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  1. Thread: Inverted Fork

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    RockShox fixed the flex issue with their...

    RockShox fixed the flex issue with their "Predictive Steering" tech on the RS-1 fork. There's a solid hub axle that locks into place in the dropout using some knurled teeth, essentially bonding the...
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    The biggest advantage of the DebonAir can is the...

    The biggest advantage of the DebonAir can is the negative volume. After comparing the two shocks side by side on the same bike, I can verify that this upgrade REALLY improves the initial stroke. The...
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    Some find the 15 to 19 jump to be a downer:...

    Some find the 15 to 19 jump to be a downer: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Cassettes,26/OneUp-Components/42T-Sprocket,13713

    Others won't mind it. Depends on your terrain, riding style, and...
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    Yes, there is a whole upgrade program available...

    Yes, there is a whole upgrade program available via their website. ALL CTD products are eligible to participate, and they can all be brought right up to 2015 spec, basically. Stanchions, dampers,...
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    Take a look inside the fork here:...

    Take a look inside the fork here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/Confirmed-2015-FOX-36-RC2-Fork-More-Better-Than-Ever,243
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    Haha. Don't get your panties in a bundle. Turns...

    Haha. Don't get your panties in a bundle. Turns out it's due to go live at 7AM Cali time April 1. There have been a few leaks though...
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    New one is 30%, not 40%. Also keep in mind...

    New one is 30%, not 40%.

    Also keep in mind that the lefty has a funky offset measurement, which impacts the handling/trail.

    Having ridden most of the new rigs, I really like what Orbea and Trek...
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    Wait til tomorrow. Seriously. Something new may...

    Wait til tomorrow. Seriously. Something new may or may not be released.
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    Could be helpful:...

    Could be helpful: http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Rad-Rides-Eats-More-The-Vital-MTB-Guide-To-Southwest-Utah,481
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    Used to be... 2014 sees some nice updates to the...

    Used to be... 2014 sees some nice updates to the Talas system.
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    Of the three bikes you mentioned, the new Slash...

    Of the three bikes you mentioned, the new Slash 27.5 is the standout in this department. Pedaling performance has been improved greatly over the 26-inch Slash. And yes, it'll rally with the best of...
  12. The Pike is hands down better than the 2014 Fox,...

    The Pike is hands down better than the 2014 Fox, even with Fox's damping upgrades (which are a big improvement over 2013).

    2015 Fox, however... you might want to wait a few weeks. Aftermarket...
  13. Here are a few Sedona loop ideas with my...

    Here are a few Sedona loop ideas with my favorites up top:

    - (2-3 hours, park at Bike and Bean) North on Slim Shady, HiLine, right on Baldwin, left to the creek crossing, up the road to Old Post,...
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    Listen to what Graves has to say about next...

    Listen to what Graves has to say about next year's bike: http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PRO-BIKE-CHECK-Jared-Graves-Yeti-ARC-Carbon-29-Hardtail,6952/Slideshow,0/sspomer,2
  15. Thread: SRAM XX1 Reviews

    by beast
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    Looks like you found your consensus. XX1/X01...

    Looks like you found your consensus.

    XX1/X01 are amazing because of the simplicity, lack of noise, and lack of friction. Given your ride plans and my experience with the two groups, I'd say...
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    Check out http://www.skidmap.com for quick and...

    Check out http://www.skidmap.com for quick and dirty trail maps. I'll add another vote for South Mountain. Rode "Old Man Trail" for the first time the other day. SUPER rowdy!
  17. Thread: Norco Range 650b

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    Another review for your consideration:...

    Another review for your consideration: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Norco/Range-Killer-B-2,11523
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    That specific frame was made for the GT Team for...

    That specific frame was made for the GT Team for use at World Champs only. They made it with thinner tubing to shave weight. Lorenzo rode it a Hafjell against GT's recommendation knowing that there...
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    Specialized Stumpjumper EVO. Hands down. -...

    Specialized Stumpjumper EVO. Hands down. - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Specialized/Stumpjumper-FSR-Expert-Carbon-EVO,11758
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    We've got a winner! Like Hobie said, you need to...

    We've got a winner! Like Hobie said, you need to take the mechanism (head of the post + the clamp area at the base) into account. It's a total of about 2 1/4-inches on the Lev.

    More here:...
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    Here's a write up we did on the SB66c recently....

    Here's a write up we did on the SB66c recently. Some good stuff in the comments, too. - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Bikes,3/Yeti/SB-66-Carbon-Race,11753#product-reviews

    Note that recent...
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    Pics from one of the builders, Tyson Swasey: ...

    Pics from one of the builders, Tyson Swasey:

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  23. Report after 4 months of use -...

