Added a comment about press release Knolly Moves to 12 x 157mm Rear Axle Spacing - 157TRAIL 1/17/2018 3:24 PM
Added a comment about product review Do Cheap Chinese Carbon Wheels Last? Two Years of Abuse on Light Bicycle's Carbon Rims 7/28/2017 9:46 AM

there are plenty of aluminum options out there with good width that are equal to or lighter than these and most other carbon rims. you can go buy some Spank Oozy Trail 295's at 450g per rim (30gs lighter) for half the price. my 27.5" wheelset of the same variety were 80 grams less than these 26"s, for $500. ive had this discussion a few times recently with some homies who are testers for a big mag, their consensus is that the ALU wheels they are testing now have come so far in the past few years that Carbon is getting harder to justify if you have to pay full retail. not a carbon hater, most of my bike is plastic, but I'm too hard on wheels for anything but metal. also seems like everyone is running Cushcore on their carbon hoops for flat insurance these days, which is pushing their wheel weight well above almost any ALU rim....

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Added a comment about feature Danny Hart's Mondraker Summum 5/9/2017 9:24 AM

complains about 29ers giving racers an unfair advantage, runs top secret custom fork damper, handlebars specially made for him and tires not available to the public while training at his own bike park.

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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 11:57 AM

Somebody else commented on DH being cycling's Group B. For those not in the know, I give you this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INwqyPct8qY -- Group B was rally's unregulated "send it" class. Cars were pushing 900 horse and weighed 2000 pounds. Crazy amazing...more

Added a comment about video What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/7/2017 11:57 AM

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 XXL V10 frame just for Minnaar, and no one seems to be upset over Sram's Black Box program. just took a quick peak at Danny Hart's rig last year and immediately saw at least 5 parts no one else could ever get ahold of. if an even playing field is a true concern these riders should be aggressively lobbying for strictly OEM bikes to be the standard....nothing on the track you can't buy at your LBS.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/17/2017 9:48 AM

featuring a bold, clean design inspired by the knockoff skate shoes your mom bought you at Target for the first day of school.

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Liked a comment on the item Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/13/2017 9:27 AM

Look closer - he's naked waist down. That's a skinny jeans tattoo.

Liked a comment on the item Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/13/2017 9:27 AM

Think he put his gf's jeans on by mistake

Liked a comment on the item Duncan Riffle's Downieville-winning Santa Cruz Tallboy with SRAM Eagle 1/13/2017 9:27 AM

UH OH! D Riff got 2nd in the Downieville Classic, the only thing he won was the DH stage.

Local NorCal pinner Colin Daw got 2nd in the DH, and 2nd in the XC making him the actual Downieville Classic champion!
D Riff must have lost feeling in his legs...more

Added a comment about video USAC Marshal Meltdown - You Screw Up Everything! 7/19/2016 8:58 AM

i have also designed/tested course, marshaled and worked timing at races up to the NAET & EWS level. its not a big deal at all, if you know what you are doing. thats what manual backup timing is for. and if working a race is so stressful for you that you end up acting in this manner towards hard-working and big $$$-paying racers you need to find a new job. librarian maybe? this is supposed to be fun.
blows my mind people even bother with USAC anymore, just a stream of nonstop drama!

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Liked a comment on the item USAC Marshal Meltdown - You Screw Up Everything! 7/19/2016 8:48 AM

please just stop...races are about the riders not the organizers. no one wants to hear about some horse pucky stress you endure as a promoter.

Liked a comment on the item An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 4:37 PM

DrewB, I couldn't have put it better myself. Thank you.

Liked a comment on the item An E-Bike in Moab - Riding the Specialized Turbo Levo 4/5/2016 4:23 PM

I can't even take the rest of this article seriously after your Moab introduction. So lets look into my crystal ball... You decided to pedal the whole Porcupine loop instead of paying for a shuttle = amateur. Based on your dehydration, I can assume you brought maybe a couple water...more

Added a comment about press release e*thirteen Dives into the Traction Department with New TRS Tires 4/1/2016 4:55 PM

haven't seen it in person yet but i get the feeling a lot of teams will be blacking out the logo on these next season.....looks real dialed

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Added reply in a thread KrunkShox's Transition Smuggler 29er for EWS 3/28/2016 3:42 PM

hmmm looks like him & strobel must've had some timing issues on stage one that got corrected.....day 1 results showed em close to dead last. American wildcards comin in hot right out of the gate.

Added reply in a thread KrunkShox's Transition Smuggler 29er for EWS 3/25/2016 8:48 AM

http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Oregon-Enduro-Series-Bend,9030/KrunkShoxs-2016-Transition-Smuggler,92557/sspomer,2

Liked a comment on the item Bike vs Bike - Anneke Beerten's GT Force or GT Sanction 3/23/2016 11:36 AM

no carbon rims? but the bike industry has made me believe I have to have carbon rims..?
... my mind has been blown...

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Luke Strobel on the Evil Wreckoning 3/21/2016 5:39 PM

1:15 is that World Cup level bike control, mortals would be on the other side of that berm picking up their teeth. so good.

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Liked a comment on the item Matt Hunter Rides the Turbo Levo FSR 3/16/2016 9:19 AM

Look, I get it- getting old an injured sucks. And yes, maybe you could keep up with the young'ins on your e-bike. But playing the sympathy card in no way changes the fact that this is a motorized vehicle. We don't allow ATVs on hiking trails just to for the sake of the handicapped,...more