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

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Rocky Mountain Slayer from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/4/2017 7:18 AM

Hey Guys, thought I'd add a few comments on the technical details of the bike. The upper shock hardware is designed with an inner sleeve (small part #7), like a thru-axle front hub, to prevent binding if the upper shock bolt is over-torqued. I've attached a photo of the...more

Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup Downhill Race Action Slideshow 5/1/2017 5:58 AM

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Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup Downhill Race Action Slideshow 5/1/2017 5:58 AM

Gee won in Cairns in 2014 on borrowed shoes; now Rachel won in Lourdes on wrong-size spare shoes... has anybody tried hiding Dan's shoes from him to see what might happen?

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Alexandre Fayolle's Polygon DH9 5/1/2017 5:50 AM

That's racing, deal with it.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill Action 4/28/2017 7:41 PM

trying to thumbs up your comment 50x, but i can't : )

Liked a comment on the item NitroShox 4/23/2017 9:50 PM

Waiting for "Climbs like an xc bike and descends like a DH bike"

Genuinely curious about the review of it though.

Liked a comment on the item NitroShox 4/23/2017 7:06 AM

Based on literally everything I know about suspension, a shock that doesn't sag (and thus has no negative travel) sounds awful. I'm really, really curious about your thoughts after test riding this shock. Please don't pull punches this time though *cough*...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 8, Jose Gonzalez, Director of Suspension Development, Trek Bicycles 4/20/2017 5:20 AM

Your "ya's", "uh-huh's" and "okay's" are awkward.

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Transition Scout Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 4/15/2017 8:10 AM

Easy there, Lace! We often add tokens or bands when experiencing bottom-out issues. Nearly every Vital Test Sessions review discusses the addition or removal of air volume spacers, compression, and the like to dial in a setting that works best for our testers and the terrain...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Transition Scout Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 4/15/2017 8:10 AM

"How about on these reviews, that the average consumer [...] just wants to know if this bike fits them"

Surely a bike review that is based on whether or not a rider is the correct height for a given size of bike would be a terrible way to review any bike? I realise that you...more

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Trek Remedy 27.5 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 4/12/2017 4:24 PM

I have the alloy version of this bike and I love it. It does everything as advertised. Mine has the Pike RC and I found 3 Tokens was my magic number for keeping up with how high in the travel the rear likes to be. I agree the tires are a bit slidey for my liking. I ditched the stock post and brakes for a Crankbros Highline and Guide Ultimates, both of which have been flawless.
I am happy to read you guys mostly like the bike as well. Keep up the good work Turman and crew!

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Liked a comment on the item 17 Questions - Rob Warner 4/12/2017 4:15 PM

"I don evuh wanuh ghe oww uh bref on uh mount in boik a ghin"

Liked a comment on the item 17 Questions - Rob Warner 4/12/2017 4:15 PM

"I don evuh wanuh ghe oww uh bref on uh mount in boik a ghin"

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/23/2017 10:04 AM

I think you're point is totally valid. It's obviously AG's perogative but it definitely gave me pause.

That said, I really appreciate that Spomer and AG stated it clearly upfront. Would definitely be more lame and shady if it wasn't made clear.

Loving these podcasts!!

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/23/2017 10:04 AM

I feel you 100% and I had the exact same thought when he said that at the beginning of the interview. I'm like, he's an absolute crusher, no doubt, but DH racing is an ultra-niche sport with a descent amount of coverage, but that ultimately touches a only handful of people in the...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 12:51 PM

I think the one thing that surprised me (but Spomer isn't drama like me..and it would cause drama) was why he didn't follow up the pay question with: "Well, if you think payscales should be public, let's hear it. What are they paying you these days?"
I know that when Palmer showed...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Giant Trance Advanced from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/28/2017 6:21 AM

This is custom bike territory in terms of price - and all you get are Giant's own dropper ( I have one and its reliable but budget) and own brand carbon wheels. Its good to see Giant have largely sorted out their rear suspension. In the past the longer travel bikes like the 26er...more

Added reply in a thread Best dirt jumper stem? 2/24/2017 6:55 AM

Buy a thomson and you will never need to buy another dirt jump stem.