Added a comment about slideshow Enduro World Series Rotorua 2019 Slideshow 3/24/2019 9:09 PM

from Vital, Sep. 30, 2018: "Total stage domination - we usually only get to write that about Cecile Ravanel in the women's race, but today in Finale the tables were turned. Just like at the last round in Ainsa, Richie Rude once again led the race from start to finish, but this time he also swept the stages..."

so far as i know there has been no official disqualification or rearrangement of race results yet. but maybe vital's just assuming that result is going to be tossed?

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Embargo scramble sounds like a delicious Cuban breakfast

Added a comment about video SLAYING THE SLOP! Vital RAW - Elliott Heap 11/22/2018 9:38 PM

downright nasty.

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Liked a comment on the item 14 Real-World Experiments with FOX Live Valve 8/29/2018 9:44 PM

I think the power down into a big hole test was most relevant to my riding style

Liked a comment on the item THE END. La Bresse World Cup DH Finals Slideshow 8/26/2018 10:32 PM

BIG shout out to Boris, Sven, and Dan, and all world cup/ews photographers for that matter. The coverage you guys provide every race is phenomenal... From the photos (and editing), to the interviews, to being out there through thick and thin, you guys are the...more

Added a comment about video NEW BIKE DAY! Unboxing the $4,000 Canyon Torque CF 7.0 8/16/2018 8:22 PM

I absolutely believe that, absent shipping errors, careless unboxing, etc., it's possible to ship a bike that needs no skilled adjustment. All I'm saying is I haven't seen it yet, and all the other experiences I've had with boxed bikes make me skeptical. The last time I assembled a YT, it was no better--and no worse, to be fair--than the bikes I've assembled from other companies. I'd love to unbox a Canyon myself for comparison.

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Added a comment about video NEW BIKE DAY! Unboxing the $4,000 Canyon Torque CF 7.0 8/15/2018 11:24 PM

I'm unconvinced. I've unboxed many bikes from many large manufacturers, and I've never found one that can be properly built up & adjusted in ten minutes. Derailleur hangers are rarely straight; cable tension usually needs to be dialed in; brakes often need alignment, piston resets, or even bleeds; rotors are often out of true; hubs are frequently tighter than ideal; headsets aren't adjusted well... etc. I've seen all of these on bikes from old-school dealer-sales manufacturers; I've seen the same problems on bikes from direct-to-consumer companies. Maybe Canyon has perfected their build procedures so that none of these are issues when the bike arrives. I'll believe it when I see it. For now I don't believe any company has found a foolproof way to ship a bike so that it arrives in a condition that meets the standards of an experienced mechanic.

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Added reply in a thread Little Black Book (of bikes) | Can you remember all your mountain bikes? 7/31/2018 1:14 PM

Not so long a list for me... I tend to hold onto bikes longer than I should. Couple road bikes listed in here, too. 2008 Trek 3700 (became a commuter after I bought the Marin) 2009 Fuji SLM 1.0 (borrowed for XC racing while I owned the Trek) 2008 Marin ... more »

Added a comment about slideshow UNSTOPPABLE - Enduro World Series La Thuile Race Slideshow 7/23/2018 10:20 PM

the black & white shot of mitch is rad. full commitment!

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Added a comment about slideshow The Greatest Day - Andorra World Cup DH Training 7/12/2018 9:54 PM

thanks for the rad shots!

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Added a comment about video STEEP AND SKETCHY! Vital RAW from Val di Sole Day 1 7/5/2018 10:49 PM

first clip reminds me of that time matti lehikoinen's bike somersaulted and smacked a tree so hard the tire blew off the rim. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bF6TmK0JEg

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Added reply in a thread Problems installing Tubeless Valves. What am I doing wrong? 6/30/2018 10:46 PM

I highly recommend taking the rim & valve to your local bike shop (if you have one) for advice, because figuring out exactly what's wrong here is difficult without being able to see/feel things. And there are two smooth sections on the valve, so ... more »

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Added a comment about slideshow Rude and Ravanel Out Front After Day 1 - EWS Race Action 5/12/2018 10:13 PM

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Added reply in a thread The Original (and Simplest?) Dropper Post? The Hite-Rite 4/6/2018 8:33 PM

Spomer, you've gotta get Joe on The Inside Line. He knows more about the early history of mountain biking and cycling in general than anyone else I've ever met. Plus he's gone from pioneering downhill racer to framebuilder to company owner to overseeing ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 1/12/2018 8:51 PM

They've also become the dominant component sponsor in top-level road cycling (at least on the men's side) in the last couple of years. From CyclingNews:"Of the 18 WorldTour teams, 14 use Shimano drivetrain components either fully or partly..." Maybe that push ... more »