Added reply in a thread Vital Sucks More Than Ever 1/31/2022 6:18 AM

Work computer with no adblocker so I get to enjoy all of them. There are tons that are for non-BMX stuff entirely. In some cases, half the page is an ad.

Added reply in a thread Why do new movies suck so much? 1/31/2022 6:16 AM

ONE OF US ONE OF US ONE OF US But seriously, it is either a crappy remake with too much CGI, a movie with too much CGI, or just a crappy movie. Most suck these days. There are too few original ideas anymore.

Added reply in a thread Paypal questions 1/31/2022 6:14 AM

I will say that I hope this isn't a thinly-veiled attempt to learn how to scam with Paypal...Because the "Friends and Family" thing used to dodge fees should not be used to buy things unless you know for a fact you won't get hosed. The extra money on ... more »

Started new thread Vital Sucks More Than Ever 1/31/2022 5:58 AM

Hey folks. Been nearly a month since I was on last. Nothing on the front page has changed, only a handful of threads popping up. It's pretty clear that the new owners just wanted to toss a ton of ads up to try to get revenue from accidental clicks etc ... more »

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Added reply in a thread How to tell if someone at a skatepark is a VolksWagen Weiner? 1/6/2022 8:02 AM

So is Vital basically turning into a bunch of Buzzfeed clickbait threads or what?

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 1/5/2022 7:30 AM

I do understand your point. You are arguing that carbon is carbon is carbon with zero regard to the specific fibers used, layup used, epoxy or even curing process, let alone the specific brake pads for carbon rims that have been mentioned many times. ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 1/3/2022 5:43 AM

Incoming novel: But i didn't miss the point. You said "THIS WILL HAPPEN" with zero regard to it being a counterfeit, and poorly made wheel. You are using a counterfeit item that failed as a reason to dismiss a material as a whole because the material ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Fibre U-Brake - Any Interest? 1/3/2022 4:49 AM

Bummer that happend! To be fair, carbon has come a LONG way since then.

Added reply in a thread Carbon Fibre U-Brake - Any Interest? 1/3/2022 4:47 AM

I recall a thread popping up every few years about carbon fiber showing up in BMX and lots of people saying "Yea, maybe like spacers and that's it" and here we are on the cusp of a person making some small bits on his own, and brands are making rims ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 12/29/2021 1:01 PM

I never said anything about using whatever brake you want on any of my posts? I legit stated they make special pads for carbon rims and that heat is the biggest concern with carbon rims aside from junk in the rims themselves. My last post was debunking ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 12/29/2021 7:10 AM

^^ The above is a ROAD BIKE RIM AND TIRE and was part of this article about counterfeit Mavic Carbon wheels and depicts a counterfeit wheel that failed so it is misleading to use to claim that carbon rims and rim brakes will automatically fail..IT WAS A COUNTERFEIT WHEEL. As in, did not get made by the company, did not have the same structural ... more »

Added reply in a thread The Race Bike Dilemma 12/29/2021 6:38 AM

Honestly if you just want something to get around, a beater MTB/Road bike is best. If you want something to ride like a BMX, a BMX will do a solid job, not necessarily a race bike. They can be fast etc and are light, but unless you sink a lot into it, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Riding motivation 12/27/2021 4:40 AM

I ride solo 90% of the time, or with my two sons (7 and 3) from time to time. Occasionally I session with a buddy, but I moved 25 miles up the road and sessions aren't as easy as they used to be as far as grab the bike n go. Takes around half an hour ... more »

Added reply in a thread Merry BMX-Mas!...FREE $100 Albe's BMX Gift Card 12/27/2021 4:33 AM

Added reply in a thread BMX and COVID Restrictions 12/27/2021 4:31 AM

Part of the sand VS nothing where you are is population. Venice Beach has over 40K people, but is part of LA, which is knocking on 4 million people and countless people travel there. If you are actually in Missoula, MT, your city has around 73K people, ... more »

Added reply in a thread What is your best BMX Hack/Mod? Update 02/04/2022 12/27/2021 4:12 AM

I would suggest making it a full washer that is peg size in diameter-with that little crescent part on it too. Then you can more easily remove it for tube/tire change needs. I did something similar back in the day, worked well because my wheel was tight ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 12/20/2021 1:46 PM

Unless you are out in rain/snow/dust storms frequently, or blasting through puddles and snow etc, you wouldn't find much on the pads every "30 minutes". Even just taking a rim brake MTB and alloy rims, I've cleaned brake pads ONCE since I got the brakes ... more »

Added reply in a thread the amazing 1440!!!! 12/20/2021 1:41 PM

I imagine this site will die out, or is slowly being converted on the back end and they will drop the "new vital" which will be a division of another BMX news thing, but it won't be any good. Not that it was to begin with, but it will get worse.

Added reply in a thread S&M company for sale 12/20/2021 1:36 PM

Exactly. With so many things being mailorder, it would be pretty simple to set up shop and build up a brand=especially if it was only a few person operation. I could see brands like S&M staying for a lot of reasons-the employees would either lose ... more »

Added reply in a thread Carbon Rims With Brakes.... 12/14/2021 10:32 AM

There are special pads for the road and tri side of bikes. They are a different material that create less heat. The heat is what will cause issue the fastest. That and if there is any junk on your pads, it will grind into the rims. I've also seen carbon ... more »