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Added a new photo album 2015 Test Sessions: 2015 Transition Patrol 1 1/26/2015 3:35 PM
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sspomer added a feature story 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/23/2015 11:23 AM

26-inch wheel aficionados may be some luckiest riders right now because their wallet can stay fat while their bikes stay dialed. Thanks to the help of a friend of Vital, we've been turned on to some screaming deals on brand new parts to create a sub $3,000 trail bike that's worthy...more

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Added a comment about video 3 Friends Rallying the Hangover in #Shredona 1/25/2015 9:09 PM
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fixed. thanks

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Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/25/2015 9:34 AM

Sooo... you're upset that the Pivot March 6 -- a brand you are passionately loyal to -- got a 3.5 star review while the Trek Slash got a 4 star review? You do realize that's only a half a star difference, right? And it's not like either got a "OMG, perfect 10/10 will-buy-again" score...more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/25/2015 9:32 AM

Cheers for the critique, SDMTB'er.

I assure you that there are no biases toward the big boys vs the little guys. Vital has featured many very positive reviews of boutique brands, advertiser or not, including a handful of bikes made by Pivot.

There are a few distinctions that you should...more

Liked a comment on the item 2015 Test Sessions: Trek Slash 9.8 Carbon 27.5 1/25/2015 9:30 AM

"Every" review on Vital? Sure about that? The Slash truly does shine as an all around ripper in its class, and it climbs far better than the head angle would lead most to believe. That's why those specific statements are included in this particular review.

I encourage you to read it...more

Added a new video So, Matti Lehikoinen Had the Sickest Moto Whip this Week 1/25/2015 9:10 AM
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It's good to hear what Matt Lehikoinen has been up to and what he has planned for 2015. It's really good to see Matti Lehikoinen back on the bike. It's really, really, really good to see that hip moto whip at the end of this video on his trail bike. KAPOW! YEAH MATTI!

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Added a new video A Drone, A Fat Bike and Moab, Utah 1/25/2015 8:59 AM
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You ever wonder how those ravens in the Moab desert survive the summer heat, dressed in all black? Regardless, here's what it looks like to watch David Glover monster truck through southern Utah elements as if you were one of those ravens.

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Added a new video 3 Friends Rallying the Hangover in #Shredona 1/25/2015 8:49 AM
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Even the dubstep can't keep us from posting this fun, fast video of Lars (Mongo) Romig, Sadhu Low, and Tyson Swasey hucking, weaving, crashing and blitzing down the Hangover Trail in Sedona. #waysketchierthanitlooks

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Added a new video Mitch Ropelato Gets Fat - Specialized Fatboy Riding Near Tahoe 1/23/2015 2:28 PM
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Does-it-all-o keeps the fat bike craze alive with his latest edit filmed near Tahoe aboard a Specialized Fatboy . Mitch and Aaron Gwin Fatboy Helmet Cam All I want for Xmas is a Fat Bike with Mitch Ropelato Music: “The Fire, Devil, and Desire,” by Detroit Rebellion Production: John Lawlor Victor Lucas Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe

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Added reply in a thread Top secret Santa Cruz suspension design 1/23/2015 10:51 AM

haha!!!

Added reply in a thread Top secret Santa Cruz suspension design 1/23/2015 8:02 AM

ratboy could still win on it.

Added a news story Griz Institute is Back in 2015 1/23/2015 7:59 AM

Press Release - San Diego, CA - The Griz Institute of MTB is back at the SouthridgeUSA Winter Series after a successful inaugural year in 2014. Notable changes for 2015 are the addition of mechanical support from Foust Tuning Works (CJ Foust) where students will have access to a top notch mechanic...more

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Added a new video Juli Furtado's 1990 Yeti FRO - TPC Museum Series 1/22/2015 3:13 PM
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Talk about some history! The Pro's Closet chats with World Champion mountain bike racer Juliana Furtado about her 1990 Yeti FRO with Campagnolo components! This bike is on display, along with other notable vintage bicycles, at The Pro's Closet's Vintage Bicycle Museum in Boulder, CO. Musical Track by Force of Nature.

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Liked a comment on the item How To Print Your Own Mountain Bike 1/22/2015 3:09 PM

So all the high tech FEA analysis, aerospace autoclaves and the rest of it is all bullshit? Just print a mold and lay it up with prepreg . Fiber orientation be damned?
I'm gonna build me one right now. Yeti has been ripping me off.

sspomer added a feature story Remeber That One Time? Vital Gram Central 1/22/2015 2:54 PM

The holidays are over. People are back at work, back into their routines. Life continues as if nothing ever happened and New Year's resolutions were never made. Click, tag, comment, like, follow all in the name of remembering that one time thanks to Sven Martin and Joe Bowman.


 

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Added a new video ONE LAP - Vital MTB Test Sessions on Hazard Peak and Manzanita in SLO 1/21/2015 10:42 AM
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High fiving, hauling some freight and nearly dying (twice) in the process. Lear Miller follows Dylan Stucki down some of the fastest singletrack near San Luis Obispo during Vital MTB Test Sessions.

What is Vital MTB Test Sessions?

Read the review of the 2015 Intense Spider 27.5 that Dylan was riding


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Added a new video Kangaroo 1, Cyclist 0 - Cycling Commuter Hit by Kangaroo in Australia 1/21/2015 10:22 AM
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Worrying about cars during a bike commute is bad enough. Kangaroos taking a charge is a whole different ball game (or cricket match?). #ouch. Here's what the cyclist had to say They don't call Canberra the Bush Capital for nothing...this accident occurred on Adelaide Avenue just off Capital Circle...I escaped relatively unscathed with no broken bones but a severely grazed and bruised elbow, grazed hip and 8 stitches in my knee...while the 'roo did hop away, it jumped over the railing on Adelaide Ave down to State Circle where it was subsequently hit by a car and killed...four cars with five people stopped within seconds to offer much appreciated assistance...they introduced themselves to me at the time but I can't remember their names to thank them personally...

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Added a news story Bell Announces Third Annual ‘Bell Built’ Program 1/20/2015 11:36 AM

Annual Campaign to Reach $300,000 in Total Grant Funding for Local Mountain Bike Projects Across Country

Press Release - Scotts Valley, CA. (January 12, 2015) – Bell Helmets, a company that since 1954 has delivered purpose-built helmets marked by industry-leading design and...more

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Added a news story Niner is Proud to Welcome Rebecca Rusch to the Family 1/20/2015 9:02 AM

Press Release - Niner Bikes is excited to announce the addition of Rebecca Rusch to our family. Rebecca needs no introduction to most of the cycling universe with national and world titles in whitewater rafting, adventure racing, orienteering, and cross-country skiing. Where...more

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