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Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:19 PM

Those ugly orange forks have finally been paired with an orange bike! So much better.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:19 PM

That base model price is STUPID.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:19 PM

Geometry charts are labelled wrong, unless it somehow got steeper head angle over time.

Nice looking bike and geometry, surely a great ride, but I've never really understood why Pivot have such boutique pricing, considering the middle of the pack...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:18 PM

Primoz, I feel like you gave a really long explanation for why 30mm spindles are dumb, not a convincing argument for why press fits are good. You said press fits make "carbon bikes MUCH cheaper (with no effect for us consumer)," but the whole reason people...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:17 PM

Still running PF bottom brackets? I thought those were extinct.

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:16 PM

Yeah, I love that I need a multi-hundred dollar at-home bearing press to replace a regular wear item. Way better than threads. Even better, if I don't have that multi-hundred dollar bearing press on hand, I get to wait for three weeks to make it onto my...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:16 PM

Jeff, you're 100% right about headsets, hubs, and frame pivots. All press-fit, not a big issue. I don't know whether bb shells can really wallow out or expand from having too many cups pressed into them, so I don't know if it's a legitimate fear. But, I...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital Test Sessions - Pivot Firebird 8/12/2021 2:16 PM

literally the only surprise in this product release after their drawn out, botched "viral" marketing campaign is that the other color is silver.

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:12 PM

I think they’re stretching that one.

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:12 PM

GT should relabel it as "strap on compatible"

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:11 PM

One thing that isn't being accounted for is volume.. CSG which owns GT and Cannondale moves a lot more product than Pivot.. That helps with pricing , especially at lower price points.

Going spec to spec, that $100 difference is not bad..

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:11 PM

The big let down on the Pro LE is the aweful wheelset they chose. Ditch the X01 derailleur, and at least equip a DT350 hub over that woeful SRAM MTH.

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:11 PM

jsray: "bIkE cOmPaNiEs mUsT sElL eVeRy pRiCe PoInT"

Yeah Ferrari is pricing out a large portion of the market too. You going to ask them to make a something at civic pricepoint?

Liked a comment on the item GT Launches All-New 2022 Force Carbon Enduro Machine 8/12/2021 2:11 PM

It's almost like they're completely different companies with marketing tailored to different audiences and price brackets. Weird.

Liked a comment on the item $6,999 Pivot Phoenix Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 7/19/2021 12:55 PM

Crazy light for a DH rig. Should flick easy. When I see any big bike ride description about not doing square edge bumps well though I question the need. What else is a DH race bike for then blasting over rough terrain and not letting you die while doing so?

Liked a comment on the item $6,999 Pivot Phoenix Review - Vital's Summer of Downhill 7/19/2021 12:54 PM

I miss living near lift access. Love the review: well done, and entertaining. I'm looking forward to the rest of them! I'm pretty meh on the pivot tho: Poor value, not able to mullet it, no geo adjust chips, etc. But I'm biased against pivot, because I bought and was very disappointed by a mach...more

Liked a comment on the item The Dorado Returns - Legends Never Die 7/12/2021 8:53 AM

Why Why Why Why are the colors on the clickers the exact opposite of pretty much every other damper on the market? That's just stupid. If you want to differentiate, make them some other colors, like DVO's green clickers, Ohlins' gold, or Cane Creek's yellow or just black.

It's already...more

Liked a comment on the item After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 6:46 PM

Guessing all the size-specific adjustments and kinematics don't come for free.

Liked a comment on the item After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 6:45 PM

A threaded BB can be installed by a monkey and not creak as long as they thread the cups in straight.

Liked a comment on the item After Months of Speculation, Norco's New 2022 Range Has Arrived 6/23/2021 6:45 PM

I see your Fool and raise you an F-U. You're speaking to a man who has worked in bike shops and Moto shops for decades. Press fits in bikes are nowhere near as robust as in motorcycles and looking at the creak complaint meter has clearly seen that press fit BB"s creak...more