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iceman2058 added a press release Commencal / Riding Addiction Becomes Commencal/Vallnord 1/22/2015 11:12 AM

Fresh news from Andorra - The Commencal / Riding Addiction World Cup team joins forces with Vallnord Resort. Keep an eye on these rippers, and don't forget that World Champs will be held in their backyard this year... Press Release:

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Canfield Brothers 1/20/2015 2:07 AM

UPDATE: Nikos Rigas' shot took home a solid win at the polls this week, much to the delight of Vital member bizutch, this week's lucky voter. Nikos Rigas will take home the brand new AM/DH cranks while bizutch scores a pair of Crampon pedals- both from from ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Kali Maya Helmet 1/20/2015 12:19 AM

Kali first showed us their new Maya helmet in the middle of 2014, and they have now taken it to production. The Maya is a "deep coverage" trail or enduro helmet which much like other helmets from the brand features a multi-density foam shell ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release GT Factory Racing Announce Three New Partnerships for 2015 1/16/2015 9:42 AM

Press Release As the GT Factory Racing team throw themselves into their first intensive training camp in Del Mar, California, Atherton Racing are pleased to announce the continuation of their successful relation with GT Bicycles and to welcome ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog Sneak Peek: 100% Aircraft Helmet 1/16/2015 5:52 AM

Those who popped their head in the 100% booth at Interbike got a glimpse of it, but now it's been spotted in the wild! 100%'s new Aircraft helmet is roaming free and has found its way onto the heads of Loic Bruni, Loris Vergier, and Filip Polc. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Hope Technology Crank 1/16/2015 3:16 AM

It's been a long time in the making, but now it's finally here: Hope has released their much-anticipated crank. In typical Hope fashion, the product was conceived to solve a specific set of problems and to address what Hope felt is a shortcoming ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release 2015, Time Check for Superenduro 1/16/2015 1:20 AM

Usually the last press releases of the season or that of the new year are put out to announce the Italian Superenduro schedule of the opening season, but not this time. For the very first time in the last eight years, during 2015 no races of the National ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Niner RIP 9 Carbon, Jet 9 Carbon, and EMD 9 1/15/2015 7:11 AM

Niner Bikes have evidently been keeping busy this winter, and they are starting the year off right by launching 3 new bikes; one all-new frame and 2 new variations of existing bikes: RIP 9 Carbon : Brand new to the Niner line up, the RIP 9 Carbon ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Kelly McGarry Joins YT Industries 1/14/2015 11:27 AM

YT does not just make the team broader, this time they also make it taller! The gravity mountain bike specialist from Forchheim, Germany is signing up their first Kiwi, Kelly McGarry, to the team. At the tender age of 32 years Kelly ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Alpinestars and Enduro Star Jerome Clementz Join Forces 1/13/2015 1:14 PM

Alpinestars welcomes Enduro World Series star Jerome Clementz to its already strong Enduro MTB program. Jerome will be working closely with Alpinestars as he aims to recapture the EWS, which this year takes place at eight venues across the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Matrix Concepts F-Series Cycling Stands 1/10/2015 12:02 AM

As the brand leader in motorcycle off road stands, we are pleased to announce our entry into the bicycle stand market. Matrix Concepts is fully stocked with four new innovative models. All stands can be used for road bikes, mountain bikes, ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Emilie Siegenthaler Joins Bernard Kerr and Eliot Jackson on Pivot 1/9/2015 11:23 AM

2014 was a solid year for the Pivot DH Race Team. Eliot Jackson made his comeback to racing, bringing with it his career best of 25th at the Cairns World Cup as well as pleasing crowds worldwide with his ever-rad style, and Bernard Kerr had ... more »

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iceman2058 added a press release Sony Introduces New 4K and Full HD Action Cams at CES 2015 1/6/2015 5:20 AM

Ever since launching their first Action Cam 2 years ago, Sony has kept a steady rhythm of new models coming, each more advanced than the previous. In some aspects, Sony has been ahead of its main rival GoPro (image stabilisation), in others it has been

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital 2014 | Five Wicked Web Videos 1/3/2015 7:18 AM

There were a good few web videos produced this year that really turned heads. Not just great riding (there was a lot of that) or great cinematography (there was some of that too), but edits that delivered an experience that made you want to ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital 2014 | 5 Stories, 5 Slide Shows 1/1/2015 7:20 AM

One of the things that sets the mountain bike apart from other sports equipment is that it is also a vehicle. Not just a toy, a bike has the capacity to transport both your body and your soul, and to take you to destinations you might never ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital 2014 | Five Fresh Vital Videos 12/30/2014 6:08 AM

If there is one thing the bike industry is not lacking, it's web edits of people riding bicycles. The sheer amount of video being produced on a constant basis is enough to turn even the most hard-core fan into a jaded cynic some days. Well ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital 2014 | Ten Products That Are Hard To Beat 12/29/2014 9:43 AM

2014 was a bad year to be a credit card. While we only award one Bike of the Year and one Product of the Year Shreddy, there were plenty of other offerings lining the shop shelves and the front pages of your favorite web stores, waiting in ambush for the ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best Of Vital 2014 | Five Banger Bike Checks 12/28/2014 12:54 PM

Nobody can deny that 2014 was an exciting year for mountain biking, and that shines through in our Bike Check section as well. Our readers have submitted a whopping 5000 bikes to date, 360-odd of which have had the honor of being selected for ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: Bouwmeester Composites Carbon Wheels 12/27/2014 9:27 AM

Carbon wheels have gone from fringe product to mainstream acceptance in just a few short years, but that does not mean that there is not room for improvements and further innovation - far from it. Bouwmeester Composites is a young Australian firm that specializes ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Commencal Launches New Enduro Team 12/22/2014 12:01 PM

Following in the footsteps of the very successful Commencal / Riding Addiction DH race team, Commencal is now officially into Enduro as well! Famous French racing couple Cécile and Cédric Ravanel have been given control over the new Commencal Enduro

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