Added a comment to Simone Orlando's bike check 9/18/2018 3:00 PM
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"Custom stickers go a long way towards making a bike your own." I always thought buying it went a long way towards making it my own.

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Added a comment about feature Wild Wild Country - 2018 U.S. Open Downhill Action 8/5/2018 1:23 PM
Added a comment about feature Wild Wild Country - 2018 U.S. Open Downhill Action 8/5/2018 1:21 PM
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I think you're missing my point. Loam does not equal topsoil. This is loam: https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2018/08/01/fuller_zfaulkner_2018_US_Open_Day_1_217_290996.jpg?1533180403

This is not loam, this is duff or topsoil: https://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/stories/2018/08/01/fuller_zfaulkner_2018_US_Open_Day_1_524_27452.jpg?1533180529

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Added a comment about feature Wild Wild Country - 2018 U.S. Open Downhill Action 8/5/2018 12:56 PM
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Adam, you also don't get it. Merriam-Webster, "Loam: a soil with roughly equal proportions of sand, silt, and clay." Loam is just normal dirt.

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Added a comment about video 2018 U.S. Open POV Course Preview with Neko Mulally 8/2/2018 1:23 PM
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Looks great. The US Open is back.

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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 ยป

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

The good news is he still posted a time.