Added a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 7:20 AM

Agree with this. Feel like Martin or any other of the team managers you know could help make your point. It is utterly laughable that the UCI, as part of selling the rights, doesn't require the event to be live...

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Added a comment about feature What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 11:05 AM

Considering over half the poll is married and the average/median age is late 30s, I would argue that household income is more important because most the respondents are going to be heavily impacted by "household" budget requirements.

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Liked a comment on the item What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 11:00 AM

#fortheloveofthegame (all the past surveys since 2012 have been on our site for free).

Liked a comment on the item What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 11:00 AM

sspomer y'all are the real MVP's

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 1:43 PM

On manual tuning front, it'd be cool if shocks/forks at a QR code on them that you can scan with your phone and takes you to the manual and tuning... Super easy and guarantees you get to the correct manual/guide for your suspension.

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 10:26 AM

100% Jeff. Fox's product when working is fantastic but the service intervals are too much (probably why their service is overwhelmed...). My Float X2 is outstanding when I have it running. Truly works well and the ability to make minor but meaningful ... more »

Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 9/19/2019 10:13 AM

Great thread I too took the Big S with a heavy does of cynicism even though I do think we tend to be moving to an overly critical mindset here - I think a lot of people and companies are trying to do the right thing but there a lot of real factors that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/18/2019 10:08 AM

I think one of the more interesting things will be if there are any teams that switch to Ohlins... Loic and Finn's suspension looked pretty damn good compared to everyone else.

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/18/2019 9:42 AM

I think Sven noted in an interview that there were not many riders whose contracts were up. Maybe we will see minimal changes.

Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 7:26 AM

This email and comments are a bit much... Vital is a news site and it's there obligation to report the news. If they didn't report the news of gravity MTB timely, I probably wouldn't visit the site.

ESPN, Nytimes, WSJ, etc. all report the winner of major events in real-time. Shit, I get a push notification from the times and journal within 30 seconds of the Pats winning the superbowl or the raptors winning the nba title. If you're comparing to other sports, you could argue that Vital should probably do more live reporting on the results. At a minimum Sven could get some decent internet and upload the pictures faster (I'm kidding. The coverage is awesome).

Am I know going to get pissed off about the Syndicate posting an IG story about Greg on the podium after the race? This is a live event. Watch it live. I get people don't want to sacrifice their day of riding to watch, but are 8 races a year really going to blow up your riding schedule for the summer (that's about 16 hours...)? Watch it live or stay off social media and mtb news sites until you see the replay.

If you have time read, analyze, and comment on the leverage curve missteps on the latest yeti, I am guessing you had some time to watch the race...

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Added reply in a thread E-Bikes Move Forward with USA National Park and BLM Trail Access - Thoughts? 9/12/2019 7:03 AM

This is really my concern with eBikes. More people out there, which is great, but that needs to be matched with more trails and resources to support the additional users. In my limited experience with eBikes, I have seen more inexperienced riders out ... more »

Liked a comment on the item GREATEST DOWNHILL RACE EVER. Snowshoe World Cup DH Finals 9/9/2019 7:55 AM

Thanks Vital for the amazing coverage during entire season!!

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - Qualifying, Snowshoe World Cup Downhill 9/6/2019 12:16 PM

Minnaar have an off? Looks like he was on pace for the first two splits...

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill Qualifying 8/30/2019 1:53 PM

Thanks Sven! Sucks for Nick.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill Qualifying 8/30/2019 1:53 PM

Since last year there has been qualifying for World Champs. If you are protected you are in. If there are less than 80 riders and you DSQ (not protected) or dnf or don’t complete run within a certain percentage of the winning time you are out. Nick is out sadly. Greg and Laurie in...more

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS - 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill Qualifying 8/30/2019 1:50 PM

Is it truly a seeding run? I thought they go in the order of their UCI rank and this was essentially timed training? I think it will be a real bummer if Laurie and Greg are some of the first to go... The winner could be decided in the first two people..

Not sure who knows the answer. On the Syndicate IG, Greg said he went outside the tape and spent the rest of the run wondering if he needed to go back or not to qualify..

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Liked a comment on the item VITAL RAW - World Champs Downhill Day 1 8/30/2019 9:24 AM

gotta say it was a bit of a let down b/c he hardly looks different HAHA!

Added a comment about photo Greg Minnaar's Santa Cruz V10 for 2019 World Championships 8/29/2019 10:20 AM

Damn... That's a big bike

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - First-ever UCI e-MTB World Championships 8/28/2019 2:17 PM

I want my 45 seconds of life back, from reading this post.

Added reply in a thread 2019 World Champs from Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/27/2019 7:52 AM

Is it possible DH ends up on RB?