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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fi'zi:k 8/25/2014 11:12 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 receive a pair of M3 ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Sam Hill and Rachel Atherton Win Meribel World Cup, Josh Bryceland and Manon Carpenter Take Series Wins 8/23/2014 7:29 AM

Hill in practice - photo by Sven Martin.
After a year that took us racing in both hemispheres, on 4 continents, and in 7 countries, race day dawned on Meribel for the season ender. A day that would decide not only the race in question, but the World Cup overall titles in all three ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Matt Simmonds and Rachel Atherton Qualify Fastest in Meribel 8/22/2014 6:24 AM

Matt Simmonds during practice - photo by Duncan Philpott.
Qualifying is over in Meribel, and there's a familiar face at the top of the standings. We're talking about Rachel Atherton of course, because in the men's, Matt Simmonds put down the fastest run of the day to take the number 1 qualifying spot ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Commencal Supreme DH Comp and DH Park 8/21/2014 12:51 PM

For 2015, Commencal is looking to meet the requirements of two different types of big bike riders: the park rats and the racers. For the chrono addicts, the company continues to refine its Supreme DH platform, now rolling on 650B wheels and ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital Power Rankings, Meribel World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 8/20/2014 11:43 AM

All good things must come to an end, and although we're not entirely sure how we ended up here so quickly, the final World Cup of the 2014 campaign is upon us. We've had an incredible season, with first-time winners climbing precipitously to ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Brandon Semenuk Joins Maxima's Bike Team 8/19/2014 9:48 AM

San Diego, CA – Maxima BIKE is proud to welcome more Rad Company to the team with the addition of Brandon Semenuk, 2X FMB World Champion and 3X Crankworx Slopestyle Champion. Brandon is naturally committed to superior performance from himself ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing 8/19/2014 1:51 AM

UPDATE: Hardtail hucking paid off this week as Artur Wszolek's shot took home a landslide victory, which is sure to please our lucky voter, Vital member Callum to no end. Both our winners will each receive a very rad gear set from Royal Racing ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Marcelo Gutierrez and Tracey Hannah Win Canadian Open DH 8/18/2014 2:24 AM

Crankworx 2014 concluded in traditional fashion with the Canadian Open DH, and as per usual, winning here means beating a field of World Cup contenders (and surviving the world-class heckling, too!). Marcelo Gutierrez followed up his Garbanzo win with

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iceman2058 added a feature Smokin’ Hot and on Your Heels - A Mountain Bike Race For the Ladies 8/17/2014 11:19 AM

by Stephanie Nitsch

The race description read like a trashy fantasy airport novel: “Hot on Your Heels will not be held responsible for any harassment directed towards the volunteers during the day. This includes the after party.” And the criterion ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Crankworx Drops Into The Southern Hemisphere 8/17/2014 12:30 AM

WHISTLER, BC August 16, 2014 - Mountain biking’s defining celebration is breaking new trail and setting the course for the future of the sport. Crankworx organizers announced today that world-class riding will kick off the 2015 mountain bike ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog New Rocky Mountain Flatline Nearing Production? 8/15/2014 12:31 PM

About a year ago or so, we spotted an unmarked prototype being ridden at Crankworx. The bike featured a 4-bar suspension design with a Horst link, with the shock fixed at the lower shock mount (non-floater). Two rear wheel positions to allow the use

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Specialized Boomslang Flat Pedals 8/13/2014 4:48 AM

Specialized has been working on a new flat pedal for quite some time - in fact, we've seen versions of this pedal going back a couple of years already. With the pedals now in production, it's time to take a closer look at what's been keeping them so busy.

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 7iDP 8/12/2014 6:36 AM

UPDATE: There was nothing in it this week, but in the end, there can be only one winner - and that is Jacek Slonik. Vital member mateusz.handzlik is our lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a Control prize pack - knee, elbow, ankle ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Jared Graves and Cecile Ravanel Win EWS Whistler 8/11/2014 1:10 AM

Jared graves - photo by Seb Schieck.
After 2300 meters of climbing and 51 minutes of epic racing down some of the rowdiest trails in Whistler, it all came down to 2.5 seconds. Ultimate race strategist Jared Graves left enough in the tank to make up the time he needed on the final, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Josh Bryceland and Emmeline Ragot Win Windham World Cup 8/9/2014 1:19 PM

For all the talk of a simple, one-line race track, once the riders got up to speed the show got hot in a hurry. Death grip warp speed was pretty much a prerequisite just for qualifying, so what would race day bring? Plenty of drama and excitement, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital Power Rankings, Windham World Cup - The 15 Fastest Going In 8/6/2014 5:27 AM

Mont Sainte Anne's legend is steeped in heroics forever enshrined in MTB lore, and the 2014 edition certainly lived up both to the hype and the heritage. Long, fast, and rough, it is a track to separate the men from the boys, and last week ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release First Athlete Names Released for Inaugural Pinnacle 10-Racer Head-To-Head DH Championships 8/6/2014 1:26 AM

As we announced previously, the Pinnacle Bike Championship is set to take place at Waterville Valley Resort on September 19-20, 2014, and now the heat starts building - here are the first confirmed athletes for the event, and it's already shaping up to be a big

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Spank 8/5/2014 8:18 AM

UPDATE: it was a close race this week, but in the end, there can be only one. Or two, since we also have a prize for a lucky voter! M Kuczynski's shot took the voting, and Vital member Elek_Norbert is our lucky voter -  both winners will each ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best of Vital - July 2014 8/4/2014 12:06 PM

Well, summer rolled around faster than you can say SPF30, but if we thought we were in for a holiday we were sorely mistaken. The World Cup took a month off but the Enduro World Series filled the gap with epic racing on two continents, and ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature My Crash From the Inside - Hannes Slavik Down But Not Out 8/4/2014 6:49 AM

Source athlete Hannes Slavik has been sharing his Enduro racing experience with us previously, and now he's back in the swing of things on the 4X Protour again. JBC Revelations didn't quite go to plan though...read on to get the full story behind his dramatic crash

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