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Added a comment about news blog Rachel Atherton Out of Worlds with Broken Collarbone 9/8/2017 9:30 AM
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Wow. Well now my bet's on another certain Brit for the win but how wild would it be to see a dual Ausie brother and sister title on home soil? I have no idea who to root for, so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the excitement!

Hope Rachel heals up fast and is strong again for 2018.

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Added a comment about video Brendog Absolutely Flying! Andorra Helmet Cam 6/29/2017 10:50 AM
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Rough as guts! That track looks amazing...Is it Saturday morning yet?

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Orbea Rallon - A Wildly Fun Carbon Enduro Machine 6/26/2017 9:13 AM
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True, mules and a heli drop were absolutely a luxury during this particular launch, but we did do plenty of pedaling. The bike can climb well, it's no uphill weapon but it still gets you to the top just fine. I climbed with the shock in both the open setting as well as the firm setting and noted some pedal bob with the shock wide open. That said, it's decent climber, but not an XC rocket to the top.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 6/15/2017 9:46 AM
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I had initially planned to include a basic tubeless comparison as a control, but quite honestly I got too sketched out to do one as hard as I was hitting the curb with the inserts installed. I was sketched out every first run-in with a new insert installed. Knowing a basic tubeless hit would have the greatest chance of a big failure meant it had to be reserved for last, and I opted out. At 245-pounds with firm suspension settings, hitting that curb while not unweighting the bike at all is a very hard impact.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Face Off: The Best Tire Insert Systems 6/14/2017 3:00 PM
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Since you already have them I'd say test both configurations and see what you think works best for you. I like the feel of running both and think it's worth the penalty. Aaron Gwin just posted similar sentiment on his Instagram account regarding running the Flat Tire Defender in the front and rear vs. just the rear. Keep in mind too that one of the benefits of running these kinds of systems is being able to drop your pressures a bit to allow the tire to track better. Considering more of your cornering traction comes from your front wheel, not running the insert negates that benefit in one of the most important parts of riding where traction is paramount.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: 2017 Lourdes World Cup Downhill 5/1/2017 9:56 AM
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Nik crashed in his qualification run and didn't make the cut according to his last IG post.

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Added a comment about feature New Carbon Cranks, Bars and Wheels from Race Face - Next R Line 4/19/2017 9:34 AM
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$599.99. Article updated.

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Added a comment about feature New Carbon Cranks, Bars and Wheels from Race Face - Next R Line 4/19/2017 9:34 AM
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1680 grams. Article updated.

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Added a comment about feature New Carbon Cranks, Bars and Wheels from Race Face - Next R Line 4/19/2017 8:32 AM
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That they are. We got to check it out at their HQ yesterday and have to say it's one of the cleanest executions of a power meter we've ever seen.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Troy Lee Designs Raid Knee Guard 4/11/2017 9:49 AM
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Yes, yes we did. Corrected.

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Added a comment about video Aaron Gwin's Off-Season: Episode 2 3/28/2017 9:09 AM
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Good eye. Def. something different on there.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 6 - Aaron Gwin 3/22/2017 9:54 AM
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MTB band, going down.

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Added a comment about feature Deity Starts from the Ground Up - New Bars, Stems, and Pedals for 2017 2/28/2017 4:35 PM
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If you're referring to the Black Cat pedal, it's new. The TMAC pedal is still alive and kicking under the same name.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: Deity Knuckleduster Grips 2/28/2017 4:31 PM
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Sorta, but there are some key differences I noticed. The Knuckleduster has quite a bit softer durometer rubber than the Death Grip, as well as it uses the chevron pattern for the palm area as opposed to a Ruffian patter (again adding more cush), and the waffle pattern is recessed with the Knuckleduster instead of raised.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 3:17 PM
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Wow. I'm 6'1 with a 29" inseam... what the heck is wrong with me. I guess I'm all torso and you're all legs.

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Added a comment about video The Sensus Boys Slap Some Ruts with the Locs 12/6/2016 7:14 PM
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It gets him his bike back!

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Added a comment about video Brandon Semenuk's Newest Video is So Good - Lapse 11/4/2016 1:36 PM
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Look up "Alan Watts - How do we define ourselves?"

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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM/Truvativ DH Kit and Steve Smith Signed Jersey - Vital OTB Andorra 9/1/2016 2:21 PM
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Luca Cometti: 01.99
Lucy Comet: 02.99

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Added a comment about video YT - Tales of the Mob - #10, Lenzerheide 7/11/2016 2:16 PM
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Looks almost like a standard wireless bike computer like a Garmin or something, to measure distance, cadence, and speed.

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Added a comment about video Troy Brosnan's OTB Crash in the Rocks at Lenzerheide 7/8/2016 11:30 AM
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Out of this world.

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