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Pro-Tec Pinner Suit LT Body Armor
The Pro-Tec Pinner LT Body Armor offers solid upper body protection with maximum comfort. The highly-vented mesh material will keep you cool on hot days and the removeable back protector lets you customize the armor for the terrain you're riding. Retail is only $179. Get the
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Fox Racing, Head-to-Toe
There's no better excuse to ask for a new riding gear than the holidays. Fox Racing sent over this budget-minded, but quality head-to-toe racing kit which includes a 2011 Fox Rampage Helmet, a Fox HC long-sleeve jersey, Fox Sidewinder gloves and Fox 180
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Lucent Productions has Vital MTB Shirts, Do You?
Get Vital MTB T-Shirts, zip up hoodies and beanies from the Vital MTB Store. (then comment on Lucent's crapper photo, LOL!)
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Fresh Gear
Christmas is coming and so are the care packages. Here are some rad upgrades for you and your bike. SRAM/Avid XO Brakes with Custom Lever Graphics- You may have to be a World Champion mountain biker or interneter to get custom levers - 333 grams (160mm rotor; front post mount) - Carbon
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One Year Later: Intense 2951 29er DH Prototype
About this time last year, Jeff Steber of Intense Cycles introduced the 2951 prototype to the world...a 29-inch wheeled downhill bike built from a modified 951 frame. Vital MTB visited the Intense factory in Temecula to speak with Jeff about the bike
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Deal Alert: WTB Tires and Cold Weather Riding Gear
Our friends over at Jenson USA are clearing out a ton of WTB tires.  We've always found the Weirwolf to be a consistent performer for all-mountain use.  Check out their full selection here.
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My Favorite Bike
By Shawn Spomer I have two mountain bikes that both push the $6000 price barrier, yet my favorite bike is a beat up, generic, mail-order beach cruiser that I bought for $100. Why is the most pathetic bike in my quiver my favorite bike? I don't ... more »
Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge
By Andre Palmer Mount Banyak, Batu, East Java Indonesia was the host for the 2010 Asia Pacific Downhill Challenge, held October 8-10. The Monster/Energy Specialized team was scheduled to race, so everyone came out in hopes of seeing the 2 newest World
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Riding the 2011 Trek Session 88
Trek brought the media to Brian Head, Utah for a couple fun days of downhilling on their new 2011 Session 88. Since I've been riding a 2010 Session 8 all summer, it was a fun comparison to make between the new bike and my current bike. The video will
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Tested: Fox Racing V3R Carbon Helmet
The pinnacle of MTB fullfaces would be a good way to describe the Fox V3R carbon full face helmet. Fox trickled down the technology and design from their V3 motocross helmet and created the V3R that meets off-road standards for bicycles. They overlooked no detail in the process
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