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Added a comment about photo 2017 Inverted RST Rebel Fork Prototype 8/31/2015 2:45 PM
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Looks similar, is very different - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/Its-Gold-Baby-Inside-X-Fusions-Inverted-Revel-HLR-Fork,216

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look, First Ride: Cane Creek Double Barrel Coil Shock with Climb Switch 8/25/2015 6:36 AM
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FOX's version will likely only adjust low-speed compression.

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Added a comment about slideshow VAL DI SOLE IS BACK! World Cup Track Walk Slideshow 8/19/2015 10:08 PM
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Na Na Na Na


Phil Atwill of Orange Dirt World Team with a gangster #wheeliewednesday from Val di Sole. So much steeze in this vid.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP: Reco Peak Heli Drop at Retallack 8/19/2015 8:07 PM
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#babyface

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER WORLD CUP - Vital OTB, Windham 8/19/2015 11:02 AM
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Congrats to tlax88, the winner of the Windham World Cup OTB contest and the RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork!

Of 404 entries, 226 of you correctly guessed that both Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton would win. Tlax88’s predictions were off by a combined time of just 0.938 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 slideshow First Look: Giro Montaro MIPS Helmet 8/19/2015 9:48 AM
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The Roc Loc Air system on the Montaro wraps very close to 360-degrees around your head, making the helmet pretty much custom fit to your dome shape. As a result it's pretty comfy. The pads are generous and well placed.

Venting wise it's as impressive as they claimed. The Bell and POC do pretty well in this department too, but aren't quite on the same level. The Smith struggles here as all those little straw tubes can block air flow. I'm a sweater, as the photo in this feature shows, though it seems to be a bit less in the Montaro. What I do sweat it soaks up in a hurry, with no drips in my eyes or on my glasses.

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Added a comment about feature Spy Shot: BH Lynx 8 Downhill Bike 8/19/2015 9:41 AM
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A note from Weagle:


It was 18 months ago when I designed the susp. & geo. for this bike, first time I'm seeing it is right now, thanks @VitalMTB!

— Dave Weagle (@daveweagle) August 18, 2015

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Added a comment about feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Mont Sainte Anne, Win SRAM X0 DH Hubs 8/8/2015 10:07 AM
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Congrats to Vital member Unconvinced, the winner of the MSA World Cup OTB contest and the SRAM X0 DH Hubs!

Of 170 entries, 11 of you correctly guessed that both Josh Bryceland and Rachel Atherton would win. Unconvinced’s predictions were off by a combined time of 13.8 seconds, the lowest margin of the bunch. Nice work!

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

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Added a comment about video SO FAST! Thomas Vanderham Rallies The New 2016 Rocky Mountain Maiden DH Bike 8/7/2015 1:31 PM
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And Matty Miles! He was a big part of this one.

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Added a comment about video SO FAST! Thomas Vanderham Rallies The New 2016 Rocky Mountain Maiden DH Bike 8/7/2015 1:31 PM
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Bingo. Thomas is testing some prototypes. Keep your eye out for the production pieces dropping pretty soon.

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Added a comment to bturman's bike check 8/7/2015 12:49 PM
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Yes, we'll be using it to test various components including some of those shown here, various ANVL bits, and possibly a few others. You already own a Smuggler, right? If so, you already know how how rad it is!

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Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Fezzari Timp Peak X01 8/1/2015 12:55 AM
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It's awesome to hear that you're enjoying the bike. Keep rallying it! Though it is a rad ride, there are some flaws that should be addressed - many other companies have these details dialed. 3 stars is still a "good" rating. It could be great with the fixes we mentioned above.

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Added a comment about feature [Updated] New Ohlins STX22 Air Shock Featured on 2016 Specialized Enduro 7/27/2015 7:38 AM
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There's much more than just gram counting at work here. Good suspension is a great tradeoff for a little extra weight, if at all.

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Added a comment about video The Rollercoaster of Rad - Forrest Bump 7/26/2015 2:35 PM
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Looks like a blast! Keep up the good work boys.

