Added a comment about member blog Digging for Galena - The Story of Texas Peak 2/24/2017 11:04 AM
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Absolutely incredible. High fives to all involved for the vision and execution that went into this awesome tale. Keep digging.

And damn, Aggy, what I would do to be able to rail a berm like you did at 7:30!

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 4 - Bryson Martin, Founder of DVO Suspension 2/24/2017 10:47 AM

That was a very good business lesson! In short, Suntour made a lot of Marzocchi Suspension without any issues, when some of designs changed & the engineers didn't do a good job teaching them how to assemble it properly the wheels began to fall of the...more

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 9:29 AM
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Thank you.

André's response: "The Center of Gravity (CG) height is 1.1m as I always do in my vids. This corresponds to an average rider height. I always try to use size medium or large frames. The size of the frame won't change anti-squat dramatically. The wheelbase influences anti-squat a bit (not much), but since bigger sizes also implies taller riders (higher CG) the end result will be close to identical. If this was not the case then manufacturers should make different rear linkages across all sizes which is not the majority of cases."

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 9:13 AM
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Unless your trails are tight and twisty, Mint is suggesting the XL for your height. Use a shorter stem if needed.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:44 AM
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Very carefully? Haha.

A metric shock complete with bearings in the upper mount could only help this ride (and every ride with high bushing rotation).

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:12 AM

Dylan and I both commented that this was one of the most comfortable bikes straight out the door. Why I felt that way when I'm a good hot dog length shorter than Ol' Gangly Moose is because of the way I like to ride. A generous cockpit and stays means a generous wheelbase...more

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Glad you enjoy it! André does great work, and it's interesting to see how our on trail experience correlates (or differs) with the kinematics. All ride impressions were recorded prior to knowing the results of the analysis.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:09 AM
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Good catch. We just updated Devinci's geo chart.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:09 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

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:06 AM

Excellent review. I bought the following based on vitals review last year. The Calling seems like a plusher version of the following. The following is a very capable bike. I ride everything from bike park to smooth, sharp berms,flowing trails. I definitely ride it beyond its...more

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:05 AM
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Unknown. We have yet to ride it.

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 2:33 PM

Good guess

Liked a comment on the item Just The Bangers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions Photo Gallery 2/23/2017 2:09 PM

You can tell by these photos that these reviews will be written up by people that seriously know how to ride. Can't wait.

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Cacti make for a pretty wicked background! Wicked lead-up to the unveiling!

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 1:38 PM

You guys have really stepped up your game on the reviews. The riding videos combined with specific rankings by climbing, descending etc are next level.

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 1:36 PM

Yup. Click the "read more" link below the photos.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 12:06 PM
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It's certainly possible that by dropping the sag point slightly it impacted pumping performance, although overall it improved the ride in Tucson's terrain. That said, back to back rides with comparable travel bikes like the Giant Trance Advanced and Yeti SB5c really solidified our opinions about The Calling's relative strengths and weaknesses.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 12:01 PM
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We have yet to spend time on the Wreckoning and have just two days of riding on the Insurgent with a non-stock build. Sounds like we've got some more riding to do!

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 10:35 AM

Based on this public patent application, Specialized is working on a new dropper post that automatically adjusts the angle of your saddle as it lowers. We all know a saddle is best when angled up slightly when it's lowered, just like a downhill bike.

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