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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

You can also enter by email. Just message info@artscyclery.com with the subject "IXS Giveaway" to be manually added into the 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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bturman added a product blog First Look: SRAM Goes Hookless on New RISE 60 Wheels 8/21/2014 11:53 AM

SRAM's carbon RISE 60 wheels get new hubs and new rims for 2015. Built for XC and trail riders, the RISE 60 now utilizes a hookless rim design that results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to impacts. The inner width of the rim

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bturman added a press release 2015 Enduro World Series Schedule Revealed 8/20/2014 10:46 AM

Press Release The Enduro World Series continues on its quest to uncover the world’s best trails and unite the world’s best communities - as it increases to eight rounds and adds five new venues, three new countries and one new continent to its 2015 calendar.

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bturman added a feature WIN BIG! Art's Cyclery Troy Lee Designs Sweepstakes 8/18/2014 5:24 PM

The contest period has ended. Congrats to Brad Fowers, the winner of the TLD Ruckus apparel. Enjoy the goods, Brad!

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bturman added a news blog 40 Riders Invited to 2014 Red Bull Rampage 8/18/2014 10:06 AM

Press Release: Since 2008, Red Bull Rampage has taken place on a series of cliffs outside of Virgin, Utah whose big obstacles have catapulted athletes into the record books. In the spirit of progression and always moving forward, the event is going in

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bturman added a news blog Confirmed: New Red Bull Rampage Site for 2014 (With Photos) 8/16/2014 4:52 PM

Over the past few years riders have increasingly voiced their concerns about returning to the same site for Red Bull Rampage. All that will change this year, as riders will have untouched soil to work with once again.

What if instead of dropping in to the left, Andreu were to go right? - Photo: Brandon Turman
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bturman added a product blog Details Unveiled! First Look: 2015 Specialized Demo Carbon 650b 8/13/2014 1:39 AM

You've seen the radical asymmetric design in the wild, now get the nitty gritty details on Specialized's all-new Demo.

First spotted at Crankworx Whistler last year in prototype form, today Specialized released full details for the all-new 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon. Aaron Gwin and Troy ... more »

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Klamp Modular Mounts for Action Cameras 8/11/2014 7:57 PM

Introducing Klamp, a modular range of mounts for action cameras and other exciting cycling accessories. Featuring vibration dampening, high speed – tool free adjustments and military grade strength; Klamp, with its ‘stackable’ modular mounts will add ... more »

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