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Tested: Kore Jive Flat Pedal

We're always game to put a new flat pedal through its paces, and that's just what we did with Kore's Jive. Find out how we got along in our review inside!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/20/2014 4:27 AM

My Girlfriend Is A Mountain Biker 1

Be very careful what you wish for, it may just come true...

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/20/2014 2:24 AM

Pin it ya Fairy! 1

The Tooth Fairy has nothing on the Mountain Bike Fairy. This magical pinner with wings can make a bike appear out of thin air and fix a flat with a flick of the wrist. There must also be fairy dust on those legs because they don't stop spinning! Take that Harry Potter.

Posted by csteen on 10/19/2014 2:57 PM

So Anybody Can Just Go Ride Rampage, Right? 2

So when Rampage is over, everybody goes home and they just leave the lines out there, right? Ethan Nell takes advantage in this video.

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/19/2014 4:40 AM

Selfie Sender - Daily Shot 1

We are always stoked when Matt Slager posts up another self-portrait action shot - and this latest one does not disappoint!

Got the goods? Share the gold!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/19/2014 8:31 AM

Bike of the Day: Surly Ice Cream Truck 4 3

Deep down, you know you want to try one.

SHARE YOUR BIKE! Add your bike to our Bike Check section.

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/19/2014 3:12 AM

100,000 Vertical Feet in 24 Hours 8

At the end of 24 hours Reg Mullett and Mark *Kram* Haimes had completed 27 laps on Mount 7 with a total descent of over 100,000 vertical feet after battling rain, darkness and near-freezing temperatures all in hopes of setting at Guinness World Record.

Posted by sspomer on 10/19/2014 11:12 AM

Pastrana and Crew Are Back! Nitro Circus Live Returns To America

There is no other show on earth where you'll catch people backflipping your little sister's tricycle on a 50-foot booter. Pastrana and his band of lunatics are BACK for 2015!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/19/2014 2:57 AM

Rollercoaster Radness - Daily Shot 2

How to boost your DH bike with Jon Bokrantz.

Got boost? Share!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/18/2014 12:04 PM

Race Report - California Enduro Series Finale, Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro

The 2014 CES concluded in fine fashion on the trails of Demo Forest in Santa Cruz. Check the photos, video and race report inside.

Posted by sspomer on 10/18/2014 10:34 AM

Pretty and Pinned - Linda Paluc Shreds Semmering

Linda Paluc is definitely a girly girl, but she's not afraid to send it either. #ladieswhoshred

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/18/2014 10:32 AM

Bike of the Day: Saracen Ariel 2 1

Tidy job with so many cables!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 10/18/2014 10:20 AM

Backcountry Trail Addiction

I'm not sure what the most amazing adventure ever might look like, but this one looks just about right. Searching for a unique experience, these guys decided on Les Arcs, France, with its enormous single track and massive hills. Check out their backcountry adventure descending from the high mountain vistas of the Alps to the loamy, forested valley and feel the jealousy.

Posted by csteen on 10/17/2014 5:19 PM

We Rode the FOX Pros' Bikes, Prototypes and All - Enduro Edition 11

What's it like to ride an Enduro World Series race winning bike from an average joe's perspective? FOX invited us to ride bikes belonging to Jared Graves, Justin Leov, Francois Bailly-Maitre, and Nico Lau in the Whistler Bike Park.

Posted by bturman on 10/17/2014 6:29 PM

Matt Jones Visits the Red Bull Farm Jam

MTB, BMX and MX all come together in one magical location: The Farm. Saracen and Five Ten rider Matt Jones rocked up to the party looking for some big, burly dirt jumps and he wasn't disappointed.

Posted by 970biking on 10/17/2014 12:46 PM

Black n' White Boosting - Daily Shot 1

Boosting a big bad booter in black and white.

Got rowdy? Share!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/17/2014 12:42 PM

Giddy-Uppin in Israel 1

It's been few weeks since the 2015 "GiddyUp" Transition bikes landed in Israel, and the local Transition riders wasted little time putting them to the task. Good times!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/17/2014 12:26 PM

Unexpected Thursday 38

Some seriously creative street riding, big hucks and general tom foolery in the 38th episode from the Rise.

Posted by 970biking on 10/17/2014 12:23 PM

New Carbon Kid on the Block - Atomik Carbon Launches New Wheels and Handlebars 12

We're always excited to learn about new products made from the fantastic fiber, especially when it looks like they hit a good balance between spec and pricing. Without testing we can't know for sure, but Atomik Carbon definitely appears to be worthy of your attention at this stage.

