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First Ride: Hope Technology Crank 1

Hope's new crank drew plenty of attention at <b><a href="http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/feature/First-Look-Hope-Technology-Crank,298">last week's launch</a></b>. We've had it out on a few adventures already, and are ready to provide a more in-depth report on our initial experience - it's the First Ride and it's waiting for you right inside.

So, Matti Lehikoinen Had the Sickest Moto Whip of the Week

It's good to hear what Matt Lehikoinen has been up to and what he has planned for 2015. It's really good to see Matti Lehikoinen back on the bike. It's really, really, really good to see that hip moto whip at the end of this video on his trail bike. KAPOW! YEAH MATTI!

Posted by sspomer on 1/25/2015 9:20 AM

The Hangover in #Shredona

Even the dubstep can't keep us from posting this fun, fast video of Lars (Mongo) Romig, Sadhu Low, and Tyson Swasey hucking, weaving, crashing and blitzing down the Hangover in Sedona. #waysketchierthanitlooks

Posted by sspomer on 1/25/2015 8:58 AM

A Drone, A Fat Bike and Moab

You ever wonder how those ravens in the Moab desert survive the summer heat, dressed in all black? Regardless, here's what it looks like to watch David Glover monster truck through southern Utah elements as if you were one of those ravens.

Posted by sspomer on 1/25/2015 9:03 AM

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Mitch Ropelato Gets Fat 7

Does-it-all-o keeps the fat bike craze alive with his latest edit filmed near Tahoe aboard a Specialized Fatboy .

Posted by sspomer on 1/23/2015 2:30 PM

First Ride: Hope Technology Crank 1

Hope's new crank drew plenty of attention at last week's launch. We've had it out on a few adventures already, and are ready to provide a more in-depth report on our initial experience - it's the First Ride and it's waiting for you right inside.

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/24/2015 11:20 PM

Tobias Woggon Signs with Ibis 1

Tobias Woggon, known as a MTB world traveler, is now riding Ibis for his exciting adventures around the globe.

Posted by 970biking on 1/23/2015 10:52 AM

Fjord Freeride - Daily Shot 2

#fridayfjord is now a thing.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/23/2015 1:58 PM

Griz Institute is Back in 2015

The Griz Institute of MTB is back at the SouthridgeUSA Winter Series after a successful inaugural year in 2014.

Posted by sspomer on 1/23/2015 8:00 AM

2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 16

After much anticipation, the Trek Slash goes carbon for 2015. The 160mm travel bike underwent a major redesign last year, gaining 27.5-inch wheels, noticeably better pedaling performance, and even more capable geometry. This all-mountain/enduro ripper was just waiting to unleash its fury on the trails at the 2015 Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 1/23/2015 12:34 PM

Bike of the Day: Foes Hydro 2 6

All red and ready to rumble.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/23/2015 9:42 AM

FOX MTB Presents Cam McCaul 5

Tongues out, flat out! Watch Cam McCaul as he rips some trails and does what he's best at during the Fall 2014 Fox gear shoot.

Posted by bturman on 1/22/2015 6:06 PM

Juli Furtado's 1990 Yeti FRO - TPC Museum Series

Talk about history! 25 years ago, Juli Furtado ripped it up on this Yeti FRO with Campy components. Education awaits.

Posted by sspomer on 1/22/2015 3:17 PM

Remember That One Time? Vital Gram Central 2

The holidays are over. People are back at work, back into their routines. Life continues as if nothing ever happened and New Year's resolutions were never made. Click, tag, comment, like, follow all in the name of remembering that one time.

Posted by sspomer on 1/22/2015 3:16 PM

Beyond the Bike - Steve Smith

Get the back story on Steve Smith's rise into the lime light, from his first bike to his first World Cup and all the lessons in between.

Posted by 970biking on 1/22/2015 2:17 PM

Commencal / Riding Addiction Becomes Commencal/Vallnord

Fresh news from Andorra - The Commencal / Riding Addiction World Cup team joins forces with Vallnord Resort. Keep an eye on these rippers, and don't forget that World Champs will be held in their backyard this year...

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/22/2015 11:13 AM

Barreled - Daily Shot 3

So pitted bro!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/22/2015 12:34 PM

Summer of Summit

Warning: This video will cause Whistler withdrawal syndrom. You've been warned.

