Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Evil The Wreckoning X01 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/14/2018 2:27 PM

agree on all points. Never rode a quicker bike than the wrecker. Quicker than many DH bikes on my local trails.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Wreckoning X01 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/14/2018 9:16 AM

I'd like to take a moment to address some points regarding this review. I've ridden my Wrecker for the last 8 months on every kind of terrain you could imagine 2-4+ days a week so here are my two sheckels. First, while I am sure the 11.6 is swell I personally prefer an air shock on mine for all around riding. I think the bike becomes more responsive without losing any DH capability. I have a Monarch with an Avalanche SSD mod which simply rules. My friends run DB Airs on theirs and love them and Evil themselves has tried them with similar results.
Second, I've ridden/demoed all of the bikes that you've tested here save the Sentinel. My Wreck dusted all of them both up and down. When I demo anything I will ride my bike followed by the demo on the exact same trail. Some were fun, but nothing beat my Strava times on my Wrecker. I will admit that Speshy's SWAT thingy is awesome and I'm surprised more companies haven't come out with their own version.
The Rallon, your "winner" (even though lawyer doublespeak was maintained without declaring a "winner" ) has a much more forward and higher position than the Wreck despite having similar numbers. I actually thought it felt more twitchy and less planted than the Wrecker as such. I agree with y'all in that it takes quite a bit of tweaking to get the suspension to feel good on the Orbea. Even when I was not initially blown away by the Monarch, my Evil still rode phenomenally well.
Finally, the top speed in your "race" run that the Orbea nabbed was only 0.226 seconds faster than the Evil. You guys may not have liked the Evil, but the numbers don't lie. What I find curious is how divergent Vitals findings are from pretty much every review out there at this point. At the end of the day, ride whatever turns you on and I will keep my Wreckoning as such.

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Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/7/2018 5:21 PM

Nice reviews, fellas. I personally ride a Wreckoning and will simply agree to disagree with your feelings. However, beyond your misgivings over the Evil are there any bikes in this test that either of you would spend your money on (assuming you had the kale to do so) personally to buy? A bike that out rides whatever personal rig you have at this point. There was no clear winner chosen here and you both took a lawyer-esque approach in your criticisms/praises. Previous tests/shootouts/bibles or whatever testers have come out and said which bike knocked their socks off and/or which one they actually would or did purchase. So whatcha got?

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Liked a comment on the item The Return of the Goat – We Ride the All-New 2018 YT Capra 2/9/2018 4:52 AM

I'd pay an extra 1k for 2 threaded inserts in the frame

Liked a comment on the item The Return of the Goat – We Ride the All-New 2018 YT Capra 2/8/2018 6:58 AM

Agreed, by far the best article and pics on the Capra that appeared online today. Well done! Nothing game changing but another solid and well priced bike from YT. A shoot out with the Enduro, Nomad and Wreckoning would be fun.

Liked a comment on the item The 2018 YT Capra - Return of the Goat 2/7/2018 2:45 PM

No bottle cage mount

Added a comment about feature The Inside Line Podcast - Mike Ferrentino 2/7/2018 7:12 AM

Awesome! I can't wait to listen to one of my fav mountain biking creeps.I am happy that Vernon moved onto PB, but hearing him and Ferrentino banter on their Bible videos was great.

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Added reply in a thread Current Enduro Bikes, One bike to rule them all, or all hype? 1/30/2018 5:21 AM

If the "job" is to have the utmost confidence when plunging down some DH course or in fact be competitive in a DH race (Sam Hill's abilities notwithstanding) then the right "tool" is a DH bike. Otherwise, modern trail/enduro/all mountain (or whatever ... more »

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/29/2018 7:40 AM

Bahahahahahaha!!! I'd be the oldest "hipster" you know, but sure I'll accept the compliment.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/29/2018 7:37 AM

suck it up, hipster.

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:51 AM

Hopefully for $85 it will hold up better than a Butcher.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:50 AM

It looks exactly like a Butcher

Added a comment about product review Tested: Aaron Gwin's Signature Series Onza Aquila Tire 1/25/2018 5:41 AM

I'll peek at it when they have 29er version with a trail-friendly weight.

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Liked a bike check Evil Following More Better'er 1/12/2018 12:54 PM
Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2018 Kona Process 153 CR/DL 27.5 1/5/2018 6:49 PM

Except that press fit...

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Added reply in a thread Have You Gone from 27.5 to 29er But Then Back to 27.5? 12/14/2017 4:44 AM

I rode 27.5 bikes for the last four years and this May switched to a 29er. I have zero intentions of returning to a 27.5. That not say there are not some fantastic 27.5 bikes, but the pros for my riding with a 29 are not worth giving up.

Liked a bike check EVIL The Insurgent 10/31/2017 9:51 AM