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Added a comment about photo Nico on Plug-in Duty 9/20/2020 8:29 AM
Nico on Plug-in Duty

Either Zipp is testing a new wheel on the back of Nico's bike or the original one had to be swapped out as it might not have survived.

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Liked a comment on the item UTAH State DH Finals Course POV with Kera Linn and Steve Wentz - 4K 60p 9/12/2020 9:25 AM

Hands down one of the more underrated resorts out west. No lines and amazing trails.

Added a comment about video UTAH State DH Finals Course POV with Kera Linn and Steve Wentz - 4K 60p 9/12/2020 9:24 AM

It is a common occurrence for people to ask me "What bike should I bring?" and the response is "DH bike. Don't even consider your trail bike if you have a DH bike." I'm so happy riding there and having challenging terrain.

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Added a comment about press release Around, Down, and Cross Country - Roval Control SL Wheelset 9/11/2020 7:45 AM

I've been on the Roval carbon wheels for about a year now on a Patrol and then swapped them to a Scout, and I've had no issues. I ditched the ENVE wheels as they felt a bit dead, and the Roval stuff felt way more alive, and snappier. Looking forward to trying the even lighter stuff.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Is Hiring! Full-Time Videographer 8/21/2020 10:02 PM

Responsibilities include hanging out with Spomer. A lot.

Added a comment about press release Liv Cycling's New, Affordable Tempt Series 8/19/2020 9:21 PM

It would be great if Liv actually gave a price in this press release that tempted more riders to get into the sport, instead of being cryptic about their $500 to $1100 price points.

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Added a comment about member blog Rooted MTB's Spectacular Clip Show 8/19/2020 9:10 PM

Those dudes make me all sweaty in the best of ways.

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Liked a comment on the item BOX Teases Something Secretly Fast 8/19/2020 9:10 PM

I'm gonna take an absolutely WILD guess and say that it's an instant engagement hub...just like their BMX hub that shares the same name

Added a comment about feature The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/13/2020 8:19 AM

A lot of shuttles and bikes parks have traverses. So it isn't granny gear climbing, but you do need to pedal. The dropper lets you pedal comfortably, and the purpose of this bike isn't racing up any hills. The DH cassette is something like a half a pound lighter as well, way better for suspension performance at the rear wheel. I'm sure the derailleur is lighter as well, and very compact, quieter. It is a focus on descending, and the smaller cassette and derailleur are 100% worth it for a better ride down.

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Liked a comment on the item The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/13/2020 8:16 AM

Disagree on all points. 38's still creak, and nothing compares to the stiffness of a dual crown fork for big holes, steep terrain, and heavy braking. If you're in a bike park there's no need for 12 speeds, and the longer chain and derailleur cage are much more likely to make...more

Added a comment about press release CushCore Prototypes & Development History 7/21/2020 6:07 AM

I've used some of these for a few years on my DH bike, so I don't feel the price is that out of line. $150 for the CushCore setup that has lasted through many, many sets of DH tires. I feel the 'suspension' on my bike feels better for it, and they aren't thrown away like used tires, so the price of admission seems to get better and better to me.

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Liked a comment on the item Fast, Flowy, Rocky MTB Trail POV - Brian Head Bike Park's Lil' Glitter 6/18/2020 9:30 PM

Matt Thompson is so fast his sleeves came off.

Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 6/14/2020 8:03 PM

$65-ish is the base price for a single tire.
Buy mutliples (2/4/6) for discount.
Buy at events for discount.
Frequent buyer/referral program
Plus more stuff/perks to be announced when we actually launch in a couple weeks.

YT sells for 35% discount over other brands by shaving margin from...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Bike Park Openings 6/1/2020 6:58 AM

Brian Head in Utah is getting a few new sections of black diamond trails, some completely new bigger segments and lots of little fixes here and there, and they are planning on opening the 26th of June, possibly a week before. The mountain is mostly snow ... more »

Liked a comment on the item A Wrench That Interfaces With Your Smartphone? The Future Is Now 5/26/2020 10:24 PM

It would be sick if you could program in what side you were undoing (drive or non) so it could tell you which way to turn the fucking thing. Such an uneasy feeling undoing tight pedals, no matter how many times i do it...

Liked a comment on the item The NEW 2020 World Cup DOWNHILL Schedule 5/15/2020 8:18 PM

This plus the Supercross announcement has me stoked. Great to have some events to look forward to!

Added a comment about video The Legend of Tommy G 5/13/2020 7:13 AM

That whole thing looked like a lot of fun. Nice work.

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Liked a comment on the item Racing As Fast As Today? Vital RAW - 2011 World Cup DH Flashback 5/11/2020 6:44 PM

Only thing louder than those TLD kits were those Giants...

Added reply in a thread UCI World Cup DH nerd question re: 60 qualifiers 5/11/2020 10:58 AM

I also think that Matti Lehikoinen or however you spell his name qualified poorly when he won the race in Champery when Sam Hill got his epic run for 3rd place. So I would say the best spot with a poor qualifier, as Mark Beamont's, is 1st.