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bturman added a feature Join the 2014 Vital MTB Mini Enduro Fantasy League on DIRT 4/17/2014 10:52 AM

Who's ready for some Enduro World Series action?! We sure are. Racers are on the way to Chile for the opening round on April 19th.

Once again, DIRT Magazine has created a killer enduro fantasy league where you can build your own team of riders, ... more »

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bturman added a feature Bigger Berms! 2014 Sea Otter Dual Slalom Course Photos 4/7/2014 5:38 PM

Keith DeFiebre and his team have been hard at work prepping the 2014 Sea Otter Dual Slalom course. Check out an assortment of his build pics, notes, and the final product below. Looking good! We're always impressed by the work these guys do in a short

Working so hard to get the Sea Otter Classic Dual Slalom complete. The aerial footage gives a very cool perspective of the course and layout...
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bturman added a product blog Sneak Peek: 150mm Juliana Roubion - "Brawn of the Bronson, in the Spirit of Juliana" 4/7/2014 2:07 PM

The new Juliana Roubion is designed to handle anything an all mountain adventure may throw at you. Designed by the carbon fiber experts at Santa Cruz, the Roubion also sports 150mm travel, with all the pedaling benefits of the Virtual Pivot ... more »

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bturman added a press release Give $100,000 to a Trail You Want to Ride! 12 Finalists for Bell Built Grants 4/7/2014 1:45 PM

Bell Bike Helmets and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have announced the 12 finalists for the 2014 Bell Built Grants. Winners will receive $100,000(!) in technical assistance money put up by Bell for three bike projects to be built in 2014

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bturman added a product blog Confirmed: 2015 FOX 36 RC2 Fork - More Better Than Ever 4/6/2014 10:28 PM

UPDATE: Check here for additional information about FOX's 2015 lineup. Aggressive riders rejoice! The FOX Float 36 RC2 looks to be making a strong comeback for 2015. Last week we spotted the new fork being ridden in the new 27.5 Santa Cruz Nomad launch video and could only speculate, but these recently released FOX service videos confirm that a new 36 is indeed on the

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Specialized's Fast Rolling Slaughter Tire 4/6/2014 10:09 AM

If you're as big of a fan of Specialized tires as we are, you'll be happy to see this new addition to their lineup. Created in the name of speed, the Slaughter offers riders a super fast rolling, low profile tire that still has tall side knobs for reliable

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bturman added a product blog Spy Shots! Prototype Specialized Shoes for the Gravity Crowd 4/5/2014 5:13 PM

Specialized's shoe lineup has been strong in the XC, Trail, and Road segments for several years, but they've never really had anything awesome for the heavy hitting gravity junkies among us. That looks like it'll change soon. We spotted Matty Hunter, Kyle Norbraten and

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bturman added a feature New Spot for Red Bull Rampage 2014? 4/5/2014 8:33 AM

After several years of competition in the current site that has seen more than its fair share of lines being built and flipped, riders are calling for fresh terrain. The Claw has been on the lookout, and may have found a new site.

Located not ... more »

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bturman added a feature Join the 2014 Vital MTB Mini Downhill Fantasy League on DIRT 4/4/2014 11:55 AM

Who's ready for some UCI Downhill World Cup action?! We sure are. Racers are on the way to South Africa for the opening round on April 10th.

Once again, DIRT Magazine has created a killer downhill fantasy league where you can build your own ... more »

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bturman added a feature Vital MTB's Top Reviewer Award - Presented by Jenson USA 4/2/2014 12:18 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 mtbschrader wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight the ones that helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »

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bturman added a product blog Spy Shots! Long Travel 27.5-Inch FOX 36 Fork Spotted 4/1/2014 4:47 PM

Eagle-eyed viewers of the new Santa Cruz Nomad launch video may have noticed a new FOX 36 fork being used on the front of Dylan Wolsky's Nomad. To date, FOX hasn't made a 36 with 27.5-inch lowers.

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014 4/1/2014 12:55 AM

Introducing the all-new Santa Cruz Nomad... Now in its third generation, the full carbon Nomad frame has been completely redesigned to stay ahead of enduro racing’s ever-more DH trajectory. An aggressive 65 degree head angle takes the geometry to Defcon

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bturman added a product blog First Look: Breezer Supercell XC/Trail Bike 3/31/2014 8:26 AM

Breezer Bikes is proud to introduce the Supercell, the latest bike in their full-suspension lineup. The Supercell was developed by the Sotto Group and Joe Breeze, creator of the modern mountain bike. It features 29-inch wheels and 120mm travel via the

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bturman added a product blog It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models 3/27/2014 5:47 PM

Today Specialized announced two new 650b (27.5-inch) Stumpjumper EVO models to dealers. The decision to make the move to 650b was based on consumer and retailer demand. 26-inch EVO models will be discontinued going forward, but 29-inch EVO models will

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bturman added a product blog First Look: 2015 Cannondale Jekyll 27.5, Trigger 27.5 and Lefty SuperMax Fork 3/26/2014 2:27 PM

New for 2015, the Cannondale Jekyll makes the move to 27.5-inch wheels. The bike has been increased to 160mm of travel front and rear, features updated geometry, a fresh Fox DYAD rear shock tune, and a new Lefty SuperMax fork. The Jekyll 27.5 ... more »

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bturman added a product blog Spy Shot! 27.5 Santa Cruz Nomad Spotted 3/21/2014 12:49 PM

Looking at the current Santa Cruz lineup, one bike sticks out - the Nomad. Why? It's one of the only models they haven't updated to the 27.5-inch (650b) wheel size. Not for long... This photo taken during Crankworx last year shows Santa Cruz Engineering

Photo: Matty Boughton
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bturman added a product blog Sneak Peek: Inverted RockShox RS-1 Fork 3/20/2014 3:14 PM

UPDATE: Confirmed! The fork is called the RS-1 and is indeed a cross-country mountain bike fork. Check out some images of the real deal below. Because the fork seems to include a front hub, we're inclined to think that RockShox/SRAM may be drumming up

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bturman added a product blog First Look: VP Components VX Series Clipless Pedals 3/14/2014 11:33 AM

VP Components recently launched a new series of clipless pedals. Our favorites are the VX Adventure and VX Trail pedals, which mix a tried and true SPD interface with a decently sized platform that offers some additional support and stability. Internally,

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bturman added a press release Work and Play in Beautiful Sedona, Arizona with Over The Edge Sports 3/10/2014 4:13 PM

Have you been drooling over the Vital Test Sessions and thought to yourself, “I should move to Sedona and roost some of that red dirt myself.” Well now could be your chance! Over The Edge Sports is looking for someone to join their team full time and help in the

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bturman added a feature Vital MTB's Top Reviewer Award - Presented by Jenson USA 3/5/2014 2:39 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 SaddleRags wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight the ones that helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »

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