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Jared Graves Race Journal - World Champion
There have been so many things going through my head over the last six weeks since the Whistler EWS. All the “what ifs!” My worst result of the season to this point was 9th. On paper, just needing 23rd or better in Finale Ligure sounds easy ... more »
Specialized's 33.2 Pound S-Works Demo 8 Carbon Downhill Bike
How light? You read that right. This custom 2015 S-Works Demo Carbon build weighs just 33.22-pounds (15.07-kg) and is race ready.
Often times super light downhill bikes are built with a number of compromises in order to shave grams, but this ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by KORE
UPDATE: when you take the time to reflect, great things can happen - like Ewald Sadie's shot of Matthieu Hamel, for example! Ewald wins the Rivera DJ wheelset, and northwestdhdad, this week's lucky voter the Rivera DJ cockpit - both from KORE! The Rivera ... more »
Best of Vital - September 2014
Not that we had much of a break over summer anyway, but September rolled around with a packed agenda and at the coalface, the action showed no signs of letting up. After an incredible season of DH World Cup racing all eyes were on World Champs ... more »
Ronnie Renner's Got Some Fresh, New Whips! GT Fury and Force X Build at Jenson USA
As told by Seth Kendall – Employee at Jenson USA What started out as a trip to Mammoth to hang out with the Intense guys at Intensapalooza turned into meeting one of my personal heroes – Motocross star, X-Games legend and all-around cool guy, ... more »
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 xyian wrote several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones that helped earned him the Top ... more »
"I'm Not Leaving BMX" - Andy Buckworth Talks Mountain Bikes
2014 may very well be the best year of Andy Buckworth’s BMX career thus far. In addition to traveling the globe with the Nitro Circus crew, he also took home the biggest win of his career at the Ocean City Dew Tour. This made it that much more surprising
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Red Bull Rampage Helmet Cam and POV Runs
The helmet cam runs from competition at the 2014 Red Bull Rampage are coming in hot. Hop on with the craziest MTB freeriders on the planet as they flirt with danger on narrow cliff edges and massive hucks in the Utah desert. Paul Basagoitia's ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by Fly Racing
UPDATE: It came down to a two horse (one dog) race this week, but in the end, Przemek Kita's shot came out victorious - much to the delight of Vital member grinch, this week's lucky voter. Both Kitman and grinch will each receive the Freestone helmet ... more »
Sneak Peek: 2015 DVO Topaz Air Shock
DVO has been hinting about a new air shock for quite a while, and this prototype drawing serves as the first sneak peek of what's to come. The Topaz will be the latest gem in DVO's lineup, and is being designed to pair up with the Diamond fork for a
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