Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: 🏁 ️‍2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill, Mont-Sainte-Anne ️‍🌈 9/1/2019 10:54 PM

I dont think it's mental. His suspension moves like nothing I have seen in all my years of riding, racing & spectating. The Ohlins setup at this moment in time is unlike anything else...period. The rider has arms & legs and his movements to...more

Added a comment about product review Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 9:13 PM

Can we have the next generation of this lineup include a downtube Stash Pocket under the bottle cage? Call it the S Pocket. We'd love it.

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Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/26/2019 7:43 AM

Thin. Inner lock. No outer lock.

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Liked a comment on the item MTB Suspension Q & A Special with Darren Murphy of PUSH Industries 7/24/2019 11:02 PM

Great interview. As a dork, this was probably my favorite to date. So much I want to follow up with here. Have to wait until round 2?

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This happened to me about a week ago, until I turned off adblocker!

Liked a comment on the item Mondraker Launches the New Super Foxy Carbon 29 7/10/2019 8:26 PM

Nice to see shimano builds are back.

Liked a comment on the item Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/5/2019 1:08 PM

Shootout time: Hightower vs SJ Evo vs Sentinel vs Ripmo, SB130, et al.

Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/5/2019 1:08 PM

Makes sense. But watching this reveiwer's video, he's putting the bike through riding that could easily justify a shock with a better damper and or coil spring. Might even buffer against harder impacts through the frame and linkage with a little better hydraulics in the shock deparment.

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Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/4/2019 7:27 AM

Three questions:

Will a coil shock fit in the frame?
Will PUSH Industries come out with a new linkage kit to better match a coil shock?
Was not building in enough room in the frame for a FOX Float X2 intentional, or an oversight?

Radically modernized Hightower. Well done.

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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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sweet bike

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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?