Added a comment about press release Giant Releases Their Own Suspension Fork 10/23/2019 10:31 AM

It's not for anyone on this site. It's for entry-low mid level bikes. They just want to control more of the manufacturing process and not rely on other brands as much.

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Added a comment about press release Giant Releases Their Own Suspension Fork 10/23/2019 10:28 AM

They invest in their own suspension because why pay someone else when you can make it on your own? This improves their margin/bottom line and they can control more of the manufacturing process improving their delivered quality.

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Added a comment about photo Tools You Want and Need and Want 10/20/2019 2:28 AM

I can't figure out which tag line is more ridiculous

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Liked a comment on the item Next Level Bike Geometry: An Interview with Chris Porter 10/19/2019 4:16 AM

To start I'm not sure Chris is arguing his theories and ideas are 100% right for every single kind of bike rider. Reading between the lines, you seem like someone who might be just as happy on a downsized single pivot or some kind of aggressive hard tail. Put...more

Added a comment about feature Discover the All-New Shimano SLX and XT 12-Speed Drivetrains, Brakes and More 9/19/2019 10:14 AM

The new XTR hubs aren't dead silent though- that technology never got released. I've heard they are quieter than most, but the "Scylence" technology does not exist in real life.

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Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 12:51 PM

While this is fine from a standpoint of duty (and I'm sure that Kant is incredibly proud that moral duty has entered the conversation), it's not what Vital wants to have happen. Vital wants traffic to their site, not people purposely avoiding their site because of spoilers or a sense of duty to one's self.

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Liked a comment on the item Discover the All-New Shimano SLX and XT 12-Speed Drivetrains, Brakes and More 9/18/2019 10:55 AM

Shimano still wants to keep their Freeza rotors strictly to centerlock hubs only. This is an interesting decision considering most of the rotors sold out there get attached to 6-bolt hubs.

The best aftermarket hubs out there seem to also shun the centerlock...more

Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/18/2019 10:34 AM

But that would mean a pretty huge revenue loss for the team though since (apparently) Öhlins doesn't pay teams to use their products. Teams that officially run SRAM are required to run Rock Shox, so you wouldn't any of these teams do this because they ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 10:29 AM

It wouldn't be that difficult to make the headline read "race results here," Instead of "Bob Bitchin' wins the race," would it? I mean, that way, the various editors of the news outlets can continue to make the world a better place for Peter. And the rest of us would be clicking the link anyway.

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:27 AM

Interesting,Pinkbike actually did the same thing and now they don't post who won on their front page.If I haven't seen the race I definitely don't go to Vital because of this very reason.Never got to where I thought my opinion mattered so much I thought they should change what they do for just...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:20 AM

Which is exactly what I used to do, but now RedBull post "See Loic's Winning Run" when you go on their website looking for the replay. As far as I know you can't record the live feed, so how the hell do you avoid it?
It seems Pinkbike have listened regarding spoilers, so it seems the only way now is to...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:19 AM

The article wasn't really about shaming Peter, but more to trigger this (important) discussion. As we can see already here in the comments, people are in two camps about this topic, and will likely stay in their chosen camp regardless.

I agree, watching the race unspoiled was AWESOME. It was so good,...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:18 AM

Yes, because we as a society have agreed that reading the book is worth more than just finding out how it ends and tend not to spoil it for each other. Especially so for highly anticipated releases.

It was absolutely awesome watching the last DH World Cup round, the suspense, the twist...finding out...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:18 AM

Okay, this can't be even more click-bait-y, but I'll bite...

First of all, to get one thing out of the way - Peter is an ass. End of story. No discussion needed.

Now onto the real issue:
This has nothing to do with entitlement and everything to do with spoilers.
Yes, that simple. You might be a News...more

Added a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:17 AM

Honestly, I love that Vital now doesn't spoil race results in the title. I honestly would avoid the website in the past because of it. To me, this isn't an "either or" discussion- there doesn't need to be a media blackout over the race results OR full disclosure in the title. Simply leaving out the winner's name from the title & image and announcing "2019 So&So World Cup Final Results" should hopefully work for everyone. I don't think the SuperBowl analogy is accurate because that event is so widespread and popular that the results of it cannot be contained- a headline will not spoil it. But in the case of a downhill world cup race, a headline will spoil it for a lot of people. Simply because a headline can spoil it, it makes sense to leave the winner's name out of the title and I'm glad you have gone down this route. I love Vital, love what you guys do, and always stoked on the content y'all put out. Love and kisses, -nerdy.

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Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:06 AM

does anyone expect the results of the superbowl to be withheld by espn, nbc, pbs, hbo, nytimes, drudge report, pennysaver and the appalachian gazette until everyone watches the game? fwiw, we don't spoil WC race results in titles or even the subtitles (text that social media picks up and could spoil)....more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:06 AM

Whether your opinion is right or wrong, there are a fair number of your readers who agree with Peter. We just don't act like dicks about it...

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:06 AM

I'm super confused because everybody in this post has a valid viewpoint. The "See Bruni's winning run" was the worst though. I should think Vital, etc would NOT put the winners name in thr title because it would force the reader to have to CLICK the article... and take the BAIT to find out who won? So...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:05 AM

THIS ARTICLE SUCKS! J/K, but I do agree with "Peter" with the exception of the click bait stuff. This sport is different than most in the sense that most people who are fans, actually actively participate in the sport. I don't want to devote my day to watching an event inside. I'd rather actually go...more

Liked a comment on the item Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:04 AM

I’m in the don’t post the results in the headlines camp. I avoid Vital from race morning until I’ve gotten to watch the race, which could be days later, and visit PB instead. That way I can keep enjoying all the other bike related stuff but not have the race semi ruined for me.