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Added a comment about video The Future of Downhill with ROOTED MTB 2/4/2022 1:48 PM

Getting old eh... way to pivot and put your energy into giving back to this awesome sport by supporting the next generation!

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Added a comment about photo No Visor, No Problem 1/19/2022 11:36 AM
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Wow, we've come a loooooooooooooong way, love seeing this! I got to ride up there after the chairlift, 2003 or so, still had some north shore features to send. Loved it up there on my Santa Cruz Bullet.

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Liked a comment on the item Neko Mulally Will Race Handmade Alloy DH Frames by Frank the Welder 1/3/2022 7:59 PM

The internet told me his reach should be longer and his chainstays should be shorter.

Added a new video EVOLVE | A LOCAL QUEENSTOWN MTB MOVIE 4/23/2021 7:22 AM

2 years in the making and its finally here! Witness why so many people love riding in Queenstown and shred the insane trails it has to offer. Created by local film makers with local riders. Evolve MTB film follows the concept of the constant changing aspects of bikes to best suit the environment they are in. From Downhill bikes to enduro its got it all. See the famous spots Queenstown has to ride from the Gorge Road trails to the big jumps of Dream Track. I decided challenge myself from creating small MTB edits and deep dive into a movie project. What a journey it has been mistakes were made and lessons learned but we got there in the end. Mad respect for people who create these type of films a lot of work goes into them behind the scenes and I am glad i got to experience the process. Thanks to all the talented riders that featured in this film. Subscribe for more Follow insta @blakepickup

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Liked a comment on the item Charlie Sponsel - The Inside Line Podcast 2/26/2021 2:04 PM

Charlie comes by "being difficult" quite naturally.

Added a comment about feature REVIEW - 2021 Santa Cruz Nomad - Go Anywhere, Do Anything 12/15/2020 8:13 PM

Slayer would hit it?

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Added a comment about video Building and Riding a $12 Million MTB Trail 12/15/2020 1:39 PM

Insane amount of planning and work on that one, lots of explosives too! I don't know if I can even call myself a trail builder anymore.

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Started new thread $2000 Banshee Rune w/ Ridefast Racing Carbon Wheelset 11/23/2020 2:24 PM

• Ridefast Hotline Carbon Wheelset with BRAND NEW rubber, Maxxis Assegai 2.5 MaxxGrip DD front/Maxxis DHF 2.4 DH MaxxGrip rear • SRAM XO Eagle drivetrain, NX shifter, 50-10 cassette 34 tooth chainring, XO carbon 175mm cranks • SRAM Guide RSC brakes,

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Added reply in a thread Should the UCI do more double headers? (in non-pandemic years) 10/17/2020 4:20 PM

As a fan I love it! Almost too difficult to enjoy all the coverage. Good problem to have. As a rider, especially as someone who has tried to be competitive as a privateer it would be much more difficult to keep the bike running, however, I always loved ... more »

Added a comment about video The Hardest Downhill Race Ever? | Winning Runs at Downhill World Championships in Leogang, Austria 10/12/2020 7:20 AM

haha, you calling Jeff a cakeeater?

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Liked a comment on the item GETTIN' IT WHILE WE CAN - 2020 World Championships DH Action 10/8/2020 10:34 PM

Beautiful work... are the slideshows with interviews no longer?

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/24/2020 8:43 PM

Thank you Brandon for some truly awesome reads and videos! You will be missed. As for you Vital, DONT you dare think this lets you get out of reviewing DH bikes. We the people want more DH bike reviews!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/24/2020 8:42 PM

Brandon, thanks for all the work you did here at vital that I have been able to benefit from. And best of luck with where you are going from here.

Also, I second the motion to keep DH bikes and related products a regular part of Vital's reviews and move that Vital be the place where riders who love big bikes are...more

Liked a comment on the item Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/3/2020 6:36 AM

The wannabes or the people like me that don’t have time or money to test all kinds of different set ups to see exactly what performs best but still want the best preforming bike they can have.

Liked a comment on the item Demo Mullet vs Demo 29: Specialized DH Bikes Head-to-Head 9/3/2020 6:35 AM

I have to assume you're referring to the author, not the comments?
If so, the comparison makes perfect sense. They are the 2 similarly priced complete builds from 1 brand and very differently speced. This really helps people wondering if they should buy and race one or the other...more