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A Trail Builder's Fight
by Mark Elliott It’s 8:00AM on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. I wake up and pull on my dirtiest pair of pants, find an equally dirty shirt, and head to the kitchen to fix my lunch and snacks for the day.  I go through my list in my head to make
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4th of July MTB Bargains
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Stories: The Chicken Line
by Johan Growing up, I had a love-hate thing going with bikes. As a tool of freedom and discovery, there was a lot to love about my first proper bike, a gold/rust colored Crescent complete with 3-speed internal hub gearbox, coaster brake, and front wheel
Ah yes, 1980's fashion in Sweden. I can't explain the feather.
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This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too!
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 vics26 knocked it out of the park by writing several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Spank
UPDATE: Kaneo Photo saw the light and will now also see a brand new pair of Spank pedals, thanks to his shot of Jared Rando, this week's winning picture. Vital member manny.brar.5, this week's lucky voter, will be pleased too! Both winners will ... more »
Schwalbe Introduces Procore - The End of Flats?
We first reported on Schwalbe's dual-chamber tire/tube system in February, and we speculated that it would be something similar to the Tubliss solution already in use in MX. Today, Schwalbe is sharing a bit more information ahead of the formal ... more »
Big Time MTB Bargains!
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Spy Shot! New Ohlins TTX Coil Shock Could Fit More Bikes
Photos posted by the Andreani Group, an Italian distributor of Ohlins suspension, show a new TTX coil shock that could fit more bikes than the TTX 22M commonly found on Specialized Demo 8 frames.
Photo: Andreani Group
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First Look: 2015 Santa Cruz Carbon Frames, Handlebars, and Grips
A carbon Santa Cruz is sure to figure on the wishlist of many an aficionado of the fantastic plastic, but it's also no secret that the carbon frames and associated builds available from the Californians have always been on the pricey side. ... more »
Smith Expands Helmet Lineup and Adds MIPS to the Equation
Overtake It was only a matter of time before Smith took the technology and knowledge gained from their popular Forefront helmet and applied them to other types of bike riding. Today they're excited to introduce the Overtake, a helmet designed to meet
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