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ONE SQUARE IDEA - The Story of the Zerode One Square Meal
By Seb Kemp Often when we think of innovation we think about the ingenuity of engineers to design creative, new technologies, rather than the creativity in ways to market them. However, self-made Kiwi millionaire Michael Mayell is an entrepreneur with a
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Avid Introduces Redesigned XX Brakes
FASTER. LIGHTER. BETTER. The newly redesigned XX and XX World Cup incorporates race-proven technology and improved performance all while shaving off precious weight. XX is just as comfortable on the World Cup podium as it is on your Saturday trail ride.
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Abused: Easton Haven Carbon Wheels
By Matt Thompson Disclaimer:  I only mountain bike for fun.  While I’ll acknowledge I enjoy the ancillary fitness and anti-fatness benefits from riding cross-country, I ride my bike for F-U-N.  I rarely let acquaintances take me on a new ride
Reviewer, Matt Thompson, has been a staple of the Rocky Mountain bike scene for well-over a decade.
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Keeping Up with the Athertons
The Final Installment of the Dan Atherton Interview, Queenstown Chronicles By Seb Kemp The Athertons set up camp in Queenstown, New Zealand for two months at the beginning of the year. After a stop off in California for a month they lugged a display case
photo by Sven Martin
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Ranchstyle 2011
Ranchstyle is back and bigger than ever! In 2011 it received FMB World Tour status. As a result, several world class riders are in attendance.  Stay tuned to this page for all the updates and latest content from Colorado. Friday, May 13, ... more »
Reviewed: Manitou Circus Expert Fork
By Brandon Turman
The 2011 Manitou Circus Expert, mounted and ready to rip.
Product Specs Travel: 80/100mm (internally adjustable), 130mm     Firm Spring Rate     Dual Bottom-Outs (1 per leg)     Steerer: 1 1/8" Steel     Crown: Hollow with Black Ano Finish ... more »
Cannondale's Weird and Wild DH Bike Prototypes
We posted these features about a year and a half ago, but figured they're worth re-upping. Check out the weird and wild stuff from back-in-the-day Cannondale. Part 1, which includes the crazy Fulcrum DH bikes
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Pack Phil #1, New Season, Same Question
By Vital MTB Member, Phil Wheeler     There are a lot of feelings that a racer associates with the beginning of a new season: excitement, anticipation, perhaps a dose of trepidation and uncertainty all run through the racer’s mind as
Dave Beeson, one of the faithful. Photo by Long Nguyen
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Product Spotlight: iXS Slope-Series Evo
Developed by Pros, prepared for everything... iXS Sports Division works closely with many pro riders to develop new protective gear. Their specific needs and iXS Sports Division’s experience in protection result in products that set standards within their intended
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Reviewed: Easton Haven Stem and Haven Carbon Bar
By Eddie Clark If you’re looking for some sweet cockpit hardware for your all-mountain ride, the Easton Haven Carbon Bar and Haven Stem combo may be right up your alley. This combination, priced at $100 for the stem and $150 for the bar, provide incredibly
The Haven Carbon bar and stem combo sport some slick and consistent graphics that just look fast. With a combined weight of 323 grams for the bar (170g) and stem (153g for tested 85mm length), even the uber cross-country weight weenies will be jealous.
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