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Tested: Five Ten Kestrel Clipless Shoe 1

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.

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

Bike of the Day: Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 26 2 4

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 1

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

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Jared Graves' Yeti SB6c DH "Internet Killer" 3

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 12

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 3

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 1

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 4 3

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 13

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

Bike of the Day: Ibis Mojo HD3 8 14

Some well chosen upgrades and unique custom touches on this rad ride.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 3/1/2015 9:19 AM

Part Two, and the Shred is Relentless

The shred must go on, and the drone must keep flying - after part 1 yesterday, we continue our tour of Åre Bike Park with a look at one rowdy roller coaster of a trail. Woot!

Posted by iceman2058 on 3/1/2015 3:05 AM

Whips and Chicksands - Daily Shot 4

Angel approved antics at Chicksands.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/28/2015 12:12 PM

All Out in Åre 1

Åre is more than a well-known Nordic winter sports destination - the resort has been investing heavily in mountain biking as well for quite some time already. Check out the riding on offer in this the first episode of a three-part series dedicated to the town with the weird letter.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/28/2015 10:17 AM

Bike of the Day: Commencal Meta SX 2 13

Classy custom decal job on this menacing machine from Andorra.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/28/2015 10:30 AM

Forum: What Color is this Bike? 7

Just curious.

Posted by sspomer on 2/27/2015 3:57 PM

Big Bike Loam Sessions

There's only one thing left to do before the trails dry out - Loamy berm abuse ahead!

Posted by 970biking on 2/27/2015 10:36 AM

2015 Oceanias MTB Championships Photo Blast 21

Check out some banging pics and a quick race report from the 2015 Oceanias, held in Jared Graves' hometown of Toowoomba, Australia. Richie Rude took the race win by .01 over Connor Fearon, but Fearon won the title.

Posted by sspomer on 2/27/2015 9:58 AM

Shredding Stairs and Hucking to Flat in Santos

The racing went down to the wire at the opening round of the 2015 City DH World Tour in Santos Brazil. Catch up with all the action and hear directly from the riders themselves in this official race recap. É boa pra caramba!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/27/2015 7:44 AM

Racer on the Rocks - Daily Shot 1

Only one way to deal with a Fort William race run - full commitment!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/27/2015 12:36 PM

One Day, Every Day | Jerome Clementz

Come rain or shine, it's easy to know where to find Jerome Clementz - on his bike, hauling the freight! For proof, here's a sweet edit and some rad pics to go with it.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/27/2015 4:50 AM

Bike of the Day: Knolly Warden 6 8

Hand picked parts and custom decals on this sweet build.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/27/2015 7:21 AM

Brendog Bombing in Portugal 2

Berms and big air on the menu as Brendan Fairclough heads to Portugal for a little winter training. Mind the gaps!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/26/2015 1:53 PM

L A G U N A 1

Attention dirt jump aficionados! Daniel Fleury has sculpted some of the most shapely and lofty set of trails around out on the Vancouver Island.

Posted by 970biking on 2/26/2015 10:38 AM

2015 Test Sessions: Santa Cruz Nomad Carbon 13

The 2015 Santa Cruz Nomad is built to be an absolute beast. Now in its third generation, it is longer, slacker, lighter, has updated VPP suspension, and even sports more travel than the previous model. With all the hype around this bike it was high time to officially weigh in on the Nomad during the Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 2/26/2015 6:37 PM

Vital RAW - Eddie Masters & Reece Potter Insanity 32

Tire-exploding drifts? Check. Moto whoop bobble-heading? Check. Massive hucks to flat? Check. Goofy kits? Check. Just another average day in the Kiwi life of Eddie Masters and Reece Potter as they obliterate the Skyline MTB Park. #rowdy

Posted by sspomer on 2/26/2015 11:15 AM

First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem 11

Producing an enduro/all-mountain stem weighing in at less than 100-grams seems like quite the challenge, one that the carbon wizards at ENVE set themselves some time ago already. The result launches today - meet the all-new Mountain Stem.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/26/2015 12:18 AM

Pro Bike Check: Brian Lopes' Intense Spider 275 3

Legendary do-it-all shredder, Brian Lopes, digs into the build and setup on his Intense Spider 275. Lust over the photos and listen to the details in the audio.

Posted by sspomer on 2/26/2015 8:54 AM

Raining Rats - Daily Shot 1

Throwback to 2014 when Rats rained from the sky.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/26/2015 1:01 PM

New Management, More Racing for Gravity East Series 8

Attention racers! One of the longest running gravity race series in the US is under new management, and they are looking to further grow the series and diversify the events. Good news for all you lovers of rocks, roots, and racing out there!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/26/2015 1:56 AM

Riding Groomed

Fat bikes meet the Tetons! Just grab a snowmobile buddy for the lift and the rest is fat shred!

Posted by 970biking on 2/26/2015 11:13 AM

Bike of the Day: Evil The Following 7 18

Stealthy build and purple ano highlights - we'd follow it!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/26/2015 12:38 AM

Eric Porter in the Mega Cavern

You've heard about the underground bike park being built, and now you can see it in action! A cross between jumps, pumps, and flow provide fun for any ability.

Posted by 970biking on 2/25/2015 3:47 PM