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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
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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.

Liked a comment on the item New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 9/16/2019 8:01 AM

Actually the deeper insertion means that the saddle can drop about 5mm lower on the V3 than the V2 small for same dropper length.

Liked a comment on the item New Bikes from Banshee! Introducing the All-New Titan 29 and Rune V3 9/16/2019 5:15 AM

Ouch, the geo hasn't changed much if you size down. This shock location offers superior performance... (Trust me I would not have released it if it didn't!) in a stronger package with lower center of gravity, there really is no area where the performance does...more

Liked a comment on the item C3PO 9/15/2019 10:25 AM

dropper mudguard: -1000 points

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - U.S. Open of Mountain Biking at Snow Summit - Day 1 9/15/2019 4:40 AM

I can feel the dust getting into my nose from here...I definitely don't envy Cali's trail conditions

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Added reply in a thread 2020 Mountain Bike Team Rumors 9/8/2019 12:59 AM

During Tahnee's race run, Warner mentioned that Transition might not be the brand that FMD goes with next year...

Liked a comment on the item BIG ROCKS & BACKFLIPS! Vital RAW, Snowshoe World Cup Downhill 9/6/2019 10:43 AM

Gee doing his track commentary whilst not trying to die over a rock chasm that would definitely be the highlight of my life if I ever made it . Next level..

Added a comment about video VIDEO PIT BITS - Snowshoe World Cup Downhill 9/6/2019 12:17 AM

It's easier to look at photos at work than it is to watch videos at work wink

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Liked a comment on the item Cannondale's DH Bike Prototype 9/5/2019 11:04 AM

If i had that bike, i would only run it with the two shock configuration. Just because it's so cool.

Liked a comment on the item VIDEO PIT BITS - Snowshoe World Cup Downhill 9/5/2019 1:41 AM

Large bearing axle loads the link bearings, and is internally threaded. BB threads into bearing axle. Devinci Wilson is similar, as are some other models. Technically not URT because the bb stays fixed. The link pivots around the bearing axle/bb.