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Added reply in a thread Farewell Mick Hannah thread! 9/18/2021 5:32 PM

His part in Earthed 2 blew my 13 year old mind. He was riding and doing such scary looking stuff, all in shorts and a short sleeve jersey on a glorified Haro cross-country bike with a noodly Manitou dual crown up front. Still get the willys watching ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/6/2021 1:37 PM

Let's be honest with ourselves here, 70 percent of these bikes will never see dirt, 29 percent will be ridden off road but not to the point where the heat in the shock will effect damping, and one percent will get ridden to that point and complained ... more »

Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - Lenzerheide World Cup DH 1 9/2/2021 3:55 PM

Been loving how long these Raws are lately.
3-4 minutes just doesn't cut it.
Mega thanks Lawlor!

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/1/2021 7:03 AM

I'm very, very curious about this. I was pretty much ready to cash out on an o-chain until I found out they have a rider weight limit of roughly 180 pounds. As for the Di2, from what I've heard on the road side, mechanical actuated stuff is being put ... more »

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS - 2021 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Downhill 8/29/2021 8:37 AM

between nino and greg this weekend, maybe the kids should just stick to tiktok? HAHAHA, so freaking unreal. and top 3 by just .441?? bonkers. Myriam owned it in women's! She was on a different level.

Liked a comment on the item WORLD CHAMPS - The Inside Line Podcast 8/28/2021 9:12 AM

Way too much inside jokes and interrupting. I'm sure it's all great for people that follow them, but not really an "inside line" episode

Liked a comment on the item WORLD CHAMPS - The Inside Line Podcast 8/28/2021 9:12 AM

These 3 don't do it for me. Maybe I have high expectations after 3+ years of very interesting VitalMTB podcats with spomer but this one is below the quality bar for me. The weird teenage banter, inside joke rambing combined with no structre and little insight from an athlete pov ... I switched off...more

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/23/2021 2:11 PM

I would imagine. I've been running push on grips with a single inboard ODI lock ring collar for like 10 years now to do exactly that. Pair that with a bolt in style end plug and the grips go nowhere.

Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - All-New Pivot Firebird 29 8/10/2021 6:49 PM

Yeah, I love that I need a multi-hundred dollar at-home bearing press to replace a regular wear item. Way better than threads. Even better, if I don't have that multi-hundred dollar bearing press on hand, I get to wait for three weeks to make it onto my...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - All-New Pivot Firebird 29 8/10/2021 6:48 PM

Jeff, you're 100% right about headsets, hubs, and frame pivots. All press-fit, not a big issue. I don't know whether bb shells can really wallow out or expand from having too many cups pressed into them, so I don't know if it's a legitimate fear. But, I...more

Added reply in a thread Gwin not representing US at World Championships? (WTF?) 8/6/2021 8:45 AM

Maybe he stepped aside to let the up and comers have a chance instead of going to a race he doesn't feel ready for or something? My best guess. On a side note, stoked to see the local kid, Dylan Maples, get picked for the junior squad. Dumb fast and ... more »

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 8/2/2021 6:02 AM

I'll wait to pass judgment on the Evil until the actual numbers are posted, but it looks fairly conservative geo. wise. I'm guessing the baller build spec will be in the realm of 5 digits, too. Those Shimano flats look incredible! The last XT flats were ... more »

Liked a comment on the item $4,999 High-Pivot Trek Session 8 Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 8/1/2021 6:02 PM

Thanks a bunch! 29-inch wheels are so stable I always wonder how I managed with 26-inch wheels, especially when you factor in how small bikes were as well. Definitely made for a looser ride back then though haha!

Added a comment about feature $4,999 High-Pivot Trek Session 8 Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 7/30/2021 6:37 PM
TayRob

Hit it out of the park again!
I also really dig hearing what these two think about these new fangled high pivot havin' 29ers after spending most of their racing careers on 26".

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Added a comment about feature Cam McCaul and Taylor Sage - The Inside Line Podcast 7/29/2021 10:00 AM
TayRob

Agreed. Such a good listen.
As a dad I appreciate the story of how the title came to be.

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Added reply in a thread Mathieu Van der Poel OTB at the Olympics 7/27/2021 6:32 AM

What I don't get is why not just send the thing, ramp or not? I've heard people saying rolling it was potentially faster cause you can pump it, other people saying maybe it was to preserve strength, and other people saying it was to possibly preserve ... more »

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Red Bull HARDLINE Race Day 7/25/2021 6:17 PM

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