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Added a comment about press release E-Bikes - The Trailbuilder's Tool 9/13/2020 2:40 PM
Randy_Geniec

I'm a local builder. Allows you to get to the worksite and not be smoked. It is alot of work already. As you get further along or up the trail you have to ride more in to get to the starting point. I wish I had my ebike on the last trail that took 9 months to build. I would have finished it in 7 months.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/12/2020 11:07 AM
Randy_Geniec

Interesting that the Sight VLT was more fun than the Levo. I didn't like the "off idle" click/hesitation of the Shimano motor but I heard they fixed this with a firmware update. The Levo motor is unbelievably good and reliable if you spin it and ride it like an MTB as I do...2,000 miles in and perfect. The Levo is faster and more stable but it kind of takes the fun out. I may try 27.5" wheels on the Levo...or at least run it as a mullet.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 5:24 PM

And how many times have you almost been taken out by a regular bike? It is not the machine it is the rider and all too common.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 5:23 PM

This was shot in the Boise area on Trail 4 and a network out towards Idaho City.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 5:23 PM

You guys should do a test of the direct to consumer brands, YT, Commencal, Canyon, Propain and Fezzari.
Also like to see how the new Yamaha YDX Moro Pro matches up against the bike manufactures.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 5:23 PM

In my group everyone has an eBike now and for several of them it is their only bike. Once you get on one you really don't want to ride anything else most of the time.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/10/2020 5:22 PM

That was some rowdy testing. Interested to see some more bikes put through the ringer now. Mullet decoy, cube 160 , niner 180, commencal sx maybe?

Added a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/29/2020 3:46 PM
Randy_Geniec

That is a genius idea....it would double their current internet traffic. Time to let go of the typewriter and get a laptop.

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Liked a comment on the item Can This Cure Arm Pump? Dialed Explores Brake Lever Positioning 4/6/2020 8:48 AM

Hrmm... I was one of the riders who used to keep my levers way closer to vertical than horizontal. But I never really suffered much from arm pump. But then I'm kind of a freak at 6'7" with size 13 hands. I could stay low with a flat back and still reach my levers just...more

Added a comment about video Can This Cure Arm Pump? Dialed Explores Brake Lever Positioning 4/6/2020 8:48 AM

This is what I do. Another tip a buddy gave me is to move the brake levers inboard as much as possible until your index finger grabs the "curled end" of the brake lever. More leverage and easier to grab with one finger without slipping.

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Liked a comment on the item More Range With Two Batteries - This Is the New Scott eRide Line 11/12/2019 6:46 PM

How about you man up and stop being ignorant, stereotypical, and a bad example of what an MTBer should be.

Liked a comment on the item More Range With Two Batteries - This Is the New Scott eRide Line 11/12/2019 6:46 PM

Looking into your comments you've got a hate on for e-bikes. Can you show me on the doll where the bad bad e-bike touched you?

Added a comment about press release More Range With Two Batteries - This Is the New Scott eRide Line 11/12/2019 6:45 PM
Randy_Geniec

Many held onto the typewriter too. Time for a laptop. Wake up and ride one and stop being so ignorant.

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:37 PM

Feels like a rant that was a long time coming. I am not going for popularity on Vital here, any pro ebike comments gets knocked pretty quickly online. I believe pedal assist ebikes are simply not a problem. Sure they are not as fun, most days I agree with that, and that’s why mine hasn’t been ridden even once in...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:35 PM

You presuppose that the only fitness activity on the planet is MTB.. and that the only fitness activity ALL Ebikers do is Ebike..and, that it is impossible to create fitness or "earn your turns" thru Ebiking-NewsFlash!-You can make most activities difficult. I'm just as tired Ebiking as I've been on a...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:34 PM

I've been mountain biking for quite awhile now (1988). I've owned many different bikes over the years, DH, Freeride, Enduro, trai, etc. I recently bought an Ebike and I will never go back to a mechanical/traditional mtb.
I've found climbing to actually be creative and FUN now!-having the ability to pop off of...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:33 PM

Freynolds: my sentiment exactly!

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:33 PM

Your article was enlightening. I have been struggling to understand the antipathy towards e-bikes and I think you've highlighted it - culture. There would appear to be a feeling that e-bikes don't fit an idealized notion of mountain bike culture and might bring people to the trails who aren't like “us" - who...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 6:32 PM

You’re so wrong, bud