Added reply in a thread Arm Pump & Hand Fatigue - Tips & Tricks 7/25/2017 2:04 AM

Another bit of kit that has helped massively: carbon bars. Some of them (e.g. raceface) are way too stiff, but others (e.g. truvativ clementz, renthal fatbar) dampen vibrations coming to the bar pretty well, and have done their bit helping me with arm ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/25/2017 1:37 AM

Another suggestion: get yourself a water bottle and one of those fancy bottle-cages that can host a multitool. Options include Topeak (which I own and like) and Specialized, as far as I am aware. Having a bottle at all times, even if you use an hydration ... more »

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - 2017 World Cup Downhill Chaos from Lourdes 4/29/2017 11:07 PM
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agree with Loki all the way, change is Always nice after a while! What happened to Mono and JoeBow though? We miss them!

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Liked a comment on the item Pre-season Testing Ohlins Suspension on an Enduro 29 with Curtis Keene 2/12/2017 6:17 AM

I would never, ever, ever want to go back to a coil fork. Coil rear sure, especially on a little dick bike that's getting hammered in the rear suspension, but why would you give up the air spring tuning?

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/25/2017 3:30 AM

by the way, where did sponsel end up? I miss team robot...

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 1, Eliot Jackson 1/18/2017 11:45 PM

thanks for the feedback everyone. @drewnobi, i'll see about overcast...we're new to all of this. @ahab, i've done 4 other interviews (and am doing a 5th one today). they'll probably launch every week or so for now and will try to keep the momentum up throughout the season. it's...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 1, Eliot Jackson 1/18/2017 11:36 AM
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man this is really, really, really interesting.. As said by that other guy in the rumours thread, we love the guys racing WC, EWS and all, and we know they're (most of them) down to earth, chilled, fun guys that enjoy what we enjoy and are just better at that. Since they're all super approachable, Eliot included ( when I marshalled in val di sole, in 2012 or so, I had the chance to chat with him and it was a memorable and fun encounter), it's nice to get to know them beyond their riding or the image portrayed through social media. Podcasts are great, I see them popping up in the mtb realm and I am stoked that the website putting out the best mtb content has decided to start a series of them. Keep rolling guys and stay great: because vital raw is like no other "raw".

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/14/2017 2:39 PM

Now that all major rumours have been found to be either truths or lies, my life feels empty

Added reply in a thread 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 8/19/2016 2:52 AM

Honestly, as much of a fan of Sam as I am, if Button is healthy enough to ride and give it a good go then he should by no means give away his spot to sam. Josh's had a fantastic start of the season, before destroying himself, and he should be rewarded ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship Teams and Riders 8/18/2016 2:34 AM

man, that's cold

Added reply in a thread Suggestions 8/16/2016 7:43 AM

Don't be afraid to experiment with bar roll, lever position, different grips as well as suspension settings. They can make all the difference in the world, so keep trying and you'll find what works for you

Added reply in a thread Clipless Pedals - Yay or Nay? 4/3/2016 3:23 AM

Both have their advantages. Since I am not racing at the top of the standings, I prefer flats for DH and Enduro races as well as general riding for the fun, the confidence and the good habits they teach me. Mind that most pros who regularly use clips ... more »

Added reply in a thread do you workout? 2/18/2016 10:31 AM

be sure not to go too hard, and, if you're not interested in just shuttling DH, keep a 50/50 (or so) balance between gym and pedalling. And REST! Honestly, when you start out everything is great: after 2 years of working out on my own, I got a training ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/23/2016 10:00 AM

BTW, italian website mtb-mag is reporting that Gwin will ride Onza Tires. http://www.mtb-mag.com/en/gwin-on-onza-tires/

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/21/2016 4:40 AM

Ergon grips give it away. FMD!

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/28/2015 7:21 AM

Nope, on mtb-mag that was discussed and disproved long ago. Gwin on a german brand (canyon or yt) and the two young frenchies replacing him is the safest bet

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 12/16/2015 7:44 AM

I guess it's just because it's goggle compatible in the best way possible (unlike other helmets). Acadian is quite right though, I'm a big S hater but have found myself rocking gloves and bibs from specialized and they're pretty good

Added reply in a thread Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 12:58 PM

Nukeproof Mega owner (2013), would like to switch to the newest one. The LL tune surprises me, given the feel everyone keeps reporting. Is changing the tune a lengthy/pricey/tough process or is it something a bike shop can do? Plus, I have Pike 2014, ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/27/2015 6:58 AM

i remember an interview where he said he felt more than fine with this kind of support, and not being in a big, trade-kind of team, so he must be happy with that!

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/17/2014 1:20 PM

leaving for MDE!