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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE 5/25/2015 11:34 PM

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 Stronghold 1x chainring and a 42t Mega Range extender cog ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Greg Callaghan and Tracy Moseley Win EWS Ireland 5/24/2015 10:56 AM

Greg Callahan in practice - photo Sven Martin.
The Irish loam has settled, and local boy Greg Callaghan has come out on top of the second round of the 2015 Enduro World Series. Justin Leov shows that he is still one to be reckoned with in second place, and Richie Rude continues to adapt ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: iXS Xult Full Face Helmet 5/20/2015 8:24 AM

The arrival of the all-conquering, all-capable modern trail bike and the subsequent rise of the enduro racing discipline have led to an increased need for light-weight, breathable yet fully protective safety gear. Nowhere is this more obvious ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Win EWS Limited Edition Hope E4 Brakes 5/20/2015 5:20 AM

With the Enduro World Series about to hit Ireland, Hope are offering you the chance to walk away with a super-exclusive set of their Tech 3 E4 brakes, all done up in Emerald Green of course! Money can't buy you love, and it also can't buy you ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by iXS 5/19/2015 2:45 AM

UPDATE: Claudio Olguin's berm blaster shot took home an easy win at the polls, much to the delight of Vital member schuster19, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a pair of Darren Berrecloth's signature edition Dagger kneepad from ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Gee and Rachel Atherton Win BDS 2 in Fort William 5/17/2015 8:36 AM

The weather got the better of the venue, with high winds shutting down the gondola forcing the organizers to shorten the course and the riders to push up. A World Cup worthy field still took to the hill to duke it out today, with Gee and Rachel Atherton

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iceman2058 added a press release iON Cameras and Contour Announce Merger 5/14/2015 7:43 AM

Contour has been through some rough patches, but has always had a loyal following of people who enjoyed its easy-to-use and rugged cameras. Merging with iON should give the brand the strength it needs to continue developing good product, and the stamina

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iceman2058 added a product blog Catching Up with Sombrio 5/13/2015 8:14 AM

When Sombrio hit troubled waters a couple of years ago, we were pretty sad and disappointed. Sad because we've been fans of the brand for a long time, and disappointed because we wondered how come a seemingly successful venture such as Sombrio would end up

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Lizard Skins 5/11/2015 1:51 PM

UPDATE: Whips don't lie, and Sandi Bertoncelj's rad shot took home the voting this week to prove that point. Vital member Carraig042, this week's lucky voter, will no doubt be delighted. Both winners will each receive a pair of DSP grips ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature The Elusiveness of Speed - Part Two 5/5/2015 1:27 PM

Feature by Johan Hjord // Photos by Sven Martin, Lee Trumpore, Hoshi Yoshida, and Giant/FOX NZ The second and last part of our article exploring the pursuit of velocity, as we delve further into the minds of those who measure themselves against ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature The Elusiveness of Speed - Part One 5/5/2015 1:10 PM

Feature and Photos by Johan Hjord Speed. If there is one thing we all can relate to as mountain bikers, it's speed. It's a natural thing for most mountain bikers looking to get a kick out of a trail to want to go faster. Whether on a solo ride, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Easton Heist 30 Wheelset 5/1/2015 12:19 AM

A couple of weeks ago at Sea Otter, Easton launched a new MTB rim. Available in 3 different widths, the aluminum ARC rim caters to a wide range of riding styles and conditions. As of today, the same rim is featured on the all-new Heist wheelset, a competitively ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source 4/29/2015 11:42 AM

UPDATE: Dan Severson's berm destruction was the runaway winner this week, much to the delight of Vital member Wolf14, this week's lucky voter. Both Dan and Wolf14 will each receive the all-new D|Vide water + energy hydration bladder, the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot 4/24/2015 7:09 AM

After releasing the world's first production 29er with sub 17-inch chainstays in 2011, the Canfield Bros have cranked out several different wagon wheelers, but only hardtails to date. That is now set to change as they launch the Riot, a full ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog Marzocchi To Close Shop Again? 4/22/2015 1:37 PM

We've just stumbled on this piece of news on an Italian Moto site, and other sources corroborate the story for now - Marzocchi's owner Tenneco has apparently decided to finally exit the suspension business altogether, and as a result will be shutting ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 7iDP 4/21/2015 2:29 AM

UPDATE: It was all to play for this week, as we had a three-horse race to the win. In the end, Dan Tay's committed drift took home top honors for photographer Wayne Carter, much to the delight of Vital member Hyperpower!, this week's lucky voter. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT 4/15/2015 9:55 AM

It's been a year almost to the day since Shimano launched its completely revised XTR group (followed shortly thereafter by the Di2 electronic version), introducing 11-speed and a host of new developments and improvements across their flagship groupset. The time has now come for the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing 4/14/2015 6:48 AM

UPDATE: Miguel Bento's roosty shot took an easy win this week, much to the delight of Vital member bblackyeti1, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a top to toe get up from Royal Racing! The Drift 3/4 Jersey is aimed at the gravity rider ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by fi'zi:k 4/6/2015 8:58 AM

UPDATE: Mike Daniels getting rowdy was the runaway winner this week, which should please Vital member cravks, this week's lucky voter to no end. Our winning photographer will receive a pair of the all-new M3B UOMO shoes while the lucky voter will ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Gee Atherton and Manon Carpenter Win BDS #1 4/5/2015 11:26 AM

The first round of the British Downhill Series took place today in Ae Forest, and as usual, the field was stacked with World Cup talent. With the Lourdes World Cup only 1 week away, it served as a good dress rehearsal too - although it's a fair bet that

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