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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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iceman2058 added a news blog Loris Vergier Seeds Fastest Junior in Hafjell 9/5/2014 4:07 AM

Loris Vergier looking on it in practice - photo by Sven Martin.
Loris Vergier took the first step today towards living up to his favorite status by seeding in first place by quite a margin. Taylor Vernon and Amaury Pierron are in hot pursuit. Belgium's "part-time downhiller" Martin Maes and the USA's Luca ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best of Vital - August 2014 9/4/2014 2:59 AM

Sometimes it's' easy to come up with the words to describe something, sometimes it's not. Looking back over the last 30 days in mountain biking, the dictionary seems woefully under equipped to deal with with the monster of a month that was ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VEE Tire Co. 9/1/2014 11:32 PM

UPDATE: Hardtail hucking was the flavor of the week as Artur Wszolek/Banan take home the vote, much to the delight of Vital member tikk, this week's lucky voter. Both tikk and Banan will each receive a pair of Crown Series tires of their choice ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll Tour at Eurobike 9/1/2014 1:32 PM

Every time a new Danny MacAskill edit drops, we're like children at Christmas. Imagine how stoked we were to find out that he would actually be taking his new Drop and Roll tour to Eurobike, and that as luck would have it, we would get to see him ride in person.

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iceman2058 added a press release BOS Releases New Idylle RaRe DH Fork with FCV Technology 8/31/2014 5:29 AM

Another suspension maker to bring certain automotive suspension technology, BOS continues the search for the holy grail combo of small bump compliance and control. Shown at Eurobike last week, we now know a little bit more about what BOS were doing with all that telemetry equipment at the

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fi'zi:k 8/25/2014 11:12 AM

UPDATE: Winner of this week's airborne acrobatics shootout, Vital member Kameldh takes home the goods with his whip in the woods. Lucky voter specter will be stoked too! Both winners will receive a pair of M3 UOMO clipless shoes from Fi'zi:k ... 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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