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Added a comment about product review Tested: Spank Spike 350 Vibrocore Wheels 11/14/2018 4:32 PM

What does the bonging sound mean? I don't understand

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Added a comment about press release Introducing the World's Lightest 80mm Dropper - BikeYoke Divine SL 10/21/2018 4:33 AM

There is an alternative- ks. Neff absalon etc use them

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedal Shoes 7/27/2018 2:50 PM
Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - Enduro World Series, La Thuile Day 1 of 2 7/21/2018 7:32 PM

I also meant to add you can't really tell how hard it is in the vid

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Added a comment about video VITAL RAW - Enduro World Series, La Thuile Day 1 of 2 7/21/2018 7:14 PM

I know I'll get downvoted to the bottom for saying this but it made for boring viewing.

It must be hard as hell based on the calibre of rider and how they're struggling. It mostly looks like a local gravity race here is Australia.

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Added a comment about feature Leogang World Cup DH Post-Race Interviews 6/10/2018 4:03 PM

Blenki was incredible

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Added a comment about feature Leogang World Cup DH Post-Race Interviews 6/10/2018 3:53 PM

Love these interviews thanks!

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Sam Blenkinsop and Tahnee Seagrave Win Rotorua DH 3/25/2018 12:13 PM

More coverage of crankworx (especially the dh) would be great

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Added a comment to Ezkaton's bike check 1/10/2018 5:35 PM

Braap!

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Added a comment about video Vital MTB's Bike of the Year - 2017 Shreddy Awards 12/30/2017 11:49 AM

But how is that more balls?

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Added a comment about video Vital MTB's Bike of the Year - 2017 Shreddy Awards 12/30/2017 3:20 AM

Looks like a sweet bike. I don't think they really put their neck out geometry wise though - several other brands are way ahead. Or are you referring just to the fork offset change?

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Added a comment about video Downhill Bikes in Slow Motion - Crankworx Les Gets 6/18/2017 2:55 AM

It really was. Blenky at the end, and Lucas were awesome

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Leogang World Cup DH Race 2017 6/11/2017 4:13 PM

Two chain snaps, what is it with this course? Hart did well for tenth with no chain

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Added a comment about video Crashing is part of the Game 5/20/2017 4:45 AM

wrong video sorry guys!

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Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 3:28 PM

I'm not sure ews has actually taken much of a bite out of it? By comparison I can really see ews is participant driven (for the rider), but its not even close to dh in terms of glitz/glamour/ personalities/ attractiveness/ coverage etc etc etc. If you want to run a test look at ews athletes social media popularity compared to dh athletes - its not even in the same ballpark! Coverage is important. I don't know anyone that's stopped following the world cup events since the ews started, and many of the don't follow ews at all. Lots of them only race enduro events.

Personally for me having a good dh bike and team means I pay attention to the brand ad have trust you can make a bike that is competitive and durable. Marketing has worked on me! If I was to think about what I think about something like rocky mountain, I don't believe any of their bikes are cutting edge enough for me to get a performance advantage (not saying its true, just assessing my feelings). But spesh, mondraker, yt, canyon, trek, Kona, commencal, polygon - I feel they know how to make bikes that genuinely perform well. Again, just my feelings.

Once last addition from me is that I think the dh bike is the only MTb made without compromise, and that part of why it influences me so much. Handling and control are everything. As soon as you have to go up and down you have to compromise something....although not according to the marketing spiel out there lol.

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