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Added a new video What Is The Most Efficient Pedalling Style? Testing Flat Vs. Clipless Pedals 11/1/2014 3:20 AM
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Should you pedal in circles or just push down on the pedals? Only one way to find out! Clipless pedals are used by every professional road cyclist, yet, according to some, these pedals just aren't as efficient as flat pedals. Apparently, you shouldn't pull up or the pedals or pedal in 'circles', rather you should just push down. We're not so sure about this so we took self-proclaimed circular pedaler, Simon Richardson, to the treadmill to test his VO2 Max, blood lactate levels and heart rate with a set of clipless pedals and a set of flats. The findings? You'll have to watch and find out. We want to hear from you! Don't forget to LIKE and SHARE this video and please add your thoughts on the test and the science behind it to the comments below!

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Bike of the Day November 1, 2014!

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Added a new video Downhill Taxco 2014 Final City Downhill World Tour Recap 11/1/2014 1:29 AM
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The best of the best from the 2014 Down Hill Taxco condensed to 2 action-packed minutes.

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Added a comment about photo Razors Edge finish line 10/31/2014 2:08 PM
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Daily Shot October 31, 2014!

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Added a new video Yoann Barelli Suspends the Laws of Physics 10/31/2014 12:37 PM
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If Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were alive, they'd be taking a long hard look at those theories again.

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Added a comment to kev.1n's bike check 10/31/2014 12:27 PM
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Bike of the Day October 31, 2014!

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Added a new video After Dark 10/31/2014 5:47 AM
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When Liam first contacted me about filming a BMX Halloween edit I wasn’t sure what to think. I ride BMX for fun in the winter but I’m definitely not the best in the World at it... Then he mentioned he planned on getting another BMX girl involved as well and I immediately thought of Kayley; as well as being rad on a BMX she’s really good fun, and I was 100% up for it! Liam and I have worked together on a few projects now over the past couple of years and they’re always really fun to film, something different from the promotional kind of bike edits I usually film for. They generally end up as some kind of crazy experiment, and we both prefer the darker side to things for sure!

Getting some practise in on Saturday night we got off to a good start... Kayley had come down to get used to the park and Liam wanted to test the light with his camera as we were going to be riding in the dark however things didn’t quite go to plan. Bouncing her face off her bars whilst getting used to the jump boxes Kayley managed to knock one of her front teeth out of place. Neither of us are wimps but our teeth are one thing we’d like to keep as they are so needless to say she was kinda upset! But after a phone call to a Kayley’s retired dentist grandmother, some reassurance from the NHS helpline, a few painkillers and ibuprofen later and we were good to go come Sunday morning.

Driving towards Margam Castle is pretty impressive. I’ve filmed there before so know what to expect, however when Kayley saw it she was beside herself with excitement. It’s easy to take things for granted sometimes, but seeing Kayley’s reaction did make me realise how lucky we are to be able to do fun projects like this one and call it work. Liam had got a make up artist in so whilst Kayley was getting her face painted we had a look round the castle. Half film set/half historical building it’s a cool place, we could have spent hours in there! Next up was my turn for make up, and seeing as I have problems controlling what I have in my mouth with I laugh, it was a very stressful hour trying not to laugh coffee in Natalie’s face at the antics going on behind me with Liam throwing glass at Kayley.

After a few hours running round the castle getting intro shots we set off back to Cardiff to see who we could scare on the streets. Disappointingly no one was playing ball and even the guy in the takeaway was dead-pan when we turned up to collect it in full skeletal make up, it amused us at least! Trying to eat Naan bread without spoiling the paint stitches in your cheeks is an effort though, and Kayley was pretty much on a liquid diet after hitting her face anyway... So a quick feed and then we were off to Rampworld. I’m really lucky to have what I think is one of the best parks in the UK at the moment ten minutes from my house. I don’t get to ride there in the summer but I definitely like to pull the BMX out again come off season, even if I am super wobbly switching from MTB to BMX at first!

Turning up at Rampworld we quickly realised that filming in the dark and getting the shots to look how Liam wanted them to was going to take a lot longer than we first thought. We were all tired already from the day, everyone had a different idea where to start first and I think more than one of us was ready to throw a tantrum! We started getting a few cool shots and after some more caffeine we all started to get into it. Filming with Kayley was really, really fun. I don’t often get to ride skatepark with other girls let alone with someone who pushes me like she does. Doing trains over the jump boxes was so good and each time one of us got a good shot, went higher or did something well, the other would try in turn to match it. Sometimes when I watch the guys I’m like well yeah, they’re a guy so they will be better than me... But watching Kayley has inspired me to try for more. The girl is not afraid to crash either!

All in all it’s been a really fun project to be involved in. We weren’t trying to make the best BMX edit ever but Halloween gives us the perfect excuse to do something a little different. So enjoy!

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Added a comment about photo Sam Reynolds 10/30/2014 1:37 PM
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Daily Shot October 30, 2014!

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Added reply in a thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 10/30/2014 12:57 PM

If they make a new DH bike that is anything like the carbon Foxy, we're in for a treat.

Added a new video How To Be A Mountain Bike Star with YT Team Rider Vali Höll 10/30/2014 7:07 AM
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What does it take to become a mountain biking star? Besides the talent, there's a lot of hard work needed - as shown in this edit by 12-year old ripstress Vali Holl! filmed, edited and directed by Daniel Roos http://www.danielroosfotografie.de additional filming: eagleeye.tv, Hermann Eder music: The Sounds "Painted By Numbers" the-sounds.com

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Added a comment to jadmask3rlm's bike check 10/30/2014 6:51 AM
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Bike of the Day October 30, 2014!

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Added a comment about photo night ride 10/29/2014 1:31 PM
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Daily Shot October 29, 2014!

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Added a comment to midwestXmike's bike check 10/29/2014 1:07 PM
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Bike of the Day October 29, 2014!

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Added a new video At The Office with Thomas Vanderham and Sterling Lorence 10/28/2014 1:42 PM
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I went on my first photo shoot with Sterling Lorence as a 15-year-old kid. It was my first time shooting for a mountain bike film and Sterl had just recently received his first ever cover of BIKE Magazine. Safe to say that a lot has changed for both of us over the last decade and a half. The combination of mountain biking and photography has taken us all over the world, documenting places like Morocco, Utah and Mexico. Our best work though, has been done right here in our backyard of British Columbia. From the dusty rolling hills of Kamloops, to the foggy rainforest of the North Shore or the alpine of the Coast Range, BC is still our favourite canvas on which to paint. These shoots are more often than not experimental, heading into the mountains with only some inspiration and our experience. We know that we are at the mercy of the weather and we will work with what she gives us. This fall Matt Dennison came along on one of our trips to shoot a piece for Toyota BC, taking a behind the scenes look at how we work and highlighting how we use our vehicles in the process. Big thanks to everyone that made it happen — Toyota BC, Matt Dennison and Sterling Lorence ~ Thomas Vanderham Music: Nathan Xander - Colors

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Started new thread 3 Runs, 3 Cams, 3 Times the Taxco Stoke 10/28/2014 10:19 AM

With so much coverage coming out of the Taxco urban DH race, we thought it would be interesting to have a look at 3 different runs shot on 3 different cams. We wonder what that extra water on the course is, but we're glad to see at least it's there for ... more »

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Added a new video Focus Trail Team Loves Whistler 10/28/2014 4:01 AM
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Whistler has so much more to offer than just bike park riding. A couple days before the EWS race Focus Trail Team riders Fabian and Markus went into the woods to ride one of the best trails ever - Microclimate. Follow us: http://www.facebook.com/lahnvalleycrew http://www.lahnvalleycrew.com

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Added a comment to quzyn_fr's bike check 10/28/2014 2:23 AM
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Bike of the Day October 28, 2014!

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iceman2058 added a feature story Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Birzman 10/28/2014 1:30 AM

UPDATE: getting a bit wet proved well worth the while for Pongkird Kongnaka, as his muddy mayhem shot took home top honors in this week's comp - much to the delight of Vital member Feral Marmot, this week's lucky voter! Both winners will each receive the super exclusive Maha-Apogee MTB...more

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Added a comment about photo Cricco Bike 2014 234 10/27/2014 1:31 PM
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Daily Shot October 27, 2014!

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