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Tested: 2015 Niner Jet 9 RDO 0

Of course a $10k, 23-lb 29er is going to cover ground fast. But Niner's Jet9 RDO surprised us by being a very capable trail bike too. Find out what else we thought of it after putting it through it's paces in BC.

Night Riding - Daily Shot

The magic of the Milky Way.

Been shooting the universe? Share!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/23/2014 11:26 AM

Meribel World Cup Results, Overall Winners Crowned 2

The race has just ended in Meribel, and what a race it was. The best course of the year, what better arena to decide mountain biking's biggest titles? All results inside! YEOW!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/23/2014 7:30 AM

Bike of the Day: Saracen Ariel 16X 2 3

In honor of a great day of racing from World Cup Overall Champion Manon Carpenter, and team mate Matt Simmonds who took 2nd on the day. Well done Saracen!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/23/2014 9:36 AM

Rob Warner's Post-Qualie Chit Chat from Meribel 4

In a few short hours the 2014 World Cup DH season will reach its climax. What better way to prepare for the most exciting race of the season than to join legendary motormouth Rob Warner on the finish line as he grills the riders after their qualifying runs? BLEEP-ing h&ll!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/23/2014 1:49 AM

Tested: 2015 Niner Jet 9 RDO

Of course a $10k, 23-lb 29er is going to cover ground fast. But Niner's Jet9 RDO surprised us by being a very capable trail bike too. Find out what else we thought of it after putting it through it's paces in BC.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/23/2014 9:14 AM

Vital RAW - Meribel World Cup, Friday Training 5

Short and sweet is the name of the game in Meribel. Filming qualifying is not allowed, but we've got some video heat from the practice runs early this morning. #steep

Posted by sspomer on 8/22/2014 1:58 PM

Tested: Birzman Studio Tool Kit

The 37 piece Studio Tool Kit is made for professional and home mechanics alike, and includes just about everything you could need to build or maintain a bike. Learn what makes it stand out in this review.

Posted by bturman on 8/23/2014 3:13 AM

Meribel World Cup DH Qualifying Slideshow 2

Get out your Q-Tips because you'll need to get the loam out of your ears after this one!

Posted by sspomer on 8/22/2014 6:32 PM

Heckler's Rock - Daily Shot 1

Ed Masters putting in a dominating performance on Heckler's Rock. #rockhard #spiritofenduro

Rad snaps? Share them here!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 2:02 PM

Matt Simmonds and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Meribel 6

Plenty of drama and unfamiliar faces on the first page of the Meribel qualifying sheets! We've broken our abacus to figure out the points standings and some of the scenarios heading into what promises to be an absolutely epic end to the World Cup season tomorrow. YEOW!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 6:27 AM

Loose, Rocky and Fast with Trippin' in Slovenia

Sam Flanagan and Mark Scott aka The Trippin' Fellaz continue their trippin' in between EWS rounds and other assorted mayhem. This time the pair hit up Slovenia where things get loose in a hurry. #soenduro

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 11:52 AM

Méribel DH Practice Recap

Unlike the wide open track at Windham, Méribel is a multi-line track that rewards those that can string together the hot lines amidst the loam, mud and roots.

Posted by 970biking on 8/22/2014 10:48 AM

Tested: OneUp Components RAD Rear Derailleur Cage 4

Adding a larger cog to a 10-speed cassette is becoming a popular alternative to more expensive 1X wide-range solutions. And with the RAD cage from OneUp, you no longer have to live with some of the compromises inherent to such modifications. Check our review to see how this seemingly simple part makes a big difference on the trail.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 9:38 AM

Chain Reaction's Epic Summer Sale Just Got More Epic

Get the deals while they're hot!

Posted by ezduzit on 8/21/2014 9:23 AM

Bearclaw Invitational Teaser

The contest season isn't over just yet! Time to get stoked for the upcoming diamond level event - the Bearclaw Invitational!

Posted by 970biking on 8/22/2014 11:14 AM

Slick Steve and Rocker Rat Get Down and Dirty in Meribel

Peaty and Ratboy practice their French and then head out for a run down the Meribel WC track. Clearly, Josh didn't take French in school (they don't teach those words there).

