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One for the team. I would have posted this on the article in question, but comments seem to be locked.

I was reading recommends - A closer look at the Vitus ZX-1 Evo and Vitesse Evo . The article makes clear that it is sponsored and contains paid promotion by Vitus, and includes a link to read more about sponsored content. That information says reviews are never sponsored.

It's true that 's separate detailed reviews of the two bikes in question are not sponsored. But it seems odd to me that the recommends feature is then paid for.

Can you explain the process in more detail? How does something get into recommends, and how does that then interact with sponsorship? I'm not questioning the integrity of the reviews, just confused, as on the face of it "this recommendation is sponsored by the manufacturer" really dilutes the value of that recommendation.

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