Updated photo album WINNING BIKE - Troy Brosnan's Canyon Sender 6/24/2018 9:59 AM
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Added a comment about video One Minute of Sam Hill Cruising is Better Than No Minutes of Sam Hill at All 6/22/2018 4:29 PM
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separate as in not on the same property as the OHV area (that 72k acres)?

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Liked a comment on the item GETTIN' SOME! Vital RAW, Crankworx Les Gets DH 6/22/2018 3:08 PM

Yeeeess nothing like some Raw DH footage on a Friday to get you stoked for some weekend shredding!

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2:35. So dope.

Added a new video Luca Shaw Crankworx Les Gets POV Helmet Cam 6/22/2018 2:59 PM
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#USDH wonder boy, Luca Shaw ain't going slow. Straight Outta Waffle House and into the baguette shop. On it!

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Added a comment about video GETTIN' SOME! Vital RAW, Crankworx Les Gets DH 6/22/2018 1:23 PM
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jack reading i think

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Added a new video GETTIN' SOME! Vital RAW, Crankworx Les Gets DH 6/22/2018 9:59 AM
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What do you get when some of the fastest mountain bikers in the world are let loose on a grassy French mountainside? You get plenty of knob-ripping speeds. Downhill practice from Crankworx Les Gets in France.

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Added a new video One Minute of Sam Hill Cruising is Better Than No Minutes of Sam Hill at All 6/22/2018 8:41 AM
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This past February, Sam Hill traded in the toasty weather of Western Australia for the leafless, cold, rain and roots of Windrock, Tennessee. Sam and a bunch of SRAM / RockShox athletes, made the trip to one of the USA's premier redneck stomping grounds for early-season Lyrik and BoXXer testing and this is a tiny glimpse of some Sam's flat-pedal pursuits. #neverenoughsamhillfootage

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Added a new video Prototypes, Testing and New Bike Development - Syndicate 2018 #2 6/22/2018 8:21 AM
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It was a bit of a surprise to see the Santa Cruz Syndicate race the first World Cup Downhill of 2018 in Croatia on their 2017 V10cc 29ers. Luca Shaw teased a ripping POV clip from Idyllwild, clearly on an aluminum bike. By the time the Fort William World Cup DH race came around, we were teased even more with blurry new bike photos and we now know that the new, updated V10 is here with redesigned front and rear triangles. See how Greg Minnaar, Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier worked with the engineers at Santa Cruz Bikes to develop the new race machine.

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Added a new video Ass = Hauled, Tires = Abused. Dave McMillan Crushing Canberra 6/21/2018 7:22 AM
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It's a win for us viewers and a hard day at the office for Dave McMillan's tires. The Aussie whipmaster extraordinaire tackles Canberra, Australia's, finest terrain on his Stumpjumper 29.

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Added reply in a thread 2018 Racing Rumors 6/21/2018 6:11 AM

loic riding the specialized demo 29er today in les gets. he has jack racing's data acq on it and from these photos by sven martin and dan hearn, his style isn't hampered one bit.

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Added reply in a thread PODCast feedback 6/20/2018 1:21 PM

if i didn't have to censor kidwoo's comments every 15 seconds, i'd be able to do them weekly. half of our budget goes to keeping kidwoo in a corner.

Liked a comment on the item Swedish Gold for Everyone | Vital Rides the All-New Öhlins DH Race Fork 6/20/2018 12:54 PM

The close-up of the blue fork seal image looks very much like the bit that counts, no?

Added a new video Is Kade Edwards the Bad Boy of Mountain Biking? 6/20/2018 12:16 PM
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When we saw the subject line of the email containing the above video, we were mildly entertained but actually didn't open the email for like an hour. It read, "Endura Press Release: Kade Edwards Edit and Story - The Bad Boy of Mountainbiking."

We all know mountain biking is two words (no biggie, our spelling and grammar are rough at best most days), and we definitely know that Kade Edwards is the nastiest up-and-comer in the world of young DH free-racers. But was he the Bad Boy of our sport? We had to chuckle. There are quite a few dirty, derelict, deviant mountain bikers, past and/or present, for Kade to compete with in the arena of Bad Boy. We felt Endura oversold the content, ignored the email and went about our day (lunch time).

Chips and salsa are tasty. Lunch was consumed, our inbox was now under control and we came back to the Endura email to finally open it. We ignored the copy and went straight for the YouTube link because, after all, we really only care about Kade hucking horizontally on his DH bike. We were not let down by the way he maneuvered his Trek Session in the video. We know the stylish youngster is a product of working on his craft at skateparks and trails. We know he's a legit BMX nibbler, throwing suicides and supermans at World Cups. And in hindsight, the footage that surprised us the most shouldn't be surprising at all because we're glued to his Instagram account. A truckdriver on his dirt jumper, barspin-to-manual-to feeble, a tailwhip and some boosty skatepark airs on his 20" made up considerably for any fail in the email subject line. The video delivered with a great balance of variety, A.D.D. edit style and just-long-enough length, leaving us wanting more. The music even worked. Well done.

If you need more insight into who Kade is, below is the write-up that was sent with the video.

Livingston, Scotland, 20 June 2018: Kade Edwards of the Trek Factory Racing Downhill team is a colourful character and a rising star on the DH horizon. He's really a full-time bike rider, who rides bikes, all kinds of bikes, all the time, every day. It consumes him and has obsessed him since he first started competing as a six year old which means he's been competing on bikes for virtually all of his young life.

“I was always serious when it came to competing, I want to win, people were saying that me getting second in a World Cup was good, but you know what they say, 'Second is first loser' and I want to win.”

Watch Endura’s video of what Kade does best – shredding, whether on trails or in the skatepark, and read the full story on him.

Share Endura’s competition – the Scottish brand has made a rad Trek Factory Racing Downhill tie-dye jersey especially for this film, and the only other one we made is up for grabs. Enter here - https://woobox.com/2hmhep


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What's Inside Vital Gear Club Box #4?
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Added reply in a thread The Mystery of the Bead Monster 6/18/2018 11:44 AM

did you use tire levers to get the tires on? if so, was it difficult? could a lever have stretched or injured the bead where you're seeing the fold? i have no idea, just curious if you noticed anything extra difficult or easy during mounting

Added reply in a thread PODCast feedback 6/18/2018 9:07 AM

awesome, thanks for the kind words. so funny about your short commute and taking 8 minutes to get through deity!!

Updated photo album WINNING BIKE - Danny Hart's Saracen Myst 6/18/2018 8:55 AM
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Added a new video Even More Loam to the Dome - Vital RAW Crankworx iXS DH Innsbruck 6/17/2018 9:53 AM
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When you can't get enough dirt-spitting DH action from Crankworx Innsbruck. The race concluded today with Danny Hart and Tracey Hannah taking Elite victories.

Download full race results - PDF file

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