 7:56 AM
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I came here to see if there was a discussion of your podcasts... I really like them, keep it up! I also really liked this episode, Elayna was interesting and candid.

However, I did take exception to the boost comment. No, I'm not a luddite and afraid of change. IMO, and as mp says, the negatives of this new standard outweigh the benefits by a large margin. Not being able to carry over previous equipment (in my case King hubs) is a huge pain in my ass. If the industry had gone to 150mm, a standard that already existed, then I wouldn't really care as much, but adding 6mm and stopping 2mm short of an existing standard seems... insulting to your customers. And, as much as this standard might be relevant to 29" wheels, smaller wheels are already stiffer by virtue of shorter spokes, and better bracing angles. Maybe they could have just left boost for big wheelers.

So yeah, I didn't like being labled a luddite, and I get that she has to defend their decision, but I'm still allowed to call BS. and vote with my wallet. and it's not because I'm afraid of change. That's money they might have accessed already.

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Added a comment about video SVEN MARTIN VS. MADEIRA - Enduro World Series Stage Mash-up Comedy 5/12/2017 4:30 AM
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Not sure why, but for the past few weeks (months?
) when I try and watch Vital videos on my phone, they play in super low resolution, even I'm on WiFi and click the that option. Makes them pretty much unwatchable.

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Added a comment about feature Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/8/2017 1:27 PM
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aw, c'mon?!?! more details on the custom build tires please! (pretty please)

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Liked a comment on the item Lourdes Slomo Sickness | Qualification Day Practice 4/29/2017 6:23 PM

this video was posted literally minutes after it was shot. if you're worried about the editing and not the bikes moving around and riders crushing it, you don't have to watch it.

Added a comment about feature So Who's Actually Racing World Champs DH? Start Lists from Val di Sole 9/9/2016 1:11 PM
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So Finn seeded last, and gets to start first?! could be a really long stay in the hotseat...

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Added a comment about feature Beware, It's Getting Weird Out There 8/30/2016 1:06 PM
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I hear you guys, and I hope you're right, but I'm skeptical. Already, my rim of choice, the Spank Oozy295, is no longer available in 26". I hope it's temporary, but who knows. Good thing there's still WTB and Stan's. For now. Once I can no longer get light-ish, mid-width, strong rims in 26", no matter how many great tires are out there, it's game over for me.

And speaking of tires, it's not just new tread patters that intrigue me, but casings. I'd love more 26" DD tires... [leaves to go check Maxxis' website after reading sspomer's post...] wait a minute! The Slaughter, Aggressor, DHR2, and DHF all come in 26" DD casing now! wooohoooo, thanks Maxxis and thanks sspomer for making me look!

All I can hope for now is that I can continue to get decent 26" rims, as indicated earlier.

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Added a comment about feature Beware, It's Getting Weird Out There 8/30/2016 11:51 AM
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come on Vital, this comment "Trail-riding hold-outs that comment, "Will your new tire come in 26?" need to embrace the loss of their friend." makes me very sad.

it's not just the loss of my friend, it's the cracking open of my wallet. I spent years cobbling my dream bike together. There's no way I could afford the same bike again in another wheel size. when the time comes that I can't buy new rims or tires in 26" (and I think that time is coming faster than you guys care to admit), it's going to suck big time to have to start somewhere mid-pack and build from there again (after drinking from the "everything on my bike is optimized for my preferences" fountain). all because of some bs "this wheel size is X% better" marketing claim.

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Added reply in a thread Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/26/2016 11:06 AM

yes please, and thank you!

Added reply in a thread Sam Hill Drops Andorra World Cup To Focus on EWS 8/26/2016 6:16 AM

This sucks. I get that he's had a rough season, but ditching the last round of the WC is... unfortunate? why? and why do the enduro races instead? I can't imagine they get that much more exposure for his sponsors than a WC race gets them? Vital, any ... more »

Added a comment about video 5 Things Downhill Riders Can Learn From Cross Country Racers 6/16/2016 7:54 AM
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Really? You think the top DH athletes don't know and do this? I think the biggest difference is that xc has more amateur wannabe athletes that want to "train hard" so they can get a KOM on a local segment... Thanks Strava

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Added a comment about feature First Ride: FOX's Updated 2017 FIT4 Damping Tune 5/18/2016 7:51 AM
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Does the new valving also carry over to the RC2 damper?

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lourdes World Cup DH Chaos from Day 1 4/8/2016 4:46 PM
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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2016 YT JEFFSY 4/7/2016 9:42 AM
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Willi sounds like he really enjoys the bongshed...

I officially have new bike lust. It's been a few years I haven't felt that. damn.

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Added a comment about feature New 'Metric' Shock Sizes Demystified - What Does It Mean? 4/1/2016 6:44 AM
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@general lee : I don't know. But when was the last time you bought a new shock for your existing bike? When will the last time you can buy a new shock for your existing bike be?

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Added reply in a thread The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/3/2016 10:26 AM

I've got a couple. My first time at Whistler, the two berms after the step down after the A-line drop. They are lined with bricks, and high speed. I remember the first time I was able to carry enough speed to rip the first berm and jump into the next. ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/9/2016 10:39 AM

Or macaskill...

Added a comment about video Ducking and Weaving on Hangover Trail in Sedona Arizona 1/5/2016 2:51 PM
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They're not mandatory, they're badass!

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