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It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models
Today Specialized announced two new 650b (27.5-inch) Stumpjumper EVO models to dealers. The decision to make the move to 650b was based on consumer and retailer demand. 26-inch EVO models will be discontinued going forward, but 29-inch EVO models will
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First Look: 2015 Cannondale Jekyll 27.5, Trigger 27.5 and Lefty SuperMax Fork
New for 2015, the Cannondale Jekyll makes the move to 27.5-inch wheels. The bike has been increased to 160mm of travel front and rear, features updated geometry, a fresh Fox DYAD rear shock tune, and a new Lefty SuperMax fork. The Jekyll 27.5 ... more »
When a Fat Bike is Not Fat Enough
What do you do when a fat bike is not fat enough? Easy, call Rungu!
For all those times when your normal fat bike just won't get you there, the Rungu Juggernaut takes it to that next level. For "better cornering" you can also get the Kilimanjaro ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Joystick
UPDATE: It was a 2-way race for the win, and after a couple of intense days of voting, Claudio Olguin came out on top - much to the delight of Vital member Fenzo, this week's lucky voter. Claudio will receive the 8-Bit LT Alloy Bar, while Fenzo ... more »
SRAM Introduces All-New GUIDE Brakes
There is little doubt that Avid brakes have come a long way over the past few years, addressing most early reliability concerns. But SRAM obviously feels that they can do better, and have decided to "enter the brake market" with a whole new line of brakes
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Spy Shot! 27.5 Santa Cruz Nomad Spotted
Looking at the current Santa Cruz lineup, one bike sticks out - the Nomad. Why? It's one of the only models they haven't updated to the 27.5-inch (650b) wheel size. Not for long... This photo taken during Crankworx last year shows Santa Cruz Engineering
Photo: Matty Boughton
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Sneak Peek: Inverted RockShox RS-1 Fork
UPDATE: Confirmed! The fork is called the RS-1 and is indeed a cross-country mountain bike fork. Check out some images of the real deal below. Because the fork seems to include a front hub, we're inclined to think that RockShox/SRAM may be drumming up
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VP
UPDATE: Turns out going for that ride in the rain was a good idea after all - it allowed Jan Poric to win this week's photo comp! That should also please vital member Craighinch10 who is our lucky voter. Both Jan and Craig will each receive their ... more »
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First Look: VP Components VX Series Clipless Pedals
VP Components recently launched a new series of clipless pedals. Our favorites are the VX Adventure and VX Trail pedals, which mix a tried and true SPD interface with a decently sized platform that offers some additional support and stability. Internally,
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