Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/14/2018 12:23 PM

I know what the opinion about being off-topic is, but i need to say this. Intense is not running VPP anymore. The newer bikes have a VPP-like suspension layout, optimised by Cesar Rojo (Cero/Unno fame). Similar, but not branded VPP anymore. If anyone ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/13/2018 8:15 AM

Can we focus on the girl in the deanos IG post?

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/12/2018 8:08 AM

I think, at least concerning Geniuses, it's just the NUDE nature of the shock with the dual chamber arrangement and remote lockout and the like, that's what makes it special. There was a bike of the day here on Vital (at least i think so...) where the ... more »

Added a comment to Kompostman's bike check 12/11/2018 12:37 PM

Where is this stored? I need to steal it.

My god the spec!! How much did it all cost at MSRP? 10 grand?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/11/2018 12:36 PM

Maybe they don't have a metric sized trunnion shock to fit the frame.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/7/2018 12:32 PM

I need that bike. Regarding Kate, could they be waiting to see out the Fast Life series before making an announcement? Or the new year, whichever comes later.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/5/2018 1:30 PM

Diesel aren't going anywhere for the forseeable future, regardless of the politicians saying so. As for Europe, we are getting the Ranger Raptor besides having the Ranger for years. How is that not marketable to the DH crowd? Though, personally, i'd

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Added a comment about press release Sick Bicycle Co. Introduces the Gnarpoon 12/5/2018 8:54 AM

A 34.9 mm dropper post, designed specifically for a 34.9 mm, so not just a thicker lower, would make so much sense, even more so with 200 mm posts coming out.

I don't understand why this isn't widely supported...

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Liked a comment on the item Sick Bicycle Co. Introduces the Gnarpoon 12/5/2018 8:53 AM

Hey, I can say without a shadow of a doubt it won’t be a standard anytime soon. I can see the OEM orders for a lot of major vendors forward in to about 2020 and it’s not there - do I think we need a larger seatpost standard? Absolutely. Am I gambling my customers money with it? No.

Added a comment about press release Sick Bicycle Co. Introduces the Gnarpoon 12/4/2018 9:54 PM

It's been a standard since at least 2005. And it still hasn't caught on yet. So i'm not holding my breath.

As for tubes, different types of loads (bending vs. torsional), different tube shapes. At least that's what Nicolai has been saying back in the day, i'd need to think more if it actually makes sense (it's too early ATM for that).

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Added a comment about press release Sick Bicycle Co. Introduces the Gnarpoon 12/3/2018 9:48 PM

I'd say yes based on the last photo (it includes all the details all other photos do).

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/2/2018 9:51 PM

And Pastrana 'gave up' on them to ride a Nitro Circus helmet. It was quite a high profile 'sad to see him go' thing. EDIT: wat is the thing that gave Honda the supposed edge? The gearbox?

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 12/2/2018 12:55 PM

The mos interesting thing in the answers is that Sven knows of another Honda's location!! How much of the Honda hype is the brand and the professionalism around the whole operation back in the day? I mean the bike might have been really good back in ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/28/2018 10:43 AM

Point there, but still, as far as i could tell, the whole doping thing didn't help him out as much as you (general you) might think it would before the race. Even without the mechanical.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/28/2018 7:56 AM

Which article? I heard about one where a triathlete journo microdosed EPO, took a blood sample and sent it to an anti-doping lap for it to be tested, where the results were negative. The results were much more positive on his VO2max results on the other ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/28/2018 7:51 AM

Correct, he said the new program is 'lit' or something along those lines.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/27/2018 9:48 PM

I wouldn't read too much into it regarding Monika, it's basically a Slovenian team, regardless of the Devinci factory connection. The whole team was built upon a local team here, it's like a pro detachment of KD Rajd that... got wildly out of control ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 12:13 PM

My 2 cents, it's hard for me to see how doping can be unintentional. It's like saying cutting the course and/or shuttling for practice was done unintentionally. It just doesn't fit. And it's in the human nature, as it has been mentioned, to find an edge, ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/26/2018 10:47 AM

The last two years proved that, most days, he couldn't do that. Hill being the champ and all.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Racing Rumors 11/20/2018 9:29 AM

Pinkbike once said in an article a big bike firm sold 50 enduro class bikes to a single DH bike.