Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - JANKER 10/16/2019 2:07 AM

It is in Bellingham, but we will have to keep this trail name and location off the interwebs. Come to town, stop by the HQ, drink a beer, and I bet you will get some beta on how to get to this flowy loam track we have tucked away.

Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/27/2019 2:52 AM

ODI Longneck XL, cut to fit the whole space in between levers - bar end.

Thin AND Cushy! Great endcap, no hard/raised edges. Stupid cheap.

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Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/23/2019 12:47 PM

I'm gonna add another angle of view: Good spring is cheaper than good damper. And I think spring is easier to understand (thus setup) for most users(for me at least). Evol, Debonair, Luftkappe... Are all much cheaper upgrades for budget or older forks ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Josh Bender - The Inside Line Podcast 7/23/2019 2:20 AM

Absolutely fearless; man's got cast iron cojones.

Where would freeride be without Bender?

*slightly off topic*

I really hope you could include The Inside Line on the sidebar of the website. It will be much easier to find it going forward.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: Truvativ Descendant TLD CoLab Components 5/24/2019 2:28 AM

I think they could have put a slightly bigger LOGO on that bar... Looks complete "joey" IMO

Liked a comment on the item ENVE and Industry Nine Team Up to Offer Lower Price and Better Engagement 2/14/2019 7:20 AM

I like my hubs like I like my children. Very Quiet. Give me Onyx Hubs all day.

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Added reply in a thread Grips Question 12/21/2018 1:29 AM

I run slip-ons on a trail bike and dirt bike for about 4 years now. And I probably keep fitting them to any bikes in future. Pluses: I like my grips thin, with large usable width and I also like a comfy cockpit. Slip-on is the way to go with these goals. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Leigh Donovan 4/24/2018 11:25 PM

So, i've spent nearly every moment with this woman since 1993...thought I knew every ounce of detail and story-but even I learned a couple bits! Was nervous to listen haha, but she did great, nice job babe!

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Leigh Donovan 4/20/2018 3:44 AM

Holy Shit! There have been some pretty awesome interviews but this one just blew all of them (and me) away.
So much insight into an era that I missed out on and the industry in general.
At 2:17h long my eyebrows went pretty far up when i saw this one, but filled with so many stories, drama, wisdom, it was worth every minute!

I've meant to write in for a long time. Since podcasts are a big part of my commute. I'm really glad I can hear about my favourite topic with these.

But I do have thought on Inside Line:
1) Spomer, being a great interviewer, (prepared, unbiased, cool voice) I wish he would interfere more and wouldn't just let speak the guests for extended periods for more interaction.
2) Podcasts, in early days, were used widely in schools as an education tool, and many, even entertainment podcasts are still trying to be at least informative/philosophical. I think it would be really cool to tackle some particular topic/problem/struggle within the bike industry on the top of interviewees bio. Whatever is close to them, possibly split the podcast into 2 sections.

Anyway i very much enjoy them as they are too. Thank you Vital!

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Added a comment about video Viva Mexico! Jeff Kendall-Weed Goes South 12/22/2017 5:17 PM

im drunk, i see two kendalls and i like it

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Added a comment about photo Picabo Street Entry 11/2/2017 1:09 PM

is that Gee Atherton?

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Added a comment about product review ODI Longneck (XL) 9/11/2017 5:34 AM


I measured 31 mm in diameter.
Some e-shops spec said its 31 for slip-on 32 for lock on.

Most lock on grips employ some sort of hard plastic on the innermost diameter, tying two clamped ends together. Slip-ons, not having these, tend to feel softer and with that thinner as well. My guess is, in order to retain comfort, ODI added some rubber which upped the diameter by 1mm.

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