Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Kiran MacKinnon & Warren Kniss 11/3/2017 1:41 PM

Your daily reminder that there's no substitute for an actual downhill bike.

Liked a comment on the item Can MTB Spy Shots Hurt the Consumer in the Long Run? 11/1/2017 5:30 PM

As a product manager in a different industry, I have a hard time thinking that a spy shot would directly hurt (or negatively affect) the consumer. Not saying it's impossible, but just not a very real threat. A far greater threat is the damage a leaked spy shot could cause to the brand. This is far...more

Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Rampage 2017 Behind the Lines 10/30/2017 1:04 PM

Big up to all the trail builders around the world, you are the people progressing the sport, not some new axle size or fork coating.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS & OBSERVATIONS: Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/30/2017 11:11 AM

i think nell's big flat spin high up the mountain really helped his score. risky spot for the big styly trick. and the lily pad was a unique and techy feature with the added sui, rad move.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS & OBSERVATIONS: Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/30/2017 11:11 AM

the lily pad sui was insane

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS & OBSERVATIONS: Red Bull Rampage 2017 10/30/2017 11:11 AM

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.

Liked a comment on the item WiggleCRC Looking at £100m Takeover of German Rival Bike24 10/22/2017 11:22 AM

Everyone should know by now that EU anti-trust (and anti-dumping, and illegal subsidy) laws only apply to US corporations.

This deal is too small to gain any attention anyway, I just hope CRC keeps the under-US-wholesale pricing on Shimano.

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:10 PM

Totally, damping is a bandaid solution for bad spring rates, but if your shock feels dead, damping is still an available bandaid solution.

This one of many reasons why I love air suspension- it's so hard to dial in spring rate with coils, and you can't do anything about spring curve progression- it...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:10 PM

Yes I did, but there's still something slightly "dead" about it. I guess pushing against a dynamically loaded (air)spring is inherently more "bouncy" than pushing against a platform, regardless of how stiff that platform is? Glad you liked the article!

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:10 PM

Johan! Loved the article. I especially like that you took the spacers out for the sake of testing to try to get the air shock feeling more "coil-like."

Have you tried cranking low speed compression on the coil shock to give you more of a platform for jumping (make it feel more like the air shock)?...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride Coil and Air Shocks Back-to-Back 10/17/2017 1:08 PM

An ignorant question, but i wonder why we don't see progressive coil springs on mountain bikes. I used them almost exclusively in automotive applications (although I certainly wasn't as in tune to my suspension then as I am with my mtb), and it appears they exist in the moto world.

Liked a comment on the item TECH TALK: Air Shocks Versus Coil Shocks, What's Better? 10/14/2017 1:02 PM

Actually a rising rate (rate of shock movement at constant rear axle movement) coincides with a falling leverage ratio. The force needed to compress the shock for 1 mm is higher at 1:1 ratio than is at 2:1 ratio. Which also means the shock moves faster at the 1:1 ratio given a constant...more

Liked a comment on the item Troy Brosnan vs. Greg Minnaar - Andorra Race Run Analysis 7/3/2017 10:27 PM

I was sincerely hoping someone (Vital...) would do this. Your team's coverage is second to none.

Liked a comment on the item Danny Hart Back on 27.5 6/28/2017 7:29 PM

Imagine how many keyboards will explode if he gets 2nd place by .4 seconds

Liked a comment on the item Danny Hart Back on 27.5 6/28/2017 7:29 PM

Honestly, I don't think Danny has looked comfortable on the 29er all year. After dominating the latter part of 2016, why change things? You have to respect Gwin for having the confidence to stick to 27.5.

Liked a comment on the item Railing Ruts in Champéry 6/16/2017 7:54 AM

when it looks steep on camera...

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - LOOSE IN LEOGANG! 6/11/2017 6:24 PM

Scrub, manual to nolly wasn't bad either.

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - LOOSE IN LEOGANG! 6/11/2017 6:24 PM

I find it ironic that the UCI DH outlawed skinsuits, yet the moto pants and jerseys are equally formfitting.

Liked a comment on the item Greg Minnaar is on Another Level - Fort William Winning Run 6/7/2017 10:27 AM

Yes and no. Yes, because Minnaar had won here 6 times already, and two in a row until this run. No, because he won by almost three seconds and it looked startlingly effortless (which is of course not true, but visually it was impressive), and his rolling...more

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Fort William World Cup Downhill Race 6/4/2017 11:50 AM

That's the second time Gwin has been up and then crashed/stopped in the flat stuff at Fort William. Both times he landed on the podium, wild! You could see the difference braking early and cornering smooth arcs makes at the top during Gwin and Minnaars' runs. They made it look so much easier...more