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First Look: Canyon Strive CF 'Shapeshifter'
Making a bike that climbs like an XC rig and descends like a DH sled has been the goal of pretty much every manufacturer with a 160mm bike in their catalogue since way way before a certain special word was invented to describe riding a knobby-tired ... more »
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Recap: California Enduro Series Round #1 — Battle Born Enduro
Words by Matt De Young, Photos by Scott McClain, Called To Creation
The 2014 California Enduro Series kicked off the season with the Battle Born Enduro on Peavine, Mountain, just outside Reno, Nevada. The course featured some classic high desert ... more »
Vital Power Rankings - Leogang, Austria World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In
We've barely had time to catch our breath after the banger of a race that went down a few days ago in Fort William, and it's already time to don our pointy hats again and shake the Aonoch Mor cement dust off our Power Rankings crystal balls ... more »
Formula 1 Meets Mountain Biking in Trek's New RE:aktiv Suspension
After five plus years of development, the minds at Penske Racing Shocks, Trek, and FOX are excited to introduce RE:aktiv, a new suspension design using regressive damping - a technology proven in auto racing that has never before been applied to mountain
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Brandon Semenuk's Rad Company - A Review
The New World Disorder series was one of only a few truly iconic series of mountain bike movies, and it introduced a whole generation of new riders to the sport of freeriding. Over the span of 10 releases, each NWD would raise the bar of what ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Atlas
UPDATE: The voters came out in force this week, and ultimately Kaczmarczyk's shot of Xavi Pasamonte took home top honors. Vital member connnordoll21 will be thrilled, he is this week's lucky voter! The Vital MTB Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, ... more »
7 Things the Fort William World Cup Taught Me
By gordo, Photos by Sven Martin and Duncan Philpott It's hard top the excitement created by the pinnacle of downhill competition in our two-wheeled, human-powered community, and the Fort William World Cup lived up to the hype. Despite the numerous times
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Troy Brosnan and Emmeline Ragot Win 2014 Fort William UCI World Cup Downhill Race
The sun made an unceremonial appearance at Fort William, but apart from this anomaly, the rest of the race day was vintage Fort Bill - huge crowds and redhot racing. First up, in the junior's, what can we say about Martin Maes? He qualified second with
A sign of things to come from Maes? - photo by Sven Martin.
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Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Fort William World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Fort William, Scotland and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH drivetrain. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite ... more »

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