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Added a comment about product review Tested: DVO Suspension Diamond Fork 5/16/2015 4:15 PM
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Good eye! Di2 review is in the works. Likely a few more weeks out. Need to get it in some mud first.

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Added a comment about photo PLUS SIZED - Big Tires, Bikes & More from the Sea Otter Classic 4/29/2015 12:20 PM
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How's the tradeoff between sidewall stability in turns and smoother rollover in the rough?

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Added a comment about video The Next Evolution of Whistler Starts May 2nd 4/28/2015 4:29 PM
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Certainly sounded as though A-Line has been dumbed down to serve as another stepping stone on the way to Dirt Merchant and the like.

"But it's better for you!" Well, maybe Eliot Jackson can just quad them all now - http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/Whistler-Mega-Gaps-with-Eliot-Jackson,19954/sspomer,2

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Added a comment about photo 2016 Specialized Women's Rumor 650b 4/27/2015 11:59 AM
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It's 142+. More soon!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/27/2015 11:57 AM
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A steep seat tube angle will keep your weight forward while climbing, helping to negate a perceived "problem" with short stays. The 76-degree angle is only the effective angle, however, so if you're a tall guy with the seat cranked way up you may be over the rear axle a bit. I'm guessing for the average proportion male they've found a nice balance between effective and actual, traction and wheelie-ing over backwards.

In my experience, wheelbase, reach, and headtube angle have more of an impact on high speed stability than chainstay length.

We'll reach out to the boys at Canfield and have them jump in here for a response.

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Added a comment about photo Shimano's New XT Line in the Flesh 4/27/2015 11:49 AM
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Because everyone wants to buy a new freehub body?

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Added a comment about photo HT X2 Clipless Pedals and More Cleat Options 4/25/2015 3:15 PM
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Yup. Must be a new sponsor. Good eye.

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Added a comment to SnowPro250's bike check 4/24/2015 2:43 AM
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Hot damn!

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Added a comment about photo HT X2 Clipless Pedals and More Cleat Options 4/23/2015 2:57 PM
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You bet. They're 460 grams per pair. Available now. More details here: http://www.ht-components.com/ht_portal/product/list?cname=pedal

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Added a comment about photo Profile ZCoaster Hub 4/23/2015 2:55 PM
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We were told April 26th. Soon!

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Added a comment about photo Beauty and the Beast 4/23/2015 11:09 AM
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That is a beauty!

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Added a comment about photo Logan Peat's Prototype Santa Cruz Slopestyle Bike 4/18/2015 8:03 AM
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Santa Cruz posted up some photos of the build process. Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/santacruzbicycles/posts/820318581355069

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Added a comment about feature Over $2000 in Prizes - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup - Win a RockShox BoXXer and Birzman Studio Tool Kit 4/13/2015 4:57 PM
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Congrats to GusV, the winner of the Lourdes World Cup OTB contest, RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork and Birzman Studio Tool Kit!

Of 577 entries, only one person correctly guessed that both Gwin and Ragot would win. That person was GusV, whose predictions were off by a combined time of 11.28 seconds. Nice work!

We'll have several more OTB contests throughout the season, so check back often.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Fezzari Timp Peak X01 3/4/2015 6:34 PM
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Read the Timp Peak review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Fezzari/Timp-Peak-X01,15549#product-reviews/2032

Catch several photos of it up close and in action: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Fezzari-Timp-Peak-X01,8653/2015-Fezzari-Timp-Peak-X01,87287/bturman,109

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Liv Giant Intrigue 1 3/3/2015 9:53 PM
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Read the Intrigue review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Giant/Womens-Intrigue-1,15056#product-reviews/2031

See photos of it up close and in action: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Liv-Intrigue-1,8648/2015-Liv-Intrigue-1,87243/bturman,109

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon X01 2/27/2015 12:21 AM
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Cheers for voicing your concern. Part of the reason why we have multiple testers ride each bike is so that a system of checks and balances is in place, preventing scenarios like the one you mention. In this case I personally verified the statements written above by Steve, the bike owner, in addition to writing many of them myself. Steve's extensive time on the bike only strengthens his positive and negative ride impressions, in my opinion.

We also don't discuss our ride impressions with one another prior to jotting down our ride notes, just to prevent preconceived notions.

The Nomad rules, and after riding it at Test Sessions I'd willingly buy one with my own dollars too.

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Santa Cruz Nomad X01 2/26/2015 6:40 PM
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Read the Nomad review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Santa-Cruz/Carbon-Nomad-27-5,15577#product-reviews/2028

See several photos of it in action and up close: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Santa-Cruz-Nomad-Carbon-X01,8637/2015-Santa-Cruz-Nomad-Carbon-X01,87142/bturman,109

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Eddie Masters // Reece Potter // Skyline MTB Park Madness 2/26/2015 1:54 PM
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Holy shit balls indeed.

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