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bturman added a press release Pacenti's PDent Technology Makes Sub-30mm MTB Stems a Reality 4/21/2015 8:47 PM

Press Release Designer Kirk Pacenti is best known as the leading advocate for the game-changing 27.5” (650b) mountain bike wheel size. But when he addressed a packed house of MTB editors and industry buyers At Sea Otter last Friday, the topic was an

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bturman added a product blog First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike - The Next Gen of M 4/15/2015 9:32 AM

If a person were to ask what the most iconic downhill bike is, something in the Intense Cycles M-Series would surely top the list. Ever since the M1's pure dominance in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the likes of Shaun Palmer, Chris Kovarik, and Sam

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Kore Stronghold Narrow/Wide Chainrings and Mega Range Sprockets 4/13/2015 7:44 PM

Narrow/wide chainrings rule. Pioneered by SRAM just a few years ago, competition over this component has lead to better prices and new ideas. Dropped chains still occur, however, which is why Kore decided to take a another look at the design. ... more »

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bturman added a product blog First Look: SR Suntour's 20-Inch Axon Werx Fork for the Groms 4/13/2015 2:18 PM

Kids bikes have come a long way in recent years, and in turn kids are pushing harder and progressing faster than ever, requiring performance suspension to follow and meet their small stature. SR Suntour’s passion for riding bikes and ability to do what

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bturman added a press release FLY Racing Teams Up with KHS Factory Team 4/13/2015 1:17 PM

Press Release FLY Racing is proud to officially announce they have teamed up with the KHS Factory Racing team. KHS Factory riders Logan Binggeli, Kevin Aiello, and Quinton Spaulding will wear select FLY Racing MTB products throughout the 2015 and 2016

Left to Right: Logan Binggeli, Quinton Spaulding, and Kevin Aiello.
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bturman added a product blog First Look: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes - More Consistent, Lighter, Easier Service 4/10/2015 4:21 PM

Feature by Brandon Turman // Photos by Adrian Marcoux If 2015 bike specs are anything to go by, people want the consistency, power, and ease of use offered by Shimano brakes. Vital's own audience survey showed the same trend. This likely left SRAM wondering

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bturman added a feature SRAM GX Far and Wide - Exploring Austin, Texas and the Ties that Bond Us 4/9/2015 10:19 AM

Austin, Texas is known for a lot of things: live music, barbecue, and the Longhorns. We found all those things, but we also found a cycling rich town with a small, but quality trail network.
I can’t seem to forget a damn thing. There’s the random item or two that I’ll lapse on at the grocery store sometimes, but really that’s it. If I tell you I forgot something, I might be lying. My mind is a trap filled with smells, faces and ... more »

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bturman added a feature Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews 4/7/2015 1:26 PM

Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member Vegas Jekyll Rider wrote a few in-depth reviews that we'd like to highlight. They helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »

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bturman added a product blog World's Lightest DOT Helmet Now Shipping - Kali Shiva Gets Official 4/7/2015 12:44 PM

Claimed to be the World's lightest DOT-certified helmet, the Kali Shiva also meets the new ASTM downhill mountain biking standard. What does that mean? Now you can do both activities in one helmet knowing your head is well protected. It weighs just 1,050

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bturman added a product blog World's Lightest DOT Helmet Now Shipping - Kali Shiva Gets Official 4/7/2015 12:44 PM

Claimed to be the World's lightest DOT-certified helmet, the Kali Shiva also meets the new ASTM downhill mountain biking standard. What does that mean? Now you can do both activities in one helmet knowing your head is well protected. It weighs just 1,050

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bturman added a product blog 2016 RockShox Product Updates 4/7/2015 10:58 AM

2016 brings several updates to RockShox's product line, including improvements to the Monarch RT3, a fresh OneLoc Remote, low-profile Maxle Stealth, and additional color options for the innovative RS-1 fork. Details in the Press Release, below! MONARCH

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Limited DVO Edition 2015 Intense Tracer Carbon 3/31/2015 3:16 AM

When great companies with innovative products collaborate, really cool things happen. This time Intense Cycles has teamed up with DVO Suspension to create a limited edition Tracer T275 Carbon that's designed to stand out, on and off the trail. Just 250

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bturman added a feature Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews 3/4/2015 2:56 PM

Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member xyian wrote a few in-depth reviews that we'd like to highlight. They helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »

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bturman added a feature Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews 2/6/2015 10:36 AM

Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member SaddleRags wrote a handful of great reviews that we'd like to highlight. It helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »

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bturman added a feature Modern Mountain Bike Geometry Defined - Transition Explains Effective Top Tube Versus Reach 1/15/2015 6:21 PM

The Technical Wizards at Transition Bikes are on a mission to educate riders about proper mountain bike fit and function. This multi-part "Get Dialed" series will help you decipher those pesky millimeters and angles and how they translate to your experience

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bturman added a press release Intense Cycles Seeking Next Generation of US Downhillers 1/12/2015 12:23 PM

Think you have what it takes to race for Intense Cycles? Speak up! The legendary Shaun Palmer could be your mentor. Full details below.

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bturman added a product blog First Look: SRAM XX1 Black, Direct Mount Cover and Crank Boots 1/9/2015 9:49 AM

Press Release The 1x drivetrain that launched an XC World Championship, SRAM XX1 was built to be simpler, lighter and more durable than any other. Calibrated to work together, SRAM XX1 components deliver remarkable chain control and rapid, high-precision

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bturman added a feature Meet The Testers - 2015 Vital MTB Test Sessions 1/8/2015 2:29 PM

A bike review is only as good as the humans providing the feedback. Since humans are about as different as the 19 bikes at the 2015 Vital MTB Test Sessions, our test riders needed to reflect a wide variety of style, sizes and tastes with an ability to turn experiences

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bturman added a feature 2015 Vital MTB Trail Bike Test Sessions Introduction 1/5/2015 2:40 PM

Nearly 20 new bikes tested in the mountains surrounding San Luis Obispo, California

"You're going to California for a few weeks to test bikes?! Rough job!" We hear that all the time. Yes, testing bikes is a lot of fun, but it's also hard work. ... more »

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bturman added a product blog First Look: 2015 Evil Bikes 'The Following' 29er 1/2/2015 7:31 PM

The first 29er from Evil Bikes has arrived. Known as The Following , it has 120mm travel with short chainstays and a do-it-all attitude. Paired with a 120-130mm travel fork and a relatively slack head angle, the bike is likely to be more capable than

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