Added a comment about product review Tested: Vee Tire Co. Snap WCE Downhill Tire 7/17/2019 8:50 AM

I’m curious to give these a try. I was given a rumba and some original snaps to try out. I didn’t end up riding the snaps as they measured up at a 2.2 and were super square, while the rumba measured in at 2.4 and was perfect for the back of the dh rig.
Overall I was super impressed with the tire, for a while anyway. The traction was absolutely unreal, braking was like dropping a boat anchor and it was one of the most predictable cornering tires I’ve been on. That great cornering feel also led to lots of hard carving and slapping corners, which the end result was lugs coming off the casing after about 10 days of riding. Some peeling was visually noticeable at about 6-7 days in.
The gravity core casing is also one of the stoutest most impenetrable feeling tires I’ve had on in a while, which was fully acceptable for the back of the big bike. It would be a lot of tire on anything not meant to only go downhill over rough terrain.
I rode these at home in Jackson on pretty prime early season dirt, and then for a week up on the coast and in whistler which were both pretty much bone dry. Traction on dirt, dry or wet, and a loamy Roberts creek was always 9-10. On rock slabs, I’d give it a 7, not horrible, but a bit less confident.
The new R2 looks like it’s a bit more refined, and if it’s lasts longer than the original, is also a definite competitor.

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Updated bike check Transition Patrol - Project Patience 7/17/2019 8:26 AM
Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 7/13/2019 9:46 PM

Thanks man! kinda started this one without much direction or end goal and went with it. Easily my fave so far

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Liked a comment on the item Transition Patrol - Project Patience 7/13/2019 9:44 PM

Stunner

Updated bike check Transition Patrol - Project Patience 7/13/2019 9:35 PM
Updated bike check Transition Patrol - Project Patience 7/13/2019 9:35 PM
Liked a comment on the item HIGH-SPEED DOWNHILL! Vital RAW, 2019 Les Gets World Cup Day 2 7/12/2019 10:18 PM

the last huck that took out Rach is some Sean Burns nonsense!

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing the All New SCOTT Gambler TUNED 7/11/2019 9:01 AM

Duh...just rotate your grips. You dont have to rotate the entire bar silly.

Added a comment about press release Introducing the All New SCOTT Gambler TUNED 7/11/2019 8:49 AM

After riding one of our ransom demos a bit, I was surprised at how neutral the hixon bar on it did feel. I think Scott did a pretty good job of finding a position that will fit the majority of set and forget riders. As well as those who don’t lean too far either way on bar roll, and would most likely become accustomed to it pretty quickly. General consumer types and less experienced riders will never notice.
Fortunately for the ocd who can’t stand the feeling of a bar being slightly too far one way or the other, myself included, it’s not so integrated into the bike that it’s not replaceable

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing the All New SCOTT Gambler TUNED 7/11/2019 8:36 AM

The bars look rad, but what if you like your bars rolled forwards or backwards? Tons of adjustability in the frame, then you can't tweak the cockpit. But hey if the glove fits, these should be amazing.

Liked a comment on the item Introducing the All New SCOTT Gambler TUNED 7/11/2019 8:36 AM

agreed. every time we asked downhill racers in pro bike checks what they're most particular about, they say "cockpit setup" over anything else.

Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 7/8/2019 1:28 PM

Not saying he is or isn’t out. But, to say he was on a “winning pace” is a bit gratuitous...I mean, yeah he managed to ride really well for that first 10-15 seconds of a 4:40 minute race.

Added reply in a thread Tires and inserts 6/26/2019 8:46 PM

Dh bike on Dt Swiss ex511’s Huck up front with wtb tough, Cush (with some material removed) in back with a vee rumba I’m playing with in gravity core. Normally wtb tough though. Usually 25-27psi up front, and 27-30 in the rear. I’m 155lbs rider weight ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Transition Smuggler - "The Mule" 6/21/2019 9:30 PM

only 50 and 55 available in aftermarket. but you can always have a different travel spacer installed, shock just needs to be torn apart to install it.

Liked a comment on the item Is It Worth It? The Newest POC Gear Reviewed 6/21/2019 10:58 AM

“Piece of Cake.” No joke.

Liked a comment on the item Who Scrubbed It Best? Leogang World Cup Poll 6/10/2019 9:28 AM

they're sped up too

Liked a comment on the item Cannondale's Prototype Split-Shock DH Bike (Sort of) Explained 6/7/2019 9:25 PM

It does not use two dampers. One will be a damper and one is just an empty shock body to mount the spring to when you see two bodies.

Added a comment about feature Cannondale's Prototype Split-Shock DH Bike (Sort of) Explained 6/7/2019 9:25 PM

Unless there is something in the upper unit to control and dissipate energy being stored/returned by the spring, it’s still not a damper(or a second shock). Purely a spring, haven’t really gotten an answer stating otherwise. The video CFR posted a few weeks ago, Tom refers to it as a split system, same as here.
Now, if there’s a trick hydraulic or pneumatic bottom out in there, it could be argued as a position sensitive damper.
This bike broke the other website....it’s really not that complicated. You have a spring on one side of a conventional fork, and a damper on the other to control oscillation. This bike still has a spring on one side of a rocker and a damper on the other side to also control oscillation. It can just be broken into two separate parts or left as one when desired, depending on what the situation calls for.

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Liked a comment on the item Does Finn Iles Have Better Scrubs, Whips & Style Than Loic Bruni? Outspoken Episode 3 6/7/2019 9:04 PM

#letfinnin - https://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/14-Year-Old-Finn-Iles-is-a-Future-Whip-Off-World-Champ-LetFinnIn,26644/bturman,109