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Added a comment about video Medicine Trail: Progressive Trail Build and Ride in Durango, Colorado 7/24/2015 12:48 PM
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Stoked to check out the Medicine Trail later this summer. Great work, guys and gals!

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Added a comment about feature [Updated] New Ohlins STX22 Air Shock Featured on 2016 Specialized Enduro 7/24/2015 11:14 AM
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The ratio isn't "garbage," it's just less progressive than some other designs in the same genre that happen to be great for a coil/Push setup. Yeah, it's a little high on the leverage rate, but nothing a good shock can't handle. It's not 2004 anymore. The Yeti SB6c, Orbea Rallon, BH Lynx 6, Ibis Mojo HD3, Satna Cruz Bronson, Transition Patrol, Orange Alpine, and several others have comparable overall progression rates.

As far as trickle down to other bike brands, we're already seeing it with the Ohlins coil, and suspect we'll see the same with the air shock in time. - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/Swedish-Gold-hlins-Enters-The-Mountain-Bike-Market,308 // http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/Spy-Shots-Ohlins-Shock-Available-for-More-Bikes-Fork-Closer-To-Reality,707

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Added a comment about news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 7/17/2015 8:50 AM
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St. George, Utah has followed Moab's lead - http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/st__george/recreation/non-motorized_trails.html

"Motor Assisted Bicycles: Motor assisted bicycles are prohibited on all non-motorized trails managed by the BLM St. George Field Office.

The BLM St. George Field Office has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas, or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on roads and trails open to motorized use. Please visit our motorized recreation web page for information on motorized trails managed by the St. George Field Office.

Regulations found at 43 CFR 8340.0-5(a) define an off-road vehicle as "...any motorized vehicle capable of, or designed for, travel on or immediately over land, water, or other natural terrain...." Furthermore, regulations found at 43 CFR 8342.1 direct the BLM to designate routes as either available for or not available for off-road (motorized) vehicles.

Since electric assisted bicycles have a motor, they fit under the definition provided in 43 CFR 8340.0-5(a) as off-road vehicles. Thus, electric assisted bicycles are allowed only on routes designated for off-road (motorized) vehicle use and prohibited from routes that have been designated only for non-motorized use.

At this time, there is no other BLM guidance specific to managing electric assisted bicycles, so the BLM St. George Field Office is managing the use as motorized based on the rationale described above. This policy is consistent with the policy recently implemented by the BLM-Moab Field Office."

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Added a comment about slideshow It's Electric! The 27.5+ Specialized Turbo Levo 7/17/2015 8:47 AM
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St. George has followed Moab's lead - http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/st__george/recreation/non-motorized_trails.html

"Motor Assisted Bicycles: Motor assisted bicycles are prohibited on all non-motorized trails managed by the BLM St. George Field Office.

The BLM St. George Field Office has determined that motor assisted bicycles (electric, gas, or diesel) are motorized vehicles. Use of motor assisted bicycles is only allowed on roads and trails open to motorized use. Please visit our motorized recreation web page for information on motorized trails managed by the St. George Field Office.

Regulations found at 43 CFR 8340.0-5(a) define an off-road vehicle as "...any motorized vehicle capable of, or designed for, travel on or immediately over land, water, or other natural terrain...." Furthermore, regulations found at 43 CFR 8342.1 direct the BLM to designate routes as either available for or not available for off-road (motorized) vehicles.

Since electric assisted bicycles have a motor, they fit under the definition provided in 43 CFR 8340.0-5(a) as off-road vehicles. Thus, electric assisted bicycles are allowed only on routes designated for off-road (motorized) vehicle use and prohibited from routes that have been designated only for non-motorized use.

At this time, there is no other BLM guidance specific to managing electric assisted bicycles, so the BLM St. George Field Office is managing the use as motorized based on the rationale described above. This policy is consistent with the policy recently implemented by the BLM-Moab Field Office."

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