A $15,000 MTB? Interbike Day 2 - The Crazy and the Cool 2

A crazy-expensive XC bike, Motion Instruments data acquisition teaser, some slick multi tools and more from Day 2 of Interbike / Outdoor Demo

Posted by sspomer on 9/18/2018 5:02 PM

Aggy on the Kona Remote CTRL 7

An ode to the 80's combined with the future...

Posted by sspomer on 9/18/2018 8:23 AM

Trump Approves Tariffs on Chinese Goods Including $1 Billion in Bike Products 20

Vital is not about politics, so we're simply reporting this news without offering any additional insights or opinion.

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2018 3:21 AM

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The Crazy & The Cool - Interbike Day 1 / Outdoor Demo 7

So long Vegas, hello Reno / Tahoe. Check out some goods from Outdoor Demo at Interbike today and stay tuned for more goods all week.

Posted by sspomer on 9/17/2018 3:33 PM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2018 3:34 AM

Bike of the Day: Canyon Sender AL 3 10

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2018 1:19 AM

Tested: e*thirteen TRSr 9-46 Cassette 6

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2018 2:28 AM

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Posted by bturman on 9/16/2018 9:16 AM

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Posted by sspomer on 9/17/2018 8:37 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2018 2:29 PM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/17/2018 1:53 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2018 1:39 PM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/16/2018 12:56 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/15/2018 2:19 AM

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Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2018 7:14 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/14/2018 3:51 PM

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Posted by sspomer on 9/14/2018 10:53 AM

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Posted by bturman on 9/14/2018 8:39 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/14/2018 8:36 AM

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Posted by sspomer on 9/13/2018 1:36 PM

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Posted by bturman on 9/13/2018 4:00 AM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/13/2018 1:53 PM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/13/2018 1:04 AM

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Posted by Vital MTB on 9/12/2018 6:02 AM

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Posted by bturman on 9/12/2018 9:39 AM

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Posted by sspomer on 9/12/2018 8:44 AM

The Inside Line Podcast - Shaun Hughes, Yeti Cycles Race Team Mechanic 1

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Posted by sspomer on 9/12/2018 7:22 AM

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Posted by bturman on 9/11/2018 3:13 PM

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Posted by iceman2058 on 9/11/2018 2:54 PM

RACE DAY - 2018 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS DOWNHILL 10

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Posted by sspomer on 9/10/2018 2:46 PM