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iceman2058 added a press release 2015 Enduro World Series Entries Open in January 12/17/2014 12:46 PM

It doesn’t seem long since Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley were crowned this year’s Enduro World Champions – but in just a month’s time entries will open for the 2015 Enduro World Series. With eight rounds next year and demand for places expected ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release New SRAM X-Sync Direct Mount Chain Rings 12/16/2014 7:57 AM

Make SRAM 1x™ even better with the simplicity of the new SRAM X-SYNC™ Direct Mount chain ring. Engineered in Germany, the new Direct Mount rings bring lighter weight and greater simplicity to XX1, X01 and X1-1400 cranksets. SRAM’s Direct Mount rings

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE 12/16/2014 3:19 AM

UPDATE: Michal Marciniak's shot took home an easy victory this week, much to the delight of Vital member jaka, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a sweet cockpit set up from KORE! At just 251-grams, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog James Doerfling 2015 Knolly Contract Announcement 12/15/2014 4:52 AM

Big Mountain shredder James Deorfling has inked a contract extension with Knolly Bikes through 2015 & 2016. James has been a staple of the Knolly brand for the past four years testing his own limits and capturing amazing images across the globe. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Peaty's New Pushbike Project 12/14/2014 8:22 AM

Steve Peat is collaborating ZumZum Bikes! Always one to give back to the sport, Peaty has put his energy into creating what looks like a fun and safe balance bike for the next generation of world champs to get their start. Check out what Peaty

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital Soapbox - Mountain Biking and the Mainstream 12/12/2014 8:41 AM

Andy Warhol famously predicted that in the future, everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes. The prophecy may not have been completely fulfilled as of 2014, but the increased mediatization of our lifestyle certainly means that reaching ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Altamont Capital Partners Leads Majority Recapitalization of Fox Head, Inc. 12/11/2014 5:41 AM

Busy times for the Foxes! After the announcement that Fox Racing Shox (Tail) has acquired Race Face and Easton earlier this month, now Fox Head is selling a majority interest in the company to a venture capitalist firm. There is a bit of reshuffling of the leadership team to go with the transaction,

Fox rider Kyle Strait going huge at Rampage 2014 - photo by Courtney Steen.
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iceman2058 added a press release Fox Head Appoints Pete Fox as Chief Creative Officer 12/11/2014 5:38 AM

Irvine, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 – Fox Head, Inc., the number one motocross equipment, apparel and accessory brand, today announced that Pete Fox will rejoin the company in the newly created role of Chief Creative Officer (CCO). Fox will report ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Madison Saracen Announces 2015 Roster 12/8/2014 8:55 AM

After the team’s greatest season to date in 2014 in which Manon Carpenter went on to take both the World Cup and the World Championship titles, Matt Simmonds took his first World Cup podium and Sam Dale scored multiple top-10 finishes, we are ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Fox Factory Holding Corp. Acquires Race Face Performance Products LTD. and Easton Cycling 12/5/2014 1:27 PM

Remarkable turn-around for Race Face! The company came back from bankruptcy and operational incertitude just a few years ago, with its new owner Chris Tutton also acquiring Easton Cycling in April of this year, and both companies will now become part of one of

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital - November 2014 12/4/2014 2:04 PM

Summer all but forgotten, and Xmas still a month away, what do you do? Silly question, you ride your bike of course! Even though November is a bit of an in-between month in the bike industry, there's been plenty of news and action to keep us entertained,

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iceman2058 added a press release MTB Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz Will Ride with Cannondale for Three More Years 12/4/2014 7:28 AM

Wilton, Conn. – December 4, 2014 – Cannondale, a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group, part of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), today announced that 2013 MTB Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz of France will ride with the brand for another

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iceman2058 added a press release All New Everything - Atlas Reimagines Its 2015 Line 12/3/2014 9:20 AM

Here at Atlas we never stop innovating. Reimagining our entire product line for 2015 allowed us to refine every single aspect of what was already the best neck brace experience on the market. Every 2015 Atlas Brace features a beautiful new ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog No More Beer in the Booth - Rob Warner on Becoming a Commentator 12/2/2014 5:33 AM

We stumbled upon this blog entry from Rob Warner on Giant's website, and since so many Vital readers are race fans, we thought it would be appropriate to share it here too. Rob, you HAVE come a long way since the good old Freecaster days, and whilst we miss the antics every now and then,

Warner and Peaty, back in 2012 - photo Sven Martin.
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iceman2058 added a press release Kona Team Divides To Conquer 12/2/2014 4:55 AM

New for 2015, the Kona Team splits into two separate groups: Kona Gravity and Kona Endurance. The move is designed to further the focus and brand reach of what was once the Kona Team. Kona Gravity includes both our big mountain athletes and our World

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing 12/2/2014 2:03 AM

UPDATE: Sandi Bertoncelj takes home this week's comp with his golden hour shot, much to the delight of Vital member mkb5150, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive an Alpine soft shell jacket from Royal Racing! The Alpine Soft Shell jacket ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Danny Hart and Emmeline Ragot Join MS-Mondraker, Will Race New Summum Carbon 11/28/2014 12:20 AM

“After the 2014 season we started to develop a new program for our team and it was clear that we needed a boost to be able to compete on our highest level again and try to win races and championships. Weneed to jump to the next level and I ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Norco Bicycles Sponsors Sam Blenkinsop, Harry Heath, Jack Iles and Magnus Manson on Norco Factory Racing Team 11/26/2014 1:21 PM

VANCOUVER, B.C., November 26, 2014 - Norco Bicycles is thrilled to announce the creation of an all-new World Cup downhill race team in partnership with Todd Schumlick/PerformX: Norco Factory Racing. The team consists of Sam Blenkinsop, Harry Heath, Jack

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Mondraker Summum Carbon Pro 11/26/2014 3:24 AM

Mondraker has a rich racing heritage, and a distinct brand identity heavily influenced by the needs and requirements of its racers. Of course, none more so than Fabien Barel, multiple World Champion and a man not afraid to look outside the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Urge 11/18/2014 5:01 AM

UPDATE: Bart Andrzejewski's sick sunset shot took home a convincing victory at this week's polling station, which will no doubt please Vital member cravks, this week's lucky voter. Both Bart and cravks will each take home the Archi Enduro helmet ... more »

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