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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/16/2017 11:00 AM

Amen. Thought this was a great review, hope my comment didn't suggest otherwise

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/15/2017 9:52 AM
dstucki

It is impossible to look at the bike from a single measurement. So often the industry and consumers get fixated on one measurement as the "go-to" for the ultimate ride. It is partially our fault for calling on these numbers as reviewers in some cases, but I would urge everyone to spend some time with multiple geometry charts open to help wrap your head around the complete package. I spend an insane amount of time with each bike up for review comparing geometry to bikes I love and bikes I hate to try and decipher what is happening on the trail.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/15/2017 9:42 AM

I've had a chance to spend a few days on this bike with both pedal laps and shuttle laps. Its descending prowess is incredible - playful like a much smaller bike, yet confidence inspiring like the Phoenix. DH spots such as Port Angeles are where this bike shines. Pedaling...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/15/2017 9:38 AM

Beast of a bike. Overkill for most but so much fun I bet!

Liked a comment on the item Grits, Hero Dirt, and Fresh Rubber: 2017 Maxxis Appalachian Summit 3/15/2017 9:30 AM

He was on a 29x2.30 Aggressor DoubleDown with a 29x2.50 Minion DHF up front. Really ripping setup for most conditions.

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/27/2017 4:38 PM

Great review guys. Don't see a lot of Devinci's on the trials here in Durango, but they look cool and it sounds like they ride cool too.

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/27/2017 4:37 PM

For some it may seem too technical, but I appreciate the suspension kinematics at the beginning of the review. It gives knowledgeable readers important information, well at least on paper. Also it sets Vital apart from the other magazines by providing a more detailed...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/27/2017 4:37 PM

Glad you enjoy it! André does great work, and it's interesting to see how our on trail experience correlates (or differs) with the kinematics. All ride impressions were recorded prior to knowing the results of the analysis.

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/27/2017 4:37 PM

Dylan and I both commented that this was one of the most comfortable bikes straight out the door. Why I felt that way when I'm a good hot dog length shorter than Ol' Gangly Moose is because of the way I like to ride. A generous cockpit and stays means a generous wheelbase...more

Liked a comment on the item Meet The Testers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/22/2017 12:02 PM

That Steve Wentz is just dreeeeeeeeamy!!!

Liked a comment on the item Strippers, Dust and Noise Brought to You By Diabetes - Doonies 3 1/6/2017 5:10 PM

that title is fire.

Liked a comment on the item Strippers, Dust and Noise Brought to You By Diabetes - Doonies 3 1/6/2017 5:10 PM

Ya, what the hell was that?
The T&A made it even more tacky.
Stoopid.

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 12/22/2016 9:19 AM

That's a rad old Schwinn Klunker that Ratboy was shredding at SSCXWC.

Added reply in a thread Peaty's Push On's - Legit or Having a Laugh? 11/11/2016 4:20 PM

Woody.. Woody Harrelson...

Liked a comment on the item World's First MTB Backflip to Manual to Front Flip 11/11/2016 3:54 PM

It's like Pumped BMX in real life. Nicely done!

Liked a comment on the item World's First MTB Backflip to Manual to Front Flip 11/11/2016 3:54 PM

Manualing off a drop is scary enough without trying to front flip it.

Liked a comment on the item Brandon Semenuk's Newest Video is So Good - Lapse 11/3/2016 7:59 AM

Not entirely convinced I've managed to decipher the message if there was one, but that was effing awesome.

Liked a comment on the item MaderPaker 10/21/2016 12:35 PM

enve decals on aluminium rims :/