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First Look: Limited DVO Edition 2015 Intense Tracer Carbon
When great companies with innovative products collaborate, really cool things happen. This time Intense Cycles has teamed up with DVO Suspension to create a limited edition Tracer T275 Carbon that's designed to stand out, on and off the trail. Just 250
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All Things Crankworx and Enduro World Series Rotorua
The first major event of 2015 was a cracker with more action than a Stephen Segal movie. Vital's extensive coverage is listed below so you can make sure you didn't miss a single roost or barspin with photos from Sven Martin, @maddogboris and Lee Trumpore.
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Five Ten
The Vital MTB Photo Comp is a weekly photo competition, with prizes awarded to the picture that receives the most votes, as well as a randomly selected member who voted for the winning shot. This week the 2 winners will receive will each ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Five Ten
UPDATE: IT was a two horse race to the finish this week, and first across the line was Ross Bell - much to the delight of Vital member Artur_Kołodziej, this week's lucky voter. Both winners will each receive the all-new Kestrel shoe from Five Ten ... more »
SRAM Introduces BOOST 148x12 and 110x15 Standard & 2016 Forks
If last week's 27.5 PLUS announcement from FOX left us wondering how serious this introduction of a new set of hub standards really was, the fact that SRAM is now following suit is a clear indication that we're looking at more than a fad. SRAM call it "BOOST", ... more »
Spank Shut-Up and Whip Photo Contest #spankwhipoff
As a celebration of the Oceania Whip Off Champs event happening at Crankworx Rotorua, Spank Industries and Vital MTB have partnered to help you get in on the action. Your best motowhip photo could win you a Spank Vibrocore Team cockpit or a ... more »
First Look: Ryders Eyewear antiFOG Collection
If you ride with glasses (or goggles), you'll be well familiar with the issue of foggy lenses. It doesn't really even matter where you ride, at some point, your lenses will start to fog up from the heat and sweat generated by your body/face ... more »
First Ride: 2015 Norco Aurum 650B
Killer B was all the buzz for the 2015 Norco Aurum launch. With big updates like a carbon front triangle and the Aurum now joining Norco's fleet of Killer B bikes (650B), we had the opportunity to spend two days on the new steed to see what ... more »
First Look: 2016 FOX Factory 34 Float 27.5+
Yes, you read that right. It's called 27.5 PLUS, (27.5+) and it's being promoted as "blurring the line between fat bikes and trail bikes". It's a "standard" that started with running bigger tires on 27.5 wheels, and realizing that in doing so the size
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Crowdfunder or Crowdblunder? 11 Bike-related Projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo
For every great invention, there are least 178 crazy people trying to turn their wild ideas into undeserving success stories. Well, as the old saying goes, if at first you don't succeed, you can always ask for money on crowdfunding sites like ... more »

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