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Stocking Stuffer: iXS Phobos Helmet
We picked a winner of the comment contest! Stay safe this winter in the super affordable iXS Phobos Helmet. Despite its competitive price tag of $85, the Phobos fullface helmet is available in a variety of colors and designs – and it comes ... more »
Happy Holidays from Vital!
Pictured above (from L to R) - Brad McDonald, Todd Toth, Patrick Male, and Brandon Turman. Not pictured - Shawn Spomer, Steve Giberson, Kyle Carlson, Aaron Chandler, Alexander Farennikov, Christine McDonald, and all of our great contributors.
We donated 10 new bikes to Toys For Tots again this holiday season. Since our most cherished Christmas memories involve a new bike under the tree, we wanted to do our part to help other kids get rolling on two wheels. We only wish we could see each ... more »
Vital Went Huge: All About the New Site Format
Last we checked, it's the year 2011 (almost 2012), which means the large majority of you have high resolution monitors. We decided to take advantage of this and supersize just about everything. In the process, we also added a new widget to the homepage
MS Paint for the win
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Interview: Graham Agassiz
One of the finest to come out of Kamloops, Graham Agassiz, talks about guinea pigging massive gaps, living in a trailer, keeping stunts secret and injury. A true, modern-day ripper, riders like Graham are what keep mountain biking awesome. Read on...
WTF!!! Graham the guinea pig, 2010 Red Bull Rampage canyon gap. Photo by Sven Martin.
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Stocking Stuffer: Bontrager Tools, Tires and Shock Pump
The best comment about this photo wins all these Bontrager goodies, including a pair of XR4 EXP tires (2.35 and 2.2), a Rollbar 12 multi-tool, a Shock Pump and pair of 5Nm Preset Torque Wrenches (4mm and T25). This stocking stuffer includes ... more »
In Deep: Martin Whiteley
Whether you know it or not, it's safe to say that Martin Whiteley has had a hand in shaping downhill racing as we know it today. From competitor to team manager to athlete agent, Martin knows mountain biking from the inside out, through experience and
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Chris Van Dine Goes South!
[Note- these photos don't necessarily correspond to the days of the story, they are just a sample of our favorites. You can view the full album on his Facebook page.] 
By the time our bus pulls into the Puerto terminal, the morning's golden hour ... more »
High 5's - November 2011
Videos 1. Lily the Dog Shreds Trailside2. GNARLY MTB CRASH3. Jeremy McGrath, Mike Montgomery and Aaron Gwin Shredding4. Red Bull Holy Ride 20115. Team GT at Highland Photo Albums 1. My 2011 mtb pictures2. Best of 20113. Various4. Dirt jump5. Bike Check: Anka Martin's Santa Cruz Blur TRc Product Guide 1. Banshee Bikes Legend MKII Frame2. Specialized BigHit II Bike3. 2011 Kona Operator DH Bike4. Spank Spike EVO 777 Handlebar5. Morewood Bicycles Makulu Frame Forum Threads 1. crazy old disc brakes i saw at the swap meet2. Where do all the stolen bikes go? ... more »
Fast Five with Mike Haderer
From car-hucking grom to grown-up, Sprinter-driving, hair-farming personality, Mike Haderer is a staple on the U.S. mountain bike race circuit. Learn about his clothing choice, his Sprinter van and his future plans in this Fast Five.
Haderer at Interbike.
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Stocking Stuffer: Deity Dirty 30 Handlebars
We picked a winner of the comment contest! Go wide, go light and go cool with Deity Dirt 30 Bars. Made from custom gradient butted 7075 T6 aluminum, they're 760mm wide (30-inches), have a 25mm rise and  9 degree bend x 5 degree upsweep. ... more »

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