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Tested: Kore Durox Wheelset 1

If you're looking for a conventionally built wheelset that comes in at a competitive weight and will go the distance for less than $1000, Kore's Durox is worthy of your attention. Find out how we got along with it in our review, just inside.

Back to the Beginning - Jerome Clementz Rides Again

As any rider knows, coming back from injury is as much mental as it is physical. Follow JC for his first race back after his shoulder injury, as he tries to get back to race pace and feel good on the bike again. Allez Jey!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/19/2014 7:37 AM

Updated 2015 Team News & Rumors 93

A KTM factory big rig at the Leogang Bike Park and confirmation that Loic Bruni will stick with Lapierre. This is going to be the longest silly season in history.

Posted by sspomer on 9/19/2014 7:06 AM

Tested: Kore Durox Wheelset 1

If you're looking for a conventionally built wheelset that comes in at a competitive weight and will go the distance for less than $1000, Kore's Durox is worthy of your attention. Find out how we got along with it in our review, just inside.

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/19/2014 6:56 AM

Rake and Ride Natural Lines with the Coastal Crew 2

The Coastal Crew has been searching for that ideal zone with endless natural lines. One they could walk into with their hand tools, rake, ride, and repeat. The goal was to embrace natural terrain, find the limits of traction, and most of all, have fun doing it. Looks like a success.

Posted by csteen on 9/18/2014 5:46 PM

No Brakes? No Sweat - Kali's Matt MacDuff at the Brose Farm

Matt MacDuff rips this dream compound with stye!

Posted by sspomer on 9/18/2014 3:16 PM

Misty Hip - Daily Shot 1

Foggy freeriding.

Got bangers? Share!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 11:20 AM

Road to Rampage: Weathering the Storm 1

The FEST crew gathers at Retallack Lodge, BC where they kill some time before the massive jumps dry out. Meanwhile Zink goes for his record flip as the days to Rampage tick down.

Posted by 970biking on 9/18/2014 11:15 AM

Tested: Race Face Women's DIY Jersey

Ladies who shred - looking for a form-fitting top that is up for some shenanigans, and will have you feeling and looking the part on the trail too? Check out our review of the Race Face DIY jersey to see if it could be right for you.

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 7:41 AM

Ride Marin - Win a 2015 Marin Mt. Vision 1

Want a chance to win a fully decked-out Marin XM9 and support trail advocacy in Marin county at the same time? Marin Country Bicycle Coalition, Access4Bikes and Marin Bikes have come together to put up a raffle to give you just that - details inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 4:27 AM

The Woods of Chaos du Gouët 2

Clément Charles rips through lush single track deep in the woods of Chaos du Gouët, France.

Posted by 970biking on 9/18/2014 11:26 AM

British Downhill Series Season Ender

The 2014 British Downhill Series wrapped up with the 5th and final round at Bike Park Wales. A rough and rowdy track made for exciting racing, much to the delight of the sizeable crowd that came out to cheer the racers on. Video and full results inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 11:09 AM

Bike of the Day: Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL 1 3

Sub 13-kg trail rocket straight outta Canada eh.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 6:52 AM

Gone Tomorrow - Nepal 1

What's better than Nepal? Nepal in super slow motion with Rob-J Heran and bikes. An amazing trip though remote mountains.

Posted by 970biking on 9/17/2014 4:06 PM

Bernardo Cruz Gets Sideways

Sergeant Sideways, Captain Crooked, Lieutenant Ludicrous! Watch as Bernardo Cruz gets off axis at the Whip-off World Championships in Whistler.

Posted by sspomer on 9/17/2014 9:09 AM

Vital RAW - Best of 2014 30

Warning: Bikes were definitely abused in the making of this video. The 2014 World Cup downhill mountain bike race season comes flying at you in one face-melting hurricane of footage.

Posted by sspomer on 9/17/2014 8:54 PM

Pipeline Riding - Daily Shot 3

"Dude, are you SURE this is a good idea...?"

Did you make it to the other side? Share your haul!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2014 7:02 AM

Off the Grid 2

When they say off the grid, what they really meant was much more than that. An epic crossing through the Darien Gap, the most secluded jungle on the earth, between Colombia and Panama, where the Pan-American road stops.

