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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 1:41 PM
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Gwin runs several e*thirteen components that certainly are required (wheels, chainguide, cranks, chainring, and cassette), and has already had a hand in the development of some of those components. Here's a recent bike check: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-YT-TUES-at-Lourdes,10003/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-YT-TUES-at-Lourdes,103700/sspomer,2

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 11:56 AM
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Due to the position and large size of the chainstay on the Evil Insurgent, it has some unique clearance issues and requires a custom integrated guide. It can be outfitted with an optional e*thirteen bashguard if you'd like. Take a closer look here.

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 11:38 AM
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If you haven't already done so, I'd suggest getting in touch with their customer service team. As mentioned in the article, they recently put a good deal of time into the development of a new seal to address this issue.

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Added a comment about feature Solving Problems: e*thirteen's Approach to Better MTB Components 5/5/2016 11:36 AM
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Clarified. Both riders you note have won major races on e*thirteen guides, and at one point or another have helped with the development and testing of e*thirteen products.

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Added a comment about feature 2016 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 4/28/2016 4:47 PM
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Ka-pow! http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Devinci/Troy-Carbon-RR,16789#product-reviews/2406

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Added a comment about photo 2016 Devinci Troy Carbon RR 4/28/2016 4:46 PM
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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Cairns World Cup 4/26/2016 11:15 AM
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Congrats to Camilo2012, the winner of the Cairns World Cup OTB contest and the RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork!

Of 500 entries, 134 of you correctly guessed that both Loic Bruni and Rachel Atherton would win. Camilo2012’s predictions were off by a combined time of just 3.107 seconds. Nice work!

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

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Added a comment to The Garage's bike check 4/22/2016 10:22 AM
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Hot damn!

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Added a comment about photo Patrol 871 and 671 4/19/2016 3:48 PM
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http://www.patrol-sports.com/

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Added a comment about press release Cesar Rojo Launches UNNO Bikes 4/18/2016 4:31 PM
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That intro video was freaking awesome.

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Added a comment about photo 2017 Spot Rollik 557 4/18/2016 2:47 PM
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Read here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/New-Metric-Shock-Sizes-Demystified-What-Does-It-Mean,1341

And here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Metric-Shock-Sizing-and-the-RockShox-Super-Deluxe,1349

Short answer: Yes

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Added a comment about photo Schwalbe Tire Cutters 4/18/2016 11:14 AM
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$26.90. Available late April.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Source Hipster Hydration Belt System 4/13/2016 12:12 PM
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Yeah, ditch the cover for sure! Unless your rides are super muddy I don't see the point.

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup 4/12/2016 10:38 AM
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You did. Congrats, Nick! We'll be in touch soon.

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Added a comment about feature WIN A ROCKSHOX BOXXER - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup 4/12/2016 10:30 AM
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Congrats to jordanyz402 and nickb01, the winners of the Lourdes World Cup OTB contest.

Of 757 entries, 201 of you correctly guessed that both Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton would win. jordanyz402’s predictions were off by a combined time of just 0.628 seconds, earning him the RockShox BoXXer World Cup fork.

What about the grand prize Devinci Wilson XP bike? Vital member nickb01 defied all odds and predicted the winning men's rider, Aaron Gwin, and time down to the hundredth (3:09.13), meaning HE WON THE WILSON!

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

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Added a comment about photo Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 4/9/2016 10:25 PM
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Are you hungry again?

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Added a comment about photo More #drool Shots of the Specialized Gravity Bikes 4/9/2016 5:01 PM
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Wowsers!

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Added a comment about feature ​The Ultimate Guide to 'Metric' Shock Sizing and the RockShox Super Deluxe 4/9/2016 3:07 PM
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What others have done with the extra space will be seen in the coming weeks and months. I suspect we'll get a glimpse at Sea Otter. Some companies may just increase the length of their shock shafts and add stroke limiters inside, but if they do that they won't benefit from the added bushing overlap, etc.

Aside from telling the other brands about the sizing changes (and many of them agreeing to it), I certainly got the feeling that RockShox had left others in the dark as to the benefits it could have inside the shock. But should that be RockShox's responsibility? I don't think so. Yes, they've gained a competitive advantage here by presenting a package as dialed as this, but there are some very smart people working at the other brands as well. Perhaps some of them saw similar potential. And hey, if they didn't until now, perhaps they can get to work on something better.

As far as FOX, they are listed in the article above in the negatives section: "It may not improve every shock - Suspension companies like FOX and Push (who will also make metric shocks) have worked hard to fit within the existing package and to optimize their designs around the current sizes. It's possible that not all will see a true improvement in their designs as a result of the extra space, though there may be some unrealized potential. Over the coming months we'll no doubt see many new shocks."

And previously in our intro piece last week: "FOX is notably absent from the press release issued by RockShox. Curious as to why, especially when this is being billed as something from the 'bicycle industry's main suspension manufacturers,' we reached out to the brand. The company's official response was that 'FOX will continue to work with its customers to provide specific rear shock applications that best suit their frame designs. This support includes imperial, as well as metric based applications.' So yes, FOX will make new metric size shocks as well, but they've chosen to let the market dictate what is best."

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying, Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/9/2016 2:53 PM
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Danny Hart with some fast splits. Could shake things up tomorrow.

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Added a comment about news blog RESULTS: Qualifying, Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/9/2016 2:45 PM
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So awesome to see over 70 juniors battling it out!

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