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Microfiz's Turner DW-DHR

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Microfiz's Turner DW-DHR

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Liked a comment about feature 7 of the Best Lightweight Full Face Helmets | Vital MTB Roundup 10/8/2021 9:53 AM
NINJA MOUNT

Because you listed the missing possibility of no spot for mounting a POV camera as contra: we offer an option for the Troy Lee Stage helmet (used by Ines Thoma during some EWS stages) and a special adapter for the Fox ProFrame for your GoPro.

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Liked a comment about product review Vital Test Sessions - Transition Spire 10/6/2021 8:37 AM
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Beestrangler

I've had my Spire for around two weeks now and have been very impressed with it. It's interesting that you & other sites have said the rear suspension is harsh - that's just about the last word I would use to describe it. That super deluxe shock must be doing the bike dirty, I got the build with an X2 shock.

I'll offer a counter argument for the 30 tooth chainring - I think it's a perfect spec choice for the sort of riding a lot of people will be doing on this bike, at least in the PNW where the bike was designed. I'm very happy that the bike came with a 30T when it comes time to grind up a steep fire road for an hour or more before I point the bike downhill. The 165 cranks the bike comes with also lend towards the 30T chainring being more necessary, having lost a bit of leverage over the system as a whole.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/6/2021 8:30 AM
jeff.brines

I've tried a number of different shock configurations on a number of different bikes. The idea that the Super Deluxe is somehow a bad air shock is a bit of a misnomer. What the Super Deluxe does lack is the tunability of a Float X2, but in outright performance, I'd say its right up there with the best of them.

...but don't listen to me. A number of RockShox athletes have won a whole bunch of WC/EWS races on the (air) shock (eg: Hill, Pierron, Moir)

Obviously on the coil front, you've got Loris, Reece, Brosnon etc - Dcamp can chime in but I'm pretty sure the damper is the same between the coil & air shocks with the spring being the (obvious) difference. My big point here is it has world class winning pedigree engineered into the shock.

From my many of hours of testing, I feel strongly that RockShox has the coolest air spring technology. Offering a huge range of adjustment, to both the positive and negative (via megneg) spring.

As to why the bike was harsh, I'd guess maybe they've overdone it with volume spacers (the bike is far more progressive than Sentinel V1.0 days). This is a double edged sword, of course. It'll help the bike feel more poppy and responsive (which they note it is) at the expense of square edged hits.

If I owned a Spire and felt this was a problem I'd do two things before spurring (no pun intended) for a different shock.

1) Pull all volume spacers out of the Super Deluxe. Set sag at 28-30% (slightly higher - giving more avail travel) and go smash.

2) Do a chainless run. Maybe pedal kickback is part of the problem. If this feels a lot better, add O-Chain - go ride happy.

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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions - Enduro Bikes 10/6/2021 8:21 AM
bulletbass man

Thanks for releasing this in one go instead of trying to maximize clicks for the same content. Refreshing change in the like and subscribe times we live in.

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Liked a comment about feature RockShox Introduces Automatic Suspension System - Flight Attendant Review 10/5/2021 12:41 PM
bulletbass man

I just want some buttercups.

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Liked a comment about feature RockShox Introduces Automatic Suspension System - Flight Attendant Review 10/5/2021 12:41 PM
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stoic_machine

Win on Sunday sell on Monday.
I'm all for new tech even if its a giant f'ing Dork fest like this new stuff is but first I want see it put through some proper race season torture tests and prove it can do the job.

Maybe its just me being old and crusty but when you have been apart of this sport for 17 years now you become a little skeptical of new products that go about to solve an issue none of us really felt we had.

I will say this stuff looks good though and it kinda feels like RS is ahead of fox on this one.

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Liked a comment about press release Commencal Introduces the Full 2022 Line-Up 10/5/2021 12:40 PM
MiSo11

According to Commencal USA's insta story the Meta AM 29 is now the meta sx. Not technically savvy enough to embed the story here silly

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Liked a comment about press release Commencal Introduces the Full 2022 Line-Up 10/5/2021 12:40 PM
iceman2058

That appears to be the case. There was nothing about it in the information we were sent, and the website does not show any new 2022 models for the full 29er Meta.

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