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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Smith Optics
UPDATE: Isac Paddock's shot from the tree canopy took home the voting this week, which will please vital member Sardo Numspa, this week's lucky voter, to no end. Each winners will receive a pair of Pivlock Overdrive riding glasses from Smith Optics! The Pivlock Overdrive ... more »
Quick Poll: What Stem Length Do You Use?
Many riders with backgrounds in the gravity scene have been rocking shorter stems for years, but the recent shift towards frames with longer top tubes and reach dimensions is bringing the movement to the masses. Still, there are many that tout ... more »
First Look: OneUp Components 1x10 RAD Derailleur Cage
Driven by the success of SRAM's XX1/X01 wide-range 1x11 drivetrain, a number of aftermarket solutions that modify existing 10-speed drivetrains have recently seen the day - all based on adding a larger cog (40 or 42t) to an existing 10-speed ... more »
Value DH Project: Building The Best Downhill Bike For Your $$$
It’s time to get real. G reat bikes don’t have to be expensive. Help us build one of the best values in downhill.
These days you’re more likely to see the latest and greatest $10,000 full carbon race bikes on websites and in magazines than ... more »
From 4X to Enduro - An Athlete's Journey
Source athlete Hannes Slavik of Austria (no relation to namesake Tomas) has been racing 4X for a long time, but he has for 2014 decided to attempt the cross-over to Enduro. Check out Hannes' adventures as he tackles the many physical, mental,
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Stories: The First Time My Handlebars Fell Off
By gordo Growing up, riding bikes, my handlebars fell off twice. This is the story of the first time. The blue and silver AMF Hawk 2 “BMX” bike was my pride and joy. The shiny fake chrome frame accented with blue rims, bars and pad set complimented ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Pearl Izumi
UPDATE: Brett Watts boosting on Bear Scratch proved too much for the others to handle this week, much to the delight of Vital member Banshee956c, this week's lucky voter. Both our winners will each receive the X-PROJECT 1.0 shoe from Pearl Izumi ... more »
7 Things the Leogang World Cup Taught Me
by gordo, photos by Sven Martin, Duncan Philpott and Boris Beyer Another World Cup downhill in the history books and another first-time winner is crowned. As the world's fastest two wheelers avoided catastrophe with every twitch of the bars, I came away
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Winner Announced - DT Swiss #livetoridemtbcontest Photo Comp
Thanks to all who participated. The winner of the DT Swiss Spline ONE XM Wheel set is lsett for the photo below! Rolling through one of many animal cages at the abandoned Jungle Habitat, the closed and abandoned safari park in NJ.
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Win a SRAM X01 DH Drivetrain - Vital OTB Leogang, Austria World Cup
Predict the winning times and riders for Elite Men's and Women's downhill at the 2014 UCI World Cup in Leogang, Austria 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 »

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