Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/24/2017 11:05 PM

Nice! Did the shop help you set up your cockpit, suspension, find the right saddle height, fill you in on tire pressures and the like? Some of this will quickly translate from your moto days. Others will take some time to dial in. Kick off your search for the ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Inside Line Podcast - Brandon Sloan, Specialized Director of Bike 6/23/2017 7:37 AM

As a product manager working in a different industry, I definitely agree with Brandon that making a solid product on a tight budget is the hardest thing to do. Making all of the fancy bling is easy, but making kick-ass, low-end product is the biggest challenge there is.

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Hey DV8, thanks for tuning in! You can find all of the Inside Line podcasts on this tag page. In the future, just click the tag you're interested in below the feature for related content.

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Added a comment about product review 2016/2017 Scott Gambler 710 6/22/2017 3:59 PM
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Interesting note about the progressivity of this bike as the calculations do not show it being very linear. Were you running pretty deep sag?

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Added a comment about product review Deity Knuckleduster Grip: comfort and grip 6/22/2017 3:52 PM
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So long as they don't spin or flex, why view the single lock-on system as a negative?

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 6/21/2017 2:11 PM

Shimano and SRAM are at it again, each with their own way of moving the front chainring in an axial direction in order to improve the chainline on 1X drivetrains.

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Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/20/2017 7:58 AM

We're only familiar with the trails on Mount Lemmon, as they seemed to offer the best terrain for really testing bikes. Check this website for some recommended loops though. They also have a phone app that can be handy on the trail. https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8007022/tucson?search=1&type=area&method=dropdown&query=tucson ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/19/2017 6:55 PM

A t-shirt is all good! There are also some low key jerseys for sale on our deals page that may interest you: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/deals As far as gloves, it's up to you. Whatever is most comfortable. Seems like every plant/rock in Tucson is ... more »

Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/18/2017 10:39 PM

HECK YEAH buddy! Doing it proper for your first legit MTB. You'll dig the Remedy. That's a bike that works well for all abilities, imo, which isn't as common as you'd think. Read here for our thoughts on the bike(including possible improvements, etc). Here it is in action on Bugs

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Added reply in a thread Lost Newb 6/17/2017 8:51 AM

Jeff offers some good advice. Here's a link to the Test Sessions features he mentioned. We rode all of the bikes in Tucson on Mount Lemmon. http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/2017-Vital-MTB-Trail-Bike-Test-Sessions-Introduction,1540

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Added reply in a thread Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 6/17/2017 8:43 AM

Always pumped to see more of this. Keep up the good work!

Liked a comment on the item Following the Horsemen - A Journey Through Southern Africa's Forgotten Mountains 6/17/2017 8:41 AM

This is beautiful and the words at the beginning should be our motto forever forward "The Paths are how the Mountains Breath" god willing I to will ride here

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There are few roads in Lesotho. There are even fewer mountain bikers. Here the horse is supreme and the myriad horse trails that have been carved through its steep and rugged mountains are its lifeblood. Horsemen ply these trails, just as they have for generations, riding between villages that have remained unchanged over centuries. Amidst this scene frozen in time is Isaac, a twenty-two year old horseman who is bridging the gap between old and new. For a week in April 2017, Isaac - or Leputhing Molapo to use his Basotho name - rode a 180km traverse of the mountains of his home country. It was a ride like his father had done before him, but this time he was leading two mountain bikers.

Following Isaac were Canadian freerider Kevin Landry and Swiss ex-downhill racer Claudio Caluori, both embarking on a journey that will showcase the beautiful unknown landscapes of this small country. Riding only horse trails, it’s a journey laden with physical challenges for all, but it’s a journey that will cement friendships between a traditional blanket-wearing horseman and two state-of-the-art bike-wielding mountain bikers.

For two pioneering mountain bikers this ride is the most adventurous undertaking they have ever made. For one horseman, its a ride that heralds a new dawn.

HAVE A GOOD ONE conceived and co-ordinated this unique adventure. In April 2017 they travelled to Lesotho and working with Sky Adventures to provide support and logistics, they set out to document this journey and the unique chapter in Lesotho’s history it represents. Driven by their passion to create a unique film, Tobias Steinigeweg and Maximilian Stolarow shared the rocky trails and high mountain passes and abandoned trading post accommodations with the riders.

Following The Horsemen is a film that not only highlights the potential of Lesotho as a new adventure destination, but also provides an invaluable glimpse into its heritage through the country’s iconic horsemen.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital is Hiring: Data Entry Clerks 6/16/2017 7:45 AM
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Cheers, Bryce! Try to get that foot in the door.

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Added a comment about press release Vital is Hiring: Data Entry Clerks 6/15/2017 2:31 PM
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In addition to MTB, Vital operates Vital BMX and Vital MX. The job has potential to include tasks on these sites as well.

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Added reply in a thread Recommendations for a park bike 6/14/2017 1:58 PM

I'll concur that this is a rad park bike. I had the chance to ride it for a day in Whistler while testing the Cane Creek DB Coil CS. It really highlighted how a 160mm bike isn't enough and a 200mm bike is often too much.

Liked a comment on the item Pure Rowdiness from Black Sage Fest | FEST Series 2017 6/14/2017 10:13 AM

the bike world is conspiring to make sure i get nothing done today. semenuk, peat, and now fest! holy crap.