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Liked a comment about video Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 7:10 PM

The difference between Vital test members & PB testes is that most VitalMTB riders qualified for pro licenses. Trumpore, Howell, Wentz, Sven, Turman... So if a bike needs to be ridden hard to expose limitations or positives, I trust them far more than any other site

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Liked a comment about feature MTB Tire Test: Michelin Wild Enduro vs. e*thirteen LG1r EN MoPo 5/18/2020 8:16 PM
TEAMROBOT

The difference is that the Nevegal was popular with SLOW people (editors, MBA readers, your dad, etc) and was never popular with pros (see: sharpie sales in 2007), whereas the DHF was and still is popular with pros.

Also, I didn't say the DHF, I said Maxxis. Maxxis makes other tires than the DHF, many of which are great, but (other than Schwalbe) no other brand can put together a good tread, compound, and casing. My point is there aren't a lot of other good options. DHF, DHR, Assegai- these are the only tires I would ever buy at MSRP.

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Liked a comment to Pekis's bike check 5/5/2020 10:57 PM
Privateer 161

Wise man's Madonna maybe ?

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Liked a bike check Custom Gunmetal Supreme 5/2/2020 8:23 AM
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Liked a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/22/2020 1:28 PM
VersusTires

Shipping is the problem, it's 10-15% of the final cost of our tires. If you order 2/4/6, we can spread that across the whole order. We'll also have special pricing at events (whenever they start up again).

We're not in a race to the bottom to produce the cheapest tire. We're trying to provide a better value for high-quality tires & plan to give back/support the riding community with various initiatives. YT or Canyon are great examples, you can buy a "big brand" for the same price but it's a base model with lower grade components.

We'd love for you to try our tires but no big deal if they're not for you, there's other great options. We just want people to be out, riding bikes & having fun.

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Liked a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/22/2020 1:27 PM
VersusTires

$65-ish is the price for a single tire, shipped.
If you buy 2/4/6 tires, there's a discount.
Whenever events open again, we'll be there with special pricing (and tacos).
We'll also have a frequent buyer/referral program & some other stuff, as well.

We ride. We know how annoying it is explaining how expensive bikes are or how bikes cost more than a car.
We can't solve all the problems but we're trying to offer a better answer for one of them.

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Liked a comment to hajh1988's bike check 4/20/2020 5:15 PM
Specialized new enduro 2020

This bike spec confuses me.

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Liked a comment about product review Vital Long-Term Test - 2020 Norco Sight 3/11/2020 8:31 AM
BHowell

Forgive me if I am misreading you here, but do you think that is a step in the process we somehow missed? At the risk of being redundant, the clip in the video is for demonstration purposes, not a literal display of what we did once over the course of a four-month test.

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Liked a bike check Scott Ransom UnLoc'd 3/3/2020 6:13 AM
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Liked a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five Slack, Short-Travel 29er Mountain Bikes Reviewed 2/24/2020 9:42 PM
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Rob Roskopp's Custom-Painted Santa Cruz Heckler

eBikes are the new roller blades. Which makes this an even bigger bummer

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Liked a comment about product review Even MORE Negative Volume! RockShox MegNeg Review 2/10/2020 10:12 AM
bturman

Positive tokens remained the same for me on the newer Patrol. If you find yourself struggling to reach bottom on a bigger hit, considering reducing your spacer size/count.

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Liked a comment about product review Unlike Anything Else - Trust Shout Linkage Fork Reviewed 1/31/2020 9:01 PM
jeff.brines

Hey Lee,

One question, did you pay for the fork? Any relationship with the company in question?

Having ridden one I can't fathom ever picking this fork over a normal fork in the 150mm+ application. In certain trail settings (120mm), I could see it being a cool alternative depending on terrain, but in the category you are describing I found the product to be downright scary.

EDIT: Scary in the way it handled bigger impacts/drops.

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