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Liked a comment on the item Handmade in Germany, Crossworx Cycles Presents the Dash 275 2/7/2020 11:43 AM

Looking good, but who chose those colour names? Obese orange?

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/28/2020 2:30 PM

a good bike park (WBP) will have a good combination.

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/28/2020 2:30 PM

That was a good listen! I am a bit surprised to hear so many people automatically equate "flow" with "easy". When I think of flow, I think of A-Line and Dirt Merchant in Whistler - wide enough to drive a truck down, lots of berms, lots of tables, but in no way shape or...more

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Listener Response - The Bermification of Mountain Biking? 1/28/2020 2:28 PM

I have a deep affection for ALL mountain bike trails, from the prehistoric fall line dinosaur trails I learned on to the newest, most blown out and unmaintained green circle flow trail.

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/4/2019 9:26 AM

For an opinion post and one of the more relevant mountainbikesites, and you being a journalist, this article is surprisingly biased. I've been drawn by your headline because I recently had a conversation where my point was just that. E-Mountainbiking is just not the same as traditional biking. Therefore it's a...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/2/2019 11:28 AM

Seems to me that the whole thing will always be debated, and that's the end of the story. There will ever be consensus, and that's fine.

Just because there are cranks, some people will believe ebikes are mountian bikes. Some people, on the other hand, believe any addition of power will make it a motorcycle. Do...more

Liked a comment on the item On eMTB's and Mountain Bikes 11/1/2019 10:07 AM

To me this your piece was about reclassifying ebikes as a different sport, as read in the title. On that we don’t agree at all. A bicycle with a tiny motor is still a bicycle in my opinion. To me your piece feels more like a skier back in the day not likening snowboards on the mountain, and advocating for...more

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Your article was enlightening. I have been struggling to understand the antipathy towards e-bikes and I think you've highlighted it - culture. There would appear to be a feeling that e-bikes don't fit an idealized notion of mountain bike culture and might bring people to the trails who aren't like “us" - who might drive a Porsche and not know who Steve Peat is. While I'm not excited for the trails to be more crowded either, living in the US, I think I've had my fill of culture wars and political tribalism the last few years and would rather at least attempt to understand or accept than just loudly hate. Even if “we” don’t like it, the trails are not the sole domain of those who ride enduro bikes (not the fuel burning ones that cut many of the trails from which they are now banned) and cliquish bullying is tiresome.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Social Scoop 12/11/2017 8:06 PM

This kind of post should be a regular feature of Vital for 2018. That way we know who is living large .... and who is acting like a dam fool. Is Gwin gonna have a LearJet this summer too? Or Is he the MC Hammer of MTB ?

Liked a comment on the item Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/20/2014 11:03 AM

Shimano Zee groupset all-around!! Impressive stuff at an incredible price. The brakes are just amazing!!

Liked a comment on the item Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$ 6/20/2014 11:02 AM

SR Suntour RUX fork should be a serious option given the recent review here and the price!

Liked a comment on the item How To Be A Mountain Biker In 29 Steps 10/24/2013 5:34 AM

It's fundamentally impossible to wear out the word "rad."

Liked a comment on the item Red Bull Rampage 2013 Shaping Up - Course Photos and Videos 9/27/2013 7:44 PM

Hey Scott - I'm 30 years old and used to live in Utah, I've been to the old site and have walked around it. I have followed Rampage from the first year they did it when I was a senior in high school. I've been riding mountain bikes since 1996 and I'm not a hack... well I'm still a hack.

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