Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/15/2017 3:37 PM
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Would love to upgrade my 2016 Meta to this one sometime, absolutely love the feel of these bikes. Great review Vital. Two things worth noting for folks that are interested in the bike. First, I have noticed the heel clearance is much less of an issue if you do a little bit of hamstring stretching. Tight hamstrings cause you to flare your toes out to compensate for the lack of mobility, making the heel rub issue worse. Obviously this seems like something Commencal should address, but don't let it be too much a deterrent if you are interested in the bike. Second, you can actually tighten the inner linkage bolts (at least on the 2016 version) without taking the wheel off. You just need to have a set of long-handled allen keys instead of a multi tool. It is still a bit awkward but it is doable.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/28/2017 10:16 AM

For some it may seem too technical, but I appreciate the suspension kinematics at the beginning of the review. It gives knowledgeable readers important information, well at least on paper. Also it sets Vital apart from the other magazines by providing a more detailed...more

Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Greg Callaghan, Ticknock Trails, Dublin, Ireland 1/27/2017 8:02 AM
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Dear Hope,

Please make more videos with Craig Evans. His riding is dang fun to watch. Thank you.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Transition Patrol 1 1/31/2015 8:04 PM

I've been wanting to get my hands on one of these. But now that Yt is going to be shipping stateside the Capra is looking like the better choice.

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/23/2015 1:19 PM
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Ok seriously, how are manufacturers still spec'ing bikes with long stems and narrow bars?! Almost every review I have read in the past four-ish years has stated something to the effect of: "we switched out the bar and stem immediately because they did not suit the bikes capability". How have so few companies--especially companies like Trek that have factory DH and Enduro teams--been unable to figure out that people want 50mm stems and 780-ish bars? It seems ridiculous, especially when the manufacturer obviously knows how to make a bike that can be ridden aggressively. Numbers like the 65 degree head angle and the 645mm effective top tube indicate that. In fact, those numbers are on the aggressive end of the aggressive trail/Enduro market. It just seems careless to put parts on your bike, made by your subsidiary (Bontrager), that you know full well do not suit that bike.

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/10/2014 4:21 PM
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Liked a comment on the item 20 Days in California with the Wallner Brothers and Marcus Hansson 2/25/2014 4:35 PM

Wow..kids are mad because some Swedes showed them the fast way down their local trails..

I only saw one "skid" in the whole vid..when its dry and you're pinned the rear end breaks free..carry some momentum and try it sometime..

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Added a comment about video 20 Days in California with the Wallner Brothers and Marcus Hansson 2/25/2014 9:27 AM
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Man, this got out of hand! Doing skids and kicking up a bit of dust and then laughing about it is just part of riding bikes. Skidding a few times for a video because your goofing off and have been stuck in the freakin' arctic isn't going to ruin the trails for ever and always.

Sick scrubs on the wagon wheels too!

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Added a comment about video Jank Bike Shred Fest 2/23/2012 11:58 AM
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Totally awesome

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Added a comment about video 17 Questions: Kenny Smith 12/18/2011 10:31 PM
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Hell yeah for building Lazer Fade, ridden that 1000s of times!

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