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Liked a bike check Commencal Meta AM V4.2 (Custom Built) 12/10/2017 5:23 PM
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Liked a comment about product review Tested: Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver Tires 12/6/2017 6:44 PM
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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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Liked a bike check TURNER FLUX by Flowrider Racing 12/4/2017 7:58 PM
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Liked a comment about product review Tested: 2017 YT Jeffsy CF Pro 27 12/4/2017 12:25 PM
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I just bought a Jeffsy 27 AL One and absolutely love it. The only qualms I have are the tiny bottle (better than not having one ) and the seat tube is about an inch too long. I am 5'10" with a 31.5" inseam and I am about 3/4 of an inch from having the seat-post completely slammed in the size Medium frame in order to fit. If your legs are 32"+, no issues.

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: SR Suntour Durolux 29 R2C2 PCS Fork 11/28/2017 6:18 PM
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Loads of info, I love it!

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Liked a comment about product review Tested: SR Suntour Durolux 29 R2C2 PCS Fork 11/28/2017 6:18 PM
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I was running a the 650b RC2C on my Yeti SB5c, and have just received an order of the 29er version to replace the Fox 36 on my Trek Slash.
The bleed ports are almost redundant because of how easy the fork is to perform a lowers service; they're an absolute joy to work on!! The lowers drop easily, removing the air spring assembly is a matter of breaking 10Nm thread tension with spanner and unscrewing it (not fiddling with some oily, flat circlip in a recess like with competition).
Tuning wise, the R2C2 does take a fair bit of fiddling to find the sweet spot, the air volume adjustments have a pretty dramatic effect on the ramp up, and the compression and rebound settings all have fairly significant jumps in their steps. I did find that once it was dialed in, I preferred the performance to any other fork in my garage (money where my mouth is, I'm replacing Fox Factory forks in favour of the Durolux).

The only other thing I thought I'd mention is the stock mud guard, is a fairly stiff plastic. I do a lot of dry weather riding and use these more as a rock guard against strays that want to flick up on my stanchions (and keep dust off my seals); and noted that when getting hit with harder objects, the plastic proved a little more brittle and was prone to cracking.

Couldn't agree with the review more! The only thing the competition have this fork beaten with is the scales.

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Liked a bike check 2018 Nukeproof Mega 275 11/27/2017 9:35 AM
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Liked a comment about video MUST WATCH - Kathy Sessler's 1970's BMX Race Films 11/23/2017 4:10 PM
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Hall of Fame worthy edit, Thanks for this, will definitely watch this every time i feel down and needs motivation, Just the pure and real joy of riding bike!

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Liked a comment about video MUST WATCH - Kathy Sessler's 1970's BMX Race Films 11/23/2017 4:10 PM
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Absolutely awesome! This video is why I still ride bikes as an adult. I get the same feeling riding at age 48 as I did sending my team murry from jc penny back in 1978. Props to Kathy for hanging on to this footage for all these years. Cheers!

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Liked a comment about video Bernard Kerr: Just Another Whistler Edit 11/22/2017 1:36 PM
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Dear Bernard Kerr, never stop

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Liked a bike check Mad Scientist 11/22/2017 1:10 PM
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Liked a comment about video A Neighborhood Rut Track Session with Cam McCaul, Kyle J, and Carson Storch 11/17/2017 10:04 AM
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Wow, that looks fun. Imagine if there was a discipline of mountain biking that involved a track similar to that. We could race down them. Wait, it could be even better if there were two tracks right next to each other! Then the races could be head to head. The racers would love it, and it would be really spectator friendly. We could even add it to the world cup rounds. Wow, that would be cool. If only something like that could ever exist...

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Liked a comment about video A Neighborhood Rut Track Session with Cam McCaul, Kyle J, and Carson Storch 11/17/2017 10:03 AM
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Were you the ones who built that sweet double!? haha

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Liked a comment about video HAULING: Jill Kintner Rips Her Home Trails 11/15/2017 11:45 PM
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Slaying! So sick to watch Jill, she's got such smooth, charging race style.

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Liked a comment about photo Andorra Antagonizing 11/10/2017 10:34 AM
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Great shots, it's an adrenaline rush watching this dude ride. Cheers to seeing him on the podium more often.

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Absolutely! You probably already know this but a lot of the Transition guys were running old RC4s off the V2 Covert. I pleaded with about 5 people selling old Coverts to sell me the shock but no one would budge. I'd be curious to try that setup with the Boost Valve.

I'm about 195 lb in riding gear and this is a 500 x 2.25 spring. Little on the stiff side but the bike feels better in all regards. I don't use the CS except long dirt roads for the most part and running a little less sag seems to help a lot with rock strikes in the Front Range.

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Liked a bike check Knolly Warden Carbon - The green hornet 10/31/2017 1:17 AM
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