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New thread Loris Vergier has a 27.5 and 29er Santa Cruz V10 at Val di Sole 8/23/2017 12:51 PM

For the first time in 2017 Loris Vergier of the Santa Cruz Syndicate has both a 29er V10 and a 27.5-inch-wheeled V10 at a World Cup DH race. We've seen that the course is a little twistier than seasons past with some new turns and berms, but it's interesting

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Reply to 2018 New Bikes 8/23/2017 12:02 PM

here's the stickied thread - http://www.vitalmtb.com/forums/The-Hub,2/YT-USA-Support-amp-Info,8562

New thread Cecile Ravanel to Race Val di Sole World Cup DH 8/22/2017 12:29 PM

If you're going to try to race a World Cup DH for the very first time, why not go for the gnarliest one of the year?! Cecile Ravanel has been fully dominating the Enduro World Series and is making the jump to World Cup downhill to see how it goes. The

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Reply to Prototype Polygon DH Bike at Whistler? 8/16/2017 11:16 AM

another shot of linkage on tracey's garbanzo-winning bike

Reply to RIP David Klaassen Van Oorschot 8/13/2017 10:57 PM

david k blitzing the DH back in 2003 - big bear, idaho and sea otter. hard to believe it's been 15 years

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Reply to RIP David Klaassen Van Oorschot 8/13/2017 10:52 PM

i'm so sorry for your loss, jacob. david was always charging on the bike and was a hoot to be around at the races! i hope you and your family are hanging in there.

New thread RIP David Klaassen Van Oorschot 8/13/2017 8:11 PM

Heavy news today that David KVO passed away. Apparently he went into a restaurant, ordered food and passed out while sitting there. David was an American DH pinner and character on the NORBA circuit in the early to mid-2000's. We'll miss you David, rest

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New thread New Kona Process Spy Shots 8/11/2017 9:45 AM

Fresh from the lift line in Whistler! Looks like it's being raced at the EWS. The two bikes are being ridden by Squamish-based U21 ripper Rhys Verner, who came 3rd at Whistler last year in U21 and 4th in U21 in Finale. The other is being ridden by a

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New thread Prototype Polygon DH Bike at Whistler? 8/10/2017 11:02 AM

Polygon's new design in DH bike mode? Mick's Worlds bike? Discuss. Not too subtle, eh?

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Reply to No ProGRT next year? USAC putting more nails in gravity coffin? 8/3/2017 8:48 AM

yeah, the USAC site is tough when it comes to MTB (especially gravity) info. they did some work via social media during the Pro GRT races, but not much. curious about the existence of the series next year though. hope it's not true.

Reply to 2017 World Championship Teams 8/2/2017 11:22 AM

yeah, that's a rough one! elite men's results from last year's WC just for some perspective too #longlivechainsaw : (

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New thread 2019 UCI World Championships of Mountain Biking Will Be Held at Mont-Sainte-Anne 8/2/2017 8:51 AM

according to sven via text and confirmed by this tweet. https://twitter.com/velirium/status/892754083395899394

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Reply to The U.S. Downhill Racing Thread 7/27/2017 10:41 AM

Vital is there. Zach Faulkner will drop stuff tonight and we'll have a RAW tomorrow too.

Reply to ALL THINGS LENZERHEIDE WORLD CUP 7/6/2017 8:44 AM

PIT BITS - http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/PIT-BITS-Lenzerheide-World-Cup-DH,11150/Hope-6-Pot-DH-Brakes,116223/sspomer,2 Timed Training Results http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/RESULTS-Timed-Training-from-the-Lenzerheide-World-Cup-DH,1064

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/30/2017 1:10 PM

hyperpower! way to hustle the results early!!! thanks for that. jeff and mph24, i'm curious about the offset stuff, too. until raceday, enjoy some armchair line analysis http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/LINE-CHOICE-COMPARISON-Andorra-World-Cup-DH,33996/sspomer,2 ... more »

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/29/2017 11:26 AM

most perfect DH day ever? dirt, track, riders? sheesh

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/29/2017 8:33 AM

timed training results (danny, pompon and finn fastest) http://www.vitalmtb.com/news/news/RESULTS-Timed-Training-from-the-Vallnord-Andorra-World-Cup-DH,1061 plus some slowmo from this morning

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/28/2017 7:50 PM

track walk slideshow goods http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/STRAIGHT-DOWN-Andorra-World-Cup-Pre-Race-Show,11132/Slideshow,0/sspomer,2

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/28/2017 1:06 PM

is laurie greenland being serious? says he tested 26 vs 27.5 last week in austria and was faster deuce six. http://www.vitalmtb.com/features/Maybe-26-Aint-Dead-Is-Laurie-Greenland-Being-Serious,1853 he sounds legit to me, but can't tell. if only he'd ... more »

Reply to ALL THINGS ANDORRA WORLD CUP 6/28/2017 11:09 AM

track walk vid with comedy commentary from iceman