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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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How's the tradeoff between sidewall stability in turns and smoother rollover in the rough?
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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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It's 142+. More soon!
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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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Because everyone wants to buy a new freehub body?
Yup. Must be a new sponsor. Good eye.
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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
We were told April 26th. Soon!
That is a beauty!
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Ha! More like times 30!
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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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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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Most prototypes aren't!
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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
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
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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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
Holy shit balls indeed.
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