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Downhill World Champion Interview, Fabien Barel
A favorite of the people and no stranger to the podium, France's Fabien Barel retired from World Cup-level racing in 2011. Half-way through the decade, Fabien stacked up back-to-back World Championship wins among some of the decade's heaviest competitors.
Fabien, no stranger to keeping his bike low to the ground, taking the gold at Livigno, 2005. photos by Gary Perkin
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deity Launches Complete Line of Handlebars
The evolution of the deity handlebar line is here! The crew at deity is proud to announce the release of their highly anticipated lines of podium ready handlebars that firmly stake their position in the high end handlebar market.  With the debut
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Downhill World Champion Interview, Greg Minnaar
Greg Minnaar has had an impressive and long career that seems to go relatively unnoticed. 10 years ago, Minnaar was the World Cup series overall winner and 8 years ago, he claimed victory at the World Championship downhill in Lugano, Switerzland. He
Greg aboard his Intense-built Haro DH bike that he used to win World Champs, Sea Otter '03. photo by gordo
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2011 Inaugural Beacon Mega Avalanche
by Andrew Donchez Saturday, October 29, 2011  The inaugural Beacon Mega Avalanche race is in the books! Read on for details and photos of the race.
Kris 'Captain' Geis is ready to rip!!
What better way to cap an incredible season of riding than by holding the 1st annual Beacon Mega ... more »
Downhill World Champion Interview, Nicolas Vouilloz
Nicolas Vouilloz is undoubtedly the most successful downhiller at World Championships. 7 Elite Men's DH World Championships are his and he wrapped up his illustrious downhill career with back-to-back wins in 2001 and 2002. On top of that, he won 16 World
Durango 2001 by gordo
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Ten Years of Downhill World Champions, 2001-2011
One run. That's all it takes. One run on one day of the year can change a life... for good or for bad. Vital MTB looked back on the last 10 years of World Championship races and who managed to have the fastest run on that one particular day, ... more »
Race Report: California Golden State Championships – Final Round
by Walter Malzahn
Stan Guerrero charging through Fontana's rocky terrain. - Photo by Meg Benitez
The fourth and final round of the California Golden State Championships were held this past weekend in Fontana, California.  The series picked up again after a 5 month summer break and Donny Jackson and the Southridge crew ... more »
Fresh Paint Stokage from Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz Bicycles released several new paint schemes yesterday (no, we didn't say that one word that starts with a 'c' and ends with a 's'). The bikes also get a poppier logo on the downtube. Radness. Check out all the options over at www.santacruzbicycles.com. Be
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2012 Fox Head / Giant Bicycles Collab Launched
Fox released the new Fox / Giant Performance Collection yesterday.  This is a good indication that the 2012 Giant World Cup team will very likely continue to be in Fox gear for 2012, and the gear will probably be a close variation of what is shown
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Initial Impressions: 2012 Scott Voltage FR20
by Evan Powell, photos by Jonathan Doherty
While at the premiere, I became the proud recipient of a 2012 Scott Voltage FR20 to test. The FR20 is the mid-range model in the Voltage line and is priced at $2399 (The FR10 is $3699 and the FR30 is $1799). ... more »

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