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Added a news story Press Release: GAMUT USA Acquires Point One Racing 10/21/2014 1:28 PM

SAN JOSE, CA - GAMUT USA is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Point One Racing, a bicycle component design and manufacturing company noted for producing unique and innovative mountain bike performance parts. The agreement will compliment GAMUT’s existing component...more

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Liked a comment on the item 2014 Test Sessions: Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 10/21/2014 10:45 AM

I just ordered a Norco Sight C frameset partially because of this review. +1 for Vital Test Sessions. Looking forward to next year's sessions.

Added a comment about product review 2014 Test Sessions: Norco Sight Carbon 7.1 10/21/2014 10:45 AM
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Awesome to hear. You're going to love it!

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Added reply in a thread 2010 Salsa Big Mama 29er Trail / XC Bike - Great Entry Level MTB 10/20/2014 10:39 PM

Here's the geometry chart. Size 16". Click the image to see a bigger version.

Started new thread 2010 Salsa Big Mama 29er Trail / XC Bike - Great Entry Level MTB 10/20/2014 10:38 PM

Well cared for and gently ridden 2010 Salsa Big Mama 29er. It's a size Small with a 16" seat tube. It'd be a great starter full suspension mountain bike. It belonged to my girlfriend, and has enough standover height for riders ranging from ... more »

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Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/20/2014 2:13 PM
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Yes, there are certain nuances that flat pedals could hide or expose. The major relative differences between the bikes would very likely be the same, however, which is what we've reported on. As far as foot positioning, I (and many others) run my cleats slammed as far back as they'll go, which is a very similar position to the typical flat pedal sweet spot.

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Added a comment about video Backcountry Trail Addiction 10/20/2014 1:35 PM
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Hey Mav, the lack of full screen Youtube controls is a new issue for Android devices and seems to be a bug on many sites. We're looking into it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

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Liked a comment on the item 100,000 Vertical Feet in 24 Hours - World Record Mountain Bike Descent on Mount 7 10/20/2014 4:53 AM

These boys rode again the next day—animals!

Added a comment about slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/19/2014 6:27 PM
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Cheers. Those are the HT ME05T pedals.

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Liked a comment on the item 100,000 Vertical Feet in 24 Hours - World Record Mountain Bike Descent on Mount 7 10/19/2014 1:51 PM

Chest cam footage here...

Liked a comment on the item We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/19/2014 1:39 PM

"SE5" eh? Nyom Nyom Nyom!!!

Added a new slideshow We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 10/17/2014 6:11 PM
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Added reply in a thread Best aggressive all mountain frame 10/17/2014 10:10 AM

Wee, the Vital Product Guide contains reviews of dozens of aggressive AM bikes. Take a look here for some more options: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/all_mountain?scope=by_vital_rating

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Added reply in a thread Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 9:23 PM

Leornard Zinn reached out to some of the big brands earlier this year. You can read the article here. The responses are below: From Contour: All of our mounts for helmets are secured with double-sided adhesive tape. The mounts themselves are of plastic construction. Whilst ... more »

Added reply in a thread Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 8:31 PM

Apparently there's more to this than simply a French journalist. There is/was a full blown investigation surrounding the camera: Investigators believe that they may have found a reason for the seriousness of the crash. They think that his helmet camera ... more »

Started new thread Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 3:54 PM

Michael Schumacher, arguably the best known F1 race car driver in history, suffered a brain injury when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps last December. He emerged from a medically induced coma in June and is receiving treatment ... more »

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/16/2014 10:15 AM
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"Shower thoughts." Love it.

Pedal-kickback (the cranks rotating backwards when the suspension is compressed as a result of chain growth) typically isn't really felt until you've used quite a bit of the travel, in which case you likely wouldn't be pedaling anyway. Low kickback on a DH bike is desirable because it creates a more stable ride in a sense, and also improves the overall sensitivity of the suspension.

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Added a comment about product review First Ride: 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 10/16/2014 9:47 AM
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To clarify, the 33% sag was measured while seated. In attack mode it would be less.

The Ohlins shock doesn't provide the same range of low speed compression adjustment that other shocks do. When it's all the way in, it's not fully closed off.

While a firmer spring certainly would have helped in this situation (which came down to a matter of time), many DH bikes I've ridden at a similar sag point haven't required one. The Demo is less progressive than most others, so springing up a bit is likely a wise decision. Had this been a long term test I would have done exactly that.

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