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Liked a comment on the item 10 New Bikes and 1 Retro DH 11/1/2021 5:50 PM

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Added a comment about video Jumping Bikes Off a 4 Story Building (To Give Red Bull Rampage Context) 10/13/2021 11:23 AM

Those dudes are so badass it's like they're a different species.

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Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper S-Works Vs Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6/26/2021 12:54 PM
Jakeepooh

Wow, I'm not sure I've ever read an MTB review that seemed to understand and respect the mindset of a typical consumer quite that well. Sure, there are some people who would have loved a few paragraphs talking about the differences in chainstay lengths and leverage curves and stuff like that. There's room for that sort of review as well, right? I mean, I love nerding out as much as the next guy... Heck, I don't mean to criticize other reviews by praising this one. I just mean I enjoyed the review, and I feel like lots of people would learn what they needed to learn about these bikes after reading it. Good job.

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Added reply in a thread DIY mtb telemetry system 3/12/2021 8:35 AM

So freaking cool!!

Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - Tennessee Nationals - Matthew Spong's Custom Hand Guards 3/11/2021 8:20 AM
PIT BITS - Tennessee Nationals - Matthew Spong's Custom Hand Guards

I've seriously bashed my hands on trailside trees and rocks, most likely because I suck at the sport I love, so I can totally understand the idea, but wouldn't something like this do the same job without the potential to trap your appendages? https://enduro-mtb.com/en/avs-racing-hand-guards-review-sensible-bit-protective-kit/

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Added a comment about press release Telemetry on Stock Bikes: Mondraker Introduces MIND 2/9/2021 10:20 AM
Jakeepooh

This is fascinating to me. I've played around with similar, yet dumber, ideas of my own, but I like what they've done much better.

p.s. I've never owned or ridden a Mondraker bike. I suck at MTB in general, and can't influence my wife and children, much less influence the purchase decisions of the VitalMTB readers.

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Added a comment about feature What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2021 1/4/2021 8:43 PM
Jakeepooh

Aahh, now I get it. Much obliged, sir.

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Added a comment about feature What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2021 1/4/2021 8:15 AM
Jakeepooh

What are HOHAs, and what do they have to do with logging trails? I'm new...

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Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/7/2020 3:16 PM

That makes sense, hombre. Thanks

Added reply in a thread Another geo thread - this time, related to stack height 12/7/2020 11:10 AM

I wish I was enough of an expert to know the answer to this question. What would actually happen if the handlebars were like 5"-6" higher up, all else remaining equal? All my time reading reviews and comment sections tells me something about the front-end ... more »

Added reply in a thread I don't like the direction of modern trail building 11/17/2020 1:57 PM

Where I live, in a little corner of southeast Idaho, all the trails I ride have existed practically speaking, forever. Many were originally 19th-century cattle/logging/mining roads that maybe followed existing Native American or game paths. Some are ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/26/2020 5:13 AM

You're right, I'm sure it is slower. So far, though, it's been bomb-proof, and like 1/4 the cost.

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/15/2020 4:32 PM

6-15 miles total, not each way.

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/15/2020 4:28 PM

You don't need the app to adjust the shifting while you ride, though. At least with the now recent model.

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/15/2020 4:26 PM

Yeah, the app is really really well done. Very clean and intuitive. The battery life is great. Most of my rides are 6-15 mile out and backs, 2-3 times a week and I charge the part that actually moves the derailer about every 6 weeks and the bar-mounted ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best Or Worst Bike Mods and Riding Accessories 10/15/2020 12:50 PM

I went with the Archer D1x Trail electronic shifting setup, and I freaking love it. Still, knowing myself for the sucker for new/weird tech that I am, I can't honestly say I'm sure if I like the setup for what it is or for what it represents in my head. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Best front AND rear tire 10/15/2020 12:31 PM

I bought a pair of those new Versus tires and I love them for here in southeast Idaho. My bike came with DHF and DHRIIs, so I had no complaints, but when the rear wore out I decided to try something different and I went with the Versus on impulse after ... more »

Added reply in a thread Sharp knobs or compound? 10/6/2020 5:55 PM

Man, I sure hope that's true because it makes so much sense I'm gonna start parroting it and acting like I either came up with it or it's so obvious any true hard-core rider would know it.

Added reply in a thread Bike Magazine Shut Down? 10/6/2020 5:53 PM

I found Ryan Palmer's contributions, both written and on-camera interesting and entertaining. In fact, I'll probably be googling from time to time to find out where he lands to see what he does next. As for the rest of the site, yeah, I could do without ... more »

Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/4/2020 9:39 PM

Was excited to see the instant engagement title, but my heart sank as I read that Box Components farmed the production out to Taiwan.