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Spank Shut-Up and Whip Photo Contest #spankwhipoff
Out of all the incredible submissions, the people at Spank have chosen the winners of the 2015 Spank Shut-up and Whip photo contest. 1st Place, Winner of a Spank Vibrocore Team Cockpit Claudio Olguin with his up-close, fisheye shot of Bernardo Cruz. @bernardocruzdh | #Whistler | #spankwhipoff
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First Look: Ryders Eyewear antiFOG Collection
If you ride with glasses (or goggles), you'll be well familiar with the issue of foggy lenses. It doesn't really even matter where you ride, at some point, your lenses will start to fog up from the heat and sweat generated by your body/face ... more »
First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum 650B
Killer B was all the buzz for the 2015 Norco Aurum launch. With big updates like a carbon front triangle and the Aurum now joining Norco's fleet of Killer B bikes (650B), we had the opportunity to spend two days on the new steed to see what ... more »
First Look: 2016 FOX Factory 34 Float 27.5+
Yes, you read that right. It's called 27.5 PLUS, (27.5+) and it's being promoted as "blurring the line between fat bikes and trail bikes". It's a "standard" that started with running bigger tires on 27.5 wheels, and realizing that in doing so the size
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Crowdfunder or Crowdblunder? 11 Bike-related Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo
For every great invention, there are least 178 crazy people trying to turn their wild ideas into undeserving success stories. Well, as the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, you can always ask for money on crowdfunding sites like ... more »
Earn $100 at Jenson USA for Your Vital MTB Member Reviews
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 xyian wrote a few in-depth reviews that we'd like to highlight. They helped earned him the Top Reviewer spot. ... more »
First Look: Fox Spring 2015 DH Collection
For over two decades Fox Bike has been defined by Downhill. The riding, the style, the unmistakable attitude – it’s who we are and what we stand for and it’s what sets us apart from the competition. For 2015 we continue to push the boundaries ... more »
First Look: 2015 ENVE Mountain Stem
Taking years to perfect something as seemingly simple as a stem may seem over the top, but should come as no surprise when we're talking about ENVE. And with the officially stated goal being to create a sub-100 gram stem suitable for enduro ... more »
First Look: 2015 Troy Lee Designs Apparel
Hot on the heels of the 2015 Troy Lee Designs helmet launch, it's time for apparel. Available at "finer dealers worldwide" as of today, February 23, here is the latest line-up of riding gear from the California designers. From XC to full-on DH, the range has been entirely ... more »
Swedish Gold - Öhlins and the Mountain Bike
Like so many other successful companies, Öhlins started as a one-man show. Kenth Öhlin was a motocross rider who didn’t quite make it to the big time, but who found his true calling in helping other riders go faster. After initially tinkering ... more »

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