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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Ellsworth Rogue 60 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/28/2017 9:47 AM
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We did our best to get footage of every ride, but due to time constraints missed a few.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:56 AM
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We hear you loud and clear, Jukulae! We'll do our best to get some time on the 29-inch version in the future.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:55 AM
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Extra rotational weight no doubt contributed. The 2.6-inch Slaughter GRID rear tire weighs in at 945g and the Butcher GRID at 985g. Many 2.3/2.4-inch Maxxis EXO tires are in the 875-915 range. That's a bit like comparing apples to oranges though.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:47 AM
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We try to get a good mix of bikes at various price points while keeping the average price in the ~$5,000 range. Though relative strengths and weaknesses are considered, please keep in mind that this is not a comparison test. Sometimes the exact model we request isn't available for a test. The Specialized faired very well given its price point.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/22/2017 9:01 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll have our developers take a look soon.

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Added a comment about video Onboard with Aaron Gwin | Fontana Race Run with Telemetry 3/20/2017 10:52 AM
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Nothing like a 27mph flat sprint on your DH rig. Get it, Gwin!

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 10:05 AM
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Genuinely appreciate your opinion, Cliffy! It may be a matter of where you ride and your chosen gearing combo. Can you describe the trails a bit? Tucson is a full-on, unrelenting square edge chunk fest in sections.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 10:01 AM
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You're on the money, which is why our conclusion points to a similar type of rider to what you describe.

Without testing to the extreme end of things it's impossible to know where a bike excels and struggles. The variety of terrain in Tucson allowed us to find where the Recluse does best.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/20/2017 9:50 AM
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One of the rad things they've done on the new Freerider (and many of their other designs going forward) is to sew around the entire sole, helping prevent delimitation. The Freerider Pro features this on the toe. As Johan mentioned, a lot of it has to do with the rubber, too.

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Added a comment about product review Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender 3/20/2017 9:41 AM
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We're on it, boys! The Face Off feature Spomer alluded to will have some super scientific curb smashing with various controls in place.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 2:32 PM
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I believe you're referring to RockShox's Counter Measure technology. The spring system opposes the effect of IFP pressure, lowering initial breakaway force.

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Added a comment about video DreamRide II 3/16/2017 11:47 AM
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Hopkins, Secco, Lacy, and crew, well done! Perfect timing, too. With the snow thawing there's nothing like a rad video to up the stoke even more.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Giant Trance Advanced from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 10:41 AM
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Great to hear your feedback, Gweggy!

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 10:38 AM
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Good catch, chip! We were under the impression that the bike was anodized, but when Guerrilla Gravity responded about what looked like cracks they noted it was powder coated instead. The wording has been updated to remove any confusion.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 10:30 AM
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Thanks, Dave! Always nice to get comments from one of the guys designing such rad components.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Commencal Meta AM V4.2 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 10:26 AM
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Cheers, Headshot!

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/14/2017 3:25 PM
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In good time! Each of these reviews require a good deal of time and effort to craft, so we appreciate your patience. Is there a particular bike you're interested in?

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Added a comment about photo Guerrilla Gravity Trail Pistol - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/13/2017 11:27 AM
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Yes, these are the lines in the powder coat mentioned in the review.

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/10/2017 10:22 AM
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And the YT!

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Yeti Beti SB5 Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/10/2017 8:37 AM
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Thank you for your feedback, rrolly2020. Each of these reviews require a good deal of time and effort to craft, so we appreciate your patience.

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