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Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by iXS
UPDATE: Piotr Staron's shot took home the voting this round, which should please our lucky voter, Vital member Manu7002 to no end. Both Piotr and Manu will receive a rad Trail RS helmet from iXS! The Trail RS is iXS's premier trail helmet, ... more »
Now in 650b: Introducing the 2015 Specialized Enduro
For 2015 the well-regarded Specialized Enduro will be available in both 29-inch and 650b wheel sizes. The move to 650b was made because it's a "bigger, better wheel" for trail, all-mountain, and enduro race use. The 650b model features a new rear triangle,
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Richie Schley's Prototype Rotwild 27.5 DH Bike
Richie Schley is helping with the development and testing of a new downhill bike for the German brand Rotwild. Check out the first prototype built using Richie's personal components below:
Prototype Highlights 200mm travel 27.5-inch wheels ... more »
Value DH Project Component Winners Announced: Building the Best DH Bike for Your $$$
It’s time to get real. Great bikes don’t have to be expensive. Help us build one of the best values in downhill.
UPDATE: Component Winners Announced Voting has concluded for the Value DH Project. Thanks for voting! The components receiving ... more »
Vital MTB Weekly Photo Comp - Presented by VP
UPDATE: Emanuel Pombo threw one last whip, and Antonio Abreu rides off into the sunset with the new pedals, much to the delight of Vital member jbog83, this week's lucky voter. Both Antonio and jbog83 will receive each receive their choice ... more »
Best of Vital - June 2014
As the wise old Chinese would say, be careful what you ask for because it might just come true. Well, we wanted action, and June delivered. With an Enduro World Series and 2 World Cup DH races, we hardly had time to come up for a breather during ... more »
A Trail Builder's Fight
by Mark Elliott It’s 8:00AM on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. I wake up and pull on my dirtiest pair of pants, find an equally dirty shirt, and head to the kitchen to fix my lunch and snacks for the day.  I go through my list in my head to make
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4th of July MTB Bargains
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Stories: The Chicken Line
by Johan Growing up, I had a love-hate thing going with bikes. As a tool of freedom and discovery, there was a lot to love about my first proper bike, a gold/rust colored Crescent complete with 3-speed internal hub gearbox, coaster brake, and front wheel
Ah yes, 1980's fashion in Sweden. I can't explain the feather.
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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 vics26 knocked it out of the park by writing several good reviews, and we'd like to highlight a few of the ones ... more »

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