Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 11/11/2019 11:11 AM

- Lapierre: a girl with A. Dailly for some Enduro/DH action (there is plenty of fast french girls ready for EWS and DH) - Radon: new EWS team - Richie Rude on the market - some changes at Intense Collective (EWS) - Commencal : a new Enduro woman: Isabeau? ... more »

Added a comment about feature How the UCI Made Me a Thief 11/11/2019 10:56 AM

well done sir!

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Added reply in a thread Semi-Dumb Question: Most "fun" XC race bike? 10/31/2019 10:50 AM

Intense sniper and the Unno are probably the best in my book and the most progressive and by progressive I mean not antiquated. It still blew my mind how XC bikes are so wrong. I understand XC bikes are focused on climbing, they need to be light and ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/30/2019 10:24 AM

There is always a deal with the right offer...

Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Red Bull Rampage 2019 10/28/2019 3:39 PM

How is it possible to judge style when they are so different, WIld and furious: Andreu, Precision and Control: Semenuk... it's like judging Mozart style against the Sex Pistols!!

I don't think they should give a medal to everybody but they could have a collection of awards for different categories that would make more sense: creativity, precision, speed!

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Added reply in a thread Specialized & The Global Climate Strike - Marketing BS or Meaningful Initiative 10/23/2019 2:28 AM

A problem is that in bike parts most of the value is not in the part itself but in the infrastructure to deliver this part to the customer. As a result, it's most of the time outrageously cheaper to buy something new than to fix the old. Companies don't ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/21/2019 2:03 PM

Let's start to see who is at the end of their contract? I'm especially interested in - Jack Moir: the Shark is ready for new waters - Thibaut Daprella: upcoming top Elite to grab, it would be a great asset for an upcoming team - Veronika Widmann: the ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 10/21/2019 12:36 AM

Well, it doesn't have to be mandatory for a race team participating to a UCI event but it could be a requirement for a TRADE TEAM. These teams receive a preferred treatment from UCI, it sounds normal they would also have to bring some value to the UCI ... more »

Added a comment to Inspiron's bike check 9/29/2019 3:58 AM

OMG, 52lbs! we are on ebike teritory. Regardless sick bike!!

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Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:08 PM

I'm with you but shame on Pinkbike for ruining the crankworx this year ... and I like Vital better, I can feel they have a kinda soul ;-)

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Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:04 PM

COMMENTS WAAAAARRR... I love that us, the readers, are so much racing fans that we feel much more compelled to comment on such an important issue than on the Shimano Micro Spline licensing topic. Maybe MTB DH doesn't have the viewership of other sports but we make it with the amount of passion ... which in my book makes DH the best sport on the planet!!! Respect the cult, long live DH!

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Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:46 AM

Just to add, I'd never complain about free coverage, and this site is the dogs dagglies, but we need a route open for people who can't get to see it live.

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:45 AM

Which is exactly what I used to do, but now RedBull post "See Loic's Winning Run" when you go on their website looking for the replay. As far as I know you can't record the live feed, so how the hell do you avoid it?
It seems Pinkbike have listened regarding spoilers, so it seems the only way now is to...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:44 AM

Honestly, I love that Vital now doesn't spoil race results in the title. I honestly would avoid the website in the past because of it. To me, this isn't an "either or" discussion- there doesn't need to be a media blackout over the race results OR full disclosure in the title. Simply leaving out the...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:44 AM

I think a big difference for us US based fans is that the Super Bowl is on Sunday at 3pm while most World Cup races air at 3am so by default a large majority of us watch the replay 6 to 16 hours later. Props for keeping the results out of the headlines and hopefully no podium pic on instagram stories,...more

Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:41 AM

haha, this article rubs the readers the wrong way... I'm 100% with Peter. Come on Vital, don't try to avoid the blame for unethical behavior. Don't feel entitled because US readers offer you the privilege of our attention.
It's a well-known rule if you are a professional journalist. Here is a little reminder for you:

YOU SHALL NOT SPOIL THE RESULT OF ANY BIKE RACE*
- The ban applies for 24 hours or 48 hours if race is on Saturday, Monday morning is fair game.
- We use PST as a framework except if the race is in Hawaii or Japan (If race is in NZ or OZ..I don't fucking know but you should because you are the smart news outlet!)
- This does not apply if the race is not broadcasted within the next few days... then we want to know ASAP so no slacking for the IXS....
- It does apply to Social Media POSTS ... but stories are ok.
- Send the memo to vital MX because it also applies to Supercross!!
- BTW, embed the link to the replay... without the results duh!! thanks.,,
* XC is OK because it's boring to watch with the exception of the Olympics AND the woman category

Any infringement of this law will expose you to bad Karma...

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Added reply in a thread World Cup Downhill MTB Race Talk 9/10/2019 8:20 AM

Could be similar but it looks different than the Lit Pro: different profile, different color.

Added reply in a thread Would You Pay to Watch More World Cup DH on Red Bull TV? 6/2/2019 11:55 PM

I would pay to kick Red Bull out of the loop. I think it's really unhealthy to MTB to depend so much on an external private company. Obviously, Red Bull is doing amazing to develop the sport and their athletes but keep in mind their motivation is not ... more »

Added a comment to joeroeks's bike check 5/20/2019 9:58 AM

I would say more likely 34lbs or more, not a lot of carbon on this rig. aluminum, 12-speed GX, not of these are light, prepare to push some weight..

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