Added a comment about video The Soundtrack of Jaxson Riddle Riding Tannus Tire Inserts 4/10/2019 11:41 AM

With that name, all he needs are face tattoos and a crappy song on Soundcloud and he can be a superstar! Seatpost Malone?

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Added a comment to Grammyx's bike check 4/2/2019 10:51 AM

That bike should be on a poster for paraphilia.

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Added a comment about video Neko Mulally Follows Dakotah Norton - Downhill Southeast at Windrock 4/2/2019 10:48 AM

Why hasn't a camera company embedded an inclinometer that displays real-time slope information? Even the Tour de France hasn't done this yet; how can I tell how steep a climb/DH is when there's no reference? The only way to tell is by comparing the perpendicularity of the trees relative to the trail.

A little graphic in the corner showing a location dot and the preceding slope would be cool.

That being said, it's a good thing the trail in this video is awesome, because that hellscape scenery is straight out of a Fallout video game.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedal Shoes 7/28/2018 1:09 PM

I've used a lot of these and the 2FO 2.0s worked the best for my foot. The BG stuff is spot-on. They're also very comfortable on the bike; I don't use the "walking around comfortably off the bike" metric very much; I put these shoes on to ride, not to hang out at brewpubs to taste the latest over-hopped beer with stupid names (looking right at ya, Just The Tip Spruce Tip Ale from Sick N Twisted Brewing Company).

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Added a comment about product review 2017 Evil Wreckoning Ride Review & Impressions Video 3/15/2018 7:58 PM

that blows. i'll bet it had more to do with wrong molds at the factory than a conscious marketing decision.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Wreckoning X01 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/14/2018 5:57 PM

i'm confused. bike shown in photos have water bottle mounts, bike in one video doesn't, and another video shows two bikes with one and one without!!!!!!!!!!!!! mine doesn't, btw. when/why did they change config?

on another note, this bike makes me ride like i'm 10 times better than i really am. i can pop wheelies like Evel himself, and plow through stuff that made my Enduro weep.

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Added a comment about product review 2017 Evil Wreckoning Ride Review & Impressions Video 3/14/2018 5:55 PM

i'm confused. bike shown in photos have water bottle mounts, bike in video doesn't. mine doesn't, btw. when/why did they change config?

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Curtis Keene, Pro Enduro Racer 1/10/2018 9:28 AM

Curtis, wondering if you could help me install a 3-way light switch at my house. With your electrician background, maybe you can lend a brotha a hand; I can take you on some sweet trails afterwards, show you how to ride. Haha.

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Added a comment about feature Inside WD-40 Company 12/27/2017 9:49 AM

I am buying WD-40 now if only because Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is promoting it.

SHOW ME YOUR WAR FACE! AHHHHHHHHH, NOW THAT'S A WAR FACE!!

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 11/7/2017 9:09 AM

I recently rode the new Specialized Command Post WU and must say that it's the next post I am going to get. Like everyone on here, I too was skeptical and thought it a gimmick--until I rode it. None of these posts does what it does, and if you find yourself often in sketchy, steep-ass trails, you'll appreciate that it gets out of your way when it's dropped. Definitely a game-changer.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/27/2017 3:00 PM

I'm an armchair engineer and those suspension curves/graphs do not look good. I rode the bike and it feels awesome, but those graphs and charts and lines and math tell me that the bike is not awesome.

I am going to spend the next 3-19 hours online comparing lines and graphs and charts and lines, and am going to get a bike that has better looking graphs and charts. How can I ride a bike that feels awesome when its charts and graphs and anti-squat numbers aren't better than my buddys' lines and graphs and squats?

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/26/2017 7:48 PM

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Added a comment about product review First Look: Ohlins RXF 34 Fork 1/17/2017 9:19 AM

I bet you that 99 out of 100 riders could not pass a blind test between this fork and the top offerings from RockShox or Fox. You hear braaahs bragging about "Bro, the mid-stroke needs some more sensitivity, although the initial stroke compression damping is good. But it needs better topout performance and a little bit more rebound adjust on chattery terrain."

Bro, give me a break--you're just making stuff to impress your bros around the campfire.

I've seen a couple of actual studies done on the motorcycle world.

"Hey Dan, I changed your rebound settings, so it should handle better on turn 11."

Dan goes out for a ride, comes back, and says, "Bro, that totally worked. It doesn't dive as much."

