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iceman2058 added a press release Atomik Carbon Rolls Out Premium Carbon Mountain Rims and Components 10/17/2014 5:36 AM

Tampa, FL - Atomik Carbon, premium manufacturer of carbon-fiber mountain bike components, unveils line of all-mountain/enduro and trail specific carbon rims and handlebars in a variety of sizes. Rims will be available in 27.5 and 29-inch versions as

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iceman2058 added a press release Evolve Action Sports Park Prepares to Open Its Doors 10/11/2014 3:11 AM

Denver, Co. - Evolve Action Sports Park is pleased to announce that this fall Denver, Colorado will be home to a new 16,000 square foot facility designed for BMX & MTB bicycles, skateboards, scooters and all other wheeled action sports. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Jared Graves Race Journal - World Champion 10/9/2014 11:23 AM

There have been so many things going through my head over the last six weeks since the Whistler EWS. All the “what ifs!” My worst result of the season to this point was 9th. On paper, just needing 23rd or better in Finale Ligure sounds easy ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE 10/7/2014 2:10 AM

UPDATE: when you take the time to reflect, great things can happen - like Ewald Sadie's shot of Matthieu Hamel, for example! Ewald wins the Rivera DJ wheelset, and northwestdhdad, this week's lucky voter the Rivera DJ cockpit - both from KORE! The Rivera ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best of Vital - September 2014 10/5/2014 8:19 AM

Not that we had much of a break over summer anyway, but September rolled around with a packed agenda and at the coalface, the action showed no signs of letting up. After an incredible season of DH World Cup racing all eyes were on World Champs ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Fabien Barel and ACC Win in Finale, Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley Are Enduro World Champions 2014 10/5/2014 4:20 AM

Jared Graves looking relaxed during day 1 - photo by Dave Trumpore.
It came down to the final race of the season, and what a showdown it was: Finale Ligure offered up technical stages and long, hard liaisons to present the riders with a test of skill, strength, and mental toughness. Jared Graves only needed ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Carrick Mountain to Host the 2015 EWS Round in Ireland 9/28/2014 2:42 AM

Biking.ie has today announced that Carrick Mountain in County Wicklow is the venue for round two of the 2015 Enduro World Series. The Chain Reaction Cycles Emerald Enduro will take place in the diverse terrain of Carrick Mountain, one of the most scenic parts of Ireland. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release CONTOUR Announces ROAM3 Action Camera 9/24/2014 1:10 AM

A year and a half announcing it would cease operating, Contour is back under new ownership and back to shipping new product again. Competition is always good, and Contour has a lot going for it - we're excited to see what the company can bring to POV media going forward!

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iceman2058 added a news blog Marzocchi Canada Becomes Official Distribution Center for Tenneco Marzocchi in Canada 9/24/2014 12:35 AM

Press Release: Marzocchi Canada is now the official distribution center for all of Tenneco Marzocchi products throughout Canada. For the past 9 years Marzocchi Canada has provided dealer and customer service, sales and tech support. Moving ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog 2014 Red Bull Rampage Rider List Updated 9/23/2014 1:28 PM

Andreu Lacondeguy - photo courtesy of Red Bull.
We're a few days away from serious business at the 2014 Rampage. Have a look at the updated rider list to see who is in attendance this year. The 27 Qualifier Athletes will take to the mountain on Friday September 26 to fight for 12 spots in ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fly Racing 9/23/2014 9:41 AM

UPDATE: It came down to a two horse (one dog) race this week, but in the end, Przemek Kita's shot came out victorious - much to the delight of Vital member grinch, this week's lucky voter. Both Kitman and grinch will each receive the Freestone helmet ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Ride Marin - Win a 2015 Marin Mt. Vision 9/18/2014 4:24 AM

Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes want to expand Marin County’s bike trail network and increase access to singletrack trails. Support our efforts, and win a 2015 Marin Mt. Vision! Marin Bikes, MCBC and A4B are giving away an XO1/Fox equipped Mt. Vision XM9 ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Canfield Balance - Now Shipping 9/17/2014 1:47 AM

We had our first glimpse of the new Canfield Balance at the end of 2013, and the bike finally starts shipping today. Based around a suspension platform similar to that of the Canfield One, the new bike is aimed squarely at the ever-growing 6" travel, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VP 9/16/2014 6:20 AM

UPDATE: It was a tight race this week, but in the end, Jacek Slonik's shot of Kriss Kacmarczyk's no-hander prevailed - much to the delight of Vital member mihsam, this week's lucky voter. Jacek and mihsam will each receive their choice of ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Race Report: The Ups and Downs of the Hillside AM Challenge 9/14/2014 11:25 AM

On the 23rd of August 2014 the inaugural Hillside AM Challenge took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. The race is 25 kilometers long and features about 615 meters (approx. 2000 feet) of total climbing across a roller coaster of a course that requires full concentration

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iceman2058 added a news blog Building Blog: 2014 Rampage 9/11/2014 1:53 AM

As you probably know already, the Red Bull Rampage is moving to a new zone this year. Starting from the same ridge as the 2008-2013 editions, the new zone is on the other side of the same mountain - to the riders' right. Also new for 2014, the riders will have a

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iceman2058 added a feature 2014 Power Rankings - Armchair Racing Recap 9/10/2014 7:52 AM

So there we have it, the World Championships in Hafjell wrapped up what has been a truly amazing season of world class DH racing. We've had first time winners and champions returning to form, we've had battles in bike parks and showdowns on ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Spank 9/9/2014 8:01 AM

UPDATE: We had as close as you can get to a unanimous decision in favor of Berto's Golden Hour this week. Berto takes homea pair of Spike flat pedals from Spank, as does Vital member Chet, this week's lucky voter. The Spike Flat Pedal achieves ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Gee Atherton and Manon Carpenter Win 2014 World Championships 9/7/2014 6:47 AM

Sunday September 7 and Hafjell was on good behavior as the fastest riders in the world got ready for the biggest single race of the 2014 downhill season - the World Championships. One run and done, with no points to play for and no more big ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Greg Minnaar and Rachel Atherton Fastest in Worlds Timed Training 9/6/2014 1:50 AM

Greg chasing rainbows - photo by Duncan Philpott.
Both meaningful and meaningless at the same time, Official Timed Practice at World Championships replaces seeding, but does not determine the starting order for finals. Starting order for finals is determined according to a rider's UCI points, ... more »

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