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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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Vital Best of 2010 Overflow
It's been such a killer year at Vital MTB that we had to keep the "Best of 2010" theme alive with a list of video features, in no particular order, that will stoke you out. Happy New Year suckers! No Money, No Problem, Haro Steel Reserve 1.1
Graham Agassiz Bike Check by LucentFirst Look: Lapierre Prototype DH Bike with Nico Vouilloz ... more »
Bar Drag Bounty Video Contest
presented by Fox Racing Shox
SUBMISSION DEADLINE NOW MIDNIGHT PST, MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011 SUBMIT AS MANY VIDEOS AS YOU WANT, IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU'VE ALREADY MADE A SUBMISSION • TURN VIDEOS ONLY...WHEELS ON THE GROUND! Drifts, skids, ... more »
Tested: TLD / Shock Doctor Chest Protector 5900
By Josh Maurer Model : Troy Lee Designs Chest Protector CP 5900 Retail Cost : $169 as tested (there is a second model that has bicep protection which retails for $199) Colors : Black (tested) or White I had no idea this chest protector was so versatile
Here you can see maximum and minimum protection all at once. Each pad and element is removable, making this a very customizable piece of protection.
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2011 SixSixOne Gear, Head-To-Toe
Does your all-mountain riding gear need a refresher?   SixSixOne recently sent over some of their 2011 all-mountain products, including the NEW Recon Helmet, Sub Gear Under Armor, 401 Chevron Gloves, Evo Bomber Under Shorts, Strait Knee Pads and
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Why I Ride Comment Contest
AND THE WINNER IS... Erin Roberts I ride because I cannot fly; I ride because it's the most freeing, independent extrinsic activity I am capable of... I ride because someone once told me that girls can't. Micayla says, "Erin Roberts' comment really left
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Christmas Gift Guide: Answer Products
With 20 products under a hundred dollars you have to admit that Answer Products should be stuffed into your stocking. Naughty or nice, it doesn’t matter kids. The brand has heritage like no other with MX and BMX roots running deep in its storied history.
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