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Forum: Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack 8

Nope, it's not a meth lab. It's Joe Barnes creatively inflating his tubeless set up.

Posted by sspomer on 3/6/2015 1:41 PM

Barry Goes Big - Towed Into 60-foot FMX Booter on His DH Bike 5

For when regular jumps just don't cut it anymore, you can always get towed into a steep FMX lip on your DH bike...

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/6/2015 9:52 AM

Get Wet, Wild, and WIN a Frame | Home to Roost 1

Check out Neil Donohue and Rowan Sorrell ripping up Rowan's favorite local trail in wet and wild Wales, and enter a prize drawing for a brand new Santa Cruz frame of your choice at the same time. A win-win if ever we saw one!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/6/2015 6:56 AM

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Lovely Lakes - Daily Shot 1

You'd be forgiven for thinking the Lake District is not in England.

Been out exploring? Share your journey!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/6/2015 11:36 AM

Vital RAW - Emanuel Pombo Ripping the Azores 2

Who knew an island in the middle of the Atlantic could have such incredible trails? Emanuel Pombo dissects high-speed singletrack in the lush, dense hills of the Azores.

Posted by sspomer on 3/6/2015 9:58 AM

Bike in a Lifetime | Why We Ride

Jonathan rides his bike because.... well because it really is a pretty rad way to be spending the time of your life! Why do you ride?

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/6/2015 6:32 AM

Bike of the Day: Nicolai Helius RC 2 4

No reason your XC bike can't be sexy too!

SHARE YOUR BIKE! Add your bike to our Bike Check section.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/6/2015 1:59 AM

Tested: Alpinestars Alps 2 Knee Pad 1

The Alpinestars Alps 2 was built to offer serious protection in a softer package. We racked up the miles putting a pair to the test, see how they stacked up in our review.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/4/2015 11:24 PM

Coming in Hot - Daily Shot 4

Hecklers be like, duuuude...

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/5/2015 11:28 AM

Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Fun

The South Crew toured the bike parks, and it looks like they came up with some good times in Flims, Switzerland. Claimed to own Europe's Biggest North Shore installation, no less.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/5/2015 10:50 AM

Bike of the Day: Specialized Demo 1

Classic Demo frame with heavy-hit parts and a touch of blue.

SHARE YOUR BIKE! Add your bike to our Bike Check section.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/5/2015 7:51 AM

Forum: Florian Nicolai's Nose Pivot 20

Tighter than it looks. Riskier than it looks. #bonkers

Posted by sspomer on 3/4/2015 4:38 PM

Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews

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 3/4/2015 2:56 PM

2015 Test Sessions: Fezzari Timp Peak X01 3

For many the most appealing aspect of the full carbon Fezzari Timp Peak is the great value it represents - a comparable build on most competitors' full carbon frames would set you back nearly $10,000, while the Timp Peak slots in at just over $6,000 thanks to a direct to consumer sales model. Curious to see how it stacks up against the competition, we spent some quality time aboard the bike during the Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 3/4/2015 6:15 PM

Birzman Welcomes Cam Zink to the Family 2

Freeride dominator Cam Zink has picked up a new tool partner, one that should come in handy for dealing with the aftermath of sending all those huge lines...

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/4/2015 10:16 AM

Thank You, Bicycle 2

With all the competitions, scores, races and times, it's easy to forget the common draw that brings us all here. A great reflection on what bikes have given many of us!

Posted by 970biking on 3/4/2015 9:49 AM

Bike of the Day: Niner W.F.O. 9 8 11

Rad build on this big hit big wheeler - now just waiting for that snow to clear!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/4/2015 12:03 AM

Fox Launches 2015 Spring DH Collection 1

The new season of shred is nearly upon us, and if you were wondering what to wear for getting your gravity game on, Fox just threw their hat in the ring with the Spring 2015 DH collection. Details and a rad launch video inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/4/2015 11:00 AM

Rémy Métailler at Taxco 1

Rémy + Taxco = Awesome. Take a run down the infamous course with an equally infamous rider!

