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
C50

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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this

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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 »

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Or macaskill...

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They're not mandatory, they're badass!

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Added a comment about photo e*thirteen TRS Race Tires 10/5/2015 4:07 AM
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no 26. thanks Evil, you are truly Evil indeed...

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Added a comment about video Gee's Nasty Crash During His Worlds Run | 2015 World Champs: Vallnord, Andorra 9/7/2015 12:08 PM
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tough as nails.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Gnar di Sole World Cup 8/21/2015 6:17 PM
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I think I've have too much to drink. the panning is making me sick!

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Added a comment about slideshow Enduro World Series - We're Back in France - Samoens Recon 7/17/2015 6:40 PM
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are the women racing this weekend? or is it just the men?

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I don't think that works here.

Added a comment about photo Ratboy G-Out Project - Lourdes World Cup 4/10/2015 12:42 PM
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full travel on the rear tire too it looks like like.... this one has to be in the back of his mind as well...

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