Liked a comment on the item Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/17/2019 6:39 PM

A RAW aluminum version with FOX Performance ELITE and Shimano SLX and I'm riding a new bike.

Liked a comment on the item MTB Suspension Q & A Special with Darren Murphy of PUSH Industries 7/27/2019 10:02 AM

Great interview. As a dork, this was probably my favorite to date. So much I want to follow up with here. Have to wait until round 2?

Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/26/2019 2:38 PM

Totally with you on this one. Had these Commencal grips, ran them until they died (which took a fair while too).

Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/26/2019 2:38 PM

My commencal came with shaped grips somewhat similar to the ergon, as a purist I scoffed at them, but actually love them now and bought ergons as replacement which I also find very comfortable. Don't knock it until you try it

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Vee Tire Co. Snap WCE Downhill Tire 7/23/2019 9:29 PM

Vee also is a OEM tire maker like CST produce Maxxis and Vee produce for E13.

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Vee Tire Co. Snap WCE Downhill Tire 7/23/2019 9:25 PM

With everyone making the same tires and there being so many competitors, why haven't we seen the cost of tires come down to a reasonable amount for what the product actually is? Have tire companies formed like an OPEC like organization to keep prices high?

Liked a comment on the item Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/22/2019 7:23 AM

OTT is your negative spring. The idea being you can preload it to simulate a larger negative and add air pressure to get midstroke support

Added a comment about product review Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/20/2019 6:58 AM

OTT affects end stroke, no? not midstroke which is where "support"comes from.

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Liked a comment on the item Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/20/2019 6:55 AM

THIS. The harshness that people are trying to combat occurs because of the steepness of the spring rate curve and how close you are to the bottom - more tokens with less pressure will just make both of those problems worse. Seen countless riders dropping pressure looking for a more...more

Liked a comment on the item Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/20/2019 6:55 AM

I know you know this already, but as a general rule for fork tuning you tend to use fewer spacers as you go up in travel. It might sound counterintuitive, but relative to their free stroke, shorter travel forks have a far larger positive air chamber than longer travel forks. This is...more

Added a comment about product review Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/19/2019 10:28 AM

Agreed. Plus then you have a proper Marzo fork (i.e. coil sprung)

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Added a comment about product review Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/19/2019 10:24 AM

Both the Factory and Performance 36s use the same air springs so this is targeted as an improvement to either fork. No issues swapping back to an OEM air spring. Lots of people started off with Pikes with Luftkappes installed and then replaced it with the 2019 debonair spring when it came out (you get the larger neg air chamber without the reduced pos air chamber volume which means the base spring tune is less progressive. Can always add tokens if you wanted more progressivity like with the luftkappe but you are not forced into it).

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Added a comment about video The French (Amaury) Revolution in Les Gets 7/16/2019 9:02 PM

Damn the commencal vallnord team rolls deep.

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Liked a comment on the item HUCKING MEAT! Les Gets World Cup DH Practice Slideshow 7/11/2019 8:55 PM

big applause to the photogs and mostly the riders that f-ed around doing this, at a WORLD CUP! Seems like the fun is back for a while now, keep it up world cuppers, this fun aspect of the PINNACLE of DH racing will get more kids involved and aspire to be...more

Liked a comment on the item JUMPING 86 FEET! Vital RAW 2019 Les Gets, France, World Cup Downhill 7/11/2019 8:39 PM

My prediction for the race: Dany gets super fucking loose in one of the grassy turns

Liked a comment on the item Race Only Springs Launches Progressive Coil Shock Springs 7/9/2019 2:28 PM

Ah fair enough. I have similar issues with declaring all the world cups I've won

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 7/7/2019 4:42 PM

Loic and Finn switch to Maxxis in 2019 and dominate. Gwin, Mulally, Moir switch to Kenda, not so much.

Liked a comment on the item Long-Term Test: Marin Rift Zone 3 29er Trail Bike 7/2/2019 9:35 PM

If anything not washing the bike is taking care of it. Sure it doesn't look like it but all those bike washes all wash away the grease and oils making your bike creaky.

Also for the transmission, considering the bike is on big wheels it probably could do with a 28t chain ring and make...more