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Added reply in a thread Mullet bikes!?! 12/19/2019 10:15 AM

This won't help you much but... I tried it on my YT capra 29er, I was fully convinced it was going to be a game changer... Bike rode well with the 27.5 rear wheel, but when I put the 29er wheel back on I didnt notice any real change to the handling, ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad 3 975er 12/8/2019 10:44 AM

My bad.

Added reply in a thread Why are so many "MTBers" A*holes when new things happen? 11/15/2019 6:26 AM

As i have been on both sides of the fence I think I can chime in. Like many MTBers, I like tech, I'm an engineer. I like when progress is made, i still remember my hapiness when we moved to 12 an 20/15mm axles in hubs. Despite this, I still felt that ... more »

Added a comment about feature What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 6:38 PM
Eoin

Cool stuff, it is worth repeating again, the colour coding on those charts is an attack on sanity...

Note that the median income is way lower than the average, this means a couple millionaires filled in the form which biased the mean. $87k household median income sounds fairly normal considering the average age of the responder was 37 and thus likely to be married.

Only other interesting thing I haven't seen discussed is the 15% filled in "favourite bike park", clearly many people go to the nearest small one rather than plan expensive holidays to known brands (other than whistler)

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Added a comment about video The Canyon Flipper | Brendan Fairclough's POV from Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/27/2019 8:10 AM

His top gap, drop and hip look proper big even with the GoPro effect. Kinda gutted he didn't get any award, I assumed he was a shoe-in for best build crew, but he could have taken best trick on the canyon flip for my money, the landing is so short he need to get it perfect!

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Added reply in a thread Need Info On Knee Pads!!!! 10/7/2019 4:40 AM

I have more or less hated the last 2 pairs I bought (G-form and Specialized), so ended up going back to some older IXS pads that are quite comfortable. From my point of view the main issue is that most kneepads these days are going for over 100$ and ... more »

Added a comment about video VITAL RAW REDUX - BEST OF WORLD CUP DOWNHILL 2019 9/30/2019 2:26 PM

Vergier in Andorra, amazing

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Added a comment about slideshow Enduro World Series Finals - Zermatt Race Slideshow 9/23/2019 11:31 AM
Enduro World Series Finals - Zermatt Race Slideshow

Also it is the worst time of the 3 men teams that count, so basically 2/3 are riding for fun, and one poor dude is putting it it all on the line for his country!

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Liked a comment on the item Yeti SB150 Custom 9/11/2019 7:39 AM

I like it, but wish it was more expensive.

Added a comment about photo Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH 29 at 2019 Worlds MSA 8/29/2019 6:32 AM
Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH 29 at 2019 Worlds MSA

Very nice, but feels more like next year's team edition than a world's bike...

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Added reply in a thread Tire Compound: What are top enduro guys running? 8/29/2019 2:41 AM

Not exactly in the same spirit, but I have been looking for a heavy/tough tyre for bikepark runs wit harder compounds: it is really hard to find a DH or even DD/SG type tyre with any of the harder compounds. My main motivation here is "not throwing out ... more »

Added reply in a thread How many pros CAN'T manual? 8/2/2019 1:19 AM

Depends on the discipline really, my guess is that many XC pros can't manual over a few meters, some top enduro riders have mentioned things along those lines (FBM said he can't manual, Jerome Clementz said he wanted to learn how to whip). For those ... more »

Added a comment about video SO ROUGH! Vital RAW, 2019 Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/2/2019 12:40 AM

Not sure about his settings, but the back to back comparison of him vs the commencal rider at 3.13 is mind blowing, the bulldog seems to hit 5x as many compressions and swerve to hit a few extra ones just in case

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Added reply in a thread Interesting read about cheap, rentable e-scooters and the Repo man 7/26/2019 11:56 AM

Nope, in Warsaw right now and the sidewalks are flooded with them, many lying flat on the ground or blocking the way, riders fly by on the sidewalks... People are inconsiderate everywhere...

Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/26/2019 5:35 AM
Eoin

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

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Liked a comment on the item BAR TO BAR! ENDURO WORLD SERIES POV - CANAZEI ITALY 6/28/2019 8:15 AM

damn those trails look fun

Liked a comment on the item BAR TO BAR! ENDURO WORLD SERIES POV - CANAZEI ITALY 6/28/2019 8:14 AM

The camera was fine.

Liked a comment on the item BAR TO BAR! ENDURO WORLD SERIES POV - CANAZEI ITALY 6/28/2019 8:14 AM

Don’t like teletubby look. Trails are raw and rough. These are done blind while out working. Sorry for the low fi production. It’s a hero 7