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Reply to How Well Do You Know Your World Cup DH Bikes? 6/27/2016 1:10 PM

I clicked too fast and only got 14/15... *hangs head*

New thread How Well Do You Know Your World Cup DH Bikes? 6/27/2016 1:06 PM

Think you know your World Cup DH bikes? Pretty sure you can tell the Norco from the Trek? Take THIS QUIZ to find out how good you are, and don't forget to share your results in the comments below!

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Reply to Riding Solo - Love It or Hate It? 6/22/2016 1:33 PM

Riding with friends is awesome, fun, and usually delivers that extra adrenaline kick from racing or one-upping each other. My solo rides are my therapy sessions! My absolute favorites are mid-week solo adventures, where I head out on a longer ride, on ... more »

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/12/2016 7:50 AM
Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 1:33 PM

More day 1 action, courtesy of Wyn TV and his trusty phone: WynTV Raw from Leogang Day one!!! A video posted by Wyn Masters (@wynmasters) on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:24pm PDT

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 8:00 AM

Trackside action dropping in hot! Hot, and slippery...

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 7:52 AM

In case you were wondering how big the new finish line jump at Leogang is - HOLY CRAP! Huge air to finish line by @gaetan_vige here in Leogang! @mbike_ @commencal_vallnord_dh_team A video posted by COMMENCAL (@commencalbikes) on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:04am PDT

Reply to 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 4:16 AM

If you were wondering about what the conditions are like out there currently, Troy Brosnan has your answer:

Say what???? pic.twitter.com/PqtqvrYOsp— Troy Brosnan (@TroyBrosnan) June 10, 2016#flatpedalswinmedals
New thread 2016 Leogang World Cup Thread 6/10/2016 4:03 AM

As we saw yesterday, not everybody was stoked on the changes made to the track in Leogang this year: Well despite people saying the track here in Leogang has some awesome changes I reckon it looks fucking shit so here's a pic of @edmasters and his horse! A photo posted by Rupert Chapman (@rupertchap) on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:16am PDT However, Sam Hill and Josh Bryceland seemed happy enough and ready to get on with the job at ... more »

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Reply to UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/9/2016 7:51 AM

It was the one change that added a bit of drama and challenge to the course last year. Why they would get rid of it is completely beyond me.

New thread UCI 2017 Event Schedule - Only 6 DH Races? 6/8/2016 1:11 PM

It's a little bit early days still, as the UCI typically releases its schedules around the end of June or even in July, but the 2017 calendar has nevertheless been updated on their site. Sadly, it seems as though we can only look forward to ... more »

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New thread Will Electric Downhill Bikes Become A Thing? 6/7/2016 5:44 AM

We picked up on this report from an Italian eBike show, presenting the all new Xduro Dwnhll Pro from Haibike, the eBike specialists. It combines some interesting traits: 200mm of suspension travel, a steep seat tube angle and a dropper post, a ... more »

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New thread Is Social Media Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes? 5/31/2016 2:27 PM

We love social media here at Vital of course, what's there not to love? Instant updates from the coolest people in the raddest places doing awesome stuff. And running after followers is always fun too, right? However, seen from another angle, social

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New thread Made For You: Robot Bike Co 5/28/2016 2:53 AM

Is this the way bikes will be made in the future? Robot Bike Co certainly think so, and whilst it is early days yet, we have to agree that the concept is sound. Robot Bike co was founded by a bunch of guys with lots of bike and high-level manufacturing ... more »

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New thread Loic Bruni Breaks Collarbone, Will Miss Several Races 5/25/2016 3:36 AM

We've just had a quick chat with Loic Bruni, and we're sad to report that he took a nasty crash while out on his enduro bike with Finn Iles and Loris Vergier, resulting in a concussion (accompanied by a brain lesion with some bleeding!) and ... more »

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New thread Cannondale Proto Enduro Bike Spotted 5/9/2016 7:46 AM

Jerome Clementz just won the 2nd round of the British Enduro series, but even more interestingly, he did so aboard a Cannondale proto that does away with the pull-shock configuration in favor of a more classic configuration around a traditional shock

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New thread MTB Ban Implemented Based on Strava Speeds 5/5/2016 3:03 AM

The city of Los Altos, CA has implemented a ban on mountain bikes in the Byrne Reserve following complaints by other user groups. It seems that speeds recorded on Strava helped the council reach its decision: “I’m done with this as far as I’m concerned,” Councilman John Radford said. “The speed numbers

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New thread Did You Ever Jump Your Age In Feet? In Meters? 3/30/2016 1:37 AM

Jumping your age in feet can seem trivial to some, but depending on when you got into MTB, it could be a proper old challenge. Say you started riding at 30, you're now staring at 30+ feet to join this somewhat illusive club - and it only gets longer

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New thread AutoShock - Linking Your Dropper To Your Shock 3/19/2016 11:25 AM

We spotted this interesting device out in the wild today...all we know is that it links your shock's lockout or climb mode switch to your dropper post. When you drop your post, the shock opens, and when you raise your post, the shock locks out. The inventor

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