Added reply in a thread Hohem XG1 Gimbal Footage Comparison 12/11/2017 11:46 PM

Embedded for all: The Hohem footage looks pretty smooth! How is it to ride with? I ask because the GoPro Karma I use is quite bulky. Freaks me out a bit thinking about taking a tumble on top of it:

There's a tiny bit of side to side ... more »
Added reply in a thread Bike Check - Product Reviews 12/11/2017 8:11 PM

Great suggestion, nickhead! Thank you.

Added a comment about product review First Ride: The All-New 2018 Canyon Spectral 12/11/2017 2:48 PM
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Take a look at the Wolf Ridge again. I think you'll find they vary much more than you might remember.

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No doubt influenced by Fabien Barel's higher than normal bar height preferences and experience.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 12/10/2017 10:49 PM

That's Kyle Jameson!

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Added reply in a thread stuck between these two bikes. 12/10/2017 12:30 AM

I'm sure they are. Those aren't what are being compared, however. Exhibit A:

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Added a comment about feature Budget Bike Comparison - Four $3,000 Direct-to-Consumer Enduro Bikes 12/9/2017 8:38 PM
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You've got your component priorities straight!

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Added a comment about feature Budget Bike Comparison - Four $3,000 Direct-to-Consumer Enduro Bikes 12/9/2017 8:36 PM
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To add to what jaiello said, Eagle has a much wider overall gear range which allows you to actually spin climbs and have high-speed range on the other side of the cassette. SRAM's 11-speed drivetrains have 420%, while Eagle has 500%. Durability of many of the components is also better. It's a better SRAM 1X drivetrain all around.

The Yari is a more affordable version of a Lyrik.

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Added a comment about feature Budget Bike Comparison - Four $3,000 Direct-to-Consumer Enduro Bikes 12/9/2017 8:28 PM
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No doubt! We've got something good in the pipeline... Remember that we have no qualms about picking the best goodies following back-to-back tests.

This piece is more of an "on paper" analysis and side-by-side spec comparison than anything else. We realized that many people compare bikes in Excel spreadsheets just like this on a daily basis, so why not help them do a bit of that work with some of our knowledge mixed in?

And yes, Shreddies are coming soon! Cheers for commenting, guys.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver Tires 12/6/2017 6:44 PM

Not too interested in the tires, but the quality of Vital's reviews continue to impress. Great detail, relevant comparisons, reasonable suggestions for improvement, keep up the great work!

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Thanks! We appreciate the feedback.

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Added a new video Hyped on Bikes! 50to01's 'Wheel Love' Video is Incredible 12/6/2017 2:08 AM
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Josh Bryceland and the talented 50to01 crew remind us of all that's right in the world with their incredibly creative riding, laid back vibe, and a love of all things with two wheels. Lose traction, smile, appreciate how lucky we are to have such incredible forms of recreation, feel the love, and share the buzz. 50to01 is about balance... don't take it all too seriously. Sit back and enjoy! Every second of this video is worth watching, but things get really good around 4:20...

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Added reply in a thread stuck between these two bikes. 12/5/2017 2:05 AM

Doesn't seem to bother these gents, though they are riding well above the capabilities of most: Plus-size tires are a good stepping stone for novice to intermediate riders, but odd rebound characteristics, floppy sidewalls in the turns/jumps, and poor ... more »

Added reply in a thread diamondback rear axler 12/4/2017 9:27 PM

Hi tk421, it's very likely 10x135mm. Many people refer to this size as simply "quick release" or "QR" in reference to the mechanism used to tighten that size of axle.

Added reply in a thread Why hasn't this broken the internet yet? 12/4/2017 8:17 PM

Since you're in the mood...

Added reply in a thread Enough of that RAW bullshit, where is great cinematography? 12/4/2017 8:15 PM

Is there a specific style you miss? Personally, I miss things like the more personal look at the 2011/2012 World Cups that Vittorio Platania used to create when he worked with Tri-Ride. Even though the videos were released days/weeks after each event ... more »

Liked a bike check TURNER FLUX by Flowrider Racing 12/4/2017 7:58 PM
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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 YT Jeffsy CF Pro 27 12/4/2017 7:57 PM
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It should work, the aluminum version should essentially be the same bike. Check with YT if you're overly concerned about voiding your warranty.

Any time you change shock stroke on a bike (which I don't recommend doing on the vast majority of bikes), be sure to cycle the new shock while deflated to ensure there are no interference issues near bottom out.

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