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sspomer added a feature 10 Instagrammers You Should Follow but Probably Don't - Vital Gram Central 12/11/2014 9:10 AM

Vital Gram Central took a week off because gordo had a new baby boy (well, his wife did), and even though Sven was texting relentlessly about getting the Gram Central feature published as the baby's head was popping out, gordo resisted the ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Buy Direct from SR Suntour 12/10/2014 11:52 AM

Just in time for the holidays, SR SUNTOUR North America has made searching and purchasing forks, parts and accessories easier than ever before with the launch of its new e-commerce website, http://emarket.srsuntourna.com This is the first time ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Bryceland's Big, Bad Banger Bonanza - 21 Photos of Ratboy 12/8/2014 2:35 PM

photo by Sven Martin
If a picture is worth a thousand words, let's just have these 21,000 words do the talking. 26-inch wheels or 27.5, it doesn't matter. Bruised and battered or primed for fighting, it makes no difference. Soak up Josh Bryceland in all his glory ... more »

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sspomer added a product blog First Look: 2015 Patrol 871 DH Bike 12/1/2014 1:54 PM

During the 2014 Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge, we caught a glimpse of the 2015 Patrol 871 downhill bike. Patrol is an Indonesian brand that is stepping up their game with a World Cup DH team in 2015.  Patrol will produce two 27.5-inch DH bikes. The ... more »

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sspomer added a feature We Fear Change - Vital MTB Gram Central 11/27/2014 9:00 AM

There was a time when Instagram was an app that could edit your images to look cool and unique. The average by-stander wondered why you chopped the sides off a perfectly good image to make it square with diluted instant film color. Nowadays, ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Big Mountain Enduro Announces 2015 Schedule & Equal Pro Payout 11/21/2014 9:36 AM

Crested Butte, Colo.— Big Mountain Enduro, now in it’s third year of producing the premier enduro series in the country, is excited to release its 2015 schedule, including a stop on the Enduro World Series (EWS) and North American Enduro Tour (NAET), ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Vital MTB Gram Central, November 20, 2014 11/20/2014 8:06 AM

Sven Martin, Joe Bowman and Duncan Philpott have combed the depths of the social serengeti to bring you another weekly installment of #vitalgramcentral. Dig on in for your double-tapping fix. Social media as a whole has become one of the most ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog 2015 Crankworx Rotorua NZ Schedule and Ticket Info 11/17/2014 9:09 AM

photo - John Colthorpe
ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND, 17 NOVEMBER 2014 - The five days of Crankworx Rotorua will be an epic spectacle and with ticket sales and the provisional schedule launched today, you can lock in plans to be there. Crankworx is the world’s largest mountain ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Vital MTB Gram Central, November 13, 2014 11/12/2014 5:37 PM

Vital MTB has put together the best bike-related Instagram content in one place so you don't have to go blind scrolling endlessly for what's worth viewing. Welcome to Vital MTB's Gram Central for November 13, 2014. Your Vital MTB Gram Central ... more »

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sspomer added a feature DIY Racing - Hanna Jonsson's and Lina Skoglund's Underground Dual Slalom in Stockholm 11/7/2014 9:41 AM

By Hanna Jonsson What’s the one thing I miss most about living in England? That's easy  – dual slalom races in Endcliffe Park with the This is Sheffield crew.

What’s better than sliding sideways against your mate racing dual slalom? Photo: Petri Paananen
Moving back to Stockholm a few years ago I realized that racing in this part ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Mangled Mongo - 2 Years Later, Sven Martin Fixes his Broken Arm 11/4/2014 8:53 AM

Sven's pre-op arm, showing old plate with no union and bone deposit deformities.
Sven Martin is one of Vital's main photo hit men and a long-time friend. His body has taken some major abuse over the years, and when you play (and work) as hard as he does, you have to pay as hard as he does. The other day Sven started blowing ... more »

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sspomer added a feature WINNING BIKE: Kieran Bennett's Zerode G2 11/2/2014 8:48 AM

How'd you finish at the Top of the South Champs in Nelson, NZ this weekend? I ended up taking the win on both days by a fairly healthy margin, I think 7-seconds on day one and 6-seconds on day two. Talk to us about your bike. Currently I'm ... more »

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sspomer added a feature 12 Bike Crashes That Will Give You Nightmares 10/31/2014 8:48 AM

Halloween is all about fright and there's nothing scarier than crashing your bike. Dig into a handful of MTB wrecks that will leave you hoping the Zombie Apocalypse comes sooner than later. The Original Viral MTB Crash Video Still so gross ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Always Summer Somewhere | New Zealand 10/30/2014 10:22 AM

SRAM takes you on the MTB journey of a lifetime in New Zealand. The photos, video and story will have you booking tickets immediately. Photos by: Adrian Marcoux and Sven Martin. Video by: Mind Spark Cinema. Words by: Sarah Leishman We always dream

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sspomer added a feature 12 Bike Rides That Will Give You Nightmares 10/30/2014 7:27 AM

No risk, no reward, right? The difference between a worthy adrenaline rush and pure stupidity is a variable that can't be quantified scientifically, so we'll let you be the judge with these nightmare-inducing bike rides. Happy Halloween Eve. ... more »

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sspomer added a feature 12 Bikes That Will Give You Nightmares 10/29/2014 9:20 AM

We're in the heat of fright season with Halloween right around the corner, so what better way to get into the spirit of scare than to look at 12 bikes that will give you nightmares. The Forkless Bike - FL-01 Outset

Dr. Octagon had that song ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Heal Up Jamie Goldman 10/28/2014 9:08 PM

photo by Sven Martin (who's also healing up from surgery)
As many of you may know, Jamie Goldman crashed during the Taxco Urban DH race this past weekend in Mexico. While it was initially thought he was just banged up, it turns out he suffered broken C6 and C7 vertebrae, a broken wrist and a handful ... more »

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sspomer added a press release EVOLVE Action Sports Park Opens November 1st, 2014 at 9am 10/27/2014 4:32 PM

If you're in the Denver, CO area and want to get in on the grand opening of the EVOLVE Action Sports Park, be there at 9am on November 1, 2014. For more info, visit evolveasp.com EVOLVE Action Sports Park 730 S Jason St #26 Denver, CO 80223 phone: 303-942-1379

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sspomer added a feature INSIDE: Fly Racing 10/23/2014 4:31 PM

Any fan of motocross or BMX racing is probably familiar with Fly Racing apparel and protective gear. Nearly 20-years ago, the brand was born out of Western Power Sports distribution with the introduction of a moto handlebar and helmet. 13-years ... more »

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sspomer added a press release New F-Series Cycling Stands from Matrix Concepts 10/18/2014 9:37 AM

The F-Series is an all-new cycling stand line from Matrix Concepts. With four different types, we have one for every rider, garage, and shop. Use our introductory promo code FSERIES10 for a 10% discount online. All stands are now in stock! ... more »

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