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Trail Hunter - Matt Hunter Rides Japan

Join Matt Hunter, professional mountain biker and adventure seeker, while he finds inspiration traveling the world, exploring new trails and having unique experiences that could only happen on a bike.

Posted by bturman on 12/22/2014 3:24 PM

Paul Basagoitia's Season Recap

Here is a little video recap Paul put together from his POV/GoPro footage from the 2014 season. Rampage footage never ceases to amaze. Check it out.

Posted by csteen on 12/22/2014 2:12 PM

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 team, which also includes fast Frenchie Nico Quere. Keep an eye on these adoptive Andorrans in 2015!

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 12:05 PM

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Woburn Whips - Daily Shot 1

A jump, some bikes, a camera and a couple of flashes. Now there's a good time if ever we saw one!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 1:50 PM

Dan Atherton and Friends in Wales' Dyfi Forest

Dan Atherton headed to Dyfi Forest in Wales as he searched for a new place to call home. Along the way he bumps in to a few friends and finds some amazing trails to ride.

Posted by csteen on 12/22/2014 10:15 AM

One Fast Frenchie - Remi Thirion Slays Trail in His Hexagone Segment 1

Remi Thirion has become one of our favorite riders to watch, and one look at this segment from Hexagone will demonstrate why. World Champs are in Andorra this year, just sayin'...

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 9:54 AM

No Trails for Christmas

'Tis the season... for heavy metal and shred! Deity's Cody Gessel sessions his local trails like only Cody Gessel can.

Posted by 970biking on 12/22/2014 9:08 AM

Stoppie Sunday 1

There's a new game in town! Not only stoppies, but jump to stoppie... now that's some brake control skills!

Posted by 970biking on 12/22/2014 8:52 AM

2014 RIDE OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 2

Graham Agassiz stopped the MTB world in its tracks when he took a 50-foot first-time sender drop to an astonishing 76-feet during Red Bull Rampage practice. Pure talent. Pure insanity.

Posted by sspomer on 12/22/2014 8:02 AM

Bangers'n Mash 1

Nothing but bangers in this recap reel from Steel City Media and Cotic. Well, maybe a little mash too...

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 4:04 AM

Bike of the Day: Nicolai Helius RC 1 2

Versatile trail weapon from the German crafters.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 2:35 AM

Josh Bryceland Wins British Cycling's Ride of the Year Award

A few days after taking home mountain biking's finest 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, foot-mangling World's run in Hafjell, Norway.

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/22/2014 2:57 AM

Suzanne Lacey Tears Up Her Local 2

It's not often we're spoiled with a lady shr-edit, but this one makes it two weeks in a row already - it must be Xmas or something. Girls, we know you're out there, grab your camcorders and share the goods!

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/21/2014 7:36 AM

Dusty Drift - Daily Shot 4

Sometimes, technical aspects of photography take the back seat. If a shot works, it works.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/21/2014 12:35 PM

2014 MTB PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 3

Vital MTB testers get their hands on all the latest and greatest mountain bike gear and had the difficult task of choosing their favorite of the 2014. Find out what product won inside!

Posted by sspomer on 12/21/2014 9:30 AM

Bike of the Day: Yeti SB66c 6 11

You don't see red ano decals every day.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/21/2014 4:40 AM

Brothers of Enduro - Jerome and Pierre Clementz Ride Their Backyard

If you didn't know already, it should come as no surprise that Jerome Clementz has a brother who shreds as hard as he does! Must be something in the water out there in Alsace.

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/20/2014 7:46 AM

Droppin' In - Daily Shot 1

Drop it like it's hot. #soenduro

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/20/2014 11:29 AM

2014 Thanks-for-Making-it-Impossible-to-Film-Another-Worthy-Whistler-Edit - Vital MTB Shreddy Award 2

What does that long-ass title mean? It means the recipient's shred edits were our favorites of 2014, that's what. Dig in, get stoked.

