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sspomer added a news blog QUALIFYING RESULTS, Port Angeles ProGRT / NW Cup 4/25/2015 6:50 PM

Connor Fearon - photo by Dennis Yuroshek
The ProGRT / NW Cup held downhill qualifying today in Port Angeles. Australian Connor Fearon took the fastest time of the day by nearly 4-seconds over Remi Gauvin followed closely by local, Luke Strobel in 3rd. Claire Buchar was the fastest ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Trek Issues Voluntary Nationwide Quick Release Safety Notices 4/21/2015 11:31 AM

Cyclists urged to bring their bikes to authorized retailers for quick inspection and tune up ahead of the season (Waterloo, WI) - In a continued effort to ensure safer riding conditions for cyclists, Trek Bicycle is issuing voluntary nationwide ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Griz Institute is Back in 2015 - spomer 4/13/2015 1:07 PM

Our good friend Griz wants you to know about his training camps taking place in Fontana. If you need the secret to speed, check out his clinics . -gordo For Immediate Release // San Diego, CA - The Griz Institute of MTB is back at the SouthridgeUSA ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog WORLD CUP RACE RESULTS - Lourdes 4/12/2015 5:50 AM

An epic track results in unforgettable race action in Lourdes, France, during the first round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Downhill. The track was getting rougher and drier with every rider, creating even more challenging conditions despite ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog QUALIFYING RESULTS, Lourdes World Cup Downhill 4/11/2015 5:04 AM

photo Johan Hjord
Qualifying at the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Lourdes, France, has concluded with Loic Bruni, Tracey Hannah and Laurie Greenland on top after a brutal and surprise-filled afternoon. 175 Elite Men were registered for a start and the ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Lourdes World Cup Downhill Timed Training Results, Athertons Fastest 4/9/2015 10:14 PM

photo Sven Martin
The first hint of speed on the 2015 World Cup downhill circuit has arrived today in the form of timed training in Lourdes, France. Gee Atherton (GT Atherton Racing), Rachel Atherton (GT Atherton Racing) and Laurie Greenland (Trek World Racing) ... more »

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sspomer added a feature FIRST LOOK: Commencal Supreme V4 4/9/2015 9:06 AM

The track walk dust has just settled at the Lourdes World Cup, but the action just stepped it up a notch or two with the release of Commencal's all-new Supreme V4 bike. A couple of years in the making, it breaks a few molds in the name of delivering ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Over $2000 in Prizes - Vital OTB, Lourdes World Cup - Win a RockShox BoXXer and Birzman Studio Tool Kit 4/8/2015 10:21 PM

Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2015 World Cup Downhill in Lourdes, France, and you could win a brand new RockShox BoXXer World Cup and Birzman Studio Tool Kit! How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times ... more »

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sspomer added a press release 7iDP Protection Since 2011 4/2/2015 12:06 PM

7iDP is the result of 7 people and over 5 years of thinking and planning. Established in 2011 our management and design/development team with over 65 years combined experience in MTB Protection and product management has set out to create and ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog 7iDP Protection Since 2011 4/2/2015 12:06 PM

7iDP is the result of 7 people and over 5 years of thinking and planning. Established in 2011 our management and design/development team with over 65 years combined experience in MTB Protection and product management has set out to create and ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog MTB April Fools Comedy 3/31/2015 3:24 PM

MTB companies and websites come alive on April Fools Day. Enjoy all the hijinx right here. NSMB's Hilarious Guide to April Fools Cane Creek Goes Pogo Infinite Adjustment!! – Hope Futureproof Hubs

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sspomer added a news blog RIP Dirt Magazine (Print) 3/30/2015 7:28 PM

It's sad to learn that the best print mountain bike magazine in the business is closing its doors. Dirt Magazine announced that its parent company, Factory Media, is ceasing production of the print title. The details are on dirtmountainbike.com, which ... more »

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sspomer added a feature All Things Crankworx and Enduro World Series Rotorua 3/30/2015 1:13 PM

The first major event of 2015 was a cracker with more action than a Stephen Segal movie. Vital's extensive coverage is listed below so you can make sure you didn't miss a single roost or barspin with photos from Sven Martin, @maddogboris and Lee Trumpore.

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sspomer added a news blog Greg Minnaar's Thumb Injury Update 3/29/2015 3:16 PM

by Sven Martin via Greg Minnaar Greg Minnaar had an unfortunate injury during Crankworx Rotorua this past Wednesday. He pulled the tendon from his thumb in practice crash. Acting quickly and leaning on some connections in the medical world, ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Spank Shut-Up and Whip Photo Contest #spankwhipoff 3/15/2015 1:07 PM

Out of all the incredible submissions, the people at Spank have chosen the winners of the 2015 Spank Shut-up and Whip photo contest. 1st Place, Winner of a Spank Vibrocore Team Cockpit Claudio Olguin with his up-close, fisheye shot of Bernardo Cruz. @bernardocruzdh | #Whistler | #spankwhipoff

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sspomer added a press release Ladies in Shred - JULIANA BICYCLES LAUNCHES THE NEW JULIANA-SRAM PRO TEAM 3/12/2015 9:37 AM

Press Release Juliana Bicycles is proud to announce the launch of the new Juliana-SRAM Professional Mountain Bike Team. Anka Martin (RSA) is joined by Kelli Emmett (USA) and Sarah Leishman (CAN) to complete a trio of female athletes who will ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Crowdfunder or Crowdblunder? 11 Bike-related Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo 3/7/2015 7:50 AM

For every great invention, there are least 178 crazy people trying to turn their wild ideas into undeserving success stories. Well, as the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, you can always ask for money on crowdfunding sites like ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Crowdfunder or Crowdblunder? 11 Bike-related Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo 3/6/2015 11:48 AM

For every great invention, there are least 178 crazy people trying to turn their wild ideas into undeserving success stories. Well, as the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, you can always ask for money on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter

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sspomer added a press release Mongoose Adds DJ Brandt, Mountain Bike Slopestyle and Dirt Jump Rider to Its Roster of Athletes 3/2/2015 5:32 AM

Press Release Madison, Wis. – Feb. 25, 2015 – Mongoose, a brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), is excited to add up-and-coming mountain bike slopestyle and dirt jump rider DJ Brandt to its roster of talented athletes. The 21-year-old ... more »

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