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Added a comment about feature Go Big or Go Home | Commencal Meta AM 29 6/19/2018 9:52 PM
Liked a comment on the item Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/19/2018 9:51 PM

Agreed. Not sure why anyone would buy a Kona these days. Totally overpriced bro brand now. Makes me sad as I love my old Four. It was a good buy at $1,300 in 2008. For $3k, it would be any of the Transition bikes. But, for my money, I spent $2K and got a Jeffsy.

Added a comment about press release Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/19/2018 9:50 PM
boaz

good point about the charger 2 upgrade. quick google reveals you can get the upgrade kit for the revelation for around $240. provided you do it in your garage (at a shop you’ll be looking at around $70 for the install) that’s a more reasonable price for a fork upgrade

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Liked a comment on the item Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/19/2018 8:45 PM

Agreed!!! 3500 would be a Killer bike spec on say a Commencal.. This price is very illegitimate

Liked a comment on the item Go Big or Go Home | Commencal Meta AM 29 6/19/2018 10:11 AM

A few comments:

-"no crazy antisquat numbers" : anti-squat of 100% basically means that whatever suspension movement is introduced by the force on the pedals is counter-acted by the tension on the chain, leaving the bike essentially free of bobbing (seated climbing, all other things being equal)....more

Liked a comment on the item Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/18/2018 6:47 AM

$3500 should be absolute top of the line spec for any mountain bike if you compare it to any other outdoor sport. Paying any more than that is for yuppies that don't actually ride anyway.

Added a comment about press release Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/18/2018 6:45 AM
boaz

i take your point, but a fork upgrade is extremely expensive for an average consumer (assuming no industry affiliations or bro deal at a shop). the upgrade to a pike will run you anywhere from $700-$900. at that point you’re into this bike about $4300 bucks. we both have to agree that price is absurd for what you’d have

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Added a comment about feature What Do Riders Think? Seven Disc Brakes Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 6/18/2018 6:36 AM
boaz

true story. both my bikes have zee brakes front and rear, and both have this issue. the only trouble free brakes i’ve had have been codes but i’ve never tried hope

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Liked a comment on the item SRAM's New NX Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain is the Most Affordable Yet 6/14/2018 11:14 AM

I really like the comparison to the GX Eagle group, nice touch @bturman

Added a comment about press release Kona's Hei Hei Trail and Hei Hei Trail DL Have Arrived 6/14/2018 8:09 AM
boaz

value for your money is horrible on these bikes. for $3500 there should at least be a pike.

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Added a comment about slideshow RACE DAY - Leogang World Cup Downhill Experience 6/11/2018 9:59 AM
RACE DAY - Leogang World Cup Downhill Experience

great coverage vital! perhaps i’m in the minority but i like the new format and longer audio

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Added a comment about news blog Loic Bruni's Leogang Bike Choice? 6/7/2018 8:09 AM
boaz

agreed. i wish it hadn’t even been pointed out. as a huge fan of both gwin and bruni i feel like i got trolled. obviously they want to beat each other every race

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Canyon's Insanely High-Value Spectral AL 6.0 5/31/2018 12:22 PM
boaz

5 star rating for a $2400 dollar bike. I’d love to see a comparison with the s-works stumpy or loaded 5010 or bronson to see where the performance trade offs are in the huge price discrepancy. basically is there performance justification for bikes with price tags north of 9k?

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Added a comment about video Longest MTB Jump Ever? 43 meters / 141 feet with Fabio Wibmer 5/1/2018 2:33 PM

that was a massive air!

obviously measuring distance down the hill is different from the strict vertical or horizontal distance (thanks elementary school geometry). i think the current records were done with a strict horizontal?

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides the All-New YT TUES on the Losinj World Cup Track 4/28/2018 10:25 AM

To start with, seeing a bike in person is already infinitely better than copy-pasting a press release when it comes to evaluating the design process and the finished goods. I would argue that even without riding the bike, there are meaningful things to write about after merely...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Rides the All-New YT TUES on the Losinj World Cup Track 4/28/2018 10:25 AM

"under these circumstances" ... getting to ride the exact same bike the guy who won rode–on the exact same course. As long as the rider is up to the task, it would be hard to come up with better circumstances to arrive at a meaningful first impression.

Added a comment to Brentasaurus15474's bike check 4/26/2018 3:35 PM
Polygon Xquare One EX9 Custom

wow! really great bikes for comparisons. i’m not in the UK, but i’ll definitely be on the look out for the opportunity to ride one

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Liked a comment on the item Polygon Xquare One EX9 Custom 4/26/2018 3:31 PM

Better than my 2017 patrol. I had a 2018 Nomad 4, test rode the the polygon and instantly put the Nomad up for sale. Best bike I’ve ridden both up and down the hill! If you get a chance demo one. Polygon have a demo day at FOD this Saturday if you’re in the U.K. buddy.

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Polygon Xquare One EX9 Custom

such a rad bike. i’d love to hear your thoughts on the ride compared to other bikes you’ve had.

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Added a comment about feature WINNING BIKE: Aaron Gwin's YT TUES from Croatia 4/22/2018 8:04 PM
boaz

beautiful rig!

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