Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Sam Blenkinsop and Tahnee Seagrave Win Rotorua DH 3/25/2018 2:09 PM

Whoa there. You are on a site that reports racing news after all, you might want to put things in perspective a bit?

Liked a comment on the item 2018 Giant Factory Off-Road Team Bikes - Marcelo Gutierrez's Giant Glory Advanced 3/16/2018 6:27 AM

The woman's bikes look better than the men's!

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/6/2018 9:05 PM

I agree with you in theory, BUT, manufacturers do not sell bikes that way. The overall build of a bike does make a difference for ride quality. Product managers have to make decisions and those decisions often define the personality of a bike. For the end user the component selection is important to take into account. I think this is great, next time maybe Steve will be allowed to speak!

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: DVO Topaz T3 Air Shock 2/24/2018 5:35 PM

Very good shock, as I ran one last year without any real complaints. The only issue is not directly with this shock, but how the industry as a whole still uses bushings at the mounting points. For three bikes in a row now, I have swapped out to needle bearings, and they allowed...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Gee Atherton, Professional Downhill Mountain Biker 2/23/2018 5:37 AM

Great interview. Gee gets too much 'hate' on the blogosphere. Seems pretty straight forward on most topics

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Gee Atherton, Professional Downhill Mountain Biker 2/23/2018 5:36 AM

Aaron Gwin....is that you?

Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2018 Devinci Spartan Carbon X01 Eagle 2/14/2018 5:36 AM

No joke, I prefer higher bottom brackets. Bikes these days are so low, I typically run them in the higher of the two settings. That way I can run 175's without clipping pedals, and pedal hard anytime I want to. The higher BB doesn't bug me on rough bits or cornering, and...more

Liked a comment on the item Under Pressure: Beating Up ENVE’s New M730 Wheelset 2/2/2018 10:02 AM

So basically its ghetto tubeless in a sense..

Liked a comment on the item The ROOST Questionnaire #1, Jared Graves 2/1/2018 1:09 PM

I wonder what the greatest injustice in mountain bike history was?

Liked a comment on the item Sam Hill Talks DH History, Schladming, Enduro, Flat Pedals and More 1/22/2018 6:01 AM

just want to mention that dirt has been putting these vids out for a month now. equal attention should be given by vital to nico, peaty, warner and rachel for their thoughts on the sport as well.

Liked a comment on the item Nate Hills & Jeff Brines - The Steepest Trail They've Ridden? 1/19/2018 2:30 PM

That was ridden during my Hightower LT test. AKA "not my brakes" (sorry Santa Cruz!)!! Seriously, for my 200lbs+ to use guides down this thing and keep ticking without a need for a bleed or anything else was a good tip of the hat to SRAM that they've made some pretty...more

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs. Bike - 1992 Yeti ARC vs. 2015 Yeti SB6c 1/18/2018 6:38 AM

Nerd

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/22/2017 9:02 AM

OK, we need to get real here for a bit. First of all yes, as we pointed out in the article, SRAM has had quality issues with the Guide family of brakes. The most common problem is the master cylinder piston which has a tendency to get sticky over time, especially in hot weather. In our experience,...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Jeff Steber, Founder of Intense Cycles 12/7/2017 6:13 PM

Great podcast as always. Thanks for these... always timely interviews/topics and we learn a lot.

Echoing another poster's question, what happened with Palmer and the junior development team?

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Jeff Steber, Founder of Intense Cycles 12/5/2017 7:20 PM

Overpriced plastic bikes I could have bought everywhere...now the "special" is out of this brand..with what do they want to distinguish themselves?? More daltonic colour schemes?? BTW...what happened with all your glorified welders???Are they glueing now carbon sheets?

Liked a comment on the item Tested: TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes 5/17/2017 8:09 PM

"so we won’t go into any long-term durability speculation here. We plan to keep running the brakes for a good few months now, and we’ll come back to update this review when the time comes."

This is the kind of zero BS that Vital has been always fantastic at and I hope...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 10, Elayna Caldwell, Brand Director of MTB at SRAM 5/11/2017 1:43 PM

good questions/comments. i'll answer what's addressed to me - we have Brandon Sloan of Specialized and Chris Hutton of SRAM and Chris Cocalis of Pivot interviews completed and in the queue. They should give you some of that product-development...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 10, Elayna Caldwell, Brand Director of MTB at SRAM 5/11/2017 1:43 PM

Would be interesting to hear if she thought there were brands who do benefit from the "lifestyle" marketing in EWS about riders "just having fun". Totally agree that it can be annoying, even from a fan standpoint, i just always figured that was a...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 11:05 AM

Somebody else commented on DH being cycling's Group B. For those not in the know, I give you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INwqyPct8qY -- Group B was rally's unregulated "send it" class. Cars were pushing 900 horse and weighed 2000 pounds. Crazy amazing...more