Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 9:12 AM

Thanks for the props! Can't promise it's something we'll always be able to do, but we really felt like it was all the bike needed this time around and we were stoked that it was a fairly small change from an engineering standpoint - it was that extra little bit...more

Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE - Richie Rude's Yeti SB150 7/1/2019 11:31 PM

Lighten up dudes.

Richie got busted, served his penalty, and is back in the game, whatever the back story is. He's a young powerhouse with a long career ahead of him. I'm sure he'll be a lot more careful who's bottle he sips from now.

And damn, what a return!?!

4/5 stages won? Very impressive!


Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/26/2019 11:52 AM

Yup, lol. The main thing we have learned from both the Rude/Graves and Maes incident, is that nearly every commenter on Pinkbike and Vital would have easily avoided the issue by being smarter than them. Sigh.

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/23/2019 4:18 PM

Let's see how he's doing after 5 races. Several races in 2018 he wasn't even in the top 20, so I don't think him coming out and not winning his first race means he only won in the past because he was doping. He'll obviously need some time to get back ... more »

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 6/23/2019 12:56 PM

A lot of you are worked up over some pretty minor stuff. This isn't some Lance type of situation, yet your emotions are comparable to that fiasco. Rude will continue to be at the top end of the results and this will prove not to be something that "taints" ... more »

Added a comment about video E-Bikes Are Zero Fun - Ed and Wyn "E-Masters" Ride All Over Queenstown 5/25/2019 1:51 PM

I tell all my friends ebikes suck. They agree and think Im cool. I sent them this video and we all agree this does not look fun. Not fun at all. These are paid actors acting like they are having fun. A big conspiracy by mega bike corporations to sell you something new.

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Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 5/21/2019 11:10 AM

Gotta love the hypocracy... Do you want the truth or not? You can't be mad that he didn't want this posted and then also mad that once it was posted he gave the details of the story which involved an error on the part of his mechanic. Maybe he didn't ... more »

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Scott Hart, Part 2 of 2 7/5/2018 4:38 PM

Enjoyed the interview. Bummed you never covered where he is and what he does today. Where has all of this led him?

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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT TUES on the Losinj World Cup Track 4/27/2018 10:14 PM

"under these circumstances" ... getting to ride the exact same bike the guy who won rode–on the exact same course. As long as the rider is up to the task, it would be hard to come up with better circumstances to arrive at a meaningful first impression.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 9:46 AM

Also test runs with flat and clipless pedals. I'd also like to see runs with tight fitting clothing and looser clothing to see if that actually affects times. If you end up doing varying body types could you be sure they have significantly different shoe sizes? I'd be curious if the extra weight of having big feet slows down your pedaling. I also noticed that in the video sometimes Steve was wearing a half-shell helmet in practice. Could you do timed race runs with full faces vs. half shell helmets to see if a full face gives you more confidence, resulting in faster times? This will make the test just slightly more complex, but that is really my only critique.

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Curtis Keene, Pro Enduro Racer 1/11/2018 1:58 PM

Nice! Hope he has the year he is hoping for, he's definitely in top form. Thanks for the interview.

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: e*thirteen's Reinforced Tires 1/8/2018 9:50 AM

I believe I read somewhere e13 saying that this tire was inspired by the Wild Rock'r2 because it was one of the better tires they tested. (though aren't all of these tires heavily inspired by the DHF?) But, a tire isn't just the tread pattern, how do other things like width, weight and casing compare? At one point I saw Wild Rock'r2 tires on sale in 29" and was interested to try them, but upon closer look they weighed like 1150+ grams, which is equivalent to the DH version of this. Too heavy for my day to day trail use. My TRS tires also measure a good bit wider than I've seen the Wild R measured at. I'll stick with these for the foreseeable future.

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Added a comment about press release Fasthouse to Enter Mountain Biking in 2018 9/12/2017 1:27 PM

With the caveat that I'm not into moto, or familiar with the brand... when I view and read this page I get a vibe of this being the Ed Hardy of Mountain Biking. I could be wrong, but just saying.

50:01 seems more just having fun as a dirty mountain biker and less about putting a lot of effort into your image... torn t-shirts vs. loud moto jerseys with bold & cheesy sayings printed on them.

Well, we'll see what they come out with.

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Added a comment about video Tales of The Mob - Episode 5, Lenzerheide 7/10/2017 1:35 PM

Makes me think it is probably a good idea to wear DH pants over any knee pads, rather than just shorts with pads. I bet Gwin keeps his pants on from now on.

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