Added reply in a thread FOX DPX2 or Float X2 rear shock 11/14/2018 12:15 PM

I've got a DPX2 on my Reign... Got an X2 on order. It transformed the ride of my old Transition Patrol, which was already superb. I couldn't believe how much faster I felt comfortable going, after i fitted it. Cannot wait to get one on my Reign

Liked a comment on the item BIKES VS. STAIRS IN MEXICO!! Urbano DH Ensenada - VITAL RAW 11/13/2018 11:33 PM

Brutal OTB slam on that jump

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Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Eight Half-Shell Helmets Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 10/16/2018 1:06 PM
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Had 2 Forefronts and now got the Forefront 2 (for 4 months)... its even better now.
Shame there's not enough review of it for this feature

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Added a comment about video Fast and Loose in Whistler with the Scott Crew 10/7/2018 12:03 PM
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yeah. it really was

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Liked a comment on the item Fast and Loose in Whistler with the Scott Crew 10/7/2018 12:02 PM

Massive respect, that was beautiful

Liked a comment on the item Josh Bryceland Leaves Santa Cruz 9/27/2018 2:28 AM

Bit shocking. However, not totally surprising. As SC becomes more corporate since the acquisition, they will look to more racer type personalities. My two cents.....

Liked a comment on the item Your Brain on E 9/19/2018 10:34 AM

That’s nonsense. Everyone of those trails are in most of his vids and ridden the same way on every one of his other bikes. that off trail is the pit where freeriding began 20 odd years ago. It’s a gravel pit and has been ridden and filmed constantly and it looks the same. Get a grip

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Liked a comment on the item A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/29/2018 10:55 AM

King hubs: heavier, more expensive, & louder than everything else on the market, w/ a history of self-loosening preload. What's not to like?

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedal Shoes 7/28/2018 12:02 PM

$150 for shoes that last around or less than a year of periodic weekly use is unacceptable.

I ride flats exclusively and have had about every version that 5.10 or even Intense made and they last less and less these days. My freeride pros have been the best fit and function but as other have...more

Liked a comment on the item A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/27/2018 10:46 AM

The DT Swiss ratchet system is by far the best system on the market when it comes to reliability.

We sell loads of Enves to our road customers, and the DT Swiss equipped pairs are maintenance free, where as the King's pairs it sometimes is a nightmare!

Added a comment about feature A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/27/2018 12:39 AM
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It has some similarities with King yes, but to say it stolen is a bit of an overreaction.
Its actually far closer to the DT Swiss star ratchet... who worked with shimano on the freehub.

Owning and working on both the DT Swiss and King hubs, I'd much rather run the Swiss system than King's. Apart for the ratchet upgrade my DT Swiss hubs have been maintenance free for almost a year now, whereas my King hubs are sitting on the shelf and I still have to give them TLC

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Liked a comment on the item Gone Too Far? Enduro World Series, La Thuile 7/22/2018 8:22 AM

Please do not dumb down northstar or the CES even more. Getting crazy or pushing the limits is exactly how you progress the sport and people's ability. That's why we have enduro now. Our bikes are so good and better than the DH bikes of 10 years ago that a lot of...more

Added a comment about slideshow Gone Too Far? Enduro World Series, La Thuile 7/22/2018 8:05 AM
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"Chris Ball and his team" are not just one man... no mistaken assumption on my part.
This one man and 'his' team have far more experience than you give them credit. And you can have no doubt that when they need to they are able to seek advice from some equally talented and experienced people.

Its tough for UK riders to make the step up to world class level too, but we've been blessed by being close to mainland Europe so our riders can gain a lot of superb ride and race experience. But it would be naive of us to think think that we could gain all that experience within our own shores... hell if that were true none of us would last longer than 2 minutes downhill.

Ask yourself this:
How many UK/NZ/AUS/SA racers spend massive amounts of their off season training/riding abroad?
And how many US/CAN racers do the same?
I hope I'm wrong here but I can't think of many US racers that have done/do that?

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Added a comment about slideshow Gone Too Far? Enduro World Series, La Thuile 7/22/2018 4:14 AM
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Ah opinions...
I was riding at La Thuile last tuesday and saw a good amount of the new stuff... Holy shit it looked gnarly but not unrideable. I think its great that there are events like this as it really shows what the truly talented racers can do. I've loved watching the vids and looking at the pics and seeing how some racers (Barelli for example) have been so creative on sections.

For sure there is a danger that venues will try to one up each other, but I do trust that Chris Ball and his team are well on top of this. He's definitely far more experienced at race an event organisation than everyone here.

A racer is not going to like every stage/event, but how they crack on with the job at hand speaks volumes of their character.

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Added a comment about video Ratboy's Trip on the New Santa Cruz Bronson 7/3/2018 12:19 PM
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I'm not really bothered about the bike, but that video was bloody awesome!

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