Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 11:40 PM

i understand all of what you're saying and agree with the changing landscape. since you're new here (at least based on your sign-up date), dig into our past reviews. there are times when, despite being wined and dined at camps, products don't come away with glowing...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 11:39 PM

the first sentence of the article says "trek invited us to mammoth." i feel that's pretty transparent. like grambo mentioned, they hosted us. this is a long-time practice in any industry unveiling a new product for editorial consideration. additionally trek is NOT a current...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 11:31 AM

Thanks for sharing Vital. I don't own an e-bike and don't really plan on owning one in the near future, but I would love a day out at Mammoth tooling around on one this capable. I'll have to plan in a demo/rental day on my next trip up there.

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:53 AM

Interesting article and clearly touches on some big issues facing both mountain bikers, but also web content creators.

First, there clearly are potential issues with E-bikes and traditional bikes sharing trails. The trickiest area is bidirectional singletrack, especially when...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:53 AM

Sigh. Here we go again. Bring on the ignorant hate.

Added a comment about feature 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:28 AM
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I love it.... no problem with using a chairlift to get up Mammoth, but as soon as people want to use e-bikes on e-bike approved trails people lose their goddamned minds. Nothing like people telling other people how they should be able to enjoy their own mountain bike experience on land where it is ok to do so. Way to embrace personal freedom everyone. Well done.

Also, when arguing against this point, please try not to use slippery slope fallacies, missing the point fallacies, and false cause fallacies because that's all anti-ebike people seem to use.

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Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:06 AM

@casman No disrespect but I actually don't think you are. You are thinking about a current circumstance in your own area and you are not considering that there a trails right around the world where there are no issues for riding ebikes and these will increase participation,...more

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:05 AM

If you read the article it clearly states that ebikes are allowed on the trails. So your argument is invalid.
Anyway, enough troll feeding. Good luck in your black and white world.

Liked a comment on the item 14mph Uphill! Vital's First Ride on the New 2019 Trek Powerfly LT 7/20/2018 9:05 AM

Dude, get over it already. Why should riding bikes off road be so exclusive? The way you do it isn't the only way it can be done

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS - Jerome Clementz's Cannondale Jekyll 7/19/2018 11:32 PM

spoken like a true roadie

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No longer an official sponsor

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Liked a comment on the item FINAL RESULTS: Andorra World Cup Downhill 7/14/2018 8:54 AM

Oh man. This slideshow is gonna be DOPE.

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Burgtec. They switched to them from Enve a bit ago.

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Added a comment about photo Syndicate on Prototype Maxxis Tires 7/14/2018 12:31 AM
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I used to run them on my Santa Cruz Bullit and they weighed roughly 46 pounds each. The negative effects on rotational weight with those were absurdly high. Bombproof? Yes. Efficient for racing? Definitely not.

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So last week they up'ed from 200 to 220, and this week they are on 230s?? I hope that brake line isn't as close to the rotor in real life as it looks in that pic

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Liked a comment on the item BEST VITAL RAW OF THE YEAR - Andorra World Cup DH Day 1 7/12/2018 11:56 PM

Holy shit. Could watch this on repeat all night. The speed they are taking through the corners in the open is incredible. Also loved watching all the top dudes trying to shut it down before the bridge at the bottom, must be so effin gnarly down there.
Going to be a...more

Liked a comment on the item Vee Tire Company, Eurobike 2018 7/11/2018 5:38 AM

Pedal heressy.

Added a comment about feature Trickstuff's New Direttissima Brakes at Eurobike 7/11/2018 12:02 AM
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There's a lot of machining going on with these brakes, which is why the cost is so high. It's nice having really light DH parts, but let's be real here. Make a version with a bit less machining (but still a nice finish of course) and get the price down a bit. It would really help and the brake wouldn't suffer in terms of look or weight.

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