Posted by 970biking on 3/3/2015 10:35 AM

Wild in Valparaiso - Cerro Abajo 2015 Finals

The 2015 Valparaiso Cerro Abajo went off with the customary bang, and even with a brand new track to race on, a familiar figure came out on top. Check out all the action, interviews, and results in the red hot race recap waiting for you just inside. BOOM!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/3/2015 12:20 AM

2015 Test Sessions: Liv Women's Intrigue 1 1

Liv claims the Intrigue will help boost your speed and skills, and is "built specifically for women seeking maximum control and confidence on aggressive trails." Was this just some marketing talk or is there really a difference? Enduro Pro lady shredder Kelli Emmett helped with the design process, so we knew it had potential to be a ripper going into the 2015 Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 3/3/2015 9:51 PM

Sweet Summer Shred - Daily Shot 2

Long days and warm evenings - aaaah, summer shredding!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/3/2015 11:51 AM

From MacAskill to Lampkin, Nothing But Bangers - Cut Media 2015 Show Reel 1

From the Danny MacAskill mega-hits like The Ridge and Imaginate to Dougie Lampkin's Tundra Trials, Cut Media's 2015 showreel is filled to the brim with awesome riding and cinematography. Enjoy!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/3/2015 7:30 AM

Clement Charles Enduro Session

There's nothing quite like taking a new steed out to the trails for an afternoon of loam slashing!

Posted by 970biking on 3/3/2015 10:52 AM

Bike of the Day: Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 26 5 8

26 ain't dead! Especially not with a build like this.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/3/2015 3:43 AM

Tested: Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoe 9

If you've been waiting for Five Ten to up their clipless game and produce a true trail riding shoe, the wait is now over. We've tested the new Kestrel and we've given it close to full marks - read our review to find out why.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/3/2015 1:35 AM

Jared Graves' Yeti SB6c DH "Internet Killer" 6

Guess what? It's not a prototype DH bike. It did just win an Australian National DH race, however. Grubby FTW.

Posted by sspomer on 3/2/2015 3:59 PM

Don't Look Down! Climbing the Stairway to Heaven 4

We feel like we should really quote Yoda for this one: "do or do not, there is no try". Never have truer words been spoken when it comes to this stunt!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/2/2015 6:40 AM

EDDIE MASTERS FOR MTB PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD - The Ultimate Fat Bike Video 13

Nobody does it better.

Posted by sspomer on 3/1/2015 4:57 PM

Newly Formed HS Racing Team on Commencal for 2015

There is a new team on the World Cup circuit, featuring a couple of sender Swedes and one inimitable Italian, and they will be shredding on Commencal for 2015. We wish them luck!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/2/2015 9:05 AM

SLIDESHOW - 2015 Oceania DH Championships and Australian National DH from Toowoomba 5

The deep cuts from down under as Tim Bardsley-Smith reports from a double-play weekend of downhill racing.

Posted by sspomer on 3/2/2015 1:26 PM

Bombing the Brutus Gap - Daily Shot 2

Slaying it like Caesar on the Brutus Gap.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/2/2015 12:05 PM

Bike of the Day: Pitchblack DH1 Trackqueen 2K15 7 4

It's called the Pitchblack DH1 Trackqueen 2K15 - you now know what we know.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/2/2015 2:48 AM

ONE LAP - Lars Sternberg & Luke Strobel, Xanadu 18

How fun does this trail look??? Lars Sternberg and Luke Strobel rip the ridges and berms of Xanadu in Eastern Washington, and our MTB Bucket List just got longer. There may be some news about what you might see in this video dropping in the next few weeks, too...

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/2/2015 2:24 AM

Bike Noire - Daily Shot 1

Art in motion.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/1/2015 1:22 PM

Walking the Walk in Valparaiso

The City DH World Tour pulls into Valparaiso this week for the classic Cerro Abajo. There is a brand new course for 2015, and if we are to believe Bernardo Cruz, Tomas Slavik, Filip Polc, Mick Hannah and Johannes Fischbach, it's pretty crazy. Check out the course walk and get ready for more coverage dropping soon!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/1/2015 9:02 AM