Liked a comment on the item Breaking the Rules | An Interview with Max Commencal 7/11/2017 4:53 PM

Land of the free but sooo many regulations for everything... damn shame

Liked a comment on the item Breaking the Rules | An Interview with Max Commencal 7/11/2017 4:53 PM

Lost me at e-mtbs.
So that makes 3 commenters from CO here. Interesting.

Liked a comment on the item Breaking the Rules | An Interview with Max Commencal 7/11/2017 4:53 PM

Saw the Meta AM at their demo day here in CO at Granby Ranch, complete with the brushed aluminum and coil. One of the best looking bikes I've ever seen up close. Also totally disagree with Max on the e-bike thing, especially here in CO. Our trail access is far too fragile to go messing...more

Liked a comment on the item Breaking the Rules | An Interview with Max Commencal 7/11/2017 10:54 AM

Comparing boost spacing to e-bikes on hard fought trails in the US is far from the same arguement

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Liked a comment on the item Remote Lock-out for Brendog 6/9/2017 8:41 PM

Is it just me or did they just throw on a 29er 40 and put his rear wheel in the longer chainstay setting and call it a 29er DH bike? Also, remote lock out X2? Take my money now.

Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/8/2017 2:56 PM

exactly my thoughts on complaints and removals

Added a comment about video Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/8/2017 11:35 AM

Will Brendog have the 29" wheels? Hmmm

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Added a comment about feature You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 5:32 PM

Comment win sir

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Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 5:31 PM

Pinkbike coverage was weak, came to VitalMTB, was not disappointed.

Added a comment about feature 27.5 vs 29er - Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/17/2017 6:46 AM

I have buzzed my pants on my BMX bikes, my 26" DH bike , my 26" DJ/Slalom bike and my 27.5 DH bike. I can name 20 other people who've done the same. Your point?

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Yeti SB5 Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5/10/2017 1:00 PM

Love to have one of the YETI SB bikes. However, I cannot come anywhere close to paying that much for a frame with a lazy (cheap) press-fit BB. Zero excuses on a bike at that price range.

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Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 9:52 PM

i keep hearing this argument, but are they really straightening out the tracks? aside from leogang which could never replace schladming, what track on the WC circuit doesn't reward cornering skill? i know MSA had the controversial section last year, but that...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 9:51 PM

Haha, easy for all the short guys to lobby for a rule outlawing 29er's. I think as long as they keep the tracks proper the short guys will run 27.5 and the bean stalks will opt for 29er. If they start dumbing down or straightening out tracks that will be an...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 9:50 PM

Except if 29" is faster, tracks will be changed to suit. Corners too tight to ride fast on a 29er? If everybody's on one, then the corner will be widened or routed around. DH has been building tracks to suit the bikes currently being ridden since it's...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 9:50 PM

The problem is if you limit the wheel size you are then giving the advantage to the smaller and lighter riders who fit the 27.5 platform better. What is next limiting everyone to flat pedals because clips give you more power, everyone has to run 165mm cranks...more

Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 9:49 PM

the concept of more wheel sizes creating an unfair advantage in terms of cost/access is ridiculous....every single one the racers complaining has had access to prototype/one-off components for years. i don't recall anyone flipping out over SC creating a $100k...more

Added a comment about feature Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/27/2017 2:47 PM

So with your logic , we should still be on bikes from the 90's. Why improve? Why go faster at all? Why should a racer get better brakes to have more control so he can go faster? Everyone else will buy them. Why should a racer get a lighter bike? Everyone else will get one. Why should a racer get better suspension for more control to go faster? Eventually everyone else will . FI cars should still look like they did in 1975 or earlier. Why race at all? I mean, if racing is seeing who is faster and faster isn't good, why race?

ZERO doubt if Loic (and I am a big fan of his) or even Gwin start getting smoked by guys on 29", they will be on them soon enough. As big as Specialized is, they have already researched it in depth. I even saw Gee and Rachel at Crankworx last year on the lift with 29" prototypes.

I agree the industry over hypes many things lately, and I will probably never have a 29" DH bike. I know I will get down voted for this, but The MAIN reason everyone is crying about 29" wheel DH bikes is because the 29" wheels began their lives on squirrelly XC bikes...everything DH is not. If DH bikes started with 29" and went down to 27.5 years later because of an improvement people would be bitching just the same.

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Liked a comment on the item Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/27/2017 1:41 PM

but if 29ers are faster over the same rough technical tracks, why is that less exciting? the comment field assumption of a relationship between 29ers and tracks flattening out is purely hypothetical.