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Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/6/2020 9:39 AM

Take the Cody Kelley complaint club somewhere else, please.

Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 2/2/2020 1:59 PM

Maybe the exact terms of Moir's contract haven't been settled yet? Perhaps he has a commitment to Canyon but they're still negotiating the details.

New thread Dirt Rag shutting down 1/29/2020 8:22 PM

I don't know how many Vital readers/viewers/listeners are also fans of Dirt Rag, but I used to read every issue cover to cover when I was a high school grom. According to their Instagram, Dirt Rag is done. Link Bummer for the sport, IMO.

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Reply to 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 12/20/2019 12:13 PM

And Klein to Klein. The Commencal's high pivot wasn't high enough; he's riding a Mantra for 2020.

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 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 »

Reply to 2017 Red Bull Rampage Line Building and Scoping 10/24/2017 10:23 PM

Can't wait to see footage of Zink, Strait, or PEF riding that hellacious chute.

Reply to Let's Build the Most Expensive TRAIL Bike Ever 2/5/2016 7:25 PM

How about a custom ENVE build? M60 HV on DT Swiss 180 hubs, plus a bearing upgrade from Ceramic Speed: total cost $3750, according to WheelBuilder.com. (I don't think I can share specific builds from their site, but if you plug in all the same options ... more »

Reply to Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 2:36 PM

Shane Stokes at CyclingTips had the most interesting piece of context so far: "Meanwhile Van den Driessche’s father has, predictably, insisted upon her innocence. [...] His words will likely be viewed with some scepticism, as her brother is currently ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/12/2016 12:21 PM

Boohoo, Aaron Gwin doesn't love us enough... This is the most popular thread on Vital right now, and every other comment on anything Gwin-related is asking who he's riding for. People are having fun speculating, and he knows it, and he's just egging ... more »

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 1/5/2016 4:24 PM

Your step uncle's best friend is right. My former roommate's ex-girlfriend's dentist was sitting behind Bruni and Vergier and Brosnan in an Arby's last week, and he said everything here is true.

Reply to What Did You Get for Christmas? 12/26/2015 8:45 PM

I got a GoPro. Good motivation to put on those fresh tires I've been saving under the bed, get some new brake pads, and go ride that one trail that scares me... do it for the shot, right?

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/20/2015 2:46 PM

Hot off the Gwinstagram: All this talk about teams and sponsorship changes next year and we're just out here like... @juanhall #spoileralert #herodirt #ilikebikes A video posted by Aaron Gwin (@aarongwin1) on Dec 20, 2015 at 1:21pm PST

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 12/16/2015 10:12 AM

Graves to Specialized: it's Pinkbike Official now. http://www.pinkbike.com/news/jared-graves-specialized-team-2016.html

Reply to 2016 Racing Rumours 10/26/2015 10:47 PM

Oh, this is fun. "In the Look for" = ? "Hole in the mountain" = Canyon? "the eScobar" = Specialized? "a system of down under guy" = Somebody Australian or from NZ?

Reply to The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/28/2015 8:05 AM

"...it's obvious people are hooked on the simplicity and clean look of 1X systems, so making them more accommodating of a larger range of riders (fit or otherwise) is clearly a priority for all the brands." SRAM deserves credit for their marketing department. ... more »

New thread The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/27/2015 2:35 PM

OneUp just released a 45t cog for Shimano cassettes. For the most part, I think, 'Why not?' If somebody wants to spend the cash to install a chainring-sized cog, and that helps them have fun on a bike, who am I to judge? On the other hand... Does anybody ... more »

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Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 3/29/2015 1:45 PM

As much fun as that is to imagine, I think he's just using SRAM Matchmaker.