Posted by 970biking on 1/22/2015 10:32 AM

This Guy Prints His Own Mountain Bikes 4

Imagine if instead of going to the shop to get your new bike, you could just download it?

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/22/2015 9:24 AM

Big, Bigger, FEST! Best of FEST Series POV 1

The FEST Series blew our minds in 2014, and one look back at the madness is enough to remind us of why. Check out the best of POV footage from a season of shredding some of the biggest jumps ever built, and start looking forward to this circus going even bigger in 2015.

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/22/2015 12:22 AM

Bike of the Day: Intense T275c 8 5

Custom decals and a rad build for this 28-lbs trail ninja.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/22/2015 1:46 AM

ONE LAP - Test Sessions Singletrack Slaying 14

Lear Miller follows Dylan Stucki down some prime San Luis Obispo singletrack during Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by sspomer on 1/22/2015 8:55 AM

The Arrowhead 135 Push 2

Arrowhead 135 is a fat bike, skiing and running marathon that takes place in the brutal cold every Winter in northern Minnesota. One racer finds himself battling alone to make it to the finish.

Posted by 970biking on 1/21/2015 10:51 AM

Unturndown - Daily Shot 1

Like a turndown, but un.

Got tricks? Share!

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/21/2015 2:55 PM

Leogang, Meribel and Hafjell World Cup Action 3

Kuba Gzela captured some of the best riders in the World Cup from Austria to Norway as well as all the wild courses in between.

Posted by 970biking on 1/21/2015 10:35 AM

Bike of the Day: Banshee Scythe 1 1

Freeride fun ahead!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/21/2015 6:56 AM

Kangaroo 1, Cyclist 0 - Bike Commuter Hit by Kangaroo 3

And we thought worrying about cars during a bike commute was bad enough.

Posted by sspomer on 1/21/2015 10:28 AM

Pro Bike Check: Sam Flanagan's Yeti SB6c 4

Hope Factory warrior and all-round shredder Sam Flanagan has picked his weapon for the 2015 campaign: a brand new Yeti SB6c blinged to the max with Hope parts and matching DVO Diamond fork. BATTLESTATIONS!

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/21/2015 2:16 PM

Bell-Built is Back in 2015 1

Bell-Built returns for a 3rd year! One winner will be awarded the full grant amount to construct an advanced and aggressive technical trail. Time to rally.

Posted by sspomer on 1/20/2015 11:59 AM

First Look: 2015 Kali Maya Helmet 7

We were first introduced to Kali's new Maya helmet last year, and now they've taken it to production. Sporting multi-density foam and loaded with features, at $100 MSRP the Maya is definitely worthy of any trail/enduro helmet shopper's shortlist. More information inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/20/2015 12:23 AM

Tested: 2015 Banshee Phantom 5

The short travel, slacked out 29er is set to take the mountain bike world by storm in the coming years. We take a good look at Banshee's latest model, the Phantom, which offers an intriguing combination of brawn and efficiency, yielding surprising results on the trail.

Posted by bturman on 1/21/2015 12:16 AM

Ale King 2

Teammates from Continental Saracen have a bit of down time in the Winter months, but they've devised a clever way to keep motivated: Ale King!

Posted by 970biking on 1/20/2015 10:59 AM

Forum: Boulder, CO, Bike Thief Gets 10 Years 9

Do you think he'll get made fun of by the criminals that steal cars and motorcycles? 10 years is not enough.

Posted by sspomer on 1/20/2015 9:53 AM

Foggy Nights - Daily Shot 3

Nighttime roosting in Bend, Oregon.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/20/2015 12:09 PM

Preparation is Everything - Theo Galy

Cracking the top-10 in the Enduro World Series is no small feat. Check in with Devinci/Alltricks rider Theo Galy to see how he is preparing for the challenge. Blood, sweat, and gears on the menu!

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/20/2015 3:22 AM

Bike of the Day: Santa Cruz V10 27.5 10 14

Banger build and a subtle look - 31lbs ain't too shabby either!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 1/20/2015 2:54 AM

Vital MTB Photo Comp - Winner Announced 2

Did you take home a pair of Canfield's rad flat pedals? Find out inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 1/20/2015 2:12 AM