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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 1.7 Cleaning Solutions 7/22/2014 5:58 AM

The Vital MTB Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, with prizes awarded to the picture that receives the most votes, as well as a randomly selected member who voted for the winning shot. This week the 2 winners will each receive a complete set of 1.7 Cleaning Solutions formulas (1.0 to 7.0) as well as a pack of microfiber cloth ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Noel Niederberger and Zarja Cernilogar Win In Spicak 7/21/2014 4:26 AM

This weekend the iXS European Downhill Cup returned to Spicak in the Czech Republic for its fifth round. Despite hot and dry temperatures, Noel Niederberger and Zarja Cernilogar took the title and collected important points for the overall rankings.

Noel Niedelberger on his way to victory - photo by Thomas Dietze.
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iceman2058 added a news blog Josh Bryceland and Rachel Atherton Are Your 2014 UK National Champions 7/21/2014 12:23 AM

The 2014 edition of the UK National Downhill Championships went down this weekend in Innerleithen, Scotland. Josh Bryceland confirmed his recent run of good form, backing up his first ever World Cup win with a dominating performance here for ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by iXS 7/14/2014 4:58 PM

UPDATE: Piotr Staron's shot took home the voting this round, which should please our lucky voter, Vital member Manu7002 to no end. Both Piotr and Manu will receive a rad Trail RS helmet from iXS! The Trail RS is iXS's premier trail helmet, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VP 7/8/2014 9:44 PM

UPDATE: Emanuel Pombo threw one last whip, and Antonio Abreu rides off into the sunset with the new pedals, much to the delight of Vital member jbog83, this week's lucky voter. Both Antonio and jbog83 will receive each receive their choice ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best of Vital - June 2014 7/6/2014 4:33 PM

As the wise old Chinese would say, be careful what you ask for because it might just come true. Well, we wanted action, and June delivered. With an Enduro World Series and 2 World Cup DH races, we hardly had time to come up for a breather during ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Spank 7/1/2014 4:42 AM

UPDATE: Kaneo Photo saw the light and will now also see a brand new pair of Spank pedals, thanks to his shot of Jared Rando, this week's winning picture. Vital member manny.brar.5, this week's lucky voter, will be pleased too! Both winners will ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog Schwalbe Introduces Procore - The End of Flats? 6/27/2014 8:49 AM

We first reported on Schwalbe's dual-chamber tire/tube system in February, and we speculated that it would be something similar to the Tubliss solution already in use in MX. Today, Schwalbe is sharing a bit more information ahead of the formal ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Stories: The Chicken Line 6/26/2014 2:37 PM

by Johan Growing up, I had a love-hate thing going with bikes. As a tool of freedom and discovery, there was a lot to love about my first proper bike, a gold/rust colored Crescent complete with 3-speed internal hub gearbox, coaster brake, and front wheel

Ah yes, 1980's fashion in Sweden. I can't explain the feather.
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iceman2058 added a news blog GoPro's IPO Goes Big 6/26/2014 9:13 AM

GoPro was certainly strong enough to file it's IPO, but there is always doubt and uncertainty when the stock market is involved. A few hours into its first day of trading, GoPro's stock is selling for $31, a 30% over the $24 top price planned in the

Nick Woodman, GoPro Founder and CEO.
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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Santa Cruz Carbon Frames, Handlebars, and Grips 6/25/2014 2:02 AM

A carbon Santa Cruz is sure to figure on the wishlist of many an aficionado of the fantastic plastic, but it's also no secret that the carbon frames and associated builds available from the Californians have always been on the pricey side. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Jared Graves Rider Journal: EWS #3, Valloire, France 6/24/2014 2:12 PM

What a brutal weekend. Where do I begin? Valloire for Round 3 of the Enduro World Series lived up to the hype. You can't put on a bad race when you’re in the French Alps, and this race didn't disappoint. As it has been mentioned, we descended ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Smith Optics 6/24/2014 2:41 AM

UPDATE: Isac Paddock's shot from the tree canopy took home the voting this week, which will please vital member Sardo Numspa, this week's lucky voter, to no end. Each winners will receive a pair of Pivlock Overdrive riding glasses from Smith Optics! The Pivlock Overdrive ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: OneUp Components 1x10 RAD Derailleur Cage 6/23/2014 6:01 AM

Driven by the success of SRAM's XX1/X01 wide-range 1x11 drivetrain, a number of aftermarket solutions that modify existing 10-speed drivetrains have recently seen the day - all based on adding a larger cog (40 or 42t) to an existing 10-speed ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Loic Bruni and Emmeline Ragot win Schladming iXS 6/22/2014 1:03 PM

Press Release: After a rather long absence, Schladming finally returned to the stage of the international downhill business and it definitely proved to be worthy! We’re looking back at an incredible weekend full of racing action. In the end, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley Win the Enduro World Series in Valloire, France 6/22/2014 9:10 AM

Jared Graves paying no heed to the pretty flowers during day 1 - photo by Dave Trumpore.
Day 2 of racing in Valloire proved to be at least as tough as day 1, and it featured an equal share of rubber-slicing, metal-bending, heart-breaking, soul-destroying mechanicals that threatened to end any one racer's tenure at the top of the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Justin Leov and Tracy Moseley Lead EWS Valloire After Day 1 6/21/2014 11:36 AM

Enrico Guala, the Pope of Enduro during media recon - photo by Sven Martin
While 10000 meters of descending may sound like a wet dream come true, it's hard and unforgiving work when you're on the clock in the alps. Racing in Valloire, France got underway today, and after a day of leaderboard shuffling and mechanicals, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature From 4X to Enduro - An Athlete's Journey 6/18/2014 7:23 AM

Source athlete Hannes Slavik of Austria (no relation to namesake Tomas) has been racing 4X for a long time, but he has for 2014 decided to attempt the cross-over to Enduro. Check out Hannes' adventures as he tackles the many physical, mental,

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Pearl Izumi 6/17/2014 1:52 AM

UPDATE: Brett Watts boosting on Bear Scratch proved too much for the others to handle this week, much to the delight of Vital member Banshee956c, this week's lucky voter. Both our winners will each receive the X-PROJECT 1.0 shoe from Pearl Izumi ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Josh Bryceland and Manon Carpenter Win Leogang World Cup 6/15/2014 7:20 AM

Sunday, June 15, 2014, and the World Cup is in full swing. We're not talking about the one where overpaid divas dive for penalties, we're talking about the one where strictly underpaid gladiators throw themselves down a mountain on a bicycle ... more »

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