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Added a comment about feature Marginal Gains: There’s Nothing *Stock* About Stock Suspension 10/23/2020 9:37 AM
Matt Dogg

We've got shops here (Salt Lake) that offer them. A friend rented a couple for a week and unfortunately it didn't really help his setup a noticeable amount. I think it could work for some though like the less experienced crowd, but then again the shop should be able to help them easily get the shocks to 95% dialed. A tuning shop (locally we have Suspension Syndicate) is where the harder chargers would be best served I think. And ours has been so busy this year it's been super hard to even get an appointment.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized's Grippiest Tire - The All-New T9 Tire Compound 10/13/2020 8:23 AM

Yep, they sure are burly! I got some GRID trail casings as well, they actually seem pretty sturdy too. 1080 grams for a 29-inch, 2.3 Butcher trail with the mixed T9/T7 compound, 980 for the same size Eliminator. Reports from the trail to follow...

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's Grippiest Tire - The All-New T9 Tire Compound 10/13/2020 8:22 AM

I can't ever NOT read it that way...haha!

Liked a comment on the item Specialized's Grippiest Tire - The All-New T9 Tire Compound 10/13/2020 8:22 AM

No regerts.

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

Thanks for all your work at VitalMTB Brandon! All the best for your new projects!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

Thank you Brandon for some truly awesome reads and videos! You will be missed. As for you Vital, DONT you dare think this lets you get out of reviewing DH bikes. We the people want more DH bike reviews!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

Bummer, always looked forward to his content! Good luck out there Brandon!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

It was an honor to see you on our transplanted Sea Otter wall ride.

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

Brandon was super refreshing to see as a reviewer when so many others seem to be much more talented in writing than riding. Someone at vital will have their work cut out for them

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 4:00 PM

Thanks BT!

Really good work here on the sites and you, and the others on vital, have done a good job connecting with us through the forum and commentsection.

Happy trails from the north

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

Such a great human. Had one of my most fun days riding bikes with him & the Vital crew last year at Crankworx. Super sad to have him leave but excited for him to continue his journey.

Best of luck, Brandon.

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

Such a great human. Had one of my most fun days riding bikes with him & the Vital crew last year at Crankworx. Super sad to have him leave but excited for him to continue his journey.

Best of luck, Brandon.

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

Anyone who looks like the main character from Superbad deserves to be recognized. Good luck in your future endeavors!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

Thank you Brandon for your insight and detailed work here on VitalMTB. May your next adventures in life bring you to the level of passion you shared and displayed here.

Happy Trails!!

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

I remember taking Brandon straight to one of the steepest DH trails in town with a really intimidating drop in for his day of testing the original Sentinel and SBG Patrol. Brand new bikes never ridden... He cruised down the road a hundred feet to try and bed the brake pads in. After that... game on! Pretty rad to...more

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 3:59 PM

Thanks Brandon for the excellent content over last decade (damn time flies). God speed as you ride off into the sunset

Added a comment about feature Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 9:04 AM
Matt Dogg

Wow. This feels heavy for some reason. Best of luck to BT, I'm sure we'd all love to hear what he's up to next. There's nobody else from the mtb media outlets that I'm more excited to hear break down a new bike. Brandon's reviews are literally the best in the business. See you on the trail...

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

Vital MTB without Brandon? Someone will have big shoes to fill. Thanks for the great work.

Liked a comment on the item Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/23/2020 8:59 AM

Best in the biz! Best of luck on future endeavors

Liked a comment on the item Love in the Time of COVID-19? An All-New Giant Trance X Advanced Pro 29 Texts You Late Night 9/18/2020 9:24 AM

The value rating was intended to be for the whole range of the Trance X. This $8500 model gets you some things you can’t find under $10,000, namely FOX Live Valve (and carbon wheels). The Advanced Pro 29 1 at $5,400 model has great suspension and drivetrain parts for the...more