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Great question. Between the Faast Flexx, Spank Vibrocore, and OneUp bars, the XC Gear stem, and RevGrips, there are all of sudden several ways of addressing similar things in the MTB space. It might be time for another Vital MTB Face Off to really feel out the differences...

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 4/29/2019 12:34 AM

Another thing I find a bit interesting is that there seems to be no female racer on a mixed wheel setup. I was actually expecting a good number of them to try it but none seem to have done so yet.

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 4/24/2019 7:30 PM

Wyn going the reverse mullet route as well on his Fury. No word yet if Martin or George B. or Joey Foresta will do the same (will they race in Maribor?).
Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 4/22/2019 5:25 PM

It certainly didn't feel like many of the pros were. Felt like a timed training session, tbh.

Added reply in a thread 2019 Elite Racer Social Media Stalkings 4/14/2019 11:04 PM

IIRC, the last time Pompon had an injury-free season, she won the overall.

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 4/14/2019 7:53 AM

I did put in more sag than recommended (30% instead of 20%), 2 clicks (out of 5) of HSC and 3 clicks of LSC. Rebound was at 6 clicks from fully open. Next step is probably play around with the A2C length (you can do that with a Durolux) and maybe play ... more »

Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 4/13/2019 9:43 AM

Built a Kona Process 153 97.5 AL/DL (size M, 29r frame) as an experimental build. The 29 and 27.5 versions of the Process 153 have the same rear triangle so I thought I should try out a reverse mullet build. Btw, I rode and raced a GT Sanction (size

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/10/2019 9:53 PM

Speculation. A friend of a friend mentioned that he might've seen something at Bright being used by a couple of Shimano athletes that didn't look like a Saint M820 series component. * * * In other news, link below pretty much confirms GT has been experimenting ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/9/2019 8:42 PM

https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/press-release/Tallest-Knobs-Weve-Ever-Seen-WTBs-New-Verdict-and-Verdict-Wet-Tires,2685 WTB has new mud tires. Kenda also has a new mud tire I saw in Taipei called the Gran Mudda . Maybe a shootout needs to happen between

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Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/9/2019 4:14 PM

Today is the Oceania MTB Championships (XCO and DHI). Any riders using Eagle AXS? Any sightings of the new Saint?

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/6/2019 3:59 AM

Aus Nationals and Oceania Champs (happening immediately after) will probably have more reveals in terms of bike and tech for World Cup riders. I'm expecting online articles soon with bike checks and more. Also interested to see which riders not from ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2019 UCI World Cup Downhill Tech 4/4/2019 7:28 AM

https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/2020-RockShox-Suspension-Overhaul-See-the-New-Signature-Series-Products-Charger-2-1-Damper-Update-an,2657 RockShox embargo has been lifted; Signature series announced (2.1 Charger Damper, MegNeg, "Ultimate", etc.). I ... more »

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: DHSE Windrock / Tennessee State DH Champs 3/31/2019 11:17 PM

Jolanda didn't just win, she absolutely crushed it. The only racer with a sub-4min time in the women open category.

I really hope there's a bike check coming up. I'd be very interested to know which enduro bike she used (photo shows a single crown fork). She's on Trek so I'm betting she's on a Slash.

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Added reply in a thread Majority of bikes at Taipei Cycle Show are e-bikes 3/30/2019 4:45 AM

I kinda get the concept and a lot found it cute. Slick tires just ruined it, though, in my humble opinion.

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Started new thread Majority of bikes at Taipei Cycle Show are e-bikes 3/28/2019 5:19 PM

My guesstimate is roughly 3/4 of all bikes and frames on display are e-bikes. Not sure if I'm happy about that fact. There are some really cool looking ones, though.

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Added reply in a thread Is the 29 / 27.5 combo (97.5) bike here to stay? 3/26/2019 2:15 AM

Not yet. Richie Rude, however, did in Finale Ligure last year. Not sure if that result will still stand, though. https://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/FINAL-RESULTS-Rude-and-Ravanel-Win-in-Finale,1206