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Liked a comment about video Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:27 AM

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Liked a comment about video Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:26 AM

The difference between Vital test members & PB testes is that most VitalMTB riders qualified for pro licenses. Trumpore, Howell, Wentz, Sven, Turman... So if a bike needs to be ridden hard to expose limitations or positives, I trust them far more than any other site

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Liked a comment about video Media Squid Sending - Vital RAW with Lee Trumpore 5/20/2020 10:26 AM

Wait a second, I thought the general rule was all media is mediocre at riding, and great at writing. Your turning the average Joe's world upside down!
Great video.

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Liked a comment about feature UNBOXING #15 - Vital Gear Club 5/2/2020 4:54 PM
valhallascott

I'll be honest, when they sent me the idea for a QR code on a wrench, I was like "really, didn't those suck from the minute they came out" but then went to the link & it's hilarious. Best use of a QR I've seen in literally forever.

(I designed a lot of the stuff in this box.. and other boxes for Vital).

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Liked a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/16/2020 8:01 AM
BergMann

I think you mean masochists. CushCore is the sadistic master, people who pay to for the extra installation abuse are the masochistic slaves.

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Liked a comment about product review Direct-to-Consumer Tires: Versus Mountain Bike Tires Long-Term Tested 4/16/2020 8:01 AM
VersusTires

$65-ish is the base price for a single tire.
Buy mutliples (2/4/6) for discount.
Buy at events for discount.
Frequent buyer/referral program
Plus more stuff/perks to be announced when we actually launch in a couple weeks.

YT sells for 35% discount over other brands by shaving margin from every part on the bike, we only make tires.

We chose not to cut every corner & make the least expensive tire possible. Instead, we chose to make a high-quality tire that we sell at a really good price, if they're not for you, no big deal, we just want people to have fun riding bikes.

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Liked a comment about press release Nukeproof Ridewear to Sponsor Team Chain Reaction Cycles 3/3/2020 12:27 PM
Liked a comment about feature A Legend Reborn | Troy Lee Designs D4 First Look 2/12/2020 10:44 PM
Stiksandstones

We came to the decision that for this type of helmet-was not the right system. We had it on early protos-but the Athletes did not want it on a competition helmet, very vocal about it. We had a different visor and completely different padding system as well, but the athletes were adamant about the direction we ended up going with.

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Liked a comment to Zim's bike check 9/3/2019 3:05 PM
Evil Offering

Okay, I’m 5 rides in and I can say it’s super crisp & precise. It’s a little weird to not get that tactile click from the controller but man is it fast. I realized I could push the controller from the lever side to upshift, sort of like the outboard shimano paddle, which is super convenient. I’m still playing with the controller position on the bars but so far I’m liking the system a lot.

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Liked a comment about press release Cane Creek Announces Lifetime Guarantee on 110 Series Headsets 9/2/2019 8:21 PM
DoubleDown

Didn't Chris King just announce their headsets (and all their parts) are lifetime guaranteed? And it it covers parts already purchased...unlike Cane Creek saying only the headsets sold after August 28 2019. No thanks.

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Liked a comment about press release Full Details Released: Specialized's Brand New Enduro 8/13/2019 10:23 PM
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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 2:54 PM
jeff.brines

Fair point, a lot of my sentiment is based around the fact my Eagle stuff has been damn near invisible (I don't think about it - it just plain works) to me. That said, it does seem picky with respect to b-tension, and of course if something gets "beat up" all bets are off to whether or not you can keep it running smoothly. I'm not sure I'd want to vouch for a beat up anything in the bike world!

These types of debates quickly devolve into Chevy vs Ford which was never my intent.

My point was to say "is this really a 5 star product"? I say no, others disagree, welcome to the internet wink

I also am coming from a place of "holy moly its a good time to be a bike rider". The top end offerings are failing to impress compared to the more value oriented stuff, and that's a good thing. My race bike is no longer a top shelf dream machine but has 99% the performance of a $10K super bike at a fraction that cost.

There was an era where buying XTR was so.much.better. I'm just not sure that era persists beyond the cognitive bias we have toward it. Again, I am saying this as a good thing...

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Liked a comment about feature Shimano's Latest XTR Group Delivers Class-Leading Performance 8/12/2019 1:22 PM
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