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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It's cold outside. Merino wool is great way to stay warm says this Vital member.
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Posted by bturman on 12/18/2014 11:02 AM
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
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