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Liked a comment on the item 10,000 Mountain Bikers Respond - 2020 Vital MTB Survey Results 11/9/2020 3:59 PM

In the places I've lived/live, the trails go up, then they go down. In other words, I climb for X-miles and then descend for Y-miles. I prefer the rowdy, I only go up so I can go down. I've always called it "riding" or "mountain biking." The only time I've "enduro" rode was in...more

Added reply in a thread Scout vs SB140 vs similar bikes 11/9/2020 3:55 PM

I agree with the Robot on pretty much all accounts. You'll burn through $2k in accessories before you can blink. I also support going with Simon at Fluidride - I had a 2-hour coaching lesson from him 8 years ago and to this day I use the techniques gained ... more »

Added a comment about feature 10,000 Mountain Bikers Respond - 2020 Vital MTB Survey Results 9/15/2020 2:23 PM
bstens

Forgive me for not wanting to google this idea but just to throw it out there..

I would never say I'm going "enduro riding", even though I'm on a Norco Sight with 8" rotors, DH/DD casing tires, pointing downhill and wearing a full face helmet. I'd say I'm going trail riding. If I put light ass XC tires and a half shell, I'm still going for a trail ride.

Is this just a cultural difference? Not only have I never said I'm enduroing, I've never heard a friend say that. I thought that enduro is an event not a type of riding. Again, I can obviously google this but am more curious about the thoughts from Vital. Probably should go to the forum but nah. :D

- guy that lives outside Seattle and has a plethora of gravity oriented trails to ride.

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Added reply in a thread PSA: Rockshox lower leg 7/29/2020 8:30 AM

I rebuilt my Lyrik last week after running it since April (installing the new Debonair kit). Fork lowers had what would be expected (10CCs) of oil in 'em. Definitely a good thing to check on, it's easy to do a lower service, but maybe not as pervasive ... more »

Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Angel Fire Bike Abuse with the New ZEB and Dave Camp 7/7/2020 1:20 PM

YEAHHHH BUDDY

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Serious anti Francophile with that lever angle

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Canfield Jedi

DJ GILSDORF ON THE MIC!

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Holy ripping guys!! GIT SUM!!

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Added a comment about product review Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/5/2020 1:10 PM
bstens

Adding to this question...

Brandon, can you draw any comparisons with the new Norco Sight? That's gotten a lot of praise, has a better cost point, although not nearly as sleek and refined as ANYTHING that Pivot delivers.

After having ridden Switchblades for the last 3 years, I'm in search of something with a bit more travel and forgiveness when things start getting out of hand. Racing the SB at the Silver Mountain NAEC was kind of the straw that broke the camel's back in me thinking I could continue to get away with a 135mm bike.

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Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/5/2020 1:06 PM

Very similar numbers travel and Geo wise to the Ibis Ripmo.
How do the two compare?

Liked a comment on the item Bike of the Year Contender? All-New Pivot Switchblade REVIEWED 2/5/2020 1:05 PM

Spectacular review as well as bike! I really appreciated how you have a well written detailed review to compliment the video feature #textisnotdead

Not a bad backyard to inspire a bike build, those trails are no joke, if that shred sled can handle South Mountain I'd be...more

Added a comment about photo What's Stock, What's Not - Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega for Tasmania 3/29/2019 3:46 PM
What's Stock, What's Not - Sam Hill's Nukeproof Mega for Tasmania

That textured finish - has it been clarified if this is stock or if it's some sort of after-the-fact tape? Such as this...?

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Added reply in a thread 2019 Elite Racer Social Media Stalkings 2/11/2019 4:48 PM

What a sad, sad day.

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Please god oh please can we just get back on topic. So much irrelevance here. YOUR OPINIONS ARE VALUELESS.

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Gee Atherton's 2018 Trek Session

Aside from the mis-matched seats - it's good to see the Athertons on a set up that's composed of British-made components.. Hopefully we see a dismissal of Lord Bummer and a return to Earthed-esque level shredding and destruction

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yes my dudes!!!

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 12/30/2017 7:54 AM

some of you are reaching so hard. ^^