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The Man Behind BOS - Interview with BOS Suspension Founder, Olivier Bossard
Written by Daniel Slusser. Images by Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott, Joe Bowman and Daniel Slusser
Unassuming, often recoiling from media attention, Olivier Bossard prefers to do the hard work of developing suspension products that win World Cup DH titles rather than sitting down for an interview. When asked about his approach to the relationship ... more »
First Look: SRAM X1 Drivetrain - 1x11 Trickling Down
Ever since SRAM's XX1 turned the drivetrain world on its head in 2012, many riders have been waiting for the technology to trickle down to more affordable levels. SRAM provided a partial answer in 2013 when it launched the X01 drivetrain, which retails for about $200 less than XX1 for the complete
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This Guy Earned a $100 Jenson USA Gift Card for His Vital MTB Member Reviews - You Could Too!
Every 30 days, we award the Top User Reviewer with a little prize. This month Jenson USA pitched in a $100 gift card! Vital MTB member awol12 wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight the ones that helped earned him the Top Reviewer ... more »
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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Gravity
UPDATE: Monika Marcinkowska's shot of shreddy shrubbery takes home a close round of voting this week, much to the delight of Vital member Alon, this week's lucky voter. Our two winners will each receive a Gradient Carbon Bar (winner's choice ... more »
All You Need to See from the 2014 Cairns World Cup
The spiders and snakes may have scared you away from seeing all the incredible content from the 2014 Cairns UCI World Cup. Consider this your bug spray, so you can check out the photos, videos and news without fear of the critters. Cairns World ... more »
Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB 2014 Cairns World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Cairns, Australia and you could win a brand new SRAM X01 DH drivetrain. How to Play In the comments below, predict the winners and times of Elite Men's ... more »
Vital Power Rankings - Cairns, Australia World Cup - The 15 Fastest Racers Going In
Pietermaritzburg has come and gone and not without its surprises. I think, in the back of our minds, we all knew Gwin had it in him, but it just seemed like Mick's time for the number 1 spot on the box. Mechanicals came into play and some riders ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Panaracer
UIPDATE: MIchal Gedeon's up close and personal berm shot was the runaway winner this week, much to the joy of Vital member Mattle who is this week's lucky voter. Both Michal and Mattle will receive a set of Fire tires  from Panaracer ... more »
All You Need to See from Enduro World Series #1, Chile
To say the first round of the 2014 Enduro World Series in Chile was epic is an understatement. The amount of National Geographic-quality images of bikes in the wilderness that came from Nevados de Chillan is nothing short of mind-blowing, which ... more »

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