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ive been here with another account since 2015 and most of my comments about Vital articles are on youtube comment section but today i am here because of the pb tragedy. Here to stay. Vital has delivered for so many years and deserves better apreciation .

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26griz

Thanks for the question! To start, most all-mountain bikes are sub 35lbs respectively and the difference in "sprung weight" is substantial between e-mtb and analog mtb's. Additionally, the Sight VLT line have large 220mm front rotors while the analog Sight line comes with 200mm front rotors - this difference alone is going to impact fore and aft flex of a Fox 36 or e36... then consider the additional sprung weight of the EPS motor and 10lb 900Wh battery. Short story long to your question, I do believe the 36 is perfectly adequate for analog all-mountain bikes where fork flex less of an issue.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/14/2021 12:11 PM

Hi, I come from pinkbike, I seek asylum if possible.
Thanks in advance.

Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/14/2021 12:11 PM

I too am a newly arrived pinkbike refugee. Spomer I hope your servers are ready for the massive numbers incoming from pb. I have been reading vital for over a decade tho.

Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/14/2021 12:01 PM

Great, thorough review. I appreciate the extra work in tuning the motor not just the suspension.

Norco is killing it right now.

Just waiting for these to hit my shop so I can see for myself!

Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/14/2021 10:38 AM

Hahaha, come on in. We're a pretty friendly bunch.

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26griz

Welcome to Vital... it's kinda like the team trail party of websites.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital First Look - 2022 Norco Sight VLT C1 7/14/2021 10:06 AM

Hi VitalMTB, nice articles and reviews you have here... oh and check out this nifty comments section. Some of the PB commenters said this place was ripe for the pillaging, I mean making valuable, insightful, and non-offensive comments. I think we'll like it here. Cheers and tell...more

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Liked a comment on the item 5 Stars - Marin Alpine Trail E2 4/16/2021 1:13 PM

As I understand it as far back as yesterday evening, e38 stanchions have the same internal dimensions as new 36. E38 160mm has four spacers, according to setup guide, but same travel 36 has one...I bet you could eek a bit more out of it by pulling spacers, one at a time--extra...more

Added a comment about product review 5 Stars - Marin Alpine Trail E2 4/16/2021 9:59 AM
26griz

I'm closer to 200lbs kitted and we set the fork PSI to the Fox recommended setting : 102psi (approximately). After reviewing the Fox tuning guide for both 38 for options - they advise the same settings for both e38 and standard 38. Volume spacers were the factory setting of 3 spacers and I didn't feel the need to add or remove any spacers. As for the shock, Marin specs a 350lb spring on the Medium and we were set up with a 400lb spring. I prefer a lower spring rate (for added small bump sensitivity - helps with the nerve damage in my right foot) and work around compression/rebound settings for bottom out control, predictable "pop" for jumps and ensuring the rear suspension does not "pack up" in high-frequency compressions. So the 400lb spring worked in favor of my subjective preference **please note, my shock tuning may feel like dookie for some riders as I have a unique physical situation. As for the technical questions regarding the construct of the 38's I'd refer you to Fox for a clear and detailed answer. I could use a tutorial myself from Fox to better understand the differences. You may find some info here: https://www.ridefox.com/family.php?m=bike&family=38e as I don't want to mislead you in anyway. Thank you for the kind words on my pace as well... the next goal is to fine tune style because I'm a long way off from Paul Bas on the e-MTBs!!

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Added a comment about product review 5 Stars - Marin Alpine Trail E2 4/15/2021 3:51 PM
26griz

Hey @ceecee thanks for your request! Suspension settings for the Alpine Trail E2 here's what I did:
Fork - HSC 4 clicks from open LSC 4 clicks from open HSR 5 clicks from open LSR 6 clicks from open
Shock HSC 4 clicks from open LSC 6-8 clicks from open (8 clicks for jumping) HSR 4 clicks form open LSR 6 clicks from open. This setting was for the Boise area only and I'd definitely make adjustments depending on terrain and dirt conditions. Hope this helps!

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Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 2:00 PM

Best in the biz! Best of luck on future endeavors

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/12/2020 11:02 AM

Good test. I just bought a Rail 3 weeks ago and love it. EMTBs are rad. Don't worry about getting one (if you have the cash). Join the fun!

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26griz

I found that temperature also had an impact on battery longevity. 45-degrees F and cooler had me running on the reserve eco mode where on a more temperate day, I'd have 2-3 bars of battery life. Also, spinning at a higher cadence seemed to stretch out the batter life in general.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/12/2020 10:11 AM
26griz

I would have personally loved to set up every bike we tested with a 29 front 27.5 rear combo! How are you getting along with the 29' Levo now vs your previous Sight VLT?

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Four Exciting Electric Mountain Bikes Reviewed Head-to-Head 8/12/2020 10:10 AM

You should do a 29" comparison and then a 27.5" comparison. Ive owned a 27.5' Sight VLT and now a Levo 29' and they are day and night different. I think mainly due to the wheel size. I think 27.5" feels snappy and fun on these heavier bikes.

Added a comment about feature E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 7/30/2020 3:16 PM
26griz

No doubt the growth of e-MTB will continue to be divisive for some time while simultaneously increasing in popularity. With this in mind, I see a long term battle coming to define where e-MTBs belong. OHV trails are currently the only "no brainer" option for e-MTB in the US.

Additionally, we MTBers are the least organized when it comes to land access and there is a large disconnect between the collective "industry" (which is heavily marketing/pushing the "emerging market" of e-MTB ) and advocacy groups (which lobby for our access and trail development on public/FS/NP lands).

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