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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT Jeffsy 29 1/13/2019 8:38 AM

I think that the 29 Race version has a 160 fork reduced to 150, the others have a 140. The bike travel numbers are 150 for race, 140 for others. But the Fox 36 with Grip2 doesn’t com in 150 so I think it is travel reduced. The 140 forks are Pikes.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT Jeffsy 29 1/12/2019 9:38 AM

Yes it does. Thank you Iceman. I am strongly considering the Jeffsy.

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Added a comment about feature Vital Rides the All-New YT Jeffsy 29 1/12/2019 8:42 AM

That’s a pretty light review. Many of the geo numbers look similar to the Capra 29. And the rear triangle looks almost identical. How does this new Jeffsy compare to the Capra29? I have a Capra 29 and primarily ride it in the high position and built it up pretty light. It is still a lot of bike to pedal up hill and slow speed handling take a lot of body English. Is the Jeffsy a lightweight Capra 29, or is it a different bike all together?

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Added a comment to vicious_cycleworx's bike check 12/1/2018 7:20 PM

Wow. Channeling old school redline bmx. Especially with those tires.

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Added a comment to Jan Zapisek's bike check 8/26/2018 7:17 PM

Hmmm....why no coil?

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Added bike check Hellboy - YT Capra CF Pro 29 7/27/2018 7:37 AM
Added reply in a thread Transition Smuggler vs. YT Jeffsy 6/14/2018 7:24 AM

Well, enjoy your Tranny! Yeti geo is kind of the opposite of SBG (Transition). Even the new SB100 has longer geo than SB4.5 and SB5.5. I came off of a 5.5 to the Capra 29. All for the geo (and the cost of the YT mad it easier to part with my Yeti investment). ... more »

Added reply in a thread Transition Smuggler vs. YT Jeffsy 6/12/2018 8:05 AM

I hear you Jeff...I ride a YT Capra with the Franken-train (Shimano shifting, RF cranks, e13 cassette). To me Eagle is for people that want a bigger front ring for racing/sprints. Otherwise not needed. I pointed that out on the Spectral comment because ... more »

Added reply in a thread Transition Smuggler vs. YT Jeffsy 6/12/2018 7:14 AM

Astrizzle: If you are open to direct to consumer brands, you should consider the Canyon Spectral. It is the same category as Jeffsy and Stumpjumper. I'm not sure your size, but these bikes are slightly on the longer side...between a Jeffsy and a Smugler. ... more »

Liked a comment on the item The Return of the Goat – We Ride the All-New 2018 YT Capra 3/24/2018 8:51 AM

Maybe we’re not supposed to think about things in terms of “too long” or “Medium” or whatever. Maybe we should think about it like sizes/lengths of skis, for example. A long ski for downhill, a short ski for slalom. Pick the one that corresponds to how you ride, and don’t get too...more

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 8:08 AM

I'd also like to see comments on Spec weakness or disadvantage. Like this Bike was a great climber, but the only one with Eagle, or this is the only bike with Shimano Brakes, etc... you did this a bit for tires, but not other components. Also, could we have you rank which is the best "race" bike, and which is the "fun" bike you'd ride with your friends/casual? Most people don't race and I think would benefit from getting your perspective here.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 8:03 AM

Great job on the review, this is one of the best I've ever seen.

Despite the calls for using the same tires the times were still very close. Comments about how fatigued you got on the run and how confident you feel on the bike are great. Frame suspension data is also appreciated. Stiffness...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 7:59 AM

This is a shining example why I only trust vital reviews. Excellent.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 7:59 AM

next bikes please - Intense Carbine29 , YT Capra29 , Scott Genius920 , Santa Hightower LT and Orange Stage6!!

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB Test Sessions: Five of the Best Long-Travel Enduro 29ers Raced and Reviewed 3/8/2018 7:58 AM

Interestingly, you guys have a One Lap video with Curtis Keene on this trail and he looks to be within a few seconds of your times on an enduro (likely early version of the one tested). That is a pretty gnarly trail that you put these bikes through. Great format. More please!

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Updated bike check Yeti SB5.5 Carbon XT 2017 6/6/2017 9:55 AM