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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2017 Tantrum Meltdown 12/7/2016 8:29 AM
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The prototype was the "Short" size with a 400mm reach. I typically prefer something in the 430mm range, so it was cramped at 5'10" tall, but was the only bike available to ride at the time.

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Added a comment about product review 2016 Test Sessions: Scott Genius LT 710 12/3/2016 12:48 AM
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Cheers for chiming in, Ozzy! The geo chart is correct. We tested the standard 27.5/650B (non-Plus) model.

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Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Jeff Brines Races His Dog Tucker in Targhee, Wyoming 11/18/2016 7:13 AM
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Love

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 1:42 AM
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Cheers for the feedback, Daniel! We aim to do more of this.

Concerning those comments, know that the content of Vital's "Tested" features is never paid for. We take testing very seriously and the separation of church and state is strong here. We also know that not every review can end up with a 5-star rating, otherwise what's the point of reading our work?

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/17/2016 1:32 AM
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It's great to hear support for brands and pedals that weren't included in this test. We'll work to include them in future revisions of this feature. We plan to update it (and all future Face Offs) on at least a yearly basis.

While we wish we could physically test all of the pedals out there, it's simply not possible. Some are excused from the testing lineup for a variety of reasons, including not meeting certain feature requirements in a good pedal, not being on our radar (which is broad), not being available for purchase by the public, etc. Cost is also a factor we consider, and the $195-$270 that the Twenty6 pedals will set you back is a hard one for most readers to justify.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Flat Pedals 11/16/2016 1:56 PM
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Cheers for the feedback, all!

If you enjoyed this feature, we'd love to hear what other types of products you'd like to see tested in a similar fashion on Vital MTB. Let 'em rip.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: WTB Convict Tire 11/14/2016 9:57 PM
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Loam is the world's finest riding surface and exists in special places. You just have to know where to look.

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: 2017 Pivot Switchblade 29/27.5+ 11/14/2016 8:50 PM
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Haha! Now THAT is a review ladies and gents. I love your assessment of Pivot's creation.

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Added a comment about video World's First MTB Backflip to Manual to Front Flip 11/11/2016 11:30 AM
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It's like Pumped BMX in real life. Nicely done!

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Added a comment about feature First Look: GoPro Launches Karma Drone and Hero/Session 5 Cameras 11/10/2016 10:34 AM
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Yikes. If I were the innocent pedestrian that this drone almost fell on... WTF indeed.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: Commencal Supreme DH V4.2 11/10/2016 12:35 AM
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Done poorly they can certainly be a hassle. Done correctly they can offer some big advantages on a bike like this.

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Added a comment about video Jerome Clementz | Alsace Delight 11/9/2016 11:08 PM
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Yewwww!

These trails plus some Alsace wine tasting. Vacation anyone?

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Added a comment about video Norco Teases Updated 2017 Carbon Range and Sight 11/9/2016 12:47 PM
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Very good.

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Added a comment about product review Reliability Updates to the Cane Creek DBinline Shock 11/9/2016 10:22 AM
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I believe the DBAir already had a larger bushing:

"The improved oil seal head (purple) has a larger quad ring that is far less susceptible to compression-set over time, particularly when exposed to heat. It also features a larger bushing (the same size as the DBAir and DBCoil), which is located outside of the oil chamber to increase lateral shaft strength. It also improves shaft-to-seal alignment."

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Added a comment about video Dan Atherton Shreds Latest Mountain Bike Creation in Dyfi 10/27/2016 6:35 PM
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Jaded much?

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Added a comment about feature BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast - The Vital MTB Guide to Rad Rides, Eats & More 10/6/2016 10:28 AM
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It is a bit confusing. This area is all referred to as the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region:

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Added a comment about feature BC's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast - The Vital MTB Guide to Rad Rides, Eats & More 10/6/2016 10:27 AM
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Vacation time?!

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Added a comment to Fahzure's profile 10/5/2016 8:49 AM
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Thanks for the invite, buddy! For various reasons I won't be at Rampage this year, but keep an eye out for Boris. He's always up for a good time.

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Added a comment about photo Race Compounds from Mavic? 9/30/2016 11:34 AM
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Done correctly they can be.

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Added a comment to utopiaarch's bike check 9/27/2016 10:48 AM
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It's in the review queue!

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