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bturman added a news blog 2015 UCI World Cup Downhill and XC Schedule Announced 7/31/2014 7:27 AM

The 2015 calendar will comprise nine rounds: three exclusively for Downhill (DHI), two for Olympic Cross-country (XCO), and four combining the two specialties. The season kicks off on April 11th and 12th with round one of the DHI in the new venue of

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Radical New 2015 Specialized S-Works Demo Carbon 7/29/2014 10:44 AM

First spotted at Crankworx Whistler last year in prototype form, today Specialized unveiled the covers on an all-new 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon. Aaron Gwin and Troy Brosnan will race the bike this weekend at the Mont Sainte Anne World Cup, and it will be available

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bturman added a news blog 2014 Colorado Freeride Festival Slopestyle Results 7/26/2014 1:14 PM

Brett Rheeder, Martin Soderstrom, and Nicholi Rogatkin battled it out for the Top 3 in Winter Park today at the Colorado Freeride Festival Slopestyle finals. You can catch a replay of all the action here. Stay tuned for some banger photo coverage as well!

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bturman added a product blog Sneak Peek: 2015 Trek Slash 27.5 Carbon 7/21/2014 3:57 PM

Trek dealers world wide are getting a first look at Trek's 2015 lineup this week, and details surrounding a few new models are quietly being released. Perhaps the most exciting introduction at the dealer event was the new Slash Carbon 27.5, available

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bturman added a product blog First Look: goTenna Allows Easier Backcountry Communication 7/18/2014 5:19 PM

Surely there has been a time when you were in the woods with no cell phone service but a need to communicate. Enter goTenna. goTenna is a small, rugged device designed to make “No Service” no problem. Just pair your smartphone with a goTenna and communicate

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bturman added a feature WIN BIG! Art's Cyclery Schwalbe Tires Sweepstakes 7/18/2014 3:53 PM

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bturman added a press release Cam Zink to Attempt World-Record 100-Foot Backflip at Mammoth 7/17/2014 1:39 PM

Press Release ESPN to televise “World of X Games: Mammoth Flip with Cam Zink presented by Monster Energy” Live on August 21.

Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Cam Zink is known for going big, but no one, Zink included, has ever tried to go this big. ... more »

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bturman added a feature First Look: 2015 Yeti SB5c with Switch Infinity Technology 7/17/2014 2:28 AM

There are hundreds of 5-inch travel trail bikes on the market, but none work like Yeti’s all-new 2015 SB5c. At the heart of the frame rests a new suspension technology called “Switch Infinity,” which builds off their years of experience working with

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bturman added a product blog Now in 650b: Introducing the 2015 Specialized Enduro 7/14/2014 4:13 AM

For 2015 the well-regarded Specialized Enduro will be available in both 29-inch and 650b wheel sizes. The move to 650b was made because it's a "bigger, better wheel" for trail, all-mountain, and enduro race use. The 650b model features a new rear triangle,

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bturman added a news blog Results: Damien Oton and Tracy Moseley Win 2014 La Thuile EWS 7/13/2014 12:12 PM

Today concluded the Enduro World Series stop in La Thuile, Italy. Devinci Alltricks team rider Damien Oton took a total of two stage wins and his consistent finishes netted him first place overall. With four races down, we've had four male winners so

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bturman added a news blog Results: Rene Wildhaber and Anne Caroline Chausson Lead La Thuile EWS After Three Stages 7/12/2014 8:55 PM

After three stages, Trek's Rene Wildhaber has a two second lead over Damien Oton. In the Women's race, Anne Caroline Chausson is putting her prototype Ibis to good use, claiming the top spot leading into day two of racing. You can catch all the action and stories in our day one recap slideshow. Pro Men

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bturman added a press release Enduro Races in Steamboat, Colorado to Air on Television 7/12/2014 5:34 PM

Press Release Early registration pricing for the 2014 Enduro-X Race Series and the Summit-X Enduro runs through midnight Saturday July 12. Enduro X-Series race dates are July 19-20 and August 16-17, with the Summit-X Enduro on August 24. Single day,

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bturman added a product blog Richie Schley's Prototype Rotwild 27.5 DH Bike 7/11/2014 3:19 PM

Richie Schley is helping with the development and testing of a new downhill bike for the German brand Rotwild. Check out the first prototype built using Richie's personal components below:

Prototype Highlights 200mm travel 27.5-inch wheels ... more »

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bturman added a feature Value DH Project Component Winners Announced: Building the Best DH Bike for Your $$$ 7/10/2014 11:07 AM

It’s time to get real. Great bikes don’t have to be expensive. Help us build one of the best values in downhill.

UPDATE: Component Winners Announced Voting has concluded for the Value DH Project. Thanks for voting! The components receiving ... 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! 7/1/2014 8:53 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 vics26 knocked it out of the park by writing several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones ... more »

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bturman added a news blog Dave Weagle Ends Patent Lawsuit Versus Giant Bicycles 7/1/2014 6:32 PM

The lawsuit pitting Dave Weagle's DW-Link against Giant's Maestro suspension design has been "permanently" resolved. The lawsuit, which was filed by Dave Weagle in May 2013, was based on three patent infringements and breach of a joint development agreement.

DW Link vs Giant Glory
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bturman added a product blog Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes 6/25/2014 3:30 PM

Photos posted by the Andreani Group, an Italian distributor of Ohlins suspension, show a new TTX coil shock that could fit more bikes than the TTX 22M commonly found on Specialized Demo 8 frames.

Photo: Andreani Group
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bturman added a press release Super Groms Rejoice! Canfield Brothers Unveils Prototype Kid's Mini Downhill Bike 6/24/2014 5:48 PM

via Canfield Brothers Bikes The FUTURE... It's a pretty bold term and mindset these days! From our history of building DH bikes dating back to 1999, the future is something we always talked about. What is the future going to bring? If you take a look at the history

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bturman added a product blog Smith Expands Helmet Lineup and Adds MIPS to the Equation 6/24/2014 2:33 PM

Overtake It was only a matter of time before Smith took the technology and knowledge gained from their popular Forefront helmet and applied them to other types of bike riding. Today they're excited to introduce the Overtake, a helmet designed to meet

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bturman added a feature Quick Poll: What Stem Length Do You Use? 6/23/2014 3:15 PM

Many riders with backgrounds in the gravity scene have been rocking shorter stems for years, but the recent shift towards frames with longer top tubes and reach dimensions is bringing the movement to the masses. Still, there are many that tout ... more »

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