Added a comment about press release Prototype Bluegrass Full Face Helmet 5/30/2018 12:22 PM
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I just wish it looked bigger.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Tests Greg Minnaar's Maxxis Tire - The Assegai 5/10/2018 12:11 PM

Prediction: This will be the most sharpied tire

Liked a comment on the item The ROOST Questionnaire #9, Sven Martin 5/10/2018 11:03 AM

One of the most genuine, honest, generous, helpful and fun dudes I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Sven, I can't tell you how much I miss doing DH runs with you behind me screaming at me for every mistake I make.

Added reply in a thread Would You Ride This $13,000 Downhill Fat E-Bike? 5/4/2018 12:04 PM

I would totally ride it. Into an iron smelter.

Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT TUES on the Losinj World Cup Track 4/28/2018 6:49 PM
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Iceman, there are a lot of thoughtful reasons in your response in favor of attending the bike launch. I've never thought about the value to a tech editor of touching and seeing a bike in person. Similarly, seeing a World Cup race up close and personal will change the way you look at World Cup bikes forever. But I still don't think riding one bike in isolation in an unfamiliar venue in unfamiliar conditions gives much perspective on how the bike handles. The question isn't "Did the bike feel good?" I wager the Tues felt great, but... spoiler alert... so does every modern DH bike, especially when they've been factory tuned and professionally set up for your rider weight, riding style, and for those specific conditions. Instead, the important question for a tester is "How did the bike feel relative to its competition?" And you can't answer that question by riding one bike by itself for a day.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT TUES on the Losinj World Cup Track 4/27/2018 1:11 PM
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Honest question: Why would Vital send a representative to test a bike under these circumstances? A handful of runs on an unfamiliar and scary track doesn't leave much room to make a meaningful impression. I can see how a "First Ride" article like this is great exposure for the brand, but I would be hard pressed to write anything meaningful about a bike after five runs in an unfamiliar locale.

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Added reply in a thread Not another suspension setup question.. 4/26/2018 1:12 PM

I don't think anything is scarier than an unexpected/harsh fork bottom in a dicey situation. Having your shock bottom isn't that big of a deal, but I know I build "safety travel" into my fork setting. I almost never bottom my fork, and I like it that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 4/17/2018 10:09 AM

The good news is he still posted a time.

Added a comment about video Watch Sam Hill Light Up Stage Three of EWS Colombia 4/4/2018 5:51 PM
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They could build an uphill sandpit in the track. Everyone would have to race the same uphill sandpit. Strictly speaking, it would be fair. If it was short enough it probably wouldn't even change the outcome of the race. But do we want uphill sandpits in our races? Probably not. Is it reasonable to say uphill sandpits are dumb? I think so.

I'm hearing a lot of ideas that amount to "the track is the track, and you shouldn't complain or question it." That seems like a limiting attitude to me.

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Added reply in a thread The Axe-Wielding Girlfriend vs. Santa Cruz Bronson 3/28/2018 7:34 AM

Who buys a carbon frame with Deore and no dropper post? I think she was just telling him to buy aluminum next time.

Added a comment about video Fearon, Hill, Ropelato and Silva: You'll Want to Watch This One! 3/21/2018 8:02 PM
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The best part was when Mitch cut the IMBA switchback at the end.

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Liked a comment on the item The Rockiest Course Ever - Sam Pilgrim Previews the Losinj World Cup DH Track 3/20/2018 9:12 PM

Do you think Gwin/Minnaar/Bruni are unfit?

Added a comment about feature Introducing the Updated 2019 RockShox Lyrik and Super Deluxe 3/20/2018 8:59 PM
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Thanks, I read the article... And that doesn't help if you want the new damper with separate hi and low... Then your upgrade is around $300... And besides, how shitty and passive aggressive is it to use ellipsis in online forums...

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Added a comment about feature Introducing the Updated 2019 RockShox Lyrik and Super Deluxe 3/20/2018 2:49 PM
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Looks like a good iterative improvement. Odd that it's essentially OEM only, aka if you don't have Boost wheels no new fork for you. Obviously you could buy the old 15mm lowers separately and swap, but that's an expensive PITA. Wonder if it will be available with old style 15mm or 20mm lowers at some point.

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