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/17/2014 5:42 AM

More Madness at La Fenasosa - Air Line Opens 2

Originally imagined and built by Andreu Lacondeguy and crew, the new Air Line at La Fenasosa Bike Park is not for the faint of heart. With a big step down into a set of serious doubles you better have your avionics in perfect condition before heading off down this runway!

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/17/2014 4:20 AM

Bike of the Day: Canyon Torque Alpinist 3 1

Earn your turns, and shred it like you stole it!

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Posted by iceman2058 on 10/17/2014 2:03 AM

Forum: Are Camera Mounts on Helmets a Potential Safety Concern? 13

Michael Schumacher, a famous race car driver, suffered a brain injury when he slammed his head on a rock while skiing. This week a French journalist claimed the injury was due to the GoPro camera attached to his helmet. Does this raise any red flags for you?

Posted by bturman on 10/16/2014 4:07 PM

NS Bikes in the Lab of Destruction 6

It's like a torture dungeon nightmare for handlebars. The guys at NS Bikes are working hard to find out how much abuse their products can take. It looks like they may need some fatter employees.

Posted by csteen on 10/16/2014 3:55 PM

Member Review: Guerrilla Gravity Megatrail 2

Vital member wydopen praises his Megatrail for its "dialed geometry, amazing suspension performance, efficient pedaling, wheel size choice, and price." That's not all, though. Read his review for a more in depth look at where it excels and how it compares to the competition.

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 10/16/2014 2:41 PM

Like. Share. Win! Race Face SixC Cinch Cranks

The lightest carbon DH-rated cranks on the planet could be yours! Our friends at Race Face have put together an awesome prize pack including the super light SixC Cinch cranks, bottom bracket, and narrow/wide chainring. Entering to win is easy: 1 - Like Race Face. // 2 - Like Vital MTB. // 3 - Share this image. We'll announce the winner on October 21.

Posted by bturman on 10/16/2014 12:37 PM

Canyon Gap Knock Out 2

You want to see the real reason Kelly McGarry blew up on this year's Red Bull Rampage canyon gap? It all makes so much sense now...

Posted by 970biking on 10/16/2014 11:42 AM

Remember This? Electronic Shifting Gboxx2 Prototype 12

Some 5 years ago, photos of this prototype DH bike with Gboxx 2 accompanied by electronic shifting popped up here. What ever happened to it?

Posted by sspomer on 10/16/2014 9:17 AM

Red Carpet Loam 1

Teammates Thomas Prenez & Pierre Henni take to the hills to roll out the red carpet... the loamy red carpet!

Posted by 970biking on 10/16/2014 1:31 PM

Double Down Under - Daily Shot 2

They're turning on the afterburners down under!

Want your photos to be considered for Vital's Daily Shot and Weekly Comp? Upload here.

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/16/2014 9:50 AM

Rampage Rewind - Recap of Rowdiness

Take 5 minutes to relive the absolutely wildest event in mountain biking. From Zink's 360 to Andreu's winning charge, the 2014 level of riding was only matched by the outrageousness of the lines built.

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/16/2014 9:09 AM

ONE WEEK LEFT - Win a 2015 Marin Mount Vision 1

Want a chance to win a fully decked-out Marin XM9 and support trail advocacy in Marin county at the same time? Marin Country Bicycle Coalition, Access4Bikes and Marin Bikes have come together to put up a raffle to give you just that - but hurry up, you only have one week left!

Posted by iceman2058 on 9/18/2014 4:27 AM

Two Pinned Puppies - Casey Brown and Poppy the Dog in Tail Gunner

Poppy is one pinned trail dog! Casey Brown is no slouch, but when Poppy puts down the shred, she has Casey reaching for more gears...

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/16/2014 12:37 AM

Vital RAW - Luke Strobel 7

If you thought you felt an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, it was probably just Luke Strobel mobbing the trails for this Vital RAW. Flat pedals, spraying loam and hucking to flat are all in a day's work for one of America's finest downhillers.

Posted by sspomer on 10/16/2014 10:55 AM

Bike of the Day: Trek Scratch 2

Custom paint job and some sweet parts make for a light and shredworthy ripper.

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Posted by iceman2058 on 10/16/2014 2:05 AM

Phil Atwill Rides Hindhead 2

The infamous trail Hindhead, which made some early appearances in the Earthed series, is one of those hidden DH gems. Phil Atwill found it and ripped it!

Posted by 970biking on 10/15/2014 10:33 AM

Stylish and Killing It - Meet Team Commencal/Riding Addiction 1

Team Commencal/Riding Addiction is above all a family affair, and fun reigns supreme whether it's on or off the bike. But don't let that fool you into thinking they're not also one of the fastest teams out there...

Posted by iceman2058 on 10/15/2014 9:23 AM