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Commencal Launches New Enduro Team
Following in the footsteps of the very successful Commencal / Riding Addiction DH race team, Commencal is now officially into Enduro as well! Famous French racing couple Cécile and Cédric Ravanel have been given control over the new Commencal Enduro
Photo by Commencal.
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Josh Bryceland Wins British Cycling's Ride of the Year Award
The Rat is Money - photo by Sven Martin.
A few days after taking home mountain biking's finest individual honor, the Vital Shreddy for Rider of the Year, Josh Bryceland has also managed to nab British Cycling's Ride of the Year award with his world-beating World's run in Hafjell, Norway. Despite launching ... more »
James Doerfling 2015 Knolly Contract Announcement
Big Mountain shredder James Deorfling has inked a contract extension with Knolly Bikes through 2015 & 2016. James has been a staple of the Knolly brand for the past four years testing his own limits and capturing amazing images across the globe. ... more »
Peaty's New Pushbike Project
Steve Peat is collaborating ZumZum Bikes! Always one to give back to the sport, Peaty has put his energy into creating what looks like a fun and safe balance bike for the next generation of world champs to get their start. Check out what Peaty
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No More Beer in the Booth - Rob Warner on Becoming a Commentator
We stumbled upon this blog entry from Rob Warner on Giant's website, and since so many Vital readers are race fans, we thought it would be appropriate to share it here too. Rob, you HAVE come a long way since the good old Freecaster days, and whilst we miss the antics every now and then,
Warner and Peaty, back in 2012 - photo Sven Martin.
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Help This Young BC Mountain Biker Beat Cancer and Ride Again
Earlier this month, 18-year-old Kyle McConkey of British Columbia was told he had just weeks to live. He has been battling leukemia for two years. Kyle has been through two bone marrow transplants - one from his brother and a recent one from a donor
Kyle McConkey sporting a jersey from Brandon Semenuk, just one of many Pro riders to get behind the young mountain biker.
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Moab Bans Electric Bikes on Mountain Bike Trails
In a move that could set the precedent for the rest of the USA, the Moab Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has banned the use of electric bikes on mountain bike trails. A recent update to their website clearly states their viewpoint: "The Moab BLM has determined that motor
Photo: Drunkcyclist.com
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Heal Up Jamie Goldman
photo by Sven Martin (who's also healing up from surgery)
As many of you may know, Jamie Goldman crashed during the Taxco Urban DH race this past weekend in Mexico. While it was initially thought he was just banged up, it turns out he suffered broken C6 and C7 vertebrae, a broken wrist and a handful ... more »
2014 City Downhill World Tour Concludes in Taxco, Mexico
2014 Taxco Downhill Trailer. The 2014 City Downhill World Tour reaches its conclusion in Taxco, Mexico this coming weekend (October 24-25). This annual event marks one of the most iconic stops on the urban DH circuit, and with the amount of talent on
Filip Polc, Taxco Downhill 2013 - photo by Dave Trumpore.
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Fabien Barel and ACC Win in Finale, Jared Graves and Tracy Moseley Are Enduro World Champions 2014
Jared Graves looking relaxed during day 1 - photo by Dave Trumpore.
It came down to the final race of the season, and what a showdown it was: Finale Ligure offered up technical stages and long, hard liaisons to present the riders with a test of skill, strength, and mental toughness. Jared Graves only needed ... more »

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