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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's Transition Patrol Carbon Test Bike 11/9/2018 3:44 AM

The rear tire has a hard start to life. It was originally used to get a few bikes through Vital's Test Sessions in Tucson, Arizona, which is notoriously rough on tires.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Outsider Missing Link Long-Travel Conversion for the Santa Cruz Hightower 11/2/2018 6:08 AM

i don’t wanna sound like a butthole... but... I don’t find drops of a “few feet” to be considered black or DB. Unless it’s super steep, tight, dropping into switch or D all the above at the same time. I’ve hit plenty man made doubles and tables with it. But it’s a trail bike. Not an all mountain bike. And I can’t justify an X2 or coil (even 11-6) on 135mm of rear. Flat flowy trails are sick though.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: Outsider Missing Link Long-Travel Conversion for the Santa Cruz Hightower 11/2/2018 3:16 AM

ooorrrr.. santa cruz could just refresh the LT with a seat angle that isnt a lawn chair and a 65 HA. I loved my hightower in the stock XO1 config riding blue and green trails. i tried to burly it up for black trails (monarch plus, tires, cush core, 35 stem, tall bars) but it just doesnt work...

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2018 Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – A Ripping Next-Gen Trail Bike 6/6/2017 11:19 AM

The tires worked very well in Moab's ledgy terrain. They're FAR less wobbly/vague than a plus tire. As I mentioned in my response to jsray above, they might be a little mushy in fast berms, however. I didn't have an opportunity to hit any while in Moab. (They don't...more

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CAPRA WITH BOTTLE CAGE

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Liked a comment on the item First Ride: 2018 Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – A Ripping Next-Gen Trail Bike 5/20/2017 2:59 AM

The Scout is a very fun machine, though it's a bit limited when things gets hairy. I can't see myself rallying it through the rough like the Mach 5.5. You can read more in our review.

Pivot bikes are typically pretty progressive which helps with that poppy feel,...more

Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2018 Pivot Mach 5.5 Carbon – A Ripping Next-Gen Trail Bike 5/20/2017 2:59 AM

this is why i love vital. responding to readers and giving quality feedback. +10283912074 points.

this bike seems to be as close as ever to the cliche "do everything, one quiver" bike. with moto and bmx roots i love berms and jump trails. with an X2 would this 140mm rear end still handle bike park jump lines?

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