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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 »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by 7iDP
UPDATE: It was all to play for this week, as we had a three-horse race to the win. In the end, Dan Tay's committed drift took home top honors for photographer Wayne Carter, much to the delight of Vital member Hyperpower!, this week's lucky voter. ... more »
First Look: 2016 Shimano Deore XT
It's been a year almost to the day since Shimano launched its completely revised XTR group (followed shortly thereafter by the Di2 electronic version), introducing 11-speed and a host of new developments and improvements across their flagship groupset. The time has now come for the ... more »
First Look: 2016 Intense M16 Downhill Bike - The Next Gen of M
If a person were to ask what the most iconic downhill bike is, something in the Intense Cycles M-Series would surely top the list. Ever since the M1's pure dominance in the late 1990s and early 2000s under the likes of Shaun Palmer, Chris Kovarik, and Sam
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Royal Racing
UPDATE: Miguel Bento's roosty shot took an easy win this week, much to the delight of Vital member bblackyeti1, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive a top to toe get up from Royal Racing! The Drift 3/4 Jersey is aimed at the gravity rider ... more »

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