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Added a comment about feature WORLD CUP DH BIKES - Maribor 4/28/2019 9:59 AM

Looks like a more a durable protection than clear vinyl, not actually grip tape.

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Added a comment about press release DEITY Launches Full 35mm Carbon and Aluminum Handlebar Line 3/12/2019 12:20 PM

Because the OE spec on many bikes now is 35mm. Gives Deity more access to OE market and allows consumers with 35mm OE spec to choose Deity bars as a replacement option.
They’ve been vocal about not being fans of 35mm and wanting to take their time to get it right instead of just releasing another 35mm option that’s too stiff. Their 31.8 components are not being replaced or phased out.

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Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 10:39 AM

Nx sentinel is a killer deal. I would recommend saving up a few bucks and finding an xd driver or wheelset (atleast rear wheel) with an xd driver and getting a gx cassette for it. That nx cassette is a boat anchor

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Added a comment about feature The Inside Line: Frank The Welder 2/13/2019 10:08 AM

Awesome to listen to this! As someone who quit high school to learn how to weld, is obsessed with bikes, and has multiple jobs solely based around building things with my hands, Frank has not been a small influence to me, haha. Cool to hear his whole story in one place.

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Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Dropper Posts Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 1/16/2019 12:34 PM

Different catagory. Performs too well against the rest of these to compete. would be like Usain Bolt going to a high school track meet....

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best 27.5 Downhill Bikes Raced and Reviewed 1/8/2019 7:06 PM

Looking for this?
https://m.vitalmtb.com/features/Why-That-Bike-Transition-Patrol,2600

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Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/6/2018 3:39 PM

Point ignored not missed. I said for comparison sake, because it is worth mentioning. No not head to head or apples to apples. Tires help yes and for the record that was supergravity casing vs wtb tough casing. But running back and forth between the ohlins to the ext, the ext handles small trail chatter better, no change to tires or pressure. The push handles small bump very well also, not like the ext can though, and that was riding the bikes back to back on numerous occasions. Both tuned to myself and the bike I was on. Again the ext performed better. If I had the chance to, I would ride the ext back to back with the push on the same bike. But, I wasn’t going to buy a push for my dh bike even if they made one, just because. I already had an ohlins and ext for it. And I wasn’t about to buy an ext for the trail bike that had a push when I was about to sell said bike.
I still have my push, it’s currently back in Colorado getting resized to my new patrol. If ext releases a trunnion, I plan on picking it up, then I’ll give you your head to head.

Until then, my point still stands. Every shock review you read is subjective. They’re from different riders on different bikes on different trails. I had a valid comparison of how well each shock handled the situation they were dealt, and both were designed to be in the situations where they were placed. The ext gets the edge, it handled its situation better.
The push is a fantastic shock. I’m comparing 3 of the highest end dampers available here. I’m far from displeased with any of them. The ext is also the most balanced I’ve had against my 40, which I’ve torn into and retuned to my liking.
And yes I’ve owned X2s float and coil, as well as many others.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/5/2018 10:52 PM

160 with gear. 450lb spring for loose blown out conditions and steep/rough where I want a touch softer. 475 for general use, and 500 for jumping/freeride type stuff. All SAR (EXT) springs

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Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/5/2018 8:58 PM

How do you regard every shock review you read? We don’t have a set standard for bike to test against, every review is subjective.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: EXT's Rally-Inspired Arma HBC Shock 10/5/2018 2:59 PM

Hands down best shock I’ve ever ridden. Been running one on my TR11 most the summer, floated between a 450 and 475 spring. The clicks are easily discernible and the HBC is a super nice feature when switching springs. The small bump sensitivity of this shock is second to none while still providing great support when you need it. The consistent feel and control this shock provides definitely influences you to ride faster and push harder. For comparison sake, I also have an ohlins for the same bike and a push for my trail bike. Both are fantastic shocks but the Arma some how finds another realm of small bump sensitivity while not losing the support needed to push hard.

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Added a comment about press release Devinci Launches the Spartan 29 9/28/2018 11:49 AM

Same issue on my old Spartan. Resorted to loc tite 609. Be nice to see brands start using c clips to retain bearings

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Added a comment about press release Devinci Launches the Spartan 29 9/28/2018 9:57 AM

Why 51mm offset?? Also, can we just call it boost 157 or something? I thought the industry wanted to get away from the tongue in cheek super boost name...

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Added a comment about press release Red Bull Hardline Riders Announced 9/6/2018 2:09 PM

Super risky race, guessing Gwin isn’t that interested honestly. I do miss his old segments absolutely sending it, 3 minute gaps...
Feel like this is a good fit for someone like Bingelli or Aiello though.

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Added a comment about photo Brake Tricks 8/10/2018 10:47 AM

Do it overnight yes. It allows for larger volume behind the pistons and in theory the bubbles will float up. Pro trick, take your wheel out and clamp down on a dummy rotor, rubber band and leave over night. In the morning, while holding the lever closed and removing the rubber band, use the rotor to push the pistons back into place and allow that pressure to extend the brake lever against your finger. Helps push any bubbles up. Shimanos are usually done with the bleed cup on over night.

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Added a comment about photo PIT BITS - U.S. Open - Improvisation 8/4/2018 11:19 AM

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of this kid over the next few years, shredder for sure

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