Liked a comment on the item 100 to 210mm of Travel - New OneUp Droppers in a Length for Every Rider 4/12/2019 7:19 PM

Does the actuator at the bottom of the post still require the hosing to move like the previous generation? (Previous generation doesn't work well (or really at all) with the new lower link SantaCruz frames)

Added reply in a thread UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:29 PM

Cigarettes only?

Added reply in a thread UCI Press Release Concerning E-Bikes 4/5/2019 9:27 PM

Two divorced parents taking their anger out on the kids. Why the fuck are riders being punished for this?

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/25/2019 9:40 AM

Still looks to me like like a standard shock. Rocker pivots and pushes back down on it. I think his leg is hiding the upper and lower mounting points for the other shocks mounting bracket. Think they just left a standard damper with no spring on it in

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

Aesthetically, shock in downtube looks so much better. Possible twin damper setup is interesting, but seems so unnecessary now a days. Looking at other pics floating around, it’s hard to tell if the upper shock has a reservoir. Would make sense for the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/24/2019 9:28 AM

*sorry, double post

Added a comment about press release DEITY Launches Full 35mm Carbon and Aluminum Handlebar Line 3/12/2019 12:20 PM

Because the OE spec on many bikes now is 35mm. Gives Deity more access to OE market and allows consumers with 35mm OE spec to choose Deity bars as a replacement option.
They’ve been vocal about not being fans of 35mm and wanting to take their time to get it right instead of just releasing another 35mm option that’s too stiff. Their 31.8 components are not being replaced or phased out.

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Liked a comment on the item FINALLY! Atherton's New Downhill Bike Fully Revealed 3/8/2019 8:14 PM

bike nerds who commented, here's an early release of gee's RAW before it goes on the homepage - https://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/GEE-ATHERTON-Vital-RAW,36431/sspomer,2

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 6:23 PM

https://m.pinkbike.com/news/bike-check-neko-mulallys-275--29-frankenbike.html Link to his last build on yt. He did some experimenting back in the Scott days also. He says he only noticed minor differences between the two in most situations, but had gotten ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:15 PM

Shhh, don’t tell Neko Mulally. He seems to like the combo in certain situations. Mainly steeps over the back wheel.

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 3/5/2019 12:13 PM

Temp and pressure sensors most likely. Seen on a few other bikes, namely Danny’s if I recall correctly

Added reply in a thread Is Trek hinting at a natural fiber construction? (EDIT: Nope, it's WaveCel helmet technology) 3/2/2019 8:38 AM

Curious to see how strong flax can be in this situation. Looks like Porsche is using it for non structural parts such as panels and wings. It’s been used in the ski industry as a “more eco friendly” version of fiberglass. Never heard anything about the ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Introducing Revel Bikes 3/1/2019 10:53 AM

Evoc bike bag as a replacement for a bike box is an incredible idea. Obviously some of the cost of this will be passed on to the consumer, but it's a very nice touch.

Bike geo is very with the times, would love to test that linkage set up.

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 10:43 PM

That's the plan, Roots. The wheelset I have built and ready already has an xd driver so I'll throw a gx cassette on there because why pay for a $120 project321 standard driver just to be able to run a boat anchor cassette, would rather drop $200 on a gx cassette right out of the gate....more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 10:41 PM

Totally unrelated, but I just realized how positive of an environment the vital comments section usually is. I wonder why that is..sure would make social medias more fun if it were more often like this.

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 10:39 AM

Nx sentinel is a killer deal. I would recommend saving up a few bucks and finding an xd driver or wheelset (atleast rear wheel) with an xd driver and getting a gx cassette for it. That nx cassette is a boat anchor

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Liked a comment on the item Deep Dive and Impressions: 8150's Unique Carbon Wheels 2/18/2019 2:27 PM

Because you're not Loic.

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line: Frank The Welder 2/13/2019 10:08 AM

Awesome to listen to this! As someone who quit high school to learn how to weld, is obsessed with bikes, and has multiple jobs solely based around building things with my hands, Frank has not been a small influence to me, haha. Cool to hear his whole story in one place.

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Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 2/13/2019 9:14 AM

When I first really started to understand what I was doing on a bike, 8-9 years ago. Everything I rode was sub 400 maybe a touch over. Next two bikes were 430-435. Now 453 and 470. I find a stem and reach combined around 500-510, currently feels like ... more »