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New thread Pro DH Bikes from New Zealand - Brook, Blenki and Chapman 2/4/2016 8:56 AM

At a local NZ race (photo report coming soon) this past weekend, Brook MacDonald was on a GT Fury (we're assuming it's probably not his 2016 World Cup bike), Blenki was ripping the Norco Aurum w/ the pulley and Rupert Chapman on a prototype Bergamont

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New thread anyone know what happened to "superfan" from the mid-2000's NORBA days? 1/21/2016 3:23 PM

looking through some old pics, i found this of "superfan" from the idaho national in 2005.

anyone know what he's doing these days? he was a staple of the national races back then.

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New thread Interesting Terraplane DH Bike at Bootleg 1/16/2016 4:45 PM

Wentz snapped some shots of the Terraplane DH bike which has a unique single pivot layout and design. Here's what Steve wrote - There is a nylon block/spacer inside the shock's pushrod system that eliminates side to side flex. The pushrod links ... more »

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New thread Foes FFR Dual-Damper Seen at Bootleg 1/16/2016 1:14 PM

Steve Wentz, one of Vital's testers and good friends, is racing the Bootleg event this weekend and saw this dual-damper (or 2-stage) Foes FFR out in the wild with a FOX DHX2. Pretty cool to see. We saw it at Sea Otter in 2014, but for some serious plowing at Bootleg, ... more »

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New thread What's Your Opinion on Downhill in the Olympics? 1/15/2016 1:46 PM

When we did the Forum Hot Seat w/ Stik a few weeks ago, this topic came up. I used to think DH in the olympics would be the end-all, be-all of DH having "made it." now i'm not so sure. i think i can see the pros and cons, but my gut says no. stik didn't ... more »

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New thread Wanna Buy a Bike Brand? 1/13/2016 11:29 AM

this landed in the inbox this morning. not it, but maybe it's for someone else or at least some fun discussion. -------------------------------------

WANNA BUY A BIKE BRAND? ONOOKA INDUSTRIES IS FOR SALE! The Onooka Industries brand is producer ... more »

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New thread What Would You Do for MTB if You Won the $1,300,000,000 Powerball Jackpot? 1/8/2016 7:30 AM

For those in the U.S. the $700,000,000 powerball jackpot is all over the news and people are scrambling to buy a ticket with big hopes. If I dropped into money like that I always figured I'd start a downhill race series reminiscent of IROC ... more »

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New thread Body Armor Air Bags? 12/21/2015 7:57 AM

World Cup skier Mathias Mayer had a significant crash this weekend but was wearing a new ski-specific Dainese suit with air bag technology. He suffered a broken vertebra but reports are that injuries would have been much worse w/o the air bags. dainese

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New thread Forum Hot Seat - Craig Stikman Glaspell, International Marketing, Bicycle at Troy Lee Designs 12/17/2015 11:02 AM

Long-time World Cup mechanic and man behind the legendary (RIP), Craig "Stikman" Glaspell has been in the MTB game since the glory days. We're stoked to put him in our Forum Hot Seat. -gordo Name: Craig “Stikman” Glaspell ... more »

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New thread Forum Hot Seat - Todd Seplavy, Director of Product at GT Bicycles 12/11/2015 11:30 AM

Today we're stoked to have long-time friend and MTB OG, Todd Seplavy in the forum hot seat. Todd is Director of Product at GT Bicycles, but has been involved with some of the biggest and best brands and gravity race teams of the last 15 years. ... more »

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New thread iXS DH Cup South America 12/3/2015 10:57 AM

interesting and good news for more downhill racing! check the press release --------------------------------------------------------- iXS Downhill Cup South America For the first time in history the iXS Downhill Cup will leave European territory and ... more »

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New thread Share Your Tubeless Tips 11/30/2015 11:57 AM

If you run tubeless, share the tips and tricks you've learned over the years and even your preferred setup. I'll kick it off w/ Joe Barnes' compressor hack from last year which I personally tried yet : )

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New thread slack, long-travel, pedal-able 29ers? 11/22/2015 8:22 AM

hard to believe it's been 6 years since steber experimented with a 29er DH bike.

we're hearing rumors of some brands working on slack (like DH slack) long-travel (170, 180mm) 29ers that are made to pedal. is this the future? developing ... more »

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New thread Forum Hot Seat - Dave Camp, RockShox Design Engineer 11/19/2015 10:42 AM

We're kicking off the Vital MTB Forum Hot Seat with our long-time friend, ripper and mad scientist, Dave Camp. We've seen Dave come up from collegiate shredder to DIY garage-builder to industry engineer. Dave is fast on a bike and creative ... more »

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New thread Introduce Yourself 11/17/2015 9:34 AM

The race season is over, the team rumors are flying and things in MTB are relatively slow before the new year. No better time than to introduce yourself in the Vital MTB forum. Go as deep or as shallow as you'd like w/ your introduction. i'm gonna go

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New thread IMBA's eMTB / Electric Mountain Bike Survey 11/7/2015 10:00 AM

Brandon noted this survey in the sea otter ebike race post, but i figured it was worth pulling out separately for the sake of discussion and knowledge. IMBA has a survey on their site about E mountain bikes and how you feel about them. e-bikes on the ... more »

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New thread Sea Otter is having an e-MTB race 11/6/2015 8:54 AM from their site: "The 2016 Sea Otter eMTB race route will offer a few road descents, single track trails, challenging distance, and a bit of climbing are all part of the eMTB race experience. ... more »

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New thread Are You Getting a New Bike for 2016? 10/30/2015 12:29 PM

If so, what you are you runnin'?

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New thread Lightest Carbon Kid's Full Suspension Bike? 10/7/2015 12:11 PM

This hit the email inbox this morning and thought it was interesting... ------------------- We have just released what we believe is the lightest and highest spec 20” kids racing dual suspension mountain bike ever. Built and tuned for kids who want to

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New thread All Things World Champs 9/3/2015 1:27 PM

There's nothing like a World Champs, especially when it's on a track like Andorra! I'll fill this first post up with links of content as we go. Chime in with internet racing and news if you hear it! DH Bikes WINNING BIKE - Loic Bruni's Lapierre DHWINNING BIKE - Rachel Atherton's GT FuryAaron Gwin's Specialized DemoLoic and Loris Lapierre BikesRatboy's Santa Cruz V10cc

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