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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/31/2021 7:51 AM

I heard from a rep. we might see them in June. I’ve had one on order since LAST June... I could see how it’ll be a 2022 model now.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/23/2021 2:59 PM

Not sure where I copied, but I think it’s this:

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/21/2021 3:26 PM

Definitely curious about the mullet setup. To keep the BB in the same place and all the angles, it would have to be a dropout design that the chain wouldn’t be sitting right on top of the swingarm in the fastest gear. Some of the pictures it looks like

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/19/2021 5:28 PM

Added a comment to SWILLETT's bike check 3/11/2021 6:49 AM
Sarah's Forbidden DREADNOUGHT

Wow!

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Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/10/2021 2:13 PM

Dang. I’d be stoked to see water bottles make a come back on downhill bikes. I can finally dust off my neon tie-dye skin suit from 89.

Added reply in a thread MTB Tech Rumors and Innovation 3/10/2021 1:24 PM

In regard to the new Norco, I didn’t see anybody post these yet. I’m still inclined to believe this is the new Range considering the bike has some bottle mounts. Unless they are going to include them on downhill bikes now...?

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Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 8/2/2020 12:05 AM

was hoping for a more clever, robot-inclusive response.

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 8/2/2020 12:05 AM

I test e-bikes exclusively to land a spot on the kill list. cool

Liked a comment on the item E-Bikes and Why We're Testing Them - The Inside Line Podcast 8/2/2020 12:02 AM

This is going to be fun. A bunch of riders who have never tried one complaining that it is a different sport, they don't belong on trails, they are motorcycles, they cause more trail erosion etc, etc, etc. Pretty much the exact same argument that the Sierra Club used against...more

Liked a comment on the item The Lightest MTB Full Face? See the Troy Lee Designs Stage Helmet and 2018 Sneak Peek - Sea Otter Classic 4/21/2018 6:56 AM

Ah man, Gutted I didnt get to see that! I asked about it when i was at the booth! Apparently the Vital boys have a lot more pull than my random bro self pullin in with a beer in hand.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 5:27 AM

Jesse, ya pinner! It's really awesome to see you chiming in and I appreciate your thoughts.

We would LOVE to do a test in the manner you've proposed for the reasons you stated. It would be the gold standard for a pure frame test, no doubt. There are some big hurdles we'd have to overcome to...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 5:24 AM

One of the testers did race enduro last year, and placed on the pro podium at Vail's Outlier Enduro. That tester also has raced DH, and was a 'Junior X' XC racer years ago, and loves to dirt jump. The other tester rides more bikes in this category than many, has raced DH, did XC events in his...more

Added bike check Uncle Cliffy's 2018 DeVinci Spartan 12/2/2017 4:13 PM
Uncle Cliffy's 2018 DeVinci Spartan
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Hmmmm

I can't believe it took this long...

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 6:33 PM

Pedal kickback is mostly felt when the suspension compresses during pedaling on bigger cogs on the rear, and at slow speeds (rocky climbs are a good example). On small rear cogs and fast speeds the kickback is hard to feel. At higher speeds the pedals not always rotate backward,...more

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 11:01 AM
Uncle Cliffy

Definitely smoother than what's in that video, but there are some sections that are similar. It's best you just come and see for yourself bud...

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 11:00 AM

Genuinely appreciate your opinion, Cliffy! It may be a matter of where you ride and your chosen gearing combo. Can you describe the trails a bit? Tucson is a full-on, unrelenting square edge chunk fest in sections.

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 11:00 AM

You're on the money, which is why our conclusion points to a similar type of rider to what you describe.

Without testing to the extreme end of things it's impossible to know where a bike excels and struggles. The variety of terrain in Tucson allowed us to find where the Recluse...more