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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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New thread the ultimate enduro weapon to get squids out of your way? 9/16/2014 1:29 PM

how many times have you been stuck behind or heard about someone being stuck behind a slower racer, only to have them ruin your run? w/ some creative loading, those pesky riders who won't get out of your way could be a thing of the past.

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New thread Overpriced MTB products? 7/2/2014 9:44 AM

Are there bike-related products that you feel are just way over-priced?

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New thread Bike storage: how do you do it? 7/1/2014 7:31 AM

I have the bike I access most hanging from a hook in a joist and the rest are leaned against a wall. how do you store your bikes in your home or garage?

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New thread List off the mountain bikes you've had 6/28/2014 8:29 PM

it'll be fun to see the journey everyone has taken through the years (or the journey you may just be starting!) what's funny is that before getting into MTB media, i blew my paycheck and swapped out parts, frames or bikes every chance i coud (MTBR ruled

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New thread What makes a good trail? 6/17/2014 8:46 AM

What elements on a trail stoke you out? Ideally, every trail would have those dream pieces of singletrack, loam, tech, gnar and flow, but if you have some favorite trails, what makes you love them the most? I get really stoked on flowy, buff singletrack ... more »

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New thread All Things Fort William World Cup 6/4/2014 12:55 PM

This is the place to bench race about the Fort William World Cup! We've just popped up the Vital Power Rankings and will be adding to this forum post when we hear news. Get warmed up with the 2013 Fort William race slideshow here Who's going to win? Are you stoked? Bring on the World Cup!

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New thread What do you think about electronic MTB components? 5/31/2014 7:17 PM

We've seen electronic assist in suspension for a little while now (remember the Noleen Smart Shock) and one of our latest test experiences with the new technology was positive. Now Shimano has let the cat out of the bag about their XTR Di2 electronic shifting components. I had the chance to ride the prototypes pictured below at

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New thread Police Use High-Tech Lures to Reel in Bike Thieves 5/28/2014 7:01 AM

There's a cool article on the New York Times site about the police in SF using GPS and bait bikes to wrangle up bike thieves. here's a rad quote- "Recently, for example, a thief took a $1,500 bicycle from outside a train stop and pedaled off into the ... more »

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New thread What's your bike maintenance schedule like? 5/28/2014 6:49 AM

i always feel guilty about the lack of bike maintenance i perform on my bike. thankfully i'm not riding in harsh elements very often, so keeping the drivetrain lubed, checking bolts and keeping pressures dialed is what i do on a regular basis. i'm curious ... more »

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New thread So this exists... 5/27/2014 9:18 AM

This piece of "ingenuity" hit the inbox this weekend thanks to bturman. We couldn't find much info on it, but it's worth examining.

I know without experimentation and concepts, the status quo can't be pushed or challenged, but some ... more »

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New thread Who would win? Sam Hill vs Nico Vouilloz in their prime 5/22/2014 7:08 PM

Bench racing is fun, so let's throw some meaningless theories around. Imagine Nicolas Vouilloz and Sam HIll are both in their prime at the same time, racing against each other. When I think about Sam's World Champs run at Val di Sole (yeah, i know he ... more »

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