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sspomer added a feature Tracey Hannah Announces the #spankwhipoff Contest Winners, Crankworx L2A Edition 7/22/2015 9:49 AM

Spank rider, Tracey Hannah, announces the winners of the 2015 Spank Shut Up and Whip Contest during the Crankworx L2A participation period. 1st Place - hakiemkamil Winner of a Spank Spike 800 Vibrocore Team handlebar and choice of Spike 25/30 Direct Mount or Spike Race stem.

2nd Place - jbliautard ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog RESULTS: Aaron Gwin, Jill Kintner Earn 2015 U.S. National Championship DH Titles 7/18/2015 4:38 PM

​Downhill racing at the 2015 U.S. National Championships of Mountain Biking at Mammoth, California took place today down the Bullet course. Aaron Gwin and Jill Kintner took victories in Elite Men's and Women's classes and Charlie Harrison is National

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sspomer added a news blog RIP, Andrew Wright, President / Co-founder of BTI 7/17/2015 8:23 AM

Bicycle Retailer is reporting that President and Co-founder of BTI (Bicycle Technologies International), Andrew Wright, passed away Wednesday after a motorcycle accident. Wright was commuting home from work on his motorcycle and collided with another vehicle. Our friend in Colorado, David ... more »

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sspomer added a feature All Things Lenzerheide World Cup 7/6/2015 7:58 AM

​A race for the record books. It was an incredible weekend of racing at the UCI World Cup Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Vital MTB was there to capture the stories. If you missed anything, fear not, we've got you covered with the links ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog RESULTS: Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill Final 7/4/2015 5:47 AM

The World Cup Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, concluded in nail-biting fashion. The skies were sunny, the temperatures were up and the course was very dusty and full of loose debris. The steep, rough track which had design input from ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog RESULTS: Loic Bruni and Emmeline Ragot Qualify Fastest in Lenzerheide 7/3/2015 6:45 AM

photo Sven Martin
The race order for Saturday is settled with the running of qualifying today at the UCI World Cup Mountain Bike Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. Loic Bruni (Lapierre Gravity Republic) laid down a scorcher to edge out Aaron Gwin (Specialized ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Gwin and Ragot Fastest in Timed Training, Lenzerheide World Cup Downhill 7/2/2015 7:53 AM

Aaron ​Gwin and Emmeline Ragot recorded the fastest timed training runs at the UCI World Cup Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland today. The venue is brand new to the World Cup calendar, so this is our first glimpse into potential race day ... more »

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sspomer added a feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Lenzerheide, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 7/1/2015 8:19 PM

Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's classes at the 2015 World Cup Downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH 7-speed Drivetrain! How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of ... more »

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sspomer added a press release KORE USA is Hiring 6/30/2015 10:11 AM

Our friends at KORE are looking for a North American-based sales and marketing Manager. If you think you may fit the bill, hit up http://kore-usa.com/blog/entry/kore-is-hiring for all the info.

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sspomer added a feature Spank Shut-Up and Whip Photo Contest #spankwhipoff 6/22/2015 11:09 AM

As a celebration of the European Whip Off Champs event happening at Crankworx Les 2 Alpes, Spank Industries and Vital MTB have partnered to help you get in on the action. Your best motowhip photo could win you a Spank Vibrocore Team cockpit ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog RESULTS - Leogang World Cup Downhill Final 6/14/2015 5:40 AM

photo by Johan Hjord
​Leogang provided arguably the most dramatic race we've ever experienced from the UCI World Cup Downhill with incredibly close racing and unbelievable race run tales. The Elite Men Top 5 were separated by less than 2-seconds. The Leogang downhill ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog RESULTS - Leogang World Cup Qualifying 6/13/2015 6:39 AM

photo by Johan Hjord
Leogang World Cup Downhill qualifying went down under fantastic conditions and slightly overcast skies. Aaron Gwin, Rachel Atherton and Andrew Crimmins posted up fastest times. The new sections have consistent main lines forming and the track ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Marcelo Gutierrez and Rachel Atherton Fastest in Timed Training at Leogang 6/12/2015 8:15 AM

​Timed training at the Leogang World Cup Downhill took place this afternoon giving us an indication of speeds and times for the newly-modified course in Austria. Times are slightly slower than 2014 apparently due to the new course. New sections of the

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sspomer added a feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Leogang, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 6/11/2015 9:32 PM

Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's classes at the 2015 World Cup Downhill in Leogang, Austria, and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH 7-speed Drivetrain! How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Final Results 6/7/2015 6:02 AM

photo by Duncan Philpott
​Survival was the name of the game at the 2nd round of the 2015 UCI World Cup Downhill in Fort William, Scotland. Cold temperatures and blistering winds made the 5-minute runs extremely challenging for the fastest mountain bikers on the planet. ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Fort William World Cup Downhill Qualifying Results 6/7/2015 3:57 AM

One day of qualifying and racing rolled into one. Loic and Manon go fastest with Enduro ripper, Martin Maes first in the Junior class at Fort William. The Top 80 Elite Men and Top 30 Juniors make it to the finals. Elite Men's Qualifying Results ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Troy Brosnan and Manon Carpenter Fastest in Timed Training at Fort William World Cup 6/5/2015 8:52 AM

Troy in Lourdes. photo by Sven Martin
Timed training results from the Fort William World Cup tell us that Troy Brosnan and Manon Carpenter were fastest on the classicly-rough downhill course. The course has had some slight modifications compared to last year's World Cup race and ... more »

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sspomer added a feature WINNER TAKES ALL - Vital OTB Fort William, Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain 6/4/2015 1:50 PM

Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's classes at the 2015 World Cup Downhill in Fort William, Scotland, and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH 7-speed Drivetrain! How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog iXS European Downhill Cup #1 Results and Race Report 5/18/2015 8:08 AM

The first race in the highly-competitive iXS European DH Cup didn't disappoint despite a last-minute change in venue. The Slovenia course at Kranjska Gora was technical, slippery and everything we'd expect from an iXS EDC race. Check the race ... more »

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sspomer added a feature What a Difference 5 Years Makes in MTB 5/4/2015 9:12 AM

Isn't it fascinating how 5 short years can seem like an eternity or a flash in the pan? MTB's ubiquitous, standard 26-inch wheel has gone from everywhere to nowhere. I'm not here to argue the merits of one wheel size over another, that's been ... more »

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