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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
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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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Not at this time, but they hope to be in the future.
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Read the Alpine 160 RS review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Orange/Alpine-160-RS,15576#product-reviews/2024
See it in action and up close: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Orange-Alpine-160-RS,8635/2015-Orange-Alpine-160-RS,87123/bturman,109
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Bingo. We dig them. For something more concave and that super secure feel, check out the ME05T or AE05.
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They're made by HT Components. Check them out here: http://www.ht-components.com/ht_portal/product/list?cname=pedal
For reference, here's the previous review TRex mentions: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Mondraker/Foxy-XR,11747
Mondraker has some bikes with 10mm stems, and others with 30mm stems. This was designed around the 30mm option. The bars that replaced the originals had a comparable rise.
To put Mondraker's geo in perspective, know that a Medium Foxy is the same length as most XL bikes from other brands.
At 6'5", the XL is the size suggested by Mondraker.
Read the review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Mondraker/Foxy-Carbon-RR,14525#product-reviews/2010
Check out 22 photos of the Foxy: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Mondraker-Foxy-Carbon-RR,8574/2015-Mondraker-Foxy-Carbon-RR,86557/bturman,109
Read the Balance review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Frames,7/Canfield-Brothers/Balance,13425#product-reviews/2009
See 23 photos of it up close and in action: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-Canfield-Balance,8568/2015-Canfield-Balance,86495/bturman,109
Read the Rumor EVO review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Specialized/Womens-Rumor-Expert-EVO-29,15584#product-reviews/2007
Check out 22 photos of it up close and in action: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2015-Test-Sessions-2015-Specialized-Rumor-Expert-EVO-29,8551/2015-Test-Sessions-2015-Specialized-Rumor-Expert-EVO-29,86333/sspomer,2
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