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Product Blog: Pro-Tec Hands Down Gloves
"Retro" color, size Large pictured -2nd generation Hands Down Glove -Lightweight, full-finger glove -Single layer synthetic leather palm with no stitch lines -Silicon grippers across the palm and into the braking fingers. -Lightweight air mesh ... more »
2010 Summer Ride Diary, Santa Cruz Carbon Nomad
Most times I get on the trail bike this summer, I'll be posting my experiences right here with parts changes and upgrades noted. Current Weight 30.07 lbs Current Parts Spec Rear Shock: Fox DHX 5.0 Air Fork: RockShox Lyrik Solo Air, 20mm Drivetrain: ... more »
Tested: 2010 Fox 32 TALAS 150 FIT RLC
Tipping the scales at just under 4lbs, the Fox 32 TALAS 150 FIT RLC fork is a diverse, stiff trail bike weapon. With what may be one of the longest product names in mountain biking, the 32 TALAS is designed to be a jack-of-all-trades for riders ... more »
Tested: TSG Kraken Helmet and Beam Glove
by Jason Smith
TSG Kraken Helmet The TSG dirt jump lids have only been recently available in the States, so I was stoked to get a hold of the new Kraken helmet. This deceivingly technical hard-foam half shell is very comfortable and adjustable. ... more »
Pre-Ride Warm Up with MTB Strength Training Systems
Judging by the amount of questions I get from riders about pre-ride warm ups there is a lot of conflicting information about what to do. Do you spin for while to let your legs warm up? Do you stretch? Do you simply do some jumping jacks and go? It all
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Tested: Fox Racing Flux Helmet, Ventilator Shorts and Live Wire Jersey
Fox Racing sent over the full all-mountain kit for a test which included the Flux helmet, Live Wire jersey and Ventilator shorts. I spent some time grinding up and down my local trails and was stoked on the fit and performance of the gear. Check out
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Jamie Goldman's Upsidedown Underground
The first Upsidedown Underground contest took place in Jamie Goldman's backyard this past weekend in Bend, Oregon. Bend was the perfect freestyle meeting place, halfway in between Vancouver and Aptos giving the riders no excuses not to show up and throw
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Video of the Month Assignment, May 2010: Urban Assault
The Winner of the Urban Assault Video of the Month for May 2010 is Howie Zink!
Howie gets the $250 and Pro-Tec Pro Kit for the following reasons 1. He had a helmet on in every shot (sorry Semenuk) 2. He's a brute 3. He's gnarly 4. He's burly ... more »
Set the Record Straight: Freecaster's Raymond Dulieu
Recently, Freecaster.tv announced that they would be charging to watch their live UCI World Cup broadcast. The response from the MTB community was passionate, but often mis-informed. Vital MTB decided to go straight to the source to find out about Freecaster's ... more »
Product Blog: Pro-Tec Pinner LT Knee and Elbow Pads
The Pro-Tec Pinner LT knee/shin and elbow pads provide superior comfort, fit, and protection. Made with vented and reinforced injection-molded knee, shin, elbow, and forearm caps to keep your limbs puncture-proof during ground contact. The ... more »

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