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Join the 2012 Vital MTB Mini Fantasy League on DIRT
Who's ready for some World Cup action?! We sure are. Racers are already beginning their journey to South Africa for the opening round on March 17th. Here at Vital, we LOVE racing. Heck, live and breath it for several months each year. So does DIRT Magazine,
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Trail Rider? Check Out Shimano's 2013 SLX Group and New Wheels
Shimano dropped us a note with images of their updated and affordable SLX group, which is intended for trail riders. The group is highlighted by a new rear derailleur which benefits from Shimano's Shadow Plus technology. Goodbye chainslap.  Also
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Update:  Mauro Marcovecchio and Maroto rallied the troops and gained enough votes to edge out the shot of Werner Speeckaert by Nicolas Niederprüm. The winner will receive either the impact ready Pro-Tec Shovelhead 2 Helmet or a pair of the super comfortable ... more »
2012 Specialized Covert Helmet
Specialized just dropped some information on their new half shell, skate-style helmet, dubbed the Covert. It's CSPC-certified, looks clean and comes in colors that all of us can handle. Check the specs, the pics, buckle and go... 2012 Covert Helmet Specs
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
UPDATE:  Reuben Shaul's photo of Johan Hjord railing a berm takes the cake this week. Rueben will receive his choice of the impact ready Pro-Tec Shovelhead 2 Helmet or a pair of the super comfortable Gravity Knee Pads. If you'd like your photos to be considered ... more »
Race Report: 2012 Reaper Madness at Bootleg Canyon
Cool desert breezes and razor sharp rocks greeted downhill racers who entered the 2012 Reaper Madness at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, Nevada. Building on a long-standing, off-season tradition, Reaper Madness was sanctioned as the Nevada State Downhill
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Evil Undead Carbon Downhill Bike Spy Shots
Photos of this little gem came to our inbox today from our spy at the Chilean border patrol. It's going to be under Polc at Valpo this weekend. That's all we know.
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Just In: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO
Ladies and gentlemen, I am pumped and I think you can see why. I just received a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO to test. Before opening the box to even see the bike, I was excited about this ride because it's NOT the super-baller Expert Carbon version. Even though the Expert Carbon
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Down Time: Brendan Fairclough
Brendan Fairclough has a completely fresh start in 2012. He has a new bike & team (Scott11), new suspension (Fox), new tires (Schwalbe) a new knee and a new face. During some recovery and training time in SoCal, Taylor Sage caught up with @brendog_1 to
Flat pedal power.
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp
Every Tuesday we hold a photo competition where five of seven 'Daily Shots' from the previous week go head-to-head in a winner-take-all photo face-off. A perfectly timed wipeout, creative use of exposure and composition, straight up talent ... more »

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