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iceman2058 added a news blog Full Pull of Every Special Stage at EWS #1 4/19/2014 1:59 AM

Ludo May in practice - photo by Sven Martin
If you've been lusting over the trails after checking out the amazing slide shows from the Enduro World Series in Nevados de Chillan, Chile, here's your chance to ride them all vicariously, thanks to our amigos at Montenbaik. This includes the insta-legend ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by iXS 4/15/2014 8:14 AM

UPDATE: Kevin Triboulat's shot of Nico Bouffioux getting upside down in the last light of the day was a runaway winner this week, much to the joy of Vital member Enforcer, our lucky voter. Both winners will receive a rad Trail RS helmet from ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Brian Lopes and Anneke Beerten Win the Sea Otter Classic DH 4/14/2014 12:32 AM

Brian Lopes added to his Sea Otter legacy with a convincing win in the DH on Sunday. Under sunny skies Brian put nearly 2-seconds into 2nd place Logan Binggeli, while in the women's Anneke Beerten was no less impressive in beating Sarah Leishman ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Thomas Genon Wins the 2014 Rocket Air 4/13/2014 12:38 PM

2014 Rocket Air Podium - photo by andremaurer.ch
After a great weekend of unreal tricks and huge air jumps the Swatch Rocket Air for 2014 has wrapped up. On Saturday international world-class riders fought for points towards the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour (FMand over 10,000 ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Aaron Gwin and Manon Carpenter Qualify Fastest in South Africa 4/11/2014 5:55 AM

Aaron Gwin looking determined in practice onboard his 650B Specialized Enduro Proto - photo by Duncan Philpott
For the first time in the 2014 World Cup, the start gate beeps meant something today. They meant it was time to throw down a qualification run, with UCI World Cup points on the line. And it meant we would get our first answers as to who's really ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 Shimano XTR 9000 - New Drivetrain, Wheels & Brakes 4/11/2014 4:09 AM

Ever since SRAM launched XX1 in the middle of 2012, we have all been waiting for Shimano's response. Our many questions are answered today as the Japanese giant unveils its all-new 2015 XTR 9000 line up, including drivetrain, brakes, and wheels. Earlier

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iceman2058 added a press release Easton Cycling Launches Haven 35 Handlebar and Stem 4/10/2014 4:17 AM

Press Release: Scotts Valley, Calif., April 10, 2014- Easton Cycling, the industry leader in materials development and engineering,has released the Haven 35 range of handlebars and stems, setting a new standard for trail riding. The 750mm wide ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: RockShox Introduces the Inverted RS-1 4/8/2014 9:16 AM

A few weeks ago, we gave you a sneak peek at RockShox's new inverted fork, an offering aimed at the XC and "trail" category of riders. Today, the company has officially announced the RS-1 and some of the key technology necessary to use it: RS-1 ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog First Look: 2015 FOX Suspension Lineup and First Impressions 4/8/2014 6:57 AM

It's no big secret that Fox struggled a bit with their 2013 CTD series, and it's also no secret that since then, the company has been working hard to remedy the issues. 2014 was a step in the right direction, but it was not the quantum leap ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Art's Cyclery 4/7/2014 7:28 AM

UPDATE: Antonio Abreu's last shot of the day turned out to be a worthwhile investment, he takes home the win in this week's comp. This will please Vital member Pyle to no end, he is this week's lucky voter! Art's Cyclery will hook up both ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital's Bravest - Monthly Contest Presented by Five Ten - March Winner 4/6/2014 1:16 PM

February 2014 When you're 14, all you want to do is hang out on Facebook and watch TV, right? Wrong! A mound of dirt, a ramp, or the neighborhood skatepark may seem like child's play to some, but any biker will tell you: these are the tools ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog This Is Peaty Returns for Season 3! 4/6/2014 4:17 AM

As many of you might know by now.... After seeing the amazing feature film shot by Clay and Lawlor, after witnessing his speed at the last two rounds of the World Cup last season and after seeing the amount of fun Steve Peat has on and off ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Best of Vital - March 2014 4/4/2014 2:08 PM

March is a time of looking ahead. The world goes quiet in anticipation of the celebration of life that is spring, and it is almost as if you can sense nature holding its breath just a little bit. And in the world of mountain biking, we're all ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source 3/31/2014 4:16 AM

UPDATE: 1 single vote! When we checked the results of this week's photo comp we thought maybe we'd held it in Florida by accident, but no recounts here - Dale Hernandez takes the win by the smallest of margins, much to the delight of Vital ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature SR SUNTOUR Road Trippin to Rays Indoor Bike Park 3/28/2014 7:31 AM

The plan was simple; educate retailers, ride bikes, have fun, stay warm and share the world of SR SUNTOUR with all! In February of 2014 the North America SR SUNTOUR crew went on a road trip to visit Rays Indoor Bike Park in Milwaukee WI and Cleveland OH. ... more »

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iceman2058 added a news blog Sneak Peek: Team Atherton Debut GT Fury 27.5" DH Bike, Launch 2014 Season 3/26/2014 1:15 PM

Team GT/Atherton Racing officially launched their 2014 campaign today, with a presentation of the team, bikes, and gear that they hope will carry them to victory this season. The team remains the same as in 2013, but there is a lot to report ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog When a Fat Bike is Not Fat Enough 3/26/2014 6:53 AM

What do you do when a fat bike is not fat enough? Easy, call Rungu!

For all those times when your normal fat bike just won't get you there, the Rungu Juggernaut takes it to that next level. For "better cornering" you can also get the Kilimanjaro ... more »

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iceman2058 added a feature Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Joystick 3/25/2014 9:25 AM

UPDATE: It was a 2-way race for the win, and after a couple of intense days of voting, Claudio Olguin came out on top - much to the delight of Vital member Fenzo, this week's lucky voter. Claudio will receive the 8-Bit LT Alloy Bar, while Fenzo ... more »

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iceman2058 added a product blog SRAM Introduces All-New GUIDE Brakes 3/25/2014 7:59 AM

There is little doubt that Avid brakes have come a long way over the past few years, addressing most early reliability concerns. But SRAM obviously feels that they can do better, and have decided to "enter the brake market" with a whole new line of brakes

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iceman2058 added a press release Dan Atherton Will Miss EWS Round 1 Due To Injury 3/24/2014 10:32 AM

Sad news reaches us from Team Atherton today - we were really looking forward to seeing Dan take on the EWS at 100% fitness, but hopefully the set-back is relatively minor and he'll be ready for round 2. Get well soon Dan!

Press Release: GT ... more »

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