Liked a bike check 2019 Yt Capra Cf pro race 4/14/2019 4:32 PM
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Added a comment about product review Vital Rides Niner's First 27.5 Bike: The Reinvented RIP 9 RDO V3 2/7/2019 3:53 PM

Thanks for reviewing the 27.5 version! Nice to see a review on the version of a bike I'm actually personally interested in, same goes for the 27.5 dh bikes.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides Niner's First 27.5 Bike: The Reinvented RIP 9 RDO V3 2/7/2019 3:51 PM

I’m actually super pumped to see a company release a 27.5 bike in this day and age!

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Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 2:36 PM

I've been a dirty cheat and didn't even know it! I guess I'll be stripped of all my second-to-last places hahaha

Added reply in a thread EWS Doping Thread Disappearance 11/27/2018 1:44 PM

My 2 cents in this, I'm inclined to believe negligence for two reasons: It turns out I've been 'doping' since 2017 too - from the photos of Jared's supps on here it turns out the PES Alphamine Advanced I take to get a sweat on at the gym has Higenamine ... more »

Updated bike check YT Capra 27 CF Pro Race 11/4/2018 12:46 PM
Updated bike check YT Capra 27 CF Pro Race 11/4/2018 12:46 PM
Added a comment about feature Aaron Gwin Discusses Racing His New 29er DH Bike 8/22/2018 8:15 PM

Eddie almost won EWS Rotorua on a 27.5 bike had it not been for a bizarre mechanical issue, so I don't think he's a great example. Fact is no one's results have actually increased over their expected results - guys like Luca Shaw moving onto Syndicate are expected to do well already, Jack Moir was already onto good results on the M16 last year before getting on the M29. Fact is Gwin on 27.5 and Minnaar on 29 are where they always have been, Bruni and Brosnan are still winning, and guys like Greenland and MacDonald are on bumper years on 27.5. While fairly new in DH, 29" has been a viable option in EWS almost since the start, yet the top 20 are still 27.5. For a change that Commencal reported was '7 seconds faster' there is still no evidence 29" wheels is an advantage at the highest level of the sport.

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Liked a comment on the item WINNING BIKE: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/13/2018 6:59 PM

And I thought 27.5 was dead and slow...
So confused.
Marketing! Please tell me what to think!

Added a comment to Road_runner1111's bike check 7/2/2018 3:32 PM

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Added a comment to nickb01's bike check 3/6/2018 1:17 PM

Different bikes for different riders really, I don't like the way 29ers pedal up hills as they lack acceleration and have more rolling weight, and find them more cumbersome for my riding style. I'm a strong pedaler, and our trails range from XC to rough and aggressive DH, so for me a Capra is the perfect fit across the range. It sounds like your trails and riding may be different, so the SB5.5 might very well be a better bike for your needs. I will say that the new Capra, despite having 180mm travel on my variant, is a better sprinter and carries better speed on the flats than the old design, likely due to having better mid-stroke support.

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Added a comment to nickb01's bike check 3/4/2018 7:19 PM

Having spent the weekend riding/racing on it, I can say the following: It's around the same on the climbs (which is a good thing), but much stronger on the downs, and accelerates better on the pedals. Not quite as 'poppy' yet easier to throw around, overall more confident of a bike. I got a personal record on every stage I rode, and was headed to my best race result ever before accidentally missing a stage. With more time it'll only be faster and easier to ride.

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Updated bike check YT Capra CF Pro Race 2/27/2018 2:47 PM
Added bike check YT Capra 27 CF Pro Race 2/27/2018 2:02 PM
Added reply in a thread Current Enduro Bikes, One bike to rule them all, or all hype? 1/25/2018 7:18 PM

I've been running my 170mm Capra as my DH bike and trail bike for the last year (totally time owned 2.5 years), and raced everything from local XC to proper full on DH on it with as much success as my skill level will allow. A dedicated bike in either ... more »

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