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Reply to Salsa and Rose Bike..Heve heard about them?? 8/18/2014 6:24 PM

Salsa is an American company that's been around for years and Rose is a European company that has fielded a World Cup team. I like the Salsa.

New thread Canuk Sweep! 8/16/2014 10:31 PM

it must have been a good party up in Whistler, 'cause the powers that be here haven't posted the Joyride results. I just got done watching the replay. Canadian sweep led by Semenuk with his record third win.

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Reply to Goggles 8/14/2014 6:52 AM

Addidas eyewear at least used to make some great dual lens goggles meant for MTB. They had amazing anti fog properties.

Reply to Few shots from Snow Summit 8/12/2014 8:29 AM

I dig the first one and the last one.

Reply to Fox 40 VS Marzocchi 888 8/10/2014 10:18 AM

Marzocchi is the definition of plush.

Reply to World Cup in the USA? 8/4/2014 6:38 PM

Welcome Nick. For future use, BOOSH should always be capitalized.

Reply to How to FIX Boxxer compression damper 8/2/2014 6:35 PM

You should be good. I'm pretty sure they went to bigger scansions in 2010. I'm stuck with an '09 but it's good so far. Rock Shox has great instructions online. They even out out a video that's somewhere here on Vital. Or have your local bike shop do ... more »

Reply to How to FIX Boxxer compression damper 8/2/2014 9:29 AM

New damper time. If you've got a newer Boxxer, you can upgrade to the new Charger damper.

Reply to World Cup in the USA? 8/2/2014 9:27 AM

The Telluride World Cup was awesome too. 2002 I think?

Reply to Would You Ride It? 7/30/2014 4:36 PM


Reply to Start of the Downhill Family.... 7/29/2014 9:05 AM

Welcome to the family Mike. I'm gonna say to stick with a 26 inch bike. Given your experience on 20's, any added roughness is gonna disappear under the suspension, and the 26's will be stronger for a beginner to bash on. You'll also be able to find way ... more »

Reply to Specialized Enduro 650B vs. Devinci Spartan 7/17/2014 3:56 PM

Like His Dudeness said, I'd hold off and go to Canada with your current bike. That way you could actually try them both on at the local Canadian bike shop. And the price may well be lower without our steep tariffs.

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 7/17/2014 11:11 AM

Well shit. What a kick in the nuts. It turns out that the crash wash't the cause. After MRIs and MRAs, the neurologist says I either had a small stroke or I've got MS. Spinal Tap soon to really find out. I do still plan on wearing a neck brace if I ever ... more »

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 4:16 PM

BeezKneez. Great idea about encouraging the racers themselves to help marshal courses. Great idea Mr. P. on setting up the buddy system. Maverickdh005, what you said. Twice. I was tempted to correct some of your spelling errors, but they just add to ... more »

Reply to Whistle Blower 7/8/2014 8:47 AM

As far as I know, course marshals are always WAGs BAHs or LRPs (Local Retired People.) and are not hired for the event. A lunch and a t-shirt aren't always enough to inspire a day of standing in the sun blowing a whistle. Perhaps making the request for ... more »

Reply to 2010 Boxxer Compression 7/6/2014 8:37 AM

Check out this even better option. http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/RockShox-Tech-Pills-BoXXer-Charger-Damper-Upgrade-kit,26276/jasonvelocity,91

Reply to dave wegle and ohlins colabreation 7/6/2014 8:33 AM

I'm for it. With Ohlins' lawyers, he might be able to hold on to one of his designs.

Reply to 2010 Boxxer Compression 7/5/2014 8:06 AM

Yes, you should really have compression damping adjustment. It may have broken as set by him and rides well for him, but you are the one who has to ride it now. But don't fret. A cartridge should be available from Rock Shox and their forks are much easier ... more »

Reply to Overpriced MTB products? 7/3/2014 9:28 AM

Neck braces. Though I understand that it's in large part due to liability insurance.

Reply to Maybe a neck brace? 7/1/2014 5:30 PM

How about this one? We could go full storm trooper. http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Neck-Braces,94/Evs-Sports/EVS-RC-Evolution-Race-Collar-System,4288#product-specs