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Added a comment about press release Chris Akrigg and Mongoose Part Ways After 12 Years Together 12/26/2019 2:15 PM
Added a comment about feature Vital Gear Show - Maxxis Tires Rolling Experiment, New Bikes, Tech & More 12/7/2019 9:28 AM

Very cool. And we just need to know which Maxxis tires to run.

Maybe a braking traction test, next, if possible to compare accurately and scientificishly.

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Added a comment about press release Ibis Launches the Mojo HD5 9/24/2019 7:39 PM

The original Mojo and HD frame curves were so unique and iconic looking. Perfect. And way ahead of their time. Each new generation of Ibis' look like a distorted and disjointed interpretation that original design, with a little early Nomad mixed in. The original frames look more "modern" than the newer generations. Would be nice to see Ibis go back to those flowy frame lines that started it all for them in the carbon era.

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Added a comment about photo World Championships Winning Bike: Loic Bruni's Specialized Demo 29 9/2/2019 8:25 PM

Aluminum frame. Is this because he prefers the aluminium over carbon, or because carbon is not available for this platform?

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Added a comment about product review Downcountry Dominator? 2020 Santa Cruz Tallboy Review 8/20/2019 9:13 PM

Can we have the next generation of this lineup include a downtube Stash Pocket under the bottle cage? Call it the S Pocket. We'd love it.

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Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Lock-On Grips Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 7/26/2019 7:43 AM

Thin. Inner lock. No outer lock.

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Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/5/2019 1:08 PM

Makes sense. But watching this reveiwer's video, he's putting the bike through riding that could easily justify a shock with a better damper and or coil spring. Might even buffer against harder impacts through the frame and linkage with a little better hydraulics in the shock deparment.

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Added a comment about product review Not Your Dad’s Hightower: We Ride the New 2020 Santa Cruz 7/4/2019 7:27 AM

Three questions:

Will a coil shock fit in the frame?
Will PUSH Industries come out with a new linkage kit to better match a coil shock?
Was not building in enough room in the frame for a FOX Float X2 intentional, or an oversight?

Radically modernized Hightower. Well done.

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Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 3:31 PM

The mechanical shifter system is not additive energy. There is energy loss, mostly through friction, in the system. The mechanical shifter rider input energy is higher than the output energy due to system friction loss. Not the case with a battery powered drive motor that is directed through a lower energy rider input tap on the E shifter control and E boosted by a higher energy output at the derailleur.

One of or a combination of E drivetrain, E braking system and E dropper post could have a net total of additive energy to reduce overall rider energy output to become an actual additive energy advantage over riders using E unassisted bikes - and not just E assist at the pedals.

All LBS and mechanic job security aside. This was more an inquiry into the line between E and traditional MTB.

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Added a comment about press release Norco Bicycles Introduces the All-New, Pedal-Assist Fluid VLT E-Mountain Bike 4/5/2019 11:49 AM

RE: The Critics

Does electric shifting also count as "E" mtb? Additive energy to a part of the bicycle system formerly and purely rider powered. Minimally, but literally, adding energy to a system that has historically been purely rider energy powered.

Seriously. Additive energy to shifting system is OK? Just not the drive system? Brake and dropper post systems may be next. Increasing the additive energy.

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Added a comment about product review What Does Vital Think? The New Santa Cruz MEGAtower 3/19/2019 11:58 AM

It's a competitive time to be a bike designer (these guys are all for most part no longer manufacturers). Santa Cruz bikes are smartly designed and super solid.

The next few years are going to be a very interesting time in the bike industry. Better bikes. More choices. Competing pricing and distribution strategies.

Hightower LT for sale! Mint!

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Added a comment about video Loose Dog's Santa Cruz 5010 2/15/2019 9:13 PM

Santa Cruz = Super solid frames. Quite happy with mine. And I'm really picky. Great to see your vids, Josh!

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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin, Jack Moir and Neko Mulally Riding the Intense M29 1/28/2019 8:44 PM

Just scrolled down to say this. Exactly on point.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Lew Buchanan is Not Nice to His Bike 1/28/2019 8:11 PM

Well that was some OG MTB DH fun.

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