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7/14/2021 7:24 AM

remember 20 years ago when MTBR vs $eth vs a13x made ridemonkey go off?

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7/14/2021 7:25 AM

I'm hoping this becomes a good thing for Vital. Vital has always had better content but maybe not the budget to be at all the races/events viewers care about. I generally go to pinkbike when there is no coverage of something I'm interested in here.

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7/14/2021 7:27 AM

Where did Outside get all this cash to be hoovering up all these platforms? Yeesch.

Support independent media. Cranked magazine, Misspent Summers and Adventure Journal are pretty great. And of course turn off your ad blocker for Vital.

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7/14/2021 7:31 AM

Ahab wrote:

Where did Outside get all this cash to be hoovering up all these platforms? Yeesch.

Support independent media. Cranked ...more

Venture capitalists: https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/223887-25#overview

This is the guy running it: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robinthurston/

Background in finance and tech.

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7/14/2021 7:31 AM

Smell that, Gordo? That's opportunity....or the dumpster fire that the Pinkbike comments section is turning into at the moment.

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MRP - VP of Business Dev.

7/14/2021 7:34 AM

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7/14/2021 7:37 AM

Sspomer,

As being on both Vital and PB quite a bit. the thing that makes me hate PB more as the years pass if the pissing matches that occur in every single comment section of an article, and the lack of that at Vital makes me like this site more and more.

PB was posting some articles about riding in Idaho. Not a moment too soon the commenters were complaining about trump country/pickups/white supremacists that don't exist and every single thing they could think of that had absolutely nothing to do with anything. PB could post a picture of a dog and somebody would get into the inner complexities of the underground railroad of animal shelters and shame somebody else for either not having enough dogs or polluting the air by owning a dog.

I hope Vital does blow up, and I especially hope the politics do not.

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7/14/2021 7:37 AM

krka73 wrote:

This is the reason I signed up here today.

Same here. Ive been reading vital for years but just now signed up for an account
Hello y'all !!

I dont have high hopes for PB. Just look at what happened to Bike. They got bought, changed to Beta MTB and now almost all content is behind a paywall

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7/14/2021 7:43 AM

thoughts on banning all new vital signups for 1 year? w00t (kidding, but welcome to vital)

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7/14/2021 7:45 AM

Ahab wrote:

Where did Outside get all this cash to be hoovering up all these platforms? Yeesch.

Support independent media. Cranked ...more

They were reformed a few years ago to become the corporate conglomerate of outdoor publications. They’ve been buying anything up with value. They bought pink bike for Trailforks as much or more so than the editorial side. Seems a major focus is in apps whether they be health, navigation, or sport training related.

I’m glad for hradek. I’m sure the payout was pretty damn spectacular. He undoubtedly started something really cool and deserves a bonus now he’s ready. But pinkbike has been trying too hard for years and this is just going to make things worse. Mtb doesn’t need reality shows, a media sponsored privateer team, an update to homepage every hr, or to be pushing cross platforming.

Thanks to vital for pushing quality over quantity and pushing values over clickbait. Vital still has hanging on raceweekend or on the trails vibes which pinkbike sadly lost some time ago. Hope spoomer atleast gets a nice car out of it when it’s retirement time 😂.

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7/14/2021 7:45 AM

Brian_Peterson wrote:

So, does this mean anything worth reading will now involve a subscription?

I am sure a huge portion of their content will remain free (ya know, all the user generated content and paidvertorial bike launches/reviews), but the stuff that their staff creates will probably be pay. Comment sections in Vital are about to start blowing up!

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7/14/2021 7:53 AM

Bets on the word count of the post Jeff Brines is no doubt crafting right now?

Imma go with 23,790.

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MRP - VP of Business Dev.

7/14/2021 7:55 AM

Ahab wrote:

Where did Outside get all this cash to be hoovering up all these platforms? Yeesch.

Support independent media. Cranked ...more

bulletbass man wrote:

They were reformed a few years ago to become the corporate conglomerate of outdoor publications. They’ve been buying anything ...more

Spomer gets a car???? What about us gnomes at the coal face???? I have to work in two different time zones halfway across the globe and you want to give GORDO the wheels??? w00t w00t w00t

Just kidding. He likes the Toyota Yaris BTW. sick

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7/14/2021 7:57 AM

HOT DAMN LOOK AT THAT POST COUNT! legendary marzo number. I have to stop posting now, sorry.

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oh no, wait....what just happened

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7/14/2021 8:27 AM

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MRP - VP of Business Dev.

7/14/2021 8:30 AM

do not pass go, do not collect $200...

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7/14/2021 8:35 AM

Maybe it's just as little offtopic but... I recently saw a instastorie on Valli Holl Instagram where she posted a German passport. What benefits can a Austrian athlete get from an German passport?

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7/14/2021 8:53 AM

Please Gordo, please. Don't let Vital become another Pinkbike. If it becomes a shit show like that my future here is uncertain.

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7/14/2021 9:03 AM

Well the Pinkbike acquisition will certainly make lurking here a bit more interesting. Time to play "Spot the same username" game...

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Ride Free or Die

7/14/2021 9:05 AM

NoahColorado wrote:

Bets on the word count of the post Jeff Brines is no doubt crafting right now?

Imma go with 23,790.

Funniest thing I have read today!

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7/14/2021 9:10 AM

sspomer wrote:

LOL. official post.

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by Beta MTB (@betamtb)

Vital comments about to get innundated with old pinkbike users.

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7/14/2021 9:18 AM

Big Bird wrote:

Please Gordo, please. Don't let Vital become another Pinkbike. If it becomes a shit show like that my future here is ...more

it won't.

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7/14/2021 9:19 AM

NoahColorado wrote:

Bets on the word count of the post Jeff Brines is no doubt crafting right now?

Imma go with 23,790.

ironically, The Inside Line that went live today addresses brines' word count : )
https://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Mountain-Biking-and-Head-Injuries-The-Inside-Line-Podcast,3148

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7/14/2021 9:20 AM

Vital IG count is 548k. 600K by Monday.

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7/14/2021 9:50 AM

Big Bird wrote:

Please Gordo, please. Don't let Vital become another Pinkbike. If it becomes a shit show like that my future here is ...more

Crossing my fingers too!

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7/14/2021 9:51 AM

Big Bird wrote:

Please Gordo, please. Don't let Vital become another Pinkbike. If it becomes a shit show like that my future here is ...more

mntnmrtn wrote:

Crossing my fingers too!

internal discussion about making new users coming from PB have to pay to be on vital. should we do it? (again, kidding, but welcome to vital)

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7/14/2021 9:55 AM

gonna be a wild couple of days until everyone forgets and goes back to life as normal LOL
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7/14/2021 9:58 AM

Hi, cool comments section. Where do I stash my beer? Anyone bring pretzels or nuts?

Cheers from a PB refugee.

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7/14/2021 10:01 AM

Outside. Stay the F away from Vital, freehub, and enduro mag. If they come after vital they’re gonna get jumped.

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7/14/2021 10:01 AM

Texicans wrote:

Hi, cool comments section. Where do I stash my beer? Anyone bring pretzels or nuts?

Cheers from a PB refugee.

as a new PB-converted sign-up, your card will be charged shortly and uber-eats will deliver popcorn within the hour

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