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Reply to Only one w/out dropper post????!! 5/21/2015 6:35 PM

Watch this. It's the truth. http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Seat-Down-Vs-Seat-Up-Whats-Actually-The-Difference-For-Mountain-Biking,28339/iceman2058,94 In short, your life will change forever (and for the better) after a dropper.

Reply to Poducts not shown here on Vital 5/13/2015 12:17 PM

BOOM! - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Tires,48/WTB/Trail-Boss,15834 Please let us know if there are others you'd like to see.

Reply to Just added my bike... 5/4/2015 2:51 PM

Welcome! Bike checks are easy. Just go here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/profile_manager/setup_checks Click "New Bike Check," name it, add your photos, select your components, and hit save. It will then appear in the Bike Check section: http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/main ... more »

Reply to The Low-Gear Arms Race 4/27/2015 3:20 PM

There's certainly a push towards more and more gear range, and it's getting a little out of hand. SRAM's GX line comes in a 2X version with their 10-42T cassette, and Shimano's XT/XTR in a 3X version(god forbid) with the 11-40T cassette. Is that much range really needed? I don't ... more »

Reply to AM wheels on a budget 4/27/2015 2:28 PM

We'll second this. Here's a Vital review: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Wheelsets,44/Spank/Oozy-Trail295-Bead-Bite,14455

Reply to If you could do one thing on a bike REALLY well, what would it be? 4/24/2015 3:02 PM

Flows like a raging river. Luke rips!

Reply to FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 4/24/2015 11:13 AM

#cruzfest A video posted by @terrywcox on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:11am PDT Sickest thing ever.

Reply to Does vital have a snapchat? 4/20/2015 2:58 PM

We do not. Sorry amigo!

Reply to 2015 Dirt Fantasy Leagues 4/1/2015 2:47 AM

All good boys and girls! https://twitter.com/DirtMagazine/status/582832060093566976

Reply to Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 3/4/2015 2:20 PM

Sickest thing ever! I need to improve my euro turning skills. Dang.

Reply to Vital Feature Requests 3/3/2015 8:58 AM

Excellent suggestions. Thanks, Nicholast. We're aware of the arrow key issue when commenting, and plan to address it. Love the Test Sessions mockup as well!

Reply to The Theory of Vital Test Sessions 2/27/2015 3:54 PM

Thanks for starting this topic, Nicholast. We'll move it to the main forum so it can get a little more attention. The nature of our reviews and how to improve them is something always at the forefront of our minds, especially around Test Sessions time. ... more »

Reply to Im gettin' a copy 2/25/2015 10:03 PM


Reply to Vital switches to mobile version on Mac with Safari 2/23/2015 9:31 AM

Try clicking "full site" at the bottom of the page. That should change your cookies back. Cheers.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/3/2015 4:37 PM

Ha! Good to know.

Reply to 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 2/3/2015 4:04 PM

Nick Beer on Radon-Magura Factory Racing alongside Benny Strasser and Manuel Gruber. More details here: http://www.radon-bikes.de/radon-life/radon-racing-teams/radon-magura-factory-dh-team/

Reply to Rampage course idea. 2/3/2015 10:04 AM

A monster sized step up would be cool, but as you mentioned they'd need a ton of speed to make it exciting and really trickable, especially on a DH/freeride bike. The canyon gap would provide that, but they'd also come out of it really slowly and have ... more »

Reply to Diamondback vs Divinci 1/26/2015 11:02 AM

The Mission has VERY long chainstays, so consider that before buying. It changes the ride a bit, especially if you enjoy tight/twisty/jumpy trails. That Diamondback DH bike looks rad though. Great value.

Reply to Dj rim suggestions 1/26/2015 10:58 AM

My advice is light but strong. Rotational weight can suck while spinning/tricking. The rear wheel seems to take more abuse while dirt jumping, so consider going to a 36 spoke wheel if you really want it to last. I'd suggest sticking with tubes for your ... more »