Liked a comment on the item Ditch Work, Ride Bikes - Vital Ditch Day Highlight Reel 6/9/2016 7:09 PM

You forgot hating on people who are having more fun than you.

Liked a comment on the item Final Day Race Action from the 2016 Fort William World Cup 6/6/2016 5:21 PM

Outstanding work guys! I got a few shots down the page on the PB post and just had to come back and re-watch this, to get my head straight... You can't even compare the quality of this product to those yobbos at PB. Keep leading the way and thanks for...more

Added a comment about video Celebrate the life of Stevie Smith, a photo tribute from Sven Martin 5/12/2016 11:47 AM
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Amazing. Thanks Sven and Spomer.

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Pivot Mach 429 Trail XT/XTR Pro 1x 5/11/2016 11:36 AM

Well just like I thought. The bike is PERFECT for me. I'm an old (56) XC racer who wanted a bike in addition to my Pivot Mach 429SL that I can get a LITTLE bit rowdier on. It still had to climb great and be able to descend as well as I can (which is not like these pro...more

Liked a comment on the item Steve Smith Passes Away at Age 26 5/10/2016 4:32 PM

Sadness... Chainsaw raised high.

Liked a comment on the item Steve Smith Passes Away at Age 26 5/10/2016 4:32 PM

Rest in peace Sender. You were taken way too soon. We will miss you : (

Liked a comment on the item Steve Smith Passes Away at Age 26 5/10/2016 4:32 PM

my heart goes out to his friends, family and everyone in the mountain bike community. always seemed a genuine person--didn't know him but his spirit shined through tv interviews. damn.

my best friend died while we were on a ride together. just the two of us. fucking heartbreaking. this story,...more

Added reply in a thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 8:51 AM

Once on San Juan back in January. I think it was a Scott. I was jealous actually, it was slimy that day, it might have been the ultimate bike for that particular day. Then maybe two other times in Laguna. One of those was on an ebike, so that might not ... more ยป

Added a comment about photo Andrew Neethling 4/8/2016 11:25 AM
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Needles and Blenki business whipping, dipped front end.

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Added reply in a thread Red Bull to Continue Coverage of World Cups for Additional Three Years 4/4/2016 4:34 PM

Awesome. Clear select weekends for the next few years.

Added reply in a thread Where will we be in ten years? 4/1/2016 8:47 AM

Hopefully the trend for more trails everywhere continues. The last 10 years have seen new trails explode across the US, hopefully this momentum grows.

Added reply in a thread Best MTB Apps 3/17/2016 5:20 PM

I'm a big fan of MTB Project. You download an area or state so all the trails are in your phone. Then you can fairly easily use it on the ride for turn-by-turn directions if needed. It was key to me linking a good ride in Sedona recently.

Liked a comment on the item Matt Hunter Rides the Turbo Levo FSR 3/15/2016 4:39 PM

Man, I see it as a re-birth for some. Take my boss for example, Troy Lee. The dude loves mountain biking, A LOT. But almost 2 years ago he had a horrific motocross crash and shattered his hip. He has been recovering ever since and MTB for him while still one of his greatest...more

Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 5 Places Dain Zaffke Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 3/9/2016 1:35 PM
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It is a good list. Oakridge, Oakridge, Oakridge, everyone is always talking about Oakridge the last couple of years. Don't mind me, I'm just jealous I haven't made it there yet.

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Added a comment about video Grip It and Whippet 3/7/2016 4:20 PM
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So awesome. Thanks ODI.

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Yep, that's big. I'm in, currently throwing my credit card at the computer screen.

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Liked a comment on the item New 2017 Shimano Drivetrain Additions with 11-speed 11-46t Cassette, New Chainring and Chain Link 2/29/2016 9:17 AM

11-46T? Holy balls, that's an actually bold move from the captains of conservative design.
And thank you Shimano for getting rid of the atrocious sub-pin design. We aren't roadies, we need easy to remove chains.

Liked a comment on the item MTB Bucket List - 6 Places Nate Riffle Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 2/24/2016 6:51 AM

Everyone's an expert. Sheesh. Having ridden 5 of the 6 recommended, I can confirm everyone should go ride there. Some truly great riding. Must be winter time and people are looking for something to bitch about. Go change your damper oil, whiners.

Added reply in a thread How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 9:17 AM

It's all a drive for me. 20 minutes to good stuff in Laguna. 30 minutes to San Juan. The dream is pedal from the house one day to good dirt, but the dreaming slipping away...

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 2/11/2016 9:53 AM

Really? It is so bad to be able to use standard wheel/driver body if you want? And at a lower price? I see, I see, you said 'triggers', which means you mush shift with both hands. That must be so difficult, I know I'd lose my mind as well...more