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Tested: Snafu Crenshaw
The Snafu Crenshaw...sometimes you just gotta poach the MBA front porch for a bike shoot.
Long-time BMX component company, Snafu, has made their way into the mountain bike world with the introduction of two dirt/street-specific hardtails - the fully rigid Hawthorne and the suspension-equipped Crenshaw. Both bikes stand out in ... more »
Bar Drag Bounty Results
The people have spoken. With 198 votes, the winner of the first Bar Drag Bounty and a Fox 36 VAN 180 RC2 is...
Bountiful Bar Dragging North East Style This video took the win in the viewer voting by a significant margin amongst a tight field. Well done, guys. You get the Fox 36 ... more »
Eastern Nightrain Wheels and Bars
There's nothing better for the winter blues than adding some color to your whip. My dirt jumper just got a KILLER upgrade courtesy of Eastern Bikes. They sent over a set of Nightrain wheels and bars in blingy red. I just threw the wheels on and ... more »
USA Cycling Rules on Helmet Cameras and MP3 Players
This thread in our forum about helmet cams during National Champs got pretty lengthy. Ultimately, USA Cycling Commissaire, Tod Manning, responded to the original situation as well as the current rules regarding helmet cameras and MP3 players in USAC-sanctioned competition. Check it out, and thanks for your ... more »
EGO-Kits Introduces the E-Powered DH Bike Kit
The German brand EGO-Kits recently released footage of its E-Powered Downhill Bike Kit (shown above on a Kona).  It certainly looks to be an interesting solution to pedaling your way to the top or shuttling. The kit includes the following: ... more »
Introducing the Giro Xar Trail Helmet
The new Giro Xar trail helmet, spawned from the proven Giro Xen, has finally come to market. Vital MTB spent some time at the Giro facilities in Scotts Valley, California to meet the people and see the processes behind the most comfortable trail helmet ... more »
Tested: Scott Genius LT 30
Technology Restores the Versatility of the Mountain Bike By Scott Hart Versatility was the defining purpose of the first “mountain bikes.” We all know the history lesson: By the late 1970s, riders around the world – which included but were not exclusively
Click on any photo to see the complete Scott Genius LT 30 photo gallery
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A Sticky Rubber History
By Seb Kemp 38,000 B.C. Earliest evidence for the use of shoes comes from a cave in China during the Middle Paleolithic period 40,000 years ago.     Technically sandals were more popular than shoes for a long time. It’s all right though, socks
Kovarik, Vermont 03 -gordo
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Real Life Comparison: Vivid Air and Vivid Coil
By Steve Wentz I’ve been on both RockShox Vivid Coil and Vivid Air rear shocks for about a year now. In that time, I’ve seen a bunch of chatter on the web about them. While there are some solid opinions, there are a lot of “they're sick!” or “they suck”
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Life Cycles: The Last Great Mountain Bike Film
By Shawn Spomer It's 2011 and times have changed significantly in the last 10 years when thinking about movies and videos. Technology is faster and visual media is more accessible than it has ever been. Any one of us can watch 200 mountain bike videos
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