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2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Rhyme FSR Comp 650b 0

What does a woman need in a trail bike? That's the question Specialized set out to answer with the all-new Rhyme by considering geometry, key touch points, and suspension with the input from thousands of women. Read how it rides in this review.

Bike of the Day: Kona Operator 5 4

The Skittles edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/12/2016 1:44 AM

Member Review: 100% Brisker Gloves 3

If you ride in cold temps, Vital member nuke says the Brisker gloves could do the trick.

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Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 1:38 PM

Headed to New Zealand? Don't Miss Wellington's Mount Victoria Rides

Whether you're planning a Crankworx stop or an awesome adventure, Wellington should be on your list of places to visit. Join Rosara Joseph, Kieran Bennett and Craig Pattle for some fun on the ripping trails just outside of the city.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 1:17 PM

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661 Welcomes Back Kyle Strait! 2

Kayodic is back with 661.

Posted by sspomer on 2/11/2016 9:18 AM

2016 Test Sessions: Specialized Rhyme FSR Comp 650b

What does a woman need in a trail bike? That's the question Specialized set out to answer with the all-new Rhyme by considering geometry, key touch points, and suspension with the input from thousands of women. Read how it rides in this review.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 7:46 PM

Surfing Slop Mountain with Joe Barnes 1

If anybody has steep and sloppy on lockdown, it's Joe Barnes.

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 7:44 AM

Whip It Good - Daily Shot 1

Wheel up FTW.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 1:02 PM

Vets & New Threats Highlight DGR in 2016

Devinci Global Racing has added fresh talent to an already strong squad - look out for these boys to be on point when the season gets underway in just a couple of short months now. Yeow!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 12:27 AM

Bike of the Day: Xprezo Adhoc 3 2

It may be cold in Bromont right now, but they make some hot bikes there!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/11/2016 8:11 AM

First Look: 2017 SRAM NX Drivetrain - The Most Affordable SRAM 1X System Yet 12

Got to love that trickle-down effect! SRAM's new NX drivetrain brings the 1x11 technologies and innovations from their widely used and highly acclaimed XX1, X01, X1, and GX drivetrains down to the most affordable price point to date.

Posted by bturman on 2/11/2016 7:00 AM

Forum: MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 40

There's no denying that each of us have learned several lessons during our years as mountain bikers, sometimes the hard way. If you could give yourself MTB advice five or ten years ago, what would it be?

Posted by bturman on 2/10/2016 1:15 PM

Wiggle to Acquire Chain Reaction Cycles? 5

Pretty big news if this turns out to be true. What do you think, a good move for the industry, or would it create too much of a power imbalance?

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 5:38 AM

Saguaro Squeeze - Daily Shot 4

No whipping!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 12:11 PM

Abbaretz Dirt

Years of digging make for a fun filled zone with plenty of transfer shenanigans.

Posted by 970biking on 2/10/2016 10:53 AM

2016 Andes Pacifico Day 1 Report and Results 2

Grab your oxygen tanks and your moon-ready tires. It's Andes Pacifico time.

Posted by sspomer on 2/10/2016 11:22 AM

Bike of the Day: Fire Eye Burning 4 1

We don't know what to make of the name, but the bike looks OK.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/10/2016 5:07 AM

Pastrana Stomps World's First on MTB 10

When Pastrana says he's been working on a trick for three years, it must be burly. Double backflip 360? Check!

Posted by 970biking on 2/9/2016 10:30 AM

Summer Shred - Daily Shot 1

Awesome compo and perfect form. Boosh!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 12:03 PM

Lock Up Your Children | Vanzacs Reunion Ride 1

After touring the world together the Vanzacs get together to kick off the new year in style in Queenstown. Not sure if the locals are as stoked as the boys are...

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 5:06 AM

2016 Test Sessions: Turner RFX v4.0 GX 18

Turner fans, rejoice! The often coveted Turner RFX is finally back, this time in a 27.5 carbon-framed package. Read about how the DW-link equipped ride stacked up at the 2016 Vital MTB Test Sessions.

Posted by bturman on 2/9/2016 3:58 PM

The "Dirt Factory" Indoor UK Bike Park Crowdfund Campaing Off to a Strong Start

A couple of weeks ago we shared news about the plans to open the UK's first indoor bike park. The project team reports over half the investment target is already reached!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 11:36 AM

Vice Versa with Brandon Semenuk 1

What happens when you give professional mountain bike freerider and rally driver Brandon Semenuk a Subaru and a Trek Bike?

Posted by 970biking on 2/9/2016 8:33 AM

Bike of the Day: Lapierre Zesty 3 6

The super stealthy edition.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 3:00 AM

Chasing Dreams 1

Just a bunch of guys having fun and chasing their dreams. This'll get you stoked to go ride your bike!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/9/2016 4:54 AM

Vital RAW - Australian National Round Thredbo 9

Primo conditions and a host of pinners. It's summer somewhere.

Posted by sspomer on 2/9/2016 9:19 AM

Vital MTB's Top Member Reviewer Earned $100 at Jenson USA - You Can Too! 1

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. Check out some of the best reviews from last month inside.

Posted by bturman on 2/8/2016 1:18 PM

It's Official! Aaron Gwin Signs with YT 20

Dropping the most hotly anticipated news of the 2016 offseason: YT is launching a World Cup racing team and have signed Aaron Gwin to a 3-year deal. All the details and an exclusive interview with the man himself await you inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 5:26 AM

90 and Counting - Daily Shot 1

When you get your whips past 90 degrees, you're doing it right.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 11:39 AM

Game of Bike with Ethan, Nicholi and Nic 1

Ethan Nell, Nicholi Rogatkin, Dj Brandt, and Nic Hilton session the backyard and come up with some crazy combos!

Posted by 970biking on 2/8/2016 10:47 AM

Bike of the Day: Commencal Supreme DH v3 1 6

One sexy steed from the Andorrans!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 1:28 AM

JRA: Aaron Gwin 2

With the most hotly anticipated news of the 2016 offseason dropping today, take a ride with World Cup dominator Aaron Gwin as he cruises the hood and talks about all things bicycle racing. BOOSH!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/8/2016 5:37 AM

Super Sick Slide Steeze - Daily Shot 5

Hold 'er wide and let 'er slide.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/7/2016 12:47 PM

They Sure Go Big in BC

Mark Wallace carves out a new track somewhere deep in the woods of BC, and sends it with style. They don't mess about up there!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/7/2016 1:05 AM

Bike of the Day: Polygon Colussus 6 8

Super stealthy DH slayer from the Polygonians.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 2/7/2016 12:16 AM

Ragdoll Raider - Rogatkin's Top 10 Crash Reel 6

Uhhhh, we wouldn't want to be in ONE of these crashes, never mind 10 of them, and probably not most of the countless others that BMX-come-mountain-biker trick machine Nicholi Rogatkin has endured during his career either. Yikes!

Posted by iceman2058 on 2/6/2016 12:41 PM

Forum: Let's Build the Most Expensive TRAIL Bike Ever 51

If money was no obstacle, let's figure out what parts would be found on the priciest trail bike, ever.

Posted by FredLikesTrikes on 2/5/2016 4:57 PM