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G-Out Project Lourdes World Cup - Part II 1

We're dedicated to hunting the G-Out here at Vital, so when we heard the promising sounds of DH bikes being abused at the 2nd road gap of the Lourdes DH course, we wasted no time. The gap was big, and even the smoothest riders needed most of their squish to touch down. Enjoy!

Yoann Barelli Draws the Line

Yoann Barelli takes a leaf out Chris Akrigg's book and goes on the hunt for some creative lines with his trail bike. Skills!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/21/2015 1:12 AM

Trail Hunter - Matt Hunter and Friends Explore Sun Valley, Idaho

Bikes, brews, and memories as Matt Hunter and his friends meet up in the Sawtooth Range outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. This is what biking is all about.

Posted by bturman on 4/20/2015 8:34 PM

Member Review: Profile Racing BMX Crankset

Vital member blkmarket99 takes a long term look at one of Profile's most popular products.

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 4/20/2015 6:56 PM

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Destination Trail - Mountain Biking in Maui, Hawaii with Ropelato and Benedict

Join Mitch Ropelato and Brad Benedict as they hit the trails in Hawaii and enjoy the beautiful surroundings the islands have to offer.

Posted by bturman on 4/20/2015 2:48 PM

Even the Heckling is World Class in NZ 1

Is there anything that isn't better in New Zealand? Even the heckling is right up there with the best of them!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 1:21 PM

Sun[day] 1

No EDM, no rock... just a man with his bike among a forest full of flowy single track!

Posted by 970biking on 4/20/2015 11:01 AM

Dirt Barrel - Daily Shot 1

So pitted!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 1:59 PM

Chase the Nullity

A trailer for some upcoming dirt jump sessions with riders from the French scene.

Posted by 970biking on 4/20/2015 10:46 AM

Bike of the Day: Rocky Mountain Altitude 770 MSL 1 14

26-lbs and stealthy as you like - this is one rad build!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 1:43 PM

Life Off the Mainland | Orange Dirt World Team

Join the Orange Dirt World Team lads as they scoot off in Ben Reid's "Vampire Deluxe" to attend the Lourdes World Cup and some shenanigans in between. It's the good life!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 12:12 AM

G-Out Project Lourdes World Cup - Part II 1

We're dedicated to hunting the G-Out here at Vital, so when we heard the promising sounds of DH bikes being abused at the 2nd road gap of the Lourdes DH course, we wasted no time. The gap was big, and even the smoothest riders needed most of their squish to touch down. Enjoy!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 12:53 PM

Pro Bike Check: Ben Reid's Orange/Strange Proto

Ben Reid and the Orange Dirt World Team lads have been working with Orange on a new 27.5" DH prototype - we caught up with them in Lourdes to bring you a run-down of the build. Lots of new bits and other proto goodies here too!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/20/2015 4:59 AM

Snow Sweeper - Daily Shot 1

How to clear the snow off your jumps.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/19/2015 12:28 PM

A Day Back Home

There's definitely something magical about coming back to your regular stomping grounds - join Jon Bokrantz for a look at the trails he calls home.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/19/2015 11:11 AM

Bike of the Day: Nukeproof Mega AM 1 1

Balanced build for all-round performance.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/19/2015 12:12 PM

*UPDATED* Sea Otter Classic Pit Bits - Even More New Products and Prototypes 89

Our growing gallery now contains 40+ new products and prototypes spotted at the Sea Otter Classic in sunny California. From limited edition Pro bikes to 2016 pieces, there's a lot to see. We'll be updating this gallery daily so check back often.

Posted by bturman on 4/19/2015 11:11 AM

Top to Bottom - Daily Shot 5

Droooooo-ping iii-iiin!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/18/2015 12:43 PM

Ups and Downs with MS Mondraker in Lourdes

MS Mondraker had a bit of a yin and yang race in Lourdes. Markus Pekoll broke 4 ribs, but Emmeline Ragot won and Danny Hart took home 4th place, to hand the team the overall win and consolation for Pekoll's misadventure.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/18/2015 1:31 PM

Bike of the Day: Banshee Darkside 3 5

Raw finish and a freeride friendly build on this big line ripper.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/18/2015 11:25 AM

Pierre-Edouard Ferry in New Caledonia

Take a run down Nesquik, a flowy looking trail that ends with built berms and tasty hero dirt!

Posted by 970biking on 4/17/2015 10:44 AM

Grass Roost - Daily Shot 1

Feet up and fully committed.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/17/2015 1:42 PM

Moonriders 2

Technology! Fat bikes, drones and insane low light cameras all come together to produce something we've not seen before.

Posted by 970biking on 4/17/2015 7:51 AM

Bike of the Day: Norco Range 3 5

Super stealthy e-word slayer.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/17/2015 8:57 AM

Case-O-Rama at Sea Otter DH 9

Always better than a case of the Mondays. Good times during DH practice today.

Posted by sspomer on 4/17/2015 12:45 PM

#OnTheHunt with Team CRC in Lourdes

We were all disappointed to learn that Sam Hill was injured and would miss out on the first round of the 2015 World Cup, but Team CRC have been busy during the offseason, and young Mike Jones stepped up big time to pick up the slack. Big hucks and 3rd place was his haul for the weekend!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2015 12:39 PM

Underground Slopestyle Session at Mega Cavern 1

Aaron Chase, Adam Hauck and Reed Boggs circle up the trailers and settle in for an underground slopestyle session like no other!

Posted by 970biking on 4/16/2015 11:38 AM

Polygon UR Raw Story at Lourdes 5

From hucking into rock gardens to Tracey Hannah's amazing run with a separated shoulder, here's the raw footage straight off the first stop in the world cup!

Posted by 970biking on 4/16/2015 11:29 AM

Berms of Gold - Daily Shot 1

A dusty berm and the evening sun - as good as it gets!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2015 1:00 PM

Norco Factory Racing at Lourdes 2

The Norco Factory Racing team travels to Lourdes, France for the first round of the World Cup series. Teams are fresh and expectations are high!

Posted by 970biking on 4/16/2015 11:16 AM

Bike of the Day: Banshee Phantom 5 4

Hard-hitting, short travel fun from Banshee.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/16/2015 3:19 AM

First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 11

It's trickle-down time again! A year after launching its new XTR group, Shimano takes XT to 11. There's an extended range 11-42 cassette and even a 148 BOOST-compatible crank option as well - all the information just behind the click.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/15/2015 11:42 AM

First Look: Gravity GRID Components

Introducing Gravity's newest line of goods, designed for hard charging trail and enduro riders. The products are built to last and have some interesting features. Listen in as Gravity's Pro riders describe what's new and exciting.

Posted by bturman on 4/16/2015 8:57 AM

Going Deep - Daily Shot 3

Huck it, son!

Hucked the big one? Pics or it didn't happen!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/15/2015 1:02 PM

Mornings in La Poma

Now that the Post Office is gone, you'll just have to dirt jump vicariously through the Spanish version: La Poma Bike Park.

Posted by 970biking on 4/15/2015 11:15 AM

Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz Nomad 5 23

Blinging yet stealthy build - rad!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/15/2015 12:51 PM

Nicholi Rogatkin at Vienna Air King

Nicholi Rogatkin was dialed for this year's Vienna Air King! From the looks of it, 2015 will be the year everyone learns 720's.

Posted by 970biking on 4/14/2015 10:43 AM

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