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Added a new slideshow First Look: 2016 Orbea Rallon 27.5 and Loki 27.5+ 7/27/2015 1:36 PM
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Added a new video Bartek 'Jaws' Krzyszton Goes for Broke in this Nine Knights Contest Entry 7/27/2015 9:08 AM
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The Suzuki Nine Knights contest gathers some of the best riders from around the world. This is the video Bartek 'Jaws' Krzyszton put together in an attempt to gain an entry. Think he makes the cut? Big moves, big style... Visit www.nineknightsmtb.com for full contest details.

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Added a new video Must Watch: Chris Akrigg - The Water Cycle 7/27/2015 8:28 AM
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Akrigg does it again in this incredible video! Join him on a downhill romp from the top of the Brecon Beacons through South Wales all the way to the coast through streams, rivers, waterfalls, reservoirs and across beaches. After your mind has been blown, check out Akrigg's Mongoose Teocali do-it-all bike up close and personal, and strap yourself in for more of his awesome videos.

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Added a comment about feature [Updated] New Ohlins STX22 Air Shock Featured on 2016 Specialized Enduro 7/27/2015 7:38 AM
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There's much more than just gram counting at work here. Good suspension is a great tradeoff for a little extra weight, if at all.

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Added reply in a thread Advice for a dirt bike transplant 7/26/2015 11:42 PM

Interesting choice, going from moto to XC... Having experienced both, and the full spectrum in-between, my honest suggestion would be to kick the XC bike and purchase yourself a nice trail/all-mountain bike - something with a bit more travel (140-150mm),

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Added a comment about video The Rollercoaster of Rad - Forrest Bump 7/26/2015 2:35 PM
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Looks like a blast! Keep up the good work boys.

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Added a new video Who's Faster? World Cup Downhiller vs World Cup XC Racer 7/26/2015 2:02 PM
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Former Downhill World Cup winner Marc Beaumont thinks Cross Country riders are slow on descents, and he proved that they could indeed go faster in a previous video. But when Marc has to go up the hill before heading down, will XC legend Nino Schurter prove him wrong? Both riders took a quick lap around the Lenzerheide World Cup XC track to find out who is faster where.

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Liked a bike check 2015 Transition Patrol 7/26/2015 1:03 PM
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Added reply in a thread 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders 7/25/2015 8:45 PM

Cycling Canada just announced their gravity team: 2015 MTB World Championships Selection - DHI Junior Women Georgia Astle Junior Men Henry Fitzgerald Magnus Manson Jack Almond Elite Women Casey Brown Miranda Miller Claire Buchar Vaea Verbeek Elite Men ... more »

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 2:56 PM

Valid point. Here's the elevation/distance/time breakdown for Crested Butte:

One could certainly make an educated guess, though it'd be difficult. Is that against the rules though? As far as I can tell, it's only illegal to practice stages ... more »

Started new thread 2015 UCI Mountain Bike World Championship Teams and Riders 7/25/2015 1:08 PM

With the World Championships just weeks away, national cycling federations will be announcing their list of riders who have been selected to participate. We'll post each team here as we're made aware of their attendance. Up first is the USA squad. Good ... more »

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Added a new video Riding Bikes with Amber the Downhill Dog 7/25/2015 10:08 AM
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Follow the adventures of James Roxburgh and his adorable dog Amber through the woods of Aldershot, England for an unforgettable ride. Want to see more trail dog adventures? Don't miss our 7 Trail Dogs That Are Faster Than You feature.

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 9:33 AM

It's worth noting that there are ~500+ miles of singletrack in Crested Butte, so pre-riding the right trails would be like finding a needle in a haystack. http://www.cbgtrails.com/embed/38.898280862062315,-106.95726871490477/10

Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/25/2015 9:06 AM

Chris Ball's letter above discusses the altitude. As Jeff mentions, some athletes may already live at altitude and therefore not need to show up early for that reason. Even so, what worsens the situation is the EWS racer's booklet, which originally told riders

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Liked a comment on the item Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Lizard Skins 7/24/2015 6:00 PM

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/24/2015 5:31 PM

One thing that's quite odd is that on the "official practice day" you can't even ride all of the stages. Where's the sense in that? Vital reached out to the organizer for comment. Meanwhile, several riders are already in Crested Butte six days early getting used to the area and (a reasonable

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Added reply in a thread Enduro practice - Should it be standardized? 7/24/2015 4:29 PM

Related, here's a note from Chris Ball about Crested Butte and training prior to events: "Dear all teams and riders, Congratulations to everyone for a great first half of the season. As we hit the midway point in our year, with four events to go, I just ... more »

Added a new video The Blitz: Bikes, Beer and Arm Wrestling in Bend 7/24/2015 1:59 PM
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The Blitz is a unique and entertaining mountain bike race event hosted in Bend, Oregon. It's a true test of skills both on and off the bike! It is more than just a race, featuring 40 of the best pro men and women riders in the nation battling against each other to win cash primes in the big air, speeding past the radar gun, and testing their strength in an arm wrestling championship.

Here's a great video documenting the unique event featuring Adam Craig, Carl Decker and Josh Carlson of the Giant Factory Off-Road Team.

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Added a new video Colorado Freeride Festival Slopestyle Replay 7/24/2015 12:59 PM
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Re-watch the Maxxis Slopestyle Open Finals, home of the only major open FMB slopestyle event in the western hemisphere.

Final Results:

1. Carson Storch (USA) 91

2. Torquato Testa (ITA) 88

3. Jakub Vencl (CZE) 87.3

4. Max Fredriksson (SWE) 87

5. Matt Jones (GBR) 86.3

6. Eric Walenta (AUT) 79.6

7. Diego Caverzasi (ITA) 78.3

8. Ray George (USA) 77.3

9. Reed Boggs (USA) 74

10. Daryl Brown (GBR) 73.3

11. DJ Brandt (USA) 70.3

12. Greg Watts (USA) 70

13. Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) 64

14. Mike Montgomery (USA) 63.3

15. Mitch McFee (USA) 58.6

16. Anton Thelander (SWE) 23

These 15 riders qualified for the big show:

1. Nicholi Rogatkin (USA) 94.3

2. Carson Storch (USA) 90.6

3. Matt Jones (GBR) 85.6

4. Torquato Testa (ITA) 84.6

5. Anton Thelander (SWE) 84

6. Max Fredriksson (SWE) 83.6

7. Eric Walenta (AUT) 79.6

8. Diego Caverzasi (ITA) 79.3

9. Jakub Vencl (CZE) 79

10. Mike Montgomery (USA) 74

11. Ray George (USA) 70.3

12. Greg Watts (USA) 69

13. Reed Boggs (USA) 67.6

14. Mitch McFee (USA) 67.3

15. DJ Brandt (USA) 67

Full results available here. See more at www.coloradofreeridefestival.com.

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Added a comment about video Medicine Trail: Progressive Trail Build and Ride in Durango, Colorado 7/24/2015 12:48 PM
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Stoked to check out the Medicine Trail later this summer. Great work, guys and gals!

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