Liked a comment on the item What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking, 2018 1/3/2018 11:34 PM

Super Insightful and Full of Comedy- But, come on, isn't adjustable geometry making you feel that much more rad than whatever chum actually would ride in the high/steep position? And isn't relativism what being rad is really about? Also, in some parts of the country we periodically go on big...more

Added a comment about feature What's In / What's Out - Mountain Biking, 2018 1/3/2018 12:18 PM
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I really hope that starting comments using "this!!..." is on the way out this year. It is way over used and grates on me badly. Maybe I'm getting too old.

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Added a comment to alllc43's bike check 12/7/2017 1:13 AM
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Sweet build and can confirm that rear shock is hands down amazing. So buttery smooth and supportive. Easily tunable using positive and negative air chambers. So good I bought the Diamond boost too but waiting for new wheelset to run it. The wait is killing me.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS & OBSERVATIONS: Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/28/2017 12:20 AM
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Was so good to see so many clean runs. I think the format this year was bang on. Was so good to see the riders have ample practice time and not super stretched. Last year was just a bit too sketchy and it was hard to watch. The guys seemed more dialled and comfortable this year.

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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS & OBSERVATIONS: Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/28/2017 12:17 AM

It seems like every year the judging takes away from what is an insane event. Hell, even Strait said he didn’t take his second run because it wasn’t worth the risk to him seeing how they were judging. It’s hard to argue that Bizet got hosed. I say eliminate the judging, let Red Bull pony up some good dough,...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/23/2017 5:23 PM

Great article, Vital rocks.
While I agree with what is stated in this article I've had different outcomes when testing coil vs air.

First off, what hasn't been mentioned here or in the Rockshox story is how the negative chamber works on an air shock. The negative air makes the shock softer at sag and...more

Added a comment about video Sam Hill: A Legend's Journey 10/7/2017 12:42 AM
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I could watch him ride all day long.

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Liked a comment on the item Mike Hopkins' Skidsville 9/28/2017 5:07 PM

bike ad of the year

Added a comment about feature New Helmets and Sunglasses From Smith 9/22/2017 4:00 AM
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Those are some great looking lids

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Added a comment about news blog Rachel Atherton Out of Worlds with Broken Collarbone 9/8/2017 3:37 PM
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Pom pon for World Cup & World Champs double

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Added a comment about feature Pinion's 12-speed, 600% Range C1.12 Gearbox 9/3/2017 3:39 AM
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I have been completely blown away by the performance of this box. For me there is no downside other than cost. The delay in shifting is non existent. I can sneak a shift at the bottom of a downstroke 95% of the time without pausing and shift way more now than one a regular drivetrain. Being in the right gear all the time and perfect instantaneous shifting and performance is amazing. Centralised weight is awesome. My Taniwha feels lighter than my last bike. Gripshift is no problem. I just love going out and knowing my gearing will be perfect

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Added a comment about slideshow BRUTAL BATTLE - Enduro World Series Millau, France 7/3/2017 7:49 PM
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Awesome coverage guys. Can't get enough of the amazing racing we're seeing at the moment.

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Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's Signature Onza Tire Is More Than Just a Look-alike 2/15/2017 1:01 PM

That's also a pretty neat PR story, don't you think?

Added a comment about press release Pivot Cycles Introduces the Phoenix Component System 2/8/2017 6:41 PM
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You can buy a padloc insert for a park tools cutting guide to cut existing bars and these to suit that padloc grips

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Added a comment about feature Bike of the Month: Sideshow's Zerode Taniwha 2/5/2017 1:44 AM
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For me, right after its built I choose to 'forget' the cost as well.

Every build is different, there are so many variables that the total cost of this is not important. As you rightly said, a ballpark figure can be easily worked out for someone eager to replicate or build something similar for themselves.

Sweet build. I'm planning one too as soon as the XL is released. I'm also coming of a 26er.

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Added reply in a thread DISCUSS - 29ers in WC downhill? 1/17/2017 1:32 AM

I'm not against the UCI prescribing a wheel size. In all forms of racing there are rules on equipment standards, motorsports being a perfect example. There will be no benefit when everyone is on one so why go there. Development will continue, and rules ... more »

Liked a comment on the item What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/3/2017 2:50 AM

I was going to tag you in this for that reason there, knew you would be smiling inside for that one, haha.

On the note of "plus tires" and 2.6" tires. - maxxis "2.8" measures 2.55 wall to wall, on a 35mm ID rim. So what are their 2.6s, relabeled 2.4s?? A WTB convict or breakout in 2.5 on a 30-35mm rim...more

Added a comment about feature Glorious Gearbox Goodness - Vital Member Bikes Ahead of Their Time 12/28/2016 3:06 AM
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I know its personal preference/opinion but think you could make the grip shift work & within a ride it would become second nature. FWIW Jerome Clementz runs a grip shift and momentarily self clutching I don't see as a big deal. The upside is you can gain or dump a bunch of gears on the fly and precisely be where you want to be instantly & accurately.

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Added a comment about feature Glorious Gearbox Goodness - Vital Member Bikes Ahead of Their Time 12/28/2016 2:52 AM
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Photos please? Without photos did it happen?

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