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

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

Comment of 2017

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.