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New thread USA Cycling Release ProGRT Updates / Info 4/21/2015 5:07 PM

USA Cycling released the following news and updates regarding the 2015 ProGRT. 2015 USA Cycling Pro GRT—What’s New This Year The Pro GRT has some big changes in store for this year. Here is a quick list of what riders should be on the lookout for at our ... more »

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New thread FEST Series Santa Cruz Gnarliness 4/21/2015 7:33 AM

The first FEST Series stop is in Santa Cruz this week and big jump blasters aren't holding back. We'll kick off the thread with Andreu Lacondeguy's crazy delayed-look flat 360, complete w/ moto following for BRAAP sounds. Fest series and @andreulacondeguy. Already so nuts A video posted by Greg ... more »

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New thread Official Lourdes World Cup Thread 4/7/2015 2:18 PM

time for armchair quarterbacking on the first World Cup of the season! who's gonna take it? you've seen the track preview, duncan arrived and has already walked saying it's a true DH track that's gnarly, so he's pumped. we'll launch Vital OTB tomorrow ... more »

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New thread Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack 3/6/2015 1:39 PM

Sven sent over this video of Joe Barnes' rad Coke bottle compressor hack. He's used it up to 100psi. #watchyoureyes Joe Barnes' DIY Coke Bottle Tubeless Compressor Hack- More Mountain BikeVideos

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New thread what color is this bike? 2/27/2015 3:56 PM

just curious.

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New thread Crankworx World Tour an Alternative to UCI Racing?? 2/19/2015 4:12 PM

Crankworx just sent this press release about their new World Tour which is providing overall titles for a variety of disciplines like slopestyle, pumptrack, speed and style and DOWNHILL. 3 venues (rotorua, les 2 alpes and whistler) and legit courses, ... more »

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New thread Boulder, CO Bike Thief Gets 10 Years in Prison 1/20/2015 9:50 AM

#bikethievessuck The most interesting part of the story to me is that he refused to tell the cops where the bikes went. Is it a bigger, organized ring? Seems like he couldn't just craigslist or pawn them locally very easily. He should also get 1 year

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New thread Apple Gets Wearable Camera Patent that Could Hurt GoPro 1/13/2015 3:13 PM

Excerpt from the recode.net article. Interesting to say the least. ---------------- Apple has been granted a patent for a wearable camera that could possibly challenge action cameras made by GoPro. The patent, which cites specific weaknesses in GoPro’s cameras, ... more »

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New thread Do you use climbing-specific suspension features like lock-out? 1/12/2015 10:34 AM

Just curious how many of you run suspension with climbing-specific features that can be turned on or off during a ride via switch on the shock/fork or handlebar mount. If so what feature do you have and how often do you use it? Do any of you have the ... more »

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New thread Do you ride with a pack? 1/8/2015 9:22 AM

We picked on riding with a pack in our 2015 in/out list, but how do you hit the trail on a regular basis? With a pack or without? It's easy for us to say "just put everything on your bike" but how many of you are really there for most of your rides? I'm personally ... more »

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New thread Do you think a World Cup DH career debut like Gwin's is possible anymore? 12/30/2014 10:23 AM

Long title question, I know, but I often wonder about it and the future of DH. Gwin wasn't a life-long mountain biker and he basically showed up out of nowhere, making his presence known on the World Cup in his first season. Yeah he had BMX and moto

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New thread Altamont Capital and Pete Fox acquire Fox Head 12/9/2014 4:56 PM

Fox Head (clothes, helmets etc) changes ownership to Altamont Capital and Pete Fox (son of founder, Geoff Fox). Pete stepped down as CEO in February. At one point Vans (VFC) was looking into purchasing Fox, but backed out. Check more details here - http://shop-eat-surf.com/2014/12/altamont-capital-pete-fox-acquire-fox-head/ ... more »

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New thread Small Business Saturday - Share Your Favorite Local Bike Shop 11/29/2014 8:22 AM

It's Small Business Saturday, so what better time to share your favorite local bike shop. Provide the name and the city to spread the love. Vital has worked with Over the Edge Sports in St. George, Utah and Sedona Arizona with great success during our Test Sessions, ... more »

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New thread Post Office Jumps to Finally Close, February 2015 11/25/2014 9:43 AM

It was a matter of time, but development in the town of Aptos has finally caught up with the Post Office jumps. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz have posted a letter from the landowner stating that the Post Office jumps and Epicenter Cycling pumptrack will be closed February

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New thread Magnetic pedals instead of clips? 11/18/2014 8:43 AM

got an email for these today (well, it was intended for "Bruce" at Utah Mountain Biking, but it came to my inbox...don't forget to switch those names and sites in your emails blasts, kids). do you see a future for these? good idea, bad?

http://www.maglockbikepedal.com/ ... more »

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New thread 2015 World Cup #1 in Lourdes France 11/6/2014 1:05 PM

Looks like the website for the 1st World Cup of 2015 has been updated. The event is April 10-12, 2015. http://www.lourdesvtt.com/ This page shows some course construction photos - http://www.lourdesvtt.com/word-cup-2015-raphael-et-les-benevoles-preparent-la-piste/ ... more »

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New thread Cool article on Santa Cruz and how they get graphics and paint schemes dialed 11/6/2014 8:25 AM

For the drafting/CAD/graphics nerds out there, this is a pretty cool article about Santa Cruz getting their paint and graphics dialed via computer-generated renders. -------- The team at Santa Cruz Bicycles relies on PTC Creo to design CAD models and Bunkspeed Pro to render photo-realistic

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New thread Prototype, unique and random mountain bikes 10/27/2014 2:31 PM

Over the years, I've been lucky to see some really interesting mountain bikes. Some in brand headquarters that never left the prototype stage, some were unique pro rider bikes and some not-so-unique-but-still-drool-worthy steeds. I figured it was time

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New thread Red Bull Lawsuit Means You Could Get $10 Cash or $15 in Red Bull? 10/14/2014 1:54 PM

oops. from the huffington post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/08/red-bull-lawsuit-no-wings-money-instead_n_5953872.html?utm_hp_ref=tw This may come as a shock to you, but the slogan "Red Bull Gives You Wings" is a big, fat lie. Red Bull will not ... more »

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New thread Should the World Cup Downhill season have more races? 10/13/2014 10:41 AM

Does the World Cup DH season have too few races? I know as a fan, I've debated this topic often with friends and fans. It seems that most of us feel more races could only be a good thing, but would it really be? There's the moto comparison of the top-level

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