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First Look: Updated 2015 Banshee Legend MKIII DH Bike
Banshee's Legend downhill bike has received some major updates for 2015. The company's goal was to create "a leaner, meaner, and ultimately faster DH racer." Improvements include tweaks to the geometry, more travel, better tire clearance, a stiffer tube
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First Look: Nukeproof's Affordable OKLO Dropper Seatpost
It's no secret that a dropper post will transform your bike for the better, leading to an even more awesome experience on the trail. They often come at a high cost though, which is why we're glad to see more budget-friendly options popping up. Nukeproof's
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Vital MTB Gram Central, November 20, 2014
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 »
WIN BIG! IXS MTB Pads Up For Grabs - Presented by Art's Cyclery
You can also enter by email. Just message info@artscyclery.com with the subject "IXS Giveaway" to be manually added into the sweepstakes!
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Urge
UPDATE: Bart Andrzejewski's sick sunset shot took home a convincing victory at this week's polling station, which will no doubt please Vital member cravks, this week's lucky voter. Both Bart and cravks will each take home the Archi Enduro helmet ... more »
Vital MTB Gram Central, November 13, 2014
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 »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Birzman
UPDATE: the voting was tight, but Klemen Humar's golden light was enough to take this win this time. Both Klemen and Vital member kkanouff, this week's lucky voter, will each go home with the super exclusive Maha-Apogee MTB floor pump from Birzman ... more »
DIY Racing - Hanna Jonsson's and Lina Skoglund's Underground Dual Slalom in Stockholm
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 »
Best of Vital - October 2014
October. Not winter, not summer, kind of in between. The race season wrapped up in style with the last round of the Enduro World Series in Finale Ligure, Italy. The battered bikes and bodies of Rampage went home to celebrate surviving another war with
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Mangled Mongo - 2 Years Later, Sven Martin Fixes his Broken Arm
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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