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Best of Vital - March 2014
March is a time of looking ahead. The world goes quiet in anticipation of the celebration of life that is spring, and it is almost as if you can sense nature holding its breath just a little bit. And in the world of mountain biking, we're all ... more »
Spy Shots! Prototype Specialized Shoes for the Gravity Crowd
Specialized's shoe lineup has been strong in the XC, Trail, and Road segments for several years, but they've never really had anything awesome for the heavy hitting gravity junkies among us. That looks like it'll change soon. We spotted Matty Hunter, Kyle Norbraten and
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New Spot for Red Bull Rampage 2014?
After several years of competition in the current site that has seen more than its fair share of lines being built and flipped, riders are calling for fresh terrain. The Claw has been on the lookout, and may have found a new site.
Located not ... more »
Join the 2014 Vital MTB Mini Downhill Fantasy League on DIRT
Who's ready for some UCI Downhill World Cup action?! We sure are. Racers are on the way to South Africa for the opening round on April 10th.
Once again, DIRT Magazine has created a killer downhill fantasy league where you can build your own ... more »
On-One Codeine 130mm-travel 29er
Press Release Today On-One is releasing the Codeine 29er. A true On-One suspension bike, made in our own unique way, designed from a piece of paper and crafted to be the bike we want to ride, because nobody made one that was quite right. ... more »
Vital MTB's Top Reviewer Award - Presented by Jenson USA
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 mtbschrader wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight the ones that helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »
Spy Shots! Long Travel 27.5-Inch FOX 36 Fork Spotted
Eagle-eyed viewers of the new Santa Cruz Nomad launch video may have noticed a new FOX 36 fork being used on the front of Dylan Wolsky's Nomad. To date, FOX hasn't made a 36 with 27.5-inch lowers.
The use of the gold-colored "Kabolt" thru axle ... more »
RockShox Announces DebonAir for Monarch and Monarch Plus
Press Release from RockShox BE SOFT It’s ok to be soft. DebonAir is not ashamed to give way under the weakest push. In fact, it makes Monarch and Monarch Plus shocks plusher than ever, right from the start. It might seem a weakness, until you ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Source
UPDATE: 1 single vote! When we checked the results of this week's photo comp we thought maybe we'd held it in Florida by accident, but no recounts here - Dale Hernandez takes the win by the smallest of margins, much to the delight of Vital ... more »
First Look: Santa Cruz Nomad - Completely Redesigned for 2014
Introducing the all-new Santa Cruz Nomad... Now in its third generation, the full carbon Nomad frame has been completely redesigned to stay ahead of enduro racing’s ever-more DH trajectory. An aggressive 65 degree head angle takes the geometry to Defcon
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