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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:56 AM
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We hear you loud and clear, Jukulae! We'll do our best to get some time on the 29-inch version in the future.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:55 AM

Wow, I missed the price till the end. Unreal. Never a better time to get into the sport.

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:55 AM
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Extra rotational weight no doubt contributed. The 2.6-inch Slaughter GRID rear tire weighs in at 945g and the Butcher GRID at 985g. Many 2.3/2.4-inch Maxxis EXO tires are in the 875-915 range. That's a bit like comparing apples to oranges though.

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Specialized Enduro 650b from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/24/2017 9:47 AM
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We try to get a good mix of bikes at various price points while keeping the average price in the ~$5,000 range. Though relative strengths and weaknesses are considered, please keep in mind that this is not a comparison test. Sometimes the exact model we request isn't available for a test. The Specialized faired very well given its price point.

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Liked a comment on the item FANTASY LAND - The 2017 Enduro World Series Kicks Off in Rotorua, New Zealand 3/24/2017 8:05 AM

I'm so happy Vital's slideshows are back. Bikes are rad.

Liked a bike check Devinci Spartan Carbon #BuiltBySummit 3/23/2017 9:34 AM
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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/22/2017 9:01 PM
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll have our developers take a look soon.

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Added a comment about video Onboard with Aaron Gwin | Fontana Race Run with Telemetry 3/20/2017 10:52 AM
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Nothing like a 27mph flat sprint on your DH rig. Get it, Gwin!

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Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 10:05 AM
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Genuinely appreciate your opinion, Cliffy! It may be a matter of where you ride and your chosen gearing combo. Can you describe the trails a bit? Tucson is a full-on, unrelenting square edge chunk fest in sections.

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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 10:01 AM

My short time on the Recluse echos these thoughts to a tee. Good bike, not a great bike. Depending on where you live, it may be a good fit for you. However, there are more well rounded steeds out there for less money.

That said, she is one of the best lookers I've ever laid my eyes...more

Added a comment about product review Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 10:01 AM
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Liked a comment on the item Review - 2017 Intense Recluse from Vital MTB Test Sessions 3/20/2017 9:57 AM

The level of detail in this review sets a new standard. Keep it up

Added a comment about product review Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/20/2017 9:50 AM
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One of the rad things they've done on the new Freerider (and many of their other designs going forward) is to sew around the entire sole, helping prevent delimitation. The Freerider Pro features this on the toe. As Johan mentioned, a lot of it has to do with the rubber, too.

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Five Ten Freerider Pro Shoe 3/20/2017 9:47 AM

For sizing reference as I tried these on at the shop, I'm normally 10.5-11:
Reebok Nano - 10.5
Nike - 11.0
Shimano ME7 - 45.0
Mavic Crossmax XL - 45 1/3
510 Kestrel - 11.0
510 Freerider Pro - 10.5

Added a comment about product review Does It Really Prevent Pinch Flats? Vital Tests the Flat Tire Defender 3/20/2017 9:41 AM
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We're on it, boys! The Face Off feature Spomer alluded to will have some super scientific curb smashing with various controls in place.

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Liked a comment on the item DreamRide II 3/17/2017 11:43 AM

Thanks Turman! Stoked you liked it man.

Liked a comment on the item Aaron Gwin's 2017 World Cup YT Tues CF 3/16/2017 6:02 PM

That's a sharp looking paint job.
TRP's feel mean too, gave Neko's a whirl when I was down south...think Juicy 7 feel with Gustrav bite.
RAD nob just increases or decreases how bright the orange bits are on the bike, nothing to do with compression.