Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/11/2019 12:32 PM

"Youn Deniaud to Giant Offroad Team" That would be huge news!

Liked a comment on the item Rethinking Cross-Country Capability - Norco Revolver FS 1 120 Bike Review 11/8/2019 1:07 PM

sniper pro build (similar price) is 24.6 pounds for the medium, not the large. this norco here is a size large. no doubt the intense is light and i hear you about overall weight. i'd love to see your 5010. my medium 5010 is 27.5 pounds (edit form 28, i just re-weighed it) with...more

Added reply in a thread UCI Technical Climbing World Champs 11/8/2019 8:55 AM

Not the first, but the only uninterrupted Horsethief Bench climb. Very impressive!

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 10:40 AM

A bike that turns everyone into Nino Schurter on climbs, allows beginners access to the highest (often rowdiest) trails and doubles the distance/trail degradation they can do in the same time is a completely different sport.

Yes I’ve ridden a couple. My comments stand.

Liked a comment on the item Bryn Atkinson Shows the Trail Capability of the All-New Norco Optic 10/16/2019 8:18 AM

ohh yeah Bryn! Well done, inspiration to us all! Our entire staff in Colorado is amped on this bikes arrival. Great job Norco.

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/26/2019 9:16 AM

I agree Noah. [Sweet blog post below]

First - the scale: The 1/10 or 1/100 is still going to leave a lot to be desired as one of the biggest problem with any review is it just comes down to some arbitrary benchmark of "good" that the reviewer has in his/her head. EG, I may think "good"...more

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/25/2019 4:39 PM

I'm not fan of the star ratings either. For example all the steep seat tube angled + plenty of AS bikes climb very well but then usually the enduro bikes are heavier than a XC bike and they need to lower the rating. Stars oversimplify too much.

The upper eyelet is turned for two reasons....more

Added a comment about product review BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/25/2019 11:49 AM

Vital should consider ditching the star ratings. Of the fifty bikes Vital has recently reviewed, 46 were 4s or 4.5s (2 5s and 2 3.5s). Yeah, I know, modern bikes are really good. But telling us the vast majority are either "excellent" or "outstanding" isn't helpful, and it makes the ones that are simply "very good" seem like shite.

I think you should switch to a 100 point scale (even 10 would be an improvement) or just keep the evaluation to pros/cons. Just my .02.

Beautiful bike. Why is the upper shock eyelet turned? Is that because of the shock offset (and joined-halves construction of the frame)?

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Added a comment to Ian's bike check 9/23/2019 9:21 AM

Whoa! So sick! Similar to my own! Who did the paint? Looks badass.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Forbidden's High-Pivot Druid Trail Bike 9/18/2019 9:02 AM

Dave Camp's brain is huge.

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Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:39 AM

"I can also easily avoid PB, Vital Etc. The problem is Facebook and or Instagram."

If it matters that much to you, why can't you just avoid Instagram and Facebook too? Do you expect the winning rider not to post about their win pretty quickly? Isn't that a spoiler too?

I agree with the points made elsewhere about Redbull making it unavoidable, they should wait at least a day before adding the winning runs.

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Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:33 AM

The only time this has been a problem for me is when RedBull posted "See Loic's Winning Run" video right on the page where you go to see the replay. All news sites should be expected to post the results imo.

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:32 AM

does anyone expect the results of the superbowl to be withheld by espn, nbc, pbs, hbo, nytimes, drudge report, pennysaver and the appalachian gazette until everyone watches the game? fwiw, we don't spoil WC race results in titles or even the subtitles (text that social media picks up and could spoil)....more

Added a comment to LTrumpore's bike check 9/11/2019 9:14 AM

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Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - World Champs Downhill Day 1 8/30/2019 8:20 AM

Agree. Second place goes to the artfully executed pre-jump at 4:40.

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Added a comment about slideshow DOWN TO THE WIRE! Enduro World Series Northstar Race Show 8/26/2019 4:33 PM

Is Duncan Nason off Yeti? No team jersey and his bike looked to be covered in stickers.

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Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 8/16/2019 1:35 PM

MRP's 35mm forks have pressure relief valves. Just saying.