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New thread Have you seen many + / plus bikes on the trails? 5/2/2016 7:52 AM

I'm curious to find out if you Vital readers have noticed many bikes with plus size tires out on the trails when you ride. It may be a bit early in the season to get a good grasp of how many are out there, but here's a completely unscientific poll. If

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New thread Hey Bike Shop Employees, Show Off Your Bikes! 4/25/2016 9:46 AM

Bike shop employees make the world go 'round and since you're in the middle of it all, we want to see what bikes you've chosen to ride! Post up your bike and let us know what shop you work at!

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New thread Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/6/2016 6:45 AM

Lourdes is getting underway. We'll put instagram and social media goods here and we already have a boatload of pics coming in that will hit shortly. for now, drool over minnaar's bike! A photo posted by Greg Minnaar (@gregminnaar) on Apr 6, 2016 at 1:27am PDT

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New thread Will team changes impact results at the first world cup? 3/29/2016 3:42 PM

Lourdes is a little more than a week away! After this first EWS, i started wondering how much team changes will impact results for the world cup downhillers. there's no way to really know, but it's fun to speculate. the top 10 or 11 (i think) except

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New thread KrunkShox's Transition Smuggler 29er for EWS 3/24/2016 10:22 AM

Alex McGuinnis aka KrunkShox is stepping out and racing the EWS all season. After crushing it at the Oregon Enduro Series races the last few years, he's ready for international competition. Check out his Transition Smuggler 29er. He's running SRAM GUIDE levers mounted

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New thread Vitus' Carbon Enduro Bikes 3/22/2016 8:29 AM

This press release hit the inbox this morning and figured it was worth a post here. Chain Reaction's house brand, Vitus, with 3 models of their new carbon enduro bike ------------------------------ PRESS RELEASE Vitus Bikes launch all new Sommet CR and

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New thread "Eco-Village" for Homeless at Valmont City Park? 3/10/2016 12:44 PM

interesting article in the denver post about an architect's vision for a planned homeless village near valmont bike park. "A Boulder architect has a vision of a New Chautauqua Eco-Village where a self-governing group

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New thread Fabien Barel on a Prototype Canyon DH Bike? 3/9/2016 6:30 PM

This photo was sent to us from Crankworx Rotorua claiming it's Fabien Barel on Canyon's new downhill bike.

Fabien has alluded to a new DH bike on his Facebook page with this cover photo, and Canyon has a mini site dedicated to the bike's upcoming launch. ... more »

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New thread Chain Reaction's Team Downhill Bikes 3/9/2016 6:42 AM

Dialed as usual for Chain Reaction Cycles.

Frame: Custom 2016 team colour. 27.5″ Custom hydro-formed double-welded T6 6061 aluminum frame; three-stage Fallout Linkage suspension design with 200mm travel Rear shock: Rock Shox Vivid RC2 Fork: RockShox BoXXer ... more »

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New thread Interesting Craftworks ENR Bike 3/1/2016 1:02 PM

Craftworks sent us some info and pics on their new all-mountain bike called the ENR. Check out the tech and let us know what you think. Press release Introducing the Craftworks ENR: the world’s first available AM/Enduro bike with a substantial rearward

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New thread Yoann Barelli's Brake Lever Position 2/26/2016 11:44 AM

So this is how Yoann Barelli runs his brake levers. They're nearly parallel to the ground. His reasoning is that the position puts more of your palm on the grip (instead of just your thumb hooking with a more standard position) and the result is no arm

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New thread 2016 Giant Factory Off-Road Team Kits 2/26/2016 8:30 AM

We're 100% into these new kits for Giant Factory Off-Road that we saw yesterday.

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New thread How Far Do You Drive to Ride? 2/22/2016 7:22 AM

Do you have to drive a lot to get to your local trails? I have one really short trail I can ride to from home, but the good stuff is between 30mins and an hour away by car for me. How far do you drive (if at all) for your regular rides?

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New thread Bike vs Bike - Santa Cruz Bronsons of Iago Garay and Mark Scott 2/12/2016 12:25 PM

Iago Garay and Mark Scott are ripping Santa Cruz Bronsons at the Andes Pacifico. Their build is similar, but they have some subtle differences, too. photos by Sven Martin

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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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