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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Does the new valving also carry over to the RC2 damper?

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Added a product review for iXS Trail RS Helmet 5/9/2016 7:54 AM
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comfortable, nice fit and finish, but I can't see through the sweat

Rating:

The Good: very comfortable, nice fit, well finished, good price. looks good.

The Bad: mips or something similar would be nice, but the biggest downfall is sweat dripping. The padding directs my sweat straight into my eyes and glasses.

Overall:

I bought this over the winter, fit was the best I'd ever experienced from a helmet, I could put it on and there were no hotspots or pressure points. It looks nice and the quality of finish seems great.

Last week was my first hot weather ride with this helmet.  It is very comfortable, and even does a decent job of moving air over my head, but I'm not sure I'll be able to wear this helmet over the summer: the padding seems to direct my sweat straight into my eyes.  Once I got working hard, I had sweat pouring into my glasses.  So I got rid of the glasses and figured that would be fine, except the sweat poured straight into my eyes.  In all my years of mountain biking (over 20 years), sweat straight in my eyes has never happened to me.  The helmets I used over the last couple of years (Specialized Vice and Giro Hex) somehow managed to channel the sweat away from my brow, eyes and glasses.  Only on the hottest, muggiest north-east days was it a problem. 

I'm giving this three stars because the rest of the helmet is great, and if you're not a big sweater, or live in cool, arid conditions, sweat management might not be an issue, but for me, this is going to be a big problem.

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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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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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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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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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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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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Luke Strobel, 29er Destruction in the PNW 4/8/2015 5:28 PM
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hell, he could probably even kill it on a fat bike...

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he could prob ride the same on a clunker

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not trying to be an ass... but I'm pretty sure those won't be the Alps... the Pyrenées maybe?

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Added a comment about photo GSTAAD-Scott Gambler DH Bike 4/8/2015 11:42 AM
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what pedals are those?

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Added a comment about feature 2015 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 1/6/2015 8:36 AM
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the problem with this is the industry keeps throwing a wrench into the upgrade-itis sequence with new standards all the time: 20mm to 15mm front axles, 135 to 142 to 146 rear axles, 650b wheels (the scourge of the industry, and probably the sole reason I won't be looking at riding a high-end bike for another 10 years at least), 1.5 headtubes, tapered head tubes, pressfit bottom brackets... yada yada yada.... the list goes on, and I'm preaching to the choir I'm sure.

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