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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing 8/25/2015 1:03 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 each receive the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2016 Polygon Collosus DH9 8/19/2015 3:10 AM

​We've seen the UR Team riders on what seemed like an endless flow of Polygon prototypes over the past 2 years, but little was said about future availability or even what the goal of all the testing was. Today we know a lot more, as Polygon ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital Stat Attack: Qualifying vs. Race 8/18/2015 5:20 AM

​A couple of weeks ago we took a look at the correlation between timed practice performance and race results, which showed there to be more of a link than most people would initially think. This time, we're checking out an entirely different equation, and one that might just help you win big in ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Club Ride 8/18/2015 1:30 AM

UPDATE: Shoot and Style's Stars and Skids proved too hot to handle this week, much to the delight of Vital member Sardo Numspa, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive the Pipeline Short and the Johnson Liner, both from Club Ride! The Pipeline ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Brandon is Back - Red Bull Joyride 2015 Contest Recap 8/17/2015 2:33 AM

Semenuk the Serene - photo Scott Serfas/Red Bull.
​Watching Brandon Semenuk pull off a performance for the ages in unReal had us thinking that when this guy puts it together, he's very hard to beat - even though Brett Rheeder seemed to be getting the better of him in the contest arenas of 2015. With the added ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Race Face and Easton Launch New Dropper Posts 8/14/2015 12:00 AM

Easton counts among the most highly respected of the traditional, non-dropper seat post manufacturers. Always synonymous with quality and performance, in the pre-dropper era Easton would be the one you went for if you wanted to fit then forget ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge 2015 8/13/2015 2:50 AM

​The 2015 Crankworx Deep Summer Photo Challenge is in the books, and the judges have had their say. But it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings, and without wanting you to feel like we're talking about you, we're talking about you - you now get ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Anne-Caroline Chausson Undergoes Operation To Remove Cyst 8/11/2015 10:03 AM

Anne-Caro Chausson won the 2014 EWS event in Chile - photo Sven Martin
​The world's winningest DH rider of all time, and more recently Enduro World Series superstar Anne-Caro Chausson withdrew from the Samoens EWS event citing "fatigue". Further examination has revealed a growth in her belly which has required her to undergo surgery. We ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 7iDP 8/11/2015 2:16 AM

UPDATE: after some rather intense voting, Pasha Karpets' shot came out on top, much to the delight of Vital member Rulor, this week's lucky voter.  Both winners will each receive a pair of Transition kneepads as well as the all-new M2 helmet, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: KASK Rex Helmet 8/10/2015 10:13 AM

​KASK is an Italian company founded in 2004. Their road cycling line, developed with the high-profile SKY Pro Cycling team has seen much success, and now they are looking to replicate that in the mountain bike world with the launch of the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Richie Rude and Tracy Moseley Win EWS Crankworx Whistler 8/10/2015 3:06 AM

Tracy Moseley during practice earlier in the week - photo AJ Barlas
​If you would have asked us which Enduro World Series event was most most suited to Richie Rude with his background racing World Cup DH, lift assisted Whistler would have been on top of the list. Of course, Yeti's young gun has already proven ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital Stat Attack: What Does Timed Practice Mean? 8/7/2015 6:19 AM

We always hear about how timed practice means nothing, because a number of the riders won't really go for a pinner run with nothing on the line except the risk of an injury putting them out of the actual race - but we wanted to check the stats ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source 8/4/2015 5:43 AM

UPDATE: After a tight race, Nejc Bole's racy shot raced to the finish line ahead of the others, much to the delight of Vital member miha.ivancic, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive the all-new D|Vide water + energy hydration ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Revel in the Chaos - Brandon Semenuk's New Movie Released 8/4/2015 3:49 AM

​Hot on the heels of the absolutely epic movie unReal, featuring what has been unanimously hailed as one of the all-time best movie segments ever captured, Brandon Semenuk leaves us no time to breathe before hitting us again with Revel in the Chaos. A 2-man collaboration, Revel ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Trek To Start Selling Bicycles Online 8/4/2015 2:31 AM

Speaking at the annual Trek World dealer meeting on Monday evening, ​Trek president John Burke told several thousand Trek dealers about a plan that has been two years in the making and called it the “largest investment Trek has ever made.” ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Josh Bryceland and Rachel Atherton Win Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 8/1/2015 1:27 PM

​After a few days of mainly dry weather, the rain turned up just in time for the qualifying round at Mont-Sainte-Anne, and it was to invite itself to race day too. The juniors set off mainly in the dry although the course was still slick, and on the

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iceman2058 added a press release Clean More Climbs with a OneUp Components Traction Ring 7/30/2015 3:55 AM

Oval chainrings are nothing new, but OneUp are putting a new twist on the concept by optimizing the "clocking" of the power zones for mountain bike riding, as well as the chainline and the number of teeth.  Will it translate to better traction out

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Canfield Brothers 7/28/2015 1:52 AM

UPDATE: This week's comp was once again hotly contested, but in the end, a classic whip did the trick. Photographer Swaraniak will receive a wheelset of his choice (Vital review HERE) while xtrain81, this week's lucky voter will score a pair ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Tenneco Announces Discontinuation of Marzocchi 7/22/2015 11:09 PM

A few months ago, we reported on the trouble brewing at Marzocchi, and now that trouble has materialized into something much more tangible. Marzocchi's owner Tenneco has just announced the intended discontinuation of its motorcycle and mountain bike suspension ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Return to the Source - Hannes Slavik Ready for JBC 4X Revelations 7/22/2015 7:11 AM

by Hannes Slavik // photos by Markus Slavik One year ago I won my first 4X Pro Tour World Cup in Italy and right afterwards I took one of the most massive crashes in 4X history at the infamous JBC 4X Revelations in the Czech Republic. By luck, I walked

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