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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 9:55 AM
Liked a comment on the item SO ROUGH! Vital RAW, 2019 Val di Sole World Cup Downhill 8/1/2019 7:00 PM

They sound like cotton balls landing feathers compared to the 10 years ago

Added reply in a thread How Much Reach is Too Much Reach? 8/1/2019 3:40 PM

What? Reach is important because it can't be adjusted and it tells you how big the bike is when standing and descending (which always seems to 50% or more of the mileage that I do). Effective top tube can be greatly adjusted by sliding your seat forward ... more »

Added reply in a thread Discussion: Fork Damping vs Spring Rate 7/24/2019 8:23 AM

So much of this depends on the fork. I'm used to DVO forks which have the OTT (off the top) adjustment for that first bit of travel. This allows you to run a high spring rate with out sacrificing low speed compliance which greatly improves cornering ... more »

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/10/2019 8:43 AM

Fair point but in my experience wheelbase isn't something that creates a "good" or "bad" fitting bike. Its the byproduct of everything else. I could probably get away with 465mm reach, but why? I've felt a lot more comfortable somewhere in the 475-500mm range. Plus, I'm not that...more

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/9/2019 5:44 PM

Bike companies work hard to make sure there's at least one thing wrong with The Groundbreaking New Bike so they have something to change and hype when v.2 comes out 9 months later.

Liked a comment on the item A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/9/2019 5:44 PM

well specialized should pay that guy more money then, he's done a hell of a job with a number of bikes in their lineup.

Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 9:06 AM

Yes! Ordering mine now.


Damnit. Not available until August.

Liked a comment on the item Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 9:06 AM

Thanks for the props! Can't promise it's something we'll always be able to do, but we really felt like it was all the bike needed this time around and we were stoked that it was a fairly small change from an engineering standpoint - it was that extra little bit...more

Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Qualifying, Andorra World Cup DH 7/5/2019 8:04 AM

Nina Hoffman yes! And Johannes blue jeans. The privateers killing it!

Added a comment about press release Orbea Gives the Rallon More Travel and More Progressivity for 2020 7/5/2019 8:03 AM
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Really cool that they made an upgrade kit for only $299! Can't think of any other manufacturer doing that in the age of planned obsolescence.

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Added a comment about video SEE THE BRAND NEW WORLD CUP DH TRACK! Snowshoe, West Virginia POV with Neko and Dak 7/3/2019 6:33 PM

Yeah, it will look great on TV, big air and speed are what looks good on TV. Then again so did Danny Hart's winning run in 2011 and there were a lot of flat corners and off-camber. I do remember the OLN footage and agree it was pretty lame. Thanks for some how thinking I was young!

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Added a comment about video SEE THE BRAND NEW WORLD CUP DH TRACK! Snowshoe, West Virginia POV with Neko and Dak 7/3/2019 8:41 AM

Really? The first half is a bike park with more berms than A-line. The old NORBA track that Greg Minnaar won on years ago had crazy off camber rooted sections and was rougher. Looks really fun to ride but where is the classic West Virginia tech?

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Liked a comment on the item Can Data Acquisition Make You a Better Rider? We Work with Stendec's Dave Garland to Find Out 6/28/2019 12:38 PM

Best tech piece on Vital...ever?

Added a comment about press release Tioga Introduces the Edge 22 - A Front Tire With Double The Cornering Bite 6/24/2019 7:12 PM
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Tioga is still in business? Haven't heard that name since the 90s. Interesting concept.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS - Leogang World Cup Downhill and Winner Interviews 6/9/2019 2:54 PM
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Great interview with Tracey Hannah! I remember first meeting her at the Durango NCS when she was 16. She has come along way, great to see her on top.

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Liked a comment on the item VITAL RAW - Scrubs, Skids and Speed in Leogang 6/7/2019 6:24 PM

Oh. My. Word. That was the best RAW in awhile! I love watching those bikes get WORKED!

Liked a comment on the item VITAL RAW - Scrubs, Skids and Speed in Leogang 6/7/2019 6:24 PM

Best scrub I've seen. Period. Mitch ftw!

Liked a comment on the item PIT BITS: Spring National, Pro GRT at Mountain Creek 5/18/2019 7:01 AM

I don't see the Iron Sheik in any of those photos