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New thread UCI to Pay Tribute to Steve Smith with Memorial Run at Fort William 5/19/2016 10:29 AM

Following Stevie Smith's unfortunate passing, word began to spread about the possibility of a ghost-lap in his honor. The idea was first dreamt up by Pinkbike user Hwulex and quickly made the rounds among pros and fans alike. Today the UCI confirmed that this will happen at Fort William. We'll ... more »

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New thread Heads Up Colorado Riders: Spikes Found on Buffalo Creek Trails 5/19/2016 10:22 AM

"Booby-traps were discovered on the Little Scraggy Trail in the Buffalo Creek Trail System located about an hour west of Denver. The hazard wasn’t just nails on the trail, but metal spikes lodged in concrete blocks that were buried along the trail with

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New thread Who's Your Local Hero? 5/11/2016 4:39 PM

In every town/riding spot there are local riders who absolutely crush it on a bike, but because they don't want to race, never made the right connections, or have never filmed a widespread video part, chances are pretty good many of us have never heard

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New thread Do You Even Drift, Bro? Learn the Sacred Art from Some of the World's Best Mountain Bikers 5/5/2016 8:40 PM

Ah yes, the drift. If you can do it, you're the man. If you can't, you wish you could. We're talking about the two wheel slide. No brakes. All glory. 100% badass. Let these photos and videos serve as a visual inspiration and how-to guide, because those

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New thread Faking It - BikeBiz Investigates Knock-Off Bicycle Products 4/27/2016 1:25 PM

If you've ever strolled through a crowded marketplace, you've likely seen a vendor or three hocking what appear to be designer handbags, Nike sneakers, or Oakley sunglasses for prices that seem too good to be true. Chances are good that these products

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New thread Show Off Your Backyard Pumptrack (Or One You Dream About) 4/20/2016 6:15 PM

The backyard pumptrack can provide hours and hours of fun, a chance to get really creative in a small space, and one heck of a workout. Plus it's a rad way to entertain your riding buddies. If you've got one, post a photo. If not, post one that you wish

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New thread What The?! This Bike Is The Best Ebay Find Ever 4/9/2016 10:47 PM

So ridiculous it's kind of awesome. It can be yours for £1,600. KONA STINKY CUSTOM DOWNHILL MOUNTAIN BIKE - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401101800893#viTabs_0 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MAIN COLOUR ARMY GREEN MIXED IN WHITE & RED CUSTOM PARTS 18" FRAME 26"

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New thread Red Bull to Continue Coverage of World Cups for Additional Three Years 4/4/2016 12:38 PM

Good news, all. The live coverage you love so much is locked in for another three years. As reported by Bicycle Retailer: "AIGLE, Switzerland (BRAIN) — The Union Cycliste Internationale and Red Bull Media House have agreed to a three-year extension and ... more »

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New thread Heads Up Marin County Riders! Speeding Tickets To Be Issued 4/4/2016 12:05 PM

If you ride in Marin County, including Mount Tam, be sure to keep your speed under 15mph. Two rangers assigned to the task will begin ticketing riders exceeding that limit starting April, 2016. The penalty for speeding can be up to several hundred dollars ... more »

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New thread Wild Looking 2017 FOX 32 SC Fork 4/1/2016 1:50 PM

The guys at VeloVert spotted what appears to be a new FOX cross-country fork on the front of Julien Absalon's race bike. Check out those lowers! Just shave a little away and you've got room for Boost. More details and photos here. With Sea Otter just around the ... more »

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New thread Hope Technology Making Frames? 3/29/2016 11:49 AM

#becausewecan What do we have here then.... #hopetech #madeinuk #carbon #manufacturingmonday #becausewecan A photo posted by Hope Technology (@hopetech) on Mar 28, 2016 at 1:24am PDT

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New thread Anne-Caroline Chausson Recovering from Ovarian Cancer 3/28/2016 5:53 PM

Ibis recently posted an interview with Anne-Caro. It details the discovery of cancer in her body, treatment, multiple surgeries, and her plans moving forward. Even with this burden it was incredible what she accomplished. We wish her the best here at Vital,

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New thread Videos That Make You Want a Fat Bike 3/9/2016 8:11 PM

I'll admit it, I'm probably the last person you'll ever find on a fat bike. The bulbous tires and odd look just don't do it for me, but that doesn't mean I'm not curious. Over the last few years we've seen a rise in the discipline, and several pro mountain

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New thread Ostrich Chases Cyclists 3/8/2016 4:18 PM

Imagine getting chased by this screaming beast! Likely the fastest that crew has pedaled in a while.

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New thread The 'What's Your Coolest Feeling on a Bike Ever?!' Thread 3/2/2016 9:34 PM

It's a simple question, but the answer can vary so much from rider to rider. What's the coolest feeling you've experienced on a bike? What gets you super jazzed, makes you hoot for joy, and keeps you coming back for more?

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New thread Dream Home? Private Ski Resort in Canada Selling for $1.5 Million CAD 2/22/2016 12:55 PM

If you've ever dreamt about owning your own piece of land to build trails on, a recent home listing two hours north of Toronto, Canada could be your dream come true. The 2,640 square foot house comes with five ski slopes, a t-bar lift system, ... more »

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New thread How Big is Too Big? 39-inch Wheels on a Mountain Bike 2/17/2016 10:19 AM

A lot of odd things come across our desks here at Vital, and this one is too wild not to share. Designer Patrick Ng, who previously poked fun at the growing number of standards and geometry changes in our industry, has come up with a bike that takes the "bigger wheels are better" philosophy to the extreme. It's called the Interpolate,

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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:

Applies to pretty much any helmet, ... more »

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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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