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Liked a comment on the item 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:42 PM

paragraph from review pasted here...not sure how much more clear we can be. "Canyon has their system and policies in place, and their success is dependent on the happiness of a customer. You can cruise the internet to see how others have fared when buying a bike from Canyon and...more

Liked a comment on the item 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:41 PM

Are you saying then that the warranty issue that has been discussed in the forums and comment section as a "non issue' for this bike? Since this review/preview is for potential buyers, i just think it would be helpful for us to know the whole deal.

Liked a comment on the item 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:39 PM

It's almost funny how vital used so may words mention the warranty issue and yet still not hit the line, almost like going around in the chicken line. This is not PB, i was hoping the vital would be a lot more straightforward with it, as it has been the biggest issue with Canyon.

Liked a comment on the item 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:39 PM

Can’t speak for the newer trail bikes from Canyon, but my aluminum 19 Sender is the most fun DH bike I’ve had in many years. And I’ve had zero issues with it. *knocks on wood.

Liked a comment on the item 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:39 PM

Edit: this is a 2018 bike: small water bottle, room for a <175mm dropper, and 6" of seat tube above the top tube. It's amazing that a company that can design a road bike that is arguably the best performance-per-dollar machine on the planet has failed on their *entire* mountain...more

Added a comment about product review 2021 Canyon Spectral 29 CF8 First Ride 12/4/2020 12:36 PM
Matt Dogg

Man, your comments are valid Berg. But there are viable workarounds.

It sucks swapping posts on a new bike but OneUp droppers have a super low stack height, which was a hack I used on an old stumpjumper to get more drop. Also Canyon offers a dual skinny bottle carrying solution (check their site) which looks pretty simple and gets you up to 800ml i think.

My buddy is on a Jeffsy29 and this looks almost like a carbon copy (tee hee) but with a slacker hta. The geo looks on point and reviews are saying it's near top of class in climbing ability. The non tapered head tube and subsequent rotating spacer thingie looks wonky though.

To me it looks like a great update. I'm on an XL ripmo AF now with a 185 dropper which is enough for me though to be fair most of my friends are seeking 200mm droppers.

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Added a comment to Sethius's bike check 11/29/2020 5:04 PM
Last glen mx **** carbon.

Nice build except for the obvious. Hey Sethius, because I don’t want you to die I can probably find a half used front tire in the garage that still has 2x the traction as that Ardent. I’d be happy to drop it in the mail gratis. And I ride an alu beauty too!

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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!