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Reply to Helmet vs bar mount headlights? 10/26/2014 10:50 AM

Hey Dave. I've found that helmet mount is the best way to go. Your bars are surprisingly rarely pointed where you're looking. The ideal is one on the helmet, one on the bars. Perhaps look into Magic Shine lights. They're much more affordable, and you could likely ... more »

Reply to 2010 Salsa Big Mama 29er Trail / XC Bike - Great Entry Level MTB 10/20/2014 10:39 PM

Here's the geometry chart. Size 16". Click the image to see a bigger version.

Reply to Best aggressive all mountain frame 10/17/2014 10:10 AM

Wee, the Vital Product Guide contains reviews of dozens of aggressive AM bikes. Take a look here for some more options: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/all_mountain?scope=by_vital_rating

Reply to Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 9:23 PM

Leornard Zinn reached out to some of the big brands earlier this year. You can read the article here. The responses are below: From Contour: All of our mounts for helmets are secured with double-sided adhesive tape. The mounts themselves are of plastic construction. Whilst ... more »

Reply to Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 8:31 PM

Apparently there's more to this than simply a French journalist. There is/was a full blown investigation surrounding the camera: Investigators believe that they may have found a reason for the seriousness of the crash. They think that his helmet camera ... more »

Reply to Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/14/2014 1:55 PM

We've heard some interesting rumors about a Whistler World Cup. Course to be built on the steeper, rarely used Creekside portion of the hill. We'll see if it comes to fruition. Unsure if it'd be associated with Crankworx or not.

Reply to Diamondback's New Sync'r 10/7/2014 1:24 PM

Regardless of the brand, a hardtail will not qualify as a true DH bike. Sure, you can bounce down the hill on one, but it's far from a proper DH experience and capability of having ~200mm of travel front and rear. I'd call the Sync'R an aggressive hardtail. ... more »

Reply to Dual piston brakes on a downhill rig? 9/6/2014 9:17 AM

Hope brakes are well known for their stopping power. I'd say you should give them a shot.

Reply to Few shots from Snow Summit 8/13/2014 11:29 PM

Let's see some shots of you on your new ride, ML512!

Reply to Goggles 8/13/2014 11:28 PM

Typically snow goggles will use a dual lens system. Moto and mtb goggles are identical, and use just one lens.

Reply to SUICIDE NO HANDER HELP 8/1/2014 3:50 AM

Solid advice from the woo. PINCH THAT SEAT! Good luck on a Wednesday though. Could be tough! Haha. I'd also suggest starting with one handers if you haven't already, just to get used to the feeling of letting go of the bars and finding your grip again ... more »

Reply to Start of the Downhill Family.... 7/30/2014 11:10 AM

It sounds like you've built up some solid base skills. Stepping up to a true DH bike will enable you to really get after it. The transition from hardtail to DH bike will blow your mind (in a good way).

Reply to Prototype 2015 Specialized Demo? 7/29/2014 11:03 AM

Geometry and more available here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-Radical-New-2015-Specialized-S-Works-Demo-Carbon,271

Reply to Specialized Enduro 650B vs. Devinci Spartan 7/25/2014 12:04 AM

More photos of the Spartan Carbon: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-2014-Enduro-World-Series-Colorado-Freeride-Festival,7729/Damien-Otons-Prototype-Devinci-Spartan-Carbon,79401/sspomer,2

Reply to Downhill Beginner - Help please!! 7/23/2014 2:22 PM

Hey Josh, here's a good primer about the bikes used for DH: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/downhill?guide=1 You might also consider a "park" or freeride bike since you're just getting into it: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/freeride?guide=1 ... more »

Reply to DIY Carbon bike repair 7/21/2014 2:25 PM

Seems legit.

Reply to Best Colorado Bike Parks 7/15/2014 2:15 PM

WP is fun, yes, but it lacks the full-on raw terrain of some other Colorado destinations. Many find that a trail/AM/Enduro bike is plenty for Winter Park, and that a DH rig is overkill. Depends on what you're looking for in a bike park I suppose.

Reply to Best Colorado Bike Parks 7/15/2014 2:13 PM

That says it all really.

Reply to New bike help pls 7/9/2014 11:58 AM

Of those listed on the link you posted, I've ridden and approve of the GT Force X, Kona Process 153, Specialized Enduro 29 Comp, and Cannondale Jekyll for the type of riding you've described. The Kona Process is probably the burlier of the bunch and ... more »

Reply to buy a product 7/2/2014 9:48 PM

The various Alex Rims importers are listed here: http://www.alexrims.com/distributor.asp?cat=1