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New thread MTB Advice I'd Give Myself Five or Ten Years Ago 2/10/2016 1:14 PM

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? From riding to racing, wrenching, attitude, and

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New thread Could a Simple Sticker Save Your Head in a Crash? 2/3/2016 1:52 PM

I recently stumbled across some pretty interesting new helmet technology. It's essentially a sticker with multiple slip layers designed to reduce rotational acceleration during a crash. Check it out:

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New thread As a Consumer, How Do You Choose What to Buy? Vital Review Feedback Requested 11/18/2015 3:08 PM

While preparing for another year of Vital MTB's Test Sessions- a massive yearly effort where we test nearly 20 of the raddest new trail bikes - it came across my mind that we should ask you, our readers, what it is that you find most helpful when it comes to making

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New thread What Do You Think of the Rio 2016 Olympic XC Course? 9/3/2015 3:29 PM Will this be a showcase of true MTB talent and fitness, or is it just a sidewalk littered with random obstacles? Is this what it takes ... more »

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New thread 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders 7/25/2015 1:08 PM

With the World Championships just weeks away, national cycling federations will be announcing their list of riders who have been selected to participate. We'll post each team here as we're made aware of their attendance. Up first is the USA squad. Good ... more »

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New thread If you could do one thing on a bike REALLY well, what would it be? 4/24/2015 11:46 AM

I'm curious. If you could do one thing on a bike really, really well, what would it be? Would you manual rollers like Wyn Masters or Troy Brosnan? A video posted by Troy Brosnan (@troybrosnan) on Apr 24, 2015 at 2:48am PDT Would you drift like Sam Hill or Chris Kovarik?

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New thread Dad of the year? 4/24/2015 11:27 AM

Well done, pops.

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New thread To heck with snow bikes 12/30/2014 5:22 PM

This is where it's at: So rad. The hip at 0:34 is incredible. Anyone ever tried one?

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New thread Craziest Encounter Ever 12/30/2014 5:19 PM

Real or fake? Wild either way.

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New thread I want to bungee jump with my bike 11/25/2014 10:32 AM

How fun does this look?!

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New thread Filmers: FAA to Require a Pilot's License to Fly Drones? 11/24/2014 11:02 AM

Here's a shocker: Could have big implications for anyone doing commercial work for MTB videos within the USA. "The FAA has been working

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New thread This Water Bottle Refills Itself 11/19/2014 5:48 AM

So long as you're somewhere relatively humid, that is... Check this thing out. It's pretty wild.

"Fontus is a self-filling water bottle for your bicycle. This device collects the moisture contained in the air, condenses it and stores it as ... more »

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New thread Bikepacking 11/16/2014 1:52 PM

Ever been? Where at? Videos like this make me want to take off on a big adventure someplace remote:

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New thread Aluminum Versus Carbon MTB Wheels 11/12/2014 8:26 AM

Dirt Magazine had an interesting chat with Rob 'Box' Cooksley about the merits of aluminum and carbon rims. It's definitely worth a watch if you're on the fence about the upgrade. Catch the full article here. What do you run and why?

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New thread The Patent Thread - New and Wild MTB Inventions 11/6/2014 10:31 AM

Every week a handful of new patents are approved in the mountain bike world. Some of the inventions are very interesting and some are hilarious. I like to keep tabs on the new stuff and will be posting up the ones that are the most intriguing. Join in

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New thread Camera Mounts on Helmets: Potential Safety Concern? 10/16/2014 3:54 PM

Michael Schumacher, arguably the best known F1 race car driver in history, suffered a brain injury when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps last December. He emerged from a medically induced coma in June and is receiving treatment ... more »

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New thread "Small differences, looming large" and the perceived increasing cost of MTB 5/20/2014 1:53 PM

I read an interesting piece from Seth Godin recently that applies to the mountain bike industry very well: ________________________________________ Small differences, looming large "As we get more technologically advanced, more civilized and more refined, ... more »

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New thread Best Trails in Oakridge, Oregon? 5/18/2014 12:33 PM

Hey guys, I'm camping out in Oakridge, Oregon for a few weeks. If you've ridden there, do you have any suggestions for fun 2-3 hour loops? I know there are several shuttle options are available, and will ride a few, but loops are preferred. Cheers!

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New thread Sickest Moto Ever! 3/28/2014 2:48 AM

This is rad. More here info here - I wish bikes were that easy to disassemble and pack!

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New thread Flappy Bird Meets MTB 2/20/2014 8:30 AM

Boing boing boing... Cheers to Chain Reaction Cycles for coming up with this potentially addictive game. What's your high score?

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