Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, FRANCE 5/15/2018 8:15 PM

Finally some good Raw from EWS. This is absolutely insane! You dont see top riders so much in trouble into the UCI DH worldcup...

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, FRANCE 5/15/2018 8:15 PM

The rowdiest footage I've seen out of the EWS yet! I can't imagine what that chute must look like in real life if some of the best riders were struggling on it. That's the second near unrideable section we've seen, the other being that drop of death in Columbia. Limits are definitely...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, FRANCE 5/15/2018 8:15 PM

Makes total sense why Hill left DH for Enduro.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - ENDURO WORLD SERIES, FRANCE 5/15/2018 8:15 PM

it's courses like this that probably make sam hill so freaking happy to have made the switch to EWS. fresh tracks and new challenges. this is some serious serious trail work!

Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides the All-New 2018 Specialized Stumpjumper 4/17/2018 7:48 PM

Don’t let the door hit you where the good lord split you

Liked a comment on the item Watch Sam Hill Light Up Stage Three of EWS Colombia 4/3/2018 5:50 AM

The upper turns of that track are what make enduro racing so god awfully unappealing to me. I despise the notion of having to slam on the brakes for a corner on a flat track, only to spring back up to speed, for no good reason. I know the endureros out there will say,...more

Liked a comment on the item It Rained for Crankworx DH and Nobody Could Ride the Track 3/30/2018 7:09 PM

You do essentially become a war hero for completing the race that day. At least your "big fish story" of how nasty it was that day is confirmed by video.

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