Posted by 970biking on 9/17/2014 10:54 AM

Shredding the Coast with the Chromag Family 3

Brendan Howey, Brandon Semenuk, Curtis Robinson, Logan Peat, Dylan Dunkerton and Kyle Norbraten - when that's who's in your family album, no room for aunts and uncles...

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2014 4:48 AM

Bike of the Day: YT Capra 2 5

ENVE rims for a slightly more subdued look.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2014 2:21 AM

First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Balance - Now Shipping 5

We had our first glimpse of the new Canfield Brothers Balance at the end of last year, and now it is finally shipping. Catch up with Chris Canfield and get all the pics, video, and information on the new bike you could possibly want inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2014 1:53 AM

The Ultimate Enduro Weapon to Get Squids Out of Your Way? 9

Enduro racing is serious business and there's no time to wait for some squid to get out of your way with the clock ticking.

Posted by sspomer on 9/16/2014 1:31 PM

The Kids Get their Kranked On - Lacondeguy and CP Gang in Hills Don't Lie 3

Big mountains, big balls, big speed. The kids know what's up.

Posted by sspomer on 9/16/2014 11:28 AM

Tail on a Rail - Daily Shot 2

Cornering lessons with Daisy the trail dog.

Did your dog drop you? Pics or it didn't happen!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 12:25 PM

Here's How You Can Watch Red Bull Rampage 4

Rampage is less than two weeks away and you can catch all the action online.

Posted by sspomer on 9/16/2014 8:32 AM

Having It in New Haven - Street Trials 1

Every now and then, it's good to throw it over to our saddle-less brethren, the trials guys. 12-time National Trials Champion Mike Steidley goes for a spin around New Haven to see what kind of trouble he can get into - join him for the ride!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 11:01 AM

Bike of the Day: Durango Moonshine 1

Made in Durango, CO, yo!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 12:14 PM

Beyond the Bike - Danny Hart 1

DirtTV sits down with Danny Hart and asks him about everything from racing, travelling, that World Champs run and his hunt for a first World Cup race win. Great insight into what makes Danny shred!

Posted by 970biking on 9/16/2014 10:36 AM

Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Winner Announced 3

Did you win a brand new pair of pedals from VP? Check inside to find out!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 11:04 AM

An Afternoon at Carlmont 1

The Carlmont Cartel is back at it again, this time it's Keith Morelan who shares the fun of a few hours spent shredding the local spot. Yeah boys!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 7:04 AM

Get Your Whips-Per-Minute Up with Cody Kelley at Canyons 5

Canyons Bike Park looks as smooth as ever, and so does Cody Kelley in this shredalicious edit, part of the 2014 Canyons Bike Park video series, Ride Canyons. Git sum!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 3:19 AM

DownMall Russia

Swap out those knobbys and throw on some street tires... it's about to get SLICK!

Posted by 970biking on 9/16/2014 10:51 AM

Tested: Shimano CM-1000 Sport Camera 1

Shimano has now joined the ranks of companies making a POV camera - we gave their all-new CM-1000 Sport Camera a spin to see how it stacks up. Answers inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2014 3:04 AM

Crested Butte Ultra Enduro - 5 Day Race Recap 2

Five days of racing at the Big Mountain Enduro summed up in about six minutes. If you missed the Crested Butte Ultra Enduro this year, then you can get all of the excitement here including the biggest bruise, the biggest crash, and the biggest pro jump train.

Posted by csteen on 9/15/2014 6:24 PM

Member Review: Fox Racing Launch Pro Knee Guards

Vital MTB member xyian has been pedaling in these pads for long enough to weigh in on their merits. When are they awesome and when do they suffer? Read on to find out.

Posted by bturman on 9/15/2014 5:18 PM

Mountain Creek Bike Park Vueltas Caliente 1

Colombian National Team riders Mauricio Estrada, Sebastian Posada, Esteban Zuluaga, and Rafael Gutierrez show off the best of Mountain Creek. This bike park has been home to some of the world's best downhill racers including Tribus, Mulally, and Rude. Now a number of South America's top aspiring racers call it home in the winter for year-round World Cup training.

Posted by csteen on 9/15/2014 4:54 PM

Popping PORC - Daily Shot 1

Tom Reynolds makes the most of a fine summer day at PORC.

Want your photos to be considered for Vital's Daily Shot and Weekly Comp? Upload here.

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/15/2014 11:19 AM