Liked a comment on the item Jekyll 27.5 4/8/2019 9:22 AM

Bike of the Day April 7, 2019!

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Liked a comment on the item Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/6/2019 8:40 AM

What if you're a regular vital reader that likes both mtb and emtb content?

Added reply in a thread UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 3:50 PM

My kid loves rolling down the trail in the woods with me. She despises climbing up the trail in the woods with me. If an E bike pedal assist got my kid out on her bike with me, more often, I'd be all for it. This is it. ^^^

Liked a comment on the item Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 3:32 PM

You mad bro? Can you put this comment on Pinkbike? This is a crankass-free zone

Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 3:31 PM

The mechanical shifter system is not additive energy. There is energy loss, mostly through friction, in the system. The mechanical shifter rider input energy is higher than the output energy due to system friction loss. Not the case with a battery powered drive motor that is directed through a lower energy rider input tap on the E shifter control and E boosted by a higher energy output at the derailleur.

One of or a combination of E drivetrain, E braking system and E dropper post could have a net total of additive energy to reduce overall rider energy output to become an actual additive energy advantage over riders using E unassisted bikes - and not just E assist at the pedals.

All LBS and mechanic job security aside. This was more an inquiry into the line between E and traditional MTB.

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Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 11:49 AM

RE: The Critics

Does electric shifting also count as "E" mtb? Additive energy to a part of the bicycle system formerly and purely rider powered. Minimally, but literally, adding energy to a system that has historically been purely rider energy powered.

Seriously. Additive energy to shifting system is OK? Just not the drive system? Brake and dropper post systems may be next. Increasing the additive energy.

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Liked a comment on the item The New Eminent Onset 29er - Does the Bite Match the Bark? 4/4/2019 8:01 AM

Can I have some egg with my yolk?

Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/19/2019 11:58 AM

It's a competitive time to be a bike designer (these guys are all for most part no longer manufacturers). Santa Cruz bikes are smartly designed and super solid.

The next few years are going to be a very interesting time in the bike industry. Better bikes. More choices. Competing pricing and distribution strategies.

Hightower LT for sale! Mint!

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Liked a comment on the item Riding Marin's Completely Redesigned Mount Vision Trail Bike 3/4/2019 9:47 PM

Could Marin of made it any less ugly, looks like something has crashed into the rear of it.

Liked a comment on the item 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/15/2019 9:16 PM

Loose Dog is fresh

Liked a comment on the item 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/15/2019 9:15 PM

But...longer wheelbases are more stable and fun. I was told that....so what's all this?

Liked a comment on the item 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/15/2019 9:15 PM

@jeff.brines pretty sure you WAYYYY overthought my brief and sarcasm loaded comment. He's having a blast on a bike and it just reminds me how stupid good fun normal to short wheelbase bikes are.

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Santa Cruz = Super solid frames. Quite happy with mine. And I'm really picky. Great to see your vids, Josh!

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Liked a comment on the item How an E-bike is Making Josh Carlson Faster For Enduro Racing | Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2/14/2019 7:00 PM

See how an ebike helps Josh pay the bills.

Liked a comment on the item How an E-bike is Making Josh Carlson Faster For Enduro Racing | Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2/14/2019 7:00 PM

This must have been intended for your motorized brother; vitalmx.com. Innocent mistake. Don't let it happen again.

Liked a comment on the item How an E-bike is Making Josh Carlson Faster For Enduro Racing | Giant Factory Off-Road Team 2/14/2019 6:59 PM

I mean he is being paid to say this.

Liked a comment on the item 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/14/2019 6:55 PM

Dang. That middle section almost reminded me of skiing moguls. That was cool.

Liked a comment on the item 50:01's Loose Dog Lewis! Vital RAW 2/14/2019 6:55 PM

Holy Jeebus.