I am going to be building up a new Spartan carbon frame and have been trying to figure out what cranks to run. I've been looking at the RF turbine, new shimano XT (m8000), Sram X1, or used XTR (previous gen M980). All of these cranks run about the same ... more »
Added reply in a thread Cranks for a new build 3/29/2016 11:27 AM
Definitely single ring up front, how much does the chainline effect shifting, and chain retention?
Added reply in a thread Cranks for a new build 3/28/2016 8:08 PM
Which shimano would you choose, used XTR or new XT?
Liked a comment on the item Vital RAW - Luke Strobel on the Evil Wreckoning 3/21/2016 4:25 PM
Fuck Donald Trump...Strobel for president.
Liked a comment on the item The Audi Commercial with Gwin 3/1/2016 5:17 PM
so you're saying i have to buy a YT and an Audi now?
Added reply in a thread Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 7:54 PM
Isn't there a new helmet from Bell/Giro that has a external shell that is design to slide away during twisting impacts like this?
Added a comment to uphillsg's bike check 12/19/2015 3:45 PM
This is sick! Any photos of the build process for the frame?
This setup has 13 comments.
Added a comment about press release Telemetry For Everybody - Introducing SussMyBike 10/30/2015 12:13 PM
Added a comment about press release Telemetry For Everybody - Introducing SussMyBike 10/30/2015 5:44 AM
Added a comment about feature 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/26/2015 5:57 PM
Added a comment about product review Trek Fuel EX 9 Review ... Swing and a miss 1/26/2015 2:06 PM
Added reply in a thread Do you use climbing-specific suspension features like lock-out? 1/13/2015 9:19 AM
I will if its a long climb, really like the climb switch on my DB-inline, and I tend to keep the rear shock on my other bike in trail mode most of the time, unless there is a long fire road climb or non-technical climb
Added a comment about video 2014 MOUNTAIN BIKE OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/23/2014 1:48 PM
I've ridden one of the first Alloy ones earlier this year, and my local shop has a carbon demo ready to be built up. The alloy version was a bit on the heavy side, and a bit sluggish on the climbs. Climbing was fine, and had tons of traction but acceleration was a bit slow. On the downhills the bike felt like a mini downhill bike, almost scary fast. I think the alloy version would be awesome for a gradual climb, like up a fire road (like what youd see all over the PNW), and then a long descend. Around my local trails it was a bit of a pig, since they are short uphills and short downhills. I'm hoping that the shedded weight of the carbon version will alloy it to perform a little better.
I just noticed the bike is finally on the review page, and ill do the full write up tonight, with pics and such.
Members who like this comment
- 31909 klopp http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/31909/avatar/c50_104_1243_Copy_1406479688.jpg?1406479634 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/klopp,31909/all 07/27/14
- 109 bturman http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/109/avatar/c50_twitter3_1382472127.jpg?1382471385 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/bturman,109/all 08/01/09 1154 92 5810 1055 249 1084 2056 122 40
- 16765 Rdot84 http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/16765/avatar/c50_hm427590.jpg?1348268853 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Rdot84,16765/all 06/30/12 5 14 1
This video has 14 comments.
Added reply in a thread Front Chainring Size for 1x10 on 27.5" 11/11/2014 1:20 PM
im in austin 34/32 is pretty typical around here, but from what i understand we've got more hills than you in Dallas.
Added a comment to AntonHsu's bike check 9/8/2014 12:30 PM
no chainguide... bold
This setup has 10 comments.
Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 7/3/2014 10:41 AM
I've ridden the RC, it handles descending amazing, and climbs ok for how much the stock weight is. I've been waiting for the bike to pop up on the products section so I can do a full review. Ya along the lines that Roots_rider said, the Spartan is almost scary fast.
This setup has 9 comments.
Liked a comment on the item Orange Releases 2015 Alpine 160 Frameset and Complete Bikes 7/3/2014 10:27 AM
Orange needs a new US distributor
Liked a comment on the item First Look: Trek's RE:aktiv Damper and the 2015 Fuel EX 27.5, Remedy 29 and Lush 27.5 6/30/2014 7:11 AM
A 148mm rear hub spacing? Why oh why wouldn't a 150mm rear hub spacing work? Were those annoying, extra 2mm just too heavy?
Added a comment about slideshow First Look: Trek's RE:aktiv Damper and the 2015 Fuel EX 27.5, Remedy 29 and Lush 27.5 6/30/2014 7:08 AM
I thought the same thing when i was reading... hurray! another standard....
This slideshow has 4 comments.
Added a comment to m4rmot's bike check 6/23/2014 8:05 AM
what type of 3D printer did you use? Looks like its pretty fine layer resolution
This setup has 8 comments.