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The Elusiveness of Speed - Part Two
Feature by Johan Hjord // Photos by Sven Martin, Lee Trumpore, Hoshi Yoshida, and Giant/FOX NZ The second and last part of our article exploring the pursuit of velocity, as we delve further into the minds of those who measure themselves against ... more »
The Elusiveness of Speed - Part One
Feature and Photos by Johan Hjord Speed. If there is one thing we all can relate to as mountain bikers, it's speed. It's a natural thing for most mountain bikers looking to get a kick out of a trail to want to go faster. Whether on a solo ride, ... more »
Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews
Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member awol12 wrote several reviews and we'd like to highlight a few that helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »
What a Difference 5 Years Makes in MTB
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 »
First Look: Easton Heist 30 Wheelset
A couple of weeks ago at Sea Otter, Easton launched a new MTB rim. Available in 3 different widths, the aluminum ARC rim caters to a wide range of riding styles and conditions. As of today, the same rim is featured on the all-new Heist wheelset, a competitively ... more »
First Look, First Ride: 2016 Specialized Rumor 650b Women's Bike
Words by Courtney Steen // Photos by Courtney Steen and Carson Blume Memory. It isn't just a song from Cats the musical. It's a valuable tool for relating to others and their personal experiences given an experience you've had. While I rode the Specialized
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source
UPDATE: Dan Severson's berm destruction was the runaway winner this week, much to the delight of Vital member Wolf14, this week's lucky voter. Both Dan and Wolf14 will each receive the all-new D|Vide water + energy hydration bladder, the ... more »
First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes
There are those that say Shimano blew it when they came out with a cassette offering less gear range than SRAM's widely praised 10-42 tooth cassette. At the same time, we'd wager a bet that among those people are people that still prefer the feel of
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First Look: 2015 Canfield Brothers Riot
After releasing the world's first production 29er with sub 17-inch chainstays in 2011, the Canfield Bros have cranked out several different wagon wheelers, but only hardtails to date. That is now set to change as they launch the Riot, a full ... more »
Marzocchi To Close Shop Again?
We've just stumbled on this piece of news on an Italian Moto site, and other sources corroborate the story for now - Marzocchi's owner Tenneco has apparently decided to finally exit the suspension business altogether, and as a result will be shutting ... more »

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