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Added a comment about feature Breaking the Rules | An Interview with Max Commencal 7/12/2017 6:51 AM
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But he said it self-assuredly that there is not a problem. Surely you must be wrong.

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Liked a comment on the item Claudio's Course Preview from Leogang with Marcelo Gutierrez 6/9/2017 6:57 PM

Track looks fine. They knew Leogang was on the schedule since last year- maybe instead of complaining the riders should practice pedaling hard?

Added a comment about photo Cody Kelly's SB5.5c and Richie Rude's SB6c 5/27/2017 10:17 AM
Cody Kelly's SB5.5c and Richie Rude's SB6c

ramped cut makes that almost a highroller II with minion side knobs. something we've all probably wished for from time to time

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 10, Elayna Caldwell, Brand Director of MTB at SRAM 5/10/2017 8:11 PM
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Would be interesting to hear if she thought there were brands who do benefit from the "lifestyle" marketing in EWS about riders "just having fun". Totally agree that it can be annoying, even from a fan standpoint, i just always figured that was a deliberate brand strategy rather than something the riders were driving

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Liked a comment on the item What's the World Champ Think? Danny Hart on 29ers in DH Racing 5/5/2017 11:48 PM

i keep hearing this argument, but are they really straightening out the tracks? aside from leogang which could never replace schladming, what track on the WC circuit doesn't reward cornering skill? i know MSA had the controversial section last year, but that...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/5/2017 7:26 AM

Nobody with any power here actually cares about the sanctity of racing. They care about the show. Shows need drama... and here you go.

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/5/2017 7:24 AM

That's the worst point that keeps cropping up. The exact same thing happens whenever a new innovation or improvement hits the circuit - carbon frames and components, somebody develops a glue-like tyre compound, somebody develops a super controlled damper (that smooths out terrain just...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/5/2017 7:14 AM

I think part of the reason for all the frustration about wheel size and standards evolution is due to the past 20+ years of stagnation, followed by rapid progression. The bike I started riding on in 198? Was not different from my last hard tail which was in 2000. Then in 2000ish I got a...more

Liked a comment on the item Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/5/2017 7:13 AM

Food for thought, Greg C always seems to crush tight, twisty, awkward EWS aboard a 29" steed. The old school "29" bikes can't corner in tight stuff" belief is sort of a theory from yesteryear being perpetuated forward IMO.

Bikes are already long and slack as hell. That, more than...more

Added a comment about feature Nico Vouilloz and Fabien Barel Discuss 29ers in DH 5/2/2017 8:02 AM
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agreed, but I also think these guys were pretty candid about not being concerned with the "fairness" of new tech but rather the potential for the industry to self-destruct through too many options. it's the same argument for the tire width restrictions in CX- not that a wider selection of tires isn't beneficial, but that the small teams simply can't afford to have all the options glued up at once, so regulation is necessary to create a level playing field. I'm not particularly passionate either way, but do think there's got to be a balance between showcasing R&D while also creating a level playing field.

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Liked a comment on the item Lourdes World Cup: 2017 Track Preview 4/26/2017 9:31 PM

1st WC coverage of the year from Vital, and already killin' it.

Added a comment about feature Steve Peat's Santa Cruz 5010cc Trail Bike 4/4/2017 9:32 PM
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I like to think i'm too rowdy for an Ardent on the back. Obviously not the case.

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Added a comment about video QUIZZED - USA vs. AUSTRALIA - Intense Factory Racing 3/23/2017 11:27 AM

So much golden content this week how am i supposed to get any work done?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/21/2017 7:40 AM
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Do the S1 soles mark up floors if you wear them indoors?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: KS Lev Ci Dropper Post 3/15/2017 2:35 PM
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For real, 25-26lbs with 850g tires and a non-piggyback shock maybe?

Though i think honestly $1/gram is kind of the going rate. Carbon wheels won't get you anywhere close to that. Handlebars or cranksets possibly.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 3/9/2017 10:59 AM

Enjoyed all of these podcasts. Great stories.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 3/9/2017 10:59 AM

Another awesome episode, thanks!