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I used zip-strip, was pretty brutal. I'd recommend sanding the paint down as thin as possible before using the stripper, or getting it media blasted by a good paint shop. I sanded the aluminum lightly with 120 then 220 and finished with the scotch brite once I had the paint off.

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Liked a comment on the item GT Fury - Season Refresh 5/27/2017 8:14 AM

wow it looks great with the brushed aluminum! ;D

Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/26/2017 9:30 PM

Keep 'em coming, we'll keep 'em flowing. There's some serious effort put in pieces like this one.

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Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 4:17 PM

glad to hear everyone is pumped on the article. don't hesitate to share it!

Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 12:42 PM

Pinkbike coverage was weak, came to VitalMTB, was not disappointed.

Added a comment about feature You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 10:10 AM
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Once again, vital destroying with the coverage and info.....

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Liked a comment on the item Lost Bikes Prototype LP29 DH Machine 5/22/2017 10:25 PM

Cool bikes, but those welds...

Added a comment to kulugmoy's bike check 5/17/2017 2:49 PM
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Chromoly not Ti. Pretty bike otherwise though.

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You guys are on point with race coverage this year, god damn. Keep it up!

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/18/2017 1:29 PM

If you're running shimano, you can dial it in by turning the clutch tension down to where you like. Have less tension pulling on the suspension, but still keep the cage from being too floppy.

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/18/2017 1:26 PM

Got a customer running 24/50 eagle 1x on a fatbike at the moment. Thing is fricken crazy. She's doing it as a rehab mechanism for an Achilles injury.

Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 4:18 PM
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Curious to see your thoughts on the Firebird. Was a good bike, but didn't feel like it fell into that true 170mm category when I rode it. Felt more like a long travel trail bike to me personally. The Recluse on the other hand....

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Liked a comment on the item See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 4:16 PM

Poor Niner, never any love. The 2017 Rip 9 RDO is a trail shredding badass.....just sayin : )

Added a comment to Roots_rider's bike check 1/24/2017 9:10 AM
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I got it pretty dialed. I had to run a 1mm extra spacer behind the guide to clear the frame, then I just used a couple 1mm thick plastic 30mm spacers between the drive arm and he BB. Run flawless all season and is so minimal that the spacing isn't a big deal. Highly recommend the MRP though

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 9:08 PM
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Agreed on their sizing. Have gotten much better since they came out with 2.4s and such. Measurement is from a Rekon+ that is set up tubeless, been sitting on the shop floor at 20-30psi for close to a month now. Had it sitting next to a Mojo 3 with 2.8 schwalbe nics. The difference surprised me, so pulled out the calipers and started comparing. I could see them getting a bit bigger after riding but not that much. On the bike it doesn't look like a true "plus" tire. More like a higher volume 2.5 on a wide rim. Wtb etc...

*nothing against their tires, always liked how they ride. Mixing it up lately though

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Liked a comment on the item What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 9:06 PM

With regards to actual tire sizes, I've measured a lot of them and am curious about your Maxxis 2.8 measurement.
On 40mm inner width rims, after at least 24 hours of stretching, and measured at 20 psi with an inner tube, I measured 2.70" and 2.67" on two different Maxxis 27.5 x 2.8 tires. They have a...more

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already exists with T47