Added a comment about feature How to Make Everyone Happy with Rampage 10/29/2018 11:01 AM

I think the current format is pretty good, personally. my thought is a much more subtle change -- just get rid of 1-100 point scores entirely, and rank each rider against everyone else without a point score attached.

Brendan would've been in first after his first run down, and the judges wouldn't need to score him artificially low to "leave room" for better scores later on. if the next guy throws down a better run, Brendan (and everyone else below him) would get bumped down a spot. from a spectator perspective, the point differential between the riders doesn't seem to mean a whole lot during the competition.

obviously this doesn't address whether Rheeder's run was better than Andreu's (not in my opinion) but I think it would give the judges more flexibility and they wouldn't feel boxed in by attaching a numerical score for an early rider that they have to stand by for the duration of the contest.

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Added a comment about news blog Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 9/18/2018 10:51 AM

how long it will take for the bike co.s to pass this cost on to consumers and who will be the first to do it??

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Added a comment about photo Modified HT X2 DH Pedals for Intense 7/5/2018 10:44 AM

genius! I'd love to see that ramp on my spds...

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Timed Training from Fort William World Cup DH 6/1/2018 11:19 AM

holy crap Brook is a beast! hope he holds it together for a good result this weekend. what about the other DNFs (Remi, Flo Payet)?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/9/2018 8:38 AM

thanks Vital, you guys rock! this was a pleasure to read/watch. usually I much prefer reading and still pics to videos but this video review was amazing.

maybe I missed it, but did BT and SW have favorite bikes from this test, regardless of the fastest and perceived fastest? or maybe "perceived fastest" is a proxy for their favorites?

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Added a comment about video Vital MTB's Bike of the Year - 2017 Shreddy Awards 12/31/2017 2:42 PM

hey Vital, can you say anything about why you chose the patrol over the sentinel?

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Added reply in a thread 2017 World Champs Broadcast 9/5/2017 2:22 PM

thanks for the tip. from what I can tell, you'll have to buy a $40 subscription to the Cycling station on NBC Sports Gold to watch the broadcast. and it's not compatible with my TV damnit... hopefully there are other (better) options in the US. edit: ... more »

Added a comment about press release Limited Edition Orange FOX 36 Float Forks Available for $1,049 8/30/2017 8:44 AM

any news on a 36 coil fork? it's been spotted in the wild, along with a new light weight coil shock.

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Added a comment about video Dancing in the Dust 2/23/2017 1:28 PM

Yes!! I had to dig up his shredit from his TWR days. I think he outdid himself this time!

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Mont Sainte Anne World Cup Downhill 8/8/2016 8:45 AM

where are the updated standings for the WC Overall? the UCI site is impenetrable, all I can find are individual race results or current UCI rankings.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Iago Garay and Mark Scott, Trans-Provence Stage 9 6/23/2016 9:01 AM

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Cairns World Cup 4/22/2016 12:47 PM

Troy 3.23.23
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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/3/2016 9:14 AM

I think we would have heard the news long ago if the deal was buttoned up, contracts were signed, etc. obviously there has been some kind of holdup finalizing the terms of the deal. if one of the title sponsors he was counting on pulled out this late ... more »

Added reply in a thread As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/19/2015 10:37 AM

Vital reviews are definitely among the best out there. I appreciate the background info on testers and locations (I decided on a roadtrip locale based on your choice of SLO for the Test Sessions last year, and it was rad) as it provides context to the ... more »

Added a comment about feature Over $2000 in Prizes - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup - Win a RockShox BoXXer and Birzman Studio Tool Kit 4/11/2015 9:03 PM

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