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I had similar impressions of the Minion 2.3 up front when mounted to the Ibis wheels, even in hero dirt conditions. More in the "Initial Impressions" section of this feature: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Look-All-New-2015-Ibis-Mojo-HD3,8344/Slideshow,0/bturman,109
We'll consider a tire roundup like you've mentioned. When in doubt go for a bigger tire, or just rock standard width rims.
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There are merits to both types of rims. Did you know that Anne Caro mentioned to us that after trying wide rims she wouldn't ride such a wide rim in the back because she prefers the "spring" and accurate feel of a narrower rim? Up front she was all about it. ~21mm widths have been used for many years without issue. Only a handful of manufacturers offer super wide rims, they just happen to be very vocal about it.
The 2015 V10 is officially here! More details: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-2015-Santa-Cruz-V10-Carbon,290
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Part of Specialized's SWAT (Storage, Water, Air, Tools) system. Pretty convenient, actually.
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Ropedope rocks a Medium frame. He's 5'9"(ish) tall.
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Electric shifting on the slope bike? Interesting...
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Nice hoody, Krzysztof!
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32.9 pounds. Hot damn.
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Yup, it's in Park City.
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Cam will not be racing in 2015, at least at the World Cup level.
Here's a short response from Banshee on that topic: "No 650b specific version... we wanted to offer a pure bred 26" DH bike as they have advantages for many riders. And not many other brands still offer it even though lots of people want it."
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Braaap! Gotta love a good RAW video. Check out Vital's collection for more.
To each their own. I think it looks pretty rad for a MTB shoe.
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Have to imagine it's in the works, but as of now they just have it in the 31.6mm size.
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Not at this time.
The two are in a very similar class - not what I'd call true Enduro race rigs, but more so all-around all-mountain bikes. This is reflected in the suspension leverage curves (relatively linear), available travel, and geometry. You can read our Bronson impressions here. The Ibis has more anti-squat built into the system, and likely better initial sensitivity. The Bronson has less pedal kick back and may be lighter if my memory serves me correctly. Both use a short dual link suspension design so rear end stiffness should be comparable, and both use a threaded BB. We have yet to ride the Bronson with the DBinline.
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Compared to the other posts near $400, $250 is (more) affordable. True, the E-Ten wins the award for being the cheapest, but it'd be interesting to see how the two compare performance wise. The E-Ten also has just 100mm of travel.
Hahaha. Turn up your volume at 1:51.
Cheers, MP! We had fun capturing and riding this one. Best Ibis yet.