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Liked a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 12:16 PM
jeff.brines

Wow. I'm pretty shocked.

I figured both Nico and Fabien would love the bigger wheel as they both seemed to do whatever was needed technologically to eek out more speed.

Larger riders have disadvantages in places, advantages in other places. Bigger wheels will be the same way.

Limiting wheel size is like limiting bike fit, skewing things to benefit a certain type/size of rider.

As far as it being a bummer for the industry, cmon boys! Its not like the wheels, tires, and 29" trail bikes weren't already in production this year. To add, I could see a few smart companies *maybe* finding a way to build a 29 and 27.5" bike from very similar molds (EG, same rear end, same front end, different links).

Why should some riders have their bike fit them better than others?

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Liked a comment about feature Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc Trail Bike 4/4/2017 1:03 PM
adrennan

i am surprised to see an ardent on there in the exo casing. i am no where near the rider peaty is and not his size and i tear that tire on local trails; i can't imagine that tire lasting long under peaty

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Liked a comment about feature Pro Bike Check: Josh Bryceland's Santa Cruz V10cc 3/1/2017 8:39 AM
zuman

bike check for his 5010 please, thank you.

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: SRAM ROAM 60 Carbon Wheels 2/4/2017 6:32 AM
Liked a comment about feature How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/11/2016 1:03 PM
Mwood

This is why I will always keep coming back to Vital, true reporting on the real world of two wheels bicycles that go downhill fast.

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Liked a comment about photo Sam Hill's Grave Digger Nukeproof Mega 275 9/19/2016 1:05 PM
Sam Hill's Grave Digger Nukeproof Mega 275

Although the sticker says Debonair, that looks like an HV can. A review of the Mega 290 on PB says that they have been speccing the bike with an HV can after finding it to be a better fit for the bike than the Debonair can.

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Liked a comment about feature Red Bull Announces Several Changes to Rampage for 2016 6/24/2016 12:01 PM
dirty booger

Any rider safety issues mentioned?

Or if you snap your neck do you still have to hope for some go-fund-me love and the generosity of friends/strangers?

Red Bull has tons of cash to include a nice athlete insurance policy for this event and others like it....

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Liked a comment about feature Red Bull Announces Several Changes to Rampage for 2016 6/24/2016 11:59 AM
sean08

4 practice days huh? You can never get enough rampage. All the content produced may not be the banger finals runs, but more practice time will mean more seshs and all round stokage!

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Liked a comment about feature Bike vs Bike - Cam Zink's YT TUES vs YT TUES 4/15/2016 12:24 AM
hamncheez2003

Air shock much?

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Liked a comment about news blog Peaty Still Chasing Points 3/9/2016 1:41 AM
Liked a comment about press release Who is JEFFSY? 3/7/2016 11:19 PM