Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's $2,000 Mountain Bike Comparison 11/30/2019 9:56 AM

Great content! Thanks for the meaningful review of more affordable bikes.

One thing I would love to see — does spending 10K on a bike actually make you faster than a rig you can put together in the range of $3500-$4000? I’d absolutely love to see a review that includes timed tests in conditions...more

Added a comment about feature On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 5:18 AM

I like the idea of an exception for E-bikes on public lands made for those with handicap plates. Keep riding Joe!
However Joe represents a very small minority of E-Bike users.

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Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 5:17 AM

Different story Joe. I don’t think anyone has issues with impaired people riding them. However, that’s max 5% of the eBike market.

The rest are just lazy, instant gratification types that are all too common in society these days.

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:41 AM

A bike that turns everyone into Nino Schurter on climbs, allows beginners access to the highest (often rowdiest) trails and doubles the distance/trail degradation they can do in the same time is a completely different sport.

Yes I’ve ridden a couple. My comments stand.

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:39 AM

Does it have a motor? Is it a 'cycle"? Then?...

Unless you're disabled or over 70 yrs old, stop being a lazy fat-ass and pedal a bike without a motor on non-motorized trails. If you want a motor, get a dirtbike. I do both. Both are mega-fun. But let's not jeopardize trail access of MTB by riding MOTORCYCLES on...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/3/2019 11:35 AM

Riding since 88 and you never attained enough fitness to make climbs at least tolerable?

Updated bike check 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 XR Large 10/15/2019 7:52 AM
Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:37 AM

We measure AS on this setup when designing the bike because it's the one the professionals are using on the race. Also on trail most of the pedaling is done on this gear. We want the AS to be on falling rate so that it wont affect too much on suspension. Also there is less wear on...more

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:35 AM

Vital should consider ditching the star ratings. Of the fifty bikes Vital has recently reviewed, 46 were 4s or 4.5s (2 5s and 2 3.5s). Yeah, I know, modern bikes are really good. But telling us the vast majority are either "excellent" or "outstanding" isn't helpful, and it makes the ones...more

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:34 AM

I ordered 2. UPS collected $277 from me before they would turn the frames over.

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/28/2019 6:33 AM

I have an S4 in replacement of my 180 Stamina. Bleeding the rear brake right now for a shakedown ride this afternoon. From a geo standpoint, the Poles are around 20mm reach per "size." Longer chainstays as well. Looks like Enduro can be overshocked to get similar rear travel. It will...more

Liked a comment on the item Tested: Tioga's Front-Specific Edge 22 Tire 9/8/2019 10:24 AM

It actually replaced my 2.4 Minion DHF on the front of my bike. Not scientific by any measure but I *feel* like it (Tioga) rolls a little bit faster. I am still running it on my bike and we are scooting along just fine!

Added reply in a thread Tire Compound: What are top enduro guys running? 8/31/2019 4:44 PM

I'm no EWS racer, hoping to ride my first Enduro race later this year. However I'm a reasonably fast trail rider and I chase the rougher trails and no doubt about it I'm dramatically faster overall on easier to pedal tires. Not even close really. The ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/23/2019 1:53 PM

I know you know this already, but as a general rule for fork tuning you tend to use fewer spacers as you go up in travel. It might sound counterintuitive, but relative to their free stroke, shorter travel forks have a far larger positive air chamber than longer travel forks. This is...more

Liked a comment on the item Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/23/2019 5:23 AM

It’s still a touch misleading though since it shows all forks having zero tokens. The Luftkappe essentially is a token since the extra negative space comes at the expense of the positive side. The ‘cap’ is ported on the underside allowing the negative air camber to be that much...more

Added a comment about product review Tested: Tioga's Front-Specific Edge 22 Tire 7/11/2019 5:28 AM

Brad, how does it roll? Better/ worse/ or same as DHF 2.5 3c for instance? Thanks

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Liked a comment on the item Mondraker Launches the New Super Foxy Carbon 29 7/11/2019 5:23 AM

How 'bout that white fork though.

Updated bike check 2019 Mondraker Foxy 29 XR Large 4/7/2019 7:25 PM