Added a comment about press release Transition Patrol Goes Coil 9/26/2019 10:26 AM

That's a foolish way to think about it. There's a lot of grey area when it comes to whether something is a manu defect or consumer error. Companies with lifetime warranties are saying they can cover that grey area indefinitely. That costs money, because every single manufacturer has problems at some point. Companies with a limited span on their warranty don't necessarily make an inferior product, they simply don't have pockets deep enough to do that given the volume they sell.

Again, take Santa Cruz and their Reserve wheels, where they literally just ship you a whole new wheel, hub, spokes and all, when you break one. That's frickin awesome, but how does it communicate that they have confidence in their product? Literally everyone I know with a set of Reserve wheels has had at least one warrantied. They build the cost it takes to have that policy into the price of the wheels, while taking into account the volume they sell.

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Added a comment about press release Transition Patrol Goes Coil 9/26/2019 9:20 AM

I'm not mad at the companies that offer lifetime warranties, but you have to have serious muscle to be able to do that. Not everyone does...

I broke a front triangle taking a rock to the downtube (juuuust missed the protector) at about 20mph. Not at all a manu issue, but Transition sorted me out with a new front tri at about the cost it would have taken for me to get it repaired. Stoked on that kind of service.

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Added a comment about news blog FINAL RESULTS: Rude and Courdurier Win in Northstar, Men's Overall Title Fight Will Go Down to the Wire 8/26/2019 2:49 AM

You're looking at stage 5 (second to last stage) where he beat Sam by 34 hundredths.

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Added a comment to zdubyadubya's bike check 7/30/2019 11:45 AM

I hear ya. I have a perfectly good Reverb I'm ditching to a secondary bike for a OneUp.

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Liked a comment on the item What Do Riders Think? Eight Stems Reviewed by Vital MTB Members 4/26/2019 7:19 AM

I am super happy with my Profile Helm stem. Stiff and strong af!

Liked a comment on the item Santa Cruz Nomad CC "Gold Rush" 2/22/2019 11:58 AM

Stunning build! That crème color goes so well with the lines of the frame. You balanced out the gold accents perfectly. Beautiful.

Added a comment to BlueCroumpf's bike check 2/22/2019 11:57 AM

Badass bike, but once again my eyes are bleeding.

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Liked a comment on the item Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 11:50 AM

Everything about the EVO looks great except for that BB height. I own a Jeffsy 29 which is a full 1cm higher, and depsite running 160mm forks, 2.6 tyres, low rear sag and 170mm cranks, it is still too low. I have smashed my cranks/rotor into rocks multiple times resulting in broken...more

Added a comment about feature Specialized Stumpjumper EVO vs. Stumpjumper - See How They Compare 2/22/2019 11:50 AM

I'm riding a Patrol at 340mm. I've gotten used to it, but I definitely had to incorporate some ratcheting and careful pedaling through/up tech. I can't imagine 328...

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 2/6/2019 12:40 PM

No notchyness. The IFP is not in direct contact with your fork lowers, therefore we were able to design the o-ring gland with a little more squeeze to ensure a long reliable o-ring life. It's also a standard size o-ring that should be available at any good hardware store and is very...more

Added a comment about press release Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 2/4/2019 6:38 PM

Given the stiction of an IFP design, is there any noticeable notchyness that develops over time? I'm used to it at the beginning of travel - might feel weird in the middle.

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Liked a comment on the item Introducing The RUNT by Diaz Suspension Design 2/4/2019 2:04 PM

No, we were working on this in 2012.

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Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/8/2019 11:44 AM

Just call it like I see it. Sorry you got your delicate feelers hurt by an inter web comment. Mom certainly does buy me everything.

Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/8/2019 8:16 AM

Green color matched everything and plus tires? #kill-list

Liked a comment on the item Why That Bike? | Transition Patrol 1/7/2019 11:50 AM

Are you being facetious? that thing is fucking horrible. It screams "I spend more time ordering color co-ordinated parts online then i ever will riding this"