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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 6:06 PM
traildog

My take would be to go with the longer fork- you can always reduce air volume if you want to use less travel

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 6:04 PM
traildog

Yes, i'll second this; it's so refreshing to see actual linkage analysis published in bike reviews. Even though Linkage is cheap and easy to use for interested consumers, it's important to me that the reviewers understand what's actually going on when writing this stuff. You guys are killing it!

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 6:00 PM

For some it may seem too technical, but I appreciate the suspension kinematics at the beginning of the review. It gives knowledgeable readers important information, well at least on paper. Also it sets Vital apart from the other magazines by providing a more detailed...more

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Devinci Django from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/24/2017 6:00 PM

Very carefully? Haha.

A metric shock complete with bearings in the upper mount could only help this ride (and every ride with high bushing rotation).

Added reply in a thread Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tires 2/22/2017 6:26 PM

Is it just me or do those side knobs look reaaaallly tall?

Added reply in a thread XT- SLX, Magura Mt2 brakes? 2/17/2017 5:24 PM

The maguras have injection molded plastic lever bodies/master cylinders. High-end ones like mt8 have a lot of carbon mixed into the plastic, but the low end ones like MT2 look like standard gf30 nylon. They are super light and work well enough, though ... more »

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 2, Brian Lopes 1/26/2017 9:55 AM

again! nice work vital!

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 2, Brian Lopes 1/26/2017 9:55 AM

Vital is killing it lately!
good job guys.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 2, Brian Lopes 1/26/2017 9:55 AM

it's not just racers. i'll give away our future episode queue so you can all see where we're going. Episodes touch on a lot of what you're mentioning. These are already recorded and ready to rip - Stikman (Troy Lee), Bryson Martin Sr. (DVO), Duncan Riffle (SRAM), Jose Gonazalez...more

Liked a comment on the item Pro Bike Check: Greg Callaghan's Cube Stereo 140 C:62 29 1/24/2017 10:59 PM

front derailleur still in good use for winning ews races!

Added reply in a thread Boost 28 Spoke VS Standard 32 Spoke Wheelsets 1/21/2017 10:49 AM

almost took the bait there

Added a comment about feature Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 1, Eliot Jackson 1/18/2017 8:08 PM
traildog

So stoked on the Inside Line. Seems like a lot of mtb podcasts struggle for relevancy but if anyone's got the depth and platform to pull it off it's Vital. I will listen to every one.

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Added a comment about product review Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/8/2017 10:12 AM
traildog

metric eye to eye, custom stroke. specialized and trek have been at this forever, but as you point out it's even more hilarious now that they've moved to the Metric shock "standard".

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2017 Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited 1/8/2017 10:08 AM

"Metric 230x57.5mm"
Huh? Thought the whole point of metric shocks was more even shock sizing intervals, such as 45, 50, 55mm travel

Added reply in a thread 2017 Racing Rumors 1/6/2017 9:49 AM

Re: specialized, I don't really traffic in rumors but this one seems like a no-brainer, at least on the suspension side. Maybe something weird for drivetrain like Box?

Added a comment about video Lars and Tyler Shred the South 1/4/2017 3:00 PM

yeah i was worried at the beginning with the kicker-to-flat but that was great

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Added a comment about feature What's In and What's Out in Mountain Biking, 2017 1/1/2017 11:42 AM
traildog

the specialized 2.6's (maxxis factory) measured bead to bead the same as conti trail king 2.4, which, in fairness are the biggest casing 2.4 you could previously find, but still. A moment of silence for numbers that mean something, please.

edit: i wrote specialized 2.4 when I meant specialized 2.6. Woops!

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Liked a comment on the item ONE LAP - A Trail & A Tale - Lars Sternberg and Mark Weir 12/3/2016 3:55 PM

THIS! This is what makes Vital great. The stories from the riders themselves. From the daily WC slideshows with real rider interviews to these first person pieces from mtb royalty, this is why i come here, and why you brands out there should dump your $ into advertising...more

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB How-To: Cockpit Set-Up 11/30/2016 12:22 PM

based on this...you didn't really read the whole thing did you wink

Liked a comment on the item How in the Hell Does Kirt Voreis Not Have a Bike Sponsor? 11/13/2016 8:50 AM

Spomer, thank you for always having my back!

The story is, I haven't had a bike sponsor for about 3 years. When budgets cuts hit Specialized marketing in 2013, my AllRide tour and Allride Jr development got dropped. I was super bummed but wanted to stay on the brand so I got a...more