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Liked a comment on the item Why Isn't Aaron Gwin Racing Snowshoe? 9/15/2021 6:03 PM

Gwin has been plagued by injuries that he’s downplayed for several years consecutively. He hasn’t been able to charge and as a result, he hasn’t been a major player recently. People have a short memory. He Dominated for several years only losing a race here and there. if he could get healthy, he could...more

Liked a comment on the item 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/15/2021 2:10 PM

I vote that you differentiate by calling them whiner bikes and ebikes. Seems quite fitting after reading the comments. Tissue anyone?

Liked a comment on the item 2022 Devinci Spartan HP 9/15/2021 8:49 AM

Sick looking rig!

Added a comment about feature 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/14/2021 8:04 AM
boaz

There isn’t that big of a difference. Yes e bike motors are super weak compared to most dirt bikes, but all of them can be modified to remove speed / power output restrictions. If it’s a power output thing, why can’t I ride my crf110 at the trail center, it’s quiet, slow, and I promise to pass people on the left? Once something has a motor it will be hacked, modified, whatever to produce more power, it’s what we do with motors. This is why I don’t see any real difference between and e bike and an overpriced weak dirt bike. Once something has a motor it’s not a mountain bike and shouldn’t be on non motorized trails. It’s really not that complicated to understand. What I don’t get is why the mtb community has such a hard time understanding this. Make no mistake, it’s critical. Electric dirt bikes are going to be a big thing in the moto industry and mountain biking will get all mixed up with them because of this. Should people be on their electric yzs on mtb trails if they limit their speed to the limit of a cat 1 e bike?

The pass on e bike because he works in healthcare was simply a statement related to my gratitude for what he’s doing. Wasn’t meant to imply anything else

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Added a comment about feature 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/13/2021 10:25 PM
boaz

Of course, I rode the trek superfly just outside Genoa Italy and then I’ve done some riding on my local trails on a Levo. I thought both were fun to ride. They are both obviously motorized, it’s a different sport. And I think that is my point. It’s not mountain biking because of the motor.

There are some parallels in my current situation and yours. I live in an area with big climbs and descents and I struggle up them on my mountain bike when work / family allows. But that is part of what I consider mountain biking.

However, thank you for being in healthcare during the pandemic — for that alone I’d say you get a pass on the motor thing. Also, I hope your 2 year old does okay, sounds like a tough situation

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Added a comment about feature 2022 Yeti 160E Review 9/13/2021 5:10 PM
boaz

E bikes are bad for mountain biking. It’s a shame they are used on most of the same trails (for now). At least be honest and have a throttle on it — it’s an overpriced weak moto (and yes all these e bikes can be hacked to go ALOT faster) I can’t think of why a mtb website would review these other than $$$, vital you should be helping out getting these banned on non motorized trails

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Added a comment about press release Seat Angle Got You Down? Never Fear, DROP BEST is Here (for Reverb) 8/4/2021 11:33 AM
boaz

Any comments on the additional load this will put on the posts?

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Red Bull HARDLINE Race Day 7/26/2021 11:49 PM

What every DH track should try to be. Awesome stuff

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Added a comment about press release EXT Suspension Opens US Distribution Arm and Service Center 7/3/2021 1:02 PM
boaz

this shop is awesome. Bought an ARMA from them, it’s been easily the best suspension I’ve used. ERA fork is next hopefully

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Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper S-Works Vs Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6/25/2021 3:00 PM
boaz

This is a really great review. One addition I would love to see is several back to back runs timed going downhill on the two bikes to see this difference (if there is one) between the two

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Added a comment about press release BMX Destroyer, Brad Simms on Canyon 6/9/2021 8:03 PM
boaz

SOO GOOD

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Added a comment about video Geörge Brannigan's Motörhead Queenstöwn Shredit - Fast and Loose 5/30/2021 11:36 PM

Wow. Top shelf shredding. I’m amazed he hasn’t won a World Cup. He looks impossibly fast

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Liked a comment on the item Geörge Brannigan's Motörhead Queenstöwn Shredit - Fast and Loose 5/30/2021 11:34 PM

This. This children is a proper mtb edit. Anything else is just less.

Liked a comment on the item High-Performance Coil Shock for Your Enduro Bike | Fast Fenix Review 5/11/2021 10:09 AM

Thanks Vital for the review ! We already updated the hardware topic and all the logos are lazer etched since few months.
Enjoy your ride
Fabien