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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 9:21 AM

We are a welcoming and understanding portal, that lets the user decide what they want to see. It couldn't be easier to make sure you get to watch the race without spoilers, just don't visit news sites or social media until you've seen it - it's the easiest decision in the world. My point is that it is ultimately up to the users to take advantage of all the tools and technology at their disposal to shape their experience, without resorting to demanding that the whole internet should conform to their particular viewing preferences.

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:22 AM

If I really wanted to avoid the results I'd just not visit Vital / PB until I've watched the race.

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Liked a comment about feature Op-Ed - DON’T SPOIL THE RESULTS IN THE TITLE 9/18/2019 8:19 AM

does anyone expect the results of the superbowl to be withheld by espn, nbc, pbs, hbo, nytimes, drudge report, pennysaver and the appalachian gazette until everyone watches the game? fwiw, we don't spoil WC race results in titles or even the subtitles (text that social media picks up and could spoil). we haven't for a while. and re: the winning bike comment below, we wait at least 6-8 hours until after the race to post those. the absurdity of getting riled up over a hardline QUALIFIER spoiler is pretty awesome, IMO.

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Liked a comment about product review First Ride: Transition's New TR11 Also Goes to 11 9/12/2019 1:24 PM
Liked a comment about press release FOX Releases Updated FIT4 Damper and New Bearing Shock Hardware 8/14/2019 9:40 AM

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Liked a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 5:29 PM

Weird and expensive. For every enduro sold how much is going to that ridiculous video? On a unit to unit basis, its more than $1. Over produced. Next to no riding. The story sucked.

Give me some raw ripping and fun-having. Leave the "I hope I get to produce the next Stranger Things" video reel to your Vimeo page.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 5:58 PM

So by your comparison of XTR to GX, you might as well take the next step and say I can't see how XX1 is any better than GX.

I'm quite tired of the finicky b-tension of eagle. I feel like it constantly needs to be adjusted and doesn't hold an adjustment for very long. XTR is going on a bike this week and eagle is on another. It will be good to compare but if I get less frequent drivetrain issues, I'd give 5 stars.

And it's honestly nice to see something on Vital that doesn't get 4 stars. Everything gets 4 stars.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:38 PM

You're assuming that SLX lines up to NX, when I don't think any brand is claiming that. These groupsets don't neatly line up to one another and simply ranking them in descending order and claiming they line up isn't accurate.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:19 PM

jeff.brines - I made a few references to "apples to apples" and what I meant there was XTR compared to XX1. I tried to write review assuming most folks to be looking at most of my comments from that point of view. My hope is that people looking to spend money on XTR/XX1/other would read the review and make a more educated decision between the two.

If you're asking whether I'd buy GX or XTR for my personal bike I'm with you... I'd go GX. That decision would be based exclusively on cost however. If I cared about racing, the marginal gains that come with better equipment might have me saying otherwise... If you can't beat them, out spend them.

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:33 PM

Having ridden this stuff myself, albeit short-term tests only, I disagree with the statement that it "doesn't do anything better." The shifting performance under load is impressive, far better than Eagle, and it does also offer 1 extra cog of range. It also seems less sensitive to getting knocked around, the Eagle derailleur is notoriously finicky to set up and will start having trouble with shifts once it gets a bit beat up.

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