Forum: XL and XXL bikes in Downhill? 12

The pros are going big, but should you? Discuss the ever-increasing frame sizes used in DH.

Posted by sspomer on 3/29/2017 12:59 PM

Blenki Out with Injured Shoulder

Sam Blenkinsop will not compete at Crankworx Rotorua due to an injured shoulder.

Posted by sspomer on 3/29/2017 11:10 AM

Berms in Suburbia - Daily Shot 1

Beerten blasting berms.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/29/2017 2:03 PM

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The Dudes of Hazzard - Dreams Shattered

The Dudes are back, and you know what that means! Or well, if you don't, it goes something like "smash ruts, get muddy, work on your barge, find Jesus under a tree"...err, just watch it already!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/29/2017 10:03 AM

Free Candy - Episode One

Pack up, grab your buds, get a van, and explore New Zealand's epic riding in preparation for race season. Sounds like the trip of a lifetime. Now, what was that you said about free candy?

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 3/29/2017 10:02 AM

Bike of the Day: Niner RIP 9 RDO 2 3

Tidy!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/29/2017 7:00 AM

Queenstown Living - R-Dog, Bas van Steenbergen and Bernard Kerr Make Us All Jealous 1

"The life" is an understatement!

Posted by sspomer on 3/29/2017 10:27 AM

Review - 2017 Norco Optic Carbon 29 from Vital MTB Test Sessions

Surviving Tucson's terrain shows that this one is trail capable, but it's a little more cross country than what is quickly becoming the norm.

Posted by bturman on 3/29/2017 3:00 AM

Time to Get Loose! - Loose Riders 2017 Mashup

Roosts, whips, slams, and shredding. The local chapters of Loose Riders unite in one sick edit.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 3/28/2017 11:37 AM

Flatspin Three - Daily Shot 2

Flat and fat.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/28/2017 1:00 PM

A Wet and Wild Start in New Zealand for Giant Factory Off-Road Team

Giant Factory Off-Road Team riders faced tough conditions as the rains poured in Rotorua.

Posted by sspomer on 3/28/2017 10:00 AM

Bike of the Day: Kona Operator 4 4

The pumpkin edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/28/2017 4:46 AM

​First Ride: Burgtec The Cloud Saddle 1

Sharp looks, light weight, and a good price - Burgtec has a new saddle and it delivers.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/27/2017 9:29 AM

Bernard Kerr's Pivot Phoenix DH Carbon 4

Up from a medium to a large and ready to whip and stand on the podium, Bernard Kerr shows off his Pivot DH bike.

Posted by sspomer on 3/28/2017 9:18 AM

Reaper Madness DH Photos 1

Peep some pics from DH practice at Reaper Madness. Feel free to poach the photos for social media, just be sure to tag @vitalmtb and #usdh

Posted by sspomer on 3/27/2017 12:56 PM

Wyn Masters' GT Sanction and More PIT BITS 36

The Bike that won Rotorua and more goods in our PIT BITS from the first EWS of 2017.

Posted by sspomer on 3/23/2017 11:19 AM

Downhill Bikes Braking 5

Fast, steep and into a hard right. There's a fun section of trail at Bootleg that is the perfect place to observe DH bikes under severe braking conditions.

Posted by sspomer on 3/26/2017 6:55 PM

5000 Meters High | Trippin in Nepal

As adventures go, it's hard to imagine a place more out there than Nepal. The Trippin Fellaz went to see just how hard it is to ride your bike at 5000 meters altitude, and they came back with this epic edit to share their experience. Lucky us!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/27/2017 11:38 AM

Downhill Southeast Race #2 Results & Videos

Sloppy good times from TTC in Tennessee as the 2nd race of Neko Mulally's Downhill Southeast series keeps #USDH pumping.

Posted by sspomer on 3/27/2017 10:28 AM

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2017 Pivot Firebird Carbon from Test Sessions 8

Pivot's big mountain ripper proves it's ready for anything and can pedal back to the top to do it again and again

Posted by toddtoth on 3/27/2017 6:45 AM

Hardest Day Ever? EWS Race Day Pain 5

When some of the best mountain bike athletes in the world are claiming "hardest day ever" on a bike, you know the pain cave was all too real.

Posted by sspomer on 3/27/2017 9:53 AM

Aaron Gwin's Off-Season: Episode 2 3

Gluten-free pizza parties, rock climbing in skinny jeans, a push-up contest, and a bit of SoCal shredding.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 3/27/2017 9:13 AM

RESULTS: Reaper Madness DH from Bootleg Canyon 1

Gwin takes a win by over 9 seconds on the unforgiving Bootleg track.

Posted by sspomer on 3/26/2017 5:11 PM

RESULTS: Wyn Masters & Cecile Ravanel Win EWS Rotorua 3

It's a Kiwi clean sweep in the Men's, and a familiar sight on the top of the podium in the Women's as the rain swept in and turned the first EWS race of the season on its head.

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/26/2017 12:32 AM

Ryders Introduces the Fyre Lens and Expands Their antiFOG Collection

New eyewear goods from the good folks at Ryders await.

Posted by sspomer on 3/27/2017 8:00 AM

Norco Factory Racing - EWS Round One, Rotorua

Grinding away in the grit - Sam Blenkinsop and Joe Smith report in from a wet and wild weekend.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 3/26/2017 8:04 PM

Shaka Bro - Daily Shot 1

Richie Schley, schleying.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/26/2017 12:02 PM

Never Bored At Home

You've ridden them 1000 times, but you'll never get bored of your home trails. Especially not when they're as sick as this one!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/26/2017 1:22 AM

Bike of the Day: Banshee Rune 2 6

Coil sprung crusher from Banshee.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/26/2017 1:09 AM

Review - 2017 Ellsworth Rogue 60 from Vital MTB Test Sessions 5

Ellsworth does a commendable job of catching up with the times with another beautifully crafted ride, but falls short in one key aspect.

Posted by bturman on 3/26/2017 3:00 AM

Crashes, Crutches, and Crushing It | EWS Day 2

The weather took a turn for the better, and the riders took full advantage. Check out the slideshow from the second day of practice in Rotorua - this one goes to 11!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/25/2017 8:49 AM

Brutal Bootleg Downhill! ONE LAP with Wentz at Reaper Madness 9

#USDH is alive and kickin' this weekend in Boulder City, Nevada. Check your fillings before this wild ride with Steve Wentz. (pssst...we got a gimbal).

Posted by sspomer on 3/24/2017 6:56 PM

Power Lines - Daily Shot 1

Power lines and power moves.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/25/2017 12:38 PM

Bike of the Day: Transition TR500 Heritage 3 10

We definitely think more people should shoot their bikes above the clouds.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/25/2017 8:05 AM

Expanded Giant Factory Off-Road Team Set to Kick Off Its 2017 Season 4

We didn't know Mike Day was on the squad! The talent is deep with Giant this year.

Posted by sspomer on 3/24/2017 5:54 PM

Norco Factory Racing - 2017 Sponsor Introductions 1

Norco Factory Racing sees a number of new sponsors for 2017, including SRAM, RockShox, Deity, and more.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 3/24/2017 1:56 PM