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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 6/21/2017 2:11 PM

Shimano and SRAM are at it again, each with their own way of moving the front chainring in an axial direction in order to improve the chainline on 1X drivetrains.

USPTO Application # 20170167542 by Shimano Inc: Bicycle crank assembly ... more »
Reply to Lost Newb 6/20/2017 7:58 AM

We're only familiar with the trails on Mount Lemmon, as they seemed to offer the best terrain for really testing bikes. Check this website for some recommended loops though. They also have a phone app that can be handy on the trail. ... more »

Reply to Lost Newb 6/19/2017 6:55 PM

A t-shirt is all good! There are also some low key jerseys for sale on our deals page that may interest you: As far as gloves, it's up to you. Whatever is most comfortable. Seems like every plant/rock in Tucson is ... more »

Reply to Lost Newb 6/18/2017 10:39 PM

HECK YEAH buddy! Doing it proper for your first legit MTB. You'll dig the Remedy. That's a bike that works well for all abilities, imo, which isn't as common as you'd think. Read here for our thoughts on the bike(including possible improvements, etc). Here it is in action on Bugs

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Reply to Lost Newb 6/17/2017 8:51 AM

Jeff offers some good advice. Here's a link to the Test Sessions features he mentioned. We rode all of the bikes in Tucson on Mount Lemmon.,1540

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Reply to Mr Blackmores Corner - Blog about bikes (technical view) 6/17/2017 8:43 AM

Always pumped to see more of this. Keep up the good work!

Reply to Recommendations for a park bike 6/14/2017 1:58 PM

I'll concur that this is a rad park bike. I had the chance to ride it for a day in Whistler while testing the Cane Creek DB Coil CS. It really highlighted how a 160mm bike isn't enough and a 200mm bike is often too much.

New thread Vital MTB Review Feedback - Which Style Do You Prefer? 6/12/2017 4:42 PM

We're curious, do you prefer the product-versus-product review style of our Vital MTB's Face Off features or in-depth "Vital Tested" reviews of individual products more?

Versus Let us know in the poll below and feel free to comment with suggestions, criticisms, or praise. We ... more »

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Reply to British Columbia Road trip blog 6/12/2017 2:19 PM

Heck yes! Sounds like an amazing adventure is in the works. You guys will have a blast. With the help of a local who knows his stuff, Vital prepared a series of ride guides for six BC regions. You can check them out here. Areas include Northern BC, Thompson Okanagan,

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Reply to Should There Be a 29er DH Class and 27.5 DH Class at World Cups? 6/7/2017 11:16 AM

Part owner, engineer, and designer of Banshee Bikes, Keith Scott, reached out to me following Fort William with a quick analysis of the splits as they pertain to wheel size. His observations are interesting. He also noted, "Of course a single sample from

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Reply to 2017 World Cup Downhill Bikes 6/5/2017 11:51 AM

Here's some insight on Gee's injury, hopes on returning, 29ers, and more. Props to Wideopen Mag.

Reply to Ultimate truck bike rack? 5/22/2017 2:36 PM

Job well done! Looks like a rad product. I love how easy it looks to use.

Reply to xfusion metric 5/22/2017 2:30 PM

Start here: Most local bike shops have access to many of the US distributors listed. Good luck!

Reply to Dirt Fantasy League 2017? 4/28/2017 11:46 AM

This just in from a Vital user:,1582 Have fun lads!

Reply to Dirt Fantasy League 2017? 4/26/2017 7:38 PM

Haha. Jones does seem to be enjoying them these days, although he's still getting after it on a big rig from time to time. That Trek 29er feature was interesting. ctfphotos, I don't think Dirt put the fantasy league together this season.

Reply to 2013 Trek Remedy 9.8 vs ? 4/23/2017 9:29 PM

Man, I'd really consider using that $2k toward something newer that could be upgraded over time. Mountain bike geometry and technology has progressed a lot in the last four years. Every year or two for the past several we've see an improvement that's ... more »

Reply to Spoke with my wallett 4/23/2017 7:31 PM

There's a reason why Five Ten shoes are so popular! Sounds like you found it.

Reply to Trouble Viewing on Ipad 4/17/2017 7:07 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Cary! I'll be sure that our developers take a look soon.

Reply to Spoke with my wallett 4/12/2017 11:05 AM

Right on! Did you score the new Freerider Pros?

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 3/16/2017 12:08 PM

Praxis Works to get into the derailleur game? This one is pretty interesting!

USPTO Application # 20170066501 by Praxis Works Llc: Belt-aligned derailleur A derailleur may include an electric motor configured to ... more »