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iceman2058 added a press release New Management, More Racing for Gravity East Series 2/26/2015 1:54 AM

In its 9th season, and as the longest running gravity race series in the U.S., the Gravity East is officially under new management for 2015. Mike Hartlove, of The Racer’s Edge, and Steve Coleman of Gravity Soul, have formally taken the reigns. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem 2/26/2015 12:09 AM

Taking years to perfect something as seemingly simple as a stem may seem over the top, but should come as no surprise when we're talking about ENVE. And with the officially stated goal being to create a sub-100 gram stem suitable for enduro ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Apparel 2/22/2015 11:57 PM

Hot on the heels of the 2015 Troy Lee Designs helmet launch, it's time for apparel. Available at "finer dealers worldwide" as of today, February 23, here is the latest line-up of riding gear from the California designers. From XC to full-on DH, the range has been entirely ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Pumptrack Building in New Caledonia | Commencal Insiders with PEF 2/19/2015 11:20 AM

Many believe that all New Caledonia is about is great beaches and turquoise water. In this COMMENCAL Insiders episode, Pierre-Edouard Ferry shows us that it is also possible to have good times on a bike too whether it's downhill, enduro and ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog Swedish Gold - Öhlins and the Mountain Bike 2/19/2015 6:37 AM

Like so many other successful companies, Öhlins started as a one-man show. Kenth Öhlin was a motocross rider who didn’t quite make it to the big time, but who found his true calling in helping other riders go faster. After initially tinkering ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog Haunted Trails on Hardtails | Santa Cruz Bicycles join Ride HouseMartin on a Wild West Coast New Zealand Adventure 2/17/2015 10:02 AM

What do you do when you have 3 new hardtails to introduce, and want to provide both an experience and a true test of the new machines? Well, if you're Santa Cruz, you might gather up a few journalists and head to New Zealand, for something a little bit

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Helmet Line Up 2/15/2015 11:56 PM

Spring is almost in the air, and it's time to start looking forward to the upcoming season. And of course a new season means new gear! Few collections are as hotly anticipated each year as Troy Lee's helmets, and today we're stoked to be able to share

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iceman2058 added a press release George Brannigan and Brook MacDonald Take Trek 1-2 at NZ Nat. Champs 2/15/2015 9:45 AM

In case you missed it, the 2015 New Zealand National Champs took place on a brand new track, which looked like quite a lot of fun - and quite the handful! George Brannigan came away with the win after pulling an epic move on the final jump (3:26), confirming that he is the early season guy to beat. in just under

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Giant Glory Advanced 27.5 2/15/2015 2:34 AM

Giant rolled out the first 27.5 incarnation of  its Glory DH bike last year, and as we speculated at the time, has now followed up with the carbon version. Based on the exact same geometry as its aluminum counterpart, the Glory Advanced ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: OneUp Components DH Block 2/14/2015 9:21 AM

OneUp Components was one of the first companies that started to offer aftermarket conversion kits for existing components, such as a 42T range-extender replacement cassette cog, a narrow-wide chainring, or the clever RAD cage that helps modified cassettes play ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Q36R Quick Release System for FOX 36 Forks 2/9/2015 11:03 AM

Love your FOX 36 fork, but tired of those 5 bolts standing in the way of you and quick removal of your front wheel? Colorado-based bike shop and general suspension tuners The Flow Zone have developed a product that turns the factory-supplied pinch ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog BOS Opens North America Sales and Service Center 2/9/2015 1:41 AM

French suspension manufacturer BOS is opening its first office outside of France. Located in Las Vegas, NV, the new office will act as a sales office and service center for the North American market. This also marks the first time that MTB, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Jack of All Trades, Master of Many | Catching Up with Andi Wittmann 2/6/2015 7:08 AM

Andi Wittmann is most known as the creator and driving force behind the iconic big-mountain/slopestyle event Nine Knights. We took the opportunity to catch up with him just as he was getting ready to release Framed III, his latest seasonal edit produced

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iceman2058 added a feature New Found Speed | Wheel Testing with Jerome Clementz 2/3/2015 6:56 AM

Jon Cancellier has managed the SRAM BlackBox Program for the past 7 seasons. This includes choosing the athletes, working with them on custom projects, as well as being at the races to make sure that they have everything they need. An athlete ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Jared Graves Wins the RockShox Enduro Challenge at Mt. Buller 2/1/2015 4:58 AM

Photo courtesy of the RockShox Enduro Challenge Powered by SRAM.
The first leg of the RockShox Enduro Challenge Powered by SRAM took place on February 1, 2015 at Mt. Buller, Australia. The race attracted a number of international stars both from the enduro and DH disciplines, as well as a smattering of local ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog YT Industries Opens North America, Oceania Markets and Launches 2015 Range 1/30/2015 10:44 AM

YT Industries made a lot of noise in 2014, especially around its much-acclaimed Capra. Regarded by many as a game changer, this 160-170mm travel carbon bike seemed to strike a near-perfect balance of up- and down-hill prowess, and because YT sells ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Kyle Strait Joins Commencal 1/29/2015 7:15 AM

Exciting news from Andorra! The brand is on the move again and looking to provide a boost to its newly opened US business - they could hardly have picked a better guy than two-time Rampage and all-around bike handler virtuoso Kyle Strait. Get the details

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iceman2058 added a press release Commencal / Riding Addiction Becomes Commencal/Vallnord 1/22/2015 11:12 AM

Fresh news from Andorra - The Commencal / Riding Addiction World Cup team joins forces with Vallnord Resort. Keep an eye on these rippers, and don't forget that World Champs will be held in their backyard this year... Press Release:

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Canfield Brothers 1/20/2015 2:07 AM

UPDATE: Nikos Rigas' shot took home a solid win at the polls this week, much to the delight of Vital member bizutch, this week's lucky voter. Nikos Rigas will take home the brand new AM/DH cranks while bizutch scores a pair of Crampon pedals- both from from ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Kali Maya Helmet 1/20/2015 12:19 AM

Kali first showed us their new Maya helmet in the middle of 2014, and they have now taken it to production. The Maya is a "deep coverage" trail or enduro helmet which much like other helmets from the brand features a multi-density foam shell ... more »

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