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Sea Otter Classic Pit Bits - New Products and Prototypes 50

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.

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

Balanced build for all-round performance.

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

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*UPDATED* Sea Otter Classic Pit Bits - Even More New Products and Prototypes 50

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 8

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 3

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

First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike 21

From the American brand with some of the deepest roots in downhill comes a new M-Series bike. Get all the nitty gritty details inside. Our feature includes an exclusive interview with Jeff Steber, the main man behind Intense Cycles.

Posted by bturman on 4/15/2015 9:48 AM

Cannondale Enduro Tour - Round 1

If attendance is any indication of Enduro's continued popularity, the Cannondale Enduro Tour is off to a strong start!

Posted by 970biking on 4/15/2015 11:28 AM

Pro Bike Check: Adam Brayton's Specialized Demo 8 650b 1

When you huck to flat like Adam Brayton, you need solid landing gear. That's just what his Hope full-factory Specialized Demo 8 gives him! Click on and drool on.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/15/2015 8:49 AM

Carlmont Contrast - Daily Shot 3

High-contrast version of the classic Carlmont hip shot.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/14/2015 1:10 PM

First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 5

Narrow/wide chainrings rule. Dropped chains still occur sometimes, however, which is why Kore decided to take a another look at the design. Today they're pleased to introduce their take on the chainring and a cassette adapter that adds loads of gear range.

Posted by bturman on 4/13/2015 11:44 PM

Bike of the Day: Trek Session 9.9 7 7

Vital member marciO has put up some sick builds over the years, and his latest fits right in!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 4/14/2015 12:13 PM

THE SYNDICATE - Episode 1 at Lourdes, France 2

Picking up where from where This Is Peaty left off, the first episode of THE SYNDICATE web series is now live! Watch as Ratboy, Greg, and Peaty prepare for the 2015 season, and race the first World Cup at Lourdes, France.

Posted by bturman on 4/13/2015 6:12 PM

Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Winner Announced 2

Did you win a top to toe get up from Royal Racing? Check inside to find out!

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/14/2015 8:30 AM

All Things Lourdes World Cup Downhill

Don't miss any of the action Vital posted this past week during the craziest World Cup opener in a long time!

Posted by sspomer on 4/13/2015 11:58 AM

First Look: SR Suntour's 20-Inch Axon Werx Fork for the Groms 4

Kids bikes have come a long way in recent years, and in turn kids are pushing harder and progressing faster than ever, requiring performance suspension to follow and meet their small stature. SR Suntour’s new fork does just that.

Posted by bturman on 4/13/2015 2:20 PM

Pro Bike Check: Loic Bruni's Lapierre DH Team 13

Loic Bruni rode an amazing race in the World Cup season opener in Lourdes, France. Check out the steed that carried him to second place.

Posted by iceman2058 on 4/14/2015 5:24 AM

Jeremy McGrath and Mitch Ropelato Let It Rip 2

Whipping through trails on dirt bikes and those of the self-powered variety, 7-Time AMA Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath and MTB specialist Mitch Ropelato prove that if it has two wheels, they can rally it.

Posted by bturman on 4/13/2015 11:42 AM

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