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!

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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

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The part about the Revive is that you forget it's on your bike and just use it instinctively, because it just keeps working.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/9/2017 8:52 PM

The fact that we think a post should exist in both major seat post diameters in order to be considered suitable for as many riders as possible is elitist?

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/9/2017 8:51 PM

Nope, I think that's exactly what they said. Not making 30.9 and 31.6 options should result in a lower score.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Dropper Seatposts 5/9/2017 8:44 PM

Use a wolftooth lever with the fox and you have a matchmaker and Ispec Lever for the same price as the fox lever. Have one on mine. Has a better feel and look in my opinion also.

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I couldn't agree more about the BikeYoke Revive. I have had personal experience with the majority of the post tested and it is head and shoulders above everything else on the market.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 3, Craig Stikman Glaspell 2/8/2017 1:52 PM
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Amazing interview! Craig has become the elder statesman of the Mountain Bike world. Thanks for everything you have done to improve our sport

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