Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 12/7/2016 8:29 AM
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The prototype was the "Short" size with a 400mm reach. I typically prefer something in the 430mm range, so it was cramped at 5'10" tall, but was the only bike available to ride at the time.

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Added reply in a thread Tuesday Tunes with Vorsprung Suspension 12/6/2016 8:47 PM

The Tuesday Tune Episode 6 - High and Low Speed Damping - Part 2 This week's Tuesday Tune follows up on the last episode's focus on High and Low Speed Damping and delves into some setup concepts to be aware of. We take a look at the practical ranges ... more »

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Scott Genius LT 710 12/3/2016 12:48 AM
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Cheers for chiming in, Ozzy! The geo chart is correct. We tested the standard 27.5/650B (non-Plus) model.

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Added reply in a thread Tuesday Tunes with Vorsprung Suspension 11/30/2016 9:35 PM

The Tuesday Tune Ep 4 - Springs vs Dampers This episode covers the fundamental differences between springs and dampers: _______________________________________ The Tuesday Tune Ep 5 - High and Low-Speed Damping Adjusters - Pt 1 Here's the basic theory

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Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 11/29/2016 5:21 PM

Or maybe a newer version is near?

Liked a comment on the item A Day in the Life of Loic Bruni 11/29/2016 11:49 AM

Got to love Loic.

Kid isn't only fast, he also has a head on his shoulders...

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/18/2016 4:28 PM

Pedals sure have come a long way since the days of Crupi Bear Traps and Vans

Added reply in a thread Wide MB shoes. 11/18/2016 4:25 PM

We all start somewhere! Good luck with the Giro shoes. They make a good product.

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Added reply in a thread Wide MB shoes. 11/18/2016 7:11 AM

I'd avoid dirt jumping in clipless pedals, especially while you're learning. That dirt all over you could've likely been avoided. Try flat pedals. Many people also use flats on trails (I do). They're awesome. Best Flat Pedals: http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Vital-MTB-Face-Off-The-Best-Flat-Pedals,1485 ... more »

Added reply in a thread Wide MB shoes. 11/17/2016 8:10 PM

Nothing beats a skate-style SPD shoe when it comes to all day comfort and being able to walk around/hike when needed. They typically have a more casual look, higher volume, and more relaxed fit than the traditional MTB shoe, plus they don't have any ... more »

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 1:42 AM
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Cheers for the feedback, Daniel! We aim to do more of this.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 1:33 AM

I would really liked to have seen a "wobble score"- rating how fast play develops in the bushing/bearing. That to me is the biggest indicator of quality. But I guess that wouldn't happen on a full suspension in 10 days unless they were complete P.O.S.

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 1:32 AM
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It's great to hear support for brands and pedals that weren't included in this test. We'll work to include them in future revisions of this feature. We plan to update it (and all future Face Offs) on at least a yearly basis.

While we wish we could physically test all of the pedals out there, it's simply not possible. Some are excused from the testing lineup for a variety of reasons, including not meeting certain feature requirements in a good pedal, not being on our radar (which is broad), not being available for purchase by the public, etc. Cost is also a factor we consider, and the $195-$270 that the Twenty6 pedals will set you back is a hard one for most readers to justify.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/16/2016 1:56 PM
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Cheers for the feedback, all!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Convict Tire 11/14/2016 9:57 PM
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Loam is the world's finest riding surface and exists in special places. You just have to know where to look.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look, First Ride: 2017 Pivot Switchblade 29/27.5+ 11/14/2016 9:23 PM

First off GREAT ARTICLE and GREAT PICS !, you nailed your review on every 27.5+ detail, kudos...I just rode this bike with +'s @ a Pivot Demo in Sedona, I THINK I saw the god of mountain biking design and hugged him...Lil backround on me is a must, Im a young but beat up...more