Liked a comment on the item A Better XTR? Vital Rides the New Shimano M9100 Group in Crested Butte 7/26/2018 11:16 AM

The conspiracy is a joke. Physically the current Shimano based design didn't fit anything lower than a 11t cog without mods. Sure, they could just go larger on the big ring. However, 12 speed isn't just for easier gearing. It's also set up for a larger high gear and...more

Liked a comment on the item CORNER CARNAGE - Enduro World Series Austria / Slovenia, Petzen / Jamnica 6/29/2018 5:18 AM

2:33 FTW

Added a comment about video SO FREAKING FAST! Vital RAW, Fort William Day 1 6/1/2018 8:17 PM

Danny with the speed and Kade with the style. Loving it!

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Liked a comment on the item How Much Fun Can the New Santa Cruz Blur XC Bike Be? Vital's First Ride 3/21/2018 6:19 AM

Could not agree more about finding the limits of a bike and how much fun that is, that’s why I recently swapped from a Patrol to a Scout and am very happy I did. Great review BT

Liked a bike check Devinci Spartan Carbon 2018 3/20/2018 1:59 PM
Added a comment about photo Dakotah Norton's Devinci UDFR Wilson 29 3/15/2018 7:59 PM

Unior Devinci Factory Racing

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 6:08 PM

Firstly, killer work Vital crew. This is one of the best bike tests I've seen. IMHO it works so well because of the fairly narrow field of well matched bikes (bruisers) and 2 similarly quick riders, with slightly different strengths. Secondly, it seems a lot of the commenters vastly overestimate how much of a difference there is between the parts - namely suspension and tires. None of it is junk and the geometry/suspension kinematics play a much bigger role than the perceived difference between a modern mid-range to gucci damper does.

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Added reply in a thread Have You Gone from 27.5 to 29er But Then Back to 27.5? 12/14/2017 8:28 AM

About 5 years ago, when the majority of mountain bikes were still on 26" wheels, I owned a couple of different 29ers - first a SC Tallboy and then a Yeti SB95. Both were really good bikes and probably among the very best 29ers at the time. I also still ... more »

Liked a comment on the item After Hours 11/21/2017 1:06 PM

sick vid! i think we need the ultimate utah style battle royale - giese vs cody kelley - every spectator's a winner on that

Added reply in a thread SRAM Eagle chain longevity is impressive 11/10/2017 9:03 AM

I've had great luck with the higher level SRAM XX1 chains. I have 3 that I use in rotation on 2 different bikes and have a ton of miles on them.

Liked a bike check Mel's Devinci Spartan 7/25/2017 4:57 AM
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Liked a comment on the item RESULTS: Aaron Gwin and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Lenzerheide 7/7/2017 12:35 PM

I don't think anyone fully comprehends how loony Gee is. To come back from that sort of thing this fast and qualify? Gee is officially a synonym for the word "savage".

Liked a comment on the item Speed Balanced Geometry: Transition's Approach To Creating Better Mountain Bikes 6/29/2017 7:38 PM

I assure you that the gents testing this concept (Transition, FOX, RockShox, Chris Porter, etc) know exactly what's up. I'd like to think I do as well, having been at this testing game for several years. The back-to-back process typically reveals all.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast Episode 12 - Chris Hilton, Product Manager for MTB Drivetrain at SRAM 6/7/2017 7:28 PM

no worries. b/c these are face-to-face, we're limited to who we can interview. we've talked about a non-face-to-face format but the audio quality and the conversation quality is just different when you're not sitting together. i'm hoping...more