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bturman added a product blog First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 12/17/2014 11:59 AM

Full Speed Ahead(more commonly known as FSA) is diving headfirst into the mountain bike wheel game in 2015. Those who have followed the brand may remember FSA wheels back in 2009/2010, which lasted just a short while in a saturated marketplace. While ... more »

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bturman added a product blog First Look: All New 2015 Santa Cruz V10 Carbon 12/6/2014 8:16 PM

The bike that Josh 'Ratboy' Bryceland won the 2014 UCI World Cup Series Championship on is now available to the public.

How do you improve something that's already been overhauled? It turns out Santa Cruz began the redesign in 2013, and tonight ... more »

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bturman added a feature This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too! 12/2/2014 12:02 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 TSchafer wrote a great review of the new Yeti SB6c that we'd like to highlight. It helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »

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bturman added a product blog First Look: 2015 NS Snabb Enduro and Trail Bikes 11/28/2014 9:24 AM

In Swedish, 'Snabb' means fast, which is exactly what NS Bikes was going for with their new Enduro and Trail bikes. Available in both an Enduro (160/160mm) and a Trail (150/140mm) version, both bikes were designed to be reliable, good looking bikes

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bturman added a product blog First Look: OneUp Launches Competitively Priced Narrow Wide Chainring and Updated RADr Cage 11/26/2014 5:41 PM

In the past few years 1X drivetrains have taken the mountain bike world by storm, largely as a result of new chainring and drivetrain technologies first introduced with SRAM XX1. Today there are dozens of options for narrow/wide style chainrings, ... more »

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bturman added a news blog Help This Young BC Mountain Biker Beat Cancer and Ride Again 11/25/2014 11:02 PM

Earlier this month, 18-year-old Kyle McConkey of British Columbia was told he had just weeks to live. He has been battling leukemia for two years. Kyle has been through two bone marrow transplants - one from his brother and a recent one from a donor

Kyle McConkey sporting a jersey from Brandon Semenuk, just one of many Pro riders to get behind the young mountain biker.
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bturman added a press release 2015 Pro GRT Receives UCI Status, Will Be Broadcast 11/25/2014 5:38 PM

Press Release USA Cycling announced Tuesday that the 2015 Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) has gained UCI status for all five races of the calendar, making the U.S. an international mountain bike point-chasing destination in the coming year. Additionally, USA Cycling has partnered

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bturman added a news blog Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails 11/21/2014 11:05 AM

In a move that could set the precedent for the rest of the USA, the Moab Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has banned the use of electric bikes on mountain bike trails. A recent update to their website clearly states their viewpoint: "The Moab BLM has determined that motor

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Updated 2015 Banshee Legend MKIII DH Bike 11/21/2014 8:55 AM

Banshee's Legend downhill bike has received some major updates for 2015. The company's goal was to create "a leaner, meaner, and ultimately faster DH racer." Improvements include tweaks to the geometry, more travel, better tire clearance, a stiffer tube

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Nukeproof's Affordable OKLO Dropper Seatpost 11/20/2014 9:36 AM

It's no secret that a dropper post will transform your bike for the better, leading to an even more awesome experience on the trail. They often come at a high cost though, which is why we're glad to see more budget-friendly options popping up. Nukeproof's

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bturman added a feature WIN BIG! IXS MTB Pads Up For Grabs - Presented by Art's Cyclery 11/18/2014 12:34 PM

The entry period has ended. Congrats to Carlos Nieto-Mattei of Massachusetts and Ryan Addy of California, the lucky winners of this sweepstakes!

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bturman added a feature This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too! 11/3/2014 1:36 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 stigsvancouvercousin wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones that helped earned him the Top ... more »

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bturman added a press release Shred the Red! Kick Off Spring Season Riding at the Sedona MTB Festival March 6 - 8, 2015 10/28/2014 2:32 PM

Here at Vital, it's no secret that we love the riding in Sedona - that's why we chose it as the venue for our 2014 Test Sessions. The trails are incredible, the town is fun, and the weather is hard to beat. When we heard the news that they're hosting the first

Ross Schnell blasting his way down the infamous Hi-Line trail. Photo by Devon Balet.
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bturman added a press release Press Release: GAMUT USA Acquires Point One Racing 10/21/2014 1:28 PM

SAN JOSE, CA - GAMUT USA is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of Point One Racing, a bicycle component design and manufacturing company noted for producing unique and innovative mountain bike performance parts. The agreement will compliment GAMUT’s

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bturman added a feature Ken Block's Custom Specialized Demo DH Bike 10/12/2014 3:36 PM

Ken Block (yes, that Ken Block) just picked up a 2014 Specialized S-Works Demo downhill bike that we had to share. From the custom paint job and decals to the components, this thing looks dialed.

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bturman added a feature Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike 10/6/2014 10:12 PM

How light? You read that right. This custom 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon build weighs just 33.22-pounds (15.07-kg) and is race ready.

Often times super light downhill bikes are built with a number of compromises in order to shave grams, but this ... more »

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bturman added a press release Vital is Hiring: Advertising and Operations Coordinator Wanted 10/2/2014 4:49 PM

Vital Media Network is looking for an Advertising and Operations Coordinator for our three action sports websites.Your primary responsibility will be advertising sales support. This includes trafficking online ads, generating various reports, billing, ... more »

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bturman added a feature This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too! 10/2/2014 3:30 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 several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones that helped earned him the Top ... more »

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bturman added a product blog Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock 9/22/2014 2:19 PM

DVO has been hinting about a new air shock for quite a while, and this prototype drawing serves as the first sneak peek of what's to come. The Topaz will be the latest gem in DVO's lineup, and is being designed to pair up with the Diamond fork for a

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bturman added a feature This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too! 9/8/2014 1:22 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 THB wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones that helped earned him the Top ... more »

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