Nothing was changed; Dan was only told it was changed, so everything else was psychosomatic/placebo.

Same thing in the bike world. We did this in a bike shop, where the ONLY thing we did was clean the shock with Simple Green. "Yea bro, we changed the shim stack and dialed in your sag and rebound, just a slight change to the compression damping." Bro totally came back in and commented on how the shock was way more behaved on that big rocky section on Parachute Trail.

Yea, right bro, we did nothing except clean the shock.

Not that many people are able to turn into words what they feel, but they like to think they do so they sound cool on forums.

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Added a comment about news blog Danny MacAskill's Wee Day Out 10/12/2016 10:47 AM

This video is sad, really sad. It makes me never want to ride my bike again. It makes me stop and think every time how frail and weak I am compared to this guy whenever I've had to hop over the 6" curb between my house and the 7-11. Trust me, it takes me a long time to prepare for this gigantic curb. I can see it from about 100 meters away, I mentally prepare to go over it, positioning my feet properly on my pedals, weighing myself evenly over my bike, my mind thinks about how I am going to "kill" this "monster" curb today, knowing that once I get over it I can call it a day, drink an overly-hoppy, hot-alcohol IPA with a dumb witty name, knowing full well that the only thing in the video that I can do is sit down and talk to that old dude at the train station.

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Added a comment about video At Home with Harrison Smith 9/14/2016 10:01 PM

Two violations of the law in the first 30 seconds--I love it! "Those pesky kids!"

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Magura Vyron eLECT Dropper Seatpost 6/21/2016 10:03 AM

Agreed. Depends on how you ride, but the way I ride I need that saddle up to my butt 3 seconds ago, not 3 seconds later. Maybe if you're 60 and going on a Sunday stroll on your local beginner trail with four rocks and one jump. But if you're slaying, for example, The Whole Enchilada in Moab, you're constantly going from bottom to top to middle to top to middle and so on, and you're constantly waiting--in microseconds--for that saddle to come back up to your butt so you can get ready for that g-out coming up in 0.3 seconds or that

Again, this is great for the techno nerd who spends 50 minutes at the trailhead talking about the latest overly-hoppy IPA with a stupid name who wants to show off his latest toy rather than actually riding, but for serious dirt devils who need instant response, No Sale.

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Added a comment about press release An Affordable 7-speed DH Drivetrain - SRAM Launches GX DH 6/4/2016 1:07 PM

Well, if they really wanted to make these things more prevalent, they would price it cheaper than this and add the same features as the XX1. Bike companies are all out to make a killing. We just want to ride bikes. I see bikes that costs $10,000. If they really wanted us to ride more bikes and save the planet, why can't they offer that same bike for, let's say, $1,500? I mean, how much does it cost to lay down some carbon, throw some paint on it, and make a derailleur or crank? It's just metal and plastic. I thought bike companies were run by idealistic individuals who are into socialism and egalitarianism, which means they should sell their products for what it cost to make them, and not a cent more. Why are they in it for profits?

Okay, I'm done with my comedic rant. That was a satirical post based on a mishmash of various posts I've read over the years whenever something costs N+$100 (where N is the amount of money someone makes in a year). If *they* can't afford it, they argue, then it should be priced low enough until *they* can afford it, and anyone who has the means to pay for it is an industry shill or Ayn Rand f****er.

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Added reply in a thread What Are YOU Most Picky About Regarding Setup? 2/27/2016 8:15 AM

I'm very picky about the rise speed of my seatpost. I have exactly 23psi in my Command Post. Any more or any less and it drives me (my) nuts. Too fast and your balls get smacked off; too slow and that extra microsecond you're waiting for the post to ... more »

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Jamis Defcon 1 2/24/2016 9:26 AM

Yea, those seat stays look totally flimsy. The new Stumpjumpers have totally overbuilt stays, which is why they get away without using a bridge, and can accept super-large tires. And with the Horst link now in the public domain, don't know why bike makers are choosing NOT to defeat brake jack by not adopting it. It's FREE, no payment to the Big S needed.

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Added a comment about feature MTB Bucket List - 6 Places Nate Riffle Says You Should Ride Once in Your Life 2/23/2016 9:10 AM

What's "Mount Ewell" and "Graeeagle"? I've heard of Mount Elwell and Graeagle, but never these other places he mentions. Sounds like they're intentionally misspelled to thwart any lookey-loos.

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