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Added reply in a thread 2022 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/21/2022 2:40 PM

Another point of view on the Vee thing for Gwin - most everyone knows what the Maxxis tires are like performance-wise and have access to them, even if it requires a Sharpie. But if Gwin can work with a different supplier to develop something better, ... more »

Liked a comment on the item #USDH Rider Profile - Nik Nestoroff on NASA Downhill Test Track 1/21/2022 2:24 PM

A rider builds an epic trail, rides the shit out of it and you bitch about a sticker on his frame. piss off kook.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 9/15/2021 2:50 PM

Good animation of the Sixfinity action on the Yeti site: Easy to see what the link does, very similar in concept to what their pedal only bikes do.

Added reply in a thread 2021 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/19/2020 11:02 AM

I know that another brand with an on-going strong multi-year world cup presence sell under 800 of their DH bikes a year globally. It's not a big category of business. They spend the $$ on the program as they believe it helps their brand and keeps the ... more »

Added a comment about press release Bontrager's Clever New BITS Tool 7/23/2020 7:42 PM
Liked a comment on the item Two-Minute MTB Fork Service with Lee Trumpore 3/13/2020 8:02 AM

And then for an encore I touched the brake rotor with my bare hand and laid the bike down on the drive side. The horror!

Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Yeti SB150 1/28/2020 6:17 PM

What your color-anodized parts look like to ROBOT eyes:

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 1/17/2020 7:35 AM

He stepping up to E13 and Orange Seal?

Liked a comment on the item What's In, What's Out - Mountain Biking in 2020 1/7/2020 4:23 PM

"I'm f@cking in, you're f@cking out."
Kenny Powers

Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Five Knee Pads Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 12/12/2019 9:19 PM

So half a star between best and worst. What a waste of time.

Liked a comment on the item The All-New Specialized Deflect SWAT Jacket 10/15/2019 10:53 PM

or just buy a Patagonia Houdini jacket for $25.00 cheaper that packs just as small and is wind and water resistant. Oh and it goes to a company that does A LOT to preserve our natural resources.

Liked a comment on the item BIKE TEST: 180mm-travel Pole Stamina 9/27/2019 7:16 PM

Vital should consider ditching the star ratings. Of the fifty bikes Vital has recently reviewed, 46 were 4s or 4.5s (2 5s and 2 3.5s). Yeah, I know, modern bikes are really good. But telling us the vast majority are either "excellent" or "outstanding" isn't helpful, and it makes the ones...more

Liked a comment on the item SB165 27.5 DH Bike? PIT BITS - Enduro World Series, Northstar 8/25/2019 8:58 PM

better braking with the DHR2 than DHF. Same side knobs.

Liked a comment on the item SB165 27.5 DH Bike? PIT BITS - Enduro World Series, Northstar 8/25/2019 8:57 PM

There are quite a few people who swear by running them reversed.

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line: Frank The Welder 2/13/2019 1:57 PM

I sold and raced a bunch of Spooky bikes (Junebug and Darkside) back in the 90's. Pure East Coast geo, twitchy, but fast as hell. Still have a bunch of Spooky stickers in a shoe box somewhere.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Vigilante and Trail Boss Tires 2/13/2019 1:51 PM

Nice review Matt, glad to see you contributing to VitalMTB!

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