Added a comment about feature New Carbon Cranks, Bars and Wheels from Race Face - Next R Line 4/19/2017 9:26 AM
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I second the wheelset weight question and what's the cost of the Cinch power meter?

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Liked a comment on the item New Carbon Cranks, Bars and Wheels from Race Face - Next R Line 4/19/2017 9:25 AM

Wheelset weights ?

Liked a comment on the item We Ride the New Norco Range C9.2 - Vital MTB First Ride / First Look 3/24/2017 11:02 AM

Vital is killing it. Comparing this article to counterparts on other websites, this is just so much better. Loving the multimedia aspect. Seeing the trails discussed in detail in the review is sick.

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Steve, not sure if you have riden the new E29 but could you comment on the differences?

I rode the last gen E29 for nearly 3 years and really liked that bike but I felt like it was time for an update. It was too small (I rode a large and im 6') and the HA was a bit too steep. The 2017 E29 is way better in all regards except for reach. Its stiffer, better rear suspension, and slacker. I test rode it at bootleg and it felt awesome.

Now the Norco Range comes along and it has all the geometry numbers I am looking for. The reach seams perfect being 11mm longer than the E29. But it does have 15mm less travel in the rear than the E29. Both have FSR and I am a fan of that. I'm torn between this bike and the 2017 E29.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/23/2017 3:49 PM
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I was told by my bike shop that's it's $200 to swap to the charger damper on the yari.

I rode the last generation 29 for nearly 3 years and really liked that bike. That's the longest I've ever had a bike. I test rode the elite 2017 e29 at bootleg canyon and it felt great. It is defiantly stiffer and much more stable at speed then the old one. It made me want to buy this bike again. The only thing that is holding me back is the fact that they should have made the bike just a bit longer in reach and gave it stronger wheels.

What would be rad to see is a long travel 29er comparison. How about that vital?

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/25/2017 9:04 PM
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The reach is pretty good for the calling. Longer than evils other bikes. I'm 6' and ride a large following. I do feel it's pretty compact. I wish it had the reach of the calling. I did ride my buddies XL following and I liked the reach but the seat tube was too tall for my 32" inseam. I could not get the seat low enough.

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Added a comment about video Trek Factory Racing SoCal Training Camp 2/24/2017 5:23 PM
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That's a bit of a drive from San Diego. The first DH trail looked fun too and it looked like it was San Diego more or less.

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Looks like that test track Curtiss Keene was dialing in his suspension on in Trinidad Colorado? Funny stuff

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 8:01 AM
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According to the chart it says the reach is 480 for the large and the XL. Is that correct?

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 4:14 PM
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Excellent review. I bought the following based on vitals review last year. The Calling seems like a plusher version of the following. The following is a very capable bike. I ride everything from bike park to smooth, sharp berms,flowing trails. I definitely ride it beyond its capability which is why I'm looking for a rig with more travel for those rowdy DH trails. The following really shines on smoother trails that are fast with lots of burms and jumps. Even when the trail gets rough the following still holds a line, you just won't be as fast and it takes a little more toll on the rider.

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Added a comment about feature Meet The Testers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/22/2017 8:41 AM
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That was a fun read. Looking forward to the reviews!

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Added a comment about video Curtis Keene Rips Trinidad on His Enduro 29 2/21/2017 7:07 PM
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Thanks! Excellent work by the way!

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Added a comment about video Curtis Keene Rips Trinidad on His Enduro 29 2/10/2017 3:55 PM
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Where is the follow up segment to this that was supposed to posted this week? I've been checking everyday for it. I'm very interested in the new enduro 29 as I had the last enduro 29 for three years.

Hey vital, you doing a review of the 2017 E29? I'm super curious how it compares to the old one.

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I know where that is! Nice.

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Added a comment about video Curtis Keene Rips Trinidad on His Enduro 29 2/4/2017 10:41 AM
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Is he running the aluminum or carbon traverse wheels? If he is running the aluminum they must be a lot stronger then they used to be.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - Mitch Ropelato Bonking and Brapping 6/8/2016 4:47 PM
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Ah man its been too long since I have taken my toboggan down the bobsled. That was one of the first "DH" trails I did as a beginner mountain biker. Is that trail still fun?

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Added a comment about product review First Look, First Ride: 2017 Pivot Switchblade 29/27.5+ 5/31/2016 9:11 PM
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Brandon,

How does this bike compare to Evil The Following? I'm very interested in both bikes.
Thanks!

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Added reply in a thread My 6fattie sworks enduro! 10/26/2015 9:59 AM

KTG290, I just went to Santa Cruz for the first time and I love your local trails around UCSC. I have been thinking of doing this on my Enduro 29er as I live in a Yucca Valley, Ca where the trails are very sandy. Actually there are no MTB trails, I just ... more ยป