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10/14/2021 2:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2021 2:21 PM

It’s been a slice boys , just seen Kyle Carlson is leaving vital and the sites been sold , we all know how ride BMX went when it sold , it’s been a good run

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10/14/2021 2:52 PM

New terms of use incoming.... Vital now legally owns all property posted in our Bike Checks.

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I get big airs off small things

10/14/2021 3:00 PM

crispyoldcraig wrote:

New terms of use incoming.... Vital now legally owns all property posted in our Bike Checks.

I'll be ready if they try to take it....

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10/14/2021 4:32 PM

RIP to the last good BMX Forum

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10/14/2021 5:55 PM

welp, guess I'd better save any photos/videos I have on here that I've lost on my computer over the years. If it's someone looking to profit on the site, I can see them being completely out of touch with things and deciding no one uses forums anymore, completely revamping the website, and killing it entirely



If that's the case, let's start our own new forum... With blackjack, and hookers

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10/14/2021 7:56 PM

sundaybmxRR wrote:

welp, guess I'd better save any photos/videos I have on here that I've lost on my computer over the years. If it's someone ...more

Not a bad idea. In all seriousness, It would be cool if we all pitched in and started a whole new site. They simply paid whatever the yearly was. I belonged to another, game related forum and we all pitched in I think it was very year. It came out to peanuts with all of us pitching in.

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10/14/2021 7:58 PM

Damn that sucks. Hope the new owners do good with it. Ideally, leaving it exactly the way it is.

If not, it’s been a good ride. Met a lot of cool people and learned a ton about bmx. Tons of good convos. Read many good articles and watched many good videos. Keep it real y’all

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10/14/2021 8:19 PM

Just make a vital Facebook group and call it a day

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It’s all bmx

10/14/2021 8:31 PM

Just saw Kyle's post. A real bummer, but I completely respect his decision, he's done loads for the community.

Just a thought that popped into mind now:

I know some were opposed back then regarding our Discord server, which I helped manage but ended up leaving. But Discord recently had a full reconstruction and is now very user-friendly for group and community activity. I'd say I'm pretty well-versed in using it and setting up servers and details within them, and am totally willing and happy to get a fresh one going for at least those who wanna keep in touch in a forum-style place, more or less. Our current one was setup kinda wonky and unorganized with random people from random places not even on Vital forums.

Just a thought. Cuz if worst comes to worst and the forum goes down, I'd hate to see our little community vanish with it. I guess we'll see with time.

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

10/15/2021 1:43 AM

KrookedBMX.org

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Don’t put 25.4 bars in a 22.2 stem.

10/15/2021 9:28 AM

readybmxer wrote:

Just saw Kyle's post. A real bummer, but I completely respect his decision, he's done loads for the community.

Just a thought ...more

Honestly yes that would be sweet.

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10/15/2021 9:46 AM

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

Honestly yes that would be sweet.

Once we learn more about the future I’ll be down to set one up!

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

10/15/2021 11:07 AM

adamnmexican wrote:

Just make a vital Facebook group and call it a day

Honestly, I think the only bad thing about this would be people being able to get an insight to out miserable personal lives. The forum aspect would be gone. But it could be a way of us all staying in touch if this forum dies. We could still have monthly posts about which are the best grips

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10/15/2021 11:14 AM

predictable. I made a post about how vital has been quite shit for a while and people gave me hate for it. Now this is happening, no surprise. It'd be a shame if the forum dies, but it's not like it couldn't have been prevented.

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10/15/2021 11:39 AM

Wheres Kyles original post? Anyone have a link

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10/15/2021 12:08 PM

Time for Kyle to start interviewing rappers and do porn

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10/15/2021 12:19 PM

Spongeworthy wrote:

KrookedBMX.org

Shakedsmom.org/asm



A vital facebook group would be the worst solution. Facebook is already a shithole, not to mention thecomeup has/had one and despite them having an amazing forum back in the day, it instantly turned into a “rate my bike 1-10 no hate please” since it was more readily available. Seriously, does anyone else remember that? My friend and I trolled it and got banned so maybe it changed but there were like 20 of those posts a day

I’ve never used discord but it sounds like that could be the better solution.

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10/15/2021 12:28 PM

surrealsickness wrote:

Wheres Kyles original post? Anyone have a link

Just Search Kyle Carlson on Instagram , you know like a Google search

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10/15/2021 1:39 PM

surrealsickness wrote:

Wheres Kyles original post? Anyone have a link

eskimojay wrote:

Just Search Kyle Carlson on Instagram , you know like a Google search

Fuck you. So u have a link or u just gonna try and be a funny little whiny bitch about it?

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10/15/2021 1:58 PM

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10/15/2021 2:00 PM

Crazy how in a few weeks every 40 year old on here will have to be racist in real life instead of behind a screen

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13 years old

10/15/2021 3:04 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

Just make a vital Facebook group and call it a day

oh god no, fb forums have no structure at all and are terrible to navigate, fuck i hate facebook

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wallride a bus everyday

10/15/2021 3:05 PM

is pinkbike or bmxmueseum forums any good?
bikeguide is down.
is bmx-forum down?
is bmxboard down?

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wallride a bus everyday

10/15/2021 4:56 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

Just make a vital Facebook group and call it a day

buttmeate wrote:

oh god no, fb forums have no structure at all and are terrible to navigate, fuck i hate facebook

I haven't had a Facebook account since 2016. Please no.

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I get big airs off small things

10/15/2021 6:06 PM

surrealsickness wrote:

Wheres Kyles original post? Anyone have a link

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10/15/2021 7:34 PM

buttmeate wrote:

is pinkbike or bmxmueseum forums any good?
bikeguide is down.
is bmx-forum down?
is bmxboard down?

Pink bike was recently sold as well and people left that site in droves

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10/15/2021 7:37 PM

Asked over on VitalMTB to see if VitalMTB and VitalMX had been sold as well, this is what I was told
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10/15/2021 7:39 PM

So essentially what I got from that is that vitalbmx has very low profit and they weren’t making enough enough to justify keeping it.

Really love this forum and hope the new owner(s) do well with it.

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10/15/2021 9:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/15/2021 9:31 PM

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

So essentially what I got from that is that vitalbmx has very low profit and they weren’t making enough enough to justify ...more

Vital mtb , and vital Mx , that’s what your forgetting , it’s an umbrella , just like transworld was

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10/16/2021 10:29 AM

readybmxer wrote:

Just saw Kyle's post. A real bummer, but I completely respect his decision, he's done loads for the community.

Just a thought ...more

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

Honestly yes that would be sweet.

readybmxer wrote:

Once we learn more about the future I’ll be down to set one up!

I'm very much down for migrating to Discord, especially if there is a buy/sell channel. We couldn't recreate every function of Vital, such as being a BMX parts encyclopedia for the rest of the internet. But we could have bike checks and all the usual forum channels, plus live chats/streams. Going live would be helpful for anyone needing quick but comprehensive advice from other users, especially when we need to see video of the issue. Or anyone wanting to stream their riding sessions. Could be great, but it would never fully be what Vital is/was.

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I get big airs off small things