Posted by sspomer on 12/20/2014 8:00 AM

Bike of the Day: Giant Trance 27.5 4 2

Alu version of Giant's versatile trail slayer.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/20/2014 7:16 AM

Mongoose Express Holiday Delivery 1

Getting rowdy on his way to drop off the very last package of the year, Santa gets a flat on the trail. He calls the Mongoose Express to lend a helping hand. Greg Illingworth, Kevin Peraza, Paul Ryan, Steve McCann, Greg Watts, Chris Akrigg, and Mike Montgomery make sure the parcel gets to the right place with style.

Posted by csteen on 12/19/2014 2:03 PM

Reflections, Part Three - Make Your Own Luck

Manon Carpenter's stellar success in 2014 marked a high point on a journey with a Junior World Cup, World Championships, Elite World Cup Podiums, and everything in between. The pressure may now be on for repeat success in 2015. Some may call the past year luck, but in the words of Manon "You make your own luck."

Posted by csteen on 12/19/2014 10:04 AM

BMX Meets the Forest with Drew Bezanson and Morgan Wade in the Dark Woods 1

Prepare to have your mind blown. Watch BMXers Drew Bezanson and Morgan Wade work their magic in the Dark Woods, where they built and rode one of the most progressive setups to date, taking cues from BMX, MTB, and their own wild imaginations.

Posted by bturman on 12/19/2014 9:51 AM

Draggin' Bar - Daily Shot 1

Do you even drag bar bro?

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/19/2014 12:18 PM

Three Locations with Baltes 1

Who in the world is Raphael Baltes? You'll remember this up and coming shredder after seeing his edit featuring just three different parks.

Posted by 970biking on 12/19/2014 11:03 AM

The Making of The Ridge with Danny Macaskill

By now, you're probably one of the 25 million people who have seen The Ridge, featuring Danny MacAskill riding a trail bike on the Isle of Skye, filmed by the good people of Cut Media. Well here's an opportunity to go behind the scenes to see just how much work went into those short but sweet minutes of action...don't miss out!

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/19/2014 5:01 AM

2014 RIDER OF THE YEAR - Vital MTB Shreddy Awards 5

Vital MTB is stoked to kick off the 2014 Shreddy Awards with our Rider of the Year presentation. YEWWW!

Posted by sspomer on 12/19/2014 10:28 AM

Frozen Ground with Britney White 1

Take an off season ride with Britney White as she rips some of her local single track trails!

Posted by 970biking on 12/19/2014 11:13 AM

Bike of the Day: Octane One Void 1 1

Looks like a lot of fun, and looks good too!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/19/2014 4:11 AM

Rocky Mountain Urge BP Rally Team's EWS Season

In this video, rewind a whole year of Enduro World Series with the Rocky Mountain Urge BP EWS Rally Team and catch the highlights. They had a good year in 2014, taking 2nd overall in the Team category, and are looking forward to 2015.

Posted by csteen on 12/18/2014 11:09 AM

Member Review: Hincapie PowerCore Merino LS Baselayer

It's cold outside. Merino wool is great way to stay warm says this Vital member.

Have an informed and honest opinion about a product? Help out your fellow MTBer by writing a review. The top Vital reviewer each month earns a Jenson USA gift card.

Posted by bturman on 12/18/2014 11:02 AM

Brendog and Stevie Smith Get Trigger Happy 1

Raddest thing ever! Brendan Fairclough and Stevie Smith decide to film themselves ripping a trail using a full arsenal of Action Cams and every triggering device you can imagine - and some you could never. Watch it now!

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/18/2014 12:36 AM

Loam Ranger | Lars Sternberg 2

If you misplaced your trail bike owner's manual, don't worry, Lars has your back. This is what you're meant to be doing with it.

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/18/2014 6:22 AM

First Look: 2015 FSA Mountain Bike Wheelsets 17

FSA is diving headfirst into the mountain bike wheel game in 2015, and they're bringing some interesting technologies they've developed in the road bike world along for the ride. Check out their lineup in this First Look feature.

Posted by bturman on 12/18/2014 8:41 AM

A Berm with a View - Daily Shot 2

Michal Kollbeck gets all edgy with it. Check the gallery for a little more goodness!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 12/18/2014 7:41 AM

Amanda's Lunch Date

Not only does Amanda Cordell shred, she has her priorities straight too. Gonna be a few guys wishing they could ride like a girl after watching this one!

Posted by iceman2058 on 12/18/2014 6:38 AM