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 2:33 AM

Bike of the Day: Taokas Dumun 200 5 2

It's called the Taokas Dumun. That's all we know.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 2:07 AM

NAILED IT! Cam Zink Lands MASSIVE World-Record 100-Foot Backflip 5

Yeah Cam! Watch his record breaking 100-foot, 3-inch backflip at Mammoth Mountain that aired live on ESPN.

Posted by bturman on 8/21/2014 7:53 PM

Win SRAM GUIDE RSC Brakes - Vital OTB Meribel, France, World Cup 246

Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Meribel, France, and you could win a set of SRAM GUIDE RSC brakes.

Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 8:56 AM

DMC Powered by Kenda - Trailer

10 days in Northern Italy, Austria, and Slovenia in late July with DMC riders Eric Porter, Kelly McGarry, Carson Storch, Tibor Simai, Guido Tschugg, and Andrea Bruno. This video should be full of radness!

Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 9:23 PM

XC Racer Carnage! 19

Oh! Ouch. Dang! Oooo. So much carnage from the national XC series race at Cannock Chase.

Posted by csteen on 8/21/2014 4:29 PM

First Look: 2015 Commencal Supreme DH Comp and DH Park

Commencal is coming out swinging with its 2015 DH line-up, including dedicated models for racers and park rats alike. We've got pics, video, specs, geo, and pricing all lined up and waiting for you just inside. There's a new US distribution model to go with the new bikes too!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 12:55 PM

Member Review: Renthal FatBar Riser Bar

Vital member vics26 weighs in on one of the most popular handlebars on the market.

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 8/21/2014 4:55 PM

First Look: SRAM Goes Hookless on New RISE 60 Wheels 3

SRAM's carbon RISE 60 wheels get new hubs and new rims for 2015. Built for XC and trail riders, the RISE 60 now utilizes a hookless rim design that results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to impacts. The inner width of the rim is now wider, too.

Posted by bturman on 8/21/2014 11:56 AM

Meribel World Cup Timed Training Results, Bryceland and Rachel Atherton Fastest

Our first glimpse into the speed and pace at the final World Cup of the season.

Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 8:58 AM

World Cup Downhill Action Slideshow from Meribel 5

Everyone is spraying about how epic the track is, but you know those in the hunt are thinking about more than loam. Sven, Duncan and Joe bring the heat from France.

Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 5:43 PM

Vital RAW - Meribel Thursday Practice 5

Let the sliding, slipping and ripping begin!

Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 3:42 PM

Tobi Wrobel's Raw Nine Knights Run 1

All aboard for Tobi Wrobel's raw run, complete with backflip, from Suzuki Nine Knights on Mottolino Fun Mountain in Livigno, Italy.

Posted by csteen on 8/21/2014 1:48 PM

The Earth Isn't Flat - Daily Shot 3

But Warren Bower's tables are!

Clicked a trick? Share the goods.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 11:24 AM

Meribel Course Walk with Wyn Masters

It was track walk day yesterday in Meribel, and Wyn Masters took the opportunity to get the inside line from the racers as they attempted to make sense of it all. As if it wasn't hard enough already...

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 10:50 AM

Hoff Fest Course Preview 4

When you're packing your jumps with a truck, you're doing something right! Check out the massive jumps in this course preview for the next stop in the FEST series.

Posted by 970biking on 8/21/2014 10:19 AM

Rain Day at Highland Bike Park

When the lifts get shut down, the Hauck gets tricky! What better way to pass a rain delay?

Posted by 970biking on 8/21/2014 10:37 AM

The 22 Most Amusing Ways To Crash Your Bicycle 4

We've all been there at one time or the other. People, we're laughing with you, not at you.

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 5:32 AM

Slaughterhouses and Sick Trails in Slovakia 1

Piotr Szwedowski continues his two-wheeled celebration of life and visits Slovakia, where the riding looks like a lot of fun. The old abandoned slaughterhouse looks decidedly less inviting...

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 7:05 AM

Jumping 90' at 7am - Cam Zink is Ready for the #MammothFlip 1

The day has come! Later this evening Cam Zink will attempt a new world record for the longest backflip on a bicycle. Check out this quick clip of the final practice - airtime!

Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 4:16 AM

Bike of the Day: Dartmoor Shine 3

Singlespeed simplicity for this slopestyle slayer from Dartmoor.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 3:59 AM