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iceman2058 added a feature 17 Things I Learned At My First World Cups 6/29/2015 3:00 PM

Words and Photos by Johan Hjord ​After following the DH World Cup circuit from the remote confines of my secret underground lair for many years, for 2015 I was briefly un-tethered from my keyboard and sent off to attend a couple of races in ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by crankbrothers 6/29/2015 6:01 AM

UPDATE: It was a tight race, but Norbert Szasz's urban DH shot took home the win at the polls this week, much to the delight of Vital member jezso, this week's lucky voter.  Both winners will each receive their choice of either the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Catching Up With: Mike Jones 6/28/2015 9:36 AM

Interview and photos by Johan Hjord In just 2 years of racing Elite World Cup DH, Mike Jones has made a name for himself as one of the up and coming fast kids. Already a World Cup podium finisher, he has his sights set on the top step, and ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release 2016 UCI World Cup Schedule 6/27/2015 1:14 PM

Here it is boys and girls, the 2016 UCI calendar. 7 rounds of World Cup DH racing on the menu, with 2 stops in April at venues that have produced some of the most memorable races in recent years, Lourdes and Cairns (although perhaps not for the same

Remi Thirion in Leogang 2015 - he'll be a hot favorite at his "home race" in Andorra in 2016. photo Johan Hjord
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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Canfield Brothers 6/23/2015 2:04 AM

UPDATE: Sandi Bertoncelj's shot sailed to an easy victory at the polls this time around, much to the delight of Vital member AMGoran, this week's lucky voter. Sandi takes home the brand new AM/DH cranks while AMGoran will score a pair of Crampon pedals- both ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2016 SCOTT 27.5 PLUS Range 6/20/2015 2:18 PM

​The collective groan as the new 27.5+ standard first made an appearance could be heard around the globe. Like, do we REALLY need more wheel sizes, haven't we been through enough with 29 and 27.5 already? The internet forums were ablaze with ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Club Ride 6/17/2015 12:15 PM

UPDATE: Double the trouble, double the votes! Thomas Gaffney's shot from Bestwood took home an easy victory this week, much to the delight of Vital member (and forum admin!) Big Bird, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source 6/1/2015 12:48 PM

UPDATE: It was a tight 3-horse race this week, but Ewald Sadie's shot of Needles edged it. This should please Vital member LeoPaul, this week's lucky voter, to no end. Both winners will each receive the all-new D|Vide water + energy hydration ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Justin Leov and Tracy Moseley with Trek Double at EWS Tweedlove 5/31/2015 6:49 AM

​The sun and fun of day 1 quickly gave way to more traditional Scottish weather - with rain and gale force winds forcing the organizers to cut down on day 2's stages. The much-criticized stage 6 was axed along with 7, but the long and physically demanding

Justin Leov charging on day 1 - photo Sven Martin
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iceman2058 added a news blog Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley Lead EWS Tweedlove After Day 1 5/30/2015 11:41 AM

Day one of racing, and the shake-up at the top of the leaderboard at the Tweedlove Enduro World Series race will definitely have rattled a few bones. With 4 stages down, the local boys Mark Scott and Ruaridh Cunningham are doing well, last week's winner

Richie Rude hauling the mail on stage 3 today - photo Sven Martin.
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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE 5/25/2015 11:34 PM

UPDATE: it was a close race, but Alex Tyler's tunnel vision prevailed in the end, much to the delight of Vital member demrgo69, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a Stronghold 1x chainring and a 42t Mega Range extender cog from Kore! Kore designed their patent pending ... 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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