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New thread What Went Wrong with Interbike? Death to a Dinosaur? 9/27/2016 12:33 AM

When Vital MTB user bikeboardorblade commented on our WTF gallery which is bursting at the seams, by the way), it made me think about how I've seen the Interbike tradeshow change over the years. And he's right to an extent. Over the past several years I've seen ... more »

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Reply to Banshee Legend MKII DH Frame - Great Condition 9/26/2016 2:06 PM


Reply to What should I change? 9/26/2016 2:04 PM

Looks pretty dang dialed! Would be sweet to see a photo of it. A longer travel 150/170mm dropper might be nice for the steeps, depending on how tall you are.

Reply to Weekly photo comp/shot of the day 9/20/2016 5:10 PM

Hey Mat, welcome to Vital! Our Daily Shot and Weekly Photo Comp features are selected from photos uploaded to our Photo section. Simply upload some bangers, sit back, and see if you make the cut! Upload here: ... more »

New thread Pro Bikes for Red Bull Rampage 2016 9/15/2016 11:36 AM

With just under a month until Red Bull Rampage, Pro riders are starting to release their one-of-a-kind rides. This event is obviously a huge deal in the freeride mountain biking world, and no expense is spared on many of the bikes. First up is Darren ... more »

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Reply to How to be a better rider 9/15/2016 9:37 AM

Good stuff, George! Take a look here for some "wisdom" I've gained over several years of riding:,2/Ways-to-Become-a-Better-Mountain-Biker,9334 In summary: - Dick About - Ride With Someone (Slightly) Faster Than ... more »

Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/14/2016 9:27 AM

Shimano's Di2 system to go wireless? Looks like it...

USPTO Application # 20160257269 by Shimano Inc. - Bicycle electrical system "There is a demand for a bicycle electrical system having greater convenience regarding the connections ... more »
Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/14/2016 9:18 AM

Tandem the tandem!

USPTO Application # 20160257368 by Ceferino Aponte-rivera - Side-by-side flexible twin bicycles Various embodiments of side-by-side flexible adjacent vehicles, such as twin bikes, are disclosed including ... more »
Reply to Build vs Buy? 9/12/2016 8:34 PM

There are worse problems to have. Welcome to the club!

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/12/2016 9:38 AM

Haha. Fuel that fire, boys!

Reply to USA Winter MTB Tours / Trips 9/12/2016 9:34 AM

I'm not very familiar with winter riding spots out east, but there are several worthwhile trips to be had in the west. Aim for the coast or the desert and you'll likely have the best weather. We hold Vital MTB's Test Sessions each year around the time ... more »

Reply to Build vs Buy? 9/12/2016 8:51 AM

I've gone both routes with success. If you go complete, know that prices are very competitive with most brands and you'll likely get a good package deal. Spending a little less on a complete and saving a few $$$ to upgrade a handful of key components ... more »

Reply to It's Always The Little Crashes That Get You - What's Your Story? 9/7/2016 3:18 PM

The physical side certainly took a while to overcome, but I no longer feel physically hindered by the injury. The mental side hasn't ever really clicked the same for me since, however. There was once a time when stuff like this wasn't a huge deal for

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Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/7/2016 3:09 PM

This looks like an interesting way to clean up your cockpit!

USPTO Application # 20160251056 by Chao-kung Chen - Hidden oil tube structure for a bicycle A hidden oil tube structure for a bicycle is disclosed. A brake body ... more »
Reply to The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 9/7/2016 3:07 PM

Here's the patent for the suspension design used on Spot Brands' new Rollik 557:

USPTO Application # 20160251053 by Wayne Lumpkin - Bicycle frame rear suspension with flexing frame segment A bicycle frame includes a substantially rigid front ... more »
Reply to 2016 World Champs Bikes 9/7/2016 12:33 PM

Something sweet from Specialized for Flyin' Finn Iles:

Reply to 2017 Racing Rumors 9/7/2016 12:29 PM

The powers that be must have been listening in. They just squashed these rumors:

We’re thrilled to announce Connor Fearon has signed a two-year extension ... more »
Reply to 2016 World Champs Bikes 9/7/2016 10:24 AM

Greg Minnaar's Desert Storm Edition Santa Cruz: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot #DesertStorm

Reply to 2016 World Champs Bikes 9/7/2016 10:23 AM

Danny Hart's Mondraker: Danny Hart custom Mondraker Summum for World's. A couple others over on dirtmountainbike now @mondrakerbikes @dannyhart1 A photo posted by Dirt Magazine (@dirtmagazine) on Sep 7, 2016 at 8:02am PDT