Liked a comment on the item ATHERTONS START BIKE BRAND 1/26/2019 7:16 AM

All I have to say is good luck to them. The whole Atherton image is built around results and professionalism. They aren’t the young, fashionable rippers that they used to be. Gee needs to get podiums to prove this concept. Rachel is between a rock and a hard place. If she doesn’t dominate like we are...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/11/2019 10:05 PM

While I do agree that more runs would possibly add more validity the times were so close, which makes me trust the results a little more. Only Brandon and Brian would know for sure but I’d be willing to bet they were riding this bit of trail in the days leading up to the final showdown similar to the way a dh race would be run...

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Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/11/2019 9:57 PM

I wonder how much the frame it is attached to affects the performance of this fork. While I very much believe your experience with the fork another credible review was less than thrilled with their experience. Did you run a spacer under the head tube to keep the geometry from going too far out of whack??

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Added a comment to jack.gilbert724's bike check 1/10/2019 7:51 PM

How’s the clearance on the down tube with the shock reservoir? Going to switch the suspenders on my slash but have anecdotally heard that clearance can be an issue, unless they changed the downtube on the ‘18 frames. Solid bike.

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Liked a comment on the item 2019 Trek Slash 9.9 DHX2 Coil 1/10/2019 7:49 PM

Now that looks like a god damn mans bike

Added a comment about feature Slow Motion Action of The Message Front Linkage Suspension System 1/10/2019 7:44 PM

While I understand the engineering behind it I struggle with it. It strikes me as a solution to an invented problem. If linkage driven suspension really is worlds better why aren’t linkage forks being run on works motocross bikes or moto-trials bikes etc. I know everyone hates the motor sports references when it comes to anything bike related but there has to be a reason these teams with their giant R&D budgets and cost is no object mentality (not to mention access to some of the worlds foremost engineers, no disrespect to Mr. Weagle) haven’t adopted this technology. There were a few companies in the 80s running them and they have completely vanished. I also get and respect that we’re comparing apples to oranges here but it seems geometry is geometry and rider position is rider position A better performing fork would appeal in either genre. Granted I’ve never ridden it, and will likely never get a chance to as I’m not friends with @the_owl with his limitless budget for bicycle related regalia. I would gladly bounce it down the trail for a lap or two though.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/8/2019 8:06 PM

Still beating that drum huh bud?

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Liked a comment on the item Josh Bryceland Officially on Cannondale, Hints at DH Racing - Exclusive Interview 1/8/2019 7:02 PM

I'm most stoked on the aluminum promotion by the riders-- I think MTB trending towards super-expensive over the past 5 years has kinda tweaked and hurt new riders coming into it. So, I love that they are promoting bikes that average people can...more

Added a comment about press release YT Launches New Range for 2019 1/8/2019 6:59 PM

Vital Capra 29 review? Please...

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Added a comment to Christiaan_van der Laan's bike check 1/8/2019 2:31 PM

Would be curious to ride one of these pinion gearbox belt drive wonder bikes.

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Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/8/2019 8:18 AM

Me. I downvoted. Not jealous, since I have a better looking version of this bike. You just... can't combine 3 different "goldish" colors and call it coordinated, much less with a *barely* coordinated sage/flouro green. All in jest though - dude has a vision, for sure.

Liked a comment on the item Flashback - Superco Silencer Prototype DH Bike 1/7/2019 9:35 PM

WHHHYYYYYY ARE YOU DOING THIS TOO US VITAL... WHYY!!!!!!!!!!

the cruelty is unbearable. It still so choice

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad V4 1/7/2019 9:30 PM

Steel is real, but not an option on a Nomad. So I'd take alloy over carbon ANY day!

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad V4 1/7/2019 9:30 PM

Looks better than the carbon version to me.

Added a comment about feature Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/7/2019 5:46 PM

Green color matched everything and plus tires? #kill-list

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Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/7/2019 5:45 PM

But carbon wheels, matching graphics, and a 10k price tag make you fast bro. Get with the times!