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First Look: 2015 Five Ten Kestrel and Freerider Contact Shoes 4

Year after year Five Ten continues to refine their lineup, making strides in durability, weight, and performance. 2015 is no exception. Here's a look at two shoes set to come down the pipeline soon.

Pinning it on the Streets of New Zealand with Wyn Masters 1

Wyn 'Wheelie Wednesday' Masters blasted his way to second place behind Cam Cole in the Lyttelton Urban Downhill race. Hop onboard for his race run in this POV video. The 1.2km course mixes natural, street, and wood features as it drops 160m into the small town.

Posted by bturman on 11/23/2014 10:10 AM

Rowdy in Red - Daily Shot 1

Utah bike flying.

Went big? Pics or it didn't happen!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/23/2014 8:28 AM

A.L.O.N.E. in Corsica

Corsica is also known as the "Island of Beauty", and you'll quickly see why if you join Luka for his ride up and down the Capu d'Ortu, a small summit 1294 m above the Gulf of Porto. Spectacular views!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/23/2014 3:17 AM

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Bike of the Day: Scott Genius LT 3 6

Simplified setup and the full carbon treatment for a 27 lbs enduro crusher.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/23/2014 12:47 AM

Nothing Sounds Better Than Shredding 2

Tires searching for a hold on the edge of traction, suspension working overtime as roots and rocks blend to a blur of grip and speed - Aurélien Knecht and Jordan Baumann check in with a shredalicious edit that needs no other soundtrack than what the camera can capture.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/22/2014 8:43 AM

A View to a Whip - Daily Shot 1

Canopy view of our favorite sideways shenanigans.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/22/2014 11:27 AM

Ride Inspired 1

It certainly looks as though Danny Mac's young padawan Ali C is taking more than one leaf out of the book of the master - inspired indeed!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/22/2014 9:00 AM

Bike of the Day: Homegrown DH01 6 9

DIY level = totally awesome!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/22/2014 7:26 AM

Railing Berms and Boosting Lips with Chris Kovarik and Brian Lopes 1

Two legends take on Half Nelson trail in Squamish, British Columbia. Talk about a couple of powerhouses! There's a little teaser at the end as well. What's coming from Intense in December? You'll find out soon!

Posted by bturman on 11/21/2014 6:00 PM

First Look: 2015 Five Ten Kestrel and Freerider Contact Shoes 4

Year after year Five Ten continues to refine their lineup, making strides in durability, weight, and performance. 2015 is no exception. Here's a look at two shoes set to come down the pipeline soon.

Posted by bturman on 11/22/2014 7:48 AM

Moab Bans Electric Bikes on MTB Trails 35

In a move that could set the precedent for the rest of the USA, the Moab Bureau of Land Management has banned the use of electric bikes on mountain bike trails.

Posted by bturman on 11/21/2014 11:07 AM

A Life Worth Winning - Episode 3

Loic Bruni experiences arguably the most important lesson of his racing career so far while Sam Blenkinsop outlines his plans for next season in this dramatic third episode.

Posted by 970biking on 11/21/2014 10:35 AM

T-Mac Tuck - Daily Shot 1

Simple and super stylish shot.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/21/2014 10:24 AM

First Look: Updated 2015 Banshee Legend MKIII 14

Banshee's Legend downhill bike has received some major updates for 2015. The company's goal was to create "a leaner, meaner, and ultimately faster DH racer."

Posted by bturman on 11/21/2014 9:01 AM

Big Mountain Enduro Announces 2015 Schedule & Equal Pro Payout

The Big Mountain Enduro will return to Snowmass, Keystone and Crested Butte in Colorado, and pay visit to a new big mountain venue for its Series Finals.

Posted by sspomer on 11/21/2014 9:44 AM

In the Woods 3 - Amir Kabbani and Peoplegrapher Are Back with Another Banger

Amir Kabbani and Peoplegrapher Lukas Tielke have put together the third and final installment in their "In The Woods" series, and it's both inspirational and impressive. Sick riding and awesome cinematography = 5 minutes of rad!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/21/2014 2:25 AM

Waking Up in Warsteiner Bike Park

Alex Kerk takes a morning ride through a bunch of jumps and stunts in Warsteiner Bike Park, Germany. There are worse ways to start your days!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/21/2014 5:37 AM

SO FAST! Blasting Fall Lines with Tom van Steenbergen 1

Judging by his flat out speed and incredible style, Tom van Steenbergen is 100% back in action after his massive front flip attempt at Rampage. This video is sure to make you want to grab your bike and find some tacky dirt.

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 11:03 PM

Skateboarding on a Mountain Bike Trail 1

Not the best tool for the job, but yeah, he rode it out! #skatersaregnarly

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/21/2014 1:48 AM

Bike of the Day: GT Fury 14 7

Single speed simplicity for this big hit bruiser.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/21/2014 2:04 AM

WIN BIG! IXS MTB Pads Up For Grabs - Presented by Art's Cyclery 11

Enter for your chance to win a set of IXS Elbow and Knee pads and the confidence to take your riding game to the next level. Entries made by 11/25 will get two entries into the contest, so enter soon.

Posted by bturman on 11/21/2014 6:33 AM

Rachel Atherton's Speed Secret? Getting Chased by Her Brothers 3

There are few motivators as strong as some friendly sibling competition, and in this case Rachel Atherton is doing her best to avoid being caught by her brother Dan.

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 5:19 PM

Watch Danny MacAskill Ride a 16-Foot Tall Loop, His Biggest Yet 6

Somewhere between scaling wild ridgelines and hopping over Playboy Bunnies, Danny Mac found the time to prepare for this stunt performed in front of the London Eye.

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 5:51 PM

Member Review: Fox Racing Dirtpaw Gloves

Vital member xyian says that "it's a glove that I put on but that I don't notice," which says a lot. Read more in his lighthearted review.

Have an informed and honest opinion about a product? Help out your fellow MTBer by writing a review. The top Vital reviewer each month earns a Jenson USA gift card.

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 4:49 PM

Carson Storch Season Recap 1

Carson Storch had quite the solid year from the deserts of Utah to the forests of Whistler - sending it the whole time!

Posted by 970biking on 11/20/2014 11:13 AM

Turning is Fun - Daily Shot 1

Sometimes, it's all about the simple things in life.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/20/2014 10:05 AM

First Look: Nukeproof's Affordable OKLO Dropper Seatpost 10

It's no secret that a dropper post will transform your bike for the better, leading to an even more awesome experience on the trail. Nukeproof's new OKLO adjustable seatpost looks to strike a good balance of features and performance at a reasonable cost.

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 9:39 AM

Norco Teases 2015 Factory Racing Team 2

Norco's new Factory Racing squad will be announced on November 26th. Which riders made the cut? Judging by this teaser, they're all absolute rippers. Did we see a gloveless rider in there?

Posted by bturman on 11/20/2014 8:46 AM

Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 6 4

No expense spared, what a banger build!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/20/2014 1:55 AM

Sending It on the Shore with Ryan Berrecloth

OG Shore ripping from OG Ryan Berrecloth. Steep, loam, roots, rocks, and big drops - it's all here as Ryan shows what it takes to build and ride where it all started.

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/20/2014 1:03 AM

Vital Gram Central, November 20, 2014

The most-followed MTBers on Instagram may spend more time training their thumbs than their legs to get the results they do.

Posted by sspomer on 11/20/2014 8:21 AM

Forum: Go-Ride Tests the 2015 Giant Reign 2 6

Krispy and Joss hit the trail to see what the new and affordable $3,400 Giant Reign 2 is all about. Got a question for them about how it rides? Join the discussion in our forum. You can read Vital's impressions on the fancy carbon version here.

Posted by bturman on 11/19/2014 1:49 PM

How Low Can You Go - Daily Shot 1

Attack of the scrub!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 11/19/2014 11:30 AM

The Joy is in the Journey

From Hollywood helicopters to the peaks of Whistler, Goldstein Productions has had a killer year in this action packed demo reel.

Posted by 970biking on 11/19/2014 10:43 AM

7 Protection Prize Pack Winner Announced

Was it you? One lucky rider just scored some of the best protection products made. We think you'll really dig them. Like 7 Protection on Facebook to keep up to date with their latest.

Posted by bturman on 11/18/2014 9:41 PM

The Dudes of Hazzard, Business as Usual - Part 1 2

If you are a dude, a wannabe dude, or maybe just like to watch dude stuff go down, you owe it to yourself to watch the Dudeumentary. This is some funny shit dude!

Posted by iceman2058 on 11/19/2014 6:26 AM