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Liked a comment on the item ​2017 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 2/20/2017 11:09 PM

GO crew GO! #bestindabiz

Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 7:07 PM

Sesame Seed needs a hug. The new Tracer will pedal better than the Firebird (despite it having a 160mm or 170mm fork). Throwing a 170mm fork on this puts it closer towards the overall smashing ability the Firebird has; but then you have a slightly better pedaling platform. I never said one was insanely more efficient when it comes to pedaling performance. All I said was that the Tracer will pedal slightly better than the Firebird which it does. Hope you get that hug you need.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 4:01 PM

Awesome!! Make it the next one. For whoever rode/is riding it, would you believe a 6' 3" ride would fit on a L or would you recommend a XL?

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 3:21 PM

The Firebird would be an excellent race bike for the right trail (most aggressive enduro). The majority of riders are fixed around the 150-160mm platform. For those daring enough to want more travel, I feel the 165mm as minute as it is, will be more attractive than a full 170mm rig. Not saying that the Firebird is undesirable because it clearly is. I just feel the more 165mm travel bikes with similar geo and suspension design to the Firebird, the less pivot will sell. Throwing a 170mm fork on the new tracer and you get an alost identical bike that pedals better.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/15/2017 3:10 PM

Will this include the new slayer??

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/7/2017 11:59 AM

Coming right up. Test Sessions drops in a few weeks!

Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Intense Tracer Factory Enduro Bike 2/7/2017 7:47 AM

Couple of comments:
#1, this is really bad news for bikes like the Firebird.
#2, the new nomad 4 is gonna look a whole lot like this!
#3, Vital, great write up! Please do a mega enduro bike comparison as soon as you can!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Hope Tech 35W Wheelset 1/30/2017 8:00 PM

Wow! I didn't realize how burly they were. If I can convince the wife I need two wheelsets, this is the spare to get!

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Spank Spike Race 33 Wheelset 1/20/2017 8:49 PM

Thanks for the input! Excited to try these out.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Spank Spike Race 33 Wheelset 1/20/2017 8:47 PM

I was very impressed with the dent resistance in these wheels. Compared to DT rims that I've used in the past, I'd say these are better, but you pay for it with a little extra heft.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Spank Spike Race 33 Wheelset 1/20/2017 6:46 AM

I've never cracked a rim but have folded over rim side walls. I've been riding ex 471s and have been happy with their performance other than them not being wide enough. I was doing to wait and get the new ex 511s until I saw these.

How would you compare the durability (dent resistance) of these rims to a rim like the ex 471?

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Liked a comment on the item Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews 1/4/2017 6:50 PM

Right in!

Started new thread Boost 28 Spoke VS Standard 32 Spoke Wheelsets 12/31/2016 7:45 PM

BOOST... https://youtu.be/7_vMmDXbiek Not too long ago the industry came out with a new hub "standard" called Boost . It expanded the rear hub flanges by 3mm on each side and the front hub 5mm on each side. The bracing angle of the new standard increased ... more »

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