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Liked a comment about product review A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 9/11/2019 12:34 PM

Blowing it? If the sales volume doesn't make sense, they won't produce it. At 6'3.5" tall I very rarely see anyone at a bike park as tall as me. Most DH bikes still run 45-50mm stems, not the 35mm of trail bikes. Ends up usually around 10mm difference of reach and stem combined between DH and trail bikes. Not a big deal at all. Not to mention Specialized is almost always on the agility side of the spectrum when it comes to mountain bike fit.

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Liked a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Rude and Courdurier Win in Northstar, Men's Overall Title Fight Will Go Down to the Wire 8/26/2019 8:50 AM
Liked a bike check Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon 8/15/2019 1:15 PM
Liked a comment about photo PIT BITS - Maxxis Eastern States Cup Killington 8/6/2019 12:51 PM

Can we circle up some chairs and have a fireside chat about all the elements that make this bike a virtual storyboard? Shoutout to keeping all the hardware in order for that "QR-20" on the Super-T!

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Liked a bike check Intense M9 27.5 7/27/2019 5:57 PM
Liked a comment about video 🔥 Vital RAW 🇺🇸 2019 U.S. National Championships DH & Dual Slalom 7/27/2019 4:59 PM

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 7/25/2019 3:36 PM

Since you already have them I'd say test both configurations and see what you think works best for you. I like the feel of running both and think it's worth the penalty. Aaron Gwin just posted similar sentiment on his Instagram account regarding running the Flat Tire Defender in the front and rear vs. just the rear. Keep in mind too that one of the benefits of running these kinds of systems is being able to drop your pressures a bit to allow the tire to track better. Considering more of your cornering traction comes from your front wheel, not running the insert negates that benefit in one of the most important parts of riding where traction is paramount.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 7/25/2019 3:35 PM

I had initially planned to include a basic tubeless comparison as a control, but quite honestly I got too sketched out to do one as hard as I was hitting the curb with the inserts installed. I was sketched out every first run-in with a new insert installed. Knowing a basic tubeless hit would have the greatest chance of a big failure meant it had to be reserved for last, and I opted out. At 245-pounds with firm suspension settings, hitting that curb while not unweighting the bike at all is a very hard impact.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedal Shoes 9/13/2018 8:45 AM

Dude i go thru a pair of snowboard boots pretty much every season. My last pair was $550. Its not that big of a deal. Running shoes are changed more frequently.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedal Shoes 9/13/2018 8:44 AM

I simply can't comprehend how people can complain about longevity of shoes, when at $150, they are less than the average set of grippy tires. I have gone through a set of tires in a week of racing or riding in Whistler, and well, nobody seems to complain about that. Why is one product at, at $150 used up in a week and it is fine, and another product (also $150), lasting 'only' a year not acceptable?

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Liked a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: The All-New 2018 Santa Cruz Nomad 6/2/2017 1:55 PM

Screw comparing it to the Nomad 3, tell me how it compares to a VP Free. Seems much more similar to me(though they never made a VP Free this slack, AFAIK.)

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Liked a comment about feature Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/20/2017 9:51 AM

These multi-media articles are awesome! Please don't mimic the news outlets that post articles with both a video and written story but the copy in the written story is nearly a word-for-word transcript of the video dialogue.

In the eyes of a former journalist, this article was a good mix of both, so hats off to you Spomer. Please keep on bringin' the heat.

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Liked a comment about news blog QUALIFYING RESULTS, Port Angeles ProGRT / NW Cup 4/25/2015 8:42 PM

Who the fuck is Charlie Sponsel?

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