    Report after 4 months of use - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/guide/Seatposts,30/KS/LEV-Adjustable,11421#product-reviews/989
  24. It'll go up in the next week or two. Nothing big...

    It'll go up in the next week or two. Nothing big to report. She still works great after 250+ miles of use. Best dropper I've tested.
  25. I'll have a pair in a few weeks. Promise to drag...

    I'll have a pair in a few weeks. Promise to drag lots of brake (rear only though, I don't want to die if they explode).
  26. Haha. Soon! Pics and such coming this weekend.

    Haha. Soon! Pics and such coming this weekend.
  27. FS: Beast's Big Ass Garage Sale - Frames, Parts, Gear (Many New Bits)

    It's that time of year again...

    Paypal, cashier's check, or cash accepted for all sales. Shipping is additional. If you see it listed here then yes, it is still available.

    ***Contact me via...
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    Here's a little bonus stoke for ya -...

    Here's a little bonus stoke for ya - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/Building-the-Gnar-with-Cam-and-Cam-Red-Bull-Rampage-2012,4382/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

    Things are getting crazy up there.
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    Huh. We camped up there last night. Saw a few...

    Huh. We camped up there last night. Saw a few others as well. No signage.

    Here are a few maps that might help you guys out with other possible spots:

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    I'm pretty sure you can camp at the old Rampage...

    I'm pretty sure you can camp at the old Rampage site (down Kolob road), or up on Gooseberry Mesa. Both are free. Both have good riding right by them. Cheers.
  31. I put this together a few months ago -...

    I put this together a few months ago - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Look-The-KS-LEV-Seatpost,3648/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

    Since then, I've been using the post almost daily. The...
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    Trail bike fo sho! Lots of pedally bits, plus...

    Trail bike fo sho! Lots of pedally bits, plus they're much more lively in the twisty turny sections.
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    Yep. That was a Benge bro. Pinners!

    Yep. That was a Benge bro. Pinners!
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    A few pics -...

    A few pics - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2012-Masters-of-the-Mass-Enduro-Race,4010/Epic-Wallride-at-the-2012-Master-of-the-Mass-Enduro,38945/sspomer,2
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    Did you pre-ride the course? That's hugely...

    Did you pre-ride the course? That's hugely helpful. Find places to pass, places to recover, places to charge...

    The start is very important. Passing eats up time, especially on tight singletrack. ...
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    Rode it. Liked it. ...

    Rode it. Liked it.

    http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Look-crankbrothers-kronolog-Adjustable-Seatpost,3283/Slideshow,0/bturman,109

    We'll see how she does over an extended period of...
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    Still lots of goodies up for grabs, and the snow...

    Still lots of goodies up for grabs, and the snow is starting to melt... :wink:
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    Of course!

    Of course!
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    Negative. What's up? (Checking spam folder now...)

    Negative. What's up? (Checking spam folder now...)
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    Phall and Beaver, most definitely. We missed...

    Phall and Beaver, most definitely.

    We missed Nelson the last time we did a big trip like this since we opted to go up and around through Revelstoke and Kamloops. Would like to check it out.
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    We'll stick around for a few weeks. Just one of...

    We'll stick around for a few weeks. Just one of the reasons why bringing your home with you is cool ;)
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    Deal. Post Sea Otter?

    Deal. Post Sea Otter?
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    I'm lucky with my job - it can be done from...

    I'm lucky with my job - it can be done from anywhere there's interweb available (which is everywhere with the right tech), and I get to make my own schedule. So... the girl and I are taking full...
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    Anywhere the riding is good. We'll be all over...

    Anywhere the riding is good. We'll be all over the States and Canada. The plan is finally coming together!
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    Buying a truck and toy hauler and hitting the...

    Buying a truck and toy hauler and hitting the road. There won't be room for these goodies!
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    ******USED ITEMS****** SOLD - $10 - Animal...

    ******USED ITEMS******

    SOLD - $10 - Animal Integrated Headset - Gold

    $3 - Animal Bar Ends - Purple
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43046353/IMG_3355.jpg

    SOLD - $25 - Answer Direct Mount DH Stem -...
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    The biggest sale to hit TGR?

    Wow. I cleaned out the garage recently and was blown away by how much stuff I've accumulated that I don't use. So… it's time to sell it all. There's at least one of just about every component or...
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    Genius. Will do the same from now on.

    Genius. Will do the same from now on.
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    A little Vital slideshow action from the event -...

    A little Vital slideshow action from the event - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/2011-Trestle-All-Mountain-Enduro-at-Winter-Park,2690/Slideshow,0/bturman,109
  50. Another view on the Havens -...

    Another view on the Havens - http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/Abused-Easton-Haven-Carbon-Wheels,54
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