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Liked a comment to ykzwd's bike check 5/10/2020 3:15 PM
Banshee Titan Mullet

2 generations-old cranks - presumably because you're a fellow believer that 104 BCD and 50mm chainline is better than modern so-called standards. I been bangin on about this for ages

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Liked a comment about video Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/14/2020 1:42 AM

Now that the usual pearl-clutchers have weighed in about crush washers and the dangers of lubricating with lubricants how about give it a go and report back how it went (crazy idea, I know). Let Spomer and I know if we get to stay off the kill list for another year.

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Liked a comment about product review Vital Long-Term Test - 2020 Norco Sight 3/10/2020 4:33 PM
Brian_Peterson

How about adding the volume reducer and do a follow up? I get that Norco has their idea of ideal, but that doesn't mean it is your ideal... Suspension feel is so subjective that there's no way for a manufacturer to get the right setup for every rider...

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/24/2020 8:01 PM
Matt Dogg

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Liked a comment about video SANTA CRUZ HAS AN E-BIKE?! Vital Gear Show 2/11/2020 12:34 PM

Hecklers were rad. This not so much.

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Liked a bike check Craftworks ENR, high pivot enduro bike from down under 2/9/2020 7:48 PM
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Liked a comment about feature The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/27/2020 3:10 PM
brimmergj

My issue isn't so much with "flow" trails, but the "dumbing down" of existing "non-flow" trails that have been ridden for years. Taking out rocks, roots and other technical features to sanitize the trail drives me nuts. Groomed flow trails definitely have a place, as pinkrobe said, they don't have to be a beginner level trail to be a flow trail. Even beginner level trails are great, for their intended purpose. I build under the idea that all trails should have flow, but not all trails should be flow trails.

My wife started riding 3 years ago; she's at the point where she can ride most single black diamond trails, slowly. She got super pissed when some of the lesser skilled riders started to remove features that would give her trouble on some rides. I got upset, but she took it to another level. Her reason was those features gave her a challenge to try to overcome and better herself. If the challenging features, for some riders, are removed, how does a rider (like my wife) improve their riding?

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Liked a comment about feature The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/27/2020 3:09 PM
krisrayner

We're in an age where the average trail bike is WAY more capable than they were 10 years ago, but we're found riding more and more trails that are less demanding. I love a good flowy trail, but they encourage riding faster and faster to make them harder. Beyond how it might affect skills growth, it seems like that could encourage more user group conflicts. A good techy, natural trail just can't be ridden as fast by as many people as a flow trail.

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Liked a bike check GT ZASKAR 1997 1/27/2020 3:09 PM
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Liked a comment to suravida's bike check 12/5/2019 2:20 AM
project12 - Vertigo

Most of the builds on here are boring Yetis with AXS and Code RSCS. Yours is different and I like it. You have taste.

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