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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 2:33 PM

Good guess

Liked a comment on the item Just The Bangers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions Photo Gallery 2/23/2017 2:09 PM

You can tell by these photos that these reviews will be written up by people that seriously know how to ride. Can't wait.

Liked a comment on the item Just The Bangers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions Photo Gallery 2/23/2017 2:09 PM

Cacti make for a pretty wicked background! Wicked lead-up to the unveiling!

Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 1:38 PM

You guys have really stepped up your game on the reviews. The riding videos combined with specific rankings by climbing, descending etc are next level.

Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 1:36 PM

Yup. Click the "read more" link below the photos.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 12:06 PM
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It's certainly possible that by dropping the sag point slightly it impacted pumping performance, although overall it improved the ride in Tucson's terrain. That said, back to back rides with comparable travel bikes like the Giant Trance Advanced and Yeti SB5c really solidified our opinions about The Calling's relative strengths and weaknesses.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Evil The Calling from Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/23/2017 12:01 PM
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We have yet to spend time on the Wreckoning and have just two days of riding on the Insurgent with a non-stock build. Sounds like we've got some more riding to do!

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Added reply in a thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 2/23/2017 10:35 AM

Based on this public patent application, Specialized is working on a new dropper post that automatically adjusts the angle of your saddle as it lowers. We all know a saddle is best when angled up slightly when it's lowered, just like a downhill bike.

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Liked a bike check 2017 The Calling - Muddy Waters 2/23/2017 8:39 AM
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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/22/2017 11:16 PM
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Voilà! It's February 23rd and an actual test is posted. I'm glad you look forward to these, Brian. We'll see about next year...

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Liked a comment on the item We Ride the New Norco Range C9.2 - Vital MTB First Ride / First Look 2/22/2017 6:23 PM

Vital is killing it. Comparing this article to counterparts on other websites, this is just so much better. Loving the multimedia aspect. Seeing the trails discussed in detail in the review is sick.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 4 - Bryson Martin, Founder of DVO Suspension 2/22/2017 1:29 PM

That was one of the best interviews I've ever heard. Some really cool information in it.

Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 4 - Bryson Martin, Founder of DVO Suspension 2/22/2017 1:29 PM

I'm 4 minutes in, and I already like Bryson's take on things! hahaha

Added a comment to bike.insel's bike check 2/22/2017 9:47 AM
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Radness

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Liked a bike check Yeti SB5.5c "Vivid Silver" 2/22/2017 9:47 AM
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Added a comment about feature Meet The Testers - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/22/2017 8:34 AM
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Those are the Gamut Podium pedals. You can read about them in our Flat Pedal Face Off feature and long term review.

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Started new thread Curtis Keene Teases New Specialized Tire 2/22/2017 12:50 AM

This just in from Curtis Keene's Instagram storyboard:

Looks meaty! Will be interesting to learn about the jagged knob design if/when Specialized officially releases it.

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Added a comment about feature See The Bikes - 2017 Vital MTB Test Sessions 2/21/2017 9:45 AM
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The Yeti bikes use the new metric shock sizing, which is longer eye-to-eye relative to shock stroke than the traditional sizing. FOX adapted their shocks to the new sizes by simply increasing the length of their damper body/shock shafts, hence the appearance that it isn't using full travel. It is though.

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