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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 »
Are You a Racer?
We're curious. Let us know by voting below. {poll:22} What drives you to compete? Leave a comment. You might just give someone the spark that eventually leads them to a World Championship...
Stocking Stuffer: Specialized Hillbilly DH Tires
We picked a winner of the comment contest! Sam Hill knows traction and he helped Specialized develop the Hillbilly downhill tire to maximize grip. What could be considered a low-profile spike, the moto-inspired Hillbilly features aggressive ... more »
Stocking Stuffer: The Collective Anthology
We picked a winner of the comment contest! The Collective has released The Collective Anthology just in time for Christmas. Inside this epic faux wood box set of MTB schralpage, you get 4 DVDs (The Collective, Roam, Seasons and The Forest for ... more »
Western Cape Downhill Finals
By Vital MTB member, Ewaldsadie The last race on the Western Cape Downhill calender took place last weekend, at the always-entertaining Contermanskloof DH track in South Africa. Both practice and race day saw sunny and clear skies, with Saturday's practice featuring a very
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Stocking Stuffer: SDG Duster RL Saddle
New for 2012, the SDG Duster RL Saddle is the latest in SDG's performance race line. This saddle is perfect for all-mountain and cross-country use. It's based off the popular Formula platform and features slightly narrower sides, a lower profile, squared
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