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Liked a comment on the item The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/12/2020 6:59 AM

Most bike parks I've been to have included a lot of pedaling around villages and parking lots, traversing flat connector trails, or riding flattish fire roads to access "the good stuff." Gearing has rarely been a problem for me, but having to stand for ages to pedal or having to sit...more

Liked a comment on the item The Ultimate Park Bike? Vital's Yeti SB165 Project 8/12/2020 6:58 AM

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 bike check BALFA "LA GUÊPE" PROTOTYPE 2002 8/5/2020 2:19 AM
BALFA "LA GUÊPE" PROTOTYPE 2002
Liked a comment on the item Commencal Launches 27/29 Mullet Supreme 7/3/2020 12:06 AM

Those poor corners never had a chance

Liked a comment on the item Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 11:23 AM

The difference between Vital test members & PB testes is that most VitalMTB riders qualified for pro licenses. Trumpore, Howell, Wentz, Sven, Turman... So if a bike needs to be ridden hard to expose limitations or positives, I trust them far more than any other site

Liked a comment on the item 12-Speed for All - Shimano's All-New DEORE Drivetrain and Brakes 5/11/2020 5:48 AM

I don't think that offering a 12-speed upgrade path for people with older bikes was very high on the list of considerations when NX Eagle was designed. Helping bike brands hit an even lower OEM price point by enabling them to spec super cheap, non-XD-driver...more

Liked a comment on the item Specialized new enduro 2020 4/20/2020 11:41 PM

This bike spec confuses me.

Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/16/2020 8:59 AM

$65-ish is the price for a single tire, shipped.
If you buy 2/4/6 tires, there's a discount.
Whenever events open again, we'll be there with special pricing (and tacos).
We'll also have a frequent buyer/referral program & some other stuff, as well.

We ride. We know how annoying it is...more

Liked a comment on the item Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/16/2020 8:57 AM

$65-ish is the base price for a single tire.
Buy mutliples (2/4/6) for discount.
Buy at events for discount.
Frequent buyer/referral program
Plus more stuff/perks to be announced when we actually launch in a couple weeks.

YT sells for 35% discount over other brands by shaving margin from...more

Liked a comment on the item Sprindex on Schley's Fezzari 3/11/2020 4:51 AM

I believe it’s mostly to help you get a spring rate between offered rates; I.e. if fox offers a 400# and 450#, then this would give you a 425#. This also allows for tuning on days where you want more sag (loose over hardpack) or less sag (bomb...more

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/5/2020 8:53 AM

Really hoping there's a well thought out, screwed on fender option in the works, rather than sticking with zip ties like in the pic. I like the Syncros version, but it could still be better. Fingers crossed.

Liked a comment on the item Here it is, Canfield Bikes' All-New ONE.2 Downhill Bike 3/4/2020 12:23 AM

It may be clever but I personally think it's awful looking... it really ruins all the clean lines of the design

Liked a comment on the item TRP Presents John Hall’s Outside the Toolbox Episode 3: Shop Talk 2/19/2020 5:23 AM

That was about the most underwhelming thing I’ve ever seen.

Liked a comment on the item TRP Presents John Hall’s Outside the Toolbox Episode 3: Shop Talk 2/19/2020 5:23 AM

These always feel like previews for the real video. I'm sure John could talk for hours about setup and what not. Instead were left with a few sound bits and b-roll

Liked a comment on the item TRP Presents John Hall’s Outside the Toolbox Episode 3: Shop Talk 2/19/2020 5:23 AM

These should be 10 times longer! Please and thank you!

Liked a comment on the item INTENSE Factory Racing Announces 2020 UCI World Cup Downhill Series Team 2/9/2020 11:29 PM

Do they need to have them?

Added a comment about press release Handmade in Germany, Crossworx Cycles Presents the Dash 275 2/4/2020 12:34 AM
onenerdykid*

German-speaking companies typically have a difficult time writing marketing copy, coming up with names, etc. in English. I know, I work for one.

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Liked a comment on the item A New Kind of Evil - Bike Check with Graham Agassiz and Tom van Steenbergen 1/30/2020 11:31 PM

Please, please, pretty please let the new Evil bike be an actual downhill bike! I know the article said it is for enduro/park, but honestly they already have two of those that are up to date as far as I can tell. Evil needs a real DH bike with real DH geo and travel...more

Liked a comment on the item A New Kind of Evil - Bike Check with Graham Agassiz and Tom van Steenbergen 1/30/2020 11:30 PM

reading is hard. from article "and while an air shock is in these photos, he has an X-Fusion coil on another bike and will be swapping that over."