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Added a comment about member blog Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 10:42 AM
Roots_rider

This. Top tube to keep your buddy's levers from destroying it when you shuttle. Chainstay and seatstay for all the heel rubbers out there. Top of the seatstay bridge and or "loam shelf" as well as back of the seat tube to prevent flying rocks from doing damage. Most frames have some sort of shuttle guard now. If they don't, I'd suggest something thicker, like the clear lizard skins protector. 3M auto clear bra holds up for a while, but will eventually wear through.
I feel like these are all easy to protect, commonly damaged areas. Much else, like the inside of the stays, is purely wear and tear from riding a bike imo.

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Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 10:37 AM

I have the material and can cut and apply film over vulnerable spots as needed. It is driven by carbon fiber garage queens who obsess over resale. I don't buy my bikes thinking immediately about resale. That is dumb.

Liked a comment on the item Think Frame Protection Kits are Overpriced? Ride Wrap Throws Down the Challenge 10/19/2020 10:37 AM

Not sure it’s as insane as you may think , these drastically improve resale value because a clean Un-scratched frame sells easier and for more money! I’m very happy with my ride wrap!

Liked a comment on the item Maribor World Cup DH Timewarp 10/18/2020 4:31 PM

Aahight! Here's a very firm recommendation if not a demand. Vital MTB is already known for the G-Out Project. World wide acclaim and all. How 'bout we step it up to video and have slo mo video of those cases? Slightly further back to catch all the action, including head bob and body rock, as...more

Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/16/2020 12:50 PM

the screen grab is kind of misleading. In the grab, I'd personally say hes still "inside the pole" the pole already being leaned over so far makes it a hard call. Are we calling the point in the ground the barrier, or the pole itself the barrier? His ... more »

Added reply in a thread UCI DH Rule Unclear - DSQ for Riding Over a Course-Marking Pole? 10/16/2020 12:16 PM

That's what I'm seeing as well. He never went to the left of a pole, exited and entered in the same gap even if he broke the tape

Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol - Updated for more bling 10/10/2020 5:49 AM

77 likes out of 3700 views?? thats got to be the highest like to views ratio of any build I've ever seen on this site. @iceman2058

Added a comment about video World Champs Downhill Bikes - Leogang 2020 10/7/2020 12:17 PM

Can they find more info on this thing while they wander around? Haha

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGC1vuXFjzx/?igshid=naezp64n52gb

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Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 5:54 PM

Ah man, his reviews were the best! Very clear and detailed without any of the gimmicky over-emotional tones that have taken over on a lot of sites.
Laughed out loud at the zoom call intro

Added a comment to sam_sladek's bike check 9/21/2020 2:30 PM
2018 Norco Aurum

Mounted backwards, haha

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Started new thread Actofive’s newest bike 9/19/2020 9:49 PM

This needs to be shared, surprised it hasn’t been posted on Vital yet. https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPiILEHANt/?igshid=110rpys8g7s6k

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/15/2020 9:26 AM

Nein.

Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 4:31 PM
Roots_rider

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/pinkbikes-editors-chose-their-ideal-geometry-numbers-vote-for-your-favorite.html

Also lists his ideal Geo from a year and a half ago, haha. He only really went up in travel, and switched to a mullet.

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Added a comment about feature Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 4:28 PM
Roots_rider

Considering his comment on the need for a stiffer stronger rear wheel, that didn't make sense to me either. Maybe needed a slightly stiffer wheel to make up for the compliance of the fork.

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Liked a comment on the item Ultra-Long, 210mm Travel Enduro Machine - Is This the Ultimate MTB? 9/14/2020 4:26 PM

Why 32 h front wheel and 28 rear?

Updated bike check Transition Patrol - Updated for more bling 9/9/2020 1:59 PM
Transition Patrol - Updated for more bling
Updated bike check Transition Patrol - Updated for more bling 9/9/2020 1:59 PM
Transition Patrol - Updated for more bling
Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/4/2020 1:28 PM

I would be really interested to see a test comparing the drag on these hubs compared to the Onyx. Also it should be noted that the Onyx Vesper hub has a claimed weight of 389g which would make the Box is about 22% heavier. Another thing I wanted to point out is about the "sponginess" that you talked...more

Added a comment about feature SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/4/2020 1:27 PM
Roots_rider

Main reason I'll stick to my Onyx. Plus everyone working there are super nice people, I'd much rather support them, especially with current situations.
I like the idea of not having that rubbery feel, but not enough to buy the box hub instead. I feel like it probably helps with pedal feedback also, I've never felt any super harsh yanks on the pedals with any of my onyx hubs.

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Liked a comment on the item SILENT, INSTANT - New BOX Stealth Hubs 9/4/2020 1:25 PM

Was excited to see the instant engagement title, but my heart sank as I read that Box Components farmed the production out to Taiwan.