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So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8

So, Hope has finally decided to make its carbon bike available for sale, and we've already ridden it! Jump right in to learn more about one of the most exclusive bikes you could ever imagine laying your hands on - custom isn't the half of it.

Luca Shaw's Two-Wheeled Life

Discover more about an insanely talented, fast, and hard working Santa Cruz Syndicate rider in the latest team episode. Luca Shaw is on the hunt, and this is how he spends his days.

Posted by bturman on 8/22/2017 5:39 PM

Cecile Ravanel to Race Val di Sole World Cup DH 6

Most riders wanting to dabble in World Cup DH competition wouldn't pick Val di Sole as their first race. Cecile Ravanel ain't scared!

Posted by sspomer on 8/22/2017 12:31 PM

First Ride: X-Fusion Manic Dropper Post

Another recent addition to the dropper post market, the Manic hits the mark with good performance at a particularly low price. See what else we thought of it in our review.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2017 9:59 AM

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Transition Teases Four New 2018 Mountain Bikes in Hilarious Video 8

Head out to the Wild West with the Transition Bikes crew as they saddle up some 2018 GiddyUp 2.0hhh stallions, including the new Sentinel, Patrol, Scout, and Smuggler. Full details drop soon!

Posted by bturman on 8/22/2017 12:00 AM

Hope HB.160 - Behind the Scenes

A completely candid look at what went into making Hope's new HB.160 bike, launched yesterday. If you're a manufacturing geek or just want to learn more about how a bike is made, this one is a must watch!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2017 3:00 AM

Weeeeee - Daily Shot 1

Braap!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2017 1:08 PM

Signature Danny Mac Pedals?! Crankbrothers Expands Stamp Flat Pedal Lineup

More options for flat pedal lovers, including a version designed with one of the best riders in the world.

Posted by bturman on 8/22/2017 12:00 AM

Shimano Introduces 4-Piston XT Brake Caliper 3

Two additional pistons and 20% more power for Shimano's mid-range hydraulic stoppers.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2017 12:37 AM

RESULTS & Highlights: Red Bull Joyride

The ultimate slopestyle competitor delivers at the ultimate slopestyle event.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/20/2017 2:20 PM

Justin Leov Retires from Racing 1

It must be #movingonmonday, because we have another retirement to announce.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2017 5:04 AM

So British | Riding the Hope HB.160 8

So, Hope has finally decided to make its carbon bike available for sale, and we've already ridden it! Jump right in to learn more about one of the most exclusive bikes you could ever imagine laying your hands on - custom isn't the half of it.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2017 8:00 AM

Hardtail Hooning - Daily Shot 1

No rear suspension, no worries.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2017 11:01 AM

Markus Pekoll Retires from Racing

After 15 years among the world's elite, the "kid from Schladming" is retiring. Best of luck with what comes next Markus!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2017 1:06 AM

Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz Nomad CC 4 3

Somehow, the color scheme sort of almost works.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2017 2:41 AM

RESULTS & Highlights: Canadian Open DH

Wins for Troy Brosnan and Tracey Hannah as the Crankworx World DH Tour wraps up with a dry and dusty race in Whistler.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/20/2017 12:42 AM

Bike of the Day: Banshee Rune 3 4

With extra style points for putting a little effort into lighting the shot!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/20/2017 1:45 AM

Tested: 100% Airmatic Short and Jersey 1

How much effort do you give?

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/20/2017 6:05 AM

Shut Up and Win! Spank Whip Off Worlds Competition 3

Video and voting page are now live! Vote for your favorite whips and you could win a sweet pack of goodies from Spank.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 10:12 AM

Dropping In - Daily Shot 1

Hanging off the back.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/19/2017 11:11 AM

RESULTS & Highlights: Crankworx Dual Slalom

Double the trouble, double the fun!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/19/2017 1:00 AM

Mont St Anne, Whistler Chills, Aussie Surf & Rock Slabs | Atherton Diaries Ep 10

A dash of irony as Muddy goes surfing whilst Dan gets muddy, a touch of wild World Cup action and a whole lot of sideways shenanigans.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/19/2017 6:02 AM

Bike of the Day: Cotic Rocket 5 4

Simple and sweet.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/19/2017 1:07 AM

Fairclough, Vink, Jameson and Volokhov Ride Fast and Pull Up 3

So yeah, these boys don't ride the bike park like everybody else...

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 2:06 PM

Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge 2017

Check out the six sick slide shows that battled it out for the win in the Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge yesterday. Which one is your favorite?

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 10:37 AM

RESULTS & Highlights: RockShox Pumptrack Challenge

It went right down to the wire, as it always does.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 1:47 AM

Bike Park Bombing - Daily Shot 1

Good light on a big jump is hard to beat.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 10:48 AM

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Almost Heaven - Snowshoe Bike Park Has It All 5

Build your jumping and turning skills on fun, flowy intermediate trails or challenge yourself on rugged, world-class DH terrain in the heart of West Virginia.

Posted by jnev on 8/18/2017 6:45 AM

Steps to the Top - Caroline Buchanan 1

She's a BMX Olympian and World Champion, and generally a star of any kind of two wheel shredding. She's also one of the fastest women on the planet when it comes to pumptrack. Follow her journey to the top of the 2017 Crankworx World Tour, which culminated yesterday with both the race as well as the overall series win.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 1:27 AM

Bike of the Day: NS Bikes Liar 1 3

Pants on fire!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 1:08 AM

Why That Bike? Intense Tracer 13

If there is one thing Vital MTBers are good at, it's putting together rad rides. Check out these five fine Tracer builds and discover the story behind each one of them, as told directly by their owners. Boosh!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/18/2017 5:22 AM

Coming to the USA - Canyon Bikes 6

As of today, the biggest direct-to-consumer bike brand in the world will sell and fulfill US orders straight out of a US operating base. Vital MTB's Product Editor did his best to keep up with Troy Brosnan and Mark Wallace on Whistler's Rainbow Mountain helicopter drop to celebrate the occasion. Watch, listen, and learn!

Posted by bturman on 8/17/2017 2:24 PM

How Far We've Come in 10 Years - Crankworx 2007 Through the Eyes of Howie Zink 3

The bikes, the tricks and slopestyle courses have changed so much in the last 10 years. Heckling from the Sensus crew? Exactly the same. \m/

Posted by sspomer on 8/17/2017 1:07 PM

Formula's DH Fork with Three Air Chambers 3

Formula is teasing their DH fork that features three air chambers for fine-tuning spring curve.

Posted by sspomer on 8/17/2017 8:47 AM

UPDATED PIT BITS - Crankworx Whistler 16

There's always something floating around the lift line in Whistler...

Posted by sspomer on 8/15/2017 8:25 AM

Manon Carpenter Retires from WC DH Racing 2

We're a bit shocked at how sudden the move is, but the Welsh pinner has decided to call curtains on her World Cup career. Hear from Manon and her team directly inside.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 5:56 AM

Purple Pinning - Daily Shot 1

Hauling in the heather.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 1:41 PM