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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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