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Liked a comment on the item MacMahone Albion 3/19/2015 9:56 AM

That Albion works with an X-Fusion pull shock.

Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem 2/28/2015 1:36 PM

This is soooo happening, regardless of anyone's money flushing memes. Haters gonna hate, and 'taters gonna potate.

#ENVEwhore

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR 2/11/2015 11:21 AM

Gonna back up Brandon on this one. If an XL isn't the intended size for a 6'5" tester, I don't know what world we're living in.

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR 2/11/2015 11:21 AM

Gonna back up Brandon on this one. If an XL isn't the intended size for a 6'5" tester, I don't know what world we're living in.

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR 2/9/2015 9:20 PM

The point of forward geo is to make the reach (which is measured at the middle of the headtube) longer but to reign the effective reach (perceived at the handlebars) back in by making the stem shorter. The number quoted by Mondraker on the 2015 bikes is about 30-40mm extra reach...more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR 2/9/2015 9:17 PM

It said one tester was 6'5". You think he should have been on a large?

Added a comment about photo 2015 Canfield Balance 2/9/2015 9:06 PM
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Runnin' train on that step down... Boosh!

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Liked a comment on the item How-to: Train without Training 2/6/2015 9:24 AM

I really enjoy these videos. This video could just as easily be titled "how to make the same old ride less boring" or "how not to be a pussy." I love doing all of those things when I ride the same old trail for the thousandth time. Good tips all. Thanks team Vital + Art.

Liked a comment on the item Mitch Ropelato Gets Fat - Specialized Fatboy Riding Near Tahoe 1/27/2015 6:38 PM

Sorry but even mitch whiplaloto can't make them look appealing to me

Added a comment about product review 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/26/2015 8:37 AM
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SDMTB'r

Although I can not comment specifically on the differences in the reach of the Trek vs. Pivot, I actually approached the Test Sessions with reach in mind. This subject is something that I feel like is grossly mis-understood which is why I wanted to reduce the variables as much as possible in order to provide consistent and relevant information. One thing to keep in mind, is that a frame's geometry is far more than a couple of measurements, every length and angle plays a part in the ride quality of a bike.

For reference: I use an 800mm bar and 55mm stem because I am 6'"5 with a 6"7" wingspan and this setup provides me with the best balance between control and room for my long ass legs.

I put the exact same cockpit on all the bikes I rode at the Test Sessions in order to limit the variables and isolate the bike's geometry. The longer bikes were very stable at high speed, but noticeably harder to get the front end up and the overall feel was much less playful. The shorter bikes were playful, but much less stable at speed. Trek seems to have found a great balance with the Slash providing a very well balanced ride. Up and down. I just wanted to add some perspective to this discussion so you can better interpret our opinion of each bike.

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/26/2015 8:39 AM

Cheers for the critique, SDMTB'er.

I assure you that there are no biases toward the big boys vs the little guys. Vital has featured many very positive reviews of boutique brands, advertiser or not, including a handful of bikes made by Pivot.

There are a few distinctions that you should...more

Added a comment about video ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 4:53 PM
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Lear's arms tho...

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 3:26 PM

Lear went for it, landed a little wild. That's why the video cuts out there. Haha. Nice one Team Furbs!

Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/23/2015 3:26 PM

Did you guys fifure out the hucker gap up top?

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2014 ENVE M-Series Carbon Wheels 1/12/2015 8:57 PM

ENVE interview process: "How good are you at drawing circles?"

Unrelated, I liked this release a lot.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/14/2014 5:39 PM

I would still totally go for a MOAB from Maverik right now.

Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 8:03 AM
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When will they be available?

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Added a comment about photo Finally! Schwalbe's Dual Chamber Procore System Details Unveiled 8/27/2014 8:03 AM
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Its a rigid casing like a tire.

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