Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Meribel, France, and you could win a set of SRAM GUIDE RSC brakes.
Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 8:56 AM
Plenty of drama and unfamiliar faces on the first page of the Meribel qualifying sheets! We've broken our abacus to figure out the points standings and some of the scenarios heading into what promises to be an absolutely epic end to the World Cup season tomorrow. YEOW!
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 6:27 AM
Adding a larger cog to a 10-speed cassette is becoming a popular alternative to more expensive 1X wide-range solutions. And with the RAD cage from OneUp, you no longer have to live with some of the compromises inherent to such modifications. Check our review to see how this seemingly simple part makes a big difference on the trail.
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 9:38 AM
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Posted by ezduzit on 8/21/2014 9:23 AM
Peaty and Ratboy practice their French and then head out for a run down the Meribel WC track. Clearly, Josh didn't take French in school (they don't teach those words there).
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/22/2014 2:33 AM
Yeah Cam! Watch his record breaking 100-foot, 3-inch backflip at Mammoth Mountain that aired live on ESPN.
Posted by bturman on 8/21/2014 7:53 PM
Commencal is coming out swinging with its 2015 DH line-up, including dedicated models for racers and park rats alike. We've got pics, video, specs, geo, and pricing all lined up and waiting for you just inside. There's a new US distribution model to go with the new bikes too!
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 12:55 PM
Vital member vics26 weighs in on one of the most popular handlebars on the market.
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Posted by bturman on 8/21/2014 4:55 PM
SRAM's carbon RISE 60 wheels get new hubs and new rims for 2015. Built for XC and trail riders, the RISE 60 now utilizes a hookless rim design that results in a wheel that’s lighter, stronger and more resistant to impacts. The inner width of the rim is now wider, too.
Posted by bturman on 8/21/2014 11:56 AM
Our first glimpse into the speed and pace at the final World Cup of the season.
Posted by sspomer on 8/21/2014 8:58 AM
The day has come! Later this evening Cam Zink will attempt a new world record for the longest backflip on a bicycle. Check out this quick clip of the final practice - airtime!
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/21/2014 4:16 AM
Snowbird's new Big Mountain Trail runs through some of the most scenic high alpine terrain Utah has to offer. A 7.5 mile long, 2,900 vertical foot adventure is just one tram ride away.
Posted by csteen on 8/20/2014 6:51 PM
Canfield Brothers is graciously giving away one of their awesome 4130 chromoly DJ frames. Entering to win is easy: 1 - Like Canfield Brothers // 2 - Like Vital MTB // 3 - Share this image // 4 - Cross your fingers! We'll announced the winner on September 3.
Posted by bturman on 8/20/2014 5:28 PM
Niner’s new Jet 9 RDO features an updated carbon layup, lower weight, improved internal cable routing, and an exciting list of components. Listen in as we discuss the new bike and new Carbon Compaction System that marks a big milestone for the Colorado-based brand.
Posted by bturman on 8/20/2014 4:42 PM
Leo Zuckerman and Nick Geddes teamed up to create this inspiring video sharing Nick's story of discovering he was sick, aggressively battling leukemia, and then getting back on a bike. A rough road traveled and a great video with awesome imagery.
Posted by csteen on 8/20/2014 3:29 PM
The old Chinese say, be careful what you wish for, it may come true...well, the riders have been asking for a real DH track, and a real DH track is what they got. Even course check legend Claudio Caluori is reduced to a gibbering mess here, and that's saying something. Bring on the racing.
Posted by iceman2058 on 8/20/2014 1:05 PM
The end is near and it couldn't be hotter out there. Some serious DH slaying is about to unfold in the new World Cup venue of Meribel, France.
Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2014 5:06 PM
There's one 2014 World Cup downhill race remaining and if Claudio's helmet cam has shown us anything, the venue is no joke. We've thrown down the prediction gauntlet so you can see the results before the race even starts. #nailbiter
Posted by sspomer on 8/20/2014 2:22 PM