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sspomer added a feature 26 Ain't Dead - Build A Killer Ride For Less Than You Think 1/23/2015 11:23 AM

26-inch wheel aficionados may be some luckiest riders right now because their wallet can stay fat while their bikes stay dialed. Thanks to the help of a friend of Vital, we've been turned on to some screaming deals on brand new parts to create ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Griz Institute is Back in 2015 1/23/2015 7:59 AM

Press Release - San Diego, CA - The Griz Institute of MTB is back at the SouthridgeUSA Winter Series after a successful inaugural year in 2014. Notable changes for 2015 are the addition of mechanical support from Foust Tuning Works (CJ Foust) ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Remeber That One Time? Vital Gram Central 1/22/2015 2:54 PM

The holidays are over. People are back at work, back into their routines. Life continues as if nothing ever happened and New Year's resolutions were never made. Click, tag, comment, like, follow all in the name of remembering that one time ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Bell Announces Third Annual ‘Bell Built’ Program 1/20/2015 11:36 AM

Annual Campaign to Reach $300,000 in Total Grant Funding for Local Mountain Bike Projects Across Country Press Release - Scotts Valley, CA. (January 12, 2015) – Bell Helmets, a company that since 1954 has delivered purpose-built helmets marked ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Niner is Proud to Welcome Rebecca Rusch to the Family 1/20/2015 9:02 AM

Press Release - Niner Bikes is excited to announce the addition of Rebecca Rusch to our family. Rebecca needs no introduction to most of the cycling universe with national and world titles in whitewater rafting, adventure racing, orienteering, ... more »

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sspomer added a feature Origins of the MTB Whip Contest 1/14/2015 11:03 AM

Photo of Finn Iles by Sven Martin
By Sean Griz McClendon Eric Carter introduced “mountaincross” to the world at the Glen Helen Outdoor MX National in 1999. The event was on OLN (the now-defunct Outdoor Life Network) and covered in Mountain Bike Action. EC’s event sold me on the fact that ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Aaron Chase Flipped It - The World's Most Versatile Fat Bike? 1/13/2015 8:57 AM

PHOENIX, AZ – With the new LES Fat, we’ve gone beyond the boundaries of the typical fat bike and created the world’s most versatile big-tire machine. The key to making the LES Fat a go-to option in any season is the newly patented Swinger dropout ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog Greg Williamson Wins New Zealand National DH Round 1 in Cardrona, Queenstown 1/9/2015 7:09 PM

photo by Sven Martin
The first round of the New Zealand National DH round in Cardrona, Queenstown has come to a close with Trek World Racing's Greg Williamson on top. The Scottish young gun took down local World Cup heavies like Brook MacDonald (4th, Trek World ... more »

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sspomer added a feature How (Not) To Instafail - Vital Gram Central 1/7/2015 3:51 PM

#mtbbatman has been watching kids. Not in a weird, through-your-window, self-righteous way, but more like a caring, older-brother-making-sure-you-continue-along-a-path-of-endless-selfies kind of way. One thing #mtbbatman has noticed over the ... more »

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sspomer added a press release Hill and Brosnan to Enduro Against Graves and Clementz? RockShox Enduro Challenge 1/7/2015 9:56 AM

Catchy headline, we know, but it's true! Check out the press release below and get ready for some 2015 race action. -gordo The 2015 International Enduro Season will kick off with a bang at the RockShox Enduro Challenge, Powered by SRAM when ... more »

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sspomer added a feature What's Out and What's In - Mountain Biking in 2015 1/2/2015 7:45 AM

Vital MTB solicited 262 of mountain biking's most established industry and media folk to create a list of what's out and what's in for mountain biking in 2015. Abide by this list and you'll be totally on-trend while on the trail and on the ... more »

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sspomer added a news blog California Enduro Series Announces 2015 Schedule 12/23/2014 2:27 PM

Words by Michele Lamelin • Photos by Called To Creation, Bogdan Marian, and Mary DiNapoli The California Enduro Series (CES) is pleased to announce the 2015 race schedule and promises another great year of Enduro racing. In its third year, CES proves

Liz Miller’s determination, focus and strong riding took her to a 2nd place Kamikaze finish and 1st overall expert women. Liz is eager for the 2015 season, saying “CES has unlimited potential with new venues to explore and sweet singletracks to shred. So stoked for what awaits.” (Called To Creation).
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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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