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Liked a comment on the item 2014 RIDER OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 12/19/2014 12:36 PM

Yes, Shreddy Awards are back! They make winter better than Christmas does.

EDIT: Vital, I have a request. Will you make a single posting that contains links to this year's Shreddy Award pages? I remember last year having a hard time finding all the videos and then keeping...more

Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/19/2014 12:34 PM

I had similar impressions of the Minion 2.3 up front when mounted to the Ibis wheels, even in hero dirt conditions. More in the "Initial Impressions" section of this feature: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Look-All-New-2015-Ibis-Mojo-HD3,8344/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

We'll consider a tire roundup like you've mentioned. When in doubt go for a bigger tire, or just rock standard width rims.

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Liked a comment on the item First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/19/2014 12:31 PM

While we are on the subject of wide rims...

I would really like to see you guys do a front tire test with a 30mm internal rim..something like the specialized traverse fatty sl...I had/have been running an HR2 2.4 up front and it works great. After reading a review of the ibis rims with...more

Liked a bike check Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad DVO Edition 12/19/2014 10:09 AM
Added a new video BMX Meets the Forest with Drew Bezanson and Morgan Wade in the Dark Woods 12/19/2014 9:39 AM

Prepare to have your mind blown. Watch BMXers Drew Bezanson and Morgan Wade work their magic in the Dark Woods, where they built and rode one of the most progressive setups to date, taking cues from BMX, MTB, and their own wild imaginations. They brought their dreams to life in South Wales. Dean Cueson, George Marshall, and Vision Ramps also helped make this creation and video possible.

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Added a comment about feature First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/18/2014 4:37 PM

There are merits to both types of rims. Did you know that Anne Caro mentioned to us that after trying wide rims she wouldn't ride such a wide rim in the back because she prefers the "spring" and accurate feel of a narrower rim? Up front she was all about it. ~21mm widths have been used for many years without issue. Only a handful of manufacturers offer super wide rims, they just happen to be very vocal about it.

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/17/2014 12:29 PM

Alex Lupato leaving Lapierre: Press Release: After 5 years of an intense relationship full of successes, in 2015 will melt the binomial Alex Lupato / Lapierre. The need for Alex to get motivated in the international arena and different marketing objectives ... more »

Added a product blog First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/17/2014 11:59 AM

Full Speed Ahead (more commonly known as FSA) is diving headfirst into the mountain bike wheel game in 2015. Those who have followed the brand may remember FSA wheels back in 2009/2010, which lasted just a short while in a saturated marketplace. While competition is still strong today, FSA...more

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Liked a comment on the item Tested: Bell Super 2R Helmet 12/17/2014 11:02 AM

Hi Wydopen. I will post some side shots this weekend on my Instagram: @monicosh.

Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 12/16/2014 3:05 PM

Something is brewing in Italy - http://www.triridemtb.com/esclusivo-in-italia-si-sta-formando-un-team-di-downhill-misterioso/

Liked a bike check Banshee Rune V2 12/16/2014 2:57 PM
Liked a comment on the item Tested: 2015 Fezzari Nebo Peak 12/16/2014 10:56 AM

Very informative review and a great value bike. Looking forward to maybe getting on one in the Spring!

Liked a bike check YT Industries Capra CF Comp 1 2014 12/13/2014 12:41 PM
Added reply in a thread Mechanic Help Norco Sight shock 12/11/2014 8:32 PM

The Cane Creek will not fit unfortunately. Unsure about the Debonair.

Liked a comment on the item Bryceland's Big, Bad Banger Bonanza - 21 Photos of Ratboy 12/10/2014 12:53 AM

Only if it's an epic quesarito banger. Which clearly this is.

Added reply in a thread New fork 12/9/2014 7:56 AM

Your fork has nothing to do with your suspension (leverage) ratio. Your rear shock does, however. Make sure you purchase something that has the same eye to eye and stroke measurements.

Added reply in a thread New fork 12/8/2014 9:52 PM

Yes, you can throw a 200m dual crown on there no problem. It'll raise the bottom bracket a bit and slacken the head angle by about a degree compared to the 180mm single crown it comes stock with. http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-Prototype-Specialized-Enduro-EVO-27-5,7436/WINNING-BIKE-Aaron-Gwins-Prototype-Specialized-Enduro-EVO-27-5,74293/sspomer,2

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Added a comment about photo 2015 Santa Cruz V10 27.5 12/7/2014 8:44 PM

The 2015 V10 is officially here! More details: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-2015-Santa-Cruz-V10-Carbon,290

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Added a product blog First Look: All New 2015 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 12/6/2014 8:16 PM

The bike that Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland won the 2014 UCI World Cup Series Championship on is now available to the public.

How do you improve something that's already been overhauled? It turns out Santa Cruz began the redesign in 2013, and tonight we were introduced to the latest in a long line of...more

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Added a comment about slideshow Pro Bike Check: Mitch Ropelato's Specialized Enduro 29 12/5/2014 3:47 PM

Part of Specialized's SWAT (Storage, Water, Air, Tools) system. Pretty convenient, actually.

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