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Added a comment about feature Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Pietermaritzburg World Cup 4/17/2014 9:15 PM
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Congrats to Simmo, the winner of the South Africa World Cup OTB contest and the SRAM X01DH drivetrain!

Of 504 entries, 72 of you correctly guessed that both Gwin and Carpenter would win. Simmo's predictions were off by a combined time of just 0.511 seconds. Nice work!

We'll have several more OTB contests throughout the season, so check back often.

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Added reply in a thread New Member + Photog + DHer 4/17/2014 5:52 PM

Welcome, SkimSTi! We pick our Daily Shots from the Photo section. You can upload your pics here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/profile_manager/photo_albums Definitely feel free to keep the forum chat going though. I really dig the third shot down.

Liked a comment on the item Join the 2014 Vital MTB Mini Enduro Fantasy League on DIRT 4/17/2014 5:49 PM

Just created a stacked team, looking forward to the first race! #vitalMTBRULES!

bturman added a feature story Join the 2014 Vital MTB Mini Enduro Fantasy League on DIRT 4/17/2014 10:52 AM

Who's ready for some Enduro World Series action?! We sure are. Racers are on the way to Chile for...

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Added a comment about video Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company - Trailer 4/17/2014 8:59 AM
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So much awesome.

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Added a new video Silencing the Haters: Gwin's Return to Gwinning at the South Africa World Cup 4/16/2014 10:07 PM
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HECK YES GWIN! Episode 1 of "Inside Specialized Racing" takes us to the first stop of the 2014 UCI World Cup mountain bike season in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, a return visit to the site of the 2013 UCI World Championships. Although one of the most exotic locations on the World Cup circuit, Specialized's Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan, and Mitch Ropelato each have posted good results, or shown their speed potential on this uniquely challenging track. Meanwhile, new Team Manager and World Cup Downhill legend, Eric Carter, looks to help his riders by sharing race-day preparation tactics for the sport's biggest stage.

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Added a comment about video Projekt Roam: Vital Quick Rip - Flagstaff, AZ 4/16/2014 10:00 PM
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Too many rocks to be Bend

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Added a new video Introducing the Hayes Radar Disc Brake 4/16/2014 8:59 PM
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The new Radar is a result of this process and the outcome is efficiency in performance, increased reliability and ease of service. Proof is in our confidence to offer a Lifetime Leak Proof Warranty. We also have a responsibility to our customers and riders everywhere, to offer a choice. We believe we can provide the best performing brake with a choice of fluid and the Radar is our first mineral oil, hydraulic brake offering.

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Added a comment about photo Spank Spike 800Race Handlebar - Sea Otter Classic 4/16/2014 9:19 PM
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Pardon the 2AM slip up. Luckily you knew exactly what I meant

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Added a new video Introducing the Polygon Collosus N9 4/16/2014 8:55 PM
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All mountain riders and enduro racers, step to the front of the line. Your ride is here.The brain child of Polygon’s global development program and tested by the Hutchinson UR Team, the all new Colossus N9 features a full carbon monocoque mainframe and triangulated rear structure with all mountain/enduro geometry optimized around 27.5-inch wheels. Also new is the FS3 suspension platform- a refined floating pivot design deliver- ing 160mm of travel while separating suspension action from chain and brake forces to maintain traction and control over any terrain. Enduro Max pivots, short 431mm stays and 12mm E-thru axle further enhances rear wheel tracking for efficient climbing, precise handling and confidence-inspiring descents. Spec includes: - 27.5” e*13 TR5 carbon race wheels - Sram XX1 1x11 drivetrain - Shimano XT brakeset - Custom valved Fox Float X CTD with trail adjust and Kashima coat - Fox Talas 34 CTD remote and Kashima coat - Spank Oozy cockpit - Rockshox Reverb Stealth dropper seat post - Fizik Gobi XM saddle Extras: - All internal cable routing including dropper post - Tapered headtube - ISCG ‘05 tabs - 12mm E-thru rear axle MSRP $5799.00 (plus shipping). Available on-line, direct to your door, and select retailers. Watch for Mik Hannah, Jamie Nicoll and the Hutchinson UR Team as they campaign the N9 and T8 on the 2014 EWS race circuit. For more information on the N9 and other Polygon models go to: polygonbikes.us

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Added a comment about photo 2015 GT Sanction - Sea Otter Classic 4/16/2014 9:11 PM
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The point I was trying to make is that GT isn't billing this as an all-mountain bike that's been re-badged as an Enduro race sled. They claimed that flat ground pedaling performance was given up in order to make for a better descender, so it's less ideal for all-around use and more suited to the enduro race format. Some people call normal trail riding "Enduro-ing" these days...

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Added a comment about photo Prototype Devinci World Cup Race Bike 4/16/2014 9:08 PM
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I believe it's designed to accept a removable ISCG adapter.

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Added a new photo album 2014 Sea Otter Classic Pit Bits - 3rd Edition 4/16/2014 8:39 PM
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Liked a comment on the item Tested: IXS Trail RS Helmet 4/16/2014 3:35 PM

GoPro fits with the helmet strap, that's the only option. Googles fit well.
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Added reply in a thread Test Sessions 4/16/2014 2:19 PM

The easiest way to view all of the Vital reviews is by visiting our Product Guide ("Product" in the menu bar) and sorting by Trail bikes (or whatever you might search for in the future). Here's a direct link for ya: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/all_mountain?scope=by_vital_rating ... more »

Added a comment about photo Grafton Road Gap 4/16/2014 1:37 PM
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nicely done!

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Added reply in a thread Test sessions needs consolidating 4/16/2014 12:46 AM

Good suggestions. We'll have a complete link list and some fun comparisons (price vs star rating, weight, etc) when we wrap up the final 2014 reviews over the next week or two.

Added reply in a thread Test Sessions 4/15/2014 9:42 PM

Hey lev, The past few weeks have been a bit crazy for us with the start of the World Cups and Sea Otter, etc, but we'll get back on track with the remaining reviews starting next week. I'll push the Kona to the front of the line for you.

Added reply in a thread Test sessions needs consolidating 4/15/2014 4:03 PM

The easiest way to view all of the Vital reviews is by visiting our Product Guide ("Product" in the menu bar) and sorting by Trail bikes (or whatever you might search for in the future). Here's a direct link for ya: http://www.vitalmtb.com/product/category/Bikes,3/riding_type/all_mountain?scope=by_vital_rating ... more »

Added a new photo album Up Close: 14 Photos of the Prototype Devinci World Cup Race Bike Made for South Africa 4/15/2014 3:33 PM
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