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Added a comment about photo Prototype 4-Piston Magura Disc Brakes - Sea Otter Classic 4/17/2014 4:16 AM
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Added reply in a thread Test Sessions 4/16/2014 6:00 PM

Cheers Vital people

Started new thread Test Sessions 4/14/2014 11:38 PM

Vital, can you put me out of my misery and publish the Kona Process test. I've been patient, but have waited and waited and am worried I might do something silly.......

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/9/2014 11:32 PM
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Mick Hannah 3:59:21
Emmeline Ragot 4:35:87

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Added a comment about slideshow And So It Begins - 2014 UCI World Cup Downhill Slideshow from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 4/9/2014 11:27 PM
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Are you running a mini league Vital?

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Added a comment about press release Enduro World Series 2014 Registration Opens Feb 19, 9am PST (6pm CET) 2/19/2014 9:09 AM
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I can't find the entries

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Added a comment about feature Good Riddance, Pinch Flats! Introducing Dual Chamber Tire System from Schwalbe 2/8/2014 11:21 PM
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Great idea, but tyres are expensive as it is. I can see these being twice the price of regular schwalbes. It does look like it would work though. Vital, get those bike tests on here. 2 a day, before the 2015 bikes are in the shops ; )

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Liked a comment on the item Good Riddance, Pinch Flats! Introducing Dual Chamber Tire System from Schwalbe 2/8/2014 11:15 PM

The inner chamber is meant to not only to lock the tire on and prevent burping, but also to help...

Added a comment about video What is Enduro Mountain Biking? 2/1/2014 11:44 PM
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I think making fun of disabled people would be off, but I don't think taking the piss out of a current trend matters. And that's from someone who has always been Enduro (apart from when I was Freeride).

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Added a comment about photo Pro Bike Check: Troy Brosnan's Specialized Demo 8 12/23/2013 12:03 AM
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To sum up, I have got a carbon frame and carbon cranks, but sarcasm only works when its directed at the original comment. Well spotted Reinforcer, you English?

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Added a comment about photo Pro Bike Check: Troy Brosnan's Specialized Demo 8 12/23/2013 12:01 AM
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Yes to riding a Demo. I run Sram carbon cranks and I'm big. My point is the throw away comments about other peoples bikes, as if you know everything. It's not just you, there are loads of people who can't just read an article (in this case an interview) without slagging off, directly or indirectly peoples equipment. You jumped in with your comment and did not add anything to this feature, mainly because no one knows who you are! Maybe I'm getting old.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Race Face Narrow/Wide Chainring 11/7/2013 3:41 AM
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Joel, I didn't see it, but did you test with a clutch type mech or standard? Anyone run one with a standard mech?

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Added a comment about slideshow First Look: 2014 BMC Trailfox TF01 29 - The Swiss Army Knife Just Got a Bigger Blade 11/6/2013 3:07 AM
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I like the colour

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Added a product review for Five Ten Freerider VXi Shoes 10/31/2013 12:39 AM
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Problems with the sole: FIVE TEN have been in touch and want the shoe to study, so I am being dealt with.

Rating:

The Good: Sturdy uppers. Very grippy and comfortable.

The Bad: Didn't last. They developed a hole in the 3mm thick sole. Holes mean wet feet in the UK. SINCE POSTING FIVE TEN HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH AND WANT TO TAKE THE SHOES BACK. I'M HOPING THAT THEY WILL GLEAN SOME INFORMATION ABOUT WHY I ENCOUNTERED THIS PROBLEM WITH MY SHOES.

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The other reviewers have listed all the good attributions of this shoe and i wholeheartedly agree with them. I thought this would be a shoe I would buy again, due to it's great grip, comfort and good looks. However, one of my shoes developed a pea sized hole in the sole after 4 - 5 months equalling 70 hours of usage (I Strava all my rides). This was due to the central pins on my HT pedals, which ironically, Vital has used for their photo shoot. I guess movement from my feet has picked away at the stealth rubber, which I guess are 3-4mm thin!  I contacted the UK distributor who pointed me at the shop I bought them from, but no joy, I was quoted "wear and tear".   The shop assistant in Evans Cycles told me that the shoes were for 'free riding and downhill' and not pedalling!  I think he was a roadie.  I pedal up to do downhill.   They did offer me the same shoe, with a 20% discount (about £75) but I declined.

So I'm stuck with a pair of shoes, that show no sign of wear on the uppers, with a hole in one sole.  It's winter here now and a hole means wet feet.  These shoes have cost me £1.24 an hour to use.  That to me is really bad value.  The support of the shop and the distributor is absolutely lame and completely unsatisfactory.    If the shoes lasted 2 years I would award 5 stars.  18 months 4 stars, etc.   Four - Five months, it's going to be one star.  With the lack of support, it from Five Ten, Bigstone (UK distributor) and Evans Cycles, it is 0.5. HAVING SPOKEN TO THE PRODUCT ENGINEER, I NOW HAVE FULL CONFIDENCE IN FIVE TEN AND THEIR INTENTION TO FOLLOW UP ON THIS PROBLEM I ENCOUNTERED.

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Added a comment about video Pierre & Tibo Shred Crabapple Hits 10/29/2013 12:41 AM
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I didn't want to sound ungrateful, I've bought bikes and kit due to vital reviews. I also like the style of journalism. I guess it's nice to have new stuff to read when I trawl through the websites. I'm a pig I suppose.....

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Added a comment about video Pierre & Tibo Shred Crabapple Hits 10/28/2013 3:19 PM
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Vital, can we have some sort of tests or original content rather than videos that appear on a lot of other websites. You guys do good tests and good coverage of events. Can we have some more please. Thanks.

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