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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Orange Alpine 160 RS 2/27/2015 1:28 PM

Interesting, I actually just bought this bike. Shortened the chain to the correct length, fixed the slightly tweaked rear der., and added some chainstay wrap. Shifting pretty perfect now! After about 10 rides, running 30%sag and having slowed the rebound a touch, the shock is breaking...more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/24/2015 12:37 PM

"notable sources have set the M6 as the benchmark in the enduro / trail category." consider your sources. have you seen those guys ride? have they ever raced an enduro event? where did they test the bike?

imo enduro & trail are not the same thing. one is a race and the other is just...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 11:58 PM

Dollars to donuts that they rode more than just that trail for testing. EDIT: ^ Yep.

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 11:57 PM

Dollars to donuts that they rode more than just that trail for testing. EDIT: ^ Yep.

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 11:27 AM

This was just one of many trails used to test the bikes. Unfortunately we're unable to post our video footage from the burlier trails (think non-stop rock action). While this trail is on the smoother side of the spectrum, it still offers some great...more

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 11:27 AM

I appreciate Vital not posting video (or names) of the "good" trails in SLO.
As you now know there are some sick ones that need to stay on a need to know basis.

And this trail is not in San Luis Obispo, but half hour away in Montana de Oro State Park. And...more

Liked a comment on the item Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/16/2015 5:06 PM

Yeah, I could see it getting you close enough when comparing bikes of similar use, but man, Reach is a better and more accurate number, IMO. If you have Reach and Stack available, DT length is only novelty.

For onsite measuring, DT length does top the...more

Liked a comment on the item Meet The Testers - 2015 Vital MTB Test Sessions 1/11/2015 4:19 AM

It’s a bit disconcerting to hear you guys call out trails like ___ so casually. I like to see that you are doing bike testing in an area that I ride, because for me it legitimizes the review. My main concern is keeping the identity of most of the trails under wraps.
___ is a delicate situation...more

Added a comment about photo Foot Out, Flat Out 1/6/2015 5:47 PM
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Liked a comment on the item No More Beer in the Booth - Rob Warner on Becoming a Commentator 12/2/2014 11:08 AM

That old commentary was like watching the race with the buds after a great ride. It had flavor! And it was authentic and genuine. You could feel the tension, and connect with it.

The racers are racing on the edge of disaster, and the screaming and yelling payed homage to those...more

Liked a comment on the item Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/22/2014 2:42 AM

man... next they're going to make it illegal to drive my electric car down the sidewalk.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Specialized Enduro Shredding with Mitch Ropelato and Curtis Robinson 11/20/2014 2:26 PM

They are both Spec sponsored athletes. Even if it is, I don't care. Companies can inject as many products as they like into videos as long as they are executed like this.

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/9/2014 5:58 PM

Hello, I have watched, and re-watched the video many times. At least 20 times, often stopping at starting it quickly trying to figure out what I was supposedly missing. I finally got it figured out and see what you mean. I also figured out why you are ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/8/2014 9:05 PM

Both this one and the other one you are thinking of use the same concept of moving part of a segmented chainring into the chainline in order to switch gears, same as the Browning. Actually Browning had a 2 speed BMX unit on the market 30 years ago. One

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Added a comment about video Dang Girl! Tracy Moseley is Fast 10/18/2014 7:40 PM
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What are you talking about? This was filmed in pretty much the same style as most of these types of videos have been for a few years now. The playback on my computer was very clear and smooth. I'm not trying to be argumentative, I'm just curious about what was flicking/skipping when you saw it?

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Added reply in a thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/15/2014 9:21 PM

Round 1: Australia or New Zealand? Round 2: Japan? break (3 or 4 weeks) Round 3: Europe? Round 4: Europe? Round 5: Europe? break (3 or 4 weeks) Round 6: Colombia? Round 7: Brazil? (one week break to hang out at the beach and rest, or go to....hell I ... more »

Added a comment about video Dang Girl! Tracy Moseley is Fast 10/11/2014 7:53 PM
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Yes,
Tracy has ridden the Remedy 29" all year. Last year too.

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Added a comment about news blog Fabien Barel and ACC Win in Finale, Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley Are Enduro World Champions 2014 10/6/2014 7:20 PM
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I gave you a thumbs up to offset the person that gave you a thumbs down. Clearly that person is not familiar enough with US slang to understand that what you wrote is a compliment to Fabien.

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Liked a comment on the item Fabien Barel and ACC Win in Finale, Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley Are Enduro World Champions 2014 10/6/2014 7:13 PM

Barel is one gnarly mofo... "Spirit of Enduro" right there.