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Added a comment about video New Bikes, Tools and Riding Gear - Interbike Day 3 - The Crazy & The Cool 9/22/2018 7:25 AM

I feel the same. I keep thinking that the bikes have gotten so good bike co's should start focusing on economy and durability. Instead they keep adding cogs and complexity.

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Liked a comment on the item New Bikes, Tools and Riding Gear - Interbike Day 3 - The Crazy & The Cool 9/22/2018 7:24 AM

We've reached critical mass in mountain biking. Can we just stop here and go ride inexpensive, brilliantly designed and functional bikes in neutral colored clothing with a pair of $10 goggles?
No. More expensive is coming? More bells & whistles you...more

Added a comment about video Vital RAW REDUX - Best of 2017 World Cup Downhill 12/25/2017 11:40 PM

That was amazing! Thanks Vitalmtb. Merry Christmas!

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Added a comment about video Why Loic Bruni Won't Race his Prototype Specialized 29er at Fort William 6/1/2017 5:09 PM

I'm with Loic. Make the max wheel size 27.5 for UCI DH racing and stop making the tracks straight smooth jump lines.

I'm pulling for Gwin, Loic and anyone else on a 27.5 this weekend.

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Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/14/2016 7:30 AM

He's the godfather of RAW.

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Danny Hart and Rachel Atherton Fastest in Worlds Timed Training 9/10/2016 12:59 PM

GWINNING, hope he takes it home tomorrow

Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - World Champs Gnar from Val di Sole 9/8/2016 11:00 PM

Clorox. #troysnewsponsor

Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM/Truvativ DH Kit and Steve Smith Signed Jersey - Vital OTB Andorra 9/2/2016 11:08 AM

Aaron Gwin 4:10.889
Rachel Atherton 4:56.792

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Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Bronson C S 3/3/2016 10:16 PM

As the name suggests, the Pike RC SoloAir on all SCB builds does in fact have externally adjustable (R)ebound and low-speed (C)ompression. It lacks the 3-position mode selector that you get on the RCT3, but you can still tune the overall firmness with the low-speed knob. I'm...more

Liked a comment on the item 2016 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Bronson C S 3/3/2016 10:16 PM

There you go again Vital, testing a bike us "non dentist" types might also be able to afford... Love VitalMtb testing/reviews. Just seem "real". Like your not swayed by who's patent is on the linkage, which brand is on the downtube or what bike company happens to be trendy at the...more

Liked a comment on the item Checking Out Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 2/17/2016 9:06 AM

carbon bars are too breaky

Liked a comment on the item Checking Out Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 2/17/2016 9:04 AM

Funny how Gee gets so much grief. Winners are focused and often very serious. This guy puts so much work in and sacrifices a great deal out of his daily life to chase tenths a of seconds only to get crappy commentary from Internet aficionados. Kind of a bummer,...more

Added a comment about video Checking Out Gee Atherton's Trek Session 9.9 2/17/2016 9:04 AM

I agree. Winning at that top level is hard and the ones who take it seriously, sometimes unjustifiably catch grief for it (Gee, Gwin, Lopes...).

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Added reply in a thread Are we getting fleeced? 2/11/2016 8:05 PM

I've wondered about what kind of margins or money companies like Santa Cruz make. I worked at a shop for a while and the margin there was very small, if any (i'm sure that varies shop to shop). In the end, as long as these bike transactions are free ... more »

Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Turner RFX v4.0 GX 2/10/2016 7:55 AM

Don't quote me on this, but I think the taller stack height of the RFX reduces the reach a little. So basically the reach on this bike isn't quite as short as it appears. I'm not saying if the stack on it were to be dropped the reach would be the same as the new bronson, but it would move it a little closer. Maybe someone smarter can give us the ratio that explains this effect: for ever 10mm of taller head tube at a given angle will decrease reach by X.

Good luck with your bike search. I'd put the Turner on my short list if I were in the market.

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Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 2/1/2016 9:58 AM

Why would you compare a rider's team announcement to a news of a rider's passing?

Added reply in a thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 2/1/2016 9:53 AM

Wouldn't it be very easy to enact a policy of a detail inspection of all the winner's bikes? Just have officials there at the finish line to grab the bike as the rider gets off it and take it in for inspection. The swapping of bikes in CX may mean that ... more »

Added reply in a thread 2016 Racing Rumours 1/28/2016 10:18 AM

I'm pretty sure that was a Porsche.

Added a comment about video Climbing Upper Waterfall at South Mountain - Vital MTB Test Sessions ONE LAP 1/24/2016 5:51 PM

National trail is one of the few trails I actually enjoyed climbing. So many fun challenging sections, up and down, on that trail.

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