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Added a comment about feature Thank you, Brandon Turman 9/24/2020 1:27 AM
Mo(n)arch

Hilarious video! :-)
Dear bturman,
Thank you for all that you have done for MTB, for us die hard MTB fans and for everything else.
Best of luck for your next chapter in life, no doubt that you will succeed!
Cheers!

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Added a comment to Beyond The Tape Podcast's bike check 7/30/2020 1:00 AM
Tasty Sparkles Reign 29

Awesome bike, congrats on it! What rear travel do you get out of the 65mm rear stroke?

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Added a comment about feature What Do 10,000 Mountain Bikers Think? Vital MTB Audience Survey Results and Market Trends 11/6/2019 8:18 AM
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Santa Cruz, Fox and Maxxis must be very happy.

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Added a comment about feature 2020 Norco Sight - We Ride the Radical New Geometry of this Next-Generation Trail Bike 11/2/2019 10:37 AM
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So to me that bike looks more of a „short travel“ enduro then a trailbike. Am I completeley wrong with that?
When I look especially at the geometry of the 29“ version, I see a rather agressive race bike. The size large has pretty much the same numbers as the Specialized enduro and 150mm rear suspension has proven to be able to win the nastiest of EWS races.
Really interested on this bike as an allmountain weapon for the alps. Definitely a fan of the geometry. Waiting for a long term review.

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Added a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/16/2019 1:21 PM
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The coastal two made a vid. Much better.
https://vimeo.com/353248154

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Added a comment about slideshow RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Les Gets World Cup DH 7/15/2019 12:44 AM
RACE DAY SLIDESHOW - Les Gets World Cup DH

Probably the speed police. ;-) Bruni was also "arrested" by the French police. According to the 'gram the cops are rather big fans of DH, taking pictures with Peaty, Minnaar etc.

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Added a comment about product review A DH Racer’s Perspective: Unveiling the 2020 Specialized Demo 29 7/10/2019 2:49 AM
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Are they actually running shorter chainstays? I was assuming, that the better weight distribution together with the more progressive rear end on the new rig gave Bruni the stability to perform more consistent. The same seemed to happen when Troy went on the Sender from Canyon, which actually has a lot in common with this bike (progressive, longer CS). Visibly less bouncing around (rodeo moves) and more hovering with a very stable chassis was achieved.

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Prototype Specialized Demo 6/12/2019 3:28 AM
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Added a comment about slideshow RACE DAY - Finale Ligure Enduro World Series Slideshow 10/2/2018 5:24 AM
RACE DAY - Finale Ligure Enduro World Series Slideshow

Cecile "Stagedive" Ravanel! What a beast. Doing a perfect season in enduro seems impossible with that much saddle time. Congrats, you are unreal!

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Added a comment about feature Rob Warner's YT Capra 29, Size XXL 4/4/2018 12:03 AM
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Audiofile says 6'5 or 195cm.

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Added a comment about video Vital RAW - RACE DAY, Windrock Pro Gravity Tour 3/12/2018 10:56 AM

Really cool looking track!
The step up to off camber landing and those big ass rocks look like a lot of fun, in a challenging way.
Possible future WC track?!

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Added a comment about video Hyped on Bikes! 50to01's 'Wheel Love' Video is Incredible 12/7/2017 5:22 AM

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Added a comment about product review ODI Longneck (XL) 9/8/2017 6:47 AM
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I am currently riding the lock on variation of these but would like to try the slip ons. What is the grip diameter of these? I just want to know if both options have the same diameter as I don't like thinner grips.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: TRP Quadiem G-Spec Brakes 5/23/2017 6:02 AM
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I am interested in the "give you mentioned in the hoses and the lever itself. Personally I think that would be something I'd definitely avoid as an engineer. Get the power of the finger as direct as possible to the brake rotor. What do you think about that? Did you ask TRP about it?
Will you hit hit some sort of dyno with it? I'd love to see the four premier DH-brakes in a direct comparsion test.

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Added a comment about video Introducing the Pivot Cycles Mach 5.5 Carbon 5/18/2017 4:48 AM

"That was a rattle snake!!!" - lmao
Cool bike, but where is the Bernard Kerr promo video? We all know, that it won't sell otherwise...

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Added a comment about slideshow SLIDESHOW - Lourdes World Cup DH Track Walk 4/28/2017 12:59 AM
SLIDESHOW - Lourdes World Cup DH Track Walk

Bring back the 220mm rotors!

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Giant Trance Advanced from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/28/2017 2:43 AM
Mo(n)arch

Such a good looking bike!
Awesome review, it's a shame that an awesome frame gets cut off of its potential due to mediocre componentry.
I wanted to add that there is a carbonframe in XS and XL available aswell (at least in europe and Canada).

Edit: In the USA you get the sizes XS and XL in aluminium only.

Size XL
Reach: 469mm
Stack: 628mm
Top Tube: 655mm
Wheelbase: 1209mm

Size XS
Reach: 386mm
Stack: 587mm
Top Tube: 560mm
Wheelbase: 1109mm

More details on geometry:
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/trance-advanced-0

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