Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz Highball 3 2

The Crayola edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/13/2016 4:58 AM

Giant to Sell Direct to Consumers

In a move that follows Trek's initiative in 2015, Giant has just announced that it too will implement a direct sales program in the US, with order fulfilment handled by its network of retailers.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/12/2016 12:41 PM

Forum: What's Your Race Weekend Routine? 7

Have some advice to give to aspiring downhill racers? Looking for some advice for yourself? Ask questions, share tips and get answers in this forum thread.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 2/12/2016 10:34 AM

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Wiggle to Acquire Chain Reaction Cycles - Confirmed 11

After the news first broke 2 days ago, we can now confirm that this transaction is indeed happening.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 5:38 AM

Bike vs Bike - Santa Cruz Bronsons of Iago Garay and Mark Scott 3

Which Bronson is your favorite?

Posted by sspomer on 2/12/2016 12:41 PM

Building Bridges - Daily Shot 2

Meanwhile, somewhere in India...

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/12/2016 12:17 PM

Brandon Semenuk and Troy Lee Designs Confirm Continued Partnership

Not a big surprise, just confirmation of a fruitful, 10-year long relationship that is set to continue. Boosh!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/12/2016 5:34 AM

Bike of the Day: Kona Operator 10 7

The Skittles edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/12/2016 1:44 AM

Member Review: 100% Brisker Gloves 3

If you ride in cold temps, Vital member nuke says the Brisker gloves could do the trick.

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Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 1:38 PM

Headed to New Zealand? Don't Miss Wellington's Mount Victoria Rides 1

Whether you're planning a Crankworx stop or an awesome adventure, Wellington should be on your list of places to visit. Join Rosara Joseph, Kieran Bennett and Craig Pattle for some fun on the ripping trails just outside of the city.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 1:17 PM

661 Welcomes Back Kyle Strait 2

Kayodic is back with 661.

Posted by sspomer on 2/11/2016 9:18 AM

2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Rhyme FSR Comp 650b

What does a woman need in a trail bike? That's the question Specialized set out to answer with the all-new Rhyme by considering geometry, key touch points, and suspension with the input from thousands of women. Read how it rides in this review.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 7:46 PM

Surfing Slop Mountain with Joe Barnes 1

If anybody has steep and sloppy on lockdown, it's Joe Barnes.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 7:44 AM

Whip It Good - Daily Shot 1

Wheel up FTW.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 1:02 PM

Vets & New Threats Highlight DGR in 2016

Devinci Global Racing has added fresh talent to an already strong squad - look out for these boys to be on point when the season gets underway in just a couple of short months now. Yeow!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 12:27 AM

Bike of the Day: Xprezo Adhoc 3 2

It may be cold in Bromont right now, but they make some hot bikes there!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 8:11 AM

First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 12

Got to love that trickle-down effect! SRAM's new NX drivetrain brings the 1x11 technologies and innovations from their widely used and highly acclaimed XX1, X01, X1, and GX drivetrains down to the most affordable price point to date.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 7:00 AM

Forum: MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 45

There's no denying that each of us have learned several lessons during our years as mountain bikers, sometimes the hard way. If you could give yourself MTB advice five or ten years ago, what would it be?

Posted by bturman on 2/10/2016 1:15 PM

Saguaro Squeeze - Daily Shot 4

No whipping!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 12:11 PM

Abbaretz Dirt

Years of digging make for a fun filled zone with plenty of transfer shenanigans.

Posted by 970biking on 2/10/2016 10:53 AM

2016 Andes Pacifico Day 1 Report and Results 2

Grab your oxygen tanks and your moon-ready tires. It's Andes Pacifico time.

Posted by sspomer on 2/10/2016 11:22 AM

Bike of the Day: Fire Eye Burning 5 1

We don't know what to make of the name, but the bike looks OK.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 5:07 AM

Pastrana Stomps World's First on MTB 10

When Pastrana says he's been working on a trick for three years, it must be burly. Double backflip 360? Check!

Posted by 970biking on 2/9/2016 10:30 AM

Summer Shred - Daily Shot 1

Awesome compo and perfect form. Boosh!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 12:03 PM

Lock Up Your Children | Vanzacs Reunion Ride 1

After touring the world together the Vanzacs get together to kick off the new year in style in Queenstown. Not sure if the locals are as stoked as the boys are...

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 5:06 AM

2016 Test Sessions: Turner RFX v4.0 GX 18

Turner fans, rejoice! The often coveted Turner RFX is finally back, this time in a 27.5 carbon-framed package. Read about how the DW-link equipped ride stacked up at the 2016 Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 2/9/2016 3:58 PM

The "Dirt Factory" Indoor UK Bike Park Crowdfund Campaing Off to a Strong Start

A couple of weeks ago we shared news about the plans to open the UK's first indoor bike park. The project team reports over half the investment target is already reached!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 11:36 AM

Vice Versa with Brandon Semenuk 1

What happens when you give professional mountain bike freerider and rally driver Brandon Semenuk a Subaru and a Trek Bike?

Posted by 970biking on 2/9/2016 8:33 AM

Bike of the Day: Lapierre Zesty 3 6

The super stealthy edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 3:00 AM

Chasing Dreams 1

Just a bunch of guys having fun and chasing their dreams. This'll get you stoked to go ride your bike!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 4:54 AM

Vital RAW - Australian National Round Thredbo 9

Primo conditions and a host of pinners. It's summer somewhere.

Posted by sspomer on 2/9/2016 9:19 AM

Vital MTB's Top Member Reviewer Earned $100 at Jenson USA - You Can Too! 1

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. Check out some of the best reviews from last month inside.

Posted by bturman on 2/8/2016 1:18 PM

It's Official! Aaron Gwin Signs with YT 20

Dropping the most hotly anticipated news of the 2016 offseason: YT is launching a World Cup racing team and have signed Aaron Gwin to a 3-year deal. All the details and an exclusive interview with the man himself await you inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 5:26 AM

90 and Counting - Daily Shot 1

When you get your whips past 90 degrees, you're doing it right.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 11:39 AM

Game of Bike with Ethan, Nicholi and Nic 1

Ethan Nell, Nicholi Rogatkin, Dj Brandt, and Nic Hilton session the backyard and come up with some crazy combos!

Posted by 970biking on 2/8/2016 10:47 AM

Bike of the Day: Commencal Supreme DH v3 1 6

One sexy steed from the Andorrans!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 1:28 AM