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Added a comment about video Atherton Diaries Episode 15: Kade’s insane skate park skills and some off-season chills! 12/10/2017 8:26 AM
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Kade going brakeless and sending it in that small park was pretty damn incredible. Made it look good too.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Eminent Cycles Haste 11/21/2017 5:45 AM
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That Rotec does not pivot around the BB.

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Added a comment about video Frames of Mind | Matt Jones Pushes the Envelope 11/14/2017 8:33 AM
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I second that. But hey, I drink plenty of alcohol and I know that isn't good for me. I just miss the second part about incredible riding.

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Added a comment about video Sun Up to Sundown - An Incredible C3 Video with Casey Brown 10/6/2017 7:45 PM
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Best video I've seen since Semenuk's last 100 secons vid.

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Added a comment about feature New Five Ten MTB Shoes at Eurobike 9/2/2017 11:18 PM
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"..any tipps on longer lasting flat shoes?"

Get something that doesn't have as much grip.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin and Tracey Hannah Qualify Fastest in Val di Sole 8/25/2017 10:40 AM
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Americans in the following spots:
25th
21st
16th
7th
1st

Not too shabby USA

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying from Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup DH 2017 8/5/2017 7:56 AM
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Yeah Dakotah Norton. Standout qualifyer for that dude.

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Added a comment about press release 2017 Red Bull Rampage Dates Announced 7/27/2017 6:45 AM
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The fact that Zink is not prequalified should be a crime.

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Added a comment about slideshow ROLL OF THE DICE - Lenzerheide Qualifying Action 7/8/2017 5:02 AM
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Incredibly good coverage. Thank you.

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Added a comment about video Trestle Bike Park 2017 - Banana Peel Slopestyle Trail! 6/22/2017 6:29 PM
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I over cleared the first straight drop a tiny bit, and did the next step up slowly because of it. After the 180 left and went off the boner log just fine, but I thought I needed to pedal harder than what I did, so I over cleared the next step up right hip, and landed on the wall to the left. I pumped the next small hip hard due to that mistake and being lined up on the left instead of the right, and still cased it a little. The next setup jump was fine before the satellite step up, which I barely over cleared and then cased the landing slightly. Regardless of casing that or not, I was going to pedal for the next straight sender. If you land that anywhere near the top, that last big ramp double is pretty fun.

My TR500 was awesome on Trestle DH, but was not ideal for this trail, I think my Patrol or most capable 6/7 inch bikes would be perfect. My 2.5 DH tires were at 29/30 PSI. More pressure or non-stick rubber would be my choice for going back and cruising with a bit more rolling speed, giving me more of a chance to play around on the jumps.

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Added a comment about press release Vital is Hiring: Data Entry Clerks 6/15/2017 6:01 PM
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Or put that foot into bturman's chest, injuries leave possible jobs open...

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Added a comment about video SRAM Presents: Brandon Semenuk - Simplicity 6/14/2017 6:55 AM
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I wish 'style' played a little bigger part in some of the slopestyle that goes on. Despite the banger tricks, this just looks awesome.

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 7:04 PM
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The F1 comparisons are nice to hear, and make the F1 paddock sound like the ultimate thing, but they have regulations galore. Specifically in wheels/tires. Years back they even had dimension rules, back when there were multiple tire suppliers. Michelin was able to engineer a tire that would 'stretch' during the course of a race, and it would pass checks before the race, then be discarded after. F1 finally caught on to the larger surface area, and limited the diameter before and after, squashing this temporary advantage.

In my mind, the purpose of a racing governing body, like the UCI, is to promote racing. An equipment advantage isn't fun to see. NASCAR has restrictor plates, and a bunch of other rules to promote tight racing. Motocross makes rules governing some things like stock engine cases and frames, so the richest of the teams don't run away with everything more than they already do. F1 took away full tread tires, and the cars have fractions of the grip they could. The purpose of a governing body isn't to make the fastest race. That's what land speed records are for. Sometimes a governing body is for driver/rider safety. Many times it is to promote close racing. In either instance, I'm with Loic, in that sketchy looking (but possibly slower absolute speed) is a good thing. Tight times and similar equipment are good for racing, and to the people that want 29ers for other things, even DH, have at it. But at the elite level, a rider should always shine brightest.

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Added a comment about feature East Coast Rocks and Ruts - U.S. Open DH Practice 5/27/2017 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the awesome coverage.

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Added a comment about photo OneUp Components Tool Storage 5/26/2017 2:43 PM
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I'd void the warranty and risk complete fork failure to not have anything look like it is attached to my bike. This is an awesome innovation. How much to buy one? What is used to thread the steerer?

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/5/2017 12:57 AM
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David, we think your experience is similar to what we have experienced. Your note about suspension feel is very accurate, as in the Nomad is more vague in the middle of the stroke. The Slayer feels easier to move around because of a more even leverage curve, but it feels more linear than the graphs would indicate. As the review stated, the tunes are different for medium/small/large, which seems rather arbitrary to us. Just because someone is small doesn't mean they need less ramp or compression, and just because they are big does not mean they want a more progressive ride. Given those assumptions, you were on a more progressive shock and we were on a less progressive one, which would accurately explain our differences in feeling.

From our perspective, it sounds like your Slayer might have been on the slightly stiffer end of the setup spectrum(maybe just a coupe percent?), but of course, personal preference can really be the most important factor here. The Slayer is more nimble than the Nomad V3 with small movements, given that the Nomad has a less responsive mid-stroke. On the flip side, the Nomad keeps awesome traction anywhere around the sag point. Trade offs all around, but your decision should go back to what you want. Do you want a more nimble ride that you have to move around and weight properly? Go Slayer. Do you stay relatively centered and not want to worry about moving too much? Then we would take the Nomad.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/5/2017 12:48 AM
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Between those two, the Tracer or the Slayer, I'd go slayer for sure. The tracer is more efficient, and the Slayer can be ridden more like the DH/freeride background you're familiar with.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Transition Scout Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 4/16/2017 12:57 AM
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A rider's weight generally has no bearing on whether they use bands or tokens. Those things tend to change the linear/progressive feel of a bike, so they can help with personal preferences. Light riders (or heavy riders) sometimes change damping because of stock ranges, so it is a good thing to mention that it can be done if a rider wants, and that goes for almost any bike.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Trek Remedy 27.5 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 4/11/2017 10:49 PM
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I think the Pike rides just a tad bit higher in the travel compared to a similar travel Lyrik, so I would think your issue would be token related. Tokens, or main spring pressure are what might help you with a higher front end. I've usually been a fan of adding a 10mm spacer under the bar when I feel a little bit down in the front end during heavy braking.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/22/2017 8:31 AM
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Bizutch, I will only race DH in these. The toe is better protected than a Freerider, the sole has better feel, but similar support to the Impact. The protection is similar to the Impact in my opinion from the footbed down, and even the toe. The Pro has less protection around the ankle. By far my favorite 5.10's. You trusted me towing you into those jumps at SolVista back in the day, remember??

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