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Added a comment to ykzwd's bike check 5/10/2020 6:56 AM
Banshee Titan Mullet

How's the EXT Storia on the Titan? I love my Titan but the bottom out bumper on the X2 has me wanting a coil.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/16/2020 11:37 AM

$299 Euro makes it a somewhat pricy experiment but I am interested. That said I don't feel like I ever really notice pedal kickback while riding however that could just be result of being used to it and not knowing better. I haven't experimented with ... more »

Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - Loris Vergier, #5 - 2019 World Cup Downhill 3/15/2020 6:52 AM

He very well be. I think what really has made the difference for Bruni is his mechanic and his mechanics dedication to data logging and analysis. Having a specific data bike and spending time on it at every track is in my opinion currently a big advantage over trying to explain what the suspension is doing and then tune based on feelings and words.

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Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/9/2020 10:15 AM

That's what Push uses and sells https://www.pushindustries.com/products/motorex-suspension-oil

Liked a comment on the item Parts Unlimited and INTENSE form Exclusive Distribution Partnership for Tazer MX E-MTB 3/9/2020 7:48 AM

A big problem I see with the exclusive distribution through powersports outlets is that a new customer will possibly miss out on some bike trail knowledge that a true bike shop might have. What is a powersports shop to say when a customer asks...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/4/2020 8:06 AM

Please do!

Liked a comment on the item Only You Can Prevent Turnbars - Vital Gear Club Unboxing #14 2/28/2020 6:54 AM

The turn bar is the very foundation of every trick ever. When people ask me to teach them to jump. I tell them to do the Slippery Salmon. Dead airs make dead riders. Hit that jump and just do Something! The second you stop moving in the air is the second that you start hitting the...more

Added a comment about feature Only You Can Prevent Turnbars - Vital Gear Club Unboxing #14 2/27/2020 2:16 PM
HeatproofGenie

Ha, at this point I don't think I could not turnbar either! Definitely just wired into my after jump in air program.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/27/2020 6:48 AM

Very well said Noah, and fully agree. I believe it was Graves who was once quoted at an enduro race saying something along the lines of. You get to choose the parts you put on your bike, parts you trust, you don't get to choose the wight of the bike using those...more

Added a comment about product review We Ride the All-New Transition Scout 2/13/2020 10:23 AM
HeatproofGenie

Definitely agree that chain stay length should grow as reach grows. Said another way, front center and rear center balance should stay the same for each size. Luckily some manufacturers are doing this or at least making longer chain stays to fit my desires and I'll be taking my money to them for the time being.

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride the All-New Transition Scout 2/13/2020 10:21 AM

Really well done Transition! Think this is a huge step forward for the brand and I'm excited to see other bikes in their line up get a similar treatment. Also love the versatility they're giving the bike with the ability to long stroke the rear shock, for heavier riders, that...more

Added a comment about product review Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/4/2020 12:39 PM
HeatproofGenie

Thanks. I watched the video at lunch and you mentioned there. Great detail oriented review. Sounds like you could call the shock tune digressive, firm at low speed compression more open on high speed compressions, yes?

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Added a comment about product review Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/4/2020 10:16 AM
HeatproofGenie

What size did you ride?

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Added reply in a thread How many pros CAN'T manual? 8/2/2019 4:00 PM

I'd argue that a true manual is coasting wheelie off the seat; standing only. For the question I can manual on demand for up to 15 ft or 5m, after that my consistency falls way off. Sometimes I can get a good one going most times not. For reference I ... more »

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Added a comment to djharder81's bike check 7/24/2019 11:21 AM
Forbidden Druid XL

Nice. Are you running inserts?

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Richie Rude's Yeti SB150 7/2/2019 11:54 AM
HeatproofGenie

Jeff, Have you considered that Richie cannot talk about all the details of who's bottle it was he shared and the circumstances around it? To my knowledge, Graves hasn't had his decision yet. Legal proceedings being what they are, Richie is likely constrained on what he can say until Graves's case is decided and done.

To a degree I get why people have the pitchforks out and are ready to burn the dopers but if looking at both the Rude/Graves and Maes cases and considering the overall history or EWS testing, it's somewhat informal nature then things become much more understandable.

Now however all athletes should be very aware of what they ingest and the repercussions.

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Richie Rude's Yeti SB150 7/2/2019 8:38 AM

Lighten up dudes.

Richie got busted, served his penalty, and is back in the game, whatever the back story is. He's a young powerhouse with a long career ahead of him. I'm sure he'll be a lot more careful who's bottle he sips from now.

And damn, what a return!?!

4/5 stages won? Very impressive!

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