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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 11:07 AM

If you know there is race and you know that you get disappointed by spoilers, it is YOUR OWN DUTY to stay off particular websites til you have a watch. It's the friggin internet and 'Peter's' argument sounds dumb and whiny IMO. People drop spoilers for everything, all the time, and most of us have learned how to avoid leaks because we've had years of practice by now. If the first website you check is Vital or PB before ever watching the event, that is solely on you, Peter. Fellow murican I presume.... based on the timeline of actions, response, and lack of personal responsibility.... go back in your hole, trump/ I mean troll

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 11:07 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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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 7:45 AM

I go through this every Supercross season... On Saturday evening, I stop looking at my phone so I can get home from work, eat dinner, and then start watching the race that is recording.. FB and the internet will still be there a few hours later...

But, in today's world, most people want the results RIGHT NOW! Some people don't seem to be happy unless their favorite site has results up before the end of the race...

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 7:44 AM

This email and comments are a bit much... Vital is a news site and it's there obligation to report the news. If they didn't report the news of gravity MTB timely, I probably wouldn't visit the site.

ESPN, Nytimes, WSJ, etc. all report the winner of major events in real-time. Shit, I get a push notification from the times and journal within 30 seconds of the Pats winning the superbowl or the raptors winning the nba title. If you're comparing to other sports, you could argue that Vital should probably do more live reporting on the results. At a minimum Sven could get some decent internet and upload the pictures faster (I'm kidding. The coverage is awesome).

Am I know going to get pissed off about the Syndicate posting an IG story about Greg on the podium after the race? This is a live event. Watch it live. I get people don't want to sacrifice their day of riding to watch, but are 8 races a year really going to blow up your riding schedule for the summer (that's about 16 hours...)? Watch it live or stay off social media and mtb news sites until you see the replay.

If you have time read, analyze, and comment on the leverage curve missteps on the latest yeti, I am guessing you had some time to watch the race...

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 5:59 AM

The only time this has been a problem for me is when RedBull posted "See Loic's Winning Run" video right on the page where you go to see the replay. All news sites should be expected to post the results imo.

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 5:59 AM

If I really wanted to avoid the results I'd just not visit Vital / PB until I've watched the race.

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Liked a comment about press release BikeYoke Launches the Divine Dropper Post and Sagma Suspension Saddle 9/11/2019 6:13 AM

Any weight on those saddles? I guess itll pick up a bit of weight butt maybe taint a bad thing

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Liked a comment about product review Get Better Performance from Your Air Fork: Vorsprung Suspension Luftkappe 7/20/2019 4:18 AM

Nailed it.

Larger negative volumes means you can run higher overall pressure without losing your small bump.

I have found it interesting how everyone seems to push toward adding volume spacers to let them drop pressure for supposedly a more supple feel. This is the opposite of what works IMO. It just causes the fork to ride lower, near the firmer part of its travel. It ramps up harder, that's about it.

Pull the spacers, add more pressure. That'll give you a better feeling fork for most riders. Add more negative volume and now you can keep great small bump off the top, keep the fork higher in its travel so its got more avaliable travel, and make it so that travel requires less force to go through.

Tuning like this gives you a coil-like feel that we are all jumping ship (to coil) to find.

All that sounds great in theory, but we still haven't nailed it. I can't quiet get my fork's spring to work in a way where its riding where it should, not bottoming, using most of its stroke and staying somewhat supple in all hits - sharp and small to big and compressioney (technical term).

There is always going to be some compromise, at least for now...

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Liked a comment about video SEE THE BRAND NEW WORLD CUP DH TRACK! Snowshoe, West Virginia POV with Neko and Dak 7/3/2019 1:55 AM

because your boss called and wanted us to torture you?

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Liked a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Amaury Pierron's Commencal Supreme DH 6/3/2019 1:07 AM

because results post was TEN HOURS AGO. can't hold it forever.

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Liked a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Martin Maes' GT Force 69er 5/13/2019 7:53 AM

3 reasons. 1. because 97.5 is a radio station. B. "reverse mullet" is breaking our community apart and we need to come together. III. beavis and butthead would laugh at 69er. if we need to go to court over it, our lawyers said that the "6" could come from "650b" and we'd probably have the case thrown out.

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