Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides the All-New Öhlins RXF36 Fork and TTX Air Shock 9/29/2018 7:35 PM

To summarise:
Sorry our old stuff was inadequately tested and a bit crappy, but please give us your money again cos this time it's different.
Rinse and repeat....

It worked for Manitou... Oh wait

Added a comment about product review Short Travel, Loads of Fun - Riding the 2019 Giant Trance 29 8/7/2018 6:52 PM
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Added reply in a thread Would You Ride This $13,000 Downhill Fat E-Bike? 5/5/2018 4:25 PM

I have no problem with E-Bikes on trails as long as they fall under the type 1 classification. This is just an electric dirt bike, but one that costs $4000 more than a 4-stroke dirt bike and is super f-ing lame. This is the worst possible scenario for ... more »

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/10/2018 8:28 PM
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The Evil is my favorite bike to look at, the Trek is the most revered, the Orbea I can’t buy and the Enduro is the one I own.
It just goes to show that none of these bike is really that much better than the other.
For those of you who own some these bikes and don’t agree with the results, you shouldn’t take it personally. Any of these bikes with different riders on different trails could have come out on top.
The use the same tires thing I agree with on one hand, but these are the tires the manufacturers speced so it’s good to see how they stacked up out of the box.

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Added a comment about press release BikeYoke Launches the REVIVE MAX Dropper 1/25/2018 8:24 PM
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I already have Revives on my other bikes, but I can’t wait to get one for my 2018 Enduro

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:18 PM

We opted out of any machine testing as we wanted to keep this about the real-world experience. Yes, this introduces some tester bias but we really wanted to evaluate the brakes on the trail more than anything else. On that topic, it's equally possible to have a brake set up wrong and turn in a less...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:17 PM

I am rocking the TRP G-spec's with Saint metallic pads and I am in love!! Best brakes I have had so far! Great article BTW!!

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:17 PM

I think I would love those Forumula's. The lever looks like an old Avid Jucy that had more length than most current levers. Feels way more comfortable to me than Shimano length levers.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:17 PM

When a brand has so much OEM success, it can be very hard to sell parts on the aftermarket. In such cases there will always be a healthy supply of used brakes that people have taken off their bikes because they want to personalize their ride or whatever, which drives down the second hand price.

As for...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:16 PM

As we pointed out in the article: for "those who master it the Saint could arguably rank higher – such is its outright power and capacity to stop any moving object on a dime."

Going from Saint to Hope is definitely a bit of an anticlimax at first. Their power delivery could not be more different. That...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:16 PM

I felt the same way when I first went away from Shimano brakes. It wasn't long though till I started to really see and appreciate a more linear brake feel for both racing and joy riding.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:16 PM

As stated in the article, we looked for DH-worthy brakes and we stopped at the six main contenders that can be easily purchased and serviced pretty much anywhere in the world. Trickstuff is still more of a niche brand, but we may get around to testing their goods as well at some point.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:16 PM

I am glad to see Hope on the top. I am on my 2nd set and it is hard for me to ride anything else.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Heavy-Duty Disc Brakes 12/27/2017 6:16 PM

That is correct, in our experience.

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Everyone's experience and preference will vary. Just because your favorite didn't finish on top, doesn't mean you're an idiot for liking or preferring it. If your seeking validation for liking what you like or bought from an online product review, maybe you should be reevaluating your priorities in life and not so much the choices you've made

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Added a comment about feature You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 7:34 PM
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This is probably the best story I've ever seen on Vital! I have no need for a 29er DH bike but It held my interest anyway.

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Liked a comment on the item You Can Have a 29er Downhill Bike - Trek Introduces the New Session 27.5 and Session 29 5/25/2017 7:32 PM

glad to hear everyone is pumped on the article. don't hesitate to share it!

Added a comment about feature Grits, Hero Dirt, and Fresh Rubber: 2017 Maxxis Appalachian Summit 5/22/2017 7:02 PM
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I just tried out the forecaster yesterday. If that tire came in a 29x2.6 it would be all I would ever need

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/9/2017 8:55 PM

One of the best product shootout articles I have ever seen. Amazing work!! And thank you for doing all the testing for us. I will definitely be on a Revive for my next build