Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS: Spring National, Pro GRT at Mountain Creek 5/18/2019 7:01 AM

I don't see the Iron Sheik in any of those photos

Liked a comment on the item RYAN DUNGEY AND AARON GWIN ON E-BIKE TRAINING 5/11/2019 7:10 AM

Apparently everyone forgot to tell these two nobodies that ebikes are only for losers and old fat guys. Haha
Seriously though, I've said it before and I'll say it again:
Percent of people who hate ebikes before they try one: ~100%
Percent of people who hate ebikes after they...more

Liked a comment on the item Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/3/2019 4:13 PM

What a punch in the face for all innovators that bought the fork when it launched...

Liked a comment on the item Trust Performance Announces Updated Pricing on Message Suspension 5/3/2019 4:12 PM

I don't want to be a dick about it but it still costs twice as much as a grip 2 fox 36. I remember when hope decided to knock thousands of pounds off their hb160 they refunded the difference to customers who'd paid the initial rrp, surely anyone who bought the...more

Liked a comment on the item Gimmick or the Real Deal? Fasst Flexx Enduro Bar Long-Term Review 4/30/2019 6:23 AM

Great question. Between the Faast Flexx, Spank Vibrocore, and OneUp bars, the XC Gear stem, and RevGrips, there are all of sudden several ways of addressing similar things in the MTB space. It might be time for another Vital MTB Face Off to really feel out the differences...

Liked a comment on the item The Trail Party Series Introduces Gravity Stage Racing 4/29/2019 8:36 PM

Spoken like someone who's never tried to be competitive at an elite level enduro. The weekend is long and stressful AF. It takes an incredible amount of logistics AND fitness just to get your practice laps in, and then you've gotta worry about leaving enough in the tank to...more

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Mark Wallace and Tracey Hannah Qualify Fastest in Maribor 4/27/2019 3:14 PM

63rd, if it's any consolation...

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Mark Wallace and Tracey Hannah Qualify Fastest in Maribor 4/27/2019 3:13 PM

cool to see anna newkirk gaining some ground. still a ways out, but last year vali was like 18 seconds up. now, she's 9. stoked for charlie harrison and his consistency this year so far, too!

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Mark Wallace and Tracey Hannah Qualify Fastest in Maribor 4/27/2019 3:13 PM

Gee, 60 racers is so much better than 80. Thanks UCI.

Liked a comment on the item SEA OTTER CLASSIC 2019 - The Crazy & The Cool 4/12/2019 6:07 PM

Duncan Riffle is the new Gary Fisher

Liked a comment on the item Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/7/2019 7:25 AM

What if you're a regular vital reader that likes both mtb and emtb content?

Liked a comment on the item Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/7/2019 7:24 AM

RE: The Critics

Does electric shifting also count as "E" mtb? Additive energy to a part of the bicycle system formerly and purely rider powered. Minimally, but literally, adding energy to a system that has historically been purely rider energy...more

Liked a comment on the item FINALLY! Atherton's New Downhill Bike Fully Revealed 3/8/2019 8:55 AM

my thoughts exactly on soft + fast rebound. i think we asked Bryson of DVO about most common suspension set-up mistakes, and he said rebound was too slow for most riders....more

Liked a comment on the item Don't Call It A Comeback!! - Peaty VS Vergier 3/3/2019 7:49 AM

Let the speculation begin: would Peaty have had the same shot in the arm that Minnaar got when he switched to a long 29er? Did he retire too early? If this is his pace on a HTLT, how fast can he go on an XL V-10 29er?

Liked a comment on the item Don't Call It A Comeback!! - Peaty VS Vergier 3/3/2019 7:42 AM

we may or may not have intel that says loris tried his hardest to drop the old man and couldn't.

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 10:59 AM

Because you're not Loic.

Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 10:59 AM

Personally I don't like how a narrow internal rim makes my tire profile bubble, but then again none of us are Loic....