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I approve of this color way .

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Liked a bike check "ChocoBerry" 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO - Mullet 4/10/2022 10:52 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Vital Review - Specialized Status 160 4/6/2022 11:50 AM

There really isn't anything that touches this bike (or the 140 version) for the price. As for any drivetrain/future proof concerns I would have like to have seen Speshy use a Microshift 10 speed 1x, but you can always do that later. The Microshift stuff is lighter than any of the...more

Added a comment about product review Vital Review - Specialized Status 160 4/6/2022 11:42 AM
switzb15

No dropper, SX/NX mixed drivetrain, lower end Guide T brakes and Domain fork on the Meta SX Origin...Status beats it pretty handily for the price. The $3300 "Ride" version is a little bit closer, but Status still wins out geometry and suspension package wise even if they were the same price IMO.

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Review - Kona Process 153 DL 29 4/6/2022 9:55 AM

Whenever I see or hear about the Status, I automatically think of Switzb15! Thanks for the feedback on the Process review and your question about the shootout, Ryan. A shootout out like you are describing would be fantastic. I will defer to the overlords of shootout production for...more

Added a comment about product review Vital Review - Kona Process 153 DL 29 4/6/2022 9:11 AM
switzb15

Very thorough review John! Definitely a bit bias here as a Status owner but with the other Vital review that came out this week on the Status 160 - a very comparable bike geometry, use, and (arguably) intended audience-wise for 2/3 the cost - it seems to me that the Big S is far ahead of the game in this market. The mullet setup won't be for everyone but a 29" rear wheel will fit for those that are interested: https://www.mtbr.com/threads/2021-specialized-status.1145425/page-22

With these two reviews coming out so close together is there any chance Vital is putting together a budget friendly, aggressive geo, aluminum shredder shoot out to compare and contrast a few of these high fun-factor whips??

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Liked a comment on the item Vital Review - Specialized Status 160 4/5/2022 8:05 AM

For those put off by bottle room, you can fit a full size bottle in it if you put some washers under the bottom of the cage:

https://www.vitalmtb.com/community/AgrAde,35595/setup,44429

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Liked a comment on the item Canfield One.2 3/4/2022 6:35 AM

Fantastic looking bike. CBF with an avalanche coil is dreamy. Looks ready for rampage!
What makes no sense is a free ride bike with exo tires? Do you only "free ride" on walking paths?