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Liked a comment on the item Love in the Time of COVID-19? An All-New Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 Texts You Late Night 9/18/2020 10:50 PM

$8500 and 5 star value? I know, I know, top of the line components. Just shows how subjective everything really is. 5 star value, to me, has to be reserved for the bikes that offer race worthy performance around $3K (or less). Suggesting otherwise just shows how deep we...more

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/6/2020 1:09 AM

Great review and bike. I will never understand the demand and hype behind carbon rims. Yes I am sure some are better than others, but the amount of cracked rims I have seen the field from just about every brand is insane.

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the Not-So-Secret 2021 Trek Slash (and love it) 9/4/2020 2:54 PM

Not the only reviewer to have a rim failed...clearly these rims are not up to the task

https://enduro-mtb.com/en/new-trek-slash-2021-review/

Liked a comment on the item The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/13/2020 2:20 PM

Disagree on all points. 38's still creak, and nothing compares to the stiffness of a dual crown fork for big holes, steep terrain, and heavy braking. If you're in a bike park there's no need for 12 speeds, and the longer chain and derailleur cage are much more likely to make...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:18 PM

Wow....truly sad and caving into PC pressure. Nothing about using 'Tribe' is insulting or demeaning. It's a group of people with common bond, in this case Yeti bike culture. Textbook definition = "a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:16 PM

Hello Yahmon,

I'm not "clearly" speaking to you. I'm replying to the myriad of comments such as yours. You can find them on facebook, Twitter, Instagram (actually, scratch that, Yeti disabled comments on the post) and PinkBike.

First I'll push back on the idea the word tribe is...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:13 PM

Wow. Yes, this will get downvoted but I find freedom to use this language more important than popularity. Counter culture is no longer "counter". Its the culture now.

People with values like mine, ones that point to pragmatism, and trying to note how impossible (and dangerous) a...more

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:11 PM

I'm offended that someone is offended by something that doesn't offend me, and I'm not a ROBOT who's easily offended.

Liked a comment on the item Yeti Cycles Abandons Use of Tribe in Marketing 7/15/2020 11:11 PM

Wow, kudos for finding a way to fit the words oppression, privilege, freedom and vindication all within three short paragraphs. In all seriousness, this is the wokest thing written on Vital maybe ever.

Yeti changing a name changes NOTHING for Native Americans. Go ahead, call any...more

Liked a bike check Santacruz V10 Barcelona Edition 6/22/2020 1:29 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Do You Lose Air When Removing the Shock Pump? 5/25/2020 1:02 PM

He says that most gauges aren't zero loss, not that most pumps aren't zero loss. But either way, the whole idea of air loss just doesn't add up.
Think of it this way. When you attach a shock pump, you thread it on a ways and it forms a seal (i.e. pump still reads zero, but...more

Liked a comment on the item Third Time’s a Charm: RockShox Reverb (C1) Dropper Post 5/16/2020 7:31 AM

I had a C1 170 for awhile. I concur with much of what you said. I've owned most of the brands on the market and it was very smooth and consistent. Probably the best-feeling post I've had; not notchy or slow. However, I had to use that external bleed procedure ALOT....more

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:07 AM

Regardless, they aren't in business to lose money. Make what the current market demands and you'll stay in business. Make what the loud minority wants and you'll be out of business.

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:07 AM

Could always slide that saddle backward. shocked

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:06 AM

Not many brands realise how much of a problem bovine friction can be for serious rider.

Liked a comment on the item Privateer's New $3,075 Complete Bike 5/2/2020 10:05 AM

It can really inhibit riders speed moooving down the trail

Liked a comment on the item Should You Buy This Bike in 2020? 4/25/2020 12:50 PM

You have a fair point; if you are looking for more progressive suspension kinematics with similar geometry you can absolutely find that elsewhere. However, there are a few things that should be considered before suggesting the rear suspension truly has "shortcomings" or...more

Liked a comment on the item Neutron Components Releases Handlebar Stored Tool System 4/14/2020 11:26 PM

I dare either one of you to notice the weight while riding.

Liked a comment on the item Dialed: FOX Explains the New VVC in 2021 Suspension 4/9/2020 12:09 AM

I'd skip the video and instead just add more hand gestures and pointing to your current explanation.

Liked a comment on the item 2021 FOX Suspension Lineup Unveiled 4/7/2020 11:13 PM

I was triggered by your initial question. The entire reason recent Fox CSU's creak is because in 2015 when they released the new 36 they made the crown 10mm lower at the steerer tube to minimize ATC height for the new taller 27.5 and 29" forks. The old 26" 36 forks had a super-tall bombproof crown, and...more