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New thread Which Component Do You Drop First? 2/4/2016 9:07 AM

OK, so imagine you HAVE to remove or downgrade one of the following components or component groups on your current all-mountain bike. Which one is it? Vote and tell us why! {poll:256}

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New thread Belgian Rider Found with Hidden Motor at CX Worlds 1/31/2016 11:05 AM

After much speculation on the subject, the day has come: a professional rider has been found in possession of a bike subjected to "motorized doping", i.e. featuring a concealed motor in the frame. The incident occurred at yesterday's Cyclocross ... more »

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New thread The Drones Are Coming 1/26/2016 12:13 PM

Without wanting to drone on too much about the pesky little buggers popping up everywhere, the fact is, the pesky little buggers ARE popping up everywhere! And not only do these things fly around and capture cool footage, but they are getting ... more »

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New thread How To Convert Your 10-Speed Transmission To 11 1/25/2016 11:25 AM

If you're like many riders out there, you love the idea of wide-range, 1x11-speed drivetrain simplicity, but you're less in love with the idea of having to replace every single part of your existing transmission to get there. Well, thanks to South African

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New thread What is the Greatest Rock Song Ever? 1/6/2016 6:00 AM

What does this have to do with mountain biking? Nothing. Everything. {poll:253}

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New thread Is White is the New Black? 1/5/2016 7:05 AM

See, we TOLD you the murdered out look was done with for 2016:

More on this crazy contraption HERE.

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New thread What Did You Get for Christmas? 12/25/2015 8:47 AM

Bikes? Gear? Bling? We're sure Father Xmas dropped in with some rad bike-related gifts, so post 'em up and share the stoke with your fellow Vital MTBers!

This forum thread has 25 replies.

New thread Should Enduro Be a Riding Type? 12/24/2015 2:31 AM

Before you cry troll , hear us out...: As much as we all like to complain about labels, they are useful. Labels help us instantly categorize and classify stuff, and when it comes to something as diverse as mountain biking, that can be of great help.

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New thread What's The One MTB Thing You'd Want For Xmas? 12/11/2015 7:31 AM

So, it's that time of year again, when you get to ask Santa for bike stuff. What's the one thing (bike, component, accessory, clothing, apparel) that really caught your eye in 2015? What would absolutely stoke you out the most under the Xmas tree? Let's

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New thread Faster, Higher, Stronger - Share Your Best Tips 12/3/2015 7:31 AM

We all have a few tips and tricks that at some point in our riding lives or careers helped us take a step forward - and here's your chance to share your best tips with the rest of us. Whether it's that one riding technique tip that suddenly enabled you

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New thread Are You Riding the Right Bike? 11/26/2015 11:46 AM

If there is one thing we mountain bikers like to do, it's buy new stuff. And when we do, we are often influenced by a whole bunch of factors, like brand, price, performance, etc. But there is another factor that often comes into play, and that ... more »

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New thread 2015 Red Bull Rampage Build 10/3/2015 12:41 PM

If there is one single event that gets us all more excited than anything else, it's got to be Rampage. The world's best big terrain riders will once again gather in the desert outside Virgin, Utah, to battle it out for the biggest crown in freeride.

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New thread UCI Reduces Number of WC DH Riders, Increases Team Fees 9/26/2015 1:24 AM

We picked up the following paragraph from a statement published by the UCI yesterday: "Rationalising the great appeal for Downhill Mountain Bike, it was agreed to reduce the total number of riders at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano.

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New thread 2016 Racing Rumours 9/9/2015 7:07 AM

We're not ones to dwell on the past. We may still be hungover after Worlds and slightly pissed that the racing season is essentially over, but we can already start looking forward to a busy offseason of transfer fun. Who stays and who goes where are ... more »

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New thread FEST Series Awesomeness from Aggy's Reunion 5/14/2015 5:01 AM

It's that time again - time for another FEST Series event! After the nastiness that was last month's Cruzfest, we head to Kamloops BC for the second installment of Aggy's Reunion (May 17-18). With legendary Kamloops dirt and unlimited terrain ... more »

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New thread Clearly The Silliest Bike Helmet Ever Made 11/14/2014 1:58 PM

We picked this up from the Daily Mail. Not quite sure what else there is to say, really...

Cycling helmets are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but one conceptual design, which is packed with technology, includes a controversial extra – ... more »

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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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New thread 2015 Racing Rumours - MTB Musical Chairs 9/8/2014 11:52 AM

Well well well, no sooner had the last rat crossed the finish line at Worlds, did the music start up for another round of Who Fancies Who. Forget finding your perfect match on Tinder, MTB's Yearly Musical Chairs has more love drama than Big Brother after

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New thread 2014 World Champs Special Stuff 9/2/2014 2:33 PM

That's right, the ultimate race of the 2014 DH season, both literally and figuratively speaking is upon us. It's the World Champs, and as any race fan knows, this special race means all kinds of special stuff for the bikes and the racers too. There are

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New thread What Do You Enjoy in Mountain Biking Besides Mountain Biking? 6/2/2014 12:06 PM

We all love to ride, but as any rider will tell you, there's more to this sport than just the riding itself. When you're not on your bike, what bike-related activities occupy your mind and your time? Shopping for parts, fixing up the bike, watching vids, ... more »

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