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Why That Bike? Intense Tracer 9

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!

RESULTS & Highlights: Crankworx Dual Slalom

Double the trouble, double the fun!

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

Dropping In - Daily Shot 1

Hanging off the back.

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

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Bike of the Day: Cotic Rocket 4 3

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 2

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 2

Pants on fire!

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

Why That Bike? Intense Tracer 9

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 2

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 2

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 2

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

Shut Up and Win! Spank Whip Off Worlds Competition 2

Tune in this Friday to watch Whip Off Worlds from Crankworx, Whistler, then 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

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

RESULTS & Highlights: Fox Air DH

With valuable King and Queen of Crankworx points on the line, the Air DH is not the time for party laps!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 3:06 AM

French World Champs Team Announced

French team announcement for World Championships in Cairns - with the curious decision to omit 2012 World Champion Morgane Charre despite her meeting the minimum criteria and reportedly offering to pay her own air fare.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 3:48 AM

A-Line Party Train 2017

Join Iago Garay, Kaos Seagrave, and a bunch of other top talents as they hoot and holler their way down A-Line for a party lap during the Air DH race.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 2:45 AM

Bike of the Day: Scott Spark Jr 3 2

How to start your kid off right.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 1:20 AM

Tested: 9point8 Fall Line Dropper Post

Unlimited travel options, quality construction, awesome performance and manufactured in Canada eh!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/17/2017 2:02 AM

RESULTS: Garbanzo DH 2

5 titles on the trot for Marcelo, and a first-time win for Tracey Hannah. The 2017 edition of the Garbanzo Downhill is in the books.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 11:08 AM

Saturdays Are No Longer Only Ferda Boys - Micayla Gatto and Crew OWNING Your Ass 6

When was Micayla Gatto going to tell us she is also a rapper???

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 9:05 AM

Bye Bye Berm - Daily Shot 1

Black and white berm blasting.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 2:14 PM

WINNING BIKE - Marcelo Gutierrez's Giant Glory 3

Five for five, Marcelo takes his Giant Glory Advanced to the top of the Garbanzo DH podium again...with a dropper post!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 11:36 AM

Lorin Whitaker from XC to King Kong

Join Lorin Whitaker for a few rad minutes in Utah, to explore everything from XC racing to shredding the gnar of the infamous King Kong trail.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 7:51 AM

Bike of the Day: Alutech Fanes 5 7

Alu tech from Germany.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/16/2017 5:56 AM

The Inside Line Podcast - Mark Fitzsimmons, Race Program Director at FOX 2

When you take your dirt bike's motor apart at 12 years old, you may be headed for a career in engineering.

Posted by sspomer on 8/16/2017 5:00 AM

Race Face Launches Atlas Wheelset and Updated SixC Carbon Handlebar 2

Fresh new hoops and a wider bar for all the gravity junkies out there.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/15/2017 8:00 AM

Remy Metailler & Bernardo Cruz Boosting Whistler

How 'bout Bernardo's flat lander over the bridge jump?!

Posted by sspomer on 8/15/2017 7:49 AM

Eject - Daily Shot 1

More like Baily Shot - now keep the captions coming in the comments!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/15/2017 1:37 PM

Tested: Sixth Element 27.5” Carbon Wheelset 12

A new player in the carbon wheel game, Sixth Element provides reasonably priced carbon hoops that are assembled in the UK. Find out how they've dealt with a couple of rough months on the trail.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/15/2017 1:46 AM

The Relaxed, Chilled-Out Version of Loosefest - Small is Still Not a Word We’d Use

If the wind prevents you from gapping 70-foot doubles, you may as well just casually hit some 40-footers.

Posted by sspomer on 8/15/